MedPage Today May 25, 2024
Rick Lange, MD, Texas Tech; Elizabeth Tracey,

— Also in TTHealthWatch: early diagnosis and treatment of COPD and asthma

TTHealthWatch is a weekly podcast from Texas Tech. In it, Elizabeth Tracey, director of electronic media for Johns Hopkins Medicine in Baltimore, and Rick Lange, MD, president of the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in El Paso, look at the top medical stories of the week.

This week’s topics include early diagnosis and treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and asthma, use of GLP-1 agonists in adolescents and young adults, implications of new lung function equations, benefits of cancer drug trials.

Program notes:

0:40 Implications of race adjustment in lung function equations

1:40 Over 12 million reclassified for lung function

2:40 Can be other confounders

3:40...

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