All Babies Choke: Lessons from a Randomized Trial by Perry Wilson

A randomized trial appearing in the journal Pediatrics found similar choking rates when infants were exposed to solid food early versus the traditional mush. But I'm frankly more interested in how often these kids were choking!  For the video version, click here.

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Probiotics, Asthma and Antibiotics: Too Pragmatic? by Perry Wilson

A study appearing in the Annals of Family Medicine had disappointing news for individuals who were hoping for a "natural" way to help treat their asthma. But as my grandmother used to say "don't let a poorly designed trial substitute for a negative one". For the video version click here.

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Is the Intranasal Flu Vaccine Worthless? Or Just as Good as the Shot? by Perry Wilson

A randomized trial appearing in Annals of Internal Medicine pit the intransal spray flu vaccine against the traditional shot. They both worked the same. So why will you NOT be offered the spray this year?  For the video version of this post, click here.

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Pasta, BMI, and Simpson's Paradox by Perry Wilson

A study appearing in the journal Nutrition and Diabetes suggests that pasta may actually lower your BMI. Can that actually be right?  A detailed look at the data, and how it relates to Simpson's paradox inside.  For the video version of this post, click here.

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Two Pressors, both Alike in Dignity? Vasopressin versus Norepinephrine and Renal Failure in Sepsis by Perry Wilson

A randomized trial appearing in JAMA found no difference in the rates of renal failure when patients with sepsis were given norepinephrine versus vasopressin. But some signal of a vasopressin benefit emerged.  For the video version of this post, click here.

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