DTB podcast
DTB podcast
Jan 25, 2021
February 2021 - Why vaccines matter
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In this podcast, James Cave (Editor-in-Chief) and David Phizackerley (Deputy Editor) discuss the February issue of DTB. This includes an editorial that highlights the benefits associated with the human papillomavirus (HPV) and herpes zoster vaccination programmes (https://dtb.bmj.com/content/early/2021/01/11/dtb.2020.000048). The editors talk about a cohort study, which found that many older people who had recently been prescribed a calcium-channel blocker for hypertension were subsequently given a loop diuretic. The main article reviews the use of prescribing safety indicators to improve outcomes for patients and the case report is of a patient who developed immune checkpoint inhibitor-mediated large vessel vasculitis. Read the issue on the DTB website: https://dtb.bmj.com/content/59/2

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