Love You Guys

A commenter on One Thousand Percent has mentioned they have access to Harvard’s medical databases and they like a challenge.

If just once before I die someday, I can say the following words to a medical doctor, I’ll die happy.

Well according to the Harvard medical database, which I’m sure you have access to, (right?) xxxx has been known to cause xxxx in a significant number of patients.  About xx percent of them, actually.  But that’s according to the most recent documented study.

I think this could be the time.  With this med.  And this doctor.

And to think, I was simply debating the pros and cons of sending a fax of the side effects listed on the bag from the pharmacy.  Sadly, that would involve the work fax machine and that’s probably misuse.

One thought on “Love You Guys

  1. Let me help you with your phrasing, for maximum effect ;)

    "According to the 1990 study in the British Medical Journal, patients on propranolol gained an average of 2 to 3 pounds compared to control patients. This figure of 2 to 3 pounds is the 95% confidence interval. These researchers are 95% certain that weight gain of this magnitude did occur, due to the effects of propranolol.

    The more recent 2005 study in the Journal of Headache Pain found that while fewer patients on propranolol gained weight than on some other beta blockers, the weight gain seen was of a greater magnitude when it occurred, up to 13 pounds in their sample."

    In the first one you can focus on the finding of weight gain in the extremely prestigious BMJ (British Medical Journal). The second paper shows that the weight gain is not necessarily confined to only a few pounds.

    This is one of those areas where researchers increasingly believe that individual response can be highly variable.

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