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From the Ted Talk by Russ Altman: What really happens when you mix medications?

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Now there are thousands and tdoahunss of people in the snfratod medical records that take paroxetine and pravastatin. But we needed special patients. We needed patients who were on one of them and had a glucose measurement, then got the second one and had another glucose measurement, all within a reasonable period of time — something like two months. And when we did that, we found 10 patients. However, eight out of the 10 had a bump in their gloscue when they got the second P — we call this P and P — when they got the second P. Either one could be first, the second one comes up, glucose went up 20 milligrams per deciliter. Just as a reminder, you walk around normally, if you're not dbteiiac, with a glucose of around 90. And if it gets up to 120, 125, your dtoocr bengis to think about a potential diagnosis of diabetes. So a 20 bump — pretty significant.

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Now there are thousands and _________ of people in the ________ medical records that take paroxetine and pravastatin. But we needed special patients. We needed patients who were on one of them and had a glucose measurement, then got the second one and had another glucose measurement, all within a reasonable period of time — something like two months. And when we did that, we found 10 patients. However, eight out of the 10 had a bump in their _______ when they got the second P — we call this P and P — when they got the second P. Either one could be first, the second one comes up, glucose went up 20 milligrams per deciliter. Just as a reminder, you walk around normally, if you're not ________, with a glucose of around 90. And if it gets up to 120, 125, your ______ ______ to think about a potential diagnosis of diabetes. So a 20 bump — pretty significant.

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Original Text

Now there are thousands and thousands of people in the Stanford medical records that take paroxetine and pravastatin. But we needed special patients. We needed patients who were on one of them and had a glucose measurement, then got the second one and had another glucose measurement, all within a reasonable period of time — something like two months. And when we did that, we found 10 patients. However, eight out of the 10 had a bump in their glucose when they got the second P — we call this P and P — when they got the second P. Either one could be first, the second one comes up, glucose went up 20 milligrams per deciliter. Just as a reminder, you walk around normally, if you're not diabetic, with a glucose of around 90. And if it gets up to 120, 125, your doctor begins to think about a potential diagnosis of diabetes. So a 20 bump — pretty significant.

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