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Fri, November 16 – 10 Stories of The Day!

16 Nov,2018

 

1 – Evaluation and Management of Youth-Onset Type 2 Diabetes: A Position Statement by the American Diabetes Association – Diabetes Care (free PDF)

 

2 – Guidelines for Perioperative Care in Elective Colorectal Surgery: Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS®) Society Recommendations: 2018 – World Journal of Surgery (free)

 

3 – Perspective: Addressing Health-Related Misinformation on Social Media – JAMA (free for a limited period)

 

4 – American Academy of Pediatrics – Committee on Infectious Diseases and the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society: Five Things Physicians and Patients Should Question – Choosing Wisely (free)

Commentary: Choosing Wisely: 5 Antibiotic Strategies to Avoid in Children – NEJM Journal Watch (free)

See complete lists of low-value practices: Choosing Wisely U.S. / Choosing Wisely UK / Choosing Wisely Australia AND Choosing Wisely Canada

 

5 – Sodium glucose cotransporter 2 inhibitors and risk of serious adverse events: nationwide register based cohort study – The BMJ (free)

Commentaries: New diabetes drug may increase the risk of serious adverse events – Karolinska Institutet (free) AND SGLT2 Inhibitors Tied to Increased Risk for Amputation, Diabetic Ketoacidosis – NEJM Journal Watch (free) AND SGLT2 Inhibitor Amputation Risk Seen in Real-World Diabetes Study – Medscape (free registration required)

 

6 – Review: A time to fast – Science (free for a limited period) (via @EricTopol)

 

7 – Review: Interruption and Reversal of Direct Oral Anticoagulants in Preprocedural and Acute Settings – Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine (free)

Source: Medscape

 

8 – Acute mesenteric ischaemia: a pictorial review – Insights into Imaging (free)

 

9 – Interventions during pregnancy to prevent preterm birth: an overview of Cochrane systematic reviews – Cochrane Library (free)

Summary: Ways to help pregnant women avoid preterm birth – Cochrane Library (free)

 

10 – Prophylactic Intravenous Hydration to Protect Renal Function From Intravascular Iodinated Contrast Material (AMACING): Long-term Results of a Prospective, Randomised, Controlled Trial – EclinicalMedicine (free)

Related: Post-Contrast Acute Kidney Injury (free reviews) AND Does contrast cause kidney injury? The evidence (free) AND Meta-Analysis: Acute Kidney Injury After Computed Tomography (link to abstract and commentaries)

 

Thu, November 15 – 10 Stories of The Day!

15 Nov,2018

 

1 – Prednisone for the Prevention of Paradoxical Tuberculosis-Associated IRIS – New England Journal of Medicine (free)

“Prednisone treatment during the first 4 weeks after the initiation of ART for HIV infection resulted in a lower incidence of tuberculosis-associated immune reconstitution inflammatory syndrome than placebo, without evidence of an increased risk of severe infections or cancers.”

 

2 – Effects of a low carbohydrate diet on energy expenditure during weight loss maintenance: randomized trial – The BMJ (free)

Commentaries: Expert reaction to study looking at low carbohydrate diets and weight maintenance – Science Media Centre (free) AND How a Low-Carb Diet Might Help You Maintain a Healthy Weight – The New York Times (10 articles per month are free) AND Low carb diets can help maintain weight loss by increasing number of calories burned – The BMJ (free)

 

3 – Increasing Safe Outpatient Management of Emergency Department Patients With Pulmonary Embolism: A Controlled Pragmatic Trial – Annals of Internal Medicine (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

Commentaries: Electronic Decision Support Facilitates Home Discharge of Some PE Patients From ER – MedicalResearch.com (free) AND EMR-Integrated Tool Lets More PE Patients Be Discharged from the ED – NEJM Journal Watch (free)

 

4 – Perspective: Benjamin Mazer: Are medical errors a huge problem that’s simple to fix? – The BMJ Opinion (free)

 

5 – Comparative safety of immune checkpoint inhibitors in cancer: systematic review and network meta-analysis – The BMJ (free)

 

6 – Review: Neuroinfections caused by fungi – Infection (free)

 

7 – Vitamin and mineral supplementation for preventing dementia or delaying cognitive decline in people with mild cognitive impairment – Cochrane Library (free)

Summary: Vitamin and mineral supplementation for preventing dementia or delaying cognitive decline in people with mild cognitive impairment – Cochrane Library (free)

“The evidence on vitamin and mineral supplements as treatments for mild cognitive Impairment is very limited. “

 

8 – One Month of Cannabis Abstinence in Adolescents and Young Adults Is Associated With Improved Memory – Journal of Clinical Psychiatry (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

Commentaries: When Adolescents Give Up Pot, Their Cognition Quickly Improves – NPR (free) AND Stopping Cannabis Tied to Memory Improvements – NEJM Journal Watch (free)

 

9 – Long-term Survival following Multivessel Revascularization in Patients with Diabetes (FREEDOM Follow-On Study) – Journal of the American College of Cardiology (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

Commentaries: Long-term FREEDOM: At Nearly 8 years, CABG Maintains Mortality Benefit Over PCI – TCTMD (free) AND FREEDOM Follow-On Study Findings Further Support CABG Over PCI in DM Patients With CAD – American College of Cardiology (free) AND AHA: CABG Still Better for Multivessel Disease in Diabetes – MedPage Today (free registration required)

 

10 – Antipsychotic drug use and pneumonia: Systematic review and meta-analysis – Journal of Psychopharmacology (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

Commentary: Antipsychotics May Increase Risk of Pneumonia, Meta-Analysis Suggests – Psychiatric News Alert (free)

Although antipsychotic use was associated with a higher risk of pneumonia, the researchers stopped short of claiming causality, citing a lack of data from randomized, controlled trials and a failure of observational studies to control for relevant confounders like tobacco use and weight.” (from Psychiatric News Alert)

 

Wed, November 14 – 10 Stories of The Day!

14 Nov,2018

 

1 – Screening and Behavioral Counseling Interventions to Reduce Unhealthy Alcohol Use in Adolescents and Adults: US Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation Statement – JAMA (free)

Editorials: Screening for Unhealthy Alcohol Use (free) AND Unhealthy Alcohol Use in Primary Care—The Elephant in the Examination Room (free)

Author Interview: USPSTF Recommendation: Screening and Interventions for Unhealthy Alcohol Use (free audio)

JAMA Patient Page: Screening and Counseling to Reduce Unhealthy Alcohol Use (free)

 

2 – 2018 IDSA Clinical Practice Guideline for the Management of Outpatient Parenteral Antimicrobial Therapy – Clinical Infectious Diseases (free) (via @ABsteward)

Commentary: Updated Guidelines Advise on Outpatient Parenteral Antimicrobial Therapy – Pharmacy Times (free) AND ID specialist input improves outcomes for outpatient parenteral antimicrobial therapy – Infectious Diseases Society of America (free)

 

3 – Effect of a Pharmacist-Led Educational Intervention on Inappropriate Medication Prescriptions in Older Adults: The D-PRESCRIBE Randomized Clinical Trial – JAMA (free)

Video Summary: Effect of a Pharmacist-Led Intervention on Inappropriate Prescriptions in Older Adults (free)

 

4 – Effect of Exercise Intervention on Functional Decline in Very Elderly Patients During Acute Hospitalization: A Randomized Clinical Trial – JAMA Internal Medicine (free for a limited period)

Commentaries: A Novel Exercise Intervention and Functional Status in Very Elderly Patients During Acute Hospitalization – JAMA Internal Medicine (free for a limited period) AND Exercise intervention benefits elderly in hospital – OnMedica (free)

Author Interview: Effect of Exercise Intervention on Functional Decline in Very Elderly Patients (free audio)

Videos: Morning Exercise Session (free) AND Evening Exercise Session (free) AND Balance and Gait Retraining Exercises (free)

 

5 – Top 8 Healthcare Predictions for 2019 – Forbes (free)

 

6 – Supraventricular Arrhythmias: Clinical Framework and Common Scenarios for the Internist – Mayo Clinic Proceedings (free)

Source: Hospital Medicine Virtual Journal Club

 

7 – Treatment and Prevention of Recurrent Lower Urinary Tract Infections in Women: A Rapid Review with Practice Recommendations – The Journal of Urology (free)

 

8 – Review: Advances in optimizing the prescription of antibiotics in outpatient settings – The BMJ (free for a limited period)

 

9 – Clinical Report: Sport-Related Concussion in Children and Adolescents – Pediatrics (free)

Commentaries: Concussion management embraces earlier light exercise, earlier return to school – AAP News Release (free) AND Pediatrics Group Updates Guidance on Sports-Related Concussion – NEJM Journal Watch (free)

 

10 – Attributable deaths and disability-adjusted life-years caused by infections with antibiotic-resistant bacteria in the EU and the European Economic Area in 2015: a population-level modelling analysis – The Lancet Infectious Diseases (free)

Commentaries: Public health burden of antimicrobial resistance in Europe – The Lancet Infectious Diseases (free) AND 33,000 people die every year due to infections with antibiotic-resistant bacteria – European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) (free) AND European study: 33,000 deaths a year from resistant infections – CIDRAP (free)

 

Tue, November 13 – 10 Stories of The Day!

13 Nov,2018

 

1 – The Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans – JAMA (free)

Editorial: New Physical Activity Guidelines: A Call to Activity for Clinicians and Patients (free)

Video Summary: Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans, 2nd Edition (free)

Commentaries: New Physical Activity Guidelines Urge Americans: Move More, Sit Less – NPR (free) AND HHS Releases Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans, 2nd edition – U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (free)

 

2 – Withdrawal of pharmacological treatment for heart failure in patients with recovered dilated cardiomyopathy (TRED-HF): an open-label, pilot, randomised trial – The Lancet (free)

Commentaries: Stopping medication for heart failure with improved ejection fraction – The Lancet (free) AND Remission, Not Cure: No Weaning Off Meds for Dilated Cardiomyopathy Patients, Says TRED-HF – TCTMD (free) AND Drug Withdrawal Inadvisable in ‘Recovered’ Dilated Cardiomyopathy – Medscape (free registration required)

 

3 – Randomized Trial of Endoscopic or Open Vein-Graft Harvesting for Coronary-Artery Bypass – New England Journal of Medicine (free)

Commentaries: Endoscopic Vein-Graft Harvest for CABG Associated With Similar MACE, Less Pain vs Open Procedure: REGROUP – TCTMD (free) AND AHA: Endoscopic Vein-Graft Harvesting Redeems Itself in CABG – MedPage Today (free)

 

4 – Perspective: Getting Rid of Stupid Stuff – New England Journal of Medicine (free)

 

5 – Alex Nowbar’s research reviews, 12 November 2018 – The BMJ Opinion (free)

Alex Nowbar reviews the latest research from the top medical journals.

 

6 – Last Month in Oncology with Dr. Bishal Gyawali – The Health Care Blog (free)

 

7 – The Misunderstood Coagulopathy of Liver Disease: A Review for the Acute Setting – West Journal of Emergency Medicine (free)

 

8 – WHO Report on Surveillance of Antibiotic Consumption: 2016 – 2018 Early implementation – World Health Organization (free)

Commentary: WHO uncovers big national variations in antibiotics consumption – Reuters (free)

 

9 – SGLT2 inhibitors for primary and secondary prevention of cardiovascular and renal outcomes in type 2 diabetes: a systematic review and meta-analysis of cardiovascular outcome trials – The Lancet (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

Commentary: SGLT2 Inhibitors and CV and Renal Outcomes in Type 2 Diabetes – American College of Cardiology (free)

 

10 – Risk of Malignant Ovarian Cancer Based on Ultrasonography Findings in a Large Unselected Population – JAMA Internal Medicine (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

Commentaries: Most simple ovarian cysts require no treatment, surveillance – UPI (free) AND Less surveillance needed for simple ovarian cysts – University of California, San Francisco (free)

“New study finds that simple cysts should be considered normal and ignored” (from The University of California)

 

Mon, November 12 – 10 Stories of The Day!

12 Nov,2018

 

#AHA2018 – Highlights from the AHA Scientific Sessions 2018

 

 

1 – Global Burden of Disease Study 2017 – The Lancet (8 free articles)

See also: Infographics with GBD 2017 Study Highlights – Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (all free) AND Updated GBD Compare Visualization Tool – Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (free resource)

All eight Global Burden of Disease 2017 papers providing 38 billion estimates of 359 diseases & injuries & 84 risk factors in 195 countries & territories” (via @TheLancet see Tweet)

 

2 – #AHA2018 – 2018 AHA/ACC Guideline on the Management of Blood Cholesterol – Circulation – A Report of the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Task Force on Clinical Practice Guidelines (free PDF)

Summary: 2018 ACC/AHA Multisociety Guideline on the Management of Blood Cholesterol – American College of Cardiology (free)

See also: Cholesterol Guideline Hub (free resources)

 

3 – #AHA2018 – Use of Risk Assessment Tools to Guide Decision-Making in the Primary Prevention of Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Disease – A Special Report From the American Heart Association and American College of Cardiology (free PDF)

Summary: Use of Risk Assessment Tools to Guide Decision-Making in ASCVD Prevention – American College of Cardiology (free)

 

4 – #AHA2018 – Vitamin D Supplements and Prevention of Cancer and Cardiovascular Disease – New England Journal of Medicine (free)

Editorial: VITAL Signs for Dietary Supplementation to Prevent Cancer and Heart Disease (free)

Commentaries: Vitamin D And Fish Oil Supplements Mostly Disappoint In Long-Awaited Research Results – NPR (free) AND Fish Oil And Vitamin D Pills No Guard Against Cancer Or Serious Heart Trouble – Kaiser Health News (free)

 

5 – #AHA2018 – Marine n−3 Fatty Acids and Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease and Cancer – New England Journal of Medicine (free)

Commentaries: Vitamin D, omega-3 supplements do not prevent cancer or heart disease, study says – CNN (free) AND Vitamin D and Fish Oils Are Ineffective for Preventing Cancer and Heart Disease – The New York Times (10 articles per month are free)

Related Systematic Review: Omega-3 fatty Acids for the Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease (free review and commentaries)

 

6 – #AHA2018 – Amarin’s Fish-Oil-Derived Drug Shows Great Promise — With Big Caveats – Forbes (free) (via @cardiobrief)

Original Article: Cardiovascular Risk Reduction with Icosapent Ethyl for Hypertriglyceridemia – New England Journal of Medicine (free)

“what seriously bothered five of the six cardiologists I spoke to was that the mineral oil had not behaved as a placebo at all.”

 

7 – Effective healthcare cost-containment policies: a systematic review – Health Policy (free)

 

8 – Perioperative alcohol cessation intervention for postoperative complications – Cochrane Library (free)

Summary: Effects of perioperative alcohol cessation interventions on postoperative complications following surgery – Cochrane Library (free)

Intensive alcohol cessation interventions offered for four to eight weeks to participants undergoing all types of surgical procedures to achieve complete alcohol cessation before surgery probably reduced the number of postoperative complications.”

 

9 – 2018 Focused Update of the Canadian Cardiovascular Society Guidelines for the Management of Atrial Fibrillation – Canadian Journal of Cardiology (free)

 

10 – “Ten Commandments” for the 2018 ESC/EACTS Guidelines on Myocardial Revascularization – European Heart Journal (free)

See Original Article: ESC/EACTS Guidelines on Myocardial Revascularization (free)

 

Fri, November 9 – 10 Stories of The Day!

9 Nov,2018

 

1 – Guideline: Management of physical health conditions in adults with severe mental disorders – World Health Organization (free PDF)

News Release: WHO guidelines: Management of physical health conditions in adults with severe mental disorders (free)

WHO Video: Improving the physical health of people with severe mental disorders (free)

 

2 – A Trial of a Triple-Drug Treatment for Lymphatic Filariasis – New England Journal of Medicine (free)

Editorial: Advancing toward the Elimination of Lymphatic Filariasis (free)

Commentary: Triple-Drug Therapy Superior to Two Drugs for Treating Lymphatic Filariasis – NEJM Journal Watch (free)

 

3 – Single-Dose Zoliflodacin (ETX0914) for Treatment of Urogenital Gonorrhea – New England Journal of Medicine (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

Related Perspective: Neisseria gonorrhoeae — Rising Infection Rates, Dwindling Treatment Options – New England Journal of Medicine (free)

Commentaries: Novel antibiotic shows promise in treatment of uncomplicated gonorrhea – NIH News Release (free) AND Experimental treatment appears effective against gonorrhea in small study – STAT (free) AND Single Dose of New Oral Antibiotic Cures Most Gonorrhea – Medscape (free registration required)

 

4 – Alirocumab and Cardiovascular Outcomes after Acute Coronary Syndrome – New England Journal of Medicine (free)

Commentaries: Among heart attack survivors, drug reduces chances of second heart attack or stroke – University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus (free) AND Alirocumab Linked to Lower Risk for Recurrent Ischemic CV Events – NEJM Journal Watch (free)

An estimated 49 patients would need to be treated for 4 years to prevent one CV event.” (from NEJM Journal Watch)

 

5 – Gastroesophageal reflux disease, functional dyspepsia and irritable bowel syndrome: common overlapping gastrointestinal disorders – Annals of Gastroenterology (free)

 

6 – Head To Head: Could artificial intelligence make doctors obsolete? – The BMJ (free)

Commentaries: Could machines using artificial intelligence make doctors obsolete? – The BMJ (free) AND Stop hyping artificial intelligence—patients will always need human doctors – The BMJ (free)

 

7 – A Deep Learning Model to Predict a Diagnosis of Alzheimer Disease by Using 18F-FDG PET of the Brain – Radiology (free for a limited period)

Commentaries: Artificial intelligence predicts Alzheimer’s years before diagnosis – Radiology Society of North America (free) AND Expert reaction to study looking at AI technology, brain imaging and Alzheimer’s disease detection – Science Media Centre (free) AND AI May Detect Alzheimer’s Years Before Diagnosis – Medscape (free registration required)

 

8 – Guideline Synopsis: Incidental Pulmonary Nodules Detected on CT Images – JAMA (free for a limited period)

 

9 – Triple therapy in the management of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: systematic review and meta-analysis – The BMJ (free)

Commentary: Triple Therapy for COPD Tied to Fewer Exacerbations, More Pneumonia – NEJM Journal Watch (free)

 

10 – Associations between screen time and lower psychological well-being among children and adolescents: Evidence from a population-based study – Preventive Medicine Reports (free)

Commentaries: Reduced screen time for young highly recommended for well-being – San Diego State University (free) AND Children and Screens: a Little Can Do a Lot of Damage – Medscape (free registration required)

 

Thu, November 8 – 10 Stories of The Day!

8 Nov,2018

 

1 – 2018 ACC/AHA/HRS Guideline on the Evaluation and Management of Patients With Bradycardia and Cardiac Conduction Delay (free)

See also: Executive Summary (free) AND Summary form ACC (free) AND Bradycardia Guideline Hub (free resources)

 

2 – Basic Emergency Care: approach to the acutely ill and injured – World Health Organization (free PDF)

 

3 – Podcast: Battle of the Heart Societies: Who Is Right–the US or Europe–Regarding How to Manage Hypertension? – JAMA (free)

Related: Impact of the Discordance Between Blood Pressure Guidelines (free perspective and commentaries)

 

4 – In win for open access, two major funders won’t cover publishing in hybrid journals – Science (free)

See also: Wellcome and Gates join bold European open-access plan – Nature (free) AND Wellcome is updating its open access policy (free) AND Big funders back plan for instant free access to journals, but researchers say it is risky for science – Science|Business (free)

Related: cOAlition S: Making Open Access a Reality by 2020 (free Statement and commentaries)

 

5 – Perspective: Why Doctors Hate Their Computers – The New Yorker (free)

“Digitization promises to make medical care easier and more efficient. But are screens coming between doctors and patients?”

 

6 – Review: State-of-the-Art Diagnosis and Treatment of Hypertension in Pregnancy – Mayo Clinic Proceedings (free)

 

7 – Review: Lower extremity arterial disease in patients with diabetes: a contemporary narrative review – Cardiovascular Diabetology (free)

 

8 – Instant soups and noodles responsible for burning nearly 10,000 children each year – American Academy of Pediatrics (free)

Commentary: How Instant Soup, Noodle Burns Send Over 9500 Kids To ERs Each Year – Forbes (free)

 

9 – Vaccination and Allergic Sensitization in Early Childhood – The ALADDIN Birth Cohort – EClinicalMedicine (free)

Commentary: Link between vaccines and allergies dismissed – Karolinska Institutet (free)

 

10 – Health-motivated taxes on red and processed meat: A modelling study on optimal tax levels and associated health impacts – PLOS One (free)

Commentaries: Should there be a tax on red meat? – BBC (free) AND Taxing red meat would save many lives, research shows – The Guardian (free)

Related: To improve global health, tax the things that are killing us – Financial Times (free policies, articles and commentaries) AND Policy lessons from health taxes (free research and commentaries) AND Fiscal policies for diet and the prevention of noncommunicable diseases – World Health Organization (free) AND The Lancet taskforce on NCDs and economics (free series and commentaries)

 

Wed, November 7 – 10 Stories of The Day!

7 Nov,2018

 

1 – Clinical Practice Guidelines for Quality Palliative Care, 4th Edition – National Consensus Project’s (free)

News Release: New National Guidelines Seek to Improve Access to Palliative Care for People Living with Serious Illness (free)

Commentaries: Palliative care guidelines updated with increased focus on collaboration, communication – ACP Internist (free) AND New Palliative Care Guidelines Demand ‘Seismic Shift’ in Care – Medscape (free registration required)

 

2 – Brief summary of French guidelines for the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of hospital-acquired pneumonia in ICU – Annals of Intensive Care (free)

Related: Summary of the international clinical guidelines for the management of hospital-acquired and ventilator-acquired pneumonia (free) AND International ERS/ESICM/ESCMID/ALAT guidelines for the management of hospital-acquired pneumonia and ventilator-associated pneumonia (free) AND Management of Adults With Hospital-acquired and Ventilator-associated Pneumonia: 2016 Clinical Practice Guidelines by the Infectious Diseases Society of America and the American Thoracic Society (free)

 

3 – Reduced Salt Intake for Heart Failure: A Systematic Review – JAMA Internal Medicine (free for a limited period)

Commentaries: Sodium Restriction in Heart Failure: Too Much Uncertainty—Do the Trials – JAMA Internal Medicine (free for a limited period) AND Review Questions Wisdom of Limiting Salt Intake in Heart Failure – NEJM Journal Watch (free) AND Review: Low-Sodium Diet for HF on Shaky Ground – MedPage Today (free registration required)

 

4 – Perspective: A Profusion of Diagnoses. That’s Good and Bad – The New York Times (10 articles per month are free)

“…we may also be medicalizing much of normal human behavior — labeling the healthy as diseased, and exposing them to undue risk of stigma, testing and treatment.”

 

5 – Off‐ Versus On‐Pump Coronary Surgery and the Effect of Follow‐Up Length and Surgeons’ Experience: A Meta‐Analysis – Journal of the American Heart Association (free)

Editorial: Long‐Term Survival Following Off‐Pump Coronary Surgery: Does Surgeon Experience Make a Difference? (free)

 

6 – Review: Lifestyle Modifications for Preventing and Treating Heart Failure – Journal of the American College of Cardiology (free for a limited period)

 

7 – Review: Causes and prevention of postoperative myocardial injury – European Journal of Preventive Cardiology (free)

 

8 – Review: Update on Perioperative Acute Kidney Injury – Anesthesia & Analgesia (free)

 

9 – Association of Prior Vaccination With Influenza Vaccine Effectiveness in Children Receiving Live Attenuated or Inactivated Vaccine – JAMA Network Open (free)

Commentaries: Repeated Vaccination May Protect Children From Influenza Infection – JAMA Network Open (free) AND What Getting The Flu Vaccine Every Year Does To Your Immunity – Forbes (free) AND Study: Kids’ flu vaccine protection not reduced by prior vaccination – CIDRAP (free)

 

10 – Age at last screening and remaining lifetime risk of cervical cancer in older, unvaccinated, HPV-negative women: a modelling study – The Lancet Oncology (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

Commentaries: Study finds there may be little benefit in screening women aged 55 with a negative HPV DNA test – The Lancet (free) AND New test could mean cervical cancer screening could stop sooner – OnMedica (free) AND At What Age Can We Stop Screening for Cervical Cancer? – NEJM Journal Watch (free)

 

Tue, November 6 – 10 Stories of The Day!

6 Nov,2018

 

1 – 2018 American Heart Association Focused Update on Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support Use of Antiarrhythmic Drugs During and Immediately After Cardiac Arrest: An Update to the American Heart Association Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care (free PDF) (via @gonzaeperez)

See also: Highlights of the 2018 Focused Updates to the American Heart Association Guidelines for CPR and ECC: Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support and Pediatric Advanced Life Support – American Heart Association (free PDF)

 

2 – 2018 American Heart Association Focused Update on Pediatric Advanced Life Support: An Update to the American Heart Association Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care (free PDF)

 

3 – A patient-level pooled analysis of treatment-shortening regimens for drug-susceptible pulmonary tuberculosis – Nature Medicine (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

Commentary: Pulmonary TB can be cured with shorter treatment, study finds – University of California – San Francisco (free)

 

4 – Policy Statement: Effective Discipline to Raise Healthy Children – American Academy of Pediatrics (free)

Commentaries: AAP policy opposes corporal punishment, draws on recent evidence – AAP News (free) AND Discipline vs. punishment: What works best for children? – AAP News (free) AND Pediatricians strengthen stance against spanking kids – CNN (free) AND Spanking Is Ineffective and Harmful to Children, Pediatricians’ Group Says – The New York Times (10 articles per month are free)

 

5 – Ann Robinson’s weekly research reviews, 5 November 2018 – The BMJ Opinion (free)

Ann Robinson reviews the latest research from the top medical journals.

 

6 – Podcast: #123 Sleep Apnea Pearls and Pitfalls – The Curbsiders Internal Medicine Podcast (free audio and summary)

 

7 – Guideline Summary: Updated clinical practice guidelines on pregnancy care – Medical Journal of Australia (free for 7 days)

See full guidelines: Pregnancy Care Guidelines and related documents – Australian Government Department of Health (free)

 

8 – What Works in Youth Suicide Prevention? A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis – EclinicalMedicine (free)

Related: 800,000 People Kill Themselves Every Year. What Can We do? (free Guidelines and commentary) AND Recommended Standard Care for People with Suicide Risk (free Guideline and commentary) AND Preventing Teen Suicide: What Does the Evidence Shows (free Guideline and commentary) AND AAP Clinical Report: Suicide and Suicide Attempts in Adolescents (free)

 

9 – Antibiotic Prophylaxis and Incidence of Endocarditis Before and After the 2007 AHA Recommendations – Journal of the American College of Cardiology (free)

Commentary: International study supports the use of antibiotic prophylaxis to prevent a life-threatening heart infection in high risk dental patients – contrary to NICE guidance that recommended against its use in the UK – The University of Sheffield (free)

 

10 – Pedestrian Fatalities Associated With Halloween in the United States – JAMA Pediatrics (free for a limited period)

Commentaries: Pedestrian fatalities increase on Halloween, particularly among children – University of British Columbia (free) AND High risk of child pedestrian deaths at Halloween – OnMedica (free) AND Really Scary! Pediatric Pedestrian Fatalities 10x Higher on Halloween – MedicalResearch.com (free)

 

Mon, November 5 – 10 Stories of The Day!

5 Nov,2018

 

1 – Randomized Trial of Platelet-Transfusion Thresholds in Neonates – New England Journal of Medicine (free)

Commentaries: Lower threshold for platelet transfusions appears safer – HematologyTimes (free)

 

2 – The Blood Pressure Landscape: Schism Among Guidelines, Confusion Among Physicians, and Anxiety Among Patients – Journal of the American College of Cardiology (free)

Commentary: Disagreements in Blood Pressure Guidelines Lead to Physician, Patient Confusion – Clinical Advisor (free) AND Competing hypertension guidelines: what’s a clinician to do? – Univadis (free registration required)

 

3 – Deprescribing: the fightback against polypharmacy has begun – The Pharmaceutical Journal (1 free article per month) (via @Deprescribing)

Related: Reducing Inappropriate Medication Use & Polypharmacy (several articles and commentaries on the subject) AND Deprescribing recommendations: An essential consideration for clinical guideline developers – Research in Social and Administrative Pharmacy (free)

 

4 – Case Report: Fatal Measles Virus Infection After Rituximab-Containing Chemotherapy in a Previously Vaccinated Patient – Open Forum Infectious Diseases (free)

Commentary: Fatal measles case highlights importance of herd immunity in protecting the vulnerable – Infectious Diseases Society of America (free)

 

5 – Things We Do For No Reason: Acute Treatment of Hypertensive Urgency – Journal of Hospital Medicine (free PDF)

 

6 – Perspective: Establishing the Effectiveness of Procedural Interventions: The Limited Role of Randomized Trials – JAMA (free for a limited period)

 

7 – Perspective: Accreditation, Quality, and Making Hospital Care Better – JAMA Forum (free)

Related: Questioning One of Healthcare’s Sacred Cows – Op-Med (free)

See Original Study: Hospital Accreditation not Associated with Better Outcomes in Observational Study (free study and commentaries)

 

8 – Practical approach to diastolic dysfunction in light of the new guidelines and clinical applications in the operating room and in the intensive care – Annals of Intensive Care (free)

 

9 – Stroke Prevention in Patients With Atrial Fibrillation: A Systematic Review Update – Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (free)

Full Report: Stroke Prevention in Patients With Atrial Fibrillation: A Systematic Review Update (free PDF)

 

10 – Effect of Digital Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia on Health, Psychological Well-being, and Sleep-Related Quality of Life: A Randomized Clinical Trial – JAMA Psychiatry (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

Commentaries: E-therapy may help ease insomnia – Reuters (free) AND Some Apps May Help Curb Insomnia, Others Just Put You To Sleep – NPR (free) AND Insomnia symptoms, overall health improve with online insomnia program – Northwestern University (free)

 

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