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Thu, January 4 – 10 Stories of The Day!

4 Jan,2018


1 – Draft Recommendation Statement: Cardiovascular Disease Risk: Screening With Electrocardiography – U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (free)

Commentaries: USPSTF Examines ECG Screening to Prevent CVD Events, AFib – AAFP (free) AND USPSTF Doesn’t Endorse Routine ECG for Atrial Fibrillation Detection or CVD Prevention – Physician’s First Watch (free) AND USPSTF Releases Draft Recommendations on ECG Screening for CVD, A-fib – TCTMD (free)


2 – Association of Broad- vs Narrow-Spectrum Antibiotics With Treatment Failure, Adverse Events, and Quality of Life in Children With Acute Respiratory Tract Infections – JAMA (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

Commentaries: Study: For kids with respiratory infections, broader isn’t better – CIDRAP (free) AND Treatment Failure, or is Treatment the Failure? – Emergency Medicine Literature of Note Blog (free)


3 – Endoscopic Treatment versus Shunting for Infant Hydrocephalus in Uganda – The New England Journal of Medicine (free)

Commentaries: Two surgical approaches equal in treating infection-caused hydrocephalus – PennState Health News (free) AND Surgery For Saving Babies From ‘Water On The Brain’ Developed in Uganda – NPR Goats and Soda (free)


4 – Childhood and Adolescent Adversity and Cardiometabolic Outcomes: A Scientific Statement From the American Heart Association – Circulation (free PDF )

News release: Abuse and adversity in childhood linked to more cardiovascular risk in adulthood (free)

Commentaries: Distressing experiences as a kid impact cardiovascular health later in life – AHA News (free) AND Adversity In Childhood and Adolescence Sets Stage for Cardiometabolic Outcomes – AHA Centers for Health Metrics and Evaluation (free)


5 – Association of Long-term Exposure to Airborne Particulate Matter of 1 μm or Less With Preterm Birth in China – JAMA Pediatrics (free)

Commentary: Exposure to fine particulate pollution linked to increase in early births: study – The Sidney Morning Herald (free)

Source: Global Health NOW Newsletter

See related news and commentaries on The Impact of the Environment on Children’s Health and on Air Pollution and Mortality


6 – Association of Short-term Exposure to Air Pollution With Mortality in Older Adults – JAMA (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

Commentaries: Short-term exposure to low levels of air pollution linked with premature death among US seniors – Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, via EurekAlert (free) AND Even ‘Safe’ Levels of Air Pollution Tied to Higher Mortality – Medscape (free registration required) AND Low-Level Pollution Exposures Increase Death Risk Among Elderly – MedPage Today (free registration required)

See related news and commentaries on The Impact of the Environment on Children’s Health and on Air Pollution and Mortality


7 – Tackling the High Cost of Cancer Care – The ASCO Post (free)

Original abstract: A prospective international randomized phase II study evaluating the food effect on the pharmacokinetics (PK) and pharmacodynamics (PD) of abiraterone acetate (AA) in men with castration-resistant prostate cancer (CRPC) (free) AND Commentary: A group of cancer doctors discovered a way to slash the cost of expensive pills by up to 75%, but they’ve hit a wall – Business Insider (free)

Related Website (news section): Value in Cancer Care Consortium (free resources)

See also other articles and commentaries on financial toxicity of cancer treatments


8 – Whole-system approaches to improving the health and wellbeing of healthcare workers: A systematic review – PLOS One (free)


9 – Suicide Risk Behaviors Among Sexual Minority Adolescents in the United States, 2015 – JAMA (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

Commentaries: LGBQ teens face serious suicide risk, research finds – CNN (free) AND LGBQ Adolescents at Much Greater Risk of Suicide than Heterosexual Counterparts – MyScience (free) AND Suicide Risk Rife in Sexual Minority Teens – Medscape (free registration required) AND Sexual minority young people are at a higher risk for suicide – San Diego State University, via EurekAlert (free)


10 – Safety of Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Patients with Cardiac Devices – The New England Journal of Medicine (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

Commentaries: MRI scan safe for most people with older pacemakers, defibrillators – Reuters (free) AND Even Thoracic MRI Safe for ‘Legacy’ ICDs, Pacemaker Systems: Large Cohort Study – Medscape (free registration required) AND MRIs safe with older pacemakers, study finds – MedicalXpress (free)


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