1 – Effect of early tranexamic acid administration on mortality, hysterectomy, and other morbidities in women with post-partum haemorrhage (WOMAN): an international, randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial – The Lancet (free)
Editorial: WOMAN: reducing maternal deaths with tranexamic acid (free)
3 – Editorial: Saturated fat does not clog the arteries: coronary heart disease is a chronic inflammatory condition, the risk of which can be effectively reduced from healthy lifestyle interventions – British Journal of Sports Medicine (free)
Commentaries on the editorial: Does saturated fats clog your arteries? Controversial paper says ‘no’ – CNN (free) AND The Battle Over the Causes of Cardiovascular Disease Heats Up! – By George Henderson and Grant Schofield (free) AND Backlash after report claims saturated fats do not increase heart risk – The Guardian (free) AND Expert reaction to editorial on saturated fat and heart disease – Science Media Centre (free)
Fat wars continue. New interesting but controversial editorial heats up the debate.
4 – Guidelines For Management Of Dyslipidemia And Prevention Of Cardiovascular Disease – American Association Of Clinical Endocrinologists And American College Of Endocrinology (free PDF) (RT @greg_folkers)
5 – Adherence to High-Intensity Statins Following a Myocardial Infarction Hospitalization Among Medicare Beneficiaries – JAMA Cardiology (link to abstract – $ for full-text)
In this cohort only 41.6% of patients aged 66 to 75 years continued taking statins as prescribed at 2 years.
See also: Choosing Wisely initiative was launched 5 years ago in our April 5 issue.
“Understanding how the disease evolves is the key to stopping it”.
Related: Financial toxicity: 1 in 3 cancer patients have to turn to friends or family to pay for care – STAT News (free) AND Not Just Nausea And Vomiting: Cancer Docs Now Worry About ‘Financial Toxicity’ – WBUR (free)
“Cancer cost crisis forces tough choices”.
9 – Alcohol consumption, sinus tachycardia, and cardiac arrhythmias at the Munich Octoberfest: results from the Munich Beer Related Electrocardiogram Workup Study (MunichBREW) – European Heart Journal (free)
Sources: Alcohol binge can upset heart’s rhythm, say researchers – BBC Health News (free) AND Binge Drinkers Beware: Study Finds Link Between Alcohol And Heart Arrhythmias – NPR (free) AND Oktoberfest: Downing Beers, Raising Heart Rates – Acute measurement in beer tents shows high rate of sinus tachycardia – MedPage Today (free registration required)
10 – After Knee or Hip Replacement, No Place Like Home – The New York Times (10 articles per month are free)
Original article abstract ($ for full-text): Effect of Inpatient Rehabilitation vs a Monitored Home-Based Program on Mobility in Patients With Total Knee Arthroplasty: The HIHO Randomized Clinical Trial – JAMA (free)
The NYT commentary talks about the futility of some interventions currently used to postpone surgery and about the benefits of outpatient rehabilitation.