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1 – World No Tobacco Day, 31 May 2017: Beating tobacco for health, prosperity, the environment and national development – World Health Organization (free)

Press release: World No Tobacco Day 2017: Beating tobacco for health, prosperity, the environment and national development (free)

See more on the Beating Tobacco Campaign in our May 29th issue, see #1.

 

2 – The British Society for Rheumatology Guideline for the Management of Gout – Rheumatology (free)

Source: BSR guideline: Urate-lowering drugs should be offered early in gout – Healio Rheumatology (free)

 

3 – Triple Therapy Versus Biologic Therapy for Active Rheumatoid Arthritis: A Cost-Effectiveness Analysis – Annals of Internal Medicine (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

Commentaries: In Rheumatoid Arthritis, Adding a Biologic Agent Before Trying Triple Therapy Likely Not Cost-Effective – Physician’s First Watch (free) AND Biologics before triple therapy not cost effective for rheumatoid arthritis – MedicalXpress (free) Triple Therapy More Cost-Effective Than MTX + Biologic in RA – Medscape (free registration required)

 

4 – Treatment of Osteoarthritis of the Knee: An Update Review – Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (US) (Key messages and abstract – free)

See also: Executive Summary (free PDF) AND Full Report (free PDF)

Source: EvidenceAlerts

 

5 – Recommendations for the Use of Mechanical Circulatory Support: Ambulatory and Community Patient Care: A Scientific Statement From the American Heart Association (free PDF)

See also: News release (free) AND Top Ten Things to Know (free PDF)

Related: Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation in Adults and Children With Mechanical Circulatory Support: A Scientific Statement From the American Heart Association (free PDF) AND CPR in Patients With Mechanical Circulatory Support – American College of Cardiology, Latest in Cardiology (free)

 

6 – Clinical Policy: Critical Issues in the Evaluation and Management of Adult Patients Presenting to the Emergency Department With Acute Carbon Monoxide Poisoning – American College of Emergency Physicians (free)

Source: First10EM – Articles of the month, May 2017 (free)

 

7 – Handshake-Free Zones Target Spread Of Germs In The Hospital – NPR (free)

 

8 – Healthcare Providers Shouldn’t Come to Work While Sick, but They Do — Here’s Why – HIV and ID Observations, Journal Watch Blog (free)

 

9 – Richard Lehman’s weekly review of medical journals – The BMJ Blogs (free)

 

10 – Draft Recommendation Statement: Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis: Screening – U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (free)

Commentary: USPSTF: Not Enough Evidence to Recommend Routine Scoliosis Screening – Physician’s First Watch (free)

 

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