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Top Ten Things to Know: Management of Cardiac Involvement Associated With Neuromuscular Diseases (free PDF)
Commentary: Statement on the Management of Cardiac Involvement Associated With Neuromuscular Diseases – Practice Update (free registration required)
4 – Opinion: Cardiology Is Dead. Long Live Public Health – Cardiobrief (free)
5 – 11 Drugs You Should Seriously Consider Deprescribing – Medscape Slideshow (free registration required)
Related: Canadian Deprescribing Network (CaDeN) (free) AND CaDeN Deprescribing Guidelines and Algorithms (free) AND Deprescribing guidelines for the elderly – Ontario Pharmacy Evidence Network (free) AND Deprescribing proton pump inhibitors: Evidence-based clinical practice guideline – Canadian Family Physician (free) AND Too Many Meds? America’s Love Affair With Prescription Medication – Consumer Reports (free) AND Patient often prescribed potentially futile drugs in their final months of life – Science Daily AND The Challenge of Polypharmacy: From Rhetoric to Reality – Royal Pharmaceutical Society and Royal College of General Practitioners Partnership (free PDF) Current and future perspectives on the management of polypharmacy – BMC Family Practice (free)
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“By keeping girls in school, girls would have a better chance for safety and security, to health and education, and to make their own life choices and decisions”.
News Release: Balancing act: Weighing the decision to withhold life-sustaining medical treatment (free)
8 – Palliative Care in Heart Failure: The PAL-HF Randomized, Controlled Clinical Trial – Journal of The American College of Cardiology (link to abstract – $ for full-text)
Commentaries: Palliative Care Intervention Improves Quality of Life in Advanced Heart Failure Patients – American College of Cardiology, Latest in Cardiology (free) AND Palliative Care & CHF: PAL-HF trial – Pallimed (free)
9 – Development and risk factors of type 2 diabetes in a nationwide population of women with polycystic ovary syndrome – The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism (link to abstract – $ for full-text)
Commentaries: Type 2 diabetes risk four times higher in women with PCOS – Medical News Today (free) AND Researchers reveal link between PCOS, type 2 diabetes – The Endocrine Society, via EurekAlert (free)
Commentaries: Hypertension Medication Adherence May Be Improved by Collaborate Communication – Cardiology Advisor (free) AND Better Provider Communication Might Improve Medication Adherence – Medscape (free registration required) AND Talk Why, Not What for Better Antihypertensive Adherence – MedPage Today (free)