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Fri, December 1 – 10 Stories of The Day!

1 Dec,2017


1 – World AIDS Day, 1 December 2017 – World Health Organization (free)


2 – Book: Cardiovascular, respiratory, and related disorders – Disease Control Priorities, 3rd Edition (free)

Press Release: Disease Control Priorities, 3rd Edition Launches Volume on Cardiovascular, Respiratory, and Related Disorders (free)

Summary: Cardiovascular, respiratory, and related disorders: key messages from Disease Control Priorities, 3rd edition – The Lancet (free registration required)

Previous volumes: 1 – Essential Surgery / 2 – Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health / 3 – Cancer / 4 – Mental, Neurological, and Substance Use Disorders / 5 – Injury Prevention and Environmental Health / 6 – Major Infectious Diseases (all free)


3 – Guideline: Protecting, promoting and supporting breastfeeding in facilities providing maternity and newborn services – World Health Organization (free)


4 – Guideline: Outbreak Response and Incident Management: SHEA Guidance and Resources for Healthcare Epidemiologists in United States Acute-Care Hospitals – Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology (free)

Commentary: New document guides hospitals in responding to infectious disease outbreaks – Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (free)


5 – Marriage and risk of dementia: systematic review and meta-analysis of observational studies – Journal of Neurology Neurosurgery and Psychiatry (free)

Commentaries: Single people have a higher risk of dementia – OnMedica (free) AND Marriage linked to lower dementia risk – Reuters (free)


6 – Worldwide burden of cancer attributable to diabetes and high body-mass index: a comparative risk assessment – The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology (free)

Editorial: Diabetes and adiposity: a heavy load for cancer (free)

Commentaries: Diabetes and obesity together responsible for nearly 800,000 cancers worldwide – Imperial College London (free) AND ‘Alarming’ rise in cancer rates driven by diabetes, obesity – Medical News Today (free) AND Nearly 6% of cancers worldwide are attributable to diabetes and obesity – eCancer News (free)


7 – Conventional Polysomnography Is Not Necessary for the Management of Most Patients with Suspected Obstructive Sleep Apnea. Noninferiority, Randomized Controlled Trial – American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

Commentary: Conventional Polysomnography vs. Home Testing for Obstructive Sleep Apnea – Journal Watch (free) AND Home Sleep Testing OK for Evaluating Suspected Sleep Apnea – MedPage Today (free registration required)

Related: Clinical Practice Guideline for Diagnostic Testing for Adult Obstructive Sleep Apnea: An American Academy of Sleep Medicine Clinical Practice Guideline (free)


8 – Unnecessary Tests and Treatment Explain Why Health Care Costs So Much – Scientific American (free)


9 – Big data often yields small returns. Here’s how to fix that – STAT (free)


10 – Diagnostic Accuracy of Pediatric Teledermatology Using Parent-Submitted Photographs: A Randomized Clinical Trial – JAMA Dermatology (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

Commentaries: Parent-Supplied Photos Allow Pediatric Dermatology Diagnoses without an Office Visit in Most Instances – Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (free) AND Smartphone pics may be sharp enough for dermatology diagnosis – Reuters (free)


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