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Fri, June 9 – 10 Medical Stories of The Day!

9 Jun,2017


1 – Head injury: assessment and early management – NICE Guideline (free)


2 – Are Small Breast Cancers Good because They Are Small or Small because They Are Good? – New England Journal of Medicine (no abstract available – $ for full-text)

Commentaries: Some Small Tumors In Breasts May Not Be So Bad After All – NPR Health News (free) AND Mammograms: Are we overdiagnosing small tumors? – Yale University, via MedicalXpress (free) AND With Breast Cancer, the Best Treatment May Be No Treatment – Wired (free)

See a related article and commentaries on Mammography and Overdiagnosis in our October 14th, 2016 issue, see #1 and #2.


3 – Completion Dissection or Observation for Sentinel-Node Metastasis in Melanoma – New England Journal of Medicine (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

Quick take video summary: Dissection or Observation for Sentinel-Node Metastasis (free)

Commentaries: Watch-and-Wait OK in Sentinel Node Positive Melanoma – MedPage Today (free registration required) AND Common Surgical Treatment for Melanoma Does Not Improve Patients’ Overall Survival, Study Shows – Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, via NewsWise (free)


4 – 2017 American College of Rheumatology Guideline for the Prevention and Treatment of Glucocorticoid-Induced Osteoporosis (free)

Commentary: ACR Releases Guideline on prevention & treatment of glucocorticoid-induced osteoporosis – American College of Rheumatology, via EurekAlert (free)


5 – Practice Guidelines for Preoperative Fasting and the Use of Pharmacologic Agents to Reduce the Risk of Pulmonary Aspiration – Anesthesiology, via Medscape (free registration required)


6 – Risk of Diabetic Ketoacidosis after Initiation of an SGLT2 Inhibitor – New England Journal of Medicine (free)

Commentaries: Study Warns of Diabetic Ketoacidosis With SGLT2 Inhibitors in T2D – MedPage Today (free registration required) AND SGLT2 Inhibitors Double the Risk for Diabetic Ketoacidosis – Medscape (free registration required) AND New class of type 2 diabetes drug associated with rare, life-threatening outcome – Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Via EurekAlert (free)

Related: SGLT2 inhibitors and diabetic ketoacidosis: data from the FDA Adverse Event Reporting System – Diabetologia (link to abstract – $ for full-text)


7 – Precision Oncology: Who, How, What, When, and When Not? – ASCO Educational Book (free) (RT @pash22)

See also: 2017 ASCO Educational Book – full volume (free)


8 – Hope and hype around cancer immunotherapy – CNN (free)


9 – Cervical stitch (cerclage) for preventing preterm birth in singleton pregnancy – Cochrane Library (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

“Cervical cerclage reduces the risk of preterm birth in women at high-risk of preterm birth and probably reduces risk of perinatal deaths”


10 – Income and Cancer Overdiagnosis: When Too Much Care Is Harmful – New England Journal of Medicine (no abstract available – $ for full-text)

Commentary: Are wealthier people more likely to receive a diagnosis of cancer? – Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, via EurekAlert (free)


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