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Fri, November 24 – 10 Stories of The Day!

24 Nov,2017


1 – Living systematic review series published in Journal of Clinical Epidemiology (free articles)

– News Release – Cochrane Community (free)

– Living systematic review: 1. Introduction—the why, what, when, and how (free)

– Living systematic reviews: 2. Combining human and machine effort (free)

– Living systematic reviews: 3. Statistical methods for updating meta-analyses (free)

– Living systematic reviews: 4. Living guideline recommendations (free)

See also Cochrane Community Page on Living Systematic Reviews with updates and resources

“Living Systematic Reviews are future of all Reviews” (RT @PaulGlasziou see Tweet)


2 – Thyroid Function and the Risk of Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Morbidity and Mortality: The Rotterdam Study – Circulation Research (free PDF)

Commentaries: Higher thyroid hormone levels associated with artery disease and death – AHA/ASA Newsroom (free) AND High Thyroid-Hormone Levels Linked to Increased CVD Mortality – Medscape (free registration required)


3 – 2017 International Consensus on Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care Science With Treatment Recommendations Summary – Resuscitation (free)

Commentary: Updated International Guidelines for Ventilation During CPR – Journal Watch (free)


4 – Inappropriate Management of Asymptomatic Patients With Positive Urine Cultures: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis – Open Forum Infectious Diseases (free)

“OFID: Despite guidelines, continued overtreatment of patients with positive urine cultures but no symptoms” (RT @IDSAInfo see Tweet)


5 – Predictors of pneumonia in lower respiratory tract infections: 3C prospective cough complication cohort study – European Respiratory Journal (free)

Commentaries: Four clinical signs can improve GP pneumonia diagnosis, finds study – Pulse (free) AND Four simple tests could help GPs spot pneumonia and reduce unnecessary antibiotics – European Lung Fundation, via EurekAlert (free)


6 – Systematic Review and Meta-analysis Comparing the Efficacy of Nonsteroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs, Opioids, and Paracetamol in the Treatment of Acute Renal Colic – European Urology (free) (via @KariTikkinen and @EUplatinum)

In kidney stone–related acute pain episodes in patients with adequate renal function, treatment with nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs offers effective and most sustained pain relief, with fewer side effects, when compared with opioids or paracetamol”.


7 – Multidrug resistant (or antimicrobial-resistant) pathogens – alternatives to new antibiotics? – Swiss Medical Weekly (free)


8 – Point-of-use fortification of foods with micronutrient powders containing iron in children of preschool and school-age – Cochrane Library (link to summary – $ for full-text)

Powdered vitamins and minerals added to foods at the point-of-use reduces anaemia and iron deficiency in preschool- and school-age children”.


9 – High-flow nasal cannula oxygen therapy is superior to conventional oxygen therapy but not to noninvasive mechanical ventilation on intubation rate: a systematic review and meta-analysis – Critical Care (free)


10 – Comprehensive assessment when older people are in hospital improves their chances of getting home and living independently – NIHR Signal (free)

Original article: Comprehensive geriatric assessment for older adults admitted to hospital – Cochrane Library (free summary – $ for full-text) AND News Release: Comprehensive geriatric assessment for older adults admitted to hospital (free)

“Comprehensive assessment when older people are in hospital improves their chances of getting home and living independently” (RT @NIHR_DC see Tweet)


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