1 – Living systematic review series published in Journal of Clinical Epidemiology (free articles)
– News Release – Cochrane Community (free)
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)
Commentary: Updated International Guidelines for Ventilation During CPR – Journal Watch (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”.
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)
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)