Open access

Fri, October 6 – 10 Stories of The Day!

6 Oct,2017


1 – Availability of evidence of benefits on overall survival and quality of life of cancer drugs approved by European Medicines Agency: retrospective cohort study of drug approvals 2009-13 – The BMJ (free)

Editorials: Do cancer drugs improve survival or quality of life? (free) AND Cancer drugs: high price, uncertain value (free)

Commentaries: Over half of new cancer drugs ‘show no benefits’ for survival or wellbeing – The Guardian (free) AND Only half of new cancer drugs extend or improve life – OnMedica (free) AND Some cancer drugs approved in Europe might not have sufficient evidence of survival benefits, says study – Cancer Research UK (free)


2 – Antenatal nutritional supplementation and autism spectrum disorders in the Stockholm youth cohort: population based cohort study – The BMJ (free)

Commentaries: Multivitamins in pregnancy may be linked to lower autism risk in children – ScienceDaily (free) AND Could multivitamin use in pregnancy protect children from autism? – Medical News Today (free) AND Multivitamin Use in Pregnancy Might Be Tied to Lower Autism Risk in Offspring – Physician’s First Watch (free)


3 – Simple preventive actions by parents linked to fewer child injuries – NIHR Signal (free)

Original article: Keeping Children Safe: a multicentre programme of research to increase the evidence base for preventing unintentional injuries in the home in the under-fives – Programme Grants for Applied Research (free)

“Children more than twice as likely to attend hospital for stair falls if safety gate not used. Home hazards studied” (RT @NIHR_DC see Tweet)


4 – Review: Current Practice of State-of-the-Art Surgical Coronary Revascularization – Circulation (free)


5 – Vital Signs: Trends in Incidence of Cancers Associated with Overweight and Obesity — United States, 2005–2014 – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) (free)

News Release: Cancers Associated with Overweight and Obesity Make up 40 percent of Cancers Diagnosed in the United States (free)

Commentaries: Excessive Weight Gain, Obesity, and Cancer Opportunities for Clinical Intervention – JAMA Viewpoint (free) AND Cancer: 40 percent of all cases related to obesity, overweight – Medical News Today (free)


6 – 2017 Update on Medical Overuse: A Systematic Review – JAMA Internal Medicine (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

Commentary: Study highlights 10 most unnecessary and overused medical tests and treatments – University of Maryland School of Medicine, via EurekAlert (free)


7 – The Burden of Primary Liver Cancer and Underlying Etiologies From 1990 to 2015 at the Global, Regional, and National Level: Results From the Global Burden of Disease Study 2015 – JAMA Oncology (free)

Commentary: Global burden of disease study focuses on liver cancer – eCancer News (free)


8 – Association Between Use of Non–Vitamin K Oral Anticoagulants With and Without Concurrent Medications and Risk of Major Bleeding in Nonvalvular Atrial Fibrillation – JAMA (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

Commentaries: Use of Non-Vitamin K Blood-Thinners with Certain Medications Associated With Increased Risk of Major Bleeding – The JAMA Network (free) AND Drug reactions with NOACs in AFib patients could result in major bleeding problems – Cardiovascular Business (free)


9 – Association Between Use of Antithrombotic Medication and Hematuria-Related Complications – JAMA (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

Commentaries: Haematuria more common in people taking antithrombotics – OnMedica (free) AND Blood-Thinning Medications Associated With Increased Risk of Complications from Having Blood in Urine – The JAMA Network (free)


10 – Association of trauma and posttraumatic stress disorder with incident systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) in a longitudinal cohort of women – Arthritis & Rheumatology (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

Commentaries: A Stress Link to Lupus – The New York Times (10 articles per month are free) AND PTSD linked with increased lupus risk – Willey, via EurekAlert (free) AND Lupus risk almost three times higher after trauma – Medical News Today (free)


Stay updated in your specialty!

No spam, just news
Unsubscribe with one click