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Mon, December 4 – 10 Stories of The Day!

4 Dec,2017


1 – SIGN Guidelines on Pharmacological management of glycaemic control in people with type 2 diabetes & Management of diabetes – Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network (free guidelines and resources) (via @kamleshkhunti)


2 – HIV Prevention Efforts and Incidence of HIV in Uganda – New England Journal of Medicine (free)

Commentaries: Combination HIV prevention reduces new infections by 42 percent in Ugandan district – National Institutes of Health (free) AND Combination HIV Prevention Reduces Infections – MD Magazine (free)


3 – 2017 ACC Expert Consensus Decision Pathway on Management of Bleeding in Patients on Oral Anticoagulants – Journal of The American College of Cardiology (free)

Commentary and Summary: Consensus for Management of Bleeding on Oral Anticoagulants – American College of Cardiology, Latest in Cardiology (free)


4 – Clinical Guidelines Synopsis: Diagnostic Testing for Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Adults – JAMA (free)


5 – Vitamin D supplementation during pregnancy: state of the evidence from a systematic review of randomised trials – The BMJ (free)

Commentaries: Evidence Insufficient to Recommend Prenatal Vitamin D Supplementation, Researchers Say – Physician’s First Watch (free) AND Jury Still Out on Vitamin D Supplements in Pregnancy – MedPage Today (free registration required)


6 – Risk of death associated with new benzodiazepine use among persons with Alzheimer disease: A matched cohort study – International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry (link to abstract – $ for full-text) (RT @Deprescribing see Tweet)

Commentaries: Benzodiazepines linked to increased risk of death among Alzheimer’s disease patients – News Medical (free) AND Benzodiazepines Tied to a 41% Increased Mortality Risk in AD – Medscape (free registration required)


7 – Rational decision making in medicine: Implications for overuse and underuse – Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice (free) (via @AllenFrancesMD)


8 – Cardiovascular and type 2 diabetes morbidity and all-cause mortality among diverse chronic inflammatory disorders – Heart (free)


9 – Disparities in the Quality of Cardiovascular Care Between HIV‐Infected Versus HIV‐Uninfected Adults in the United States: A Cross‐Sectional Study – Journal of The American Heart Association (free)

Commentaries: HIV-positive adults are under-treated for cardiovascular problems compared to those without HIV – UCLA Research Alert (free) AND HIV patients less likely to be prescribed aspirin, statins despite increased cardiovascular risk – Cardiovascular Research (free)

Related: Cardiovascular risk and dyslipidemia among persons living with HIV: a review – BMC Infectious Diseases (free)


10 – European Thyroid Association Guidelines for Ultrasound Malignancy Risk Stratification of Thyroid Nodules in Adults: The EU-TIRADS – European Tyroid Journal (free)

Related guideline: ACR Thyroid Imaging, Reporting and Data System (TI-RADS): White Paper of the ACR TI-RADS Committee – Journal of the American College of Radiology (free PDF)


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