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Mon, November 27 – 10 Stories of The Day!

27 Nov,2017


1 – Management of tricuspid valve regurgitation: Position statement of the European Society of Cardiology Working Groups of Cardiovascular Surgery and Valvular Heart Disease – European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery (free) (via @rafavidalperez)


2 – A Test-and-Not-Treat Strategy for Onchocerciasis in Loa loa–Endemic Areas – New England Journal of Medicine (free)

Editorial: Mass Administration of Ivermectin in Areas Where Loa loa Is Endemic (free)

Quick Take Video Summary: Point-of-Care Loa loa Testing for Onchocerciasis Control (free)


3 – Low dose aspirin as adjuvant treatment for venous leg ulceration: pragmatic, randomised, double blind, placebo controlled trial (Aspirin4VLU) – The BMJ (free)

“Low dose aspirin does not increase time to healing of venous leg ulcers, percentage healed, estimated change in venous leg ulcer area, or change in health related quality of life”.


4 – AVATAR therapy for auditory verbal hallucinations in people with psychosis: a single-blind, randomised controlled trial – The Lancet Psychiatry (free)

Commentaries: Understanding AVATAR therapy: who, or what, is changing? – The Lancet Psychiatry (free) AND Avatars can help schizophrenia patients control threatening voices – Reuters (free) Avatar therapy ‘reduces power of schizophrenia voices’ – BBC (free)


5 – Cause-specific mortality for 249 causes in Brazil and states during 1990–2015: a systematic analysis for the global burden of disease study 2015 – Population Health Metrics (free) (via @PauloLotufo)


6 – Medical News & Perspectives: Loneliness Might Be a Killer, but What’s the Best Way to Protect Against It? – JAMA (free)

Commentary: How Do We Prevent Loneliness? – Made in America (free)


7 – Blood pressure self-monitoring works best when people are well-supported – NIHR Signal (free)

Original article: Self-monitoring of blood pressure in hypertension: a meta-analysis – PLOS Medicine (free)


8 – Prolonged Infusion Piperacillin-Tazobactam Decreases Mortality and Improves Outcomes in Severely Ill Patients: Results of a Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis – Critical Care Medicine (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

Source: ACP Journal Wise ($)

“Receipt of prolonged infusion of piperacillin-tazobactam was associated with reduced mortality and improved clinical cure rates across diverse cohorts of severely ill patients”.


9 – Seven-year tolerability profile of glucocorticoids use in early rheumatoid arthritis: data from the ESPOIR cohort – Annals of Rheumatic Diseases (free)

Commentaries: Long-Term Safety of Glucocorticoids in Patients with Early Rheumatoid Arthritis – Journal Watch (free) AND Long-term Low-dose Steroids OK in Early RA – MedPage Today (free registration required)

“Long-Term Safety of Glucocorticoids in Early Rheumatoid Arthritis. Stopping steroids completely is difficult in patients whose disease flares with tapering, but low-dose levels are relatively safe” (RT @JWatch see Tweet)


10 – Blood Pressure Status in Adult Survivors of Childhood Cancer: A Report from the St. Jude Lifetime Cohort Study – Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

Commentaries: Adult Survivors of Childhood Cancer Are More Likely to Develop High Blood Pressure – American Association for Cancer Research (free) AND Childhood cancer survivors 70% likely to develop hypertension as adults – Cardiovascular Business (free)

Related Guideline: Prevention and Monitoring of Cardiac Dysfunction in Survivors of Adult Cancers: American Society of Clinical Oncology Clinical Practice Guideline (free)


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