Thu, February 1 – 10 Stories of The Day!

1 Feb, 2018 | 00:01h | UTC


1 – Catheter Ablation for Atrial Fibrillation with Heart Failure – New England Journal of Medicine (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

Commentary: Catheter ablation better than pharmacological atrial fibrillation therapies – University of Utah Health, via EurekAlert (free)

“In patients w/heart failure & atrial fibrillation, catheter ablation lowers rate of death and hospitalization for worsening HF vs. medical therapy”. (via @NEJM see Tweet)


2 – Guideline: Diagnosis and management of gastrointestinal complications in adult cancer patients – German Society of Hematology and Medical Oncology (free)


3 – Associations of Omega-3 Fatty Acid Supplement Use With Cardiovascular Disease Risks: Meta-analysis of 10 Trials Involving 77 917 Individuals – JAMA Cardiology (free)

Commentary: Omega-3 Supplements Don’t Protect Against Heart Disease – The New York Times (10 articles per month are free)

Omega-3 fatty acids did not prevent fatal or nonfatal coronary heart disease or any major vascular events.


4 – New Series on malaria in pregnancy – The Lancet Infectious Diseases (via @Onisillos)


Comment: Putting malaria in pregnancy back in the spotlight (free registration required)

Article 1: Burden, pathology, and costs of malaria in pregnancy: new developments for an old problem (free registration required)

Article 2: Prevention of malaria in pregnancy (free registration required)

Article 3: Treatment of uncomplicated and severe malaria during pregnancy (free registration required)


5 – Traumatic brain injury and the risk of dementia diagnosis: A nationwide cohort study – PLOS One (free)

Commentaries: TBI is associated with increased dementia risk for decades after injury – PLOS, via ScienceDaily (free) AND More evidence traumatic brain injuries raise later dementia risk – Reuters (free)

“Using longitudinal, case-control, and sibling-matched analyses of nationwide data from Sweden, Peter Nordström & Anna Nordström describe the association between TBI and dementia, its time course, and the influence of familial factors”. (via @PLOSMedicine see Tweet)


6 – Pro/Con Debate – two doctors with opposite views on physician-assisted death:

Pro: I’m a doctor with end-stage cancer. I support medical aid in dying – STAT (free)

Con: Physician-assisted suicide won’t atone for medicine’s ‘original sin’ – STAT (free)


7 – Clinical Cancer Advances 2018: Annual Report on Progress Against Cancer from the American Society of Clinical Oncology (free)

Commentary: CAR T-Cell Immunotherapy Named Advance of the Year in ASCO’s Clinical Cancer Advances 2018 – The ASCO Post (free)


8 – CAR T-Cell Therapy – What do you need to know for the ED? – emDocs (free)

Related reviews: Toxicities of chimeric antigen receptor T cells: recognition and management – Blood (free) AND Toxicity and management in CAR T-cell therapy – Molecular Therapy Oncolytics (free) AND New drugs, new toxicities: severe side effects of modern targeted and immunotherapy of cancer and their management – Critical Care (free)


9 – Treatment of Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma: American Society of Clinical Oncology Clinical Practice Guideline – Journal of Clinical Oncology (free)

Commentaries: ASCO Guideline Offers Recommendations for Management of Mesothelioma – Cancer Network (free) AND ASCO Releases First Mesothelioma Guideline – MedPage Today (free registration required)


10 – CDC Offers Refresher on Safe-sleep Practices for Infants – American Academy of Family Physicians (free)

Report: Vital Signs: Trends and Disparities in Infant Safe Sleep Practices, United States, 2009–2015 – Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR), CDC (free)

Related Guideline: SIDS and Other Sleep-Related Infant Deaths: Updated 2016 Recommendations for a Safe Infant Sleeping Environment – Task Force on Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, American Academy of Pediatrics (free)


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