Fri, February 2 – 10 Stories of The Day!

2 Feb, 2018 | 00:01h | UTC


1 – Migraine and risk of cardiovascular diseases: Danish population based matched cohort study – The BMJ (free)

Editorial: Migraine and risk of cardiovascular disease (free)

Commentaries: Migraine Associated With Broad Range of CVD Diagnoses in Nationwide Study – TCTMD (free) AND Migraine Linked To Increased Risk of Stroke, AFib, PE and Cardiovascular Disease – (free)


2 – High performance plasma amyloid-β biomarkers for Alzheimer’s disease – Nature (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

Commentaries: Expert reaction to biomarkers for amyloid-beta in Alzheimer’s disease – Science Media Centre (free) AND A Big Step toward a Blood Test for Alzheimer’s – Scientific American (free) AND Simple blood test spots dementia protein – Nature News (free) AND Alzheimer’s hope as scientists unveil blood test for early signs – The Guardian (free)


3 – Cardiovascular Disease and Breast Cancer: Where These Entities Intersect: A Scientific Statement From the American Heart Association – Circulation (free PDF)

Commentaries: Breast cancer treatments may increase the risk of heart disease – AHA / ASA Newsroom (free) AND Heart group warns of cardiovascular risks after treatment for breast cancer – STAT (free)


4 – Intravenous antibiotics, administered over 3 hours, are linked to lower death rates in sepsis – NIHR Signal (free)

Original article: Prolonged versus short-term intravenous infusion of antipseudomonal β-lactams for patients with sepsis: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised trials – The Lancet Infectious Diseases (link to abstract – $ for full-text)


5 – Early use of tranexamic acid reduces bleeding more effectively – NIHR Signal (free)

Original article: Effect of treatment delay on the effectiveness and safety of antifibrinolytics in acute severe haemorrhage: a meta-analysis of individual patient-level data from 40 138 bleeding patients – The Lancet (free) AND Invited Commentary: Tranexamic acid: is it about time? (free)

“It is now clearer that every 15-minute delay after the first hour can reduce survival by about 10%”.


6 – Metformin Treatment in Patients With Type 2 Diabetes and Chronic Kidney Disease Stages 3A, 3B, or 4 – Diabetes Care (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

Commentaries: How I learned to stop worrying and love metformin – NephJC (free) AND Adjusted-Dose Metformin Appears Safe in Patients With Type 2 Diabetes and Chronic Kidney Disease Stage 3 or 4 – PracticeUpdate (free registration required)


7 – Unnecessary Medical Care: More Common Than You Might Imagine – NPR Shots (free)

Original report: First, Do No Harm Calculating Health Care Waste in Washington State (free PDF)

Related commentary: When Evidence Says No, but Doctors Say Yes – The Atlantic (free)


8 – Technology: Amazon Wants to Disrupt Health Care in America. In China, Tech Giants Already Have – The New York Times (10 articles per month are free)


9 – Medical Education: Bringing medicine back to the bedside – ACP Internist (free)


10 – History of Childhood Kidney Disease and Risk of Adult End-Stage Renal Disease – New England Journal of Medicine (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

Quick Take Video Summary: Childhood Kidney Disease and Adult ESRD (free)

Commentaries: History of Childhood Kidney Disease Linked to Risk of ESRD – Physician’s Weekly (free) AND Childhood Kidney Disease Predicts Adult ESRD – MedPage Today (free registration required)


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