Thu, February 8 – 10 Stories of The Day!

8 Feb, 2018 | 00:15h | UTC

 

1 – Guideline: Pancreatic cancer in adults: diagnosis and management – National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (free)

News release: Pancreatic cancer patients should be offered early scans to avoid unnecessary surgery, says NICE (free)

 

2 – Intraoperative interventions for preventing surgical site infection: an overview of Cochrane Reviews – Cochrane Library (free)

Summary: Overview of Cochrane Reviews of interventions used during surgery for preventing surgical site infection (free)

 

3 – Prognostic Accuracy of the Quick Sequential Organ Failure Assessment for Mortality in Patients With Suspected Infection: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis – Annals of Internal Medicine (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

Commentaries: For mortality prediction, qSOFA has poor sensitivity, moderate specificity, review finds – ACP Hospitalist (free) AND Systemic inflammatory response syndrome criteria may be more sensitive than quick sequential organ failure assessment for predicting mortality in patients with suspected infection – 2 Minute Medicine (free)

 

4 – Opinion: This flu season, physicians need to scrap the ‘martyr culture’ of working while sick – STAT (free) (via @CMichaelGibson)

Related study: Working with influenza-like illness: Presenteeism among US health care personnel during the 2014-2015 influenza season – American Journal of Infection Control (link to abstract – $ for full-text) AND Commentaries: Working while sick – ACP Internist (free) AND Health worker survey reveals many work during flu illness – CIDRAP (free)

 

5 – New cellphone and health studies don’t eliminate uncertainty – Science (free)

Other commentaries: Largest Animal Study of Cell Phone Radiation and Cancer Risk – Medscape (free registration required) AND High doses of cellphone radiation linked to some cancers in rats – STAT (free) AND Cell phone radiation: Could high exposure cause tumors? – Medical News Today (free)

 

6 – Care-Centered Clinical Documentation in the Digital Environment: Solutions to Alleviate Burnout – National Academy of Medicine (free)

Related Infographic: Date Night with the EHR – NEJM Catalyst (free)

Related Commentary: Why Physician Burnout Is Endemic, and How Health Care Must Respond – NEJM Catalyst (free)

Related Guideline: Putting Patients First by Reducing Administrative Tasks in Health Care: A Position Paper of the American College of Physicians(free)

 

7 – ISPOR 2018 – Top 10 Health Economics and Outcomes Research Trends (free PDF)

Commentary: Top 10 Trends Driving Healthcare in 2018 – NewsWise (free)

 

8 – Report: Global Monitoring of Disease Outbreak Preparedness: Preventing the Next Pandemics – Harvard Global Health Institute (free PDF)

See also: News Release (free) AND Summary report (free PDF)

 

9 – Preoperative exercise halves the postoperative complication rate in patients with lung cancer: a systematic review of the effect of exercise on complications, length of stay and quality of life in patients with cancer – British Journal of Sports Medicine (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

Commentaries: Regular exercise halves complication rate after lung cancer surgery – eCancer News (free) AND Lung Cancer Postoperative Complications Reduced With Preoperative Exercise – Pulmonology Advisor (free)

 

10 – Association of Preoperatively Diagnosed Patent Foramen Ovale With Perioperative Ischemic Stroke – JAMA (free for a period)

Commentaries: PFO Diagnosis Linked With Increased Risk of Perioperative Ischemic Stroke After Noncardiac Surgery – TCTMD (free) AND Preoperatively Diagnosed PFO and Perioperative Stroke – American College of Cardiology, Latest in Cardiology (free)

 

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