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Thu, November 30 – 10 Stories of The Day!

30 Nov,2017


1 – Guideline: Asthma: diagnosis, monitoring and chronic asthma management – National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (free)

News release: New ways to diagnose and manage asthma can improve care, says NICE (free)

Commentaries: NICE changes guidelines on asthma – PharmaTimes (free) AND NICE releases the latest asthma management standards – News Medical (free)


2 – The potential impact of food taxes and subsidies on cardiovascular disease and diabetes burden and disparities in the United States – BMC Medicine (free) (via @ArsenaultBenoit)

Related Guideline: Fiscal policies for diet and the prevention of noncommunicable diseases – World Health Organization (free)

Related articles: Reducing US cardiovascular disease burden and disparities through national and targeted dietary policies: A modelling study – PLOS Medicine (free) AND Taxes and Subsidies for Improving Diet and Population Health in Australia: A Cost-Effectiveness Modelling Study – PLOS Medicine (free) AND Policy lessons from health taxes: a systematic review of empirical studies – BMC Public Health (free)


3 – Association Between Wait Time and 30-Day Mortality in Adults Undergoing Hip Fracture Surgery – JAMA (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

Commentaries: Delaying Surgery for Hip Fracture for More Than One Day Associated with Small Increased Risk of Death – The JAMA Network (free) AND Delaying Hip Fracture Surgery for 1 Day Tied to Higher Mortality Risk – Physician’s First Watch (free) AND Emergency Hip Surgery Best Done Within 24 Hours – Medscape (free registration required)


4 – Gene Therapy Shows Promise For A Growing List Of Diseases – NPR (free)


5 – A three-talk model for shared decision making: multistage consultation process – The BMJ (free)


6 – Treatment eligibility and retention in clinical HIV care: A regression discontinuity study in South Africa – PLOS Medicine (free)

Commentary: Immediate ART treatment improves retention rates – Boston University School of Medicine (free)


7 – Platelet Transfusion for Patients With Cancer: American Society of Clinical Oncology Clinical Practice Guideline Update (free)


8 – European Society of Cardiology: Cardiovascular Disease Statistics 2017 – European Journal of Cardiology (free)

“The European Atlas of Cardiology brings together data from 56 countries to demonstrate the prevalence and cost of cardiovascular disease, and the need to utilise resources more effectively” (RT @OUPMedicine see Tweet)


9 – Computerised decision support can improve antibiotic prescribing in hospitals – NIHR Signal (free)

Original Article: The effectiveness of computerised decision support on antibiotic use in hospitals: A systematic review – PLOS One (free)


10 – Palliative Care Eligibility, Symptom Burden, and Quality-of-Life Ratings in Nursing Home Residents – JAMA Internal Medicine (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

Commentaries: Nursing home residents eligible for palliative care often don’t get it – Reuters (free) AND Most nursing home residents eligible for palliative care but lack access – MedicalXpress (free)


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