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Tue, December 5 – 10 Stories of The Day!

5 Dec,2017


1 – Association of Overlapping Surgery With Increased Risk for Complications Following Hip Surgery: A Population-Based, Matched Cohort Study – JAMA Internal Medicine (free)

Editorial: Overlapping Surgery – Perspectives From the Other Side of the Table (free)

Commentaries: Study: Overlapping surgeries boost complication risks – Becker’s Hospital Review (free) AND Does Overlapping Surgery Increase Complication Risk After Hip Surgery? – The JAMA Network (free)


2 – Cheese consumption and risk of cardiovascular disease: a meta-analysis of prospective studies – European Journal of Nutrition (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

Commentary: Eating 40g of cheese a day may reduce heart attack and stroke risk – NHS Choices (free)

Related meta-analysis: Milk and dairy consumption and risk of cardiovascular diseases and all-cause mortality: dose–response meta-analysis of prospective cohort studies – European Journal of Epidemiology (free)


3 – WHO reviewing data on Sanofi dengue vaccine, urges limited use – Reuters (free)

Related: Brazil recommends restrictions on Sanofi dengue vaccine – Reuters (free) AND Sanofi restricts dengue vaccine but downplays antibody enhancement – CIDRAP (free) AND New dengue vaccine could worsen disease in some people – STAT (free)


4 – 2017 Update in perioperative medicine: 6 questions answered – Cleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine (free)


5 – Pulmonary embolus in the ED – Which patients require systemic thrombolytics? – emDocs (free)


6 – An Unconscious Patient with a DNR Tattoo – New England Journal of Medicine (free)

Commentary: His tattoo said “do not resuscitate.” Doctors wanted another opinion – The New York Times (free)


7 – Headline vs. study: The unbearable heaviness of false hope – HealthNews Review (free)


8 – Our Review Criteria – HealthNewsReview (free)

“Such a great list! Ten Criteria for Reviewing a News Article on Health. Cost, harms, quality of evidence, disease-mongering, conflict of interest, etc.” (RT @CaulfieldTim see Tweet)


9 – Richard Lehman’s journal review, 4 December 2017 – The BMJ Opinion (free)

Richard Lehman reviews the latest research in the top medical journals.


10 – Cognitive trajectories from infancy to early adulthood following birth before 26 weeks of gestation: a prospective, population-based cohort study – Archives of Disease in Childhood (free)

Commentary: Does Cognition in Children Born Extremely Preterm Catch Up by Early Adulthood? – Journal Watch (free)


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