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Tue, February 13 – 10 Stories of The Day!

13 Feb,2018


1 – Delayed umbilical cord clamping reduces hospital mortality for preterm infants – NIHR Signal (free)

Original article: Delayed vs early umbilical cord clamping for preterm infants: a systematic review and meta-analysis – American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology (free)


2 – Effect of early and systematic integration of palliative care in patients with advanced cancer: a randomised controlled trial – The Lancet Oncology (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

Commentary: Early Integration of Palliative Care Improves Quality of Life in Advanced Cancer – Oncology Nurse Advisor (free)

Related Guideline: Integration of Palliative Care Into Standard Oncology Care: American Society of Clinical Oncology Clinical Practice Guideline Update (free) AND Commentary: Concurrent Palliative Care: Recommendations From the ASCO Clinical Practice Guideline – The ASCO Post (free)


3 – Infographic: ATLS Trauma Update 2018 (free) (via @CritCareReviews)


4 – The Hypertension Guideline War Is Not A Fake War – Cardiobrief (free)

Related: The Fake Hypertension War: Medical politics and mud fights – MedPage Today (free registration required)


5 – Overtesting and undertesting in primary care: a systematic review and meta-analysis – BMJ Open (free) (via @JackOSullivan3 and @KariTikkinen)


6 – Opinion: Heart Stents Are Useless for Most Stable Patients. They’re Still Widely Used – The New York Times (10 articles per month are free)


7 – State of The Art Review: The role of robotics in colorectal surgery – The BMJ (free for a limited period)


8 – Richard Lehman’s journal reviews, 12 February 2018 – The BMJ Opinion (free)

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


9 – Trimethoprim use for urinary tract infection and risk of adverse outcomes in older patients: cohort study – The BMJ (free)

“Trimethoprim is associated with a greater risk of acute kidney injury and hyperkalaemia compared with other antibiotics used to treat UTIs, but not a greater risk of death”


10 – FIGO consensus guidelines on placenta accreta spectrum disorders – International Journal of Gynecology & Obstetrics

– Introduction (free)

– Epidemiology (free)

– Prenatal Diagnosis and Screening (free)

– Nonconservative surgical management (free)


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