Tue, January 2 – 10 Stories of The Day!

2 Jan, 2018 | 00:01h | UTC

 

1 – 2017 year in review: key health issues – World Health Organization (free)

Review the biggest health stories from WHO in 2017.

 

2 – Biggest global health moments of 2017 – Devex (free)

 

3 – No interventions proven to prevent late-life dementia, systematic reviews find – ACP Internist (free)

Other Commentaries: No Magic Bullet for Preventing Late-Life Dementia – Physician’s Weekly (free) AND No interventions proven to prevent late-life dementia – MedicalXpress (free)

Original Articles:

– Physical Activity Interventions in Preventing Cognitive Decline and Alzheimer-Type Dementia: A Systematic Review – Annals of Internal Medicine (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

– Pharmacologic Interventions to Prevent Cognitive Decline, Mild Cognitive Impairment, and Clinical Alzheimer-Type Dementia: A Systematic Review – Annals of Internal Medicine (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

– Does Cognitive Training Prevent Cognitive Decline?: A Systematic Review – Annals of Internal Medicine (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

– Over-the-Counter Supplement Interventions to Prevent Cognitive Decline, Mild Cognitive Impairment, and Clinical Alzheimer-Type Dementia: A Systematic Review – Annals of Internal Medicine (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

 

4 – Best 10 ICU Trials of 2017 – from The Bottom Line (free)

(via @azevedo_lcp and @Gas_Craic see Tweet with infographic summarizing the review)

 

5 – “Less is More”: The New paradigm in Critical Care – by Paul Marik, in EMCrit (free)

 

6 – What We Mean When We Say Evidence-Based Medicine – The New York Times (10 articles per month are free)

 

7 – Opinion: The evidence keeps piling up: e-cigarettes are definitely safer than smoking – The Guardian Science (free)

Related guidelines and reports: Balancing risks and opportunities – British Medical Association (free PDF) AND Nicotine without smoke: Tobacco harm reduction – Royal College of Physicians (free summary and PDF) AND RCGP Position Statement on the use of electronic nicotine vapour products (E-Cigarettes) – Royal College of General Practitioners (free PDF)

See related STAT News story addressing the question: “Should we settle for lesser harms?”.

 

8 – Medical News & Perspectives: Will the FDA’s New Tobacco Strategy Be a Game Changer? – JAMA (free)

See also related news about the new FDA regulatory plan to shift trajectory of tobacco-related disease and death

 

9 – 2017 ACC Expert Consensus Decision Pathway for Optimization of Heart Failure Treatment: Answers to 10 Pivotal Issues About Heart Failure With Reduced Ejection Fraction – Journal of the American College of Cardiology (free)

Commentaries: New Guidance Issued to Optimize Heart Failure Treatment – American College of Cardiology, Latest in Cardiology (free) AND Expert Consensus on Optimization of Heart Failure Treatment – American College of Cardiology, Latest in Cardiology (free) AND HFrEF Tx Guidelines Catch Up with New Therapies – MedPage Today (free registration required)

 

10 – Meta-Analysis of Culprit-Only Versus Multivessel Percutaneous Coronary Intervention in Patients with ST-Segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction and Multivessel Coronary Disease – American Journal of Cardiology (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

Commentary: STEMI Patients With Multivessel Disease Best Served by a Single, Complete Procedure: Meta-analysis – TCTMD (free)

Related Systematic Review: Complete versus culprit-only revascularisation in ST elevation myocardial infarction with multi-vessel disease – Cochrane Library (free) AND Summary How should we deal with non-culprit lesions during a STEMI? A mid-night conundrum – Evidently Cochrane (free)

 

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