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Wed, December 6 – 10 Stories of The Day!

6 Dec,2017


1 – Primary care-led weight management for remission of type 2 diabetes (DiRECT): an open-label, cluster-randomised trial – The Lancet (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

Commentaries: Intensive weight loss can ‘reverse’ type 2 diabetes – OnMedica (free) AND Weight Management May Reverse T2D – MedPage Today (free registration required) AND Radical diet can reverse type 2 diabetes, new study shows – The Guardian (free)


2 – Modern contraceptive use, unmet need, and demand satisfied among women of reproductive age who are married or in a union in the focus countries of the Family Planning 2020 initiative: a systematic analysis using the Family Planning Estimation Tool – The Lancet (free)

Related Report: FP2020 – The Way Ahead (free)

Commentaries: Contraceptive use gaining momentum in world’s poorest countries – Reuters (free) AND FP2020 reports progress on family planning, but faces an uphill battle – Devex (free)


3 – Validation and diagnostic accuracy of predictive curves for age-associated longitudinal cognitive decline in older adults – Canadian Medical Association Journal (free)

Commentaries: New easy-to-use tool can help determine Alzheimer’s risk, similar to pediatric growth curves – CMAJ, via EurekAlert (free) AND Cognitive Decline Charts Could Help Flag Whether Patient Has Dementia – Physician’s First Watch (free)


4 – Readmissions After Revascularization Procedures for Peripheral Arterial Disease: A Nationwide Cohort Study – Annals of Internal Medicine (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

Commentaries: Burden of Readmission High in PAD Patients Following Revascularization – TCTMD (free) AND 1 in 6 Patients Undergoing Peripheral Arterial Revascularization Readmitted Within 30 Days – Physician’s First Watch (free) AND 1 in 6 Readmitted After Peripheral Revascularization – MedPage Today (free registration required)


5 – It’s Gonna Get a Lot Easier to Break Science Journal Paywalls – Wired (Free) (via @EricTopol)


6 – Cherry-picking by trialists and meta-analysts can drive conclusions about intervention efficacy – Journal of Clinical Epidemiology (free)


7 – A Failure to Heal – The New York Times Magazine (10 articles per month are free) (RT @camialderighi see Tweet)


8 – Association of Clinician Denial of Patient Requests With Patient Satisfaction – JAMA Internal Medicine (free)

Commentaries: Clinician denial of certain patient requests linked with decreased satisfaction – 2 Minute Medicine (free) AND Denial of some patient requests, but not others, associated with decreased patient satisfaction, study finds – ACP Internist (free) AND Patient satisfaction surveys are worthless – Physician’s Weekly (free)


9 – Association of US State Implementation of Newborn Screening Policies for Critical Congenital Heart Disease With Early Infant Cardiac Deaths – JAMA (free)

Commentaries: Newborn Screening Policies For CHD Associated With Lower Infant Deaths – American College of Cardiology, Latest in Cardiology (free) AND Infant CCHD deaths cut by 33% after mandatory pulse oximetry testing – Cardiovascular Business (free) AND Screening for Critical Congenital Heart Disease at Birth Saves Lives – CDC (free)

Related guideline: Canadian Cardiovascular Society/Canadian Pediatric Cardiology Association Position Statement on Pulse Oximetry Screening in Newborns to Enhance Detection of Critical Congenital Heart Disease (free)


10 – Advance care planning for patients with chronic respiratory diseases: a systematic review of preferences and practices – Thorax (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

Commentary: Doctors rarely discuss end-of-life care for chronic lung conditions – Reuters (free)

Related guideline: An Official American Thoracic Society Clinical Policy Statement: Palliative Care for Patients with Respiratory Diseases and Critical Illnesses (free)


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