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Wed, February 7 – 10 Stories of The Day!

7 Feb,2018


1 – Policy Statement: Recommended Childhood and Adolescent Immunization Schedules: United States, 2018 – American Academy of Pediatrics (free)

The Immunization Schedules for 2018 are available in the Red Book Online (free) and in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Website (free)


2 – Rapid Recommendations: Antibiotics after incision and drainage for uncomplicated skin abscesses: a clinical practice guideline – The BMJ (free text and infographics)


3 – Report: E-cigarettes and heated tobacco products: evidence review – Public Health England (free PDF)

News release: PHE publishes independent expert e-cigarettes evidence review (free)

Commentaries: UK experts urge smokers to switch to e-cigs for big health gains – Reuters (free) AND E-cigarettes ‘should be on prescription’ – BBC News (free) AND Doctors should encourage smokers to switch to vaping – OnMedica (free)

See related report recently released by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (free report and commentaries)


4 – Effect of an In-Hospital Multifaceted Clinical Pharmacist Intervention on the Risk of Readmission: A Randomized Clinical Trial – JAMA Internal Medicine (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

Commentaries: Clinical Pharmacist Intervention Can Reduce ED Visits and Hospital Readmissions – MedicalResearch.com (free) AND Pharmacist-led extended medication review and follow-up on discharge may decrease risk of readmission – 2 Minute Medicine (free)


5 – EAU Guidelines on Assessment and Nonsurgical Management of Urinary Incontinence – European Urology (free)


6 – AASLD guidelines for the treatment of hepatocellular carcinoma – Hepatology (free)


7 – Richard Lehman’s journal review, 5 February 2018 – The BMJ Opinion (free)

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


8 – How Fake Surgery Exposes Useless Treatments – Scientific American (free)

Related: Sham surgeries: A tale of medical reversals & the role of the media – HealthNewsReview (free)


9 – To eat or to breathe? The answer is both! Nutritional management during noninvasive ventilation – Critical Care (free)


10 – Origins of the current outbreak of multidrug-resistant malaria in southeast Asia: a retrospective genetic study – The Lancet Infectious Diseases (free)

Commentaries: Drug-resistant malaria spreading fast in Southeast Asia – CIDRAP (free) AND Drug-resistant malaria will spread without urgent action, experts warn – The Guardian (free) AND Multidrug resistant malaria spread under the radar for years in Cambodia – Wellcome Sanger Institute (free)


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