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Wed, January 10 – 10 Stories of The Day!

10 Jan,2018


1 – Report: The High Toll of Traffic Injuries : Unacceptable and Preventable – The World Bank (free PDF) (via @equitylist)

Press release: Road Deaths and Injuries Hold Back Economic Growth in Developing Countries (free)

Key Findings: The High Toll of Traffic Injuries : Unacceptable and Preventable – The World Bank (free)


2 – Screening for Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis: US Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation Statement – JAMA (free)

Editorials: Evolving Recommendations for Scoliosis Screening: A Compelling Need for Further Research (free) AND Early Detection of Scoliosis—What the USPSTF “I” Means for Us (free)

Author interview: USPSTF Recommendation: Screening for Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis (free)

Commentaries: Not Enough Evidence on Benefits, Harms of Routine Scoliosis Screening for Children and Adolescents – The JAMA Network (free) AND U.S. doctors not certain all kids need scoliosis screening – Reuters (free)


3 – Guideline: Treatment of Non-neurogenic Male LUTS – European Urology Association (free, but not accessible via mobile devices) (via @KariTikkinen)


4 – We’re Not Ready for a Flu Pandemic – The New York Times (10 articles per month are free)


5 – Non-alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease: A Clinical Update – Journal of Clinical and Translational Hepatology (free)


6 – Open Access 2017: A Year of Stand-Offs, Showdowns, & Funders’ Own Journals – Absolutely Maybe, in PLOS Blogs (free)


7 – Effect of Physical Activity on Frailty: Secondary Analysis of a Randomized Controlled Trial – Annals of Internal Medicine (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

Commentaries: Structured exercise may offer mobility benefits to all older patients, regardless of frailty – ACP Internist (free) AND Exercise may reduce disability even in frail elders – Reuters (free) AND Effect of Physical Activity on Frailty – Summary for Patients, Annals of Internal Medicine (free)


8 – Percutaneous PFO Closure Tied to Lower Risk for Recurrent Stroke – Physician’s First Watch (free) AND Meta-Analyses Support Stroke Prevention With PFO Closure – MedPage Today (free registration required)

Original article 1: Device Closure Versus Medical Therapy Alone for Patent Foramen Ovale in Patients With Cryptogenic Stroke: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis – Annals of Internal Medicine (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

Original article 2: Percutaneous Closure Versus Medical Treatment in Stroke Patients With Patent Foramen Ovale: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis – Annals of Internal Medicine (link to abstract – $ for full-text)


9 – Ambient carbon monoxide and cardiovascular mortality: a nationwide time-series analysis in 272 cities in China – The Lancet Planetary Health (free)

See 2 other recent studies showing the association of air pollution and mortality: Association of Short-term Exposure to Air Pollution With Mortality in Older Adults AND Air Pollution and Mortality in the Medicare Population

Related: The cost of a polluted environment: 1.7 million child deaths a year, says WHO – World Health Organization (free) AND Estimates and 25-year trends of the global burden of disease attributable to ambient air pollution: an analysis of data from the Global Burden of Diseases Study 2015 – The Lancet (free) AND Death in the Air: Air Pollution Costs Money and Lives – World Bank (free infographic and report)


10 – Silent Myocardial Infarction and Long-Term Risk of Heart Failure: The ARIC Study – Journal of the American College of Cardiology (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

Commentaries: Silent MI and the Risk of Heart Failure – American College of Cardiology, Latest in Cardiology (free) AND Silent MI associated with downstream heart failure risk – Cardiovascular Business (free) AND Heart Failure Risk Following ‘Silent’ MI Warrants Scrutiny: ARIC Analysis – TCTMD (free) AND Silent MI Predicts Heart Failure, Deserves More Respect as CHD Risk Factor – Medscape (free registration required)


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