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Wed, January 3 – 10 Stories of The Day!

3 Jan,2018


1 – Association Between Calcium or Vitamin D Supplementation and Fracture Incidence in Community-Dwelling Older Adults: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis – JAMA (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

Commentaries: Calcium and vitamin D supplements not associated with lower risk of fractures – OnMedica (free) AND Do Vitamin D, Calcium Supplements Cut Fracture Risk in Older Patients? – MPR (free) AND Vitamin D and Calcium Don’t Prevent Bone Fractures – The New York Times (10 articles per month are free) AND Calcium And Vitamin D Supplements Still Do Not Prevent Fractures – American Council on Science and Health (free)


2 – The use of probiotics to prevent Clostridium difficile diarrhea associated with antibiotic use – Cochrane Library (free)

See related meta-analysis: Timely Use of Probiotics in Hospitalized Adults Prevents Clostridium difficile Infection (free)

“Based on this systematic review and meta-analysis of 31 randomized controlled trials including 8672 patients, moderate certainty evidence suggests that probiotics are effective for preventing C. difficile-associated diarrhea”


3 – Mandrola’s Top 10 Cardiology Stories of 2017 – Medscape (free registration required)


4 – Top nephrology-related stories of 2017 – NephJC (free)


5 – Regional Variation of Computed Tomographic Imaging in the United States and the Risk of Nephrectomy – JAMA Internal Medicine (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

Editorial: Use of Advanced Imaging Tests and the Not-So-Incidental Harms of Incidental Findings (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

Commentary: Trunk Imaging Tied to Higher Nephrectomy Risk – MedPage Today (free registration required)

“The remarkable number of unnecessary CT scans and their downstream risk from incidental findings” (via @EricTopol see Tweet)


6 – Overdiagnosis across medical disciplines: a scoping review – The BMJ Open (free) (via @brooke_nickel)


7 – Prevalence of Work-Related Musculoskeletal Disorders Among Surgeons and Interventionalists: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis – JAMA Surgery (free)

Author Interview: Work-Related Musculoskeletal Disorders Among Surgeons and Interventionalists (free)

Commentary: Work-Related Musculoskeletal Injury Common in Surgeons, Interventionalists – Medscape (free registration required)


8 – Richard Lehman’s journal review, 2 January 2018 – The BMJ Opinion (free)

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


9 – Infographic: Date Night with the EHR – NEJM Catalyst (free)

Related Guideline: Putting Patients First by Reducing Administrative Tasks in Health Care: A Position Paper of the American College of Physicians (free)

Related Commentary: Why Physician Burnout Is Endemic, and How Health Care Must Respond – NEJM Catalyst (free)


10 – Comparative Effectiveness of Implementation Strategies for Blood Pressure Control in Hypertensive Patients: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis – Annals of Internal Medicine (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

Commentaries: Meta-Analysis: It Takes a Team to Optimize Hypertension Tx – MedPage Today (free registration required) AND Blood pressure control best achieved with a multilevel, multicomponent approach – American College of Physicians, via EurekAlert (free)


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