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Wed, November 29 – 10 Stories of The Day!

29 Nov,2017


1 – World Malaria Report 2017 – World Health Organization (free)

News release: Global response to malaria at crossroads (free)

“After unprecedented global success in malaria control, progress has stalled”


2 – Effect of Oral Capsule– vs Colonoscopy-Delivered Fecal Microbiota Transplantation on Recurrent Clostridium difficile Infection: A Randomized Clinical Trial – JAMA (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

Commentaries: Comparison of Fecal Transplant Using Capsule vs Colonoscopy to Prevent Clostridium Difficile Infection – The JAMA Network (free) AND New evidence suggests there’s a much easier way to get a fecal transplant – Quartz (free) AND Fecal transplant by capsule may match colonoscopy for C diff – CIDRAP (free)

Related: Faecal transplant effectively treats recurrent or unresponsive Clostridium difficile – NIHR Signal (free)


3 – Oral anticoagulants for prevention of stroke in atrial fibrillation: systematic review, network meta-analysis, and cost effectiveness analysis – The BMJ (free)

Commentary: Comparison of Oral Anticoagulants for Preventing Stroke in AF – MPR (free)


4 – The Value-Based Payment Modifier: Program Outcomes and Implications for Disparities – Annals of Internal Medicine (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

Commentary: Pay-for-performance fails to perform – Harvard Medical School, via ScienceDaily (free)

Related: The Effects of Pay-for-Performance Programs on Health, Health Care Use, and Processes of Care: A Systematic Review – Annals of Internal Medicine (free) AND Value-Based Purchasing: Time for Reboot or Time to Move On? by Ashish K. Jha, MD – The JAMA Forum (free)


5 – Tens of thousands dying from $30 billion fake drugs trade, WHO says – Reuters Health (free)

Related: About 11 percent of drugs in poor countries are fake, U.N. says – Associated Press (free)


6 – Five ways to fix statistics – Nature (free)

“As debate rumbles on about how and how much poor statistics is to blame for poor reproducibility, Nature asked influential statisticians to recommend one change to improve science. The common theme? The problem is not our maths, but ourselves”.


7 – Richard Lehman’s journal review, 27 November 2017 – The BMJ Opinion (free)

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


8 – Indications and practical approach to non-invasive ventilation in acute heart failure – European Heart Journal (free)


9 – Long-term effects of glucocorticoids on function, quality of life, and survival in patients with Duchenne muscular dystrophy: a prospective cohort study – The Lancet (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

Commentaries: Glucocorticoids offer long-term benefits for patients with Duchenne muscular dystrophy – Children’s National Health System, via ScienceDaily (free)


10 – Aerobic exercise moderately reduces depressive symptoms in new mothers – NIHR Signal (free)

Original article: Does aerobic exercise reduce postpartum depressive symptoms? a systematic review and meta-analysis – British Journal of General Practice (free)

“Involving new mothers in group exercise programmes, or advising them on an exercise of their choice, reduced depressive symptoms compared with usual care” (RT @NIHR_DC see Tweet)


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