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)
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)
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)
“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”.
Richard Lehman reviews the latest research in the top medical journals.
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)