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Fri, June 8 – 10 Stories of The Day!

8 Jun,2018

 

1 – 2018 Expert Consensus on the Management of Adverse Effects of Antiplatelet Therapy for Acute Coronary Syndrome in Taiwan – Acta Cardiologica Sinica (free)

 

2 – Building a Great Scientific Abstract: A Quick Checklist – by Hilda Bastian, in Absolutely Maybe Blog (free)

 

3 – Infographic: Global Deaths Attributable to High Systolic Blood Pressure, 1990-2016 – JAMA (free)

 

4 – Social Medicine: Twitter in Healthcare – Journal of Clinical Medicine (free)

Related: University of Twitter? Scientists give impromptu lecture critiquing nutrition research – CBC (free) AND Twitter-Based Medicine: How Social Media is Changing the Public’s View of Medicine – The Health Care Blog (free) AND What’s your doctor reading? How social media is disrupting medical education – National Post (free)

 

5 – Doctors Scrutinize Overtreatment, As Cancer Death Rates Decline – NPR (free)

 

6 – Community-level changes in condom use and uptake of HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis by gay and bisexual men in Melbourne and Sydney, Australia: results of repeated behavioural surveillance in 2013–17 – The Lancet HIV (free registration required)

Commentaries: Uptake of PrEP coincides with less condom use – OnMedica (free) AND PrEP uptake on the rise and condom use declines in gay men – News Medical (free) AND A pill that protects people from HIV may also lead to more sex without condoms – Science (free)

Related: How PrEP to Prevent HIV May be Fueling a Rise in Other STDs (link to abstract and commentaries)

 

7 – Education and myopia: assessing the direction of causality by mendelian randomization – The BMJ (free)

Editorial: Intense schooling linked to myopia (free)

Commentaries: Education and myopia: assessing the direction of causality by mendelian randomization – The BMJ Opinion (free) AND Myopia could be linked to longer periods spent in education – OnMedica (free) AND Highly Educated, Very Nearsighted? – The New York Times (10 articles per month are free)

 

8 – Job strain and atrial fibrillation – Results from the Swedish Longitudinal Occupational Survey of Health and meta-analysis of three studies – European Journal of Preventive Cardiology (free)

News Release: Stressful jobs are associated with a higher risk of heart rhythm disorders – European Society of Cardiology (free)

 

9 – Aspirin may be a follow-on option to prevent blood clots, starting five days after hip or knee surgery – NIHR Signal (free)

See Original Article: Aspirin or Rivaroxaban for VTE Prophylaxis after Hip or Knee Arthroplasty – New England Journal of Medicine (link to abstract – $ for full-text) AND Quick Take Video Summary: Preventing VTE after Hip or Knee Arthroplasty (free)

 

10 – Effectiveness of targeted enhanced terminal room disinfection on hospital-wide acquisition and infection with multidrug-resistant organisms and Clostridium difficile: a secondary analysis of a multicentre cluster randomised controlled trial with crossover design (BETR Disinfection) – The Lancet Infectious Diseases (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

Commentary: UV-light cleaning shown to cut superbugs hospital-wide – CIDRAP (free)

 

Thu, June 7 – 10 Stories of The Day!

7 Jun,2018

 

1 – Mental Health ATLAS 2017 – World Health Organization (free PDF)

News Release: Mental health: massive scale-up of resources needed if global targets are to be met (free)

See also: WHO Campaign on Mental Health (free resources)

Every US$ 1 invested in scaling up treatment for common mental illnesses such as depression and anxiety leads to a return of US$ 4 in better health and ability to work” (via @WHO see Tweet)

 

2 – Interventions for preventing upper gastrointestinal bleeding in people admitted to intensive care units – Cochrane Library (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

Summary: Interventions for preventing upper gastrointestinal bleeding in people on intensive care units – Cochrane Library (free)

Related Observational Study: H2 blockers prevented clinically important GI bleeding better than PPIs in ICU patients – ACP Hospitalist (free)

 

3 – Nicotine replacement therapy versus control for smoking cessation – Cochrane Library (free)

Summary: Can nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) help people quit smoking? – Cochrane Library (free)

 

4 – Perspective: Richard Smith: The case for medical nihilism and “gentle medicine” – The BMJ Opinion (free)

 

5 – Review: Aspiration Pneumonia and Related Syndromes – Mayo Clinic Proceedings (free)

 

6 – Ebola virus disease: Democratic Republic of the Congo – World Health Organization (free)

Related: DRC probes 5 new possible Ebola cases; WHO details experimental drugs – CIDRAP (free) AND Ebola treatments approved for compassionate use in current outbreak – World Health Organization (free) AND Ebola virus disease – Democratic Republic of the Congo: Points of Entry – World Health Organization (free)

 

7 – Stimulants for ADHD in children: Revisited – Therapeutics Initiative (via @AllenFrancesMD see Tweet)

“There is convincing evidence that a proportion of boys and girls treated with stimulants in BC and around the world are simply the youngest in their class”

 

8 – Review: Artificial Intelligence in Cardiology – Journal of the American College of Cardiology (free for a limited period)

Commentary: Reviews Examine How Digital, Mobile Advances Will Define Future of Cardiology – American College of Cardiology (free)

 

9 – Continuous low-dose antibiotic prophylaxis to prevent urinary tract infection in adults who perform clean intermittent self-catheterisation: the AnTIC RCT – Health Technology Assessment (free)

“The results of this large randomised trial, conducted in accordance with best practice, demonstrate clear benefit for antibiotic prophylaxis in terms of reducing the frequency of UTI for people carrying out CISC”.

 

10 – Association of Surgical Left Atrial Appendage Occlusion With Subsequent Stroke and Mortality Among Patients Undergoing Cardiac Surgery – JAMA (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

Commentary: Heart surgery: To have or not to have…your left atrial appendage closed – Mayo Clinic, via ScienceDaily (free) AND LAA Closure Tied to Better Heart Surgery Outcomes – MedPage Today (free registration required)

 

Wed, June 6 – 10 Stories of The Day!

6 Jun,2018

 

1 – Fecal Microbiota Transplantation for Primary Clostridium difficile Infection – New England Journal of Medicine (free)

Commentary: Antibiotics Weren’t Used to Cure These Patients. Fecal Bacteria Were – The New York Times (10 articles per month are free) AND The Latest Poop On Fecal Transplants Vs. Antibiotics For C. Difficile Diarrhea – Forbes (free)

 

2 – Association of Metformin Use With Risk of Lactic Acidosis Across the Range of Kidney Function: A Community-Based Cohort Study – JAMA Internal Medicine (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

Commentaries: Study Supports Metformin Use at eGFRs as Low as 30 – NEJM Physician’s First Watch (free) AND Metformin safe for most diabetics with kidney disease – UPI (free) AND Evidence Growing Metformin Safe in Many With Diabetes and CKD – Medscape (free registration required)

Related Studies: Metformin Treatment in Patients With Type 2 Diabetes and Chronic Kidney Disease (link to abstract and commentaries) AND Metformin is linked to reduced mortality in type 2 diabetes with comorbid CKD and CHF – ACP Diabetes Monthly (free)

 

3 – #ASCO18 – Video (35 min): ASCO 2018 conference round up, by Dr Bishal Gyawali and Will Davies (free)

 

4 – #ASCO18 – Tailoring Adjuvant Endocrine Therapy for Premenopausal Breast Cancer – New England Journal of Medicine (free)

Editorial: Endocrine Adjuvant Therapy for Localized Breast Cancer (free)

Commentary: Aromatase Inhibitor Plus Ovarian Suppression Yields Benefit in High-Risk Premenopausal Patients With Breast Cancer – The ASCO Post (free)

 

5 – Perspective: Beyond Legalization — Dilemmas Physicians Confront Regarding Aid in Dying – New England Journal of Medicine (free)

 

6 – Understanding and Improving the Health of People Who Experience Incarceration: An Overview and Synthesis – Epidemiology Reviews (free)

 

7 – Pulmonary Function Tests for the Generalist: A Brief Review – Mayo Clinic Proceedings (free)

 

8 – Catch up on new COPD guidelines – ACP Internist (free)

Original Guideline: 2018 Global Strategy for Prevention, Diagnosis and Management of COPD – Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (GOLD) (free PDF)

Pocket Guide: COPD Diagnosis, Management and Prevention (free PDF)

 

9 – Exercise for cognitive brain health in aging: A systematic review for an evaluation of dose – Neurology Clinical Practice (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

Commentary: How Much Exercise Is Needed to Help Improve Thinking Skills? – American Academy of Neurology, via NewsWise (free) AND Exercise regimen can maintain cognition in older adults, researchers say – UPI (free) AND 1-Hour Exercise, 3 Times a Week Boosts Cognition in Older Adults – MedPage Today (free registration required)

 

10 – Clinical Implications of Revised Pooled Cohort Equations for Estimating Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Disease Risk – Annals of Internal Medicine (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

Commentaries: New risk calculator could change the aspirin, statins, and blood pressure medications some people take – STAT (free) AND Statin recommendations may change, especially for African-Americans – CNN (free) AND Millions could have incorrect statin, aspirin and blood pressure prescriptions – Stanford Medicine, via ScienceDaily (free)

 

Tue, June 5 – 10 Stories of The Day!

5 Jun,2018

 

1 – More active people for a healthier world: The global action plan on physical activity 2018 – 2030 – World Health Organization (free PDF)

News Release: More active people for a healthier world: The global action plan on physical activity 2018 – 2030 (free resources)

 

2 – Time to deliver: report of the WHO Independent High-Level Commission on Noncommunicable Diseases – World Health Organization (free PDF)

News Release: Commission calls for urgent action against chronic diseases (free)

 

3 – #ASCO18 – PREOPANC-1 Trial Compares Preoperative Chemoradiotherapy vs Immediate Surgery for Pancreatic Cancer – The ASCO Post (free)

Related Video: Pre-operative chemotherapy with radiation may help people with pancreatic cancer live longer – eCancer News (free)

 

4 – #ASCO18 – Adjuvant mFOLFIRINOX vs Gemcitabine in Resected Pancreatic Cancer – The ASCO Post (free)

Related: Pancreatic Cancer Survival Jumps With Postsurgical Chemo Combo – OncLive (free) AND Study Finds Rare Gain for Tough-To-Treat Pancreatic Cancer – Associated Press (free)

 

5 – Current Concepts in Diagnosis and Treatment of Functional Neurological Disorders – JAMA Neurology (free for a limited period)

 

6 – Cardiac and Vascular Surgery–Associated Acute Kidney Injury: The 20th International Consensus Conference of the ADQI (Acute Disease Quality Initiative) Group – Journal of the American Heart Association (free)

 

7 – The management of chronic hepatitis C: 2018 guideline update from the Canadian Association for the Study of the Liver – Canadian Medical Association Journal (free)

Commentaries: Hepatitis C guideline recommends screening for all people born 1945-1975 – CMAJ, via EurekAlert (free) AND Canadian Group Offers New Guidelines on Hepatitis C Screening, Management – NEJM Physician’s First Watch (free)

Related Guidelines: HCV Guidance: Recommendations for Testing, Managing, and Treating Hepatitis C – American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD) and the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) (free) AND EASL Recommendations on Treatment of Hepatitis C 2018 – Journal of Hepatology (free)

 

8 – Richard Lehman’s journal review, 4 June 2018 – The BMJ Opinion (free)

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

 

9 – Optimal pharmacological therapy in ST-elevation myocardial infarction—a review – Netherlands Heart Journal (free)

Source: Critical Care Reviews Newsletter

 

10 – Eliminating Inappropriate Telemetry Monitoring: An Evidence-Based Implementation Guide – JAMA Internal Medicine (free for a limited period)

Invited Commentary: Continuing to Improve Appropriateness of Continuous Electrocardiographic Monitoring (Telemetry) (free for a limited period)

 

Mon, June 4 – 10 Stories of The Day!

4 Jun,2018

 

#ASCO18 – Highlights from the American Society of Clinical Oncology Annual Meeting 2018

 

1 – #ASCO18 – Adjuvant Chemotherapy Guided by a 21-Gene Expression Assay in Breast Cancer – New England Journal of Medicine (free)

Commentaries: 2018 ASCO: TAILORx: Most Women With Early-Stage Breast Cancer Can Forgo Chemotherapy When Guided by a Diagnostic Test – The ASCO Post (free) AND Many breast cancer patients can skip chemo, big study finds – STAT (free) AND Many women with early-stage breast cancer can skip chemotherapy: study – Reuters (free) AND For Some Breast Cancer Patients, The Chemo Decision Just Got Easier – NPR (free) AND Breast cancer: Test means fewer women will need chemotherapy – BBC (free) AND Good News for Women With Breast Cancer: Many Don’t Need Chemo – The New York Times (10 articles per month are free)

 

2 – #ASCO18 – Global, Regional, and National Cancer Incidence, Mortality, Years of Life Lost, Years Lived With Disability, and Disability-Adjusted Life-Years for 29 Cancer Groups, 1990 to 2016: A Systematic Analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study – JAMA Oncology (free)

Commentary: Increase in lifestyle-related cancers over past decade spotlights critical need for prevention – Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (free)

 

3 – #ASCO18 – Sunitinib Alone or after Nephrectomy in Metastatic Renal-Cell Carcinoma – New England Journal of Medicine (free)

Editorial: Cytoreductive Nephrectomy — Patient Selection Is Key (free)

Commentaries: 2018 ASCO: Carmena Trial Compares Nephrectomy Plus Adjuvant Sunitinib vs Sunitinib Alone in Metastatic RCC – The ASCO Post (free) AND In Advanced Kidney Cancer, Surgery No Longer Sole Standard of Care – Medscape (free registration required)

 

4 – #ASCO18 – Pembrolizumab (pembro) versus platinum-based chemotherapy (chemo) as first-line therapy for advanced/metastatic NSCLC with a PD-L1 tumor proportion score (TPS) ≥ 1%: Open-label, phase 3 KEYNOTE-042 study (link to abstract)

Commentaries: 2018 ASCO: KEYNOTE-042 Trial Compares Pembrolizumab With Chemotherapy as First-Line Treatment of NSCLC With PD-L1 Expression of 1% or More – The ASCO Post (free) AND ‘End of an Era’ for Chemo in Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer – Medscape (free registration required)

 

5 – #ASCO18 – Phase 3 Trial of Ibrutinib plus Rituximab in Waldenström’s Macroglobulinemia – New England Journal of Medicine (free)

Commentary: Ibrutinib/Rituximab Improves PFS in Waldenström’s Macroglobulinemia – ASCO Daily News (free)

 

6 – #ASCO18 – Affordability and Price Increases of New Cancer Drugs in Clinical Guidelines, 2007–2016 – Cancer Spectrum (free) (via @oncology_bg see Tweet)

 

7 – #ASCO18 – Editorial: Marketing personalized cancer treatments requires careful language – Nature (free)

Related: What Precisely Is Precision Oncology—and Will It Work? – The ASCO Post (free) AND Hope and hype around cancer immunotherapy – CNN (free)

“Therapies tailored to individual tumors must not be oversold”.

 

8 – #ASCO18 – 2018 ASCO: Low-Dose Maintenance Chemotherapy in Rhabdomyosarcoma – The ASCO Post (free)

 

9 – #ASCO18 – 2018 ASCO: Blood Test Shows Potential as a Detection Tool for Early-Stage Lung Cancer – The ASCO Post (free)

Commentary: Biotech Firm Grail Takes The First Steps In Its Quest For A Blood Test For Cancer – Forbes (free)

 

10 – #ASCO18 – Antibiotics greatly reduce effectiveness of cancer treatment – study – The Guardian (free) AND Antibiotics HALVE life expectancy of cancer sufferers, NHS medics reveal in world first at US conference – Daily Maily (free)

 

Fri, June 1 – 10 Stories of The Day!

1 Jun,2018

 

1 – World No Tobacco Day, 31 May 2018 – World Health Organization (free resources)

Related: World No Tobacco Day: Tobacco and Heart Disease – World Health Organization (free)

Commentary: Smoking down, but tobacco use still a major cause of death, disease – WHO – Reuters (free)

 

2 – Electronic cigarette use in youths: a position statement of the Forum of International Respiratory Societies – European Respiratory Journal (free)

News Release: Respiratory societies warn about electronic cigarette use in youth: World No Tobacco Day – CHEST (free)

 

3 – National, regional, and global prevalence of smoking during pregnancy in the general population: a systematic review and meta-analysis – The Lancet Global Health (free)

Invited Commentary: A global perspective on smoking during pregnancy (free)

 

4 – Cancer screening in the United States, 2018: A review of current American Cancer Society guidelines and current issues in cancer screening – CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians (free)

See Also Cancer Screening Guidelines from Other Organizations: U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Recommendations (all free) AND Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care Published Guidelines (all free)

 

5 – Clinical practice guidelines for the management of central venous catheter for critically ill patients – Journal of Emergency and Critical Care Medicine (free)

Source: Critical Care Reviews Newsletter

 

6 – Perspective by Bill Gates: Innovation for Pandemics – New England Journal of Medicine (free)

Related: The Characteristics of Pandemic Pathogens: Improving Pandemic Preparedness by Identifying the Attributes of Microorganisms Most Likely to Cause a Global Catastrophic Biological Event – Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (free PDF) AND Are we prepared for the looming epidemic threat? – The Guardian (free) The World Is Not Ready for the Next Pandemic – TIME cover story AND The World Is Completely Unprepared for a Global Pandemic – Harvard Business Review (free) AND Seven reasons we’re at more risk than ever of a global pandemic – CNN (free) AND Video: Pandemics – a worrying global public health threat (free)

 

7 – Symptomatic Zika Virus Infection in Infants, Children, and Adolescents Living in Puerto Rico – JAMA Pediatrics (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

Commentaries: New studies highlight Zika presentation in kids, veterans – CIDRAP (free) AND Postnatal Zika in Kids Marked by Mild Symptoms – MedPage Today (free registration required)

 

8 – Global mental health: five key insights which emerge from the data – Our World in Data (free)

 

9 – It’s time to rethink how much booze may be too much – VOX (free)

Related Meta-Analysis: Risk Thresholds for Alcohol Consumption (free article, editorial and commentaries)

 

10 – Alcohol intake in relation to non-fatal and fatal coronary heart disease and stroke: EPIC-CVD case-cohort study – The BMJ (free)

 

Thu, May 31 – 10 Stories of The Day!

31 May,2018

 

1 – International Expert Consensus Document on Takotsubo Syndrome: (via @JGrapsa and @TomLuscher)

Part I: Clinical Characteristics, Diagnostic Criteria, and Pathophysiology – European Heart Journal (free)

Part II: Diagnostic Workup, Outcome, and Management – European Heart Journal (free)

 

2 – Colorectal cancer screening for average‐risk adults: 2018 guideline update from the American Cancer Society – CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians (free)

News Release: American Cancer Society Updates Colorectal Cancer Screening Guideline (free)

Commentaries: American Cancer Society recommends earlier colorectal cancer screening – Reuters (free) AND American Cancer Society advises colorectal screens at 45, not 50 – UPI (free) AND Cancer Group Calls for Colorectal Cancer Screening Starting at Age 45 – The New York Times (10 articles per month are free) AND Get Screened Earlier For Colorectal Cancer, Urges American Cancer Society – NPR (free)

Related Guidelines (all suggest screening should begin at age 50 years in average-risk individuals): Colorectal Cancer Screening – U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (free resources) AND Recommendations on screening for colorectal cancer in primary care – Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care (free) AND Colorectal Cancer Screening: Recommendations for Physicians and Patients from the U.S. Multi-Society Task Force on Colorectal Cancer – The American Journal of Gastroenterology (free)

 

3 – Type 2 diabetes mellitus in older people: a brief statement of key principles of modern day management including the assessment of frailty. A national collaborative stakeholder initiative – Diabetic Medicine (free)

Commentary: New guidance on treating diabetes in elderly and frail adults – University of Exeter, via EurekAlert (free)

 

4 – Diabetes Canada Position Statement for People with Types 1 and 2 Diabetes Who Fast During Ramadan – Canadian Journal of Diabetes (free)

 

5 – For Patients With Type 2 Diabetes, What’s the Best Target Hemoglobin A1C? – JAMA (free for a limited period)

Related: A1C Targets Should Be Personalized to Maximize Benefits While Limiting Risks – Diabetes Care (free) AND Hemoglobin A1c Targets for Glycemic Control With Pharmacologic Therapy for Nonpregnant Adults With Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus: A Guidance Statement Update From the American College of Physicians (free)

 

6 – Things We Do For No Reason: Neutropenic Diet – Journal of Hospital Medicine (free) (via @guptaarjun90 and @AnilMakam)

 

7 – Sugar, tobacco, and alcohol taxes to achieve the SDGs – The Lancet (free registration required)

Commentary: Sugar, tobacco, and alcohol taxes to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals – London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (free)

Related: Fiscal policies for diet and the prevention of noncommunicable diseases – World Health Organization (free) AND To improve global health, tax the things that are killing us (free articles, commentaries and reports) AND The Lancet taskforce on NCDs and economics (free series and commentaries)

 

8 – Ebola vaccine provides protection and hope for high-risk communities in the Democratic Republic of the Congo – World Health Organization (free)

Related: Ebola cases drop as more specimens test negative – CIDRAP (free)

 

9 – Intake of Different Dietary Proteins and Risk of Heart Failure in Men – Circulation (free)

Commentaries: High protein diet associated with small increased heart failure risk in middle-aged men – AHA Newsroom (free) AND High-Protein Diets May Slightly Increase The Risk Of Heart Disease – Forbes (free)

 

10 – Lifetime Smoking History and Risk of Lung Cancer: Results From the Framingham Heart Study – Journal of the National Cancer Institute (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

Commentaries: Risk of Incident Lung Cancer Drops by 39% Five Years After Smokers Quit – AJMC (free) AND New research finds lung cancer risk drops substantially within five years of quitting – Vanderbilt University Medical Center, via eCancer News (free)

 

Wed, May 30 – 10 Stories of The Day!

30 May,2018

 

1 – Man against machine: diagnostic performance of a deep learning convolutional neural network for dermoscopic melanoma recognition in comparison to 58 dermatologists – Annals of Oncology (free)

Commentaries: AI surpasses dermatologists at diagnosing skin cancer – ESMO, via eCancer News (free) AND Computer learns to detect skin cancer more accurately than doctors – The Guardian (free) AND A.I. better at diagnosing skin cancer than humans – OnMedica (free)

 

2 – It Saves Lives. It Can Save Money. So Why Aren’t We Spending More on Public Health? – The New York Times (10 articles per month are free)

Related: Return on investment of public health interventions: a systematic review – Journal of Epidemiology & Public Health (free)

Source: Global Health NOW Newsletter

 

3 – How is the world doing in its fight against vaccine preventable diseases? – Our World in Data (free)

“Vaccines are amazing: the number of child deaths caused by diseases for which vaccines are available fell by over 2/3 in 25 years. 3.6 million(!) fewer kids under the age of 5 died from these diseases in 2015 than in 1990” (via @DinaPomeranz see Tweet)

 

4 – Viewpoint: Big Data and Predictive Analytics: Recalibrating Expectations – JAMA (free for a limited period)

 

5 – Richard Lehman’s journal review, 29 May 2018 – The BMJ Opinion (free)

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

 

6 – Has suicide become an occupational hazard of practicing medicine? – CMAJ News (free)

Related: Preventing physician suicide – ACP Hospitalist (free) AND What I’ve learned from my tally of 757 doctor suicides – The Washington Post (free) AND Why are doctors plagued by depression and suicide? A crisis comes into focus – STAT (free) AND Protecting interns and other physicians from depression and suicide – STAT (free)

“Our work environments are unhealthy and it’s supported by a culture of giving and made worse in modern times by a culture of efficiencies and bureaucracies”

 

7 – The Endless Days Of A Young Doctor Battling Ebola – NPR (free)

Other Stories on the Ebola Outbreak: Ebola outbreak response shifts to remote DRC hot spots – CIDRAP (free) AND New Ebola Outbreak in Africa Is a Major Test for the WHO – JAMA Forum (free) AND WHO’s Congo Ebola plan assumes 100-300 cases over three months – Reuters (free) AND Ebola outbreak 2018: What’s different this time? – CNN (free) AND More regions to be vaccinated, experimental drugs to be tried in Congo Ebola outbreak – CNN (free)

 

8 – Association of State Alcohol Policies With Alcohol-Related Motor Vehicle Crash Fatalities Among US Adults – JAMA Internal Medicine (free for a limited period)

Editorial: Effective Alcohol Policies—Saving Lives on US Roadways (free)

Commentary: Stricter state alcohol access rules can save 800 DUI deaths a year, study says – CNN (free) AND Stronger alcohol policies help reduce alcohol-related crash deaths in US – Boston University, via EurekAlert (free)

 

9 – Unfinished Journey: The Global Health Response to Children & Road Traffic – FIA Foundation (free PDF)

News Release: Call for urgent action as ‘fatal disconnect’ in global health policies fails child victims of road traffic (free)

Source: International Health Policies Newsletter

 

10 – Association Between Vitamin D Supplementation During Pregnancy and Offspring Growth, Morbidity, and Mortality: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis – JAMA Internal Medicine (free)

Editorial: Prenatal Vitamin D Supplementation to Improve Health in Offspring (free)

Commentary: Vitamin D Supplementation of Moms Linked to Better Outcomes for Newborns – Physician’s First Watch (free)

 

Tue, May 29 – 10 Stories of The Day!

29 May,2018

 

1 – Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation for Severe Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome – New England Journal of Medicine (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

See also: NEJM Tweet with visual abstract

There is something very disturbing about a trial with HR=0.76, 95% CI 0.55-1.04 for the primary endpoint being stopped early for futility”. This TWEETORIAL by @ADAlthousePhD is a huge help in interpreting the results of this important trial (see more on the rise of “Tweetorial” here).

 

2 – Review: Supplemental Vitamins and Minerals for CVD Prevention and Treatment – Journal of the American College of Cardiology (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

Commentaries: Most vitamin, mineral supplements not shown to lower heart disease risk – American College of Cardiology, via ScienceDaily (free) AND Aside From Folate, Vitamins Appear Largely Ineffective For Prevention, Study Finds – Forbes (free) AND Most popular vitamin and mineral supplements provide no health benefit, study finds – St. Michael’s Hospital, via EurekAlert (free)

 

3 – Perspective: Incidental anarchy – The BMJ Opinion (free)

“Giles Maskell writes on over diagnosis and underdiagnosis, the complexities of incidental findings and urges clinicians to “Think before you scan because you can” (via @bmj_latest see Tweet)

 

4 – Review: Management of cardiogenic shock complicating myocardial infarction – Intensive Care Medicine (free for a limited period)

Source: Critical Care Reviews Newsletter

 

5 – Advanced heart failure: a position statement of the Heart Failure Association of the European Society of Cardiology – European Journal of Heart Failure (free PDF)

 

6 – Women’s Health Policy in the United States: An American College of Physicians Position Paper – Annals of Internal Medicine (free)

Commentary: U.S. doctors call for health policies that support women – Reuters (free)

 

7 – Concomitant fibromyalgia complicating chronic inflammatory arthritis: a systematic review and meta-analysis – Rheumatology (free)

Commentary: Comorbid fibromyalgia common in patients with inflammatory arthritis – MedwireNews (free)

 

8 – How common is alcohol and drug dependency across the world? – Our World in Data (free)

 

9 – Online Atlas: The 2018 Atlas of Sustainable Development Goals – The World Bank (free)

Download PDF: The 2018 Atlas of Sustainable Development Goals – The World Bank (free)

News Release: The 2018 Atlas of Sustainable Development Goals: an all-new visual guide to data and development (free)

 

10 – World Health Organization-World Federation of Societies of Anaesthesiologists (WHO-WFSA) International Standards for a Safe Practice of Anesthesia – Canadian Journal of Anesthesia (free)

Commentaries: International anesthesia standards updated with WHO in global effort to improve surgical care – World Health Organization-World Federation of Societies of Anaesthesiologists, via EurekAlert (free)

 

Mon, May 28 – 10 Stories of The Day!

28 May,2018

 

1 – HCV Guidance: Recommendations for Testing, Managing, and Treating Hepatitis C – American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD) and the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) (free)

News Release: HCV Guidance Updates Recommendations for Screening and Treating Key Populations (free)

Related Guideline: EASL Recommendations on Treatment of Hepatitis C 2018 – Journal of Hepatology (free)

 

2 – A1C Targets Should Be Personalized to Maximize Benefits While Limiting Risks – Diabetes Care (free) (via @Abraham_RMI)

Related guideline: Hemoglobin A1c Targets for Glycemic Control With Pharmacologic Therapy for Nonpregnant Adults With Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus: A Guidance Statement Update From the American College of Physicians (free)

 “Clinicians should aim to achieve an HbA1c level between 7% and 8% in most patients with type 2 diabetes” (from ACP Guideline, prompting the Editorial)

 

3 – Latest Developments on the Ebola Outbreak in DRC:

Vaccinations set to begin in Ebola outbreak epicenter – STAT (free) AND Research during Ebola vaccine trial: It’s complicated – Science (free) AND New Ebola Tactics Raise Hope but May Sow Confusion – The New York Times (10 articles per month are free) AND Ebola outbreak in DRC on ‘epidemiological knife-edge,’ says WHO official – Devex (free) AND The success of the new Ebola vaccine will hinge on trust – VOX (free)

 

4 – Principles of fluid management and stewardship in septic shock: it is time to consider the four D’s and the four phases of fluid therapy – Annals of Intensive Care (free) (via @Fluid_Academy)

Related Review: Expert statement for the management of hypovolemia in sepsis – Intensive Care Medicine (free)

 

5 – Perspective: QALYs in 2018—Advantages and Concerns – JAMA (free for a limited period)

 

6 – Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Disease in South Asians in the United States: Epidemiology, Risk Factors, and Treatments: A Scientific Statement From the American Heart Association (free PDF)

Commentary: Appreciating Cardiovascular Disease Risk in South Asians: The Time is Now (free)

Top Ten Things to Know: Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Disease in South Asians in the United States: Epidemiology, Risk Factors, and Treatments (free PDF)

AHA News: South Asians’ high risk of cardiovascular disease has been hidden by a lack of data (free)

News Release: South Asian Americans are at high risk for heart disease and stroke (free)

 

7 – Interactive Associations of Vascular Risk and β-Amyloid Burden With Cognitive Decline in Clinically Normal Elderly Individuals: Findings From the Harvard Aging Brain Study – JAMA Neurology (free for a limited period)

Commentaries: Vascular risk interacts with amyloid levels to increase age-related cognitive decline – Massachusetts General Hospital, via ScienceDaily (free) AND Bad Synergy—Together, Vascular Problems and Aβ Hasten Memory Slippage – AlzForum (free) AND Combo of vascular risk, brain amyloid could quicken mental decline – Cardiovascular Business (free)

 

8 – Association of Low-Fat Dietary Pattern With Breast Cancer Overall Survival: A Secondary Analysis of the Women’s Health Initiative Randomized Clinical Trial – JAMA Oncology (free)

Commentaries: Low-fat Diet May Improve Overall Survival in Newly Diagnosed Breast Cancer – Oncology Nurse Advisor (free) AND Low-fat diet reduces risk of breast cancer death – NHS Choices (free)

 

9 – Antidepressant utilisation and incidence of weight gain during 10 years’ follow-up: population based cohort study – The BMJ (free)

Editorial: Antidepressant induced weight gain (free)

Commentaries: Antidepressant therapy and risk of weight gain – The BMJ Opinion (free) AND Taking antidepressants could be linked to weight gain, according to a new study — and some drugs heighten the risk more than others – Business Insider (free) AND Antidepressants linked to risk of weight gain, study shows – OnMedica (free) AND Antidepressant use linked with weight gain – NHS Choices (free)

 

10 – Committee Opinion: Gynecologic Care for Adolescents and Young Women With Eating Disorders – American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (free)

News Release: Ob-Gyns Have Important Role on Care Team for Women with Eating Disorders – ACOG (free)

Commentary: OB/GYN Group Offers Advice on Caring for Teens, Young Women with Eating Disorders – Physician’s First Watch (free)

 

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