Free Online Course: Introduction to Health Technology Assessment

21Aug
2017

Free Online Course: Science of Exercise

21Aug
2017

Free Online Course: Psychological First Aid

21Aug
2017

Free Online Course: Understanding Cancer Metastasis

21Aug
2017

Free Online Course: Advanced Neurobiology I

21Aug
2017

Free Online Course: Anatomy of the Abdomen and Pelvis

21Aug
2017

Free Online Course: Systems Thinking In Public Health

21Aug
2017

Free Online Course: Bacteria and Chronic Infections

21Aug
2017

Free Online Course: Epidemiology in Public Health Practice

21Aug
2017

Free Online Course: Introduction to Breast Cancer

21Aug
2017

Free Online Course: Tropical Parasitology: Protozoans, Worms, Vectors and Human Diseases

21Aug
2017

Free Online Course: Essentials of Global Health

21Aug
2017

Free Online Course: Healthcare Innovation and Entrepreneurship

21Aug
2017

Study: association of obesity and metabolic health with coronary heart disease

21Aug
2017

Guideline: Safe Medication Use in the ICU

21Aug
2017

Meta-analysis: Acute Kidney Injury After Computed Tomography

21Aug
2017

Acute Kidney Injury After Computed Tomography: A Meta-analysis – Annals of Emergency Medicine (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

Commentary: When kidneys are injured, CT contrast isn’t the culprit – Health Imaging (free)

Related article: Risk of Acute Kidney Injury After Intravenous Contrast Media Administration – Annals of Emergency Medicine (free)

Source: Hospital Medicine Virtual Journal Club

Compared with noncontrast CT, contrast-enhanced CT was not significantly associated with either acute kidney injury, need for renal replacement therapy, or all-cause mortality.

 

Study: energy drink consumption and subsequent drug use during young adulthood

21Aug
2017

Study: Sleep Duration and Risk of Type 2 Diabetes

21Aug
2017

Review: Postoperative pulmonary complications

21Aug
2017

When Sports Injuries Lead to Arthritis in Joints

21Aug
2017

NCCN Guideline: Palliative Care

21Aug
2017

Study: Neurodevelopmental outcome at 2 years for preterm children born at 22 to 34 weeks’ gestation

21Aug
2017

Mon, August 21 – 10 Stories of The Day!

21Aug
2017

 

1 – Separate and combined associations of obesity and metabolic health with coronary heart disease: a pan-European case-cohort analysis – European Heart Journal (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

Commentaries: ‘Fat but fit’ people may still be at risk of heart disease – NHS Choices (free) AND ‘Fat but fit’ still has higher risk of heart disease, study confirms – CNN (free) AND ‘Fat but Fit’ is Myth; New UK Study Finds BMI>25 Ups MI Risk – Medscape (free registration required) AND ‘Fat but fit’ still risk heart disease – BBC (free)

 

2 – Clinical Practice Guideline: Safe Medication Use in the ICU – Critical Care Medicine (free)

See also: Executive Summary (free)

 

3 – Free Online Courses Starting Today

– Introduction to Health Technology Assessment – University of Glasgow and FutureLearn

– Science of Exercise – University of Colorado Boulder and Coursera

– Psychological First Aid – Johns Hopkins University and Coursera

– Epidemiology in Public Health Practice – Johns Hopkins University and Coursera

– Tropical Parasitology: Protozoans, Worms, Vectors and Human Diseases – Duke University, Kilimanjaro Christian Medical University College and Coursera

– Essentials of Global Health – Yale University and Coursera

– Understanding Cancer Metastasis – Johns Hopkins University and Coursera

– Advanced Neurobiology I – Peking University and Coursera

– Anatomy of the Abdomen and Pelvis; a journey from basis to clinic – Leiden University Medical Center and Coursera

– Systems Thinking In Public Health – Jonhs Hopkins University and Coursera

– Bacteria and Chronic Infections – University of Copenhagen and Coursera

– Introduction to Breast Cancer – Yale University and Coursera

– Healthcare Innovation and Entrepreneurship – Duke University and Coursera

– Foundations for Assisting in Home Care – The State University of New York and Coursera

 

4 – Acute Kidney Injury After Computed Tomography: A Meta-analysis – Annals of Emergency Medicine (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

Commentary: When kidneys are injured, CT contrast isn’t the culprit – Health Imaging (free)

Related article: Risk of Acute Kidney Injury After Intravenous Contrast Media Administration – Annals of Emergency Medicine (free)

Source: Hospital Medicine Virtual Journal Club

Compared with noncontrast CT, contrast-enhanced CT was not significantly associated with either acute kidney injury, need for renal replacement therapy, or all-cause mortality.

 

5 – Trajectories of energy drink consumption and subsequent drug use during young adulthood – Drug & Alcohol Dependence (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

Commentaries: Study suggests energy drinks can lead to cocaine use – News.com.au (free text and video) AND Energy Drinks May Trigger Future Substance Use – Medscape (free registration required)

 

6 – Sleep Duration and Risk of Type 2 Diabetes – Pediatrics (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

Commentaries: Lack of sleep tied to higher risk of diabetes in kids – Reuters (free) AND Sleep in Children Linked to Later Risk of Type 2 Diabetes – AJMC (free) AND Insufficient sleep raises type 2 diabetes risk in children – Medical News Today (free) AND Sleep duration inversely related to childhood type 2 diabetes risk makers – 2 Minute Medicine (free)

 

7 – Review: Postoperative pulmonary complications – British Journal of Anaesthesia (free)

Source: Critical Care Reviews Topic of The Week

 

8 – When Sports Injuries Lead to Arthritis in Joints – The New York Times (10 articles per month are free)

Related guideline: The Role of Athletic Trainers in Preventing and Managing Posttraumatic Osteoarthritis in Physically Active Populations: a Consensus Statement of the Athletic Trainers’ Osteoarthritis Consortium (free)

 

9 – NCCN Guidelines Insights: Palliative Care, Version 2.2017 – JNCCN (free)

Related guidelineIntegration of Palliative Care Into Standard Oncology Care: American Society of Clinical Oncology Clinical Practice Guideline Update (free)

 

10 – Neurodevelopmental outcome at 2 years for preterm children born at 22 to 34 weeks’ gestation in France in 2011: EPIPAGE-2 cohort study – The BMJ (free)

Commentaries: Ahead of their time – The BMJ (free) AND Preemies do better now than years ago, but still at risk – Reuters (free) AND Premature baby survival rates are improving – OnMedica (free)

 

Fri, August 18 – 10 Stories of The Day!

18Aug
2017

 

1 – A randomized synbiotic trial to prevent sepsis among infants in rural India – Nature (free PDF)

Commentaries: At Last, a Big, Successful Trial of Probiotics – The Atlantic (free) AND Probiotic Bacteria Could Protect Newborns From Deadly Infection – NPR Goats and Soda (free) AND Seeding the Gut Microbiome Prevents Sepsis in Infants – The Scientist (free)

 

2 – Global, regional, and national deaths, prevalence, disability-adjusted life years, and years lived with disability for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and asthma, 1990–2015: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2015 – Lancet Respiratory Medicine (free)

Invited commentary: COPD and asthma: the emergency is clear, now is the time for action (free)

 

3 – Perspective: Saying Goodbye to Lectures in Medical School: Paradigm Shift or Passing Fad? – New England Journal of Medicine (free)

Related: Vermont Medical School Says Goodbye To Lectures – NPR (free)

 

4 – Analysis – Too much medicine: Mapping the drivers of overdiagnosis to potential solutions – The BMJ (free)

Related: Overdiagnosis, ethics, and trolley problems: why factors other than outcomes matter – The BMJ (free) AND The overdiagnosis community targets solutions – The BMJ (free) AND Are expanding disease definitions unnecessarily labelling women with polycystic ovary syndrome? – The BMJ (free) AND When technology creates uncertainty: pulse oximetry and Overdiagnosis of hypoxaemia in bronchiolitis – The BMJ (free)

 

5 – The global burden of tuberculosis mortality in children: a mathematical modelling study – The Lancet Global Health (free)

Commentaries: Tuberculosis in children: under-counted and under-treate – The Lancet Global Health (free) AND TB killed an estimated 239,000 children in 2015, nearly all of them untreated, study finds – Science Speaks Blog (free)

 

6 – A comparison of early versus late initiation of renal replacement therapy for acute kidney injury in critically ill patients: an updated systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials – BMC Nephrology (free)

Source: Critical Care Reviews Newsletter

Early initiation of RRT in critically ill patients did not result in reduced mortality, change in renal function recovery, duration of RRT, renal recovery time, mechanical ventilation time or complications.

 

7 – Recommendations for HIV Screening of Gay, Bisexual, and Other Men Who Have Sex with Men — United States, 2017 – CDC, MMWR (free)

@CDC_HIVAIDS recommends men who have sex with men be tested for HIV at least annually”. (RT @CDCMMWR see Tweet)

 

8 – Special issue: Topical Collection on Decompensated Heart Failure – Current Heart Failure Reports

Source: Critical Care Reviews Newsletter

– Inpatient Monitoring of Decompensated Heart Failure: What Is Needed? (free)

– Acute Heart Failure: Definition, Classification and Epidemiology (free)

– Mechanical Circulatory Support for Decompensated Heart Failure (free)

– Pharmacological and Non-pharmacological Treatment for Decompensated Heart Failure: What Is New? (free)

– Venous Congestion, Endothelial and Neurohormonal Activation in Acute Decompensated Heart Failure: Cause or Effect? (free)

– Current Approach to Decongestive Therapy in Acute Heart Failure (free)

 

9 – A National Implementation Project to Prevent Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infection in Nursing Home Residents – JAMA Internal Medicine (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

Commentaries: Study Shows 54 Percent Drop in CAUTIs Among Nursing Home Residents – Infection Control Today (free) AND AHRQ safety program helps cut catheter infections by more than 50% among nursing home patients, JAMA study shows – Healthcare Finance (free) AND Implementing technical and socioadaptive bundles may decrease catheter-associated urinary tract infections in nursing homes – 2 Minute Medicine (free) AND Nursing homes cut urinary tract infections in half through focused effort on catheter care – Michigan University, via EurekAlert (free)

Related: Toolkit for Reducing Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infections (CAUTI) – Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (free resources)

 

10 – Review: The role of bariatric surgery to treat diabetes: current challenges and perspectives – BMC Endocrine Disorders (free)

 

Study: probiotics can prevent sepsis in newborns

17Aug
2017

Global burden of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and asthma

17Aug
2017

Saying Goodbye to Lectures in Medical School: Paradigm Shift or Passing Fad?

17Aug
2017

Too much medicine: Mapping the drivers of overdiagnosis to potential solutions

17Aug
2017

Coma After Acute Head Injury

17Aug
2017

The global burden of tuberculosis mortality in children

17Aug
2017

Standard of Care in Critically Ill Adult Patients With Atypical Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome

17Aug
2017

Anesthesia for ambulatory surgery

17Aug
2017

Decompensated Heart Failure

17Aug
2017

Comparison of early versus late initiation of renal replacement therapy for acute kidney injury in critically ill patients

17Aug
2017

A comparison of early versus late initiation of renal replacement therapy for acute kidney injury in critically ill patients: an updated systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials – BMC Nephrology (free)

Source: Critical Care Reviews Newsletter

Early initiation of RRT in critically ill patients did not result in reduced mortality, change in renal function recovery, dependence, duration of RRT, renal recovery time, mechanical ventilation time or complications.

 

Should Potential Risk of Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy Be Discussed with Young Athletes?

17Aug
2017

Too Many Drug Trials, Too Few Patients

17Aug
2017

Cardiac Toxicity Of Cancer Chemotherapy

17Aug
2017

Stop Treating 70- and 90-Year-Olds the Same

17Aug
2017

Recommendations for HIV Screening of Gay, Bisexual, and Other Men Who Have Sex with Men

17Aug
2017

Recommendations for HIV Screening of Gay, Bisexual, and Other Men Who Have Sex with Men — United States, 2017 – CDC, MMWR (free)

@CDC_HIVAIDS recommends men who have sex with men be tested for HIV at least annually”. (RT @CDCMMWR see Tweet)

 

A National Implementation Project to Prevent Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infection in Nursing Home Residents

17Aug
2017

The role of bariatric surgery to treat diabetes

17Aug
2017

New 8-Week Treatment Approved for All Hepatitis C Genotypes

17Aug
2017

New 8-Week Treatment Approved for All Hepatitis C Genotypes – Physician’s First Watch (free)

See also: FDA News Release

Standard treatment length was previously 12 weeks or more.

 

Assessing the impact of healthcare research

17Aug
2017

Thu, August 17 – 10 Stories of The Day!

17Aug
2017

 

1 – Special issue: 60 years of metformin use – Diabetologia (Source: ACP Diabetes Monthly)

– Editorial: 60 years of metformin use: a glance at the past and a look to the future (free)

– Metformin: historical overview (free)

– The mechanisms of action of metformin (free)

– Metformin: clinical use in type 2 diabetes (free)

– A new perspective on metformin therapy in type 1 diabetes (free)

– Metformin for diabetes prevention: insights gained from the Diabetes Prevention Program/Diabetes Prevention Program Outcomes Study (free)

– Metformin use in pregnancy: promises and uncertainties (free)

– Impact of metformin on cardiovascular disease: a meta-analysis of randomised trials among people with type 2 diabetes (free)

– Metformin and ageing: improving ageing outcomes beyond glycaemic control (free)

– Repurposing metformin for the prevention of cancer and cancer recurrence (free)

– The pharmacogenetics of metformin (free)

– Metformin therapy for the reproductive and metabolic consequences of polycystic ovary syndrome (free)

– The effects of metformin on gut microbiota and the immune system as research frontiers (free)

 

2 – Inactivation of porcine endogenous retrovirus in pigs using CRISPR-Cas9 – Science (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

Commentaries: Birth of CRISPR’d pigs advances hopes for turning swine into organ donos – STAT (free) AND Gene editing to remove viruses brings transplant organs from pigs a step closer – The Guardian (free) AND Gene Editing Spurs Hope for Transplanting Pig Organs Into Humans – New York Times (10 articles per month are free) AND Gene editing brings pig organ transplant closer – NHS Choices (free) AND Scientists edit pig genome with goal of human organ transplants – CNN (free text and video)

 

3 – Five-Year Outcomes after On-Pump and Off-Pump Coronary-Artery Bypass – New England Journal of Medicine (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

Commentaries: Off-Pump CABG Raises Long-Term Mortality Risk – Cardiobrief (free) AND Newer method of open-heart surgery carries more risks, study finds – STAT (free)

 

4 – Benefits and safety of gabapentinoids in chronic low back pain: A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials – PLOS Medicine (free)

Commentaries: Gabapentinoids Seem to Offer Little Benefit, Substantial Risks in Low Back Pain – Physician’s First Watch (free) AND Evidence does not support the use of gabapentinoids for chronic low back pain – PLOS, via Science Daily (free) AND Gabapentinoids for Chronic Low Back Pain? Not So Fast – Practical Pain Management (free)

Pregabalin and gabapentin have significant risk of adverse effects without any demonstrated benefit in chronic low back pain.

 

5 – Bored reading science? Let’s change how scientists write – The Conversation (free) (RT @Onisillos see Tweet)

“Science communicators, journalists, entrepreneurs, policymakers and interested members of the general public are all motivated to follow the latest scientific research. And yet, strangely enough, science papers are a communication tool but they are not that effective at communication”.

 

6 – The Fight Against Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria Might Start With Vaccines – Allice Callahan, via FiveThirtyEight (free) (RT @greg_folkers see Tweet with infographic)

 

7 – Cardiovascular mortality and morbidity in patients with type 2 diabetes following initiation of sodium-glucose co-transporter-2 inhibitors versus other glucose-lowering drugs (CVD-REAL Nordic): a multinational observational analysis – The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

Commentaries: SGLT2 Agents Cut CV Events in ‘Real-World’ Analysis – MedPage Today (free registration required) AND Cardiovascular disease and mortality appear lower in patients on SGLT2 inhibitors – ACP Diabetes (free)

Related article: Lower Risk of Heart Failure and Death in Patients Initiated on SGLT-2 Inhibitors Versus Other Glucose-Lowering Drugs: The CVD-REAL Study – Circulation (free PDF)

Another observational study suggests this class of drugs may reduce cardiovascular mortality and morbidity.

 

8 – The Risk of Adverse Pregnancy Outcomes Following Nonobstetric Surgery During Pregnancy: Estimates From a Retrospective Cohort Study of 6.5 Million Pregnancies – Annals of Surgery (free)

Source: Journal Watch ($)

we found that the risk associated with nonobstetric surgery was relatively low, confirming that surgical procedures during pregnancy are generally safe”

 

9 – Study: diet soda can really mess with your metabolism – VOX (free)

Original article: Integration of Sweet Taste and Metabolism Determines Carbohydrate Reward – Current Biology (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

See also a related meta-analysis showing little evidence of benefit from the consumption of artificial sweeteners for weight loss in our July 18th issue (see #2)

“New research helps explain why artificial sweeteners are linked to obesity and metabolic disease”.

 

10 – Talking therapy given by parents shows promise for childhood anxiety disorders – NIHR Signal (free)

Original article: Clinical outcomes and cost-effectiveness of brief guided parent-delivered cognitive behavioural therapy and solution-focused brief therapy for treatment of childhood anxiety disorders: a randomised controlled trial – The Lancet Psychiatry (free) AND Commentary: Low-intensity interventions for anxiety disorders (free)

“70% of children receiving guided parent-delivered CBT had recovered from anxiety six months after treatment” (RT @NIHR_DC see Tweet)

 

Bored reading science? Let’s change how scientists write

16Aug
2017

Bored reading science? Let’s change how scientists write – The Conversation (free) (RT @Onisillos see Tweet)

“Science communicators, journalists, entrepreneurs, policymakers and interested members of the general public are all motivated to follow the latest scientific research. And yet, strangely enough, science papers are a communication tool but they are not that effective at communication”.

 

Five-Year Outcomes after On-Pump and Off-Pump Coronary-Artery Bypass

16Aug
2017

Benefits and safety of gabapentinoids in chronic low back pain

16Aug
2017

Fight Back Against Mosquitos

16Aug
2017

The Fight Against Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria Might Start With Vaccines

16Aug
2017

Immunotherapy with proinsulin peptide in human new-onset type 1 diabetes

16Aug
2017

Antibiotic susceptibility testing in less than 30 min

16Aug
2017

Effect of scheduled second-look endoscopy on peptic ulcer bleeding

16Aug
2017

Effect of scheduled second-look endoscopy on peptic ulcer bleeding: a prospective randomized multicenter trial – Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

Source: No Benefit of Second-Look Endoscopy After Endoscopic Hemostasis – Journal Watch ($)

“A single EGD with endoscopic hemostasis is not inferior to scheduled second-look endoscopy in terms of reduction in rebleeding rate of peptic ulcer bleeding. Repeat endoscopy would be helpful in the patients with unsatisfactory initial endoscopic hemostasis, use of NSAIDs, and larger amounts of transfused blood”

 

Talking therapy given by parents shows promise for childhood anxiety disorders

16Aug
2017

Mitral valve prolapse and Marfan syndrome

16Aug
2017

Sexual health concerns after cancer treatment in women

16Aug
2017

Should older doctors be examined, tested or forced to retire?

16Aug
2017

Role of nutrition support in adult cardiac surgery

16Aug
2017

The Future of Peer Review

16Aug
2017

The Future of Peer Review – Scientific American (free)

“It’s very far from perfect, but major changes for the better are underway”

 

Facing Surgery Without An Anesthesiologist On Hand

16Aug
2017

Pig genome editing with goal of providing organs for transplant

16Aug
2017

Syphilis in the ED: Presentations, Diagnosis, and Management of the Great Imitator

16Aug
2017

Working up high: Hospitalist practice is different at altitude

16Aug
2017

An order not to hospitalize

16Aug
2017

An Automated, Pharmacist-Driven Initiative Improves Quality of Care for Staphylococcus aureus Bacteremia

16Aug
2017

Pioglitazone may increase bladder cancer risk

16Aug
2017

Guidelines for diagnosis, treatment and follow-up of patients with leptomeningeal metastasis from solid tumours

16Aug
2017

New, Revised Guidance Documents Cover 35 Radiology Topics

16Aug
2017

Updated: Practice Parameters and Technical Standards – American College of Radiology (free)

News release: New, Revised Guidance Documents Cover 35 Radiology Topics – American College of Radiology, via NewsWise (free)

The American College of Radiology developed 3 new guidance documents and revised 32 others to advance the science of radiology and improve the quality of service to patients

 

Epilepsy ‘Not a Rare Condition’

16Aug
2017

Study: diet soda can really mess with your metabolism

16Aug
2017

Study: diet soda can really mess with your metabolism – VOX (free)

Original article: Integration of Sweet Taste and Metabolism Determines Carbohydrate Reward – Current Biology (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

See also a related meta-analysis showing little evidence of artificial sweeteners for weight loss in our July 18th issue (see #2)

“New research helps explain why artificial sweeteners are linked to obesity and metabolic disease”.

 

Occupation and Risk of Developing Rheumatoid Arthritis

16Aug
2017

FDA Safety Alert: Liquid-filled Intragastric Balloon Systems

16Aug
2017

The Risk of Adverse Pregnancy Outcomes Following Nonobstetric Surgery During Pregnancy

16Aug
2017

The Risk of Adverse Pregnancy Outcomes Following Nonobstetric Surgery During Pregnancy: Estimates From a Retrospective Cohort Study of 6.5 Million Pregnancies – Annals of Surgery (free)

Source: Journal Watch ($)

“we found that the risk associated with nonobstetric surgery was relatively low, confirming that surgical procedures during pregnancy are generally safe”

 

Standards for Diabetes Self-management Education and Support

16Aug
2017

Special issue: 60 years of metformin use

16Aug
2017

SGLT2 agents may reduce cardiovascular risk in diabetics

16Aug
2017

Wed, August 16 – 10 Stories of The Day!

16Aug
2017

 

1 – The Effects of Cannabis Among Adults With Chronic Pain and an Overview of General Harms: A Systematic Review – Annals of Internal Medicine (free)

Related article: Benefits and Harms of Plant-Based Cannabis for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: A Systematic Review – Annals of Internal Medicine (free)

Commentaries: Evidence on cannabis for chronic pain and PTSD – American College of Physician’s, via EurekAlert (free) AND Evidence Lacking on Benefits of Cannabis for Treating Chronic Pain, PTSD – Physician’s First Watch (free) AND Limited evidence available to determine effectiveness and safety of cannabis to treat chronic pain – 2 Minute Medicine (free) AND Little evidence that marijuana helps chronic pain, PTSD, studies find – CNN (free text and video)

 

2 – Blood pressure targets for hypertension in older adults – Cochrane Library (free)

Full review: Blood pressure targets for hypertension in older adults – Cochrane Library (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

Related guideline: Pharmacologic Treatment of Hypertension in Adults Aged 60 Years or Older to Higher Versus Lower Blood Pressure Targets: A Clinical Practice Guideline From ACP and AAFP (free)

“At the present time there is insufficient evidence to know whether a higher BP target (less than150 to 160/95 to 105 mmHg) or a lower BP target (less than 140/90 mmHg) is better for older adults with high BP”

 

3 – Analysis of Plasma Epstein–Barr Virus DNA to Screen for Nasopharyngeal Cancer – New England Journal of Medicine (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

Quick Take Video Summary: EBV DNA Screening for Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma (free)

Commentaries: Can a ‘liquid biopsy’ detect cancer and save lives? – STAT (free) AND Liquid Biopsy Passes Test for Nasopharyngeal Cancer – MedPage Today (free registration required) AND Early Detection of Nasopharyngeal Cancer With EBV DNA – Medscape (free registration required) AND Plasma Epstein–Barr virus DNA useful for nasopharyngeal carcinoma screening – 2 Minute Medicine (free)

 

4 – Association of Previous Cesarean Delivery With Surgical Complications After a Hysterectomy Later in Life – JAMA Surgery (free)

Commentaries: C-Section Delivery Associated with Increased Risk of Complications from Hysterectomy – The JAMA Network (free) AND C-Section Now, Hysterectomy Complications Later? – MedPage Today (free registration required)

 

5 – Risk of head and traumatic brain injuries associated with antidepressant use among community-dwelling persons with Alzheimer’s disease: a nationwide matched cohort study – Alzheimer’s Research & Therapy (free)

Commentary: Antidepressant use increases risk of head injuries among persons with Alzheimer’s disease – University of Eastern Finland, via EurekAlert (free)

 

6 – Cholera count reaches 500 000 in Yemen – World Health Organization (free)

Commentaries: Yemen’s cholera outbreak passes 500,000 cases – CIDRAP (free) AND More Than 500,000 Infected With Cholera in Yemen – The New York Times (10 articles per month are free)

 

7 – Surgery must be a core part of health care – even in the poorest countries – The Guardian (free)

Related book: Essential Surgery – Disease Control Priorities 3 (DCP3) (free)

Related report: Global Surgery 2030 (free PDF)

Related commentary on the subject: In countries with a shortage of surgeons, other health care workers can fill in the gaps – STAT (free)

 

8 – Dexamethasone before bowel surgery reduces postoperative nausea and vomiting – NIHR Signal (free)

Original article: Dexamethasone versus standard treatment for postoperative nausea and vomiting in gastrointestinal surgery: randomised controlled trial (DREAMS Trial) – The BMJ (free)

 

9 – Relationship of Alcohol Consumption to All-Cause, Cardiovascular, and Cancer-Related Mortality in U.S. Adults – Journal of The American College of Cardiology (link to abstract and infographic – $ for full-text)

Commentaries: Consuming Alcohol in Moderation Can Lower Mortality Risks – American College of Cardiology, Latest in Cardiology (free) AND Alcohol Consumption and All-Cause, CV, and Cancer-Related Mortality – American College of Cardiology, Latest in Cardiology (free) AND Can drinking a little bit help you live longer? – Reuters (free)

 

10 – Addressing Alcohol Use Practice Manual: An Alcohol Screening and Brief Intervention Program – American Academy of Family Physicians (free PDF)

Press release: AAFP, Baylor Partner to Create Alcohol Screening Practice Manual (free)

Commentary: Alcohol screening and brief intervention: A practice manual for clinicians – Clinical Advisor (free)

 

Relationship of Alcohol Consumption to All-Cause, Cardiovascular, and Cancer-Related Mortality

15Aug
2017

The Effects of Cannabis Among Adults With Chronic Pain

15Aug
2017

Cholera count reaches 500 000 in Yemen

15Aug
2017

Foot care for people with diabetes: prevention of complications and treatment

15Aug
2017

3 reasons why you should be suspicious of study ‘subgroup’ results

15Aug
2017

Gene Editing Using CRISPR: Why the Excitement?

15Aug
2017

The 10-Year Prognostic Value of Zero and Minimal CAC

15Aug
2017

The 10-Year Prognostic Value of Zero and Minimal CAC – Journal of The American College of Cardiology (no abstract – $ for full text)

Commentary: Calcium in Arteries Influences Heart Attack Risk –  UT Southwestern Medical Center, via NewsWise (free) AND Study: Calcium in arteries influences heart attack risk – UPI (free)

“Half of the participants had no calcium deposits in their arteries or a zero coronary artery calcium, or CAC, score, and had less than a 3 percent chance of a cardiovascular event over a 10-year period despite having other risk factors for heart disease and stroke such as type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure and high bad cholesterol levels” (from UPI)

 

Risk traumatic brain injuries associated with antidepressant use among patients with Alzheimer’s disease

15Aug
2017

Genetic counseling works as well over the phone as in person, study finds

15Aug
2017

Association of Previous Cesarean Delivery With Surgical Complications After a Hysterectomy Later in Life

15Aug
2017

Increasing Prevalence of Atrial Fibrillation and Permanent Atrial Arrhythmias in Congenital Heart Disease

15Aug
2017

EBV DNA Screening for Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma

15Aug
2017

Blood pressure targets for hypertension in older adults

15Aug
2017

Blood pressure targets for hypertension in older adults – Cochrane Library (free)

Full review: Blood pressure targets for hypertension in older adults – Cochrane Library (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

Related guideline: Pharmacologic Treatment of Hypertension in Adults Aged 60 Years or Older to Higher Versus Lower Blood Pressure Targets: A Clinical Practice Guideline From ACP and AAFP (free)

“At the present time there is insufficient evidence to know whether a higher BP target (less than150 to 160/95 to 105 mmHg) or a lower BP target (less than 140/90 mmHg) is better for older adults with high BP”

 

Longer sleep is associated with lower BMI and favorable metabolic profiles

15Aug
2017

Melanoma and nonmelanoma skin cancer chemoprevention

15Aug
2017

Gene-edited embryos are exciting, but the truly urgent conversations concern genomic medicine

15Aug
2017

Commit to talks on patient data and public health – Nature News (free)

“unlike gene-edited infants, which are still years away, genomic medicine is with us now” (RT @NatureNews see Tweet)

 

Sepsis in the burn patient

15Aug
2017

Dexamethasone before bowel surgery reduces postoperative nausea and vomiting

15Aug
2017

Surgery must be a core part of health care – even in the poorest countries

15Aug
2017

Unexpected Drawbacks of Rapid Malaria Tests

15Aug
2017

Pharma Phantasy: The $30 Billion PCSK9 Inhibitor Market

15Aug
2017

The effect of high-flow nasal cannula in reducing the mortality and the rate of endotracheal intubation

15Aug
2017

Ibuprofen versus placebo effect on acute kidney injury in ultramarathons

15Aug
2017

Vaginal Cleansing Before Cesarean Delivery: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis

15Aug
2017
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