Family Medicine

NICE Guideline: Menopause

6 Dec, 2019 | 10:50h | UTC

Ann Robinson’s research reviews, 5 December 2019 – The BMJ Opinion (free)

Ann Robinson reviews the latest research from the top medical journals

 


Review: Celiac Disease

4 Dec, 2019 | 08:20h | UTC

The case for mandatory vaccination – Nature (free)

Related Opinion: Mandate Vaccination with Care (free commentaries)

“When immunization rates dip, legislation is often strengthened. But does the evidence stack up?”

 


Supplemental MRI Screening for Women with Extremely Dense Breast Tissue – New England Journal of Medicine (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

Commentaries: Does MRI Screening Benefit Women With Extremely Dense Breasts? – U.S. News (free) AND Mixed Results With Mammo Plus MRI Screening – MedPage Today (free)

“The benefits need to be carefully weighed against the harms, as MRI examination is more expensive, and it requires the injection of a contrast agent into the body. MRI will also detect abnormalities that later turn out not to be breast cancer after all” (from U.S News)

 

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Podcast: Update in Sleep Medicine

27 Nov, 2019 | 08:08h | UTC

Iron Deficiency Anemia Revisited

26 Nov, 2019 | 07:35h | UTC

Review: Bladder Pain Syndrome in Women

24 Nov, 2019 | 20:34h | UTC

Bladder Pain Syndrome in Women – JAMA (free for a limited period)

 


NICE Guideline: Fever in Under 5s

20 Nov, 2019 | 10:49h | UTC

Coronary Microvascular Dysfunction Causing Cardiac Ischemia in Women – JAMA (free for a limited period)

Related: Prognosis and Predictors of Mortality in Patients Suffering Myocardial Infarction With Non‐Obstructive Coronary Arteries (study, guidelines, and reviews on the subject)

 

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Outcomes at follow-up of negative colonoscopy in average risk population: systematic review and meta-analysis – The BMJ (free)

Related Guidelines: ACP Guideline: Screening for Colorectal Cancer in Asymptomatic Average-Risk Adults (free) AND BMJ Guideline: Colorectal Cancer Screening with Fecal Immunochemical Testing, Sigmoidoscopy or Colonoscopy (new guideline suggesting a more selective approach to screening) AND Colorectal cancer screening for average‐risk adults: 2018 guideline update from the American Cancer Society (recent guideline with recommendation to start screening at 45 years, with links to guidelines from other organizations)

“Our findings suggest that 10 year intervals for colonoscopy screening after a negative colonoscopy, as currently recommended, may be adequate”

 


Alex Nowbar’s weekly review, 15 November 2019 – The BMJ Opinion (free)

Alex Nowbar reviews the latest research from the top medical journals.

 


Large-Scale Assessment of a Smartwatch to Identify Atrial Fibrillation – New England Journal of Medicine (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

Commentary: What Can We Learn From The Apple Heart Study? – Cardiobrief (free)

“…nearly half a million people were required to identify a few hundred people with AF. (It should further be noted that we have no idea whether the patients identified in this group will even benefit from their diagnosis, since they may differ in important ways from AF patients identified by traditional means.)” (from Cardiobrief)

 


Association of Testosterone Therapy With Risk of Venous Thromboembolism Among Men With and Without Hypogonadism – JAMA Internal Medicine (free for a limited period)

 

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Development of Risk Prediction Equations for Incident Chronic Kidney Disease – JAMA (free for a limited period)

See Calculator: Risk of Developing Reduced Kidney Function (free tool)

Editorial: Predicting Risk of Kidney Disease: Is Risk-Based Kidney Care on the Horizon? – JAMA (free for a limited period)

Commentaries: New Tool Predicts Five-Year Risk of Chronic Kidney Disease With High Accuracy – Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (free) AND Researchers Develop Tool to Identify Those at Risk of Future CKD – AJMC (free)

#KidneyWk – Just presented at the American Society of Nephrology Kidney Week 2019

 

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Effect of Vitamin D and Omega-3 Fatty Acid Supplementation on Kidney Function in Patients With Type 2 Diabetes: A Randomized Clinical Trial – JAMA (free for a limited period)

Editorial: Vitamin D and Health Outcomes: Then Came the Randomized Clinical Trials – JAMA (free for a limited period)

Commentary: Supplements don’t preserve kidney health in Type 2 diabetes – University of Washington School of Medicine (free)

#KidneyWk – Just presented at the American Society of Nephrology Kidney Week 2019

 

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Podcast: Management of Multimorbidity

10 Nov, 2019 | 13:55h | UTC

Ann Robinson’s journal review, 7 November 2019 – The BMJ Opinion (free)

Ann Robinson reviews the latest research from the top medical journals.

 


Association between gifts from pharmaceutical companies to French general practitioners and their drug prescribing patterns in 2016: retrospective study using the French Transparency in Healthcare and National Health Data System databases – The BMJ (free)

 

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Update on the Management of Constipation – JAMA (free for a limited period)

Related: Indian Consensus on Chronic Constipation in Adults (free guidelines and reviews on the subject)

 


Benefits and harms of intensive glycemic control in patients with type 2 diabetes – The BMJ (free for a limited period)

 

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Which specific modes of exercise training are most effective for treating low back pain? Network meta-analysis – British Journal of Sports Medicine (free)

 

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Open-label randomised pragmatic trial (CONTACT) comparing naproxen and low-dose colchicine for the treatment of gout flares in primary care – Annals of Rheumatic Diseases (free)

 

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Alex Nowbar’s weekly review, 1 November 2019 – The BMJ Opinion (free)

Alex Nowbar reviews the latest research from the top medical journals.

 


Association Between Levothyroxine Treatment and Thyroid-Related Symptoms Among Adults Aged 80 Years and Older With Subclinical Hypothyroidism – JAMA (free for a limited period)

Editorial: The Thyrotropin Reference Range Should Be Changed in Older Patients (free for a limited period)

Related Review: Subclinical Hypothyroidism – JAMA (free for a limited period)

Related Randomized Trial: Thyroid Hormone Therapy for Older Adults with Subclinical Hypothyroidism – New England Journal of Medicine (free)

 

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A comprehensive analysis of mortality-related health metrics associated with mental disorders: a nationwide, register-based cohort study – The Lancet (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

Commentaries: Life expectancy mapped for people with mental disorders – The University of Queensland (free) AND Mentally ill die many years earlier than others – Aarhus University (free)

 

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Trends in Internet Searches for Cannabidiol (CBD) in the United States – JAMA Network Open (free)

Commentaries: Interest in CBD products keeps soaring, but health experts wary – HealthDay (free) AND Online Searches For CBD Skyrocket – MedicalResearch.com (free)

 

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The Silent Heart Attack You Didn’t Know You Had – The New York Times (10 articles per month are free)

Related Studies: Silent Myocardial Infarction Often Precedes Sudden Cardiac Death (link to abstract and commentaries) AND Cohort Study: Long-term Outcomes of Unrecognized MI (link to abstract and commentaries)

 


Ann Robinson’s journal review, 23 October 2019 – The BMJ Opinion (free)

Ann Robinson reviews the latest research from the top medical journals.

 


Podcast: Tuberculosis Updates

22 Oct, 2019 | 08:05h | UTC

Update on Management of Stable COPD

22 Oct, 2019 | 08:01h | UTC

Metoprolol for the Prevention of Acute Exacerbations of COPD – New England Journal of Medicine (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

 

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Effectiveness of routine third trimester ultrasonography to reduce adverse perinatal outcomes in low risk pregnancy (the IRIS study): nationwide, pragmatic, multicentre, stepped wedge cluster randomised trial – The BMJ (free)

Commentary: Routine third trimester ultrasonography: Avoiding “too much too soon” – The BMJ Opinion (free)

 

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Cascades of Care After Incidental Findings in a US National Survey of Physicians – JAMA Network Open (free)

Commentaries: The Important but Rarely Studied Cascade of Care – JAMA Network Open (free) AND Incidental Test Findings and the Burden They Create – MedPage Today (free registration required)

Related: Umbrella Review: Prevalence and Outcomes of Incidental Imaging Findings (free)

 

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Alex Nowbar’s weekly review—17 October 2019 – The BMJ Opinion (free)

Alex Nowbar reviews the latest research from the top medical journals.

 


Position Paper: Sarcopenia

16 Oct, 2019 | 10:33h | UTC

Podcast: Osteoarthritis Master Class

15 Oct, 2019 | 10:22h | UTC

Offline: Touch—the first language – The Lancet (free)

Related: Of Slide Rules and Stethoscopes: AI and the Future of Doctoring – The Hastings Center Report (free)

 

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Alex Nowbar’s journal reviews—8 October 2019 – The BMJ Opinion (free)

Alex Nowbar reviews the latest research from the top medical journals.