Targeted temperature management in the ICU

23Jun
2017

Personalized radiotherapy for invasive breast cancer in 2017

23Jun
2017

ACG and CAG Clinical Guideline: Management of Dyspepsia

23Jun
2017

Guidelines for the Management of Cancer of the Colon, Rectum and Anus

23Jun
2017

What’s the best way for children to lose weight?

23Jun
2017

Breast Cancer Risk Assessment and Screening in Average-Risk Women

23Jun
2017

Improving Awareness of and Screening for Health Risks Among Sex Workers

23Jun
2017

Guideline summary: Consensus on Surgical Treatment of Infective Endocarditis

23Jun
2017

Management of Brain Arteriovenous Malformations

23Jun
2017

What is people-centered care? And why does it matter?

23Jun
2017

WHO Framework on integrated people-centered health services (free resources)

Video: WHO – What is people-centered care? And why does it matter? Our new video explains! (free) (RT @WHO see Tweet)

“Integrated people-centered health services means putting the comprehensive needs of people and communities, not only diseases, at the center of health systems, and empowering people to have a more active role in their own health”.

 

Radiation Associated Cardiac Disease

23Jun
2017

Preventing Cognitive Decline and Dementia

23Jun
2017

Every Newborn Action Plan – World Health Organization

22Jun
2017

Every Newborn Action Plan – World Health Organization (free) (RT @WHO see Tweet with infographic)

Related report from UK: Each Baby Counts – Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (free PDF) Each Baby Counts Homepage (free resources) AND Reducing baby deaths and brain injuries during childbirth – BBC News (free)

Every year, 2.7 million babies die in the first 28 days of life. 75% of these deaths are preventable.

 

WHO bids goodbye to Dr Chan and celebrates her achievements

22Jun
2017

WHO bids goodbye to Dr Chan and celebrates her achievements – World Health Organization (Source: WHO Newsletter)

Report 1: Ten years of transformation: Making WHO fit for purpose in the 21st century (free)

Report 2: Ten years in public health 2007-2017 (free)

Report 3: Healthier, fairer, safer: the global health journey 2007–2017 (free)

Related: My decade leading the WHO: dirty fights and steps toward universal coverage – by By Margaret Chan, Via STAT News (free)

“As Dr Margaret Chan’s term as Director-General of WHO comes to an end, we’d like to share some of the successes, setbacks and enduring challenges of the past decade in global public health.”

 

AUA White Paper on Nonneurogenic Chronic Urinary Retention

21Jun
2017

Obstetrics and Gynaecology: Ten Things Physicians and Patients Should Question

21Jun
2017

Obstetrics and Gynaecology: Ten Things Physicians and Patients Should Question – Choosing Wisely (free) (RT @ChooseWiselyCA see Tweet)

“New Choosing Wisely recommendations list! @SOGCorg identifies 10 tests, treatments to question in obstetrics and gynecology”

 

Hormone therapy position statement of The North American Menopause Society

21Jun
2017

Artificial tanning devices: public health interventions to manage sunbeds

21Jun
2017

WHO toolkit for the care and support of people affected by complications associated with Zika virus

21Jun
2017

The Challenge of Polypharmacy

21Jun
2017

Screening for Obesity in Children and Adolescents

21Jun
2017

New colorectal cancer screening guidelines

20Jun
2017

Glucose targets for preventing diabetic kidney disease and its progression

20Jun
2017

Glucose targets for preventing diabetic kidney disease and its progression – Cochrane Library (link to summary – $ for full review)

Sources: EvidenceAlerts and @anupam1623

Intensive glycemic control had no effect on risks of kidney failure, death and major cardiovascular events. “The clinical impact of targeting an HbA1c < 7% or blood glucose < 6.6 mmol/L (120 mg/dL) is unclear and the potential harms of this treatment approach are largely unmeasured.

 

Therapeutic Patient Education Interventions to Promote Cardiovascular Patient Self-Management

20Jun
2017

Reducing Cancer Burden in the Population

20Jun
2017

ACR Thyroid Imaging and Reporting

20Jun
2017

Dietary Fats and Cardiovascular Disease: A Presidential Advisory From the American Heart Association

19Jun
2017

Dietary Fats and Cardiovascular Disease: A Presidential Advisory From the American Heart Association (free PDF)

Invited Commentary: Trimming the Fat on Diet Recommendations for a Healthy Heart: Emphasis on Eating Patterns over Dietary Restrictions (free)

Top Ten Things to Know: Dietary Fats and Cardiovascular Disease: A Presidential Advisory from the American Heart Association (free PDF)

AHA News: Advisory: Replacing saturated fat with healthier fat could lower cardiovascular risks (free)

News release: Replacing saturated fat with healthier fat may lower cholesterol as well as drugs in context of a healthy diet (free)

AHA no longer recommends decreasing total fat, but to replace saturated fats with polyunsaturated or monounsaturated fats. “Replacing saturated fat with healthier fat in the diet lowers cardiovascular disease risk as much as cholesterol-lowering statin drugs”

 

Guideline for the Perioperative Management of Antirheumatic Medication in Patients With Rheumatic Diseases Undergoing Elective Total Hip or Total Knee Arthroplasty

19Jun
2017

Evolocumab for Treatment of High Cholesterol: Clinical Effectiveness

19Jun
2017

EULAR/EFORT recommendations for the management of fragility fractures

19Jun
2017

Guidelines for the Chronic Use of Opioid Analgesics

19Jun
2017

Family planning, assisted reproduction, pregnancy and menopause in patients with SLE and/or antiphospholipid syndrome

19Jun
2017

Consensus guidelines for lumbar puncture in patients with neurological diseases

19Jun
2017

Guidelines for gastro-entero-pancreatic neuroendocrine neoplasms

19Jun
2017

Managing epilepsy in women of childbearing age

19Jun
2017

Global Health Initiatives of the International Oncology Community

16Jun
2017

Optimizing Breast Cancer Adjuvant Radiation and Integration of Breast and Reconstructive Surgery

16Jun
2017

New Insight Into the Biology, Risk Stratification, and Targeted Treatment of Myelodysplastic Syndromes

16Jun
2017

Using the New ASCO Clinical Practice Guideline for Palliative Care Concurrent With Oncology Care Using the TEAM Approach

16Jun
2017

Perspectives on the Use of Clinical Pathways in Oncology Care

16Jun
2017

New Developments and Challenges in Rare Genitourinary Tumors: Non-Urothelial Bladder Cancers and Squamous Cell Cancers of the Penis

16Jun
2017

Breast Cancer After Childhood, Adolescent, and Young Adult Cancer

16Jun
2017

Chronic Myeloid Leukemia: What Every Practitioner Needs to Know in 2017

16Jun
2017

Pain and Opioids in Cancer Care: Benefits, Risks, and Alternatives

16Jun
2017

Consensus-based recommendations for the management of juvenile dermatomyositis

16Jun
2017

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (June 15, 2017)

16Jun
2017

American Society of Health-System Pharmacists – Five Things Physicians and Patients Should Question

16Jun
2017

New Choosing Wisely List: American Society of Health-System Pharmacists – Five Things Physicians and Patients Should Question (free)

See more on the Choosing Wisely initiative in our April 5 issue, see #6.

“Great choosing wisely list from @ASHPOfficial. Great doctoring tips for physicians & trainees” (RT @AnilMakam see Tweet)

 

World Blood Donor Day (June 14, 2017)

15Jun
2017

Health Effects of Overweight and Obesity in 195 Countries over 25 Years

13Jun
2017

Strategies for Preventing HIV Infection Among HIV-Uninfected Women Attempting Conception with HIV-Infected Men

13Jun
2017

Guidelines for the Management of Hypertension

13Jun
2017

Guidelines for the recognition and management of mixed depression

13Jun
2017

Kidney Cancer – NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines

13Jun
2017

New Series from The Lancet: Health in Humanitarian Crises

12Jun
2017

New Series from The Lancet: Health in Humanitarian Crises (free registration required)

Related: How to Fix the Broken Humanitarian System: A Q&A with Paul Spiegel – Global Health NOW (free)

“Evidence is important to guide more effective & efficient health responses in humanitarian contexts” (RT @TheLancet see Tweet)

 

Diagnosis and management of dementia with Lewy bodies

12Jun
2017

Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease Guideline

12Jun
2017

NCCN Guidelines Insights: Head and Neck Cancers

12Jun
2017

European Glaucoma Society Terminology and Guidelines for Glaucoma

12Jun
2017

Head injury: assessment and early management

9Jun
2017

Prevention and Treatment of Glucocorticoid-Induced Osteoporosis

9Jun
2017

Practice Guidelines for Preoperative Fasting

9Jun
2017

Cervical stitch (cerclage) for preventing preterm birth in singleton pregnancy

9Jun
2017

Cervical stitch (cerclage) for preventing preterm birth in singleton pregnancy – Cochrane Library (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

“Cervical cerclage reduces the risk of preterm birth in women at high-risk of preterm birth and probably reduces risk of perinatal deaths”

 

WHO updates Essential Medicines List

7Jun
2017

Pharmacologic Management of Newly Detected Atrial Fibrillation

7Jun
2017

Inflammatory bowel disease: Five things physicians and patients should question

7Jun
2017

Current Tobacco Smoking and Desire to Quit Smoking Among Students Aged 13–15 Years

7Jun
2017

The impact of the environment on children’s health – New WHO Reports

7Jun
2017

Engaging Patients in Patient Safety – a Canadian Guide

5Jun
2017

Introducing a One-Page Adult Preventive Health Care Schedule: USPSTF Recommendations at a Glance

5Jun
2017

Introducing a One-Page Adult Preventive Health Care Schedule: USPSTF Recommendations at a Glance – American Family Physician (free PDF)

“The popular one-page preventive health care schedule is now available with the latest USPSTF recs from 2017” (RT @AFPJournal see Tweet)

 

Estimates of global, regional, and national morbidity, mortality, and aetiologies of diarrhoeal diseases

5Jun
2017

Spondyloarthritis in over 16s: diagnosis and management

5Jun
2017

Appropriate Use of Drug Testing in Clinical Addiction Medicine

4Jun
2017

Practice guidelines for pharmacists: The management of osteoarthritis

4Jun
2017

The diagnosis and management of patients with primary biliary cholangitis

2Jun
2017

World No Tobacco Day, 31 May 2017

31May
2017

The British Society for Rheumatology Guideline for the Management of Gout

31May
2017

Recommendations for the Use of Mechanical Circulatory Support

31May
2017

Management of Adult Patients With Acute Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

31May
2017

Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis: Screening – U.S. Preventive Services Task Force

31May
2017

Management of pericardial disease

30May
2017

Financing Pandemic Preparedness

30May
2017

Preparing for the next WHO Campaign: World No Tobacco Day

29May
2017

Preparing for the next WHO Campaign: World No Tobacco Day, 31 May 2017 – World Health Organization (free infographics, posters, banners, publications and other resources for the upcoming campaign)

See also: “Tobacco Endgame” policies in our May 12th issue, see #3.

See also: Smoking prevalence and attributable disease burden in 195 countries and territories in our April 7th issue, see #1.

“Wednesday 31 May is World No Tobacco Day. Tweet using #NoTobacco “Protect health, reduce poverty, promote development” (RT @gmacscotland see Tweet)

 

Type 2 diabetes in adults: management – NICE Guideline

29May
2017

Exercise and other non-pharmaceutical interventions for cancer-related fatigue in patients during or after cancer treatment

29May
2017

Cancer Pain – Updated PDQ Cancer Information Summary

29May
2017

Guidelines on the Management of Intra-Abdominal Infection

26May
2017

Induction of labour within 24 hours, if waters break at 37 weeks of pregnancy, can reduce womb infection

26May
2017

Induction of labour within 24 hours, if waters break at 37 weeks of pregnancy, can reduce womb infection – NIHR Signal (free)

Original article: Planned early birth versus expectant management (waiting) for prelabour rupture of membranes at term (37 weeks or more) – Cochrane Library (Link to abstract – $ for full-text)

“Inducing labour within 24hrs may halve risk of infection in the womb when waters break from 37 weeks” (RT @NIHR_DC see Tweet)

 

Thrombolysis may reduce complications of deep vein thrombosis

26May
2017

Thrombolysis may reduce complications of deep vein thrombosis – NIHR Signal (free)

Original article: Thrombolysis for acute deep vein thrombosis – Cochrane Library (Link to abstract – $ for full-text)

Thrombolysis reduced post-thrombotic syndrome, but lead to more bleeding complications than standard anticoagulation. “Individuals with clots in the pelvis and thigh, which carry higher risk of complications, may be likely to gain most benefit”.

 

Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis in adults: diagnosis and management

26May
2017

Eating disorders: recognition and treatment

26May
2017

Development and validation of QRISK3 risk prediction algorithms to estimate future risk of cardiovascular disease

25May
2017

Development and validation of QRISK3 risk prediction algorithms to estimate future risk of cardiovascular disease: prospective cohort study – BMJ (free)

Recommended: New QRISK-3 2017 Calculator (free)

QRISK-3 risk prediction model was developed with data from 7.89 million patients in the derivation cohort and 2.67 million patients in the validation cohort. QRISK-3 includes more factors than QRISK2 to help enable doctors to identify those at most risk of heart disease and stroke. New risk factors include: 1) Chronic kidney disease, which now includes stage 3 CKD; 2) Migraine; 3) Use of corticosteroids; 4) Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE); 5) Use of atypical antipsychotics; 6) Severe mental illness; 7) Erectile dysfunction; 8) and Systolic blood pressure variability.

 

Stroke in Childhood: Clinical guideline for diagnosis, management and rehabilitation

25May
2017

Human papillomavirus vaccines: WHO position paper

25May
2017

Human papillomavirus vaccines: WHO position paper, May 2017 – World Health Organization Weekly epidemiological record (free PDF)

“WHO update on HPV vaccine. Short summary – it’s very safe, very effective, widespread implementation recommended” (RT @michaelgheadsee Tweet)

 

Factors Associated with Pediatric Mortality from Motor Vehicle Crashes

25May
2017

Complete versus culprit-only revascularisation in ST elevation myocardial infarction with multi-vessel disease

25May
2017

Complete versus culprit-only revascularisation in ST elevation myocardial infarction with multi-vessel disease – Cochrane Library (link to abstract – $ for full-text) (RT @Gas_Craic see Tweet)

“Compared with culprit-only intervention, the complete revascularisation strategy may be superior due to lower proportions of long-term cardiovascular mortality, long-term revascularisation, and long-term non-fatal myocardial infarction, but these findings are based on evidence of very low quality”

 

Angioedema in the emergency department

25May
2017

Electronic WHO Postpartum Family Planning Compendium

24May
2017

Electronic WHO Postpartum Family Planning Compendium – World Health Organization (free)

How to use it: Introducing the World Health Organization Postpartum Family Planning Compendium – International Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics (free)

This interactive website integrates essential guidance on postpartum family planning for clinicians, program managers, and policy makers.

 

Multiple Myeloma Guidelines

24May
2017

Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation in Adults and Children With Mechanical Circulatory Support

24May
2017

Just one alcoholic drink a day may increase breast cancer risk

24May
2017
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