Internal Medicine

Deprescribing benzodiazepine receptor agonists taken for insomnia: a review and key messages from practice guidelines – Polish Archives of Internal Medicine (free PDF)

Related: Guideline: Deprescribing Benzodiazepines (free guideline and resources) AND Position Statement: Reducing Inappropriate Medication Use & Polypharmacy (several articles and commentaries on the subject)

 

 


Urine Sediment Examination in the Diagnosis and Management of Kidney Disease: Core Curriculum 2019 – American Journal of Kidney Diseases (free for a limited period)

 

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Five Warning Signs of Overdiagnosis

11 Feb, 2019 | 00:05h | UTC

Viewpoint: Potential Excessive Testing at Scale: Biomarkers, Genomics, and Machine Learning – JAMA (free for a limited period)

 

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Incidence of sight‐threatening diabetic retinopathy in people with Type 2 diabetes mellitus and numbers needed to screen: a systematic review – Diabetic Medicine (free PDF)

Commentary: How often should patients with T2D be screened for retinopathy? – Univadis (free registration required)

Related: Evidence‐based Guidelines for Screening of Diabetic Retinopathy (free)

“This review supports lengthening of the screening interval of patients with Type 2 diabetes without retinopathy at last screening session”

 


Cardiovascular Risk Factors Associated with Venous Thromboembolism – JAMA Cardiology (free)

“Older age, smoking, and adiposity were consistently associated with higher VTE risk.”

 


Fluid administration for acute circulatory dysfunction using basic monitoring: narrative review and expert panel recommendations from an ESICM task force – Intensive Care Medicine (free for a limited period)

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Alex Nowbar’s research reviews, 5 February 2019 – The BMJ Opinion (free)

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

 


Comparing Automated Office Blood Pressure Readings With Other Methods of Blood Pressure Measurement for Identifying Patients With Possible Hypertension: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis – JAMA Internal Medicine (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

Commentaries: Automated BP Readings More Accurate Than Manual Measurements – NEJM Journal Watch (free) AND Automated office BP readings best routine measures – MDedge Cardiology (free)

 

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Podcast: Hyperkalemia Master Class

6 Feb, 2019 | 00:52h | UTC

2019 ACIP Adult Immunization Schedule

5 Feb, 2019 | 00:39h | UTC

International Consensus Guidelines for the Optimal Use of the Polymyxins – Pharmacotherapy (free)

Endorsed by the American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP), European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ESCMID), Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA), International Society for Anti‐infective Pharmacology (ISAP), Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM), and Society of Infectious Diseases Pharmacists (SIDP).

 


Worldwide Dyslipidemia Guidelines

4 Feb, 2019 | 22:32h | UTC

American Geriatrics Society 2019 Updated AGS Beers Criteria® for Potentially Inappropriate Medication Use in Older Adults (free)

News Release: For older people, medications are common; AGS Beers Criteria aims to make them appropriate, too (free)

Commentary: AGS: Beers Criteria for Potentially Inappropriate Med Use in Older Adults Updated – MPR (free)

 

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Oral versus Intravenous Antibiotics for Bone and Joint Infection – New England Journal of Medicine (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

Related Trial: Partial Oral vs. Intravenous Antibiotic Treatment of Endocarditis (link to abstract and commentaries)

Commentary: Oral antibiotics may work for some ortho, heart infections – CIDRAP (free)

 

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A Randomized Trial of E-Cigarettes versus Nicotine-Replacement Therapy – New England Journal of Medicine (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

Editorial: The Dangerous Flavors of E-Cigarettes (free)

Commentaries: E-cigarettes more effective than nicotine replacement therapies, finds major trial – Queen Mary University of London (free) AND UK study shows e-cigarettes help adult smokers quit, but US experts urge caution – CNN (free) AND E-Cigarettes Are Effective at Helping Smokers Quit, a Study Says – The New York times (10 articles per month are free) AND E-cigarettes ‘much better for quitting smoking’ – BBC (free) AND Study Found Vaping Beat Traditional Smoking-Cessation Options – NPR (free)

 

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Are Probiotics Money Down the Toilet? Or Worse? – JAMA (free for a limited period)

Related: Randomized Trials: Probiotics Ineffective Against Gastroenteritis (link to abstract and commentaries) AND Perspective: The Problem with Probiotics (free commentaries) AND Probiotics: Does the Evidence Match the Hype? (link to abstract and commentaries) AND Systematic Review: Harms Reporting in Trials with Probiotics (link to abstract and commentaries)

 


10 Myths About Frusemide

30 Jan, 2019 | 23:31h | UTC

10 myths about frusemide – Intensive Care Medicine (free)

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Perspective: Debates in Sepsis

30 Jan, 2019 | 23:20h | UTC

Implementation of a Health Plan Program for Switching From Analogue to Human Insulin and Glycemic Control Among Medicare Beneficiaries With Type 2 Diabetes – JAMA (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

Commentary: Medicare Patients with Type 2 Diabetes Safely Switched From Analog to Human Insulin, JAMA Study Finds – AJMC (free)

Related: Meta-Analysis: Comparative Benefits and Harms of Basal Insulin Analogues for Type 2 Diabetes (link to abstract and commentaries) AND Retrospective Observational Study: Basal Insulin Analogs vs NPH Insulin for Type 2 Diabetes (link to abstract and commentaries)

“Patients with type 2 diabetes (T2D) enrolled in a CareMore Health Medicare Part D plan switched from analog to human insulin without significant loss of glycemic control while saving millions for themselves and for the health plan.: (from AJMC)

 


Ann Robinson’s research reviews, 29 January 2019 – The BMJ Opinion (free)

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

 


Effect of Intensive vs Standard Blood Pressure Control on Probable Dementia: A Randomized Clinical Trial – JAMA (free for a limited period)

Editorial: Prevention of Cognitive Impairment With Intensive Systolic Blood Pressure Control (free for a limited period)

Commentaries: Does intensive blood pressure control reduce dementia? – NIH News Releases (free) AND Intensive BP Control Helps Prevent Mild Cognitive Impairment – NEJM Journal Watch (free)

 

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Patient-reported complications related to peripherally inserted central catheters: a multicentre prospective cohort study – BMJ Quality & Safety (free)

 

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New Canada’s Dietary Guidelines

23 Jan, 2019 | 01:25h | UTC

Canada’s Dietary Guidelines – Government of Canada (free)

Homepage: Canada’s Food Guide (free resources)

 

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Alex Nowbar’s weekly research reviews, 22 January 2019 – The BMJ Opinion (free)

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

 


Doing things for no reason in the hospital – The BMJ Opinion (free)

“Many of the things we do as doctors continue simply because “that’s the way we’ve always done it,” says Abraar Karan”

 


Subacromial decompression surgery for rotator cuff disease – Cochrane Library (free)

Summary: Surgery for rotator cuff disease (free)

Related Studies: Subacromial Decompression vs Diagnostic Arthroscopy for Shoulder Impingement (free study and commentaries) AND Arthroscopic subacromial decompression for subacromial shoulder pain (free study and commentaries)

“The data in this review do not support the use of subacromial decompression in the treatment of rotator cuff disease manifest as painful shoulder impingement.”

 


Evidence‐based Danish guidelines for screening of diabetic retinopathy – Acta Ophthalmologica (free)

“There is solid evidence to support a flexible, individualized screening regimen. In particular, it is possible to prolong screening intervals to 24–48 months for patients with no or mild nonproliferative diabetic retinopathy”.

 


Performing an Inadvertent Procedure – JAMA (free for a limited period)

 


Food in the Anthropocene: the EAT–Lancet Commission on healthy diets from sustainable food systems – The Lancet (free articles – registration required)

Summary: EAT-Lancet Commission Brief for Everyone (free)

Commentaries: New Diet Guidelines to Benefit People and the Planet: More Greens for All, Less Meat for Some – The New York Times (10 articles per month are free) AND New ‘planetary health diet’ can save lives and the planet, major review suggests – CNN (free) AND A bit of meat, a lot of veg – the flexitarian diet to feed 10bn – BBC (free)

 

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Mechanisms and diagnostic evaluation of persistent or recurrent angina following percutaneous coronary revascularization – European Heart Journal (free)

Summary: Angina After PCI – American College of Cardiology (free)

 

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Zackary Berger’s weekly research reviews, 14 January 2019 – The BMJ (free)

“Zackary Berger reviews the latest research from the top medical journals”.

 


Podcast: Perioperative Medicine

15 Jan, 2019 | 00:35h | UTC

Carbohydrate quality and human health: a series of systematic reviews and meta-analyses – The Lancet (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

Commentaries: High intake of dietary fiber and whole grains associated with reduced risk of non-communicable diseases – ScienceDaily (free) AND High-fiber diet linked to lower risk of death and chronic diseases – CNN (free) AND Expert reaction to series of systematic reviews and meta-analyses about dietary fibre and the risk of non-communicable disease – Science Media Centre (free)

 

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Effectiveness of SIESTA on Objective and Subjective Metrics of Nighttime Hospital Sleep Disruptors – Journal of Hospital Medicine (free)

Commentary: Hospital SIESTA project reduces inpatient sleep interruptions – University of Chicago Medical Center (free)

 

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Podcast: Herpes for Everyone

13 Jan, 2019 | 14:21h | UTC

Effect of a Biobehavioral Environmental Approach on Disability Among Low-Income Older Adults: A Randomized Clinical Trial – JAMA Internal Medicine (free for a limited period)

Commentaries: Home Modifications to Reduce Disability in Older Adults With Functional Disability – JAMA Internal Medicine (free for a limited period)

 

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