Internal Medicine

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.

 


Podcast: In-Flight Emergencies

8 Oct, 2019 | 10:06h | UTC

Penicillin V four times daily for five days versus three times daily for 10 days in patients with pharyngotonsillitis caused by group A streptococci: randomised controlled, open label, non-inferiority study – The BMJ (free)

 

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Supplement: Obstructive Sleep Apnea

4 Oct, 2019 | 07:54h | UTC

Colorectal cancer screening with faecal immunochemical testing, sigmoidoscopy or colonoscopy: a clinical practice guideline – The BMJ (free)

Editorial: Personalised and risk based cancer screening (free)

Related Study: Colorectal cancer screening with faecal immunochemical testing, sigmoidoscopy or colonoscopy: a microsimulation modelling study – The BMJ (free)

Commentaries: Guideline Moves Away from Colorectal Cancer Screening for Some – NEJM Journal Watch (free) AND First Guideline to Say Colon Cancer Screening Is Not for All – Medscape (free registration required)

Related Guidelines: Colorectal Cancer Screening for Average‐risk Adults (guidelines from other organizations)

 

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What are the respiratory effects of e-cigarettes? – The BMJ (free for a limited period)

 

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Should antidepressants be used for major depressive disorder? – BMJ Evidence-Based Medicine (free)

Related Meta-analysis: Comparative efficacy and acceptability of 21 antidepressant drugs for the acute treatment of adults with major depressive disorder: a systematic review and network meta-analysis – The Lancet (free)

Related Commentary: Do Antidepressants Work? – The New York Times (10 articles per month are free)

“Generally, all the previous reviews show that antidepressants seem to have statistically significant effects on depressive symptoms, but the size of the effect has questionable importance to most patients.”

 


Clinical Approach to Lactose Intolerance

27 Sep, 2019 | 08:31h | UTC

Alex Nowbar’s journal review, 24 September 2019 – The BMJ Opinion (free)

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

 


Nicotine patches used in combination with e-cigarettes (with and without nicotine) for smoking cessation: a pragmatic, randomised trial – The Lancet Respiratory Medicine (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

Commentary: Quick Take: Nicotine patches used in combination with e-cigarettes (with and without nicotine) for smoking cessation – 2 Minute Medicine (free)

Related: It’s safest to avoid e-cigarettes altogether – unless vaping is helping you quit smoking – The Conversation (free)

 

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Association of Treatment With Metformin vs Sulfonylurea With Major Adverse Cardiovascular Events Among Patients With Diabetes and Reduced Kidney Function – JAMA (free for a limited period)

Commentaries: Metformin Superior for Lowering CV Risk in Diabetics Who Progress to CKD – Renal & Urology News (free) AND Metformin Monotherapy Benefits Heart Even in Early CKD – MedPage Today (free registration required)

 

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Alex Nowbar’s journal review, 18 September 2019 – The BMJ Opinion (free)

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

 


NICE Guideline: Tuberculosis

13 Sep, 2019 | 08:27h | UTC

Ann Robinson’s journal review, 10 September 2019 – The BMJ Opinion (free)

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

 


Antiviral treatment for Bell’s palsy (idiopathic facial paralysis) – Cochrane Library (free)

Summary: Antiviral treatment for Bell’s palsy – Cochrane Library (free)

“The combination of antivirals and corticosteroids may have little or no effect on rates of incomplete recovery in comparison to corticosteroids alone”

 


2019 Update on Medical Overuse

10 Sep, 2019 | 01:50h | UTC

Podcast: Lupus in Primary Care

10 Sep, 2019 | 01:47h | UTC

New UK Physical Activity Guidelines

9 Sep, 2019 | 00:16h | UTC

What Is Known About Candida auris – JAMA (free for a limited period)

Related: Global Epidemiology of Emerging Candida Auris (reviews and commentaries on the subject)

 


Ann Robinson’s journal review, 5 September 2019 – The BMJ Opinion (free)

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

 


How to diagnose heart failure with preserved ejection fraction: the HFA–PEFF diagnostic algorithm: a consensus recommendation from the Heart Failure Association (HFA) of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) – European Heart Journal (free)

 

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