Current Concepts in Acute Liver Failure

22 May, 2019 | 06:00h | UTC

Review: Hand Infections

20 May, 2019 | 15:24h | UTC

Review: Approach to Fingertip Injuries

20 May, 2019 | 15:20h | UTC

Review: New Concepts of Pain

19 May, 2019 | 20:37h | UTC

Preventive lipid‐based nutrient supplements given with complementary foods to infants and young children 6 to 23 months of age for health, nutrition, and developmental outcomes – Cochrane Library (free)

Summary: Effect of lipid-based nutrient supplementation on infants and young children – Cochrane Library (free)

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Review: The Etiology of Bell’s Palsy

16 May, 2019 | 05:41h | UTC

Prevalence of Burnout in Medical and Surgical Residents: A Meta-Analysis – International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (free)

The aggregate prevalence of burnout was 51.0% among residents. Subgroup analysis by specialty showed that radiology (77.16%), neurology (71.93%), and general surgery (58.39%) were the top three specialties with the highest prevalence of burnout.


The Development of Pathways in Palliative Medicine: Definition, Models, Cost and Quality Impact – Healthcare (free) (via @Abraham_RMI)


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Neuroanesthesiology Update

11 May, 2019 | 15:51h | UTC

Recent advances in diabetes treatments and their perioperative implications – Current Opinion in Anesthesiology (free)

Source: Critical Care Reviews Newsletter

“Sulfonylureas and SGLT2i should be ceased before moderate or major surgery. Other oral antihyperglycemic therapies may be continued or ceased.


Association between Apgar scores of 7 to 9 and neonatal mortality and morbidity: population based cohort study of term infants in Sweden – The BMJ (free)

Commentaries: The Apgar score and association with neonatal mortality and morbidity – The BMJ Opinion (free) AND Lower ‘normal’ Apgar scores linked to poorer outcomes – OnMedica (free)


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Indian Guidelines for Spirometry

9 May, 2019 | 18:23h | UTC

POEMS Syndrome: Clinical Update

9 May, 2019 | 08:02h | UTC

Canadian Pediatric Anesthesia Society statement on clear fluid fasting for elective pediatric anesthesia – Canadian Journal of Anesthesia (free)

Related: Position Statement: Clear Fluids Fasting for Elective Pediatric Anesthesia (free guidelines and reviews on the subject)

“Pediatric patients should be encouraged and allowed to ingest clear fluids up to one hour before elective anesthesia or sedation.”


Guidelines for Perioperative Care in Cardiac Surgery: Enhanced Recovery After Surgery Society Recommendations – JAMA Surgery (free for a limited period)

Invited Commentary: The Enhanced Recovery After Surgery in Cardiac Surgery Revolution – JAMA Surgery (free)

Related: Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) Society Guidelines (free articles)


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Efficacy of population‐wide diabetes and obesity prevention programs: An overview of systematic reviews on proximal, intermediate, and distal outcomes and a meta‐analysis of impact on BMI – Obesity Reviews (free)


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How organisations contribute to improving the quality of healthcare – The BMJ (free)


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A Global Review of Food-Based Dietary Guidelines – Advances in Nutrition (free)


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ESMO Guideline: Renal Cell Carcinoma

2 May, 2019 | 12:56h | UTC

Review: Chronic Constipation

2 May, 2019 | 04:31h | UTC

Chronic Constipation – Mayo Clinic Proceedings (free)

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


Positional therapy for obstructive sleep apnoea – Cochrane Library (free)

Summary: Are interventions to keep people sleeping on their side the best way to treat obstructive sleep apnoea? – Cochrane Library (free)


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A decade of progress in critical care echocardiography: a narrative review – Intensive Care Medicine (free)


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Risk‐reducing medications for primary breast cancer: a network meta‐analysis – Cochrane Library (free)

Summary: Medicines to prevent breast cancer in women at above-average risk of developing breast cancer – Cochrane Library (free)


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Effects of repeat prenatal corticosteroids given to women at risk of preterm birth: An individual participant data meta-analysis – PLOS Medicine (free)

Source: EvidenceAlerts

“Our findings suggest that to provide clinical benefit with the least effect on growth, the number of repeat treatment courses should be limited to a maximum of three and the total dose to between 24 mg and 48 mg.”


Fibrillary Glomerulonephritis: An Update

30 Apr, 2019 | 02:07h | UTC

Guidelines for the Treatment of Adults with Metastatic Brain Tumors – Congress of Neurological Surgeons (free)

Comprehensive resource on the subject with 9 guidelines covering important aspects of patient care.