Cross-sectional imaging of acute gynaecologic disorders: CT and MRI findings with differential diagnosis – Insights into Imaging (free articles)

Part I: corpus luteum and haemorrhagic ovarian cysts, genital causes of haemoperitoneum and adnexal torsion

Part II: uterine emergencies and pelvic inflammatory disease


Review: Management of Hypopituitarism

15 Jan, 2020 | 01:04h | UTC

Urgent health challenges for the next decade – World Health Organization (free)

Commentary: ‘No shortcuts to a healthier world’: WHO chief sets out health priorities for the decade – UN News (free)


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ESMO Guideline: Marginal Zone Lymphomas

14 Jan, 2020 | 00:26h | UTC

Morbidity and mortality from road injuries: results from the Global Burden of Disease Study 2017 – Injury Prevention (free)

News Release: Probability of dying from road injury has dropped worldwide in all but 5 nations – Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (free)


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Global burden of cancer attributable to infections in 2018: a worldwide incidence analysis – The Lancet Global Health (free)


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Homepage: Special Issue: Advances in Perioperative Care – BJS / Anaesthesia (free articles)

– Perioperative care and collaboration between surgeons and anaesthetists – it’s about time

– Role of the anaesthetist in postoperative care

– Framework for prehabilitation services

– Role of critical care in improving outcomes for high‐risk surgical patients

– Scoping review of mode of anaesthesia in emergency surgery

– Strategies to minimize intraoperative blood loss during major surgery

– Perioperative care of the obese patient

– Rational performance metrics for operating theatres, principles of efficiency, and how to achieve it

– Acute postoperative pain management

– Meta‐analysis of preoperative high‐sensitivity cardiac troponin measurement in non‐cardiac surgical patients at risk of cardiovascular complications

– Network meta‐analysis of urinary retention and mortality after Lichtenstein repair of inguinal hernia under local, regional or general anaesthesia

– Meta‐analysis of α‐blockade versus no blockade before adrenalectomy for phaeochromocytoma

– Network meta‐analysis of local and regional analgesia following colorectal resection

– Randomized clinical trial of intraoperative dexmedetomidine to prevent delirium in the elderly undergoing major non‐cardiac surgery

– Randomized clinical trial of continuous transversus abdominis plane block, epidural or patient‐controlled analgesia for patients undergoing laparoscopic colorectal cancer surgery

– Qualitative study of clinician and patient perspectives on the mode of anaesthesia for emergency surgery

– Variation in global uptake of the Surgical Safety Checklist

– Safety and efficacy of non‐steroidal anti‐inflammatory drugs to reduce ileus after colorectal surgery

– International multicentre review of perioperative management and outcome for catecholamine‐producing tumours


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Guideline Homepage: ADA 2020 Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes – American Diabetes Association (free supplement)

Commentaries: ADA 2020 Standards of Care Incorporate CVD Risk Stratification, New Medications – Endocrinology Advisor (free) AND ADA releases 2020 standards of medical care in diabetes – University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine (free)

See also: Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes—2020 Abridged for Primary Care Providers – American Diabetes Association (free PDF) AND 2019 update to: Management of hyperglycaemia in type 2 diabetes, 2018. A consensus report by the American Diabetes Association (ADA) and the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD) – Diabetologia (free)


See ADA 2020 Guideline topics below:

Introduction: Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes—2020

Summary of Revisions: Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes—2020

  1. Improving Care and Promoting Health in Populations: Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes2020
  2. Classification and Diagnosis of Diabetes: Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes—2020
  3. Prevention or Delay of Type 2 Diabetes: Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes—2020
  4. Comprehensive Medical Evaluation and Assessment of Comorbidities: Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes—2020
  5. Facilitating Behavior Change and Well-being to Improve Health Outcomes: Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes—2020
  6. Glycemic Targets: Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes—2020
  7. Diabetes Technology: Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes—2020
  8. Obesity Management for the Treatment of Type 2 Diabetes: Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes—2020
  9. Pharmacologic Approaches to Glycemic Treatment: Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes—2020
  10. Cardiovascular Disease and Risk Management: Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes—2020
  11. Microvascular Complications and Foot Care: Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes−2020
  12. Older Adults: Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes—2020
  13. Children and Adolescents: Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes−2020
  14. Management of Diabetes in Pregnancy: Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes—2020
  15. Diabetes Care in the Hospital: Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes—2020


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NICE Guideline: Acute Kidney Injury

5 Jan, 2020 | 14:22h | UTC


1 – Practice Guidelines for Central Venous Access 2020: An Updated Report by the American Society of Anesthesiologists Task Force on Central Venous Access – Anesthesiology (free)


2 – Duodeno-pancreatic and extrahepatic biliary tree trauma: WSES-AAST guidelines – World Journal of Emergency Surgery (free)


3 – European Guidelines for the treatment of HIV-positive adults – European AIDS Clinical Society (free PDF)

Source: HIV Infection Clinical Practice Guidelines (2019): European AIDS Clinical Society (EACS) – Medscape (free summary – registration required)


4 – Comorbidities in Persons With HIV: The Lingering Challenge – JAMA (free for a limited period)

Author Interview: Comorbidities in Persons With HIV (free)

Commentary: Efforts to end the HIV epidemic must not ignore people already living with HIV – NIH News Releases (free)


5 – Early High-Dose Vitamin D3 for Critically Ill, Vitamin D–Deficient Patients – New England Journal of Medicine (free)

Commentary: High doses of vitamin D for critically ill patients yield minimal benefit – CU Anschutz Medical Campus (free)


6 – Irbesartan in Marfan syndrome (AIMS): a double-blind, placebo-controlled randomised trial – The Lancet (free)

Invited Commentary: Angiotensin-II receptor blockade in Marfan syndrome – The Lancet (free)


7 – Predatory journals: no definition, no defence – Nature (free)

Related: Many Academics Eager to Publish in Worthless Journals – The New York Times (10 articles per month are free) AND Predatory Journals Are Such a Big Problem It’s Not Even Funny – HIV and ID Observations (free)

“Leading scholars and publishers from ten countries have agreed a definition of predatory publishing that can protect scholarship. It took 12 hours of discussion, 18 questions and 3 rounds to reach.”


8 – Effectiveness of management strategies for uninvestigated dyspepsia: systematic review and network meta-analysis – The BMJ (free)

Commentary: Managing Dyspepsia with “Test and Treat” Ranked Best Strategy – NEJM Journal Watch (free)


9 – Prioritising action on alcohol for health and development – The BMJ (free)

See Complete Collection: Solutions for Prevention and Control of Non-communicable Diseases – WHO / The BMJ (free)

Related: WHO Global Status Report on Alcohol and Health 2018 (free report and commentaries) AND Alcohol Use and Burden for 195 Countries and Territories – The Lancet (free study and commentaries)


10 – Antibiotic prescribing without documented indication in ambulatory care clinics: national cross sectional study – The BMJ (free)

Editorial: Coding infections in primary care (free)

Commentaries: Up to two-fifths of antibiotic prescriptions in the US could be inappropriate – University of Bristol (free) AND Up to 43% of Antibiotic Prescriptions in the U.S. Are Unnecessary or Improperly Written, Analysis Finds – TIME (free) AND Over 40% of Antibiotic Prescriptions Potentially Inappropriate – NEJM Journal Watch (free)


Effectiveness of management strategies for uninvestigated dyspepsia: systematic review and network meta-analysis – The BMJ (free)

Commentary: Managing Dyspepsia with “Test and Treat” Ranked Best Strategy – NEJM Journal Watch (free)


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Homepage: CPR Guidelines (free summaries and infographics)

– 2019 Highlights – Guidelines Update for CPR & ECC

– 2019 FAQ – Guidelines Update for CPR & ECC

– 2019 Infographic – ACLS Guidelines Update

– 2019 Infographic – PALS Guidelines Update

Original Guidelines: AHA Updates on Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) (free) AND AHA Updates in Pediatric Life Support (free)


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NICE Guideline: Menopause

6 Dec, 2019 | 10:50h | UTC

WHO World malaria report 2019

6 Dec, 2019 | 10:34h | UTC

World malaria report 2019 – World Health Organization (free PDF)

Summary: World malaria report 2019 – World Health Organization (free)

News Release: More pregnant women and children protected from malaria, but accelerated efforts and funding needed to reinvigorate global response, WHO report shows (free)


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ASH Guideline: Immune Thrombocytopenia

5 Dec, 2019 | 11:19h | UTC

British Society of Gastroenterology/Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland/Public Health England post-polypectomy and post-colorectal cancer resection surveillance guidelines – Gut (free)

Related Studies: Association of Colonoscopy Adenoma Findings With Long-term Colorectal Cancer Incidence – JAMA (free) AND Long-term Risk of Colorectal Cancer and Related Death After Adenoma Removal in a Large, Community-based Population – Gastroenterology (link to abstract – $ for full-text) AND Baseline Colonoscopy Findings Associated with 10-Year Outcomes in a Screening Cohort Undergoing Colonoscopy Surveillance – Gastroenterology (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

Related Reviews: Optimizing post‐polypectomy surveillance: A practical guide for the endoscopist – Digestive Endoscopy (free) AND Optimal Colonoscopy Surveillance Interval after Polypectomy – Clinical Endoscopy (free)

Related Guidelines: Endoscopic surveillance after surgical or endoscopic resection for colorectal cancer: European Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ESGE) and European Society of Digestive Oncology (ESDO) Guideline – Endoscopy (free) AND Guidelines for Colonoscopy Surveillance After Screening and Polypectomy: A Consensus Update by the US Multi-Society Task Force on Colorectal Cancer (free) AND Korean Guidelines for Postpolypectomy Colonoscopy Surveillance – Digestive Endoscopy (free) AND Colorectal cancer surveillance after index colonoscopy: Guidance from the Canadian Association of Gastroenterology (free) AND Post-polypectomy colonoscopy surveillance: European Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ESGE) Guideline (free)


Review: Celiac Disease

4 Dec, 2019 | 08:20h | UTC

Guidelines for safe transfer of the brain‐injured patient: trauma and stroke, 2019 – Anaesthesia (free)


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Review: Cardiomyopathy and Pregnancy

27 Nov, 2019 | 07:39h | UTC

Iron Deficiency Anemia Revisited

26 Nov, 2019 | 07:35h | UTC