Exercise for the Prevention of Low Back Pain: Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Controlled Trials – American Journal of Epidemiology (link to abstract – $ for full-text)
Commentary: Exercise may help prevent low back pain or make it less severe – Reuters (free)
Related meta-analysis: Prevention of Low Back Pain: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis – JAMA Internal Medicine (free)
Draft Recommendation Statement: Skin Cancer Prevention: Behavioral Counseling – U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (free)
Meta-analysis on shift work and risks of specific obesity types – Obesity Reviews (link to abstract – $ for full-text)
Commentaries: Meta-Analysis Links Night Shift to Obesity Risk, Especially “Belly Fat” – AJMC (free) AND Night Shift Work Linked To Increased Risk of Obesity – Medical Research (free) AND Shift Work Increases Risk of Apple-Shaped Overweight/Obesity – Medscape (free registration required) AND Night shift work linked to an increased risk of obesity – Wiley, via EurekAlert (free)
Commentaries: 1 in 4 heart attack sufferers leave work within a year – Cardiovascular Business (free) AND Most Return to Work After an MI, but 25% Don’t Stay – Medscape (free registration required) AND Vast Majority Return to Work After MI, but It Doesn’t Always Stick – TCTMD (free)
Treatment decisions and employment of breast cancer patients: Results of a population-based survey – Cancer (link to abstract – $ for full-text)
Original article: The Aging Physician and the Medical Profession: A Review – JAMA Surgery (link to abstract – $ for full-text)
Occupation and Risk of Developing Rheumatoid Arthritis: Results From a Population-Based Case-Control Study – Arthritis Care & Research (link to abstract – $ for full-text)
Commentaries: Certain occupations linked to an increased risk of rheumatoid arthritis – Willey, via EurekAlert (free) AND Occupational Exposures Increase Rheumatoid Arthritis Risk – Medscape (free registration required) AND Some jobs tied to higher risk of rheumatoid arthritis – Reuters (free)
Case-control study suggests bricklayers, concrete workers, electricians and nurses are at increased risk.
“Mainstream medicine has failed people with chronic back pain”
New National Guideline Clearinghouse (NGC) Summaries in Low back, Cervical and Thoracic Spine Disorders with focus on occupational health.
Original article: Effectiveness of an Internet-Delivered Exercise and Pain-Coping Skills Training Intervention for Persons With Chronic Knee Pain: A Randomized Trial – Annals of Internal Medicine (free) AND Commentaries: Online Intervention Reduces Knee Pain, Improves Mobility – Medscape (free registration required) AND The Internet may be an effective tool for treating chronic knee pain – 2 Minute Medicine (free) AND Chronic knee pain eased with the help of Skype – CNN (free text and video)
Commentaries: Long working week ‘may increase risk of irregular heartbeat’ – NHS Choices (free) AND Long Workdays May Be Bad for Your Heart – The New York Times (10 articles per month are free) AND Long working hours linked to heightened irregular heart rhythm risk – OnMedica (free)
Workplace Factors Associated With Burnout of Family Physicians – JAMA Internal Medicine (link to abstract – $ for full-text)
Commentary: Workplace Factors Contribute to Burnout in Family Physicians – Medscape (free registration required)
Quick Take Video Summary: Air Pollution and Mortality
Editorial: Air Pollution Still Kills (free)
Related: The cost of a polluted environment: 1.7 million child deaths a year, says WHO – World Health Organization (free) AND Estimates and 25-year trends of the global burden of disease attributable to ambient air pollution: an analysis of data from the Global Burden of Diseases Study 2015 – The Lancet (free) AND Death in the Air: Air Pollution Costs Money and Lives – World Bank (free infographic and report)
“Verbal and physical attacks against health care workers are common, are underreported, and have lasting consequences in the form of persistent fear”.
“The practice of radiology is unsafe and needs to change says, Giles Maskell” (RT see Tweet)
See the tool: RAMP – Risk Assessment and Management Tool for Manual Action Proactively (free registration required)
Commentaries: Working while sick – ACP Internist (free) AND Health worker survey reveals many work during flu illness – CIDRAP (free)
Over 40% of surveyed health care personnel worked with self-reported influenza-like illness. “To reduce levels of health-worker–associated flu transmission, the researchers said that misconceptions about working while sick and sick leave policies both need to be addressed” (from CIDRAP)
Survey and commentaries: Why Physician Burnout Is Endemic, and How Health Care Must Respond – NEJM Catalyst (free)
Increased in clerical burden seems to be one of the leading causes, heavily influenced by expanded and more comprehensive use of electronic health records. More on the burden of administrative tasks in healthcare in our April 21 issue, see #5.
See also: 2017 ACC/AHA/HRS Guideline for the Evaluation and Management of Patients With Syncope (free PDF) AND First fainting guidelines issued to diagnose life-threatening heart conditions – American Heart Association News (free)
See also: ACP: Stop Saddling Docs With Administrative Tasks – MedPage Today (free registration required)
“It’s time for all those involved in the healthcare industry to reevaluate and reduce the administrative task burden placed on clinicians” (from MedPage commentary above).