Antiplatelet Therapy in Patients With Coronary Stents Undergoing Elective Noncardiac Surgery

20Jun
2017

ACR Thyroid Imaging and Reporting

20Jun
2017

Steroid injections into the inner ear may be safe for treating Ménière’s disease

20Jun
2017

NCCN Guidelines Insights: Head and Neck Cancers

12Jun
2017

Practice Guidelines for Preoperative Fasting

9Jun
2017

Internet-Based Vestibular Rehabilitation for Older Adults With Chronic Dizziness

12May
2017

Screening for Thyroid Cancer: USPSTF Recommendation Statement

10May
2017

Screening for Thyroid Cancer: US Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation Statement – JAMA (free)

Editorial 1: The USPSTF Recommendation on Thyroid Cancer Screening: Don’t “Check Your Neck” (free)

Editorial 2: Cancer Screening, Overdiagnosis, and Regulatory Capture (free)

Editorial 3: How to Look for Thyroid Cancer (free)

Commentaries: No Symptoms, No Thyroid Screening, Says USPSTF – Medscape (free registration required) AND Don’t Screen For Thyroid Cancer, Task Force Says – NPR Health News (free) AND USPSTF Says No to Thyroid Cancer Screening – MedPage Today (free registration required)

The USPSTF recommended against screening for thyroid cancer in asymptomatic adults with “grade D” recommendation (Grade D = “The USPSTF recommends against the service. There is moderate or high certainty that the service has no net benefit or that the harms outweigh the benefits”).

 

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Guideline for the Prevention of Surgical Site Infection, 2017

5May
2017

Mortality Trends After Surgical Safety Checklist

20Apr
2017

American College of Radiology (ACR) Appropriateness Criteria Adds Topics

4Apr
2017

ACR Appropriateness Criteria Adds Topics, Covers More Clinical Variants Than Ever Before (free)

Browse Appropriateness Criteria Topics (free)

Source: Newswise

This comprehensive guide from American College of Radiology (ACR) covers 230 topics with more than 1,100 clinical indications and has just been updated. It is a very useful resource for doctors in all specialties to guide which exam is most appropriate in each clinical situation.

 

Prevention of everolimus-related stomatitis

30Mar
2017

Prevention of everolimus-related stomatitis in women with hormone receptor-positive, HER2-negative metastatic breast cancer using dexamethasone mouthwash (SWISH): a single-arm, phase 2 trial – The Lancet Oncology (link to abstract – $ required for full-text)

See also: SWISH Four Times a Day to Keep Oral Mucositis Away – Medscape (free registration required)

This simple and inexpensive treatment resulted in a more than ten-times reduction in the incidence of grade 2 or higher stomatitis.

 

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