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Daily Archives: February 14, 2017

Tue, Feb 14 – Top 10 Medical News Stories

14 Feb, 2017 | 00:01h | UTC


1 – Selective versus routine use of episiotomy for vaginal birth – Cochrane Library

Routine episiotomy is not justified by current evidence


2 – Removal of all ovarian tissue versus conserving ovarian tissue at time of hysterectomy in premenopausal patients with benign disease: study using routine data and data linkage – The BMJ

In a cohort of women aged 35-45 who underwent hysterectomy for benign conditions, those who had ovarian conservation had a significantly lower risk of ischemic heart disease, cancer and all-cause mortality compared with those who had bilateral ovarian removal


3 – #EpilepsyDay (13 February) – Epilepsy Fact Sheet – World Health Organization


4 – Long-term dietary quality and risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis in women – Annals of Rheumatic Diseases (link to abstract – $ required for full-text)


5 – Healthy Diet Cuts Women’s Risk of New-Onset RA: Inverse association strongest for seropositive disease – MedPage Today (free registration required)


6 – Effect of Intensive Blood Pressure Control on Gait Speed and Mobility Limitation in Adults 75 Years or Older: A Randomized Clinical Trial – JAMA Internal Medicine (Link to abstract – $ required for full-text)


7 – SPRINT: Intensive BP Lowering in Older Adults Doesn’t Appear to Affect Physical Function – Physician’s First Watch


8 – Richard Lehman’s weekly review of medical journals – The BMJ Blog Arquive


9 – Perioperative Management of Direct Oral Anticoagulants (DOACs): A Systemic Review – Health Services Insights

Source: 270th Critical Care Reviews Newsletter


10 – Intracerebral Hemorrhage – Journal of Stroke (series of articles on the subject)

Source: 270th Critical Care Reviews Newsletter


Editorial: Intracerebral Hemorrhage: Large Disease Burden but Less Therapeutic Progress


Epidemiology, Risk Factors, and Clinical Features of Intracerebral Hemorrhage: An Update


Imaging of Intracranial Hemorrhage


Spontaneous Intracerebral Hemorrhage: Management


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