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Daily Archives: March 31, 2017

Mental health of adults in contact with the criminal justice system

31 Mar, 2017 | 19:06h | UTC

Mental health of adults in contact with the criminal justice system – NICE Guideline (free)

News release: Checks needed every year for people with a mental health problem in the criminal justice system, says NICE (free)

 


Zika Virus Infection and Associated Neurologic Disorders in Brazil

31 Mar, 2017 | 19:05h | UTC

Zika Virus Infection and Associated Neurologic Disorders in Brazil – New England Journal of Medicine (free)

See also: Why Were There Fewer Microcephaly Cases from Zika Last Year? – STAT (free)

Source: Global Health NOW Newsletter

In Brazil, there were many fewer cases of microcephaly than expected in 2016. The researchers are trying to find an explanation.

 


Exposure to antenatal corticosteroids and outcomes in preterm infants

31 Mar, 2017 | 19:00h | UTC

Exposure to any antenatal corticosteroids and outcomes in preterm infants by gestational age: prospective cohort study – The BMJ (free)

Editorial: Antenatal corticosteroids for women at risk of preterm delivery (free)

See also: Antenatal Steroids Benefit Very Premature Infants Most – Medscape (free registration required)

“This study found that among infants born from 23 to 34 weeks’ gestation, antenatal exposure to corticosteroids compared with no exposure was associated with lower mortality and morbidity at most gestations”.

 


New Lists from Choosing Wisely Canada

31 Mar, 2017 | 19:04h | UTC

New Lists from Choosing Wisely Canada – List of Items Physicians and Patients Should Question (all resources are free)

Critical Care / Pediatric neurosurgery / Sport and exercise medicine / Nursing / Long term care / Medical microbiology

Lists from other countries: Choosing Wisely UK / Choosing Wisely Australia / Choosing Wisely U.S.

The Choosing Wisely initiative aims to reduce unnecessary tests, treatments and procedures to reduce harm and promote value in healthcare.

 


Impact of total knee replacement practice: cost effectiveness analysis

31 Mar, 2017 | 19:01h | UTC

Impact of total knee replacement practice: cost effectiveness analysis of data from the Osteoarthritis Initiative – The BMJ (free)

See also: Knee Replacement Should Be Reserved for More Severe Osteoarthritis, Study Suggests – Physician’s First Watch (free)

Total knee replacement for patients with osteoarthritis had minimal effects on quality of life in this study. Severely affected patients seem to benefit the most from the procedure.

 


The seven deadly sins of statistical misinterpretation

31 Mar, 2017 | 18:57h | UTC

The seven deadly sins of statistical misinterpretation, and how to avoid them – The Conversation (free) (RT @Sab_Ra)

 


History of Periodontitis and Edentulism as Predictors of Cardiovascular Disease, Stroke, and Mortality

31 Mar, 2017 | 18:59h | UTC

History of Periodontitis Diagnosis and Edentulism as Predictors of Cardiovascular Disease, Stroke, and Mortality in Postmenopausal Women – Journal of the American Heart Association (free) (RT @kamleshkhunti)

Press release: Gum disease, tooth loss may increase postmenopausal women’s risk of death – American Heart Association Rapid Access Journal Report (free)

History of periodontal disease was associated with a 12 percent higher risk of death from any cause and loss of all natural teeth was associated with a 17 percent higher risk of death from any cause.

 


Approach to preventive care in the elderly

31 Mar, 2017 | 18:57h | UTC

Approach to preventive care in the elderly – Canadian Family Physician (free)

 


Fri, Mar 31 – Top 10 Medical News Stories

31 Mar, 2017 | 00:04h | UTC

 

1 – Press release: “Depression: let’s talk” says WHO, as depression tops list of causes of ill health – World Health Organization (free)

See also: Depression: let’s talk – WHO campaign (free) AND Depression updated factsheet (free) AND Depression and Other Common Mental Disorders: Global Health Estimates (free)

Depression is now the leading cause of ill health and disability worldwide, according to The World Health Organization.

 

2 – Spondyloarthritis in Over 16s: Diagnosis and Management – NICE Guideline (free)

See also: 2016 update of the ASAS-EULAR management recommendations for axial spondyloarthritis (free)

 

3 – Mental health of adults in contact with the criminal justice system – NICE Guideline (free)

News release: Checks needed every year for people with a mental health problem in the criminal justice system, says NICE (free)

 

4 – Zika Virus Infection and Associated Neurologic Disorders in Brazil – New England Journal of Medicine (free)

See also: Why Were There Fewer Microcephaly Cases from Zika Last Year? – STAT (free)

Source: Global Health NOW Newsletter

In Brazil, there were many fewer cases of microcephaly than expected in 2016. The researchers are trying to find an explanation.

 

5 – New Lists from Choosing Wisely Canada – List of Items Physicians and Patients Should Question (all resources are free)

Critical Care / Pediatric neurosurgery / Sport and exercise medicine / Nursing / Long term care / Medical microbiology

Lists from other countries: Choosing Wisely UK / Choosing Wisely Australia / Choosing Wisely U.S.

The Choosing Wisely initiative aims to reduce unnecessary tests, treatments and procedures to reduce harm and promote value in healthcare.

 

6 – Impact of total knee replacement practice: cost effectiveness analysis of data from the Osteoarthritis Initiative – The BMJ (free)

See also: Knee Replacement Should Be Reserved for More Severe Osteoarthritis, Study Suggests – Physician’s First Watch (free)

Total knee replacement for patients with osteoarthritis had minimal effects on quality of life in this study. Severely affected patients seem to benefit the most from the procedure.

 

7 – Exposure to any antenatal corticosteroids and outcomes in preterm infants by gestational age: prospective cohort study – The BMJ (free)

Editorial: Antenatal corticosteroids for women at risk of preterm delivery (free)

See also: Antenatal Steroids Benefit Very Premature Infants Most – Medscape (free registration required)

“This study found that among infants born from 23 to 34 weeks’ gestation, antenatal exposure to corticosteroids compared with no exposure was associated with lower mortality and morbidity at most gestations”.

 

8 – History of Periodontitis Diagnosis and Edentulism as Predictors of Cardiovascular Disease, Stroke, and Mortality in Postmenopausal Women – Journal of the American Heart Association (free) (RT @kamleshkhunti)

Press release: Gum disease, tooth loss may increase postmenopausal women’s risk of death – American Heart Association Rapid Access Journal Report (free)

History of periodontal disease was associated with a 12 percent higher risk of death from any cause and loss of all natural teeth was associated with a 17 percent higher risk of death from any cause.

 

9 – The seven deadly sins of statistical misinterpretation, and how to avoid them – The Conversation (free) (RT @Sab_Ra)

 

10- Approach to preventive care in the elderly – Canadian Family Physician (free)

 


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