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Long-term oxygen therapy shows no benefit for moderate lung disease

18 May, 2017 | 17:51h | UTC

Long-term oxygen therapy shows no benefit for moderate lung disease – NIHR Signal: Dissemination Centre Discover Portal (free)

Original article: A Randomized Trial of Long-Term Oxygen for COPD with Moderate Desaturation – New England Journal of Medicine (free)

Patients with stable COPD and moderate resting desaturation (Spo2, 89 to 93%) or moderate exercise-induced desaturation (during the 6-minute walk test, Spo2 ≥80% for ≥5 minutes and <90% for ≥10 seconds) don’t seem to benefit from supplemental oxygen therapy.

 


World Health Statistics 2017

18 May, 2017 | 17:49h | UTC

Report: World Health Statistics 2017: Monitoring health for the SDGs – World Health Organization (free)

News release: Almost half of all deaths now have a recorded cause, WHO data show (free)

See also: World Health Statistics data visualizations dashboard – Monitoring health for the SDGs (free)

Commentaries: More Than Half of World’s Deaths Still Have No Recorded Cause – Scientific American (free) Reporting of Global Vital Death Statistics Improving: WHO – Medscape (free registration required)

 

 


Antenatal corticosteroids for accelerating fetal lung maturation for women at risk of preterm birth

18 May, 2017 | 17:47h | UTC

Systematic Review: Antenatal corticosteroids for accelerating fetal lung maturation for women at risk of preterm birth – Cochrane Library(link to summary)

Source: A dose of corticosteroids benefit most women anticipating a preterm delivery – NIHR Dissemination Centre Discover Portal (free)

 


Global, Regional, and National Burden of Cardiovascular Diseases

18 May, 2017 | 17:49h | UTC

Global, Regional, and National Burden of Cardiovascular Diseases for 10 Causes, 1990 to 2015 – Journal of The American College of Cardiology(free)

Commentaries: Cardiovascular disease causes one-third of deaths worldwide – Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) (free) AND CVD Causes One-Third of Deaths Worldwide: Study Examines Global Burden of CVD From 1990 to 2015 – American College of Cardiology, Latest in Cardiology (free)

“New Study: Cardiovascular disease causes one-third of deaths worldwide” (RT @IHME_UW see Tweet)

 


The science behind One Health

18 May, 2017 | 17:46h | UTC

The science behind One Health: at the interface of humans, animals, and the environment – Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences (free) (RT @greg_folkers see Tweet)

Related: One Health – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Resources (free) AND Advancing One Health Policy and Implementation Through the Concept of One Medicine One Science – Global Advances in Health and Medicine (free) AND One Medicine One Science: a framework for exploring challenges at the intersection of animals, humans, and the environment – Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences (free)

 


Nutrition and metabolism in burn patients

18 May, 2017 | 17:45h | UTC

Review: Nutrition and metabolism in burn patients – Burns & Trauma (free)

 


Thu, May 18 – 10 Medical Stories of The Day!

18 May, 2017 | 00:20h | UTC

 

1 – Report: World Health Statistics 2017: Monitoring health for the SDGs – World Health Organization (free)

News release: Almost half of all deaths now have a recorded cause, WHO data show (free)

See also: World Health Statistics data visualizations dashboard – Monitoring health for the SDGs (free)

Commentaries: More Than Half of World’s Deaths Still Have No Recorded Cause – Scientific American (free) Reporting of Global Vital Death Statistics Improving: WHO – Medscape (free registration required)

 

2 – Global, Regional, and National Burden of Cardiovascular Diseases for 10 Causes, 1990 to 2015 – Journal of The American College of Cardiology (free)

Commentaries: Cardiovascular disease causes one-third of deaths worldwide – Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) (free) AND CVD Causes One-Third of Deaths Worldwide: Study Examines Global Burden of CVD From 1990 to 2015 – American College of Cardiology, Latest in Cardiology (free)

“New Study: Cardiovascular disease causes one-third of deaths worldwide” (RT @IHME_UW see Tweet)

 

3 – Systematic Review: Antenatal corticosteroids for accelerating fetal lung maturation for women at risk of preterm birth – Cochrane Library (link to summary)

Source: A dose of corticosteroids benefit most women anticipating a preterm delivery – NIHR Dissemination Centre Discover Portal (free)

 

4 – Physician age and outcomes in elderly patients in hospital in the US: observational study – The BMJ (free)

Editorial: Physician age and patient outcomes (free)

Commentaries: Patients fare worse with older doctors, study finds – STAT News (free) AND Mortality Higher Among Inpatients Treated by Older Physicians – Medscape (free registration required) AND Study links physician age to patient mortality risk – EurekAlert (free)

 

5 – FDA Drug Safety Communication: FDA confirms increased risk of leg and foot amputations with the diabetes medicine canagliflozin (Invokana, Invokamet, Invokamet XR) (free)

Commentaries: FDA warns of foot, leg amputations with J&J diabetes drug – Reuters Health News (free) (RT @davidludwigmd) AND FDA Adds Boxed Warning to Canagliflozin for Increased Amputation Risk – Physician’s First Watch (free)

See also our May 11th issue with commentaries on a recent study showing that nearly 1 In 3 recent FDA drug approvals are followed by major safety concerns in the following years, see #10.

 

6 – What the World Will Learn from Chile’s Bold Policy to Curb Obesity – Bloomberg Philantropies Blog (free)

“Chile’s advertising policies stop high sugar, salt, fat products marketing to kids using cartoon characters” (RT @OPCAustralia see Tweet)

 

7 – The science behind One Health: at the interface of humans, animals, and the environment – Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences (free) (RT @greg_folkers see Tweet)

Related: One Health – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Resources (free) AND Advancing One Health Policy and Implementation Through the Concept of One Medicine One Science – Global Advances in Health and Medicine (free) AND One Medicine One Science: a framework for exploring challenges at the intersection of animals, humans, and the environment – Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences (free)

 

8 – Richard Lehman reviews the latest research in the top medical journals – The BMJ Blogs (free)

 

9 – Caffeine overdose is extremely rare — but here’s how it can happen – VOX (free) (RT @juliaoftoronto see Tweet)

 

10 – Review: Nutrition and metabolism in burn patients – Burns & Trauma (free)

 


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