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Daily Archives: October 16, 2017

Mon, October 16 – 10 Stories of The Day!

16 Oct, 2017 | 01:32h | UTC


1 – The Revised Declaration of Geneva: A Modern-Day Physician’s Pledge – JAMA (free)


2 – Alleviating the access abyss in palliative care and pain relief—an imperative of universal health coverage: the Lancet Commission report (free registration required)

Commentaries: A milestone for palliative care and pain relief – The Lancet (free registration required) AND Millions die suffering amid global opioid gap, report says – STAT (free) AND More than 25 million people dying in agony without morphine every year – The Guardian (free)


3 – Guideline: Assessing and managing children at primary health-care facilities to prevent overweight and obesity in the context of the double burden of malnutrition – World Health Organization (free) (RT @equitylist see Tweet)

News release: WHO releases guidelines to address overweight and obesity in children (free)

Related report: Worldwide trends in body-mass index, underweight, overweight, and obesity from 1975 to 2016: a pooled analysis of 2416 population-based measurement studies in 128·9 million children, adolescents, and adults – The Lancet (free) AND Commentaries: Tenfold increase in childhood and adolescent obesity in four decades: new study by Imperial College London and WHO – World Health Organization (free) Double-duty solutions for the double burden of malnutrition (free)


4 – Long Sleeves on Doctors’ White Coats May Spread Germs – Scientific American (free)

Related guideline: Healthcare Personnel Attire in Non-Operating-Room Settings – Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology (free) AND Commentaries: Goodbye to the Doctor’s White Coat? – The New York Times (10 articles per month are free) AND New infection control recommendations could make white coats obsolete – ScienceDaily (free) AND Should Doctors Still Be Allowed to Wear White Coats? You Decide – HIV and ID Observations (free)


5 – Draft Recommendation Statement: Skin Cancer Prevention: Behavioral Counseling – U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (free)

Commentary: USPSTF Draft Statement Recommends Sun-Safe Behavioral Counseling for More Fair-Skinned Youth – Physician’s First Watch (free)


6 – Blood pressure targets in people with cardiovascular disease – Cochrane Library (free)


7 – Testing blood procalcitonin levels to decide when to start and stop antibiotics in adults with acute respiratory tract infections – Cochrane Library (free)

Original Article: Procalcitonin to initiate or discontinue antibiotics in acute respiratory tract infections – Cochrane Library (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

“the use of procalcitonin to guide initiation and duration of antibiotic treatment results in lower risks of mortality, lower antibiotic consumption, and lower risk for antibiotic-related side effects”.


8 – 2017 EACTS Guidelines on perioperative medication in adult cardiac surgery – European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery (free)

Source: Critical Care Reviews Newsletter (free)


9 – Antibiotic susceptibility testing in less than 30 min using direct single-cell imaging – Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (free)

Commentary: Rapid Test for Antibiotic Susceptibility – JAMA (free)


10 – Older people with acute coronary syndromes may benefit from routine invasive therapy – NIHR Signal (free)

Original article: Revascularisation compared with initial medical therapy for non-ST-elevation acute coronary syndromes in the elderly: a meta-analysis – Heart (link to abstract – $ for full-text)


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