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Daily Archives: November 13, 2017

Mon, November 13 – 10 Stories of The Day!

13 Nov, 2017 | 00:27h | UTC

 

1 – World Antibiotic Awareness Week, 13-19 November 2017 – World Health Organization (free resources)

 

2 – Thrombectomy 6 to 24 Hours after Stroke with a Mismatch between Deficit and Infarct – New England Journal of Medicine (free)

Editorial: A New DAWN for Imaging-Based Selection in the Treatment of Acute Stroke (free)

Commentaries: Landmark study may impact standard stroke treatment guidelines – MedicalXpress (free) AND Thrombectomy Works While Infarct Core is Small – MedPage Today (free registration required)

“DAWN data: Consider a “tissue window” rather than a “time window”” (from MedPage Today)

 

3 – Mechanical or Biologic Prostheses for Aortic-Valve and Mitral-Valve Replacement – New England Journal of Medicine (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

Commentaries: Mechanical heart valve often the safest choice – Stanford Medicine (free) AND Mechanical or Biologic Prostheses for Aortic-Valve and Mitral-Valve Replacement? – NEJM 360 Resident (free) AND Mechanical or Tissue Valve for AVR and MVR – American College of Cardiology, Latest in Cardiology (free) AND Mechanical Valves Show Mortality Benefit Over Biologic Valves – Medscape (free registration required) AND Heart valve replacement success may depend on age, valve type – Reuters (free)

 

4 – NICE Guideline: Bipolar disorder: assessment and management (free)

 

5 – Choice of implant combinations in total hip replacement: systematic review and network meta-analysis – The BMJ (free)

Commentary: What is the most effective type of hip implant combination for patients undergoing a hip replacement? – University of Bristol (free)

“…there is no evidence that any of the newer hip implant combinations, such as ceramic or uncemented, are better than the widely used small head metal-on-plastic cemented hip combination, which has been commonly used since the 1960s”.

 

6 – White Smoke From the Vatican? Not From Cigarettes – The New York Times (10 articles per month are free)

Related: No more Holy Smokes – Vatican bans sale of cigarettes – Reuters (free) AND Holy smoke: Vatican bans duty-free cigarette sales – BBC (free)

“WHO welcomes the Vatican’s decision to ban the sale of cigarettes as of next year. Tobacco kills more than 7 million people every year” (RT @WHO see Tweet)

 

7 – Exercise for the Prevention of Low Back Pain: Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Controlled Trials – American Journal of Epidemiology (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

Commentary: Exercise may help prevent low back pain or make it less severe – Reuters (free)

Related meta-analysis: Prevention of Low Back Pain: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis – JAMA Internal Medicine (free)

 

8 – How to survive the medical misinformation mess – European Journal of Clinical Investigation (free) (RT @RasoiniR see Tweet)

 

9 – Circulating vitamin D concentration and risk of seven cancers: Mendelian randomisation study – The BMJ (free)

Commentary: Vitamin D level not associated with cancer risk – Clinical Adviser (free)

“These results, in combination with previous literature, provide evidence that population-wide screening for vitamin D deficiency and subsequent widespread vitamin D supplementation should not currently be recommended as a strategy for primary cancer prevention”.

 

10 – Long-term Sustainability of Diabetes Prevention Approaches: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis of Randomized Clinical Trials – JAMA Internal Medicine (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

Commentaries: Lifestyle Modifications Slow Progression To Diabetes As Effectively As Medications – Medical Research (free) AND Lifestyle changes successfully reduce incidence of diabetes – MedicalXpress (free) AND Lifestyle changes—not medications—linked to sustained risk reduction for diabetes – Cardiovascular Business (free)

 


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