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)
“…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)
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)
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”.
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)