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Daily Archives: December 11, 2017

Mon, December 11 – 10 Stories of The Day!

11 Dec, 2017 | 01:06h | UTC


1 – ADA 2018 Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes – Diabetes Care (Free Supplement)

News Release: American Diabetes Association Releases 2018 Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes, with Notable New Recommendations for People with Cardiovascular Disease and Diabetes (free)

Summary of Revisions: Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes—2018 (free)

Commentaries: ADA 2018 Standards Address Diabetes Drugs With CV Benefit – Medscape (free registration required)


2 – Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes—2018 Abridged for Primary Care Providers – Diabetes Care (free PDF)

Commentary: ADA 2018 Abridged Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes: Update for Primary Care – Medscape (free registration required


3 – Pharmacomechanical Catheter-Directed Thrombolysis for Deep-Vein Thrombosis – New England Journal of Medicine (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

Commentaries: Pharmacomechanical Thrombolysis for Deep-Vein Thrombosis – NEJM Resident 360 (free) AND Pharmacomechanical Thrombolysis for DVT – American College of Cardiology, Latest in Cardiology (free)

Pharmacomechanical thrombolysis did not result in lower risk of post-thrombotic syndrome and was associated with higher risk of major bleeding.


4 – Efficacy and safety of stress ulcer prophylaxis in critically ill patients: a network meta-analysis of randomized trials – Intensive Care Medicine (free)

PPIs are the most effective agents in preventing CIB, but they may increase the risk of pneumonia”.


5 – Seven-Year Weight Trajectories and Health Outcomes in the Longitudinal Assessment of Bariatric Surgery (LABS) Study – JAMA Surgery (free)

Commentaries: We’re barely using the best tool we have to fight obesity – VOX (free) AND Gastric bypass patients sustain long-term weight loss, comorbidity reduction – Cardiovascular Business (free) AND Weight Loss After Bariatric Procedures Mostly Sustained Over Time – Medical Research (free)


6 – Bedtime Use of Technology and Associated Sleep Problems in Children – Global Pediatric Health (free)

Commentary: Screen time before bed linked with less sleep, higher BMIs in kids – Penn State, via ScienceDaily (free)


7 – Opinion: Does Cancer Screening Save More Lives Overall? Not Necessarily – WBUR (free) (via @HealthNewsRevu see Tweet)

Related systematic review: Does screening for disease save lives in asymptomatic adults? Systematic review of meta-analyses and randomized trials – International Journal of Epidemiology (free)

“We are not suggesting that cancer screening is useless. Our critique aims to show that screening tests are like any other medical intervention: there are benefits and harms.  And it’s why we support informed decision-making”.


8 – Themed Review: Comprehensive Care: Older People Living With Frailty in Hospitals  – NIHR Dissemination Centre (free download)


9 – Non-invasive cardiovascular imaging for evaluating subclinical target organ damage in hypertensive patients: A consensus paper from the European Association of Cardiovascular Imaging (EACVI), the European Society of Cardiology Council on Hypertension, and the European Society of Hypertension (ESH) – European Heart Journal Cardiovascular Imaging (free)


10 – The best and worst analogies for CRISPR, ranked – STAT (free)

Related: Simple guide to CRISPR, one of the biggest science stories of the decade – VOX (free)


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