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Daily Archives: December 29, 2017

2017 WHO Year in Review

29 Dec, 2017 | 19:46h | UTC

2017 year in review: key health issues – World Health Organization (free)

Review the biggest health stories from WHO in 2017.

 


Biggest Global Health Moments of 2017

29 Dec, 2017 | 19:45h | UTC

Biggest global health moments of 2017 – Devex (free)

 


Best 10 ICU Trials of 2017

29 Dec, 2017 | 19:44h | UTC

Best 10 ICU Trials of 2017 – from The Bottom Line (free)

(via @azevedo_lcp and @Gas_Craic see Tweet with infographic summarizing the review)

 


Opinion – The Evidence Keeps Piling Up: E-Cigarettes are Definitely Safer Than Smoking

29 Dec, 2017 | 19:43h | UTC

The evidence keeps piling up: e-cigarettes are definitely safer than smoking – The Guardian Science (free)

Related guidelines and reports: Balancing risks and opportunities – British Medical Association (free PDF) AND Nicotine without smoke: Tobacco harm reduction – Royal College of Physicians (free summary and PDF) AND RCGP Position Statement on the use of electronic nicotine vapour products (E-Cigarettes) – Royal College of General Practitioners (free PDF)

See related STAT News story addressing the question: “Should we settle for lesser harms?”.

 


Will the FDA’s New Tobacco Strategy Be a Game Changer?

29 Dec, 2017 | 19:42h | UTC

Medical News & Perspectives: Will the FDA’s New Tobacco Strategy Be a Game Changer? – JAMA (free)

See also related news about the new FDA regulatory plan to shift trajectory of tobacco-related disease and death

 


Consensus Decision Pathway for Optimization of Heart Failure Treatment

29 Dec, 2017 | 19:41h | UTC

2017 ACC Expert Consensus Decision Pathway for Optimization of Heart Failure Treatment: Answers to 10 Pivotal Issues About Heart Failure With Reduced Ejection Fraction – Journal of the American College of Cardiology (free)

Commentaries: New Guidance Issued to Optimize Heart Failure Treatment – American College of Cardiology, Latest in Cardiology (free) AND Expert Consensus on Optimization of Heart Failure Treatment – American College of Cardiology, Latest in Cardiology (free) AND HFrEF Tx Guidelines Catch Up with New Therapies – MedPage Today (free registration required)

 


Precision Medical Treatments Have A Quality Control Problem

29 Dec, 2017 | 19:40h | UTC

Precision Medical Treatments Have A Quality Control Problem – NPR (free)

 


Guidelines to Eliminate Repetitive Laboratory Testing

29 Dec, 2017 | 19:39h | UTC

Evidence-Based Guidelines to Eliminate Repetitive Laboratory Testing – JAMA Internal Medicine (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

Commentaries: Experts Recommend Fewer Lab Tests for Hospitalized Patients – Johns Hopkins Medicine, via NewsWise (free) AND Experts devise plan to slash unnecessary medical testing – MedicalXpress (free)

 


Infographic: Date Night with the Electronic Health Record

29 Dec, 2017 | 19:38h | UTC

Infographic: Date Night with the EHR – NEJM Catalyst (free)

Related Guideline: Putting Patients First by Reducing Administrative Tasks in Health Care: A Position Paper of the American College of Physicians (free)

Related Commentary: Why Physician Burnout Is Endemic, and How Health Care Must Respond – NEJM Catalyst (free)

 


Perspective: Swallowing a Spy — The Potential Uses of Digital Adherence Monitoring

29 Dec, 2017 | 19:37h | UTC

Swallowing a Spy — The Potential Uses of Digital Adherence Monitoring – New England Journal of Medicine (free)

Related commentary: The ‘smart pill’ for schizophrenia and bipolar disorder raises tricky ethical questions – STAT (free)

 


Guidelines for the Content of Statistical Analysis Plans in Clinical Trials

29 Dec, 2017 | 19:36h | UTC

Guidelines for the Content of Statistical Analysis Plans in Clinical Trials – JAMA (free)

 


Systematic Review: Bisphosphonates in Multiple Myeloma

29 Dec, 2017 | 19:36h | UTC

Bisphosphonates in Multiple Myeloma – Cochrane Library (free summary)

Original article: Bisphosphonates in multiple myeloma: an updated network meta-analysis – Cochrane Library (free)

 


Review: Occult Knee Injuries Pearls and Pitfalls

29 Dec, 2017 | 19:35h | UTC

EM Cases: Occult Knee Injuries Pearls and Pitfalls – emDocs (free)

 


Review – Genitourinary Syndrome of Menopause: Management Strategies for the Clinician

29 Dec, 2017 | 19:34h | UTC

Genitourinary Syndrome of Menopause: Management Strategies for the Clinician – Mayo Clinic Proceedings (free)

 


Clinicians Brace for AI to Transform Medicine

29 Dec, 2017 | 19:33h | UTC

Clinicians Brace for AI to Transform Medicine – MedPage Today (free registration required)

 


Review: CT for the Evaluation of Lung Disease in Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency

29 Dec, 2017 | 19:33h | UTC

The Role of Computed Tomography for the Evaluation of Lung Disease in Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency – Chest (free)

 


Review: Phenobarbital Monotherapy for Alcohol Withdrawal

29 Dec, 2017 | 19:32h | UTC

Phenobarbital monotherapy for alcohol withdrawal: Reloaded – PulmCrit (free)

Related review: Management of Acute Alcohol Withdrawal Syndrome in Critically Ill Patients – Pharmacotherapy (free)

Related systematic review: Patient Outcomes Associated With Phenobarbital Use With or Without Benzodiazepines for Alcohol Withdrawal Syndrome: A Systematic Review – Hospital Pharmacy (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

 


Research: Association of GERD With Malignancy of the Upper Aerodigestive Tract

29 Dec, 2017 | 17:50h | UTC

Association of Gastroesophageal Reflux With Malignancy of the Upper Aerodigestive Tract in Elderly Patients – JAMA Otolaryngology-Head &Neck Surgery (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

Commentaries: GERD Associated With Increased Risk of Malignancy of the Upper Aerodigestive Tract – MedicalResearch (free) AND First-of-its-kind study of upper aerodigestive cancers – MedicalXpress (free) AND Chronic Heartburn Tied to Higher Odds for Head, Neck Cancers – Drugs.com (free)

 


CRISPR-ing Humans in 2018

29 Dec, 2017 | 17:49h | UTC

“CRISPR-ing humans in 2018: gearing up for many clinical trials X3” (RT @EricTopol see Tweet)

– CRISPR in 2018: Coming to a Human Near You – MIT Technology Review (free)

– In 2018, We Will CRISPR Human Beings – GIZMODO (free)

– Human CRISPR Trials Will Happen in 2018. They’ll Look Like This – BigThink (free)

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

 


Performance Improvement: Insulin Dosing Error in a Patient With Severe Hyperkalemia

29 Dec, 2017 | 17:48h | UTC

Insulin Dosing Error in a Patient With Severe Hyperkalemia – JAMA (free)

 


Meta-Analysis: Implementation Strategies for Blood Pressure Control in Hypertensive Patients

29 Dec, 2017 | 17:46h | UTC

Comparative Effectiveness of Implementation Strategies for Blood Pressure Control in Hypertensive Patients: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis – Annals of Internal Medicine (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

Commentaries: Meta-Analysis: It Takes a Team to Optimize Hypertension Tx – MedPage Today (free registration required) AND Blood pressure control best achieved with a multilevel, multicomponent approach – American College of Physicians, via EurekAlert (free)

 


Research: Regional Variation of CT Imaging and the Risk of Nephrectomy

29 Dec, 2017 | 17:45h | UTC

Regional Variation of Computed Tomographic Imaging in the United States and the Risk of Nephrectomy – JAMA Internal Medicine (free)

Editorial: Use of Advanced Imaging Tests and the Not-So-Incidental Harms of Incidental Findings (free)

Commentary: Trunk Imaging Tied to Higher Nephrectomy Risk – MedPage Today (free registration required)

“The remarkable number of unnecessary CT scans and their downstream risk from incidental findings” (via @EricTopol see Tweet)

 


Research: Safety of Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Patients with Cardiac Devices

29 Dec, 2017 | 17:43h | UTC

Safety of Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Patients with Cardiac Devices – The New England Journal of Medicine (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

Commentaries: MRI scan safe for most people with older pacemakers, defibrillators – Reuters (free) AND Even Thoracic MRI Safe for ‘Legacy’ ICDs, Pacemaker Systems: Large Cohort Study – Medscape (free registration required) AND MRIs safe with older pacemakers, study finds – MedicalXpress (free)

 


Why Doctors Keep Doing Expensive Procedures That Don’t Work

29 Dec, 2017 | 17:41h | UTC

Why American doctors keep doing expensive procedures that don’t work – VOX (free)

“The proportion of medical procedures unsupported by evidence may be nearly half”.

 


Research: Restless Legs Syndrome and Total and Cardiovascular Mortality Among Women

29 Dec, 2017 | 17:09h | UTC

Prospective study of restless legs syndrome and total and cardiovascular mortality among women – Neurology (free)

Commentaries: Restless legs syndrome may raise cardiovascular death risk – Medical News Today (free) AND Restless Legs Syndrome Linked to Higher CV Death in Women – Medscape (free registration required)

 


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