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Daily Archives: February 14, 2018

Wed, February 14 – 10 Stories of The Day!

14 Feb, 2018 | 00:01h | UTC

 

1 – Family Planning – A global handbook for providers: 2018 edition – World Health Organization (free)

News release: Updated and expanded guidance for family planning providers worldwide (free)

 

2 – Guideline: Antiarrhythmic drugs–clinical use and clinical decision making: a consensus document from EHRA, ESC, HRS, APHRS and ISCP (free)

Source: Antiarrhythmics: multinational consensus recommendations – Univadis (free registration required)

 

3 – Screening for Ovarian Cancer: US Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation Statement – JAMA (free)

Editorials: Screening for Ovarian Cancer in Asymptomatic Women (free) AND The Yet Unrealized Promise of Ovarian Cancer Screening (free) AND Is There a Future for Ovarian Cancer Screening? (free)

Author interview: USPSTF Recommendation: Screening for Ovarian Cancer (free audio)

“The USPSTF recommends against screening for ovarian cancer in asymptomatic women. (D recommendation) This recommendation applies to asymptomatic women who are not known to have a high-risk hereditary cancer syndrome”.

 

4 – Association of Combined Patterns of Tobacco and Cannabis Use in Adolescence With Psychotic Experiences – JAMA Psychiatry (free)

Commentaries: Risk of Psychotic Experiences Up With Teen Cannabis Use – Physician’s Briefing (free) AND Teen Pot Use Linked to Increased Risk for Psychotic Episodes – MedPage Today (free registration required)

 

5 – Randomized Trial of Dexamethasone Versus Prednisone for Children with Acute Asthma Exacerbations – The Journal of Pediatrics (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

Commentary: Asthma Exacerbation in Kids: A Trial of Two Steroids – Medscape (free registration required)

Related meta-analysis: Dexamethasone for Acute Asthma Exacerbations in Children: A Meta-analysis – Pediatrics (free PDF)

Related study in adults: A Randomized Controlled Noninferiority Trial of Single Dose of Oral Dexamethasone Versus 5 Days of Oral Prednisone in Acute Adult Asthma – Annals of Emergency Medicine (link to abstract – $ for full-text) AND Commentary: Single Dose Dexamethasone or 5 Days of Prednisone in Adult Asthmatics? – R.E.B.E.L.EM commentary (free full-text)

 

6 – Apalutamide Treatment and Metastasis-free Survival in Prostate Cancer – New England Journal of Medicine (free)

Apalutamide improves castration resistant prostate CA survival compared with… placebo. Why wasn’t it compared w bicalutamide?” (via @RichardLehman1 see Tweet). See Richard Lehman’s point of view

 

7 – In Sweeping War on Obesity, Chile Slays Tony the Tiger – The New York Times (10 articles per month are free)

 

8 – One Health Approach is Critical to De-risk Human, Animal and Environmental Health – The World Bank (free)

See report: Operational Framework for Strengthening Human, Animal And Environmental Public Health Systems At Their Interface – The World Bank (free PDF)

Related review: The science behind One Health: at the interface of humans, animals, and the environment – Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences (free)

 

9 – Comprehensive geriatric assessment for older people admitted to a surgical service – Cochrane Library (free)

Summary: Does special assessment of older people getting surgery improve their recovery after surgery? – Cochrane Library (free)

 

10 – Cancer risk associated with chronic diseases and disease markers: prospective cohort study – The BMJ (free)

Commentaries: Study reveals substantial impact of chronic diseases on cancer risk – eCancer News (free) AND Chronic Disease Linked To Increased Risk of Cancer and Cancer Death – MedicalResearch.com (free) AND Double Trouble: These Diseases Could Raise Your Risk for Cancer – Live Science (free) AND Higher cancer risk from chronic diseases – OnMedica (free)

 


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