1 – 2018 ESC Guidelines for the diagnosis and management of syncope – European Heart Journal (free for a limited period)
News release: European Society of Cardiology guidelines on syncope launched today at EHRA 2018 (free)
Related guideline: 2017 ACC/AHA/HRS Guideline for the Evaluation and Management of Patients With Syncope: A Report of the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Task Force on Clinical Practice Guidelines, and the Heart Rhythm Society (free)
2 – The 2018 European Heart Rhythm Association Practical Guide on the use of non-vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants in patients with atrial fibrillation – European Heart Journal (free for a limited period)
News release: New EHRA Practical Guide on non-vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants launched (free)
Commentaries: Prostate MRI reveals more treatable cancers, reduces overdiagnosis than standard biopsy – European Urology Association, via EurekAlert (free) AND MRI Before Biopsy Better Than TRUS in Prostate Cancer – Medscape (free registration required)
4 – Direct-Acting Antiviral Prophylaxis in Kidney Transplantation From Hepatitis C Virus–Infected Donors to Noninfected Recipients: An Open-Label Nonrandomized Trial – Annals of Internal Medicine (link to abstract – $ for full-text)
Commentaries: HCV Prophylaxis Could Expand Kidney Availability – Renal & Urology News (free) AND HCV-infected kidney donors could save lives – 2 Minute Medicine (free) AND One year posttransplant, recipients of hepatitis C kidneys disease-free – Johns Hopkins Medicine, ScienceDaily (free)
5 – Physical activity, sedentary behaviour and colorectal cancer risk in the UK Biobank – British Journal of Cancer (link to abstract – $ for full-text)
Commentaries: Binge watching TV could increase bowel cancer risk in men – Imperial College London (free) AND Expert reaction to study on physical activity, sedentary behaviour and bowel cancer risk – Science Media Centre (free)
Invited commentary: Rethinking the Approach to Managing Postmenopausal Vulvovaginal Symptoms (free for a limited period)
Author interview: Efficacy of Vaginal Estradiol or Moisturizer vs Placebo for Postmenopausal Vulvovaginal Symptoms (free)
Commentary: Vaginal Estradiol Offers Little Help for Postmenopausal Symptoms – Moisturizer no better than placebo gel, either – MedPage Today (free registration required)
Richard Lehman reviews the latest research in the top medical journals.
“Information from a new large study has increased our confidence that five days of oral corticosteroids is likely to be sufficient for treatment of adults with acute exacerbations of COPD”.