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Daily Archives: July 31, 2018

Tue, July 31 – 10 Stories of The Day!

31 Jul, 2018 | 00:01h | UTC


1 – Low-Calorie Sweetened Beverages and Cardiometabolic Health: A Science Advisory From the American Heart Association – Circulation (free PDF)

News Release: Limit low-calorie sodas and drinks, and stick to water instead, researchers advise (free)


2 – Health Collection: Strategic review of child health – The BMJ (free articles)

“About 5.6m children died before their 5th birthday in 2016. The new global child health collection launching today explores how we can work together to safeguard the health and wellbeing of children across the world.”


3 – Guideline: PSA-Based Prostate Cancer Screening in Men Aged 55-69 – American Academy of Family Physicians (free)

News Release: AAFP Updates Its PSA Screening Recommendation (free)

Related Guidelines with conflicting viewpoints: American Cancer Society Guideline for the Early Detection of Prostate Cancer (free) AND USPSTF Recommendation Statement: Screening for Prostate Cancer (free guideline, editorial and commentaries)


4 – The association between suicide deaths and putatively harmful and protective factors in media reports – Canadian Medical Association Journal (free) (via @IrfanDhalla)

Invited Commentary: Responsible reporting to prevent suicide contagion (free for one week)


5 – Richard Lehman’s journal reviews, 30 July 2018 – The BMJ Opinion (free)

Richard Lehman’s final review of the latest research in the top medical journals.


6 – Viewpoint: Gaps in the Clinical Management of Influenza: A Century Since the 1918 Pandemic – JAMA (free)


7 – Counseling in Pediatric Populations at Risk for Infertility and/or Sexual Function Concerns – Pediatrics (free)

News Release: How and when to counsel at-risk patients about fertility preservation, sexual function – AAP News (free)


8 – Drinking or Smoking While Breastfeeding and Later Cognition in Children – Pediatrics (free)

Commentaries: Study: Drinking while breastfeeding linked with children’s reasoning deficits – AAP News (free) AND Alcohol in breast milk may lead to lower cognition in kids, study finds – CNN (free) AND Fuel For Mommy Shaming: Breastfeeding And Alcohol Study Deeply Misleading – Forbes (free)


9 – LOw dose MAGnesium sulfate versus HIgh dose in the early management of rapid atrial fibrillation: randomised controlled double blind study – Academic Emergency Medicine (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

Commentaries: Low-dose vs. High-dose Magnesium in Rapid Afib – The PharmERToxGuy (free) AND Magnesium to treat rapid Afib in the ED – Univadis (free registration required)


10 – A Systematic Review and Meta‐analysis of Ketamine as an Alternative to Opioids for Acute Pain in the Emergency Department – Academic Emergency Medicine (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

Commentaries: Low-Dose Ketamine Offers Effective Alternative to Opioids in Treatment of Acute Pain, Meta-Analysis Suggests – Psychiatric News Alert (free) AND Ketamine vs Opioids for Acute Pain in the Emergency Department – (free) AND Low-Dose Ketamine May Be a Safe Opioid Alternative, Review Confirms – Medscape (free registration required) AND Ketamine could help reduce opioid use in the ER – Medical News Today (free)


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