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Daily Archives: October 18, 2018

Thu, October 18 – 10 Stories of The Day!

18 Oct, 2018 | 00:01h | UTC


1 – Forecasting life expectancy, years of life lost, and all-cause and cause-specific mortality for 250 causes of death: reference and alternative scenarios for 2016–40 for 195 countries and territories – The Lancet (free)

Commentaries: Major strides in forecasting future health – The Lancet (free) AND Why Life Expectancy in 2040 Could Be Lower Than It Is Today – LiveScience (free) AND How healthy will we be in 2040? – Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (free)


2 – Acute Flaccid Myelitis Investigation Page – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (free)

Commentaries: CDC, partners probe 127 polio-like cases in 22 states – CIDRAP (free) AND CDC Investigates Cases Of Rare Neurological ‘Mystery Illness’ In Kids – NPR (free) AND Acute Flaccid Myelitis Cases Confirmed in 22 States Physician’s First Watch (free) AND CDC expresses concern over mysterious surge in polio-like paralysis cases – STAT (free)


3 – Survivorship, Version 2.2018, NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology – Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (free)

Related: Cardiovascular Toxicity in Cancer Survivors (free review and guidelines) AND Burden of cardiovascular risk factors and cardiovascular disease in childhood cancer survivors (link to abstract and commentaries) AND The cumulative burden of surviving childhood cancer (link to abstract and commentaries) AND Endocrine Late Effects in Survivors of Cancer in Adolescence and Young Adulthood (free study and commentaries) AND Endocrine Disorders in Survivors of Childhood Cancer (free guideline and commentaries)


4 – Australia is responding to the complex challenge of overdiagnosis – The Medical Journal of Australia (free for 7 days)

Commentaries: Overdiagnosis: a deep cultural problem – MJA InSight (free) AND Overdiagnosis is harming patients and action is required, says chief medical officer – The Sidney Morning Herald (free)

Related: Overdiagnosis: causes and consequences in primary health care – Canadian Family Physician (free) AND Overdiagnosis across medical disciplines: a scoping review – The BMJ Open (free) AND Too much medical care: bad for you, bad for health care systems – STAT News (free) AND Overdiagnosis: what it is and what it isn’t – BMJ Evidence Based Medicine (free) AND Screening: How overdiagnosis and other harms can undermine the benefits – Health News Review (free) AND Position Paper on Overdiagnosis and Action to be Taken – Wonca (free PDF)


5 – Podcast: #119 Nutrition Pearls, Heart Health, Bacon – Curbsiders Internal Medicine Podcast (free audio and summary)


6 – Sarcopenia: revised European consensus on definition and diagnosis – Age and Ageing (free)


7 – Position Statement: Guidelines for vitamin K prophylaxis in newborns: A joint statement of the Canadian Paediatric Society and the College of Family Physicians of Canada – Canadian Family Physician (free)


8 – Progestogen for preventing miscarriage in women with recurrent miscarriage of unclear etiology – Cochrane Library (free for a limited period)

Summary: Progestogen for preventing miscarriage – Cochrane Library (free)


9 – Deep Learning to Distinguish Recalled but Benign Mammography Images in Breast Cancer Screening – Clinical Cancer Research (free PDF)

Commentaries: Study Finds Deep Learning Can Distinguish Recalled-Benign Mammogram Images From Malignant and Negative Cases – The ASCO Post (free) AND AI distinguishes false-positive mammograms from malignant, negative mammograms – Radiology Business (free) AND Deep learning can distinguish recalled-benign mammograms from malignant and negative images – eCancer News (free)


10 – Hospital Readmission Following Takotsubo Syndrome – European Heart Journal – Quality of Care and Clinical Outcomes (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

Commentaries: Takotsubo Syndrome Linked to Heart Failure Admissions and Mortality Risk in Nationwide Study – TCTMD (free) AND Avoiding Broken-Heart Syndrome Readmissions – MedPage Today (free registration required)

Related: International Registry: Long-Term Prognosis of Patients With Takotsubo Syndrome (link to abstract and commentaries) International Expert Consensus Document on Takotsubo Syndrome (free guideline) AND Review: Takotsubo Syndrome (free reviews)


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