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Daily Archives: May 16, 2019

Year in Review in Cardiac Electrophysiology

16 May, 2019 | 06:12h | UTC

Year in Review in Cardiac Electrophysiology – Circulation: Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology (free)

 


Management of Channelopathies and Cardiomyopathies, Long QT Syndrome, Brugada Syndrome, Arrhythmogenic Cardiomyopathy, and Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy

16 May, 2019 | 06:10h | UTC

Prevalence, Clinical Presentation, and Management of Channelopathies and Cardiomyopathies, Long QT Syndrome, Brugada Syndrome, Arrhythmogenic Cardiomyopathy, and Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy – Current Cardiovascular Risk Reports (free)

 


Pilot Study Suggests Targeting Insulin Resistance May Improve Fibromyalgia

16 May, 2019 | 06:09h | UTC

Is insulin resistance the cause of fibromyalgia? A preliminary report – PLOS One (free)

Commentary: Fibromyalgia: Is insulin resistance ‘the missing link?’ – Medical News Today (free)

 


Review: Spontaneous Coronary Artery Dissections and Associated Predisposing Factors

16 May, 2019 | 06:03h | UTC

Spontaneous coronary artery dissections and associated predisposing factors: a narrative review – Netherlands Heart Journal (free)

Related AHA Guideline: Spontaneous Coronary Artery Dissection (free)

Related Review: Spontaneous Coronary Artery Dissection: An Often Unrecognized Cause of Acute Coronary Syndrome (free)

 


Evaluation and Management of the Child With hypothyroidism

16 May, 2019 | 05:55h | UTC

Evaluation and management of the child with hypothyroidism – World Journal of Pediatrics (free)

 


Meta-Analysis: General Anesthesia vs. Spinal Anesthesia in Total-hip Arthroplasty

16 May, 2019 | 05:54h | UTC

General anesthesia vs spinal anesthesia for patients undergoing total-hip arthroplasty: A meta-analysis – Medicine (free)

 


Hemobilia: Historical Overview, Clinical Update, and Current Practices

16 May, 2019 | 05:52h | UTC

Hemobilia: Historical overview, clinical update, and current practices – Liver International (free)

 


Review: Current Understanding of the Mixed Pain Concept

16 May, 2019 | 05:51h | UTC

Current understanding of the mixed pain concept: a brief narrative review – Current Medical Research and Opinion (free)

 


Idiopathic Acute pancreatitis: A Review on Etiology and Diagnostic Work-up

16 May, 2019 | 05:49h | UTC

Idiopathic acute pancreatitis: a review on etiology and diagnostic work-up – Clinical Journal of Gastroenterology (free)

 


Consensus Statements: Antibiotic Therapy in Acute Pancreatitis

16 May, 2019 | 05:47h | UTC

Antibiotic therapy in acute pancreatitis: From global overuse to evidence based recommendations – Pancreatology (free)

 


Medical Management vs. Minimally Invasive Surgical Techniques for Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms due to BPH

16 May, 2019 | 05:43h | UTC

Comparing Outcomes of Medical Management and Minimally Invasive Surgical Techniques for Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms due to BPH – Current Urology Reports (free)

 


AAP Clinical Report: Comprehensive Health Evaluation of the Newly Adopted Child

16 May, 2019 | 05:46h | UTC

Comprehensive Health Evaluation of the Newly Adopted Child – Pediatrics (free)

Commentary: Newly adopted children need specialized health exams – Reuters (free)

 


Review: The Etiology of Bell’s Palsy

16 May, 2019 | 05:41h | UTC

The etiology of Bell’s palsy: a review – Journal of Neurology (free)

 


Systematic Review: Deep Brain Stimulation in Parkinson Disease

16 May, 2019 | 05:40h | UTC

Deep brain stimulation in parkinson disease – Revista da Associação Brasileira de Medicina (free)

 


Systematic Review: Levosimendan for Decompensated Congestive Heart Failure

16 May, 2019 | 05:38h | UTC

Decompensated congestive heart failure – treatment with levosimendan – Revista da Associação Brasileira de Medicina (free)

“In patients with dilated cardiomyopathy and ejection fraction < 30% (heart failure post-intervention or not), levosimendan does not reduce the risk of death.”

 


Thu May 16 – 10 Stories of The Day!

16 May, 2019 | 05:29h | UTC

 

1 – Thyroid hormones treatment for subclinical hypothyroidism: a clinical practice guideline – The BMJ (free)

Commentaries: Experts advise against hormone treatment in adults with mild thyroid problems – The BMJ (free) AND Experts: Don’t Treat Subclinical Hypothyroidism – NEJM Journal Watch (free)

Related: Meta-Analysis: Treating Subclinical Hypothyroidism is Not Associated with Quality of Life and Thyroid-Related Symptoms (link to abstract and commentaries) AND Thyroid Hormone Therapy for Older Adults with Subclinical Hypothyroidism (free study and commentary)

 

2 – Management of Infertility – Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (free)

See also: Full Report (free PDF) AND Evidence Summary (free PDF)

 

3 – Transition Planning for the Senior Surgeon: Guidance and Recommendations From the Society of Surgical Chairs – JAMA Surgery (free for a limited period)

Invited Commentary: Planning for Retiring From Operating (free for a limited period)

Author Interview: Transition Planning for the Senior Surgeon (free audio)

 

4 – Chronic use of tramadol after acute pain episode: cohort study – The BMJ (free)

Commentaries: Risk of Prolonged Use With Tramadol vs Other Short Acting Opioids Examined – MPR (free) AND ‘There really is no safe opioid’: Study finds tramadol isn’t a less addictive painkiller – CBC (free)

 

5 – Familial Hypercholesterolemia Among Young Adults With Myocardial Infarction – Journal of the American College of Cardiology (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

Commentaries: Familial Hypercholesterolemia Seen in 10% of Young MI Patients – TCTMD (free) AND Familial Hypercholesterolemia Among Young Adults With MI – American College of Cardiology (free)

 

6 – Otitis Externa: Investigation and Evidence-Based Treatment – Deutsches Ärzteblatt International (free)

 

7 – Bowel obstruction: a narrative review for all physicians – World Journal of Emergency Surgery (free)

 

8 – Mapping HIV prevalence in sub-Saharan Africa between 2000 and 2017 – Nature (free)

Commentaries: ‘Striking’ differences in rates of HIV/AIDS within African nations – Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (free) AND New HIV Map Offers Most Detailed Look Yet At The Epidemic – NPR (free)

 

9 – Association of a Beverage Tax on Sugar-Sweetened and Artificially Sweetened Beverages With Changes in Beverage Prices and Sales at Chain Retailers in a Large Urban Setting – JAMA (free for a limited period)

Editorial: Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Taxes: Emerging Evidence on a New Public Health Policy (free)

Commentaries: Soda Taxes Are a ‘No-Brainer’ for Public Health, Says the Author of a New Study on Them – TIME (free) AND Sales of Sweetened Drinks Fell 38% After Philadelphia Beverage Tax – AJMC (free)

Related: Soda Tax Linked to a 50 Percent Reduction in Sugary Drink Consumption (several policies, guidelines, studies and commentaries on the subject) AND AAP/AHA Policy Statement: Public Policies to Reduce Sugary Drink Consumption in Children and Adolescents (free statement and commentaries)

 

10 – Prevalence of Burnout in Medical and Surgical Residents: A Meta-Analysis – International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (free)

The aggregate prevalence of burnout was 51.0% among residents. Subgroup analysis by specialty showed that radiology (77.16%), neurology (71.93%), and general surgery (58.39%) were the top three specialties with the highest prevalence of burnout.

 


Systematic Review: Pharmacological Treatment of Overactive Bladder

16 May, 2019 | 05:34h | UTC

Overactive bladder – pharmacological treatment – Revista da Associação Brasileira de Medicina (free)

 


BMJ Guideline: Treatment of Subclinical Hypothyroidism

16 May, 2019 | 05:26h | UTC

Thyroid hormones treatment for subclinical hypothyroidism: a clinical practice guideline – The BMJ (free)

Commentaries: Experts advise against hormone treatment in adults with mild thyroid problems – The BMJ (free) AND Experts: Don’t Treat Subclinical Hypothyroidism – NEJM Journal Watch (free)

Related: Meta-Analysis: Treating Subclinical Hypothyroidism is Not Associated with Quality of Life and Thyroid-Related Symptoms (link to abstract and commentaries) AND Thyroid Hormone Therapy for Older Adults with Subclinical Hypothyroidism (free study and commentary)

 

Related Commentary on Twitter

 


AHRQ Systematic Review: Management of Infertility

16 May, 2019 | 05:23h | UTC

Management of Infertility – Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (free)

See also: Full Report (free PDF) AND Evidence Summary (free PDF)

 


Guideline: Transition Planning for the Senior Surgeon

16 May, 2019 | 05:22h | UTC

Transition Planning for the Senior Surgeon: Guidance and Recommendations From the Society of Surgical Chairs – JAMA Surgery (free for a limited period)

Invited Commentary: Planning for Retiring From Operating (free for a limited period)

Author Interview: Transition Planning for the Senior Surgeon (free audio)

 


Cohort Study: Chronic Use of Tramadol After Acute Pain Episode

16 May, 2019 | 05:19h | UTC

Chronic use of tramadol after acute pain episode: cohort study – The BMJ (free)

Commentaries: Risk of Prolonged Use With Tramadol vs Other Short Acting Opioids Examined – MPR (free) AND ‘There really is no safe opioid’: Study finds tramadol isn’t a less addictive painkiller – CBC (free)

 

Related Commentary on Twitter

 


Study: Familial Hypercholesterolemia Among Young Adults with Myocardial Infarction

16 May, 2019 | 05:16h | UTC

Familial Hypercholesterolemia Among Young Adults With Myocardial Infarction – Journal of the American College of Cardiology (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

Commentaries: Familial Hypercholesterolemia Seen in 10% of Young MI Patients – TCTMD (free) AND Familial Hypercholesterolemia Among Young Adults With MI – American College of Cardiology (free)

 


Otitis Externa: Investigation and Evidence-Based Treatment

16 May, 2019 | 05:13h | UTC

Otitis Externa: Investigation and Evidence-Based Treatment – Deutsches Ärzteblatt International (free)

 


Bowel Obstruction: A Narrative Review for all Physicians

16 May, 2019 | 05:11h | UTC

Bowel obstruction: a narrative review for all physicians – World Journal of Emergency Surgery (free)

 


Mapping HIV Prevalence in Sub-Saharan Africa Between 2000 and 2017

16 May, 2019 | 05:08h | UTC

Mapping HIV prevalence in sub-Saharan Africa between 2000 and 2017 – Nature (free)

Commentaries: ‘Striking’ differences in rates of HIV/AIDS within African nations – Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (free) AND New HIV Map Offers Most Detailed Look Yet At The Epidemic – NPR (free)

 

Related Commentary on Twitter

 


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