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Daily Archives: May 30, 2019

Thu May 30 – 10 Stories of The Day!

30 May, 2019 | 08:34h | UTC

 

1 – Cardiomyopathy in Children: Classification and Diagnosis: A Scientific Statement From the American Heart Association – Circulation (free PDF)

News Release: What is known — and not known — about heart muscle diseases in children – American Heart Association (free)

 

2 – Anticonvulsant Prophylaxis and Steroid Use in Adults With Metastatic Brain Tumors: ASCO/SNO Joint Endorsement Summary of College of Neurologic Surgeons Guidelines – Journal of Oncology Practice (free)

Original Guideline: Anticonvulsant Prophylaxis and Steroid Use in Adults With Metastatic Brain Tumors: ASCO and SNO Endorsement of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons Guidelines – Journal of Clinical Oncology (free)

 

3 – Tramadol for osteoarthritis – Cochrane Library (free)

Summary: Tramadol for osteoarthritis – Cochrane Library (free)

tramadol alone or in combination with acetaminophen probably has no important benefit on mean pain or function in people with osteoarthritis, although slightly more people in the tramadol group report an important improvement”

 

4 – Consensus statement from the International Consensus Meeting on the Role of Decompressive Craniectomy in the Management of Traumatic Brain Injury – Acta Neurochirurgica (free)

 

5 – Open versus Endovascular Repair of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm – New England Journal of Medicine (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

Commentary: Endovascular Aneurysm Procedure as Effective as Open Surgery, Study Finds – Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center (free)

 

6 – The Ongoing Ebola Epidemic in the Democratic Republic of Congo, 2018–2019 – New England Journal of Medicine (free)

 

7 – Rethinking impact factors: better ways to judge a journal – Nature (free)

“We need a broader, more-transparent suite of metrics to improve science publishing, say Paul Wouters, colleagues and co-signatories.”

 

8 – Alex Nowbar’s journal reviews, 29 May 2019 – The BMJ Opinion (free)

Alex Nowbar reviews the latest research from the top medical journals.

 

9 – Society for Endocrinology & British Thyroid Association issue statement against new treatment recommendations for subclinical hypothyroidism (free)

Original Article: BMJ Guideline: Treatment of Subclinical Hypothyroidism (free)

 

10 – Association of Step Volume and Intensity With All-Cause Mortality in Older Women – JAMA Internal Medicine (free for a limited period)

Commentaries: 10,000 Steps A Day? How Many You Really Need To Boost Longevity – NPR (free) AND Among older women, 10,000 steps per day not needed for lower mortality – Brigham and Women’s Hospital (Free)

 


ASCO/SNO Joint Endorsement Summary: Anticonvulsant Prophylaxis and Steroid Use in Adults With Metastatic Brain Tumors

30 May, 2019 | 08:30h | UTC

Anticonvulsant Prophylaxis and Steroid Use in Adults With Metastatic Brain Tumors: ASCO/SNO Joint Endorsement Summary of College of Neurologic Surgeons Guidelines – Journal of Oncology Practice (free)

Original Guideline: Anticonvulsant Prophylaxis and Steroid Use in Adults With Metastatic Brain Tumors: ASCO and SNO Endorsement of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons Guidelines – Journal of Clinical Oncology (free)

 


AHA Scientific Statement: Classification and Diagnosis of Cardiomyopathy in Children

30 May, 2019 | 08:32h | UTC

Cardiomyopathy in Children: Classification and Diagnosis: A Scientific Statement From the American Heart Association – Circulation (free PDF)

News Release: What is known — and not known — about heart muscle diseases in children – American Heart Association (free)

 


Consensus Statement: Role of Decompressive Craniectomy in the Management of Traumatic Brain Injury

30 May, 2019 | 08:27h | UTC

Consensus statement from the International Consensus Meeting on the Role of Decompressive Craniectomy in the Management of Traumatic Brain Injury – Acta Neurochirurgica (free)

 


Systematic Review: Tramadol for Osteoarthritis

30 May, 2019 | 08:28h | UTC

Tramadol for osteoarthritis – Cochrane Library (free)

Summary: Tramadol for osteoarthritis – Cochrane Library (free)

“tramadol alone or in combination with acetaminophen probably has no important benefit on mean pain or function in people with osteoarthritis, although slightly more people in the tramadol group report an important improvement”

 


[Abstract Only] Randomized Trial: Open vs. Endovascular Repair of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm

30 May, 2019 | 08:25h | UTC

Open versus Endovascular Repair of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm – New England Journal of Medicine (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

Commentary: Endovascular Aneurysm Procedure as Effective as Open Surgery, Study Finds – Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center (free)

 


Rethinking Impact Factors: Better Ways to Judge a Journal

30 May, 2019 | 08:21h | UTC

Rethinking impact factors: better ways to judge a journal – Nature (free)

“We need a broader, more-transparent suite of metrics to improve science publishing, say Paul Wouters, colleagues and co-signatories.”

 


Special Report: The Ongoing Ebola Epidemic in the Democratic Republic of Congo, 2018–2019

30 May, 2019 | 08:24h | UTC

The Ongoing Ebola Epidemic in the Democratic Republic of Congo, 2018–2019 – New England Journal of Medicine (free)

 

Related Commentary on Twitter

 


Alex Nowbar’s Journal Reviews—29 May 2019

30 May, 2019 | 08:20h | UTC

Alex Nowbar’s journal reviews, 29 May 2019 – The BMJ Opinion (free)

Alex Nowbar reviews the latest research from the top medical journals.

 


Societies Issue Statement Against New Treatment Recommendations for Subclinical Hypothyroidism

30 May, 2019 | 08:18h | UTC

Society for Endocrinology & British Thyroid Association issue statement against new treatment recommendations for subclinical hypothyroidism (free)

Original Article: BMJ Guideline: Treatment of Subclinical Hypothyroidism (free)

 


Cohort Study: Association of Step Volume and Intensity with All-Cause Mortality in Older Women

30 May, 2019 | 08:16h | UTC

Association of Step Volume and Intensity With All-Cause Mortality in Older Women – JAMA Internal Medicine (free for a limited period)

Commentaries: 10,000 Steps A Day? How Many You Really Need To Boost Longevity – NPR (free) AND Among older women, 10,000 steps per day not needed for lower mortality – Brigham and Women’s Hospital (Free)

 


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