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Daily Archives: July 18, 2019

Thu July 18 – 10 Stories of The Day!

18 Jul, 2019 | 11:18h | UTC

 

1 – News Release: Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo declared a Public Health Emergency of International Concern – World Health Organization (free)

Commentaries: DR Congo Ebola outbreak now a Public Health Emergency, UN health agency declares – United Nations (free) AND WHO declares public health emergency over DRC Ebola – CIDRAP (free) AND WHO sounds Ebola alarm as risks intensify – Reuters (free) AND The WHO finally declared a public health emergency over Ebola – Vox (free)

See also: Statement by the Emergency Committee (free PDF)

Related: Special Report: The Ongoing Ebola Epidemic in the Democratic Republic of Congo, 2018–2019 – New England Journal of Medicine (free) AND Comprehensive Review: Ebola virus disease – The Lancet (free)

 

2 – Prevalence, severity, and nature of preventable patient harm across medical care settings: systematic review and meta-analysis – The BMJ (free)

Editorial: Preventable harm: getting the measure right (free)

Commentaries: One in 20 patients exposed to preventable harm in medical care – OnMedica (free) AND Half of All Patient Harms ‘Preventable’ – Medscape (free registration required)

 

3 – Impact of community based screening for hypertension on blood pressure after two years: regression discontinuity analysis in a national cohort of older adults in China – The BMJ (free)

Commentary: The power of awareness – The BMJ Opinion (free)

 

4 – The clinical and cost-effectiveness of total versus partial knee replacement in patients with medial compartment osteoarthritis (TOPKAT): 5-year outcomes of a randomised controlled trial – The Lancet (free)

Invited Commentary: Partial versus total knee replacement for knee osteoarthritis – The Lancet (free)

 

5 – Original Studies: Universal Testing, Expanded Treatment, and Incidence of HIV Infection in Botswana – New England Journal of Medicine (free) AND Effect of Universal Testing and Treatment on HIV Incidence — HPTN 071 (PopART) – New England Journal of Medicine (free) AND HIV Testing and Treatment with the Use of a Community Health Approach in Rural Africa – New England Journal of Medicine (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

Commentaries: Intensive Anti-H.I.V. Efforts Meet With Mixed Success in Africa – The New York Times (10 articles per month are free) AND HIV Incidence: Effect of Universal Testing and Treatment – MedicalResearch.com (free) AND New HIV program increased viral suppression, decreased new infections in Botswana – Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health (free)

 

6 – Clinical Features and Outcomes of Patients With Malignancy and Takotsubo Syndrome: Observations From the International Takotsubo Registry – Journal of the American Heart Association (free)

Editorial: Is Transient Takotsubo Syndrome Associated With Cancer? Why, and With What Implications for Oncocardiology? (free)

Commentary: Cancer Rates High in Patients with Takotsubo Syndrome – NEJM Journal Watch (free)

 

7 – Menstrual cup use, leakage, acceptability, safety, and availability: a systematic review and meta-analysis – The Lancet Public Health (free)

Commentaries: Inserting informed choice into global menstrual product use and provision – The Lancet Public Health (free) AND Menstrual Cups: Study Finds They’re Safe To Use — And People Like Them – NPR (free) AND Menstrual cups ‘as reliable as tampons’ – BBC (free) AND A Better Way to Manage Your Period? Try the Menstrual Cup, Scientists Say – The New York Times (free)

 

8 – Association of Extracellular Vesicle Biomarkers With Alzheimer Disease in the Baltimore Longitudinal Study of Aging – JAMA Neurology (free for a limited period)

Commentaries: Scientists close in on blood test for Alzheimer’s – STAT (free) AND Predicting Alzheimer’s – Blood markers close in on helping determine who will develop Alzheimer’s disease – MedPage Today (free registration required)

“What good will that do without a cure?” (from STAT)

 

9 – A multimodality test to guide the management of patients with a pancreatic cyst – Science Translational Medicine (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

Commentaries: Test shown to improve accuracy in identifying precancerous pancreatic cysts – Johns Hopkins Medicine (free) AND Machine Learning Guides Pancreatic Cyst Management in Patients – American Association for the Advancement of Science (free) AND An experimental AI system can predict when pancreatic cysts will become cancerous – STAT (free)

 

10 – The Lancet Psychiatry Commission: a blueprint for protecting physical health in people with mental illness – The Lancet Psychiatry (free registration required)

Executive Summary and Podcast: A blueprint for protecting physical health in people with mental illness (free summary, audio and other resources)

Commentaries: Global commission into health inequities of mental illness gives blueprint for change – NICM Health Research Institute at Western Sydney University (free) AND People with mental illness experience poorer physical health, and the gap may be getting worse, experts say – ABC News (free) AND Why people with mental illness may face poorer physical health and early death – CNN (free)

Related WHO Guideline: Management of Physical Health Conditions in Adults with Severe Mental Disorders (free)

 


WHO Declares New Ebola Outbreak a Public Health Emergency of International Concern

18 Jul, 2019 | 11:12h | UTC

News Release: Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo declared a Public Health Emergency of International Concern – World Health Organization (free)

Commentaries: DR Congo Ebola outbreak now a Public Health Emergency, UN health agency declares – United Nations (free) AND WHO declares public health emergency over DRC Ebola – CIDRAP (free) AND WHO sounds Ebola alarm as risks intensify – Reuters (free) AND The WHO finally declared a public health emergency over Ebola – Vox (free)

See also: Statement by the Emergency Committee (free PDF)

Related: Special Report: The Ongoing Ebola Epidemic in the Democratic Republic of Congo, 2018–2019 – New England Journal of Medicine (free) AND Comprehensive Review: Ebola virus disease – The Lancet (free)

 

Related Commentary on Twitter


Meta-Analysis: Preventable Patient Harm Across Medical Care Settings

18 Jul, 2019 | 10:54h | UTC

Prevalence, severity, and nature of preventable patient harm across medical care settings: systematic review and meta-analysis – The BMJ (free)

Editorial: Preventable harm: getting the measure right (free)

Commentaries: One in 20 patients exposed to preventable harm in medical care – OnMedica (free) AND Half of All Patient Harms ‘Preventable’ – Medscape (free registration required)

 

Related Commentary on Twitter

 


Cohort Study: Impact of Community Based Screening for Hypertension in Older Adults

18 Jul, 2019 | 10:46h | UTC

Impact of community based screening for hypertension on blood pressure after two years: regression discontinuity analysis in a national cohort of older adults in China – The BMJ (free)

Commentary: The power of awareness – The BMJ Opinion (free)

 


Randomized Trial: Total vs. Partial Knee Replacement in Patients with Osteoarthritis

18 Jul, 2019 | 10:41h | UTC

The clinical and cost-effectiveness of total versus partial knee replacement in patients with medial compartment osteoarthritis (TOPKAT): 5-year outcomes of a randomised controlled trial – The Lancet (free)

Invited Commentary: Partial versus total knee replacement for knee osteoarthritis – The Lancet (free)

 


Three Large Studies Tested the Effects of Universal HIV Testing and Treatment

18 Jul, 2019 | 10:38h | UTC

Original Studies: Universal Testing, Expanded Treatment, and Incidence of HIV Infection in Botswana – New England Journal of Medicine (free) AND Effect of Universal Testing and Treatment on HIV Incidence — HPTN 071 (PopART) – New England Journal of Medicine (free) AND HIV Testing and Treatment with the Use of a Community Health Approach in Rural Africa – New England Journal of Medicine (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

Commentaries: Intensive Anti-H.I.V. Efforts Meet With Mixed Success in Africa – The New York Times (10 articles per month are free) AND HIV Incidence: Effect of Universal Testing and Treatment – MedicalResearch.com (free) AND New HIV program increased viral suppression, decreased new infections in Botswana – Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health (free)

 


International Registry: 16.6% of Patients with Takotsubo Syndrome Have Underlying Malignancy

18 Jul, 2019 | 10:15h | UTC

Clinical Features and Outcomes of Patients With Malignancy and Takotsubo Syndrome: Observations From the International Takotsubo Registry – Journal of the American Heart Association (free)

Editorial: Is Transient Takotsubo Syndrome Associated With Cancer? Why, and With What Implications for Oncocardiology? (free)

Commentary: Cancer Rates High in Patients with Takotsubo Syndrome – NEJM Journal Watch (free)

 


Meta-Analysis: Menstrual Cup Use, Leakage, Acceptability, Safety, and Availability

18 Jul, 2019 | 10:05h | UTC

Menstrual cup use, leakage, acceptability, safety, and availability: a systematic review and meta-analysis – The Lancet Public Health (free)

Commentaries: Inserting informed choice into global menstrual product use and provision – The Lancet Public Health (free) AND Menstrual Cups: Study Finds They’re Safe To Use — And People Like Them – NPR (free) AND Menstrual cups ‘as reliable as tampons’ – BBC (free) AND A Better Way to Manage Your Period? Try the Menstrual Cup, Scientists Say – The New York Times (free)

 


New Blood Test Seems Promising for the Diagnosis of Alzheimer’s Disease

18 Jul, 2019 | 09:49h | UTC

Association of Extracellular Vesicle Biomarkers With Alzheimer Disease in the Baltimore Longitudinal Study of Aging – JAMA Neurology (free for a limited period)

Commentaries: Scientists close in on blood test for Alzheimer’s – STAT (free) AND Predicting Alzheimer’s – Blood markers close in on helping determine who will develop Alzheimer’s disease – MedPage Today (free registration required)

“What good will that do without a cure?” (from STAT)

 


The Lancet Psychiatry Commission: A Blueprint for Protecting Physical Health in People with Mental Illness

18 Jul, 2019 | 09:19h | UTC

The Lancet Psychiatry Commission: a blueprint for protecting physical health in people with mental illness – The Lancet Psychiatry (free registration required)

Executive Summary and Podcast: A blueprint for protecting physical health in people with mental illness (free summary, audio and other resources)

Commentaries: Global commission into health inequities of mental illness gives blueprint for change – NICM Health Research Institute at Western Sydney University (free) AND People with mental illness experience poorer physical health, and the gap may be getting worse, experts say – ABC News (free) AND Why people with mental illness may face poorer physical health and early death – CNN (free)

Related WHO Guideline: Management of Physical Health Conditions in Adults with Severe Mental Disorders (free)

 

Related Commentary on Twitter (Thread – Click for More)

 


[Abstract Only] Study: Artificial Intelligence System Could Guide Pancreatic Cyst Management and Avoid 60% to 74% of Surgeries

18 Jul, 2019 | 09:38h | UTC

A multimodality test to guide the management of patients with a pancreatic cyst – Science Translational Medicine (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

Commentaries: Test shown to improve accuracy in identifying precancerous pancreatic cysts – Johns Hopkins Medicine (free) AND Machine Learning Guides Pancreatic Cyst Management in Patients – American Association for the Advancement of Science (free) AND An experimental AI system can predict when pancreatic cysts will become cancerous – STAT (free)

 


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