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Daily Archives: August 12, 2019

Mon August 12 – 10 Stories of The Day!

12 Aug, 2019 | 00:01h | UTC


1 – Management of acute liver failure. Clinical guideline from the Catalan Society of Digestology – Gastroenterología y Hepatología (free for a limited period)

Related Guideline: American Gastroenterological Association Institute Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Acute Liver Failure – Gastroenterology (free)

Source: Critical Care Reviews Newsletter


2 – British Society of Gastroenterology guidelines for oesophageal manometry and oesophageal reflux monitoring – Gut (free)


3 – Medications Affecting the Biochemical Conversion to Type 2 Diabetes: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis – The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism (free)

“α-Glucosidase inhibitors, angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors, angiotensin II receptor blockers, metformin, orlistat, phentermine/topiramate, and pioglitazone significantly reduced the risk of biochemical conversion to T2DM, whereas statins and nateglinide increased the risk”


4 – Alcohol Use in Pregnancy and Miscarriage: A Systematic Review and Meta‐Analysis – Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research (free PDF)

Commentary: Alcohol exposure during pregnancy linked with dose-dependent increase in miscarriage risk – News Medical (free)


5 – Making Machine Learning Models Clinically Useful – JAMA (free for a limited period)

Related JAMA Viewpoints: Artificial Intelligence in Health Care: Will the Value Match the Hype? (free for a limited period) AND Questions for Artificial Intelligence in Health Care (free for a limited period) AND Deep Learning in Medicine—Promise, Progress, and Challenges (free for a limited period)


6 – Management of Malnutrition in Older Patients—Current Approaches, Evidence and Open Questions – Journal of Clinical Medicine (free)

Related: ESPEN guideline on clinical nutrition and hydration in geriatrics (free)


7 – Too Much Medicine: Not Enough trust? – Journal of Medical Ethics (free)


8 – Study: many of the “oldest” people in the world may not be as old as we think – Vox (free)


9 – Neonatal, infant, and childhood growth following metformin versus insulin treatment for gestational diabetes: A systematic review and meta-analysis – PLOS Medicine (free)

Commentary: Does metformin treatment for GDM adversely affect offspring? – Univadis (free registration required)


10 – Mechanical and oral antibiotic bowel preparation versus no bowel preparation for elective colectomy (MOBILE): a multicentre, randomised, parallel, single-blinded trial – The Lancet (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

Commentaries: Bowel preparation not needed before colon surgery, study says – UPI (free) AND A Finnish study finds bowel pre­par­a­tion for colon sur­gery un­ne­ces­sary – University of Helsinki (free)


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