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Daily Archives: February 18, 2020

Tue February 18 – 10 Stories of The Day!

18 Feb, 2020 | 10:44h | UTC

 

1 – The Management of Chronic Insomnia Disorder and Obstructive Sleep Apnea: Synopsis of the 2019 U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and U.S. Department of Defense Clinical Practice Guidelines – Annals of Internal Medicine (free)

Commentary: New VA/DoD guidelines address sleep-related issues in military personnel, veterans – University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (free)

 

2 – Effect of salt substitution on community-wide blood pressure and hypertension incidence – Nature Medicine (free for a limited period)

Commentaries Before Publication at #ESCCongress: Community-based salt substitution programme lowers blood pressure – European Society of Cardiology (free) AND Community-Level Salt-Swapping Strategy Pays Dividends in Peru – TCTMD (free)

 

3 – Nonsedation or Light Sedation in Critically Ill, Mechanically Ventilated Patients – New England Journal of Medicine (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

Commentary: No Sedation: An Option in Mechanically Ventilated ICU Patients – MedPage Today (free registration required)

 

4 – #195 TWDFNR 3: Potassium, Oxygen, and Antipsychotics – The Curbsiders Internal Medicine Podcast (free)

Related Podcasts: #109: Things We Do For No Reason: A High Value Episode (free) AND #165 Things We Do For No Reason™ Part 2 (free)

See also: Choosing Wisely: Things We Do For No Reason – Journal of Hospital Medicine (free articles)

 

5 – Effect of No Prehydration vs Sodium Bicarbonate Prehydration Prior to Contrast-Enhanced Computed Tomography in the Prevention of Postcontrast Acute Kidney Injury in Adults With Chronic Kidney Disease: The Kompas Randomized Clinical Trial – JAMA Internal Medicine (free for a limited period)

Related: ACR/NKF Consensus Statement: “The Risk of Acute Kidney Injury Developing in Patients with Reduced Kidney Function Following Exposure to Intravenous Iodinated Contrast Media has Been Overstated” (free statement and commentary) AND Another Study Questions the Association of Contrast Use and Acute Kidney Injury (studies on the subject)

 

6 – Comparison of Cardiovascular and Safety Outcomes of Chlorthalidone vs Hydrochlorothiazide to Treat Hypertension – JAMA Internal Medicine (free for a limited period)

Commentary: Hypertension Treatments with Chlorthalidone vs HCTZ: Cardiac and Safety Outcomes – MedicalResearch.com (free)

 

7 – Empirical Anti-MRSA vs Standard Antibiotic Therapy and Risk of 30-Day Mortality in Patients Hospitalized for Pneumonia – JAMA Internal Medicine (free for a limited period)

Editorial: Overuse of Broad-Spectrum Antibiotics for Pneumonia (free for a limited period)

 

8 – Intermittent fasting and weight loss: Systematic review – Canadian Family Physician (free)

Related: The Benefits of Intermittent Fasting – The New York Times (10 articles per month are free) AND Podcast – Intermittent fasting – NEJM Journal Watch (free audio) AND Effects of Intermittent Fasting on Health, Aging, and Disease – New England Journal of Medicine ($)

 

9 – Cannabis use during pregnancy and postpartum – Canadian Family Physician (free)

Related: AAP Clinical Report: Implications of Marijuana Use During Pregnancy and Breastfeeding (free report and commentaries)

There is no known safe level of cannabis use during pregnancy or lactation”

 

10 – Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Latest Articles, Guidelines, News & Perspectives / 18 February 2020 Edition

18 February 2020 Edition – COVID-19/SARS-CoV-2 Latest Articles, Guidelines, News & Perspectives (several free resources)

 


Guideline Synopsis: Management of Chronic Insomnia Disorder and Obstructive Sleep Apnea

18 Feb, 2020 | 08:25h | UTC

The Management of Chronic Insomnia Disorder and Obstructive Sleep Apnea: Synopsis of the 2019 U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and U.S. Department of Defense Clinical Practice Guidelines – Annals of Internal Medicine (free)

Commentary: New VA/DoD guidelines address sleep-related issues in military personnel, veterans – University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (free)

 


Cluster Randomized Trial: Effect of Salt Substitution on Community-wide Blood Pressure and Hypertension Incidence

18 Feb, 2020 | 08:24h | UTC

Effect of salt substitution on community-wide blood pressure and hypertension incidence – Nature Medicine (free for a limited period)

Commentaries Before Publication at #ESCCongress: Community-based salt substitution programme lowers blood pressure – European Society of Cardiology (free) AND Community-Level Salt-Swapping Strategy Pays Dividends in Peru – TCTMD (free)

 

Related Commentary on Twitter

 


[Abstract Only] Randomized Trial: Nonsedation vs. Light Sedation in Critically Ill, Mechanically Ventilated Patients

18 Feb, 2020 | 08:22h | UTC

Nonsedation or Light Sedation in Critically Ill, Mechanically Ventilated Patients – New England Journal of Medicine (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

Commentary: No Sedation: An Option in Mechanically Ventilated ICU Patients – MedPage Today (free registration required)

 

Related Commentary on Twitter

 


Podcast – Things we Do for No Reason Episode 3: Potassium, Oxygen, and Antipsychotics

18 Feb, 2020 | 08:20h | UTC

#195 TWDFNR 3: Potassium, Oxygen, and Antipsychotics – The Curbsiders Internal Medicine Podcast (free)

Related Podcasts: #109: Things We Do For No Reason: A High Value Episode (free) AND #165 Things We Do For No Reason™ Part 2 (free)

See also: Choosing Wisely: Things We Do For No Reason – Journal of Hospital Medicine (free articles)

 


Randomized Trial: Sodium Bicarbonate Prehydration Prior to Contrast-Enhanced Computed Tomography Does Not Prevent Postcontrast Acute Kidney Injury in Adults with Chronic Kidney Disease

18 Feb, 2020 | 08:18h | UTC

Effect of No Prehydration vs Sodium Bicarbonate Prehydration Prior to Contrast-Enhanced Computed Tomography in the Prevention of Postcontrast Acute Kidney Injury in Adults With Chronic Kidney Disease: The Kompas Randomized Clinical Trial – JAMA Internal Medicine (free for a limited period)

Related: ACR/NKF Consensus Statement: “The Risk of Acute Kidney Injury Developing in Patients with Reduced Kidney Function Following Exposure to Intravenous Iodinated Contrast Media has Been Overstated” (free statement and commentary) AND Another Study Questions the Association of Contrast Use and Acute Kidney Injury (studies on the subject)

 


Large Observational Study Suggests Hydrochlorothiazide may be as Effective as Chlortalidone with Less Adverse Effects

18 Feb, 2020 | 08:17h | UTC

Comparison of Cardiovascular and Safety Outcomes of Chlorthalidone vs Hydrochlorothiazide to Treat Hypertension – JAMA Internal Medicine (free for a limited period)

Commentary: Hypertension Treatments with Chlorthalidone vs HCTZ: Cardiac and Safety Outcomes – MedicalResearch.com (free)

 


Observational Study: Empirical Anti-MRSA Antibiotic Therapy Does Not Improve Outcomes in Patients Hospitalized for Pneumonia

18 Feb, 2020 | 08:15h | UTC

Empirical Anti-MRSA vs Standard Antibiotic Therapy and Risk of 30-Day Mortality in Patients Hospitalized for Pneumonia – JAMA Internal Medicine (free for a limited period)

Editorial: Overuse of Broad-Spectrum Antibiotics for Pneumonia (free for a limited period)

 

Related Commentary on Twitter

 


Systematic Review: Intermittent Fasting and Weight Loss

18 Feb, 2020 | 08:13h | UTC

Intermittent fasting and weight loss: Systematic review – Canadian Family Physician (free)

Related: The Benefits of Intermittent Fasting – The New York Times (10 articles per month are free) AND Podcast – Intermittent fasting – NEJM Journal Watch (free audio) AND Effects of Intermittent Fasting on Health, Aging, and Disease – New England Journal of Medicine ($)

 


Cannabis use During Pregnancy and Postpartum

18 Feb, 2020 | 08:12h | UTC

Cannabis use during pregnancy and postpartum – Canadian Family Physician (free)

Related: AAP Clinical Report: Implications of Marijuana Use During Pregnancy and Breastfeeding (free report and commentaries)

“There is no known safe level of cannabis use during pregnancy or lactation”

 


Humanizing Intensive Care: Toward a Human-Centered Care ICU Model

18 Feb, 2020 | 08:09h | UTC

Humanizing Intensive Care: Toward a Human-Centered Care ICU Model – Critical Care Medicine (free)

Source: Critical Care Reviews

 


[Abstract Only] Randomized Trial: Adverse Effects of Low-Dose Methotrexate

18 Feb, 2020 | 08:08h | UTC

Adverse Effects of Low-Dose Methotrexate: A Randomized Trial – Annals of Internal Medicine (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

Commentaries: Study investigates rates of adverse events for common rheumatoid arthritis drug – Brigham and Women’s Hospital (free) AND Low-dose methotrexate use ‘has inherent risks’ – Medicine Matters (free)

 


A Clinician’s Guide to Artificial Intelligence: How to Critically Appraise Machine Learning Studies

18 Feb, 2020 | 08:07h | UTC

A Clinician’s Guide to Artificial Intelligence: How to Critically Appraise Machine Learning Studies – Translational Vision Science & Technology (free)

 

Related Commentary on Twitter

 


Viewpoint – Nutritional Support in Sepsis: When Less may be More

18 Feb, 2020 | 08:06h | UTC

Nutritional support in sepsis: when less may be more – Critical Care (free)

 


Management of Dermatologic Adverse Events from Cancer Therapies

18 Feb, 2020 | 08:05h | UTC

Management of dermatologic adverse events from cancer therapies: recommendations of an expert panel – Arquivos Brasileiros de Dermatologia (free)

 


Meta-Analysis: Incidental Brain MRI Findings in Children

18 Feb, 2020 | 08:04h | UTC

Incidental Brain MRI Findings in Children: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis – American Journal of Neuroradiology (free)

 


Tumor Lysis Syndrome in Patients with Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia Treated with BCL-2 Inhibitors: Risk Factors, Prophylaxis, and Treatment Recommendations

18 Feb, 2020 | 08:04h | UTC

Tumour lysis syndrome in patients with chronic lymphocytic leukaemia treated with BCL-2 inhibitors: risk factors, prophylaxis, and treatment recommendations – The Lancet Haematology (free registration required)

 


Opinion Article – Use of Methylphenidate Analogues as Cognitive Enhancers: The Prelude to Cosmetic Neurology and an Ethical Issue

18 Feb, 2020 | 08:03h | UTC

Use of Methylphenidate Analogues as Cognitive Enhancers: The Prelude to Cosmetic Neurology and an Ethical Issue – Frontiers in Psychiatry (free)

Related: Perspective: Use of ‘Smart Drugs’ on the Rise (several texts on the subject)

 


Current and Future Applications of Liquid Biopsy in Nonsmall Cell Lung Cancer from Early to Advanced Stages

18 Feb, 2020 | 08:02h | UTC

Current and future applications of liquid biopsy in nonsmall cell lung cancer from early to advanced stages – European Respiratory Review (free)

 


Meta-Analysis: Subglottic Secretion Drainage for Preventing Ventilator-associated Pneumonia

18 Feb, 2020 | 08:01h | UTC

Subglottic secretion drainage for preventing ventilator-associated pneumonia: an overview of systematic reviews and an updated meta-analysis – European Respiratory Review (free)

 


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