1 – Frequency of Evidence-Based Screening for Retinopathy in Type 1 Diabetes – New England Journal of Medicine (link to abstract – $ for full-text)
See also: Researchers Propose Extending Diabetic Retinopathy Screening Interval – Physician’s First Watch (free) AND Research from long-term study advocates individualized eye screenings in type 1 diabetes – Diabetes.co.uk (free)
In patients who have had type 1 diabetes for 5 years, annual retinal examinations are currently recommended. Based on their findings, the authors suggest an individualized screening schedule, with less frequent screening for patients at low risk and more frequent screening for patients at higher risk, leading to decreased cost without delaying the diagnosis of clinically significant disease.
See also: Securing investments to realise the social and economic rights of adolescents (free) Our Future – Invest in Adolescent Health Now (free) AND Our future: a Lancet commission on adolescent health and wellbeing (all articles are free)
Achieving a “correct medication list” involves multiple levels of medication reconciliation. This viewpoint describes the main steps for achieving this goal.
Editorial: Active commuting is beneficial for health (free)
5 – Electronic Health Record Logs Indicate That Physicians Split Time Evenly Between Seeing Patients And Desktop Medicine – Health Affairs (link to abstract – $ for full-text)
Source: By the Numbers: Docs’ Logged-On Time Increases – MedPage Today (free registration required)
“Electronic health records systems now account for about half of the average doctor’s day”
6 – Why the Menace of Mosquitoes Will Only Get Worse – The New York Times Magazine (RT @CIDRAP and @marynmck see Tweet) (10 articles per month are free)
Related: Disease Burden Growing as Vector Insects Adapt to Climate Change – IPS (free) (source Global Health NOW Newsletter) AND UN Doc: Climate Change is New Challenge in Fighting Disease Outbreaks – MedPage Today (free registration required)
“Climate change is altering the environment in ways that increase the potential for viruses like Zika”.
Editorial: Climate and health: joining up the pieces, scaling up the action (free)
Sources: Climate Change Linked to Rising Diabetes Prevalence: Study – MedPage Today (free registration required) AND Is there a link between climate change and diabetes? – CNN (free)
9 – Medical Alert! Climate Change Is Harming Our Health – Medical Society Consortium on Climate & Health (link to summary – free PDF available)
Sources: Medical Societies Come Together on Harms of Climate Change – Medscape (free registration required) AND Climate Change Already Affecting Human Health – Physician’s First Watch (free)