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Mon, May 15 – 10 Medical Stories of The Day!

15 May, 2017 | 00:01h | UTC

 

1 – Guideline: Hip fracture: management – National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE – UK) (free)

 

2 – Deprescribing proton pump inhibitors: Evidence-based clinical practice guideline – Canadian Family Physician (free)

See more on “Deprescribing” in our May 9th issue (see #7) and in our May 8th issue (see #4)

 

3 – Ebola virus disease: Democratic Republic of the Congo – World Health Organization (free)

Updated fact sheet: Ebola virus disease (free) (RT @greg_folkers)

See also: WHO confirms second Ebola case in Congo outbreak – Reuters Health (free) AND Ebola Outbreak Is Declared in Congo, With at Least 3 Dead – The New York Times (10 articles per month are free) AND Ebola: WHO declares outbreak in DR Congo – BBC News (free) AND Ebola: an outbreak has been confirmed in the DRC. Here’s what you need to know – VOX (free) AND The Confusion Over the New Ebola Outbreak – The Atlantic (free) (RT @juliaoftoronto)

 

4 – Cybercrime and healthcare

The hackers holding hospitals to ransom – The BMJ (free) AND NHS cyber-attack: GPs and hospitals hit by ransomware – BBC News (free) AND Disruption from cyber-attack to last for days, says NHS Digital – as it happened – The Guardian (free) AND Worldwide ransomware attack hits NHS hospitals – video – The Guardian (free) AND British Patients Reel as Hospitals Race to Revive Computer Systems – The New York Times (10 articles per month are free) AND Hackers Hit Dozens of Countries Exploiting Stolen N.S.A. Tool – New York Times (10 articles per month are free)

Many hospitals were affected around the world.

 

5 – Treatment Deintensification Is Uncommon in Adults With Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus: A Retrospective Cohort Study – Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

Source: Treatment deintensification uncommon in type 2 diabetes – ACP Internist (free)

Editorial: Diabetes Mellitus Treatment Deintensification: When Well-Controlled Diabetes Mellitus Becomes Overcontrolled (free)

 

6 – Zika virus: Brazil says emergency is over – BBC (free) (RT @AthaliaChristie see Tweet)

Related: Brazil announces end to Zika public health emergency – The Guardian (free)

 

7 – Management of intra-abdominal infections: recommendations by the WSES 2016 consensus conference – World Journal of Emergency Surgery (free)

Source: Critical Care Reviews Newsletter

 

8 – 2016 AHA/ACC Guideline on the Management of Patients With Lower Extremity Peripheral Artery Disease: Executive Summary: A Report of the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Task Force on Clinical Practice Guidelines – Journal of the American College of Cardiology (free, and legal, PDF via Unpawall)

 

9 – Review: Infection in systemic lupus erythematosus, similarities, and differences with lupus flare – Korean Journal of Internal Medicine (free)

 

10 – Researchers have ditched the autism-vaccine theory. Here’s what they think actually causes it – VOX (free)

 


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