Recommended: New QRISK-3 2017 Calculator (free)
QRISK-3 risk prediction model was developed with data from 7.89 million patients in the derivation cohort and 2.67 million patients in the validation cohort. QRISK-3 includes more factors than QRISK2 to help enable doctors to identify those at most risk of heart disease and stroke. New risk factors include: 1) Chronic kidney disease, which now includes stage 3 CKD; 2) Migraine; 3) Use of corticosteroids; 4) Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE); 5) Use of atypical antipsychotics; 6) Severe mental illness; 7) Erectile dysfunction; 8) and Systolic blood pressure variability.
Other resources: Stroke in Childhood: Clinical guideline for diagnosis, management and rehabilitation (2017) (free)
Commentaries: Adding Anti-MRSA to Cephalexin No Better for Simple Cellulitis – Medscape (free registration required) AND Adding TMP/SMX to Cephalexin May Not Boost Cure Rate in Uncomplicated Cellulitis – Physician’s First Watch (free)
4 – Oil-Based or Water-Based Contrast for Hysterosalpingography in Infertile Women – New England Journal of Medicine (link to abstract – $ for full-text)
Commentaries: Study confirms ‘flushing’ blocked fallopian tubes can improve fertility and reduce need for IVF – The Conversation (free) AND Can poppyseed oil help infertile couples conceive? – STAT News (free)
5 – Effect of a Modified Hospital Elder Life Program on Delirium and Length of Hospital Stay in Patients Undergoing Abdominal Surgery: A Cluster Randomized Clinical Trial – JAMA Surgery (free) (RT @PreetiNMalani see Tweet)
Multicomponent nonpharmacologic interventions, including orienting communications, oral and nutritional assistance, and early mobilization reduced postoperative delirium by 56% and length of stay by 2 days.
6 – Very strict blood sugar control in critically ill children provides no benefit – NIHR Signal (free)
Original article (link to abstract – $ for full-text): Tight Glycemic Control in Critically Ill Children – New England Journal of Medicine (free)
9 – Complete versus culprit-only revascularisation in ST elevation myocardial infarction with multi-vessel disease – Cochrane Library (link to abstract – $ for full-text) (RT @Gas_Craic see Tweet)
“Compared with culprit-only intervention, the complete revascularisation strategy may be superior due to lower proportions of long-term cardiovascular mortality, long-term revascularisation, and long-term non-fatal myocardial infarction, but these findings are based on evidence of very low quality”