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Tue, August 22 – 10 Stories of The Day!

22 Aug, 2017 | 00:09h | UTC


1 – Clinical Practice Guideline for Screening and Management of High Blood Pressure in Children and Adolescents – American Academy of Pediatrics (free)

News release: AAP issues new pediatric hypertension clinical practice guideline – AAP News (free)


2 – Factors Associated With Choice of Infant Sleep Position – Pediatrics (free)

Commentaries: Less than half of mothers place sleeping infants supine – 2 Minute Medicine (free) AND Most moms aren’t putting babies to sleep safely, study says – CNN (free) AND Less Than Half of Mothers Report Always Putting Babies to Sleep in Supine Position – Physician’s First Watch (free) AND Parents still failing to put babies to sleep on their backs – Reuters (free)

Placing infants in the supine position for sleep reduces the risk of sudden unexpected infant death and has been recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics since 2005. Nevertheless, in this survey only 43,7% of mothers placed their infants exclusively in supine position for sleep.


3 – Hypertensive Disorders in Pregnancy and the Risk of Subsequent Cardiovascular Disease – Perinatal and Paediatric Epidemiology (free)

Commentaries: Study: Hypertension in pregnancy may affect long-term heart health – UPI (free) AND Hypertension during pregnancy may affect women’s long-term cardiovascular health – Wiley, via EurekAlert (free)

Related: Women with High-Risk Pregnancies Are More Likely To Develop Heart Disease – NPR (free) AND Adverse Pregnancy Conditions, Infertility, and Future Cardiovascular Risk: Implications for Mother and Child – Cardiovascular Drugs and Therapy (free)


4 – Medical News & Perspectives: Chess Study Revives Debate Over Cognition-Enhancing Drugs – JAMA (free)

Related: Growing use of smart drugs by students could be a recipe for disaster – The Conversation (free) AND Brain Hackers Seeking Peak Performance Use Risky Chemical Cocktails: “Smart drugs” are not clinically proven and could be dangerous – Scientific American (free) AND Universities must do more to tackle use of smart drugs, say experts – The Guardian (free) AND Tweaking brains with ‘smart drugs’ to get ahead in Silicon Valley – The Washington Post (free) AND Professors take same ‘smart drugs’ as students to keep up with workloads, claims academic – Independent (free)


5 – When surgery is just a stitch-up – The Guardian (RT @Onisillos  see Tweet)

Related article: Use of placebo controls in the evaluation of surgery: systematic review – The BMJ (free)

“With evidence mounting that many minor operations owe their success to the placebo effect, is it time to call a halt to some routine procedures?”


6 – Smoking Cessation Pharmacotherapy Among Smokers Hospitalized for Coronary Heart Disease – JAMA Internal Medicine (free)

Commentaries: Smokers hospitalized for heart attacks often don’t get cessation drugs – Reuters (free) AND Smokers Hospitalized for CHD Rarely Receive Cessation Pharmacotherapy During Hospitalization – American College of Cardiology, Latest in Cardiology (free)


7 – Re-analysis of All-Cause Mortality in the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force 2016 Evidence Report on Colorectal Cancer Screening – Annals of Internal Medicine (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

Commentaries: Flexible Sigmoidoscopy Tied to Lower Mortality Risk – Physician’s First Watch (free) AND Flexible Sigmoidoscopy Reduces All-Cause Mortality – Medscape (free registration required)


8 – The American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Management of Inherited Polyposis Syndromes – Diseases of the Colon & Rectum (free)


9 – Oncological patients in the intensive care unit: prognosis, decision-making, therapies and end-of-life care – Swiss Medical Weekly (free)

Source: Critical Care Review Newsletter


10 – Uric acid and incident dementia over 12 years of follow-up: a population-based cohort study – Annals of Rheumatic Diseases (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

Commentaries: Elevated Uric Acid Linked to Dementia in the Elderly – MedPage Today (free registration required) AND Dementia risk may be higher in elderly patients with high serum uric acid levels – ACP Internist (free)


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