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Tue, June 13 – 10 Medical Stories of The Day!

13 Jun, 2017 | 00:18h | UTC


1 – Health Effects of Overweight and Obesity in 195 Countries over 25 Years – New England Journal of Medicine (free)

Editorial: Global Health Effects of Overweight and Obesity (free)

Commentaries: New study finds more than 2 billion people overweight or obese – Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (free) AND More Than 10 Percent of World’s Population Is Obese, Study Finds – The New York Times (free) AND Being overweight – not just obese – kills millions a year, say experts – The Guardian (free)

“High BMI accounted for 4.0 million deaths globally, nearly 40% of which occurred in persons who were not obese”


2 – Improving Recognition of Pediatric Severe Sepsis in the Emergency Department: Contributions of a Vital Sign–Based Electronic Alert and Bedside Clinician Identification – Annals of Emergency Medicine (free)

Editorial: Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea: Use of Real-Time Tools to Identify Children With Severe Sepsis in the Pediatric Emergency Department (free)

Commentary: New pediatric protocol reduces missed sepsis diagnoses by 76 percent – American College of Emergency Physicians, via EurekAlert (free)


3 – Strategies for Preventing HIV Infection Among HIV-Uninfected Women Attempting Conception with HIV-Infected Men – CDC/MMWR (free)

Commentaries: CDC Outlines Options for HIV-Discordant Couples Who Want to Conceive – Physician’s First Watch (free) AND CDC Reversal: Sperm From HIV-Infected Men Okay for Insemination – Medscape (free registration required)


4 – It’s time to get serious about the safety of medical devices – STAT News (free)


5 – The 2017 Focused Update of the Guidelines of the Taiwan Society of Cardiology (TSOC) and the Taiwan Hypertension Society (THS) for the Management of Hypertension (free)


6 – Kidney Cancer, Version 2.2017, NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology (free)


7 – Guidelines for the recognition and management of mixed depression – CNS Spectrums (free)

Commentary: First-Ever Guideline for Mixed Depression Released – Medscape (free registration required)


8 – Richard Lehman’s weekly review of medical journals, 12 June 2017 – The BMJ Blogs (free)


9 – Conflicts of interest in health care journalism. Who’s watching the watchdogs? We are. Part 1 of 3 – HealthNewsReview (free)


10 – Drugs may help people pass larger kidney stones – NIHR Signal (free)

Original article: Alpha blockers for treatment of ureteric stones: systematic review and meta-analysis – The BMJ (free)


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