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Tue, May 9 – 10 Medical Stories of The Day!

9 May, 2017 | 00:01h | UTC


1 – Noncommunicable diseases: the slow-motion disaster – World Health Organization (free)

Related WHO resources: Other dimensions of the NCD crisis: from mental health, ageing, dementia and malnutrition to deaths on the roads, violence and disability (free) AND Tools for implementing WHO PEN (Package of essential noncommunicable disease interventions) (free) AND WHO’s work on NCDs (free)

Source: Noncommunicable Diseases: A Global ‘Slow-Motion Disaster’ – Medscape (free registration required)


2 – UN Global Road Safety Week, 8-14 May 2017 – World Health Organization

Press release 1: Fourth UN Global Road Safety Week 2017, 8-14 May 2017 (free)

Press release 2: Speed management key to saving lives, making cities more livable (free)

New WHO Report: Save LIVES: a road safety technical package (free)

WHO campaign: “Road Safety: Around 1.25 million people die every year on the world’s roads. Save lives, Slow Down!” (see Tweet) AND “Global Road Safety week: Excessive or inappropriate speed contributes to 1 in 3 road traffic fatalities, Slow Down!” (see Tweet).


3 – Treatment of Low Bone Density or Osteoporosis to Prevent Fractures in Men and Women: A Clinical Practice Guideline Update from the American College of Physicians – Annals of Internal Medicine (free)

Commentaries: ACP Updates Guidelines on Treating Low Bone Density, Osteoporosis – Physician’s First Watch (free) AND New ACP Guidelines on the Treatment of Osteoporosis  – Medscape (free registration required)

Related guideline: UK clinical guideline for the prevention and treatment of osteoporosis – Archives of Osteoporosis (free)


4 – Review: Atrial Fibrillation: Epidemiology, Pathophysiology, and Clinical Outcomes – Circulation Research (free)


5 – Intravenous fluid therapy in adults in hospital – Updated National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE – UK) Guideline (free)


6 – Type 2 diabetes in adults: management – Updated National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE – UK) Guideline (free)


7 – Missed Opportunities for Deprescription: A Teachable Moment – JAMA Internal Medicine (free)

Related: This physician wants her patients to use fewer medications – The Washington Post (free)

For more on ”Deprescribing” see our May 8th issue, see #4

“Deprescription needs to be prescribed more” (RT @EricTopol see Tweet)


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


9 – Review: Approach to the Patient with Hematochezia – Mayo Clinic Proceedings (free) (RT @HMVJC)


10 – Review: Fever of unknown origin (FUO) revised – Wiener klinische Wochenschrift (free) (RT @HMVJC)


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