2 – Cardiometabolic Abnormalities Among Normal-Weight Persons From Five Racial/Ethnic Groups in the United States: A Cross-sectional Analysis of Two Cohort Studies – Annals of Internal Medicine (link to abstract – $ required for full-text)
Sources: Certain Racial/Ethnic Groups More Likely to Have Cardiometabolic Abnormalities at Normal Weight – Physician’s First Watch (free) AND Cardiovascular Risk High Among Some Normal Weight Minorities – Medscape (free registration required)
Compared with whites, all racial/ethnic minority groups had higher prevalence of metabolic abnormalities, with a high prevalence even in persons with normal weight. The prevalence of metabolic abnormalities in whites with a BMI of 25 kg/m2 corresponded to the prevalence in BMI values of 22.9 kg/m2 in African Americans, 21.5 kg/m2 in Hispanics, 20.9 kg/m2 in Chinese Americans, and 19.6 kg/m2 in South Asians.
3 – The wound/burn guidelines – Japanese Dermatological Association (all guidelines are free)
Wounds in general / Guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment for pressure ulcers / Guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment for diabetic ulcer/gangrene / Guidelines for the management of skin ulcers associated with connective tissue disease/vasculitis / Guidelines for the management of lower leg ulcers/varicose veins / Guidelines for the management of burns
The Choosing Wisely is a leading effort to encourage conversations aimed at reducing unnecessary tests and treatments to improve value in healthcare.
9 – One in 10 Pregnant Women With Zika in U.S. Have Babies With Birth Defects – The New York Times (10 articles a month are free)
See also: 51 Babies Born With Zika-Related Birth Defects In The U.S. Last Year – NPR (free) AND Just released CDC report (free)
“Chest pain rarely harmless. Even if undiagnosed 6 months after first presentation linked to increased cardiac events.” (RT @pascalmeier74)