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Wed, August 30 – 10 Stories of The Day!

30 Aug, 2017 | 00:02h | UTC

 

#ESCCongress – Highlights from the European Society of Cardiology Congress 2017 – Part III

 

1 – #ESCCongress – Associations of fats and carbohydrate intake with cardiovascular disease and mortality in 18 countries from five continents (PURE): a prospective cohort study – The Lancet (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

Commentaries: Revisiting dietary fat guidelines? (PURE) – ESC Press Release (free) AND PURE Investigators: Rethink Diet Guidance to Plug More Fats, Fewer Carbs – TCTMD (free) AND International study shows moderate consumption of fats and carbohydrates best for health – McMaster University, via EurekAlert (free) AND PURE: Findings Could Have Implications For Global Dietary Guidelines – ACC News Story (free) AND Huge Diet Study Questions Conventional Wisdom About Carbs And Fats – Cardiobrief (free)

 

2 – #ESCCongress – Fruit, vegetable, and legume intake, and cardiovascular disease and deaths in 18 countries (PURE): a prospective cohort study – The Lancet (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

Commentaries: Reassessing the benefits of plant-based eating (PURE) – ESC Press Release (free) Fruit, Vegetable, Legume Intake and CVD Events – American College of Cardiology, Latest in Cardiology (free) AND Life-saving fruit and vegetable diet need only be three portions – study – The Guardian (free) AND Less Is More? Health Benefits of Fruits, Vegetables, and Legumes Seen at Lower Intake Levels – TCTMD (free)

 

3 – #ESCCongress – Study confirms safety of rapid algorithm to rule-out and rule-in myocardial infarction – ESC Press Release (free) (the results have not been published yet)

Commentary: ESC Rapid Rule-In, Rule-Out Algorithm for NSTEMI Safe, Accurate – Medscape (free registration required)

Related guideline: 2015 ESC Guidelines for the management of acute coronary syndromes in patients presenting without persistent ST-segment elevation (free) AND Other Resources (free)

 

4 – #ESCCongress – Underweight associated with highest mortality and costs after cardiac catheterization (free) (the results have not been published yet)

Commentaries: Underweight and Overlooked: Low BMI Patients May Be Highest-Risk Post-PCI – TCTMD (free) AND Underweight Patients Fare Worse After Heart Catheterization – Medscape (free registration required) AND ESC 2017: Underweight Is Associated With Highest Mortality and Costs After Cardiac Catheterization – PracticeUpdate (free registration required)

 

5 – #ESCCongress – Effects of Anacetrapib in Patients with Atherosclerotic Vascular Disease – New England Journal of Medicine (free)

Commentaries: Anacetrapib REVEALs ‘Modest’ Effect on Cardiovascular Outcomes – Medscape (free registration required) AND Anacetrapib Finds (Modest) Success Where All Other CETP Inhibitors Failed – TCTMD (free) AND REVEAL Revealed: A Slightly Positive CETP Inhibitor Trial – Cardiobrief (free)

Interesting new drug, but with modest benefits. During the median follow-up period of 4.1 years, the primary outcome occurred in fewer patients in the anacetrapib group than in the placebo group (10.8% vs. 11.8% / absolute risk difference = 1%, meaning 100 patients would have to be treated for 4.1 years to benefit 1 patient)

 

6 – #ESCCongress – Automatic external defibrillators save lives in amateur sports and fitness centres (free) (the results have not been published yet)

“Neurologically intact survival was 93% for patients treated with an onsite Automatic external defibrillator (AED) compared to 9% without an AED”

 

7 – Richard Lehman’s journal review, 29 August 2017 – The BMJ Blogs (free)

Richard Lehman reviews the latest research in the top medical journals.

 

8 – The role of nutritional support in the physical and functional recovery of critically ill patients: a narrative review – Critical Care (free)

 

9 – Management of Patients with Advanced Prostate Cancer: The Report of the Advanced Prostate Cancer Consensus Conference APCCC 2017 – European Urology (free)

Commentary: International Consensus (or Not) on Management of Advanced Prostate Cancer – ASCO Post (free)

 

10 – Clinical Report: Pediatric Integrative Medicine – American Academy of Pediatrics (free)

AAP News: From acupuncture to yoga, report updates integrative medicine therapies (free)

Commentaries: AAP Recommendations Address Complementary Therapies – Medscape (free registration required) AND AAP: Counsel on Complementary Medicine: Natural doesn’t always mean safe – MedPage Today (free registration required)

 


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