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All Posts operations paused for the foreseeable future.

23 Aug, 2023 | 12:44h | UTC

Dear LinksMedicus Subscribers,

I regret to inform you that will be pausing operations for the foreseeable future. After 12 years and over 30.000 curated articles in all specialties, I will now focus on my clinical practice.

Best regards to all.


Euclides Cavalcanti

São Paulo, Brazil


Crossover RCT | Using one-size cuff results in major inaccuracy in BP readings across varying arm sizes

11 Aug, 2023 | 15:41h | UTC

Effects of Cuff Size on the Accuracy of Blood Pressure Readings: The Cuff(SZ) Randomized Crossover Trial – JAMA Internal Medicine (free for a limited period)


When it comes to blood pressure cuffs, size matters –

One-size-fits-all blood pressure cuffs ‘strikingly inaccurate,’ study says – CNN


Brief Review | Why is cuff size so important and other factors that affect accurate blood pressure measurement

[News release – not published yet] Study finds blood pressure cuff size matters, affects blood pressure readings


Commentary on Twitter


Perspective | Clinicians debate the usefulness of NAFLD name change

11 Aug, 2023 | 15:39h | UTC

Clinicians debate the usefulness of NAFLD name change – MDedge

Original article: From NAFLD to MASLD | New consensus changes fatty liver disease terminology to avoid stigmatization


Presented at ASRS Meeting | Studies link GLP-1 agonists to progression of diabetic retinopathy

11 Aug, 2023 | 15:38h | UTC

Studies link GLP-1 agonists to progression of diabetic retinopathy – MDedge


Study | The high financial and human cost of quality metric reporting in hospitals

11 Aug, 2023 | 15:36h | UTC

The Volume and Cost of Quality Metric Reporting – JAMA (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

Author Interview: The Costs of Quality Reporting – JAMA


The Cost of “Quality” – Emergency Medicine Literature of Note

How John Hopkins spent $5m and 108,478 hours on quality reporting in one year – HealthLeaders

The cost of quality metric reporting – Becker’s Hospital Review


Study | Uncovering the potential overuse of laboratory tests by combining cost, abnormal result proportion, and physician variation

11 Aug, 2023 | 15:34h | UTC

Data-driven approach to identifying potential laboratory overuse in general internal medicine (GIM) inpatients – BMJ Open Quality


Guideline | Closure of laparotomy in emergency settings

11 Aug, 2023 | 15:33h | UTC

ECLAPTE: Effective Closure of LAParoTomy in Emergency—2023 World Society of Emergency Surgery guidelines for the closure of laparotomy in emergency settings – World Journal of Emergency Surgery


ERS statement on protracted bacterial bronchitis in children

11 Aug, 2023 | 15:32h | UTC

ERS statement on protracted bacterial bronchitis in children – European Respiratory Journal


Perspective | AI predicted to play major role in cardiac CT and CV care in the coming decade

11 Aug, 2023 | 15:30h | UTC

AI Predicted to Play Major Role in Cardiac CT and CV Care in the Coming Decade – TCTMD


M-A | Pharmacist-led home BP telemonitoring enhances control over usual care

11 Aug, 2023 | 15:29h | UTC

Adding Pharmacist-Led Home Blood Pressure Telemonitoring to Usual Care for Blood Pressure Control: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis – American Journal of Cardiology


RCT | Superior PFS with avelumab vs. chemotherapy in second-line treatment for mCRC with microsatellite instability

11 Aug, 2023 | 15:25h | UTC

Avelumab vs Standard Second-Line Chemotherapy in Patients With Metastatic Colorectal Cancer and Microsatellite Instability: A Randomized Clinical Trial – JAMA Oncology

See also: Visual Abstract

Commentary: Avelumab Outperforms Standard Second-Line Therapy in dMMR/MSI Metastatic CRC – Cancer Therapy Advisor


Review | An approach to non-left main bifurcation lesions

11 Aug, 2023 | 15:22h | UTC

An Approach to Non-left Main Bifurcation Lesions: A Contemporary Review – US Cardiology Review


Commentary on Twitter


Cohort Study | Mortality risk in anti-MDA5 dermatomyositis linked to rapid ILD progression and anti-Ro52 antibody levels

11 Aug, 2023 | 15:21h | UTC

Mortality risk in patients with anti-MDA5 dermatomyositis is related to rapidly progressive interstitial lung disease and anti-Ro52 antibody – Arthritis Research & Therapy


Commentary on Twitter


Systematic Review | Poor handling of continuous predictors in clinical prediction models using logistic regression

11 Aug, 2023 | 15:19h | UTC

Poor handling of continuous predictors in clinical prediction models using logistic regression: a systematic review – Journal of Clinical Epidemiology


RCT – 2ry analysis | Aerobic exercise intervention shows potential to reduce chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy

11 Aug, 2023 | 15:17h | UTC

Effect of Exercise on Chemotherapy-Induced Peripheral Neuropathy Among Patients Treated for Ovarian Cancer: A Secondary Analysis of a Randomized Clinical Trial – JAMA Network Open

See also: Visual Abstract

Commentary: Aerobic Exercise Cuts Chemotherapy-Induced Peripheral Neuropathy Symptoms – HealthDay


Commentary on Twitter


Cohort Study | Younger age at hypertrophic cardiomyopathy diagnosis, male sex among predictors of developing LV systolic dysfunction

11 Aug, 2023 | 15:16h | UTC

Left Ventricular Systolic Dysfunction in Patients Diagnosed With Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy During Childhood: Insights From the SHaRe Registry – Circulation


Commentary on Twitter


RCT | Field sobriety tests display insufficient accuracy for detecting THC-specific driving impairment

11 Aug, 2023 | 15:14h | UTC

Evaluation of Field Sobriety Tests for Identifying Drivers Under the Influence of Cannabis: A Randomized Clinical Trial – JAMA Psychiatry

See also: Visual Abstract

News Release: Can field sobriety tests identify drivers under the influence of cannabis? – University of California – San Diego

Commentary: Trained Officers Using Current Field Sobriety Tests May Misclassify Cannabis-Impaired Drivers – Psychiatric News Alert


Commentary on Twitter


Cohort Study | U-shaped relationship between BMI and mortality in heart failure patients

11 Aug, 2023 | 15:12h | UTC

Body mass index and survival in people with heart failure – Heart


Commentary on Twitter


Survival ≠ Recovery | A narrative review of post-intensive care syndrome

11 Aug, 2023 | 15:11h | UTC

Survival ≠ Recovery: A Narrative Review of Post-Intensive Care Syndrome – CHEST Critical Care


Review | Primary ciliary dyskinesia

11 Aug, 2023 | 15:10h | UTC

Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia – CHEST Pulmonary


RCT | Restrictive vs. liberal red blood cell transfusion strategy for critically injured patients

11 Aug, 2023 | 15:08h | UTC

The Restrictive Red Blood Cell Transfusion Strategy for Critically Injured Patients (RESTRIC) trial: a cluster-randomized, crossover, non-inferiority multicenter trial of restrictive transfusion in trauma – Journal of Intensive Care


[News Release] RCT | Semaglutide 2.4 mg reduces cardiovascular risk by 20% in adults with CVD & obesity

9 Aug, 2023 | 15:40h | UTC

Novo Nordisk A/S: Semaglutide 2.4 mg reduces the risk of major adverse cardiovascular events by 20% in adults with overweight or obesity in the SELECT trial – Novo Nordisk


SELECT: Semaglutide Cuts CV Events in Adults With Overweight or Obesity – TCTMD

Expert reaction to Novo Nordisk press release announcing the headline results from their SELECT cardiovascular outcomes semaglutide trial – Science Media Centre

Related: Role of Glucagon‐Like Peptide‐1 Receptor Agonists in Achieving Weight Loss and Improving Cardiovascular Outcomes in People With Overweight and Obesity – Journal of the American Heart Association


Perspective | Creation and adoption of large language models in medicine

9 Aug, 2023 | 15:38h | UTC

Creation and Adoption of Large Language Models in Medicine – JAMA (free for a limited period)

Commentary: Rethinking large language models in medicine – Stanford Medicine


Perspective | An AI-enhanced electronic health record could boost primary care productivity

9 Aug, 2023 | 15:36h | UTC

An AI-Enhanced Electronic Health Record Could Boost Primary Care Productivity – JAMA (free for a limited period)


Perspective | Large language models answer medical questions accurately, but can’t match clinicians’ knowledge

9 Aug, 2023 | 15:35h | UTC

Large Language Models Answer Medical Questions Accurately, but Can’t Match Clinicians’ Knowledge – JAMA (free for a limited period)


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