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Thyroid Hormone Therapy for Older Adults with Subclinical Hypothyroidism

5 Apr, 2017 | 15:02h | UTC

Thyroid Hormone Therapy for Older Adults with Subclinical Hypothyroidism – New England Journal of Medicine (free)

Source: Levothyroxine Shows No Benefit in Older Adults with Subclinical Hypothyroidism – Physician’s First Watch (free)

 


American College of Radiology (ACR) Appropriateness Criteria Adds Topics

4 Apr, 2017 | 21:19h | UTC

ACR Appropriateness Criteria Adds Topics, Covers More Clinical Variants Than Ever Before (free)

Browse Appropriateness Criteria Topics (free)

Source: Newswise

This comprehensive guide from American College of Radiology (ACR) covers 230 topics with more than 1,100 clinical indications and has just been updated. It is a very useful resource for doctors in all specialties to guide which exam is most appropriate in each clinical situation.

 


Management of Inpatient Hyperglycemia and Diabetes in Older Adults

4 Apr, 2017 | 21:18h | UTC

Management of Inpatient Hyperglycemia and Diabetes in Older Adults – Diabetes Care (free)

Source: Management of Hyperglycemia in Elderly, Hospitalized Adults – PracticeUpdates (free registration required)

 


Cognitive Dysfunction in Older Adults With Diabetes

3 Apr, 2017 | 19:18h | UTC

Cognitive Dysfunction in Older Adults With Diabetes: What a Clinician Needs to Know – Diabetes Care (free)

Source: Management of Older Adults With Diabetes and Cognitive Dysfunction – PracticeUpdate (free registration required)

“Recommendations include the need for simplified medication regimens, avoidance of glucose-lowering drugs with a high risk of hypoglycemia, periodic reassessment of glycemic goals, and repeated education of the patient and caregiver” (from PracticeUpdate commentary above)

 


Impact of total knee replacement practice: cost effectiveness analysis

31 Mar, 2017 | 19:01h | UTC

Impact of total knee replacement practice: cost effectiveness analysis of data from the Osteoarthritis Initiative – The BMJ (free)

See also: Knee Replacement Should Be Reserved for More Severe Osteoarthritis, Study Suggests – Physician’s First Watch (free)

Total knee replacement for patients with osteoarthritis had minimal effects on quality of life in this study. Severely affected patients seem to benefit the most from the procedure.

 


Approach to preventive care in the elderly

31 Mar, 2017 | 18:57h | UTC

Approach to preventive care in the elderly – Canadian Family Physician (free)

 


Pregabalin for Acute and Chronic Sciatica

23 Mar, 2017 | 17:15h | UTC

Trial of Pregabalin for Acute and Chronic Sciatica – New England Journal of Medicine (link to abstract – $ required for full-text)

Pregabalin did not reduce pain and was associated with higher incidence of adverse events.

 


Genetic assessment of age-associated Alzheimer disease risk

23 Mar, 2017 | 17:01h | UTC

Genetic assessment of age-associated Alzheimer disease risk: Development and validation of a polygenic hazard score – PLOS Medicine (free) (RT @EricTopol see Tweet)

See also: New Alzheimer’s test can predict age when disease will appear – The Guardian (free)

*Very interesting, but do we want to know?*

 


Dementia Across the Lifespan and Around the Globe

23 Mar, 2017 | 16:59h | UTC

PLOS Medicine special issue edited by Carol Brayne & Bruce Miller: Dementia Across the Lifespan and Around the Globe (free) (RT @tshakey)

 


Prosthetic joint infection management

23 Mar, 2017 | 16:57h | UTC

Prosthetic joint infection: development of an evidence-based diagnostic algorithm – European Journal of Medical Research (free)

Comprehensive review with practical algorithm.

 


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