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USPSTF Draft Statement | Screening for depression is recommended in the adult population.

23 Sep, 2022 | 13:16h | UTC

Screening for Depression and Suicide Risk in Adults – U.S. Preventive Services Task Force

 


USPSTF Draft Statement | Screening for anxiety and depression in adults is recommended.

23 Sep, 2022 | 13:15h | UTC

Screening for Anxiety in Adults – U.S. Preventive Services Task Force

 


Pediatric battery-related emergency department visits in the US: 2010–2019.

21 Sep, 2022 | 13:13h | UTC

Pediatric Battery-Related Emergency Department Visits in the United States: 2010–2019 – Pediatrics

News Release: New study finds battery-related injuries in children more than doubled in recent decade – Nationwide Children’s Hospital

Commentary: Young Children are Ingesting Dangerous Batteries at an Alarming Rate – Science-Based Medicine

Related:

Vascular Complications in Children Following Button Battery Ingestions: A Systematic Review – Pediatrics

Position Paper: Diagnosis, management, and prevention of button battery ingestion in childhood.

Airway Complications Resulting From Pediatric Esophageal Button Battery Impaction: A Systematic Review – JAMA Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

Research: Honey May Reduce Injury and Improve Outcomes After Accidental Button Battery Ingestion

 


Systematic Reviews | Vascular complications in children following button battery ingestions.

21 Sep, 2022 | 13:12h | UTC

Vascular Complications in Children Following Button Battery Ingestions: A Systematic Review – Pediatrics

Related:

Pediatric Battery-Related Emergency Department Visits in the United States: 2010–2019 – Pediatrics

Position Paper: Diagnosis, management, and prevention of button battery ingestion in childhood.

Airway Complications Resulting From Pediatric Esophageal Button Battery Impaction: A Systematic Review – JAMA Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

Research: Honey May Reduce Injury and Improve Outcomes After Accidental Button Battery Ingestion

 


Impact of routine childhood immunization in reducing vaccine-preventable diseases in the US.

21 Sep, 2022 | 13:11h | UTC

Impact of Routine Childhood Immunization in Reducing Vaccine-Preventable Diseases in the United States – Pediatrics

 


Cluster RCT | Effects of real-time prescription benefit recommendations on patient out-of-pocket costs.

19 Sep, 2022 | 12:47h | UTC

Effects of Real-time Prescription Benefit Recommendations on Patient Out-of-Pocket Costs: A Cluster Randomized Clinical Trial – JAMA Internal Medicine (free for a limited period)

Invited Commentary: Real-time Prescription Benefit Tools—The Promise and Peril – JAMA Internal Medicine (free for a limited period)

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


AAP Policy Statement | Helmet use in preventing head injuries in bicycling, snow sports, and other recreational activities and sports.

19 Sep, 2022 | 12:43h | UTC

Helmet Use in Preventing Head Injuries in Bicycling, Snow Sports, and Other Recreational Activities and Sports – Pediatrics

Technical Report: Helmet Use in Preventing Head Injuries in Bicycling, Snow Sports, and Other Recreational Activities and Sports – Pediatrics

Commentary: Multifaceted Approach Urged for Promoting Helmet Use for Children – HealthDay

 


The Lancet Commission on lessons for the future from the COVID-19 pandemic – “a massive global failure.”

16 Sep, 2022 | 13:03h | UTC

Homepage: The Lancet COVID-19 Commission

The Lancet Commission on lessons for the future from the COVID-19 pandemic

Editorial: COVID-19: the case for prosociality

News Release: New report details “massive global failures” of COVID-19 response, calls for improved multilateral cooperation to end pandemic and effectively manage future global health threats – The Lancet

Infographic: COVID-19 response: a massive global failure

Commentaries:

WHO responds to The Lancet COVID-19 Commission – World Health Organization

Covid-19: Commission describes “massive global failures” of pandemic response – The BMJ

Covid-19 death toll is a tragedy and ‘massive global failure at multiple levels,’ Lancet commission says – CNN

Lancet Commission on COVID-19 response: ‘Massive global failure’ – CIDRAP

 


The Lancet Commission | Towards the elimination of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

16 Sep, 2022 | 13:02h | UTC

Homepage: Towards the elimination of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: a Lancet Commission – The Lancet

Commission: Towards the elimination of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: a Lancet Commission

Editorial: COPD: from an end-stage disease to lifelong lung health

Invited Commentary: Classification of COPD: fostering prevention and precision medicine in the Lancet Commission on COPD

Commentary: Proposed classification of COPD according to major risk factors – News Medical

 


Perspective | Science, competing values, and trade-offs in public health — the example of Covid-19 and masking.

5 Sep, 2022 | 14:37h | UTC

Science, Competing Values, and Trade-offs in Public Health — The Example of Covid-19 and Masking – New England Journal of Medicine

 


RCT | Remote physician visits are noninferior to in-home physician visits for patients receiving acute hospital-level care at home (home hospital).

31 Aug, 2022 | 11:49h | UTC

Remote vs In-home Physician Visits for Hospital-Level Care at Home: A Randomized Clinical Trial – JAMA Network Open

Author Interview: Remote vs In-home Physician Visits for Hospital-Level Care at Home – JAMA

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


M-A | Urban-rural differences in hypertension prevalence in low-income and middle-income countries, 1990–2020.

30 Aug, 2022 | 11:55h | UTC

Urban-rural differences in hypertension prevalence in low-income and middle-income countries, 1990–2020: A systematic review and meta-analysis – PLOS Medicine

News Release: Study shows urban-rural differences in hypertension prevalence in low-income and middle-income countries – News Medical

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


Prevalence of multiple non-communicable diseases risk factors among adolescents in 140 countries: a population-based study.

29 Aug, 2022 | 12:04h | UTC

Prevalence of multiple non-communicable diseases risk factors among adolescents in 140 countries: A population-based study – eClinicalMedicine

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


Meta-analysis of randomized trials | Intensive vs. short face-to-face smoking cessation interventions.

29 Aug, 2022 | 12:03h | UTC

Intensive versus short face-to-face smoking cessation interventions: a meta-analysis – European Respiratory Review

 


Cross-Sectional Study | Hypertension common among poorest, least educated around the world.

22 Aug, 2022 | 12:14h | UTC

The Association of Socioeconomic Status With Hypertension in 76 Low- and Middle-Income Countries – Journal of the American College of Cardiology (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

News Release: Hypertension Common Among Poorest, Least Educated Around the World – American College of Cardiology

Editorial: Hypertension—A Silent Killer Without Global Bounds: What Next? – Journal of the American College of Cardiology

Commentary: Hypertension Common Among Poorest, Least Educated Globally – HealthDay

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


WHO Guidance | Behavioral and social drivers of vaccination: tools and practical guidance for achieving high uptake.

22 Aug, 2022 | 12:13h | UTC

Behavioural and social drivers of vaccination: tools and practical guidance for achieving high uptake – World Health Organization

 


Study | Almost half of global cancer deaths are due to risk factors, with smoking, alcohol use, and high BMI the greatest contributors.

19 Aug, 2022 | 16:21h | UTC

The global burden of cancer attributable to risk factors, 2010–19: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2019 – The Lancet

News Release: The Lancet: Almost half of global cancer deaths are due to risk factors, with smoking, alcohol use, and high BMI the greatest contributors – Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation

 

Commentary on Twitter (thread – click for more)

 


Modeling Study | Reducing daily salt intake in China by 1 g could prevent almost 9 million cardiovascular events by 2030.

18 Aug, 2022 | 12:42h | UTC

Reducing daily salt intake in China by 1 g could prevent almost 9 million cardiovascular events by 2030: a modelling study – BMJ Nutrition Prevention & Health

News Release: 1 g cut in daily salt intake could ward off nearly 9 million cases of stroke/heart disease in China – BMJ Newsroom

 


Launch of first WHO position paper on optimizing brain health across life.

17 Aug, 2022 | 14:41h | UTC

News Release: Launch of first WHO position paper on optimizing brain health across life – World Health Organization

WHO position paper: Optimizing brain health across the life course – World Health Organization

 

Commentary on Twitter (thread – click for more)

 


Pre-post study | Junk food advertising restrictions linked to reductions in high fat, salt and sugar product purchases.

17 Aug, 2022 | 14:21h | UTC

Changes in household food and drink purchases following restrictions on the advertisement of high fat, salt, and sugar products across the Transport for London network: A controlled interrupted time series analysis – PLOS Medicine

News Release: Transport for London’s junk food advertising restrictions linked to reductions in high fat, salt and sugar product purchases – London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

Commentaries:

Advertising ban was linked to lower purchases of unhealthy food and drink – National Institute for Health and Care Research

TfL junk food advert ban: Has the policy cut obesity? – BBC

 

Commentary from the author on Twitter (thread – click for more)

 


Living through the psychological consequences of COVID-19 pandemic: a systematic review of effective mitigating interventions.

16 Aug, 2022 | 13:43h | UTC

Living through the psychological consequences of COVID-19 pandemic: a systematic review of effective mitigating interventions – BMJ Open

 


Supplement | Evidence for global health care interventions for preterm or low birth weight infants.

12 Aug, 2022 | 15:16h | UTC

Homepage: Evidence for Global Health Care Interventions for Preterm or Low Birth Weight Infants – Pediatrics

Introduction to Evidence for Global Health Care Interventions for Preterm or Low Birth Weight Infants

Evidence for Global Health Care Interventions for Preterm or Low Birth Weight Infants: An Overview of Systematic Reviews

Mother’s Own Milk Compared With Formula Milk for Feeding Preterm or Low Birth Weight Infants: Systematic Review and Meta-analysis

Early Enteral Feeding for Preterm or Low Birth Weight Infants: a Systematic Review and Meta-analysis

Responsive Feeding for Preterm or Low Birth Weight Infants: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis

Fast Feed Advancement for Preterm and Low Birth Weight Infants: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis

Duration of Exclusive Breastfeeding for Preterm or Low Birth Weight Infants: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis

Enteral Iron Supplementation in Preterm or Low Birth Weight Infants: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis

Enteral Zinc Supplementation in Preterm or Low Birth Weight Infants: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis

Enteral Vitamin D Supplementation in Preterm or Low Birth Weight Infants: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis

Enteral Low-Dose Vitamin A Supplementation in Preterm or Low Birth Weight Infants to Prevent Morbidity and Mortality: a Systematic Review and Meta-analysis

Enteral Calcium or Phosphorus Supplementation in Preterm or Low Birth Weight Infants: a Systematic Review and Meta-analysis

Enteral Multiple Micronutrient Supplementation in Preterm and Low Birth Weight Infants: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis

Family Involvement in the Routine Care of Hospitalized Preterm or Low Birth Weight Infants: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis

 


Age–sex differences in the global burden of lower respiratory infections and risk factors, 1990–2019: results from the Global Burden of Disease Study 2019.

12 Aug, 2022 | 14:58h | UTC

Age–sex differences in the global burden of lower respiratory infections and risk factors, 1990–2019: results from the Global Burden of Disease Study 2019 – The Lancet Infectious Diseases

Invited Commentary: Trends in the global burden of lower respiratory infections: the knowns and the unknowns – The Lancet Infectious Diseases

 

Commentary on Twitter (thread – click for more)

 


M-A | Effects of salt substitutes on clinical outcomes.

10 Aug, 2022 | 15:40h | UTC

Effects of salt substitutes on clinical outcomes: a systematic review and meta-analysis – Heart

Commentary: Swapping salt for substitutes reduces risk of stroke and heart conditions – study – The Guardian

Related:

Replacing salt with low‐sodium salt substitutes (LSSS) for cardiovascular health in adults, children and pregnant women – Cochrane Library

Cluster RCT: A household salt substitution intervention is a cost-effective intervention for preventing stroke and improving quality of life.

#ESCCongress – Cluster RCT: Among patients at increased risk for stroke, salt substitution (75% sodium chloride and 25% potassium chloride by mass) reduced the rates of stroke, major cardiovascular events, and death from any cause.

RCT: Reduced-sodium added-potassium salt substitute reduces blood pressure in hypertensive patients

Potassium Enriched Salt Substitution Could Prevent a Large Number of Cardiovascular Deaths

Cluster Randomized Trial: Effect of Salt Substitution on Community-wide Blood Pressure and Hypertension Incidence

 

Commentary from the author on Twitter

 


Systematic Review | Replacing salt with low‐sodium salt substitutes for cardiovascular health in adults, children and pregnant women.

10 Aug, 2022 | 15:38h | UTC

Replacing salt with low‐sodium salt substitutes (LSSS) for cardiovascular health in adults, children and pregnant women – Cochrane Library

Summary: Does using low-sodium salt substitutes (LSSS) instead of regular salt reduce blood pressure and heart disease risks, and is it safe? – Cochrane Library

Related:

Effects of salt substitutes on clinical outcomes: a systematic review and meta-analysis – Heart

Cluster RCT: A household salt substitution intervention is a cost-effective intervention for preventing stroke and improving quality of life.

#ESCCongress – Cluster RCT: Among patients at increased risk for stroke, salt substitution (75% sodium chloride and 25% potassium chloride by mass) reduced the rates of stroke, major cardiovascular events, and death from any cause.

RCT: Reduced-sodium added-potassium salt substitute reduces blood pressure in hypertensive patients

Potassium Enriched Salt Substitution Could Prevent a Large Number of Cardiovascular Deaths

Cluster Randomized Trial: Effect of Salt Substitution on Community-wide Blood Pressure and Hypertension Incidence

 


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