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ISTH Interim Guidance for the Diagnosis and Treatment on Vaccine Induced Immune Thrombotic Thrombocytopenia

21 Apr, 2021 | 07:11h | UTC

ISTH Interim Guidance for the Diagnosis and Treatment on VaccineInduced Immune Thrombotic Thrombocytopenia (Updated 20 April, 2021) – International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis

See also: Diagnostic Flow Chart

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


Vaccine-induced Immune Thrombotic Thrombocytopenia: Frequently Asked Questions

21 Apr, 2021 | 07:09h | UTC

Vaccine-induced Immune Thrombotic Thrombocytopenia: Frequently Asked Questions – American Society of Hematology

 


COVID-19 Vaccine Janssen: EMA finds possible link to very rare cases of unusual blood clots with low blood platelets

21 Apr, 2021 | 07:07h | UTC

COVID-19 Vaccine Janssen: EMA finds possible link to very rare cases of unusual blood clots with low blood platelets – European Medicines Agency

Commentary: Johnson & Johnson vaccine: EU regulator says blood clot very rare side effect – BBC

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


We know a lot about Covid-19. Experts have many more questions

21 Apr, 2021 | 07:02h | UTC

We know a lot about Covid-19. Experts have many more questions – STAT

 


USPSTF Draft Statement: Insufficient evidence to recommend screening for atrial fibrillation

21 Apr, 2021 | 06:42h | UTC

Draft Recommendation Statement: Screening for Atrial Fibrillation – U.S. Preventive Services Task Force

Commentary: Little evidence supports AFib screening in stroke prevention, group says – UPI

 


Cohort study: Increased bleeding risk with no therapeutic benefit with the addition of aspirin to direct oral anticoagulant therapy when there is not a clear indication

21 Apr, 2021 | 06:34h | UTC

Adverse Events Associated With the Addition of Aspirin to Direct Oral Anticoagulant Therapy Without a Clear Indication – JAMA Internal Medicine (free for a limited period)

Commentaries: DOAC + Aspirin Common Without Clear Indication, Tied to More Bleeding – NEJM Journal Watch AND Many AFib patients wrongly prescribed aspirin therapy, study finds – UPI

 

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Systematic review: Thrombolytic therapy for acute massive or submassive pulmonary embolism

21 Apr, 2021 | 06:20h | UTC

Thrombolytic therapy for pulmonary embolism – Cochrane Library

Summary: Drugs to dissolve pulmonary embolism (blood clot in the lungs) – Cochrane Library

 


Review: Perioperative Management of the Patient With Obstructive Sleep Apnea

21 Apr, 2021 | 06:18h | UTC

Perioperative Management of the Patient With Obstructive Sleep Apnea: A Narrative Review – Anesthesia & Analgesia

 


M-A: Portal venous system thrombosis after bariatric surgery

21 Apr, 2021 | 06:16h | UTC

Portal venous system thrombosis after bariatric surgery: A systematic review and meta-analysis – Surgery (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

 


Chlamydia and gonorrhea: new recommendation to screen sexually active patients under 30

20 Apr, 2021 | 05:42h | UTC

Guideline: Recommendation on screening for chlamydia and gonorrhea in primary care for individuals not known to be at high risk – Canadian Medical Association Journal

News release: Under 30 and sexually active? It’s a good idea to get tested for chlamydia and gonorrhea – Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care

Summary: Chlamydia and gonorrhea: new recommendation to screen sexually active patients under 30 – Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care

Related USPSTF Draft Statement: Screening for Chlamydia and Gonorrhea – U.S. Preventive Services Task Force

 


Perspective | The Confident Generalist: Putting The Primary Care Physician Back At The Center

20 Apr, 2021 | 05:35h | UTC

The Confident Generalist: Putting The Primary Care Physician Back At The Center – Health Affairs

 


Podcast: Management of Obesity Hypoventilation Syndrome

20 Apr, 2021 | 05:23h | UTC

#269 Obesity Hypoventilation Syndrome (OHS) and the Didgeridoo with Dr Aneesa Das – The Curbsiders

 


Podcast: Dementia Made Simple

20 Apr, 2021 | 05:21h | UTC

#268 Dementia Made Simple with Dr. Josh Uy – The Curbsiders

 


Outcome of acute kidney injury: how to make a difference?

20 Apr, 2021 | 05:26h | UTC

Outcome of acute kidney injury: how to make a difference? – Annals of Intensive Care

 


M-A: Diagnostic performance of different sampling approaches for SARS-CoV-2 RT-PCR testing

20 Apr, 2021 | 06:09h | UTC

Diagnostic performance of different sampling approaches for SARS-CoV-2 RT-PCR testing: a systematic review and meta-analysis – The Lancet Infectious Diseases

Commentary: Beyond COVID-19—will self-sampling and testing become the norm? – The Lancet Infectious Diseases

Related Meta-analysis: Saliva and nasopharyngeal swab nucleic acid amplification have similar diagnostic accuracy for the detection of SARS-CoV-2 AND Saliva vs. nasopharyngeal swabs equally sensitive for Covid-19 diagnosis

 


[News release – not published yet] Sputnik V demonstrates 97.6% efficacy according to the analysis of data of 3.8 million vaccinated persons in Russia

20 Apr, 2021 | 06:08h | UTC

Sputnik V demonstrates 97.6% efficacy according to the analysis of data of 3.8 million vaccinated persons in Russia

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


COVID-19 dynamics after a national immunization program in Israel

20 Apr, 2021 | 06:06h | UTC

COVID-19 dynamics after a national immunization program in Israel – Nature Medicine

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


M-A: Prevalence of depression, anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder in health care workers during the COVID-19 pandemic

20 Apr, 2021 | 06:00h | UTC

Prevalence of depression, anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder in health care workers during the COVID-19 pandemic: A systematic review and meta-analysis – PLOS One

 


Ten scientific reasons in support of airborne transmission of SARS-CoV-2

18 Apr, 2021 | 21:51h | UTC

Ten scientific reasons in support of airborne transmission of SARS-CoV-2 – The Lancet

Commentary: Recognising that coronavirus is predominantly spread through air would save lives, argues new assessment – University of Oxford

Animated Videos: Aerosols and making spaces safe – University of Oxford

 

Commentary on Twitter (thread – click for more)

 


2021 Canadian Cardiovascular Society Guidelines for the Management of Dyslipidemia for the Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease in the Adult

18 Apr, 2021 | 21:24h | UTC

2021 Canadian Cardiovascular Society Guidelines for the Management of Dyslipidemia for the Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease in the Adult – Canadian Journal of Cardiology

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


ESC Consensus Document: Personalized exercise prescription in the prevention and treatment of arterial hypertension

18 Apr, 2021 | 21:22h | UTC

Personalized exercise prescription in the prevention and treatment of arterial hypertension: a Consensus Document from the European Association of Preventive Cardiology (EAPC) and the ESC Council on Hypertension – European Journal of Preventive Cardiology

News release: How to prevent and treat high blood pressure with exercise – European Society of Cardiology

 


RCT: Ravidasvir plus sofosbuvir are effective and well tolerated in patients with chronic HCV infection, with potential as an affordable treatment for these patients

18 Apr, 2021 | 21:19h | UTC

Efficacy and safety of ravidasvir plus sofosbuvir in patients with chronic hepatitis C infection without cirrhosis or with compensated cirrhosis (STORM-C-1): interim analysis of a two-stage, open-label, multicentre, single arm, phase 2/3 trial – The Lancet Gastroenterology & Hepatology

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


Viewpoint | Implementing Measurement Science for Electronic Health Record Use – “Clinicians trained in patient care are locked into hours of screen time to complete mandatory clerical and documentation tasks, often unrelated to the quality of the care”

18 Apr, 2021 | 21:09h | UTC

Implementing Measurement Science for Electronic Health Record Use – JAMA (free for a limited period)

Related: Opinion – “The EMR has changed the doctor-patient duet into a ménage-à-trois” (resources on the subject) AND Study: Association Between Perceived Electronic Health Record Usability and Professional Burnout (study and commentaries) AND The future of electronic health records – Nature

 

Commentaries on Twitter

 


Indoor Air Changes and Potential Implications for SARS-CoV-2 Transmission

18 Apr, 2021 | 21:49h | UTC

Indoor Air Changes and Potential Implications for SARS-CoV-2 Transmission – JAMA

 

Commentary on Twitter (thread – click for more)

 


A guideline to limit indoor airborne transmission of COVID-19

18 Apr, 2021 | 21:47h | UTC

A guideline to limit indoor airborne transmission of COVID-19 – Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

 


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