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Early Hearing Detection and Vocabulary of Children With Hearing Loss

11 Jul, 2017 | 17:00h | UTC

Early Hearing Detection and Vocabulary of Children With Hearing Loss – Pediatrics (free)

Commentary: Early Detection Improved Vocabulary Scores in Kids with Hearing Loss – MedPage Today (free registration required)

 


Management of the temporomandibular joint in inflammatory arthritis

7 Jul, 2017 | 13:28h | UTC

Review: Management of the temporomandibular joint in inflammatory arthritis: Involvement of surgical procedures – European Journal of Rheumatology (free)

 


Diagnosis and Treatment of Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia

7 Jul, 2017 | 13:22h | UTC

Review: Diagnosis and Treatment of Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia – The Ochsner Journal (free)

 


Certain OTC, less expensive hearing aids provide benefit similar to conventional hearing aid

5 Jul, 2017 | 20:48h | UTC

Personal Sound Amplification Products vs a Conventional Hearing Aid for Speech Understanding in Noise – JAMA (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

The Jama Network – For the Media: Certain OTC, less expensive hearing aids provide benefit similar to conventional hearing aid (free)

Commentaries: Less Expensive Hearing Devices May Work as Well as Traditional Hearing Aids – Physician’s First Watch (free) AND Study Boosts Case for OTC Hearing Aids – MedPage Today (free registration required) AND OTC Hearing Devices Effective Alternative for Some, Study Shows – Medscape (free registration required)

“Some over-the-counter sound amplification devices are nearly as effective as prescription hearing aids, according to a small JAMA study” (from Physician’s First Watch)

 


Indications for Surgical Management of Hyperparathyroidism

3 Jul, 2017 | 16:54h | UTC

Indications for Surgical Management of Hyperparathyroidism: A Review – JAMA Surgery (free)

 


Antiplatelet Therapy in Patients With Coronary Stents Undergoing Elective Noncardiac Surgery

20 Jun, 2017 | 18:23h | UTC

Antiplatelet Therapy in Patients With Coronary Stents Undergoing Elective Noncardiac Surgery: Continue, Stop, or Something in Between? – JAMA (free)


ACR Thyroid Imaging and Reporting

20 Jun, 2017 | 12:09h | UTC

ACR Thyroid Imaging, Reporting and Data System (TI-RADS): White Paper of the ACR TI-RADS Committee – Journal of the American College of Radiology (free, and legal, PDF via Unpawall)

Commentary: New ultrasound scoring system for thyroid nodules to reduce unnecessary biopsies – University of Alabama at Birmingham, via EurekAlert (free)

 


Steroid injections into the inner ear may be safe for treating Ménière’s disease

20 Jun, 2017 | 12:06h | UTC

Steroid injections into the inner ear may be safe for treating Ménière’s disease – NIHR Signal (free)

Original article: Intratympanic methylprednisolone versus gentamicin in patients with unilateral Ménière’s disease: a randomised, double-blind, comparative effectiveness trial – The Lancet (free)

Invited commentary: Ménière’s disease: damaged hearing but reduced vertigo – The Lancet (free)

 


NCCN Guidelines Insights: Head and Neck Cancers

12 Jun, 2017 | 19:47h | UTC

NCCN Guidelines Insights: Head and Neck Cancers, Version 2.2017 (free)

 


Practice Guidelines for Preoperative Fasting

9 Jun, 2017 | 16:03h | UTC

Practice Guidelines for Preoperative Fasting and the Use of Pharmacologic Agents to Reduce the Risk of Pulmonary Aspiration – Anesthesiology, via Medscape (free registration required)

 


Internet-Based Vestibular Rehabilitation for Older Adults With Chronic Dizziness

12 May, 2017 | 19:36h | UTC

Internet-Based Vestibular Rehabilitation for Older Adults With Chronic Dizziness: A Randomized Controlled Trial in Primary Care – Annals of Family Medicine (free)

See also: Balance retraining tool used in the study (free)

Commentaries: Online Rehabilitation Program Reduces Chronic Dizziness – Medscape (free registration required) AND Online Intervention Could Reduce Chronic Dizziness – Physician’s First Watch (free)

 


Screening for Thyroid Cancer: USPSTF Recommendation Statement

10 May, 2017 | 18:29h | UTC

Screening for Thyroid Cancer: US Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation Statement – JAMA (free)

Editorial 1: The USPSTF Recommendation on Thyroid Cancer Screening: Don’t “Check Your Neck” (free)

Editorial 2: Cancer Screening, Overdiagnosis, and Regulatory Capture (free)

Editorial 3: How to Look for Thyroid Cancer (free)

Commentaries: No Symptoms, No Thyroid Screening, Says USPSTF – Medscape (free registration required) AND Don’t Screen For Thyroid Cancer, Task Force Says – NPR Health News (free) AND USPSTF Says No to Thyroid Cancer Screening – MedPage Today (free registration required)

The USPSTF recommended against screening for thyroid cancer in asymptomatic adults with “grade D” recommendation (Grade D = “The USPSTF recommends against the service. There is moderate or high certainty that the service has no net benefit or that the harms outweigh the benefits”).

 


Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Guideline for the Prevention of Surgical Site Infection, 2017

5 May, 2017 | 20:29h | UTC

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Guideline for the Prevention of Surgical Site Infection, 2017 – JAMA Surgery (free) (RT @jankluytmans and @CIDRAP_ASP see Tweet)

Invited commentary: Surgical Site Infection Prevention – What We Know and What We Do Not Know – JAMA Surgery (free)

Commentary: ‘Long-Awaited’ CDC Guidelines on SSI Prevention Released – Medscape (free registration required)

Related: Global guidelines on the prevention of surgical site infection 2016 – World Health Organization (free)

 


Mortality Trends After Surgical Safety Checklist

20 Apr, 2017 | 14:31h | UTC

Mortality Trends After a Voluntary Checklist-based Surgical Safety Collaborative – Annals of Surgery (link to abstract – free PDF available)

Sources: Global Health NOW Newsletter (free) AND South Carolina Hospitals Saw Surgery Deaths Drop After Implementing WHO Checklist – AJMC News (free) AND A simple checklist prevents deaths after surgery, a large new study suggests – The Washington Post (a few articles per month are free)

See also: WHO Surgical Safety Checklist – World Health Organization (free) AND A Surgical Safety Checklist to Reduce Morbidity and Mortality in a Global Population – New England Journal of Medicine (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.

 


Prevention of everolimus-related stomatitis

30 Mar, 2017 | 17:24h | UTC

Prevention of everolimus-related stomatitis in women with hormone receptor-positive, HER2-negative metastatic breast cancer using dexamethasone mouthwash (SWISH): a single-arm, phase 2 trial – The Lancet Oncology (link to abstract – $ required for full-text)

See also: SWISH Four Times a Day to Keep Oral Mucositis Away – Medscape (free registration required)

This simple and inexpensive treatment resulted in a more than ten-times reduction in the incidence of grade 2 or higher stomatitis.

 


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