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Eeffect of maternal multiple micronutrient supplementation on stillbirth, birth outcomes, and infant mortality

29 Oct, 2017 | 01:26h | UTC

Modifiers of the effect of maternal multiple micronutrient supplementation on stillbirth, birth outcomes, and infant mortality: a meta-analysis of individual patient data from 17 randomised trials in low-income and middle-income countries – The Lancet Global Health (free)

Commentaries: Antenatal multiple micronutrient supplementation: benefits beyond iron-folic acid alone – The Lancet Global Health (free) AND Multiple micronutrient supplements to mothers improve survival for newborn girls – Harvard School of Public health (free)

Related systematic review: Multiple-micronutrient supplementation for women during pregnancy – Cochrane Library (free summary)

 


Systematic review: Protection of the house against Chagas disease, dengue, leishmaniasis, and lymphatic filariasis

29 Oct, 2017 | 00:51h | UTC

Protection of the house against Chagas disease, dengue, leishmaniasis, and lymphatic filariasis: a systematic review – The Lancet Infectious Diseases (free registration required)

 


Review: Clinical Management of Insomnia Disorder

29 Oct, 2017 | 00:13h | UTC

Clinical Management of Insomnia Disorder – JAMA (free)

“Cognitive Behavior Therapy for insomnia is recommended as 1st-line Tx; pharmacotherapy, if used, should be on a short-term basis” (RT @JAMAInternalMed see Tweet)

 


Review: Surgical Management of Musculoskeletal Trauma

28 Oct, 2017 | 23:38h | UTC

Surgical Management of Musculoskeletal Trauma – Surgical Clinics of North America (free)

 


Review: The challenge of Takotsubo syndrome

29 Oct, 2017 | 00:06h | UTC

The challenge of Takotsubo syndrome: heterogeneity of clinical features – Swiss Medical Weekly (free)

 


Guideline: When does atopic dermatitis warrant systemic therapy?

28 Oct, 2017 | 23:37h | UTC

When does atopic dermatitis warrant systemic therapy? Recommendations from an expert panel of the International Eczema Council – Journal of The American Academy of Dermatology (free)

 


Review: Diagnostic and Treatment Strategies for Eosinophilic Esophagitis

28 Oct, 2017 | 23:32h | UTC

Current Diagnostic and Treatment Strategies for Eosinophilic Esophagitis – Gastroenterology & Hepatology (free)

 


Reviews: Treatment of Intracranial Atherosclerosis

28 Oct, 2017 | 23:34h | UTC

Medical Treatment of Intracranial Atherosclerosis: An Update – Journal of Stroke (free)

Angioplasty, Stenting and Other Potential Treatments of Atherosclerotic Stenosis of the Intracranial Arteries: Past, Present and Future – Journal of Stroke (free)

Intracranial Atherosclerosis: From Microscopy to High-Resolution Magnetic Resonance Imaging – Journal of Stroke (free)

 


Review: Modern Cartilage Imaging of the Ankle

28 Oct, 2017 | 23:37h | UTC

Modern Cartilage Imaging of the Ankle – Rofo (free)

 


Recommendations on investigating children with global developmental delay

28 Oct, 2017 | 23:28h | UTC

Current evidence-based recommendations on investigating children with global developmental delay – Archives of Disease in Childhood (free)

 


Report: Global causes of blindness and distance vision impairment

23 Oct, 2017 | 20:48h | UTC

Global causes of blindness and distance vision impairment 1990–2020: a systematic review and meta-analysis – The Lancet Global Health (free)

Invited commentary: Global causes of vision loss in 2015: are we on track to achieve the Vision 2020 target? (free)

Related study: Magnitude, temporal trends, and projections of the global prevalence of blindness and distance and near vision impairment: a systematic review and meta-analysis – The Lancet Global Health (free) AND Invited Commentary: Universal eye health: are we getting closer? (free)

 


Review: Thrombophilia Testing and Venous Thrombosis

23 Oct, 2017 | 20:46h | UTC

Summary with 10 key points to remember: Thrombophilia Testing and Venous Thrombosis – American College of Cardiology, Latest in Cardiology (free)

See also: Thrombophilia Testing and Venous Thrombosis – NEJM Resident 360 (free)

Original article: Thrombophilia Testing and Venous Thrombosis – New England Journal of Medicine (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

 


Review: Weight Gain in Women at Midlife

23 Oct, 2017 | 20:39h | UTC

Weight Gain in Women at Midlife: A Concise Review of the Pathophysiology and Strategies for Management – Mayo Clinic Proceedings (free)

Commentary: Docs Call Attention to Women Piling on Pounds in Midlife – Medscape (free registration required)

 


Meta-analysis: High-flow oxygen via nasal cannulae in patients with acute hypoxemic respiratory failure

21 Oct, 2017 | 18:20h | UTC

High-flow oxygen via nasal cannulae in patients with acute hypoxemic respiratory failure: a systematic review and meta-analysis – Systematic Reviews (free)

“In patients with acute hypoxemic respiratory failure HFNC was not associated with a difference in mortality compared to Noninvasive ventilation or standard oxygen”

 


Meta-analysis: Probiotics for the Prevention of Antibiotic-Associated Diarrhea in Outpatients

21 Oct, 2017 | 17:32h | UTC

Probiotics for the Prevention of Antibiotic-Associated Diarrhea in Outpatients—A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis – Antibiotics (free)

Antibiotic-associated diarrhea ocurred in 8.0% of the probiotic group compared to 17.7% in the control group. The number needed to treat (NNT) to prevent one case of diarrhea was 11 (95% CI 6 to 13).

 


Review: Approach to recurrent fever in childhood

21 Oct, 2017 | 17:31h | UTC

Approach to recurrent fever in childhood – Canadian medical Association Journal (free)

 


Review: How Low to Go With Glucose, Cholesterol, and Blood Pressure in Primary Prevention of CVD

21 Oct, 2017 | 17:28h | UTC

How Low to Go With Glucose, Cholesterol, and Blood Pressure in Primary Prevention of CVD – Journal of The American College of Cardiology (free)

Summary with 12 key points to remember: Glucose, Cholesterol, BP Targets for CVD Risk Factors – American College of Cardiology, Latest in Cardiology (free)

 


Review: Management of cardiovascular diseases in patients with obesity

17 Oct, 2017 | 19:03h | UTC

Management of cardiovascular diseases in patients with obesity – Nature Reviews Cardiology (free)

 


Systematic review: Testing blood procalcitonin levels to decide when to start and stop antibiotics in adults with acute respiratory tract infections

17 Oct, 2017 | 19:00h | UTC

Testing blood procalcitonin levels to decide when to start and stop antibiotics in adults with acute respiratory tract infections – Cochrane Library (free)

Original Article: Procalcitonin to initiate or discontinue antibiotics in acute respiratory tract infections – Cochrane Library (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

“the use of procalcitonin to guide initiation and duration of antibiotic treatment results in lower risks of mortality, lower antibiotic consumption, and lower risk for antibiotic-related side effects”.

 


Systematic Review: Blood pressure targets in people with cardiovascular disease

17 Oct, 2017 | 18:59h | UTC

Blood pressure targets in people with cardiovascular disease – Cochrane Library (free)

 


Review: Why and how to step down chronic asthma drugs

17 Oct, 2017 | 18:25h | UTC

State of The Art Review: Why and how to step down chronic asthma drugs – The BMJ (free)

 


Review: Obesity and adverse breast cancer risk and outcome

17 Oct, 2017 | 18:04h | UTC

Obesity and adverse breast cancer risk and outcome: Mechanistic insights and strategies for intervention – CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians (free)

 


Review – The oncologic burden of hepatitis C virus infection: A clinical perspective

17 Oct, 2017 | 18:01h | UTC

The oncologic burden of hepatitis C virus infection: A clinical perspective – CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians (free)

 


Review: Calcium and Cardiovascular Disease

17 Oct, 2017 | 18:00h | UTC

Calcium and Cardiovascular Disease – Endocrinology and Metabolism (free)

 


Review: Recent Progress in the Development of Diagnostic Tests for Malaria

17 Oct, 2017 | 17:56h | UTC

Recent Progress in the Development of Diagnostic Tests for Malaria – Diagnostics (free)

 


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