August 2013

posted Aug 20, 2013, 9:18 PM by PC/SM Chief Resident   [ updated Aug 21, 2013, 5:24 AM ]
Please review both August editions of Journal Watch, focusing on the summaries indicated below.

August 1st
Isolation for MRSA Isn't the Answer......117
Combination Antiplatelet Therapy for Transient Ischemic Attack......117
No Need for Fluid or Sodium Restriction in Hospitalized Heart Failure Patients......118
5 alpha-Reductase Inhibitors Are Associated with Less Risk for Prostate Cancer Overall......120
Do Patients Remember What Their Colonoscopies Showed?......120
Does Successful Hepatitis C Treatment Eliminate Liver Cancer Risk?......121
Very Few Patients with Penicillin Allergy Histories Are Truly Allergic......121
Bariatric Surgery to Treat Diabetes in Nonmorbidly Obese Patients......122
Primary Care-Based Depression Management in Older Depressed Patients......123
Should Smokers Quit Abruptly or Gradually?......124


No Benefit from Early Trach for Prolonged Mechanical Ventilation......125
Improving the Efficiency of Computed Tomography Lung Cancer Screening......125
Severe Obstructive Sleep Apnea Predicts Sudden Death......126
2013 European Hypertension Guidelines......127
Prognostic Importance of White Coat Hypertension: Two out of Three?......128
New Screening Recommendations for Hepatitis C Virus Infection......129
Statin Toxicity with Macrolide Coprescription......129
Can Fluoroquinolones Cause Acute Kidney Injury?......129
Natural History of Oropharyngeal HPV Infection in Men......130
Intensive Lifestyle Intervention for Overweight Patients with Diabetes - A Randomized Trial......131
Canagliflozin, Newly Approved for Type 2 Diabetes, Appears to Be Effective......131