August 2014

posted Aug 18, 2014, 3:11 PM by PC/SM Chief Resident   [ updated Aug 18, 2014, 3:23 PM ]
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August 1:
Epidural Steroids Generally Are Ineffective for Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
Long-Duration Monitoring Often Identifies Atrial Fibrillation After Cryptogenic Stroke
Does Heart Rate Affect Outcomes in Heart Failure Patients with Atrial Fibrillation
Point-of-Care Ultrasound Can Help Rule Out Pulmonary Embolism
Adverse Effects of Thiazide Diuretics in Older Patients
The End of Levodopa Phobia?
Arthritis of the First Carpometacarpal Joint is Common, Especially in Older Women
Sildenafil Use is Associated with Elevated Risk for Melanoma
Varenicline and Nicotene Replacement Together Are Better Than Varenicline Alone
Quitting Smoking When the Nicotene Patch Isn't Enough
Sublingual Dust Mite Tablets Are Effective for Allergic Rhinitis
Screening for Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm

August 15:
Thrombolysis for PE: Weigh Risk and Benefits
Again, Niacin Proves Ineffective in Statin-Treated Patients with Vascular Disease
Low Serum Vitamin D Level Is Associated with Excess Cardiovascular-Related Mortality
Should Radiologists Issue Formal Reports on Images from Outside Hospitals?
Tofacitinib Outperforms Methotrexate for Rheumatoid Arthritis
Cheiroarthropathy is Common in Type 1 Diabetes
Insulin Pump Lowers HbA1c Better Than Basal-Bolus Injections in Type 2 Diabetes
Dulaglutide is Noninferior to Liraglutide in Metformin-Treated Patients with Type 2 Diabetes
Must Serum Testosterone Be Measured First Thing in the Morning?
Botox Is No Better Than Placebo for BPH-Associated Urinary Symptoms
Naloxegol Alleviates Opioid-Induced Constipation
American College of Physicians Recommends Against Routine Pelvic Exams
PC/SM Chief Resident,
Aug 18, 2014, 3:13 PM
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Aug 18, 2014, 3:11 PM