February, 2013

posted Feb 13, 2013, 6:55 AM by PC/SM Chief Resident   [ updated Feb 13, 2013, 6:56 AM ]
Only Substantial Obesity Is Associated with All-Cause Mortality ............... 21
Generally, Shorter Hospital Length of Stay Didn’t Affect 30-Day Readmission Rates............. 21
Computed Tomography for Adults with Right Lower Quadrant Pain ........................... 22
Treatment for Whiplash in the ED ............................ 22
Nonbenzodiazepine Hypnotics Affect Sleep Latency in Adults with Insomnia ................ 23
Combined Therapy Helps Patients with Obstructive Sleep Apnea Sleep Better at High Altitude ........................ 23
Dry Lungs Are Happy Lungs ...................................... 23
In Patients with Hyperlipidemia, Exercise and Statins Both Lengthen Life ............. 24
Remarkable Cardiac Regeneration .......................... 24
Nonceliac IBS Might Be “Wheat Sensitivity” ....... 24 
Chlorhexidine-Gel Dressings Prevent Catheter-Related Bloodstream Infections .......... 25
HBV Treatment Reverses Cirrhosis .......................... 25
Patients Would Accept Stool Transplant if Recommended by Their Physicians .................. 25
Do-It-Yourself Vulvovaginal Swabs for Detecting Chlamydia and Gonorrhea ............. 26
Why Do Fully Vaccinated Kids Get Pertussis? ........................................................... 26
Cancer Risk from Exposure to World Trade Center Debris Remains Poorly Defined .......................................... 26
Subclinical Cerebral Embolization During Carotid Revascularization ......................... 27
Branch Retinal Vein Occlusion Is Associated with Prior Hypertension and Diabetes ................. 27
Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Patients with Treatment-Resistant Depression ................. 27
Tumor Necrosis Factor Antagonist for Hidradenitis Suppurativa .................................. 28


Do We Really Need to Check Gastric Residuals? Probably Not. ............................................................. 29
Parenteral Hydration in Terminal Cancer Patients .................................. 29
Late-Onset Cancer in a Parent Is Associated with Excess Risk for the Same Cancer in Offspring .......................... 30
All-Oral Interferon-Free Treatment for Patients with Hepatitis C ................................... 30
Donor Feces for Recurrent Clostridium difficile Infection ........ 31
Infectious Mono Is — Surprise!! — Transmitted by Kissing ............................................ 31
Antibiotics for COPD: Further Evidence of Benefi t .................................... 31
No Relation Between Length of Treatment for UTIs and Early Recurrence in Men ................ 32
Can This Joint Be Saved? .......................................... 32
No Benefi t of Vitamin D Supplementation for Knee Osteoarthritis ............................................ 32
Esomeprazole for Unexplained Chest Pain? .......... 33 
Estimating Bleeding Risk with Anticoagulation in Patients with Atrial Fibrillation .......................... 33
Do Blood Transfusions During Myocardial Infarction Help or Harm? ..... 33
Should “Continue Statins” Be Added to the Pre-Op Checklist? ......................................... 34
Should We Prescribe Steroids for Community-Acquired Pneumonia? ................ 34
Antibiotics for Acute Lower Respiratory Tract Infection? ......................................................... 34
Providing Naloxone to Heroin Users to Prevent Overdose Deaths .................................. 35
Pill Color Changes Are Associated with Nonadherence to Antiepileptic Medications ..... 35
Maternal Antidepressant Use and Perinatal Mortality ............................................ 35
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Nomenclature of Vasculitides — An Update ........ 36