January, 2013

posted Jan 22, 2013, 7:01 AM by PC/SM Chief Resident   [ updated Jan 22, 2013, 7:01 AM ]
Meta-Analysis of Epidural Corticosteroid Injections for Sciatica ................................... 1
Does Aliskiren Have a Role in Treating Patients with Diabetes? ........................ 1
Adverse CV Events with Metformin vs. Sulfonylureas ........................... 2
Hypertension in the Oldest Old ................................... 2
Endovascular or Surgical Repair for AAA? .............. 3
Skimpy Evidence Supports FDA Approval of Devices .......................................... 3
Long-Term Use of Eltrombopag in Immune Thrombocytopenia ................................. 3
Novel Oral Anticoagulants Are as Effective as Vitamin K Antagonists for Patients with Acute VTE ............. 3
Achilles Tendinitis, Tendon Rupture, and Fluoroquinolones .............................................. 10
Probiotics to Prevent C. difficile–Associated Diarrhea ........................... 10
Patterns of Pertussis Among Adults ........................ 10
Does Muscle Strength During Adolescence Predict Longevity? ............. 11
PCA3, a Relatively New Marker for Prostate Cancer .................................................. 11
Varenicline Isn’t Associated with Excess Risk for Adverse Cardiovascular Events  ........... 11
For Lowering MI Risk, Not All Smoke-Free Environments Are Equal .... 12
SPECIAL FEATURE
Year in Review for 2012  ................................................ 4

General Health Checks in Asymptomatic People Don’t Lower Mortality or Morbidity....................... 13
Testosterone Replacement Among Patients with Erectile Dysfunction ........................................ 13
Rotavirus Outbreaks in Retirement Communities .................................... 14
Streamlining Clostridium difficile Diagnosis with Swabs ................................................................ 14
Sensitivity-Based Sequential Therapy for Helicobacter pylori ............................................. 15
Special Foleys Are Folly ............................................. 15
Use of Vertebroplasty and Kyphoplasty Declined in 2010 ........................................................ 16
Bisphosphonate-Associated Atypical Femur Fractures: A Case Series ............ 16
Does Calcium Consumption Improve Bone Density in Elders? .......................... 16
Short-Term Correction of Vitamin D Deficiency in Healthy Young Women ........................................ 17
Breast Cancer Diagnosed Between Mammograms Isn’t More Aggressive ................. 17
Insulin Degludec — A New Ultralong-Acting Insulin ............................ 17
Painful Diabetic Neuropathy: A Three-Drug Comparison  ........................... 18
Thyroid Function and Risk for AF: A Linear Relation ...................................................... 18
Extended Treatment After Unprovoked Venous Thromboembolism ... 18
Pay for Performance Lowers Hospital Mortality in England .................. 19
A “Mother’s Kiss” for Removal of Nasal Foreign Bodies .......................................... 19
Low Total-Fat Intake Is Associated with Lower Weight, Body-Mass Index, and Waist Circumference ....................................... 19
Risk and Adverse Effects of Energy Drink Consumption ................................. 20
CLINICAL PRACTICE GUIDELINE WATCH
Endoscopy for Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease — Best Practice Advice ......................... 15