December, 2012

posted Dec 20, 2012, 5:04 PM by PC/SM Chief Resident   [ updated Jan 22, 2013, 7:02 AM ]
December 1st
Aspirin to Prevent Recurrent Venous Thromboembolism, Revisited ................ 183
Diabetes plus Multivessel Coronary Artery Disease: CABG or PCI?.......................................... 183
Intensive and Standard BP Targets in Patients with Longstanding Type 2 Diabetes .................... 184
Fibrates Improved Cholesterol Levels in Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease ........... 184
Lower LDL Cholesterol Level and Risk for CHD Later in Life .............................. 185
β-Blockers and CAD: Think Treatment, Not Prevention ......................... 185
Is CPAP Worthwhile in Patients with Mild-to-Moderate Sleep Apnea? .............. 185
Should You Turn Off the Sedating Medications Daily? ........................ 186
Medication Reconciliation: Just Because It’s Done Doesn’t Mean It’s Done Right.............. 186
Daily Acetazolamide Is Effective for Preventing Acute Mountain Sickness ......... 186
Higher Calcium Intake Is Associated with Lower Risk for Primary Hyperparathyroidism ........................ 187
Feeding Tubes in Patients with Advanced Dementia ..................................... 187
New Benzodiazepine Use Is Associated with Risk for Dementia .......................................... 187
Norovirus Infection Causes Substantial Problems in Elders ... 188
Shingles Vaccine Protection Wanes ..................... 188
HPV Vaccination Does Not Change Sexual Behaviors in Teens ................................... 188
Genetic Predictor of the Placebo Response ........ 188
Topical Ivermectin Lotion for Treating Patients with Head Lice .................. 189
Statins as Anticancer Drugs? ................................. 190
CLINICAL PRACTICE GUIDELINE WATCH
USPSTF Again Recommends Against Postmenopausal Hormone Therapy for Chronic Disease Prevention........................... 189

Overdiagnosis of Breast Cancer in the Mammography Era ..................................... 191
Misunderstandings About Palliative Chemotherapy Are Rife ....................... 191
Direct Comparison of Long-Acting Exenatide vs. Liraglutide........... 192
Dalcetrapib’s Downfall: A Class Struggle? ........... 192
No Benefit of Multivitamins for Preventing CVD in Men ................................... 193
Fish Consumption Is Associated with Lower Cerebrovascular Risk ....................... 193
Explanted U.S. ICDs Are Used in India .................. 193
Early Cholecystectomy in Patients with Gallstone Pancreatitis .................................. 194
Linaclotide Recently Received FDA Approval for IBS with Constipation ...................................... 195
Should a Negative C. difficile PCR Test Be Repeated? .......................................................... 195
Steroids Are Ineffective for Dengue ...................... 195
Broadly Neutralizing Antibodies Against HIV: Potent and Persistent ............................................ 195
Hydroxyethyl Starch or Saline for Fluid Resuscitation? ......................................... 196
Low Tidal Volume Ventilation in Non-ARDS Patients ........................................... 196
Acupuncture Helps Alleviate Chronic Pain .......... 196
Once-Yearly Zoledronic Acid for Men with Osteoporosis ......................... 197
Providing Recommendations to Patient Surrogates About Limiting Life Support .................................. 197
Patients with Online Access to Medical Records Use More Services ........... 197
Patients Like Having Full Access to Their Doctors’ Notes ......................................... 198
Fecal Immunochemical Testing for Colorectal Cancer Screening ........................ 194