JW 3/15/12

posted Mar 13, 2012, 5:07 PM by Ari Kriegsman   [ updated Jul 3, 2012, 5:47 PM by Marcus Bachhuber ]
02/01/12

Focus on:
Does VTE Prophylaxis Lower 30-Day Mortality in Medical Inpatients? ............................................. 21
Postoperative RBC Transfusions: More Is Not Better ................................................... 21
Self-Monitoring of Oral Anticoagulation: Safe and Effective .................................................... 22
Metabolic Syndrome in Obstructive Sleep Apnea .................................... 23
Obstructive Sleep Apnea: Oral Appliance vs. CPAP ......................................... 23
Bariatric Surgery Lowers Cardiovascular Risk ..... 24
Acid Suppression Linked to Severe C. difficile Infection ................................ 24
More Evidence That Commensal Gut Bacteria Might Affect Autoimmune Disease....................... 24
Estimating HPV Transmission Rates ........................ 25
Bone Health in Women Who Discontinue Menopausal Hormone Therapy ............................. 26
Cost-Effectiveness of Various Screening Strategies for Osteoporosis ............... 27
Prevalence of Knee Pain and Symptomatic Knee Osteoarthritis Rises ...... 27
MRI Before Epidural Steroid Injections? ................ 27


Focus on:
When Should Bone-Density Tests Be Repeated? ........................................................29
Symptoms May Say Sinusitis, but Scans Disagree .................................................. 29
A Perspective on Community-Acquired C. difficile Infection .................................................. 30
New Approach to Immunizing Against HIV Is Dramatically Effective in Mice .......................... 31
Concomitant Septic and Crystal Arthritis ............... 31
Gout and Diuretics in Hypertensive Patients ......... 32
Predicting Thyroid Dysfunction When Baseline TSH Is “Normal” .......................... 32
Iodinated Contrast Media Linked with Thyroid Dysfunction ........................................ 32
CT Angiography for Acute Lower Intestinal Bleeding ..................... 32
Tiotropium as Part of Inhaled Triple Therapy for COPD ..................................................................... 34
No Decline in Pulmonary Function with Marijuana Use .................................................. 34
Subclinical Atrial Fibrillation Is Associated with Increased Stroke Risk .................................... 35
Rate of Physician Referrals Is on the Rise ............. 35