JW 8/14/12

posted Aug 8, 2012, 8:16 PM by PC/SM Chief Resident   [ updated Jan 22, 2013, 7:05 AM ]
July 15th (Lauren will email out the articles to focus on)

Does Insulin Therapy Prevent Adverse Cardiovascular Events in Early Diabetes? ......... 111 
ω-3 Fatty Acids for Cardiovascular Disease Prevention in Patients with Diabetes ................. 111
Pioglitazone Is Associated with Excess Risk for Bladder Cancer ................. 112
Prediabetes Is Associated with Risk for Stroke .....112
Have Higher Risk for Stroke Than Men ............. 113
Should Anyone Not Take a Statin? ......................... 113
Low-Dose Aspirin Use Raises Risk for Major Bleeding ................................................. 113
Progression of Carotid Intima–Media Thickness Might Not Predict CV Risk................. 114 
Symptom Onset–to-Balloon Is More Important Than Door-to-Balloon Time ... 114
Cholecystectomy or Percutaneous Cholecystostomy? ....................... 114
Untreated Kidney Failure Is More Common in Older Than in Younger Adults .......................... 114
Per Capita Radiation Dose Doubled from 1996 to 2010  .......................................... 115
Physician Self-Referral for Diagnostic Imaging .......................................... 115
Accepting a Lung Transplant from a Smoker Can Pose Less Risk Than Continuing to Wait ........................................ 115
Adult Stem Cell Therapy Treats Osteoarthritis in Mice ............................................ 116
Defi ning Optimal Serum 25-Hydroxyvitamin D Concentration ..... 116
Multidisciplinary Approach Lessens Tinnitus Severity ..................................... 116
Combination Nasal Steroid–Antihistamine Is More Effective Than Either Agent Alone ....... 117
Keep Washing Those Hands ................................... 117
Monotherapy for Patients with Severe Sepsis? .............................................. 118
VACCINE WATCH
Status of PCV13 for Use in Adults .......................... 117


Are Calcium Supplements Bad for the Heart?   ................................................ 119
Vitamin D Supplementation Prevents Fractures ................................................. 119
Standard vs. Customized Approaches to Weight Loss......................................................... 120
Effect on Resting Energy Expenditure of Three Maintenance Diets ................................ 120
Age-Based D-Dimer Cutoffs to Rule Out DVT? ... 121
Deciding Between Two Therapies for Dyspnea in Malignant Pleural Effusions ............................. 121
Perioperative β-Blockade in Long-Term Users of β-Blockers ..................... 121
Postoperative Troponin Levels Predict 30-Day Mortality After Noncardiac Surgery ..... 122
Neurocardiogenic Syncope: Who Should Get a Pacemaker? .......................... 122
What Therapy Is Best for Diabetes After Metformin Fails? ........................................... 122
Ibuprofen Reduces the Severity of Acute Mountain Sickness ................................ 123
Outcomes of Evaluation for Visible Hematuria .... 123
Short-Course Treatment for Acute Pyelonephritis? ..................................... 123
Tigecycline Use Brings Risks .................................. 124
Cognitive Effects of Subconcussive Head Impact in Sports ......... 124
Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy: Telephone-Administered vs. Face-to-Face ..... 124
The Cost of Patient-Centeredness......................... 126
FEATURE
The USPSTF Recommendation on PSA Screening: Our Readers Have Spoken ................................... 125