November, 2012

posted Nov 26, 2012, 11:37 AM by PC/SM Chief Resident   [ updated Jan 22, 2013, 7:03 AM ]
(focus on the bold)

In a Randomized Trial,
Multivitamins Lower Cancer Risk ....................... 175
Outbreak of Fungal Meningitis Continues ............ 175
High-Dose Multivitamins Not Helpful, Possibly Harmful in Patients Who Receive Antiretroviral Therapy .................. 176
Vitamin D’s Effect on Calcium Absorption .. 176
Do Vitamin D Supplements Improve Cardiovascular Risk Factors? .............................. 177
Radiofrequency Ablation and Antiarrhythmic Drugs Fight to a Tie ............ 177
Patients at High Risk for Falls: A Reason Not to Anticoagulate? ......................... 177
Self-Help Course Combats Insomnia .................... 178
Anticholinergic Agent or Botulinum Toxin: Which Is Better for Urgency Incontinence? ..... 178
When to Use, or Stop, Antipsychotics in Alzheimer Disease ............................................. 178
Vestibular Migraine: A Case Series ....................... 179
Therapy in Early Aggressive RA Is Important but Might Not Require Biologics ......................... 179
Aspirin for Prostate Cancer? ................................... 179
Zonisamide Can Augment Weight Loss ................ 180
Widespread Screening for Type 2 Diabetes Might Not Lower 10-Year Mortality .................... 180 
Comparison of Basal-Bolus and Premixed Insulin Regimens .......................... 180
Hypoglycemia Raises Risk for Death in Critically Ill Patients ........................................... 181
Overweight and Obese Children Have Excess CV Risk ............................................. 182
FEATURE
New Studies Ask, “What Is a Gene?” ................... 181

Are Organic Foods Safer
Than Their Conventional Counterparts? ............ 167
As Always, Asymptomatic Bacteriuria Is Best Ignored ........................................................ 167
Flu Vaccine Benefi t Is “Modest” ............................ 168
Vitamin D Does Not Prevent Upper Respiratory Tract Infections..................... 168
Thalidomide Quiets Cough in Patients with Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis .................... 169
Midlife Cardiovascular Fitness Predicts Healthy Aging .......................................... 169
CRP and Fibrinogen Improve Cardiac Risk Stratifi cation .................................... 169
Benefi t of β-Blocker Therapy in Chronic Mitral Regurgitation ........................... 169
ACE Inhibitors and ARBs Are Associated with Contrast-Induced Nephropathy ................. 170
Kidney Stones Are Associated with Excess Risk for CKD ...................................... 170
Thiazolidinediones and Bladder Cancer Revisited ..................................... 170
Risk for Atrial Fibrillation Is Associated Only Weakly with Diabetes ......................... 170
Disclosure by Radiologists of Imaging Results to Patients ............................. 171
Diagnostic Radiation, BRCA1/2 Mutations, and Breast Cancer Risk......................................... 171
The Manhattan Project of Breast Cancer ............ 171
Does an Episode of Shingles Portend Cancer? ... 172
Proton-Pump Inhibitors Raise Serious Infection Rates in Decompensated Cirrhosis .................... 172
Proton-Pump Inhibitors Often Are Prescribed Inappropriately at U.S. Teaching Hospitals ....... 172
Elevated Rheumatoid Factor Is Associated with Excess Risk for Developing RA ................... 173
Stroke Risk After TIA ................................................. 173
Brain Infarction Is Associated with Monocular Visual Loss ................................. 173
Synthetic Cannabinoids (“Spice”) — Relatively New Drugs of Abuse ........................... 174