March 2014

posted Mar 20, 2014, 6:35 PM by PC/SM Chief Resident   [ updated Mar 20, 2014, 7:21 PM ]
The January 15th issue is posted for those of you who want to read it.  Please focus on the summaries indicated for the Feb 1 and Feb 15 issues of Journal Watch. 

Renin-Angiotensin Blockade Benefits Predialysis Patients
Diuretics and Statins Are Associated with New-Onset Diabetes
Atrial Ectopy is Associated with Incident Atrial Fibrillation
For Atrial Fibrillation, New Oral Anticoagulants Are More Effective and Safer than Warfarin
More Ambulatory Activity Improves Cardiovascular Health in Patients at High Risk
At Least Half of Cardiovascular Risk Associated with Adiposity is Mediated by Metabolic Risk Factors
Is Metabolically Healthy  Overweight or Obesity a Myth?
Beta Blockers Are Beneficial and Safe in Patients with COPD
Which "Red Flags" Portend Risk for Spinal Malignancy or Fracture in Patients with Low Back Pain?

More Evidence That Meniscal Tears Might Not Require Surgery
Response to Oral Vitamin D Supplementation in Obese Adults
Are Multivitamin and Mineral Supplements Useful?
Dietary Fiber Intake Is Associated Inversely with Cardiovascular Risks
Is Colonoscopy Necessary After Acute Uncomplicated Diverticulitis?
USPSTF Finalizes Recommendation for Lung Cancer Screening
Novel Approach to Obstructive Sleep Apnea
Preventing Primary Breast Cancer in Women at Risk 
Progress Toward All-Oral, Interferon-Free Therapy for HCV Genotype 1 Infections
Medicaid Expansion in Oregon Led to More Short-Term ED Use