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Friday 16th March 2018

Most Popular NEJM Group Feature This Week: Inhaled Isopropyl Alcohol for Treating Nausea

Here's the most clicked-on item we featured from NEJM Group this week, in case you missed it the first time around: NEJM Journal Watch...

Do Antiphospholipid Antibodies Increase Risk for Recurrent Venous Thromboembolism?

Patients with an elevated APA titer on two or more occasions had excess risk.

Alternative Exam Uptake in Patients with Positive FOBT Who Refuse Colonoscopy

Very few patients completed video capsule endoscopy or computed tomographic colonography upon invitation in a randomized trial.

Thursday 15th March 2018

FDA Takes Next Steps Toward Reducing Nicotine Levels in Cigarettes

The FDA on Thursday released an evidence review of the role of nicotine in addiction as part of its plan to reduce nicotine in combustible...

Your NEJM Group Today: Microlearning / ACC 2018 Recap / Alaska Hospitalist Opportunity

Check out today's offering from NEJM Group: NEJM Knowledge+ Blog Post: How does microlearning work? Why does it fit in the medical field? Find out...

Hospitalizations for Acute Kidney Injury Are Up

The rate of hospitalization for acute kidney injury has increased substantially in the U.S. since 2000, according to an MMWR article. Using national inpatient data...

Measles Warnings Issued After 2 Confirmed Cases at U.S. Airports

Two people infected with measles passed through three U.S. airports over the past 10 days, potentially exposing others, health officials warned this week. The Michigan...

Does Protein Intake Beyond Recommended Dietary Allowance Increase Lean Body Mass?

In older men, lean body mass was unchanged by protein intake, with or without concomitant testosterone therapy.

Are Noncancer Health Markers and Diseases Associated with Excess Risk for Cancer?

Researchers identified associations between noncancer health markers and diseases and risks for cancer risk and cancer death.

Another Look at Steroids plus Mineralocorticoids for Septic Shock

A large trial showed that hydrocortisone plus fludrocortisone conferred mortality benefit.

Do Higher Doses of Inhaled Steroids Help with Asthma Exacerbations?

They were not helpful in children and benefitted older patients only modestly.

Fewer Adverse Kidney Events in Patients Who Are Given Balanced Crystalloids

Acutely hospitalized patients had better outcomes with lactated Ringer's solution than with normal saline.

Single vs. Double High-Level Disinfection for Endoscopes with Elevators

Disinfecting endoscopes twice provided no added benefit in one randomized study.

Does Endoscopic Surveillance of Barrett Esophagus Save Lives?

Mortality benefits shown in meta-analyses of observational study data were mostly explained by lead-time and length-time biases.

Wednesday 14th March 2018

Interview: Midwifery's Association with U.S. Birth Outcomes

The Clinical Conversations podcast interviews Saraswathi Vedam, first author of a PLoS One paper examining the relation between birth outcomes in the 50 states and...

Cervical Spine MRI in Trauma Patients with Normal CT Is Not Cost Effective

An analysis suggests that outcomes are worse and costs higher when MRI is performed.

High Cardiovascular Fitness in Midlife Tied to Lower Dementia Risk Later

Women with a high level of cardiovascular fitness at midlife may have a reduced risk for dementia years later, a Neurology study suggests. Nearly 200...

Your NEJM Group Today: Payment Reform & Vulnerable Populations / Outcomes After Prenatal Zika Infection / California Family Medicine Opportunity

See what's happening across NEJM Group: NEJM Audio Interview: Payment Reform and Vulnerable Populations: Dr. Karen Joynt Maddox discusses alternative payment models and disincentives for...

MS Drug Being Withdrawn

The makers of daclizumab (marketed as Zinbryta), an injectable monoclonal antibody for multiple sclerosis, are withdrawing the drug from the market worldwide after reports of...

Risk for Dysplastic or Neoplastic Progression of Irregular Z Line

Prospectively collected data support current guideline recommendations to forego biopsy in patients with an irregular Z line.

Tuesday 13th March 2018

New Smokeless Tobacco Device May Not Live Up to Safety Claims

The IQOS ("I quit original smoking") smokeless tobacco system might not be as safe as its manufacturer claims, according to a study in Tobacco Control...

U.S. Health Spending Compares (Very) Unfavorably with 10 Other Rich Countries

An 11-country comparison concludes that the cost of goods (including medications), labor (clinicians' salaries), and administration drives U.S. healthcare spending above all others'. Researchers...

Your NEJM Group Today: Tiered Escalation Huddles / Encouraging Teens to Diet & Long-Term Effects / Maryland Internal Medicine Opportunity

Take a look at today's offering from NEJM Group: NEJM Catalyst: In 15 minutes each day, this model helps leaders discover and resolve needs of...

New Guidelines Recommend Whole-Breast Hypofractionated Therapy for More Breast Cancer Patients

New guidelines from the American Society of Radiation Oncology expand the use of hypofractionated whole-breast irradiation to more breast cancer patients. Previous guidelines recommended...

Deciding Whether to Anticoagulate a Patient with Isolated Subsegmental PE?

A systematic review found no evidence for or against anticoagulation in these patients.

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