A few of my favorite Medical sites:
• Academic Life in Emergency Medicine
• Science Based Medicine
• ACEP Now
• Medscape Emergency Medicine
• Emergency Medicine Cases
• Life in the Fast Lane
• EMCrit Project
• R.E.B.E.L. EM
Exercising, eating right, and refraining from alcohol were linked to a lower risk for early death in former smokers, a new study found. Medscape Medical News
Zejula, Lynparza, and Rubraca have been voluntarily withdrawn for late-line ovarian cancer treatment indications over concerns surrounding an increased risk for death. Medscape Medical News
High levels of brain total creatine (tCr) are associated with worse primary progressive aphasia (PPA) symptom severity, and brain metabolite levels of tCr differed between PPA subtypes. First Look
Outcomes once deemed "almost too good to be true" disappeared with longer follow-up in an all-comer population of patients with diabetes undergoing revascularization. Medscape Medical News
Risk models based on noncognitive measures may predict presymptomatic Alzheimer's disease. First Look
Lifestyle interventions have not been robustly studied in former smokers.
NIH-funded researchers complete first study comparing commonly used type 2 diabetes medications.
Adults who cut back on sleep for six weeks had increased markers of inflammation.
Spironolactone may play a role in reducing alcohol drinking.
Moderate fluid resuscitation resulted in similar clinical outcomes as did aggressive resuscitation, with less fluid overload.
Meta-analysis of two large trials showed no difference in mortality or functional outcomes.
Balanced electrolyte solutions led to slightly faster resolution of DKA.
Among patients with no concurrent nonpsychiatric indications for head computed tomography, yield was 0%.
When patients were treated with antibiotics instead of surgery, hospital discharge within 24 hours appeared to be safe.