January 2017

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This month's featured specialities are: endocrinology and rheumatology.

 

  • Review Articles

    • 1. The state of the art: atrial fibrillation epidemiology, prevention, and treatment (1.1) and Alcohol and atrial fibrillation: a sobering review (1.2)
      - Mayo Clin Proc 2016;91(12):1778-1810 (1.1) and J Am Coll Cardiol 2016;68(23):2567-76 (1.2).
    • 2. Alpha blockers for treatment of ureteric stones: systematic review and meta-analysis
      - BMJ 2016;355:i6112.
    • 3. Unexplained lymphadenopathy: evaluation and differential diagnosis
      - Am Fam Physician 2016;94(11):896-903.
    • 4. Anxiety
      - Lancet 2016;388(10063):3048-59.
    • 5. Cardiovascular risk assessment: a systematic review of guidelines
      - Ann Intern Med 2016;165(10):713-22.
    • 6. Inappropriate prescribing in older persons: a systematic review of medications available in different criteria
      - Arch Gerontol Geriatr 2017;68:55-61.
    • 7. Advances in the medical management of skin and soft tissue infections
      - BMJ 2016;355:i6004.
    • 8. Hormone therapy and other treatments for symptoms of menopause (8.1) and Genitourinary syndrome of menopause: an overview of clinical manifestations, pathophysiology, etiology, evaluation, and management (8.2)
      - Am Fam Physician 2016;94(11):884-9 (8.1) and Am J Obstet Gynecol 2016;215(6):704-711 (8.2).
    • 9. Point-of-care ultrasonography for primary care physicians and general internists
      - Mayo Clin Proc 2016;91(12):1811-27.
    • 10. Runner’s diarrhea: what is it, what causes it, and how can it be prevented?
      - Curr Opin Gastroenterol 2017;33(1):41-6.
    • 11. Thrombosis, hypercoagulable states,
      - Prim Care 2016;43(4):619-35.
    • 12. Acute bacterial meningitis in adults
      - Lancet 2016;388(10063):3036-47.
    • 13. Pet-related infections
      - Am Fam Physician 2016;94(10):794-802.
    • 14. The effects of opioids on the endocrine system: an overview
      - Postgrad Med J 2016;92:677-81.
    • 15. Chemoprevention of colorectal cancer in individuals with previous colorectal neoplasia: systematic review and network meta-analysis
      - BMJ 2016;355:i6188.
    • 16. Postpartum depression
      - NEJM 2016;375(22):2177-86.
    • 17. Aquatic antagonists: cutaneous sea urchin spine injury
      - Cutis 2016;98(5):303-5.
    • 18. Acute monoarthritis: diagnosis in adults
      - Am Fam Physician 2016;94(10):810-6.
    • 19. Screening for history of traumatic brain injury among women exposed to intimate partner violence
      - PM R 2016;8(11):1104-10.
    • 20. Von Willebrand’s disease
      - NEJM 2016;375(21):2067-80.
    • 21. Chemical agents for the sedation of agitated patients in the ED: a systematic review
      - Am J Emerg Med 2016;34(12):2426-2431.
    • 22. Renal transplantation in adults
      - BMJ 2016;355:i6158.
    • 23. An update on the management of chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension
      - Curr Probl Cardiol 2017;42(1):7-38.
    • 24. Benefit and harm of adding ketamine to an opioid in a patient-controlled analgesia device for the control of postoperative pain: systematic review and meta-analyses of randomized controlled trials with trial sequential analyses
      - Pain 2016;157(12):2854-64.
    • 25. Male genital self-mutilation: a systematic review of psychiatric disorders and psychosocial factors
      - Gen Hosp Psychiatry 2017;44:43-50.
    • 26. Complementary therapies in addition to medication for patients with nonchronic, nonradicular low back pain: a systematic review
      - Am J Emerg Med 2017;35(1):55-61.
    • 27. Haemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis: an elusive syndrome
      - Clin Med (Lond) 2016;16(5):432-436.
    • 28. The human intestinal microbiome in health and disease
      - NEJM 2016;375(24):2369-79.
  • Research Studies

    • 29. Efficacy of house dust mite sublingual immunotherapy tablet in North American adolescents and adults in a randomized, placebo-controlled trial
      - J Allergy Clin Immunol 2016;138(6):1631-8.
    • 30. Shared decision making in patients with low risk chest pain: prospective randomized pragmatic trial
      - BMJ 2016;355:i6165.
    • 31. Incident and long-term opioid therapy among patients with psychiatric conditions and medications: a national study of commercial health care claims
      - Pain 2017;158(1):140-148.
    • 32. Performance of the Tobacco, Alcohol, Prescription Medication, and other Substance Use (TAPS) tool for substance use screening in primary care patients
      - Ann Intern Med 2016;165(10):690-699.
    • 33. Development of a clinical prediction score for congestive heart failure diagnosis in the emergency care setting: the Brest score
      - Am J Emerg Med 2016;34(12):2277-2283.
    • 34. Open-label placebo treatment in chronic low back pain: a randomized controlled trial
      - Pain 2016;157(12):2766-2772.
    • 35. Testosterone treatment and risk of venous thromboembolism: population based case-control study
      - BMJ 2016;355:i5968.
    • 36. Exercises and dry needling for subacromial pain syndrome: a randomized parallel-group trial
      - J Pain 2017;18(1):11-8.
  • Practice Guidelines

    • 37. Statin use for the primary prevention of cardiovascular disease in adults: US Preventive Services Task Force recommendation statement
      - JAMA 2016;316(19):1997-2007 and Ed.
    • 38. Clinical policy: critical issues in the evaluation and management of adult patients presenting to the emergency department with acute carbon monoxide poisoning
      - Ann Emerg Med 2017;69(1):98-107.e6.
    • 39. 2016 revisions to the 2010/2011 fibromyalgia diagnostic criteria
      - Semin Arthritis Rheum 2016;46(3):319-329.
  • Audio Lectures

    To access the lectures, go to the library's Audiovisual webpage. In the Lectures section, click on "Please click here for access details". You will be asked to login. Once you have logged in, you will see instructions on how to login to Audio-Digest and download the mp3 files.

     

    • Anxiety disorders
      - Family Practice Volume 64, Issue 48
    • Alcoholism / Vitamin D
      - Family Practice Volume 65, Issue 01
    • Motility update
      - Gastroenterology Volume 31, Issue 01
    • An update on lung disease
      - Internal Medicine Volume 63, Issue 47
    • Sports injuries
      - Internal Medicine Volume 64, Issue 01
    • Depresssion and anxiety
      - Pediatrics Volume 62, Issue 47
    • Neurology consultation
      - Pediatrics Volume 63, Issue 01
    • Sleep disorders / Refractory mood disorders
      - Psychiatry Volume 45, Issue 23
  • Mind control

  • New Books

    • Differential diagnosis in obstetrics and gynaecology: an a-z
      - CRC Press, 2015.
    • Geri-RxFiles : assessing medications in older adults
      - Saskatoon City Hospital, 2015.
    • Human sexuality in a world of diversity
      - Pearson, 2015.
    • Transcultural heath care: a culturally competent approach
      - FA Davis Company, 2013.
    • Whiplash injuries: diagnosis and treatment
      - Springer, 2014.
  • Featured Specialties

    • 41. ENDOCRINOLOGY. 2016 ESC/EAS guidelines for the management of dyslipidaemias.The Task Force for the management of dyslipidaemias of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) and European Atherosclerosis Society (EAS) developed with the special
      - Atherosclerosis 2016;253:281-344.
    • 42. ENDOCRINOLOGY. Drug therapies in type 2 diabetes: an era of personalized medicine
      - Clin Med 2016;16(5):441-7.
    • 43. ENDOCRINOLOGY. Hormonal replacement in hypopituitarism in adults: an Endocrine Society clinical practice guideline
      - J Clin Endocrinol Metab 2016;101(11):3888-3921.
    • 44. ENDOCRINOLOGY. Evidence-based guidelines for the management of exocrine pancreatic insufficiency after pancreatic surgery
      - Ann Surg 2016;264(6):949-58.
    • 45. ENDOCRINOLOGY. Role of metabolism in neurodegenerative disorders
      - Metabolism 2016;65(9):1376-90.
    • 46. RHEUMATOLOGY. Treatments for lupus nephritis: a systematic review and network metaanalysis
      - J Rheumatol 2016;43(10):1801-1815.
    • 47. RHEUMATOLOGY. Imaging of osteoarthritis (OA): what is new?
      - Best Pract Res Clin Rheumatol 2016;30(4):653-669.
    • 48. RHEUMATOLOGY. What is the impact of biologic therapies on common co-morbidities in patients with rheumatoid arthritis?
      - Arthritis Res Ther 2016;18(1):282.
    • 49. RHEUMATOLOGY. The use of neck support pillows and postural exercises in the management of chronic neck pain
      - J Rheumatol 2016;43(10):1871-1873.
    • 50. RHEUMATOLOGY. Development and first validation of a disease activity score for gout.
      - Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken) 2016;68(10):1530-7.
    • 51. RHEUMATOLOGY. Rheumatologic diseases as the cause of fever of unknown origin
      - Best Pract Res Clin Rheumatol 2016;30(5):789-801.