May 2017

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New BC Guidelines
The BC Centre on Substance Use and the Ministry of Health have produced new guidelines for opioid use disorder.
They are listed first in the Practice Guidelines section. The new guidelines are effective on June 5.

  • "Sound" Bytes

  • Review Articles

    • 5. End-of-life care: managing common symptoms.
      - Am Fam Physician 2017;95(6):356-61.
    • 6. Atrial fibrillation.
      - Ann Intern Med 2017;166(5):ITC33-ITC48.
    • 7. Syphilis.
      - Lancet 2017;389(10078):1550-7 and Ed.
    • 8. Psychiatric emergencies: assessing and managing suicidal ideation.
      - Med Clin NA 2017;101(3):553-71.
    • 9. Preventing urinary tract infections after menopause without antibiotics.
      - Maturitas 2017;99:43-6.
    • 10. Long-term studies of treatments for type 2 diabetes.
      - Postgrad Med 2017;129(3):352-365.
    • 11. Acute coronary syndrome: current treatment.
      - Am Fam Physician 2017;95(4):232-40.
    • 12. Difficult and rare forms of acne.
      - Clin Dermatol 2017;35(2):138-146.
    • 13. Efficacy of self-guided internet-based cognitive behavioral therapy in the treatment of depressive symptoms: a meta-analysis of individual participant data.
      - JAMA Psychiatry 2017;74(4):351-9.
    • 14. Maternal immunization.
      - NEJM 2017;376(13):1256-67.
    • 15. Evolving concepts in the treatment of relapsing multiple sclerosis (15.1) and Progressive multiple sclerosis: from pathogenic mechanisms to treatment (15.2).
      - Lancet 2017;389(10076):1347-56 (15.1) and Brain 2017;140(3):527-546 (15.2).
    • 16. Tachyarrhythmias and bradyarrhythmias: differential diagnosis and initial management in the primary care office.
      - Med Clin NA 2017;101(3):495-506.
    • 17. Pancreas transplantation.
      - BMJ 2017;357:j1321.
    • 18. Obsessive-compulsive disorder: advances in diagnosis and treatment.
      - JAMA 2017;317(13):1358-67.
    • 19. Probiotics for preventing and treating small intestinal bacterial overgrowth: a meta-analysis and systematic review of current evidence.
      - J Clin Gastroenterol 2017;51(4):300-11.
    • 20. Interviewing adolescents about sexual matters.
      - Pediatr Clin NA 2017;64(2):291-304.
    • 21. Cardiac rehabilitation for women: a systematic review of barriers and solutions.
      - Mayo Clin Proc 2017;92(4):565-77.
    • 22. Improving the evaluation and diagnosis of clinical significant prostate cancer in 2017
      - Curr Opin Urol 2017;27(3):198-204.
    • 23. Obesity, vascular disease, and lumbar disk degeneration: associations of comorbidities in low back pain.
      - PM R 2017;9(4):398-402.
    • 24. Syncope: evaluation and differential diagnosis.
      - Am Fam Physician 2017;95(5):303-12.
    • 25. Pharmacological treatment of children with gastro-oesophageal reflux.
      - Paediatr Child Health 2017;22(1):30-2.
    • 26. Provoked vestibulodynia: diagnosis, self-reported pain, and presentation during gynaecological examinations.
      - JOGC 2017;39(3):145-51.
    • 27. Marine envenomation.
      - Emerg Med Clin NA 2017;35(2):321-37.
    • 28. Permanent leadless cardiac pacemaker therapy: a comprehensive review.
      - Circulation 2017;135(15):1458-70.
    • 29. Long-acting reversible contraception in adolescents: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
      - AJOG 2017;216(4):364.e1-364.e12.
    • 30. Diagnosis and differential diagnosis of Cushing’s syndrome.
      - NEJM 2017;376(15):1451-9.
  • From the Specialties

    • 31. Perioperative pregabalin administration does not prevent chronic postoperative pain: systematic review with a meta-analysis of randomized trials.
      - Pain 2017;158(5):775-83.
    • 32. Rash decisions: an approach to dangerous rashes based on morphology.
      - J Emerg Med 2017;52(4):457-71.
    • 33. What surgeons need to know about gender confirmation surgery when providing care for transgender individuals: a review.
      - JAMA Surg 2017;152(4):394-400.
    • 34. Bullous pemphigoid.
      - Autoimmun Rev 2017;16(5):445-455.
  • Research Studies

    • 35. New persistent opioid use after minor and major surgical procedures in US adults.
      - JAMA Surg 2017 Apr 12:e170504.
    • 36. Intensive speech and language therapy in patients with chronic aphasia after stroke: a randomised, open-label, blinded-endpoint, controlled trial in a health-care setting.
      - Lancet 2017;389(10078):1528-38.
    • 37. Faster clean catch urine collection (Quick-Wee method) from infants: randomised controlled trial.
      - BMJ 2017;357:j1341.
    • 38. Effects of Tai Chi on cognition and fall risk in older adults with mild cognitive impairment: a randomized controlled trial.
      - J Am Geriatr Soc 2017;65(4):721-7.
    • 39. Rivaroxaban or aspirin for extended treatment of venous thromboembolism.
      - NEJM 2017;376(13):1211-22.
    • 40. Fecal incontinence treated by sacral neuromodulation: long-term follow-up of 325 patients.
      - Surgery 2017;161(4):1040-1048.
  • Practice Guidelines

    • 41. A guideline for the clinical management of opioid use disorder.
      - BC Centre on Substance Use and the Ministry of Health, 2017.
    • 42. Noninvasive treatments for acute, subacute, and chronic low back pain: a clinical practice guideline from the American College of Physicians.
      - Ann Intern Med 2017;166(7):514-30.
    • 43. A consensus statement on the use of ketamine in the treatment of mood disorders.
      - JAMA Psychiatry 2017;74(4):399-405.
    • 44. Treatment guidelines for rheumatologic manifestations of Sjögren’s syndrome: use of biologic agents, management of fatigue, and inflammatory musculoskeletal pain.
      - Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken) 2017;69(4):517-527.
  • 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.

     

    • Neurovascular emergencies /Cognitive decline with aging
      - Anesthesiology Vol 59, Issue 09
    • Evidence-based trauma management
      - Emergency Medicine Vol 34, Issue 04
    • Respiratory infections: an overview of outpatient antibiotic therapy
      - Family Practice Volume 65, Issue 16
    • Eating disorders / Health concerns in gender-nonconforming individuals
      - Family Practice Volume 65, Issue 18
    • Deep soft tissue infections / Sepsis
      - Internal Medicine Volume 64, Issue 06
    • Lupus nephritis / Rheumatoid arthritis
      - Obstetrics/Gynecology Volume 64, Issue 03
    • Update on emergency psychiatry
      - Psychiatry Volume 46, Issue 05
    • Treating opioid addiction: what psychiatrists should know
      - Psychiatry Volume 46, Issue 09
  • World on fire...

    • 45. City on fire [Fort Mac].
      - Ann Intern Med 2017;166(5):373-375.
    • 46. Brain trust (46.1) and Socioeconomic status and the 25X25 risk factors as determinants of premature mortality: a multicohort study and meta-analysis of 1.7 million men and women (46.2).
      - Sci Am 2017;316(3):44-9 (46.1) and Lancet 2017;389(10075):1229-37 and Ed. (46.2).
  • New Books

    • The ASAM essentials of addiction medicine
      - Wolters Kluwer, 2015.
    • Cultural competency skills for health professionals: a workbook for caring across cultures
      - Brush Education, 2014.
    • Non-operative treatment of the lumbar spine
      - Springer, 2015.
    • Williams’ essentials of nutrition and diet therapy
      - Elsevier, 2017.