September 2020

Download a PDF version. Click here.

COVID-19 and common comorbidities

Best Practice's new module on COVID-19 allows you to modify the Treatment Algorithm according to certain common disorders: hypertension, CAD, heart failure, stroke, depression, diabetes, asthma, COPD, CKD, and dementia. Go to the Point of Care and Drug Tools page, and click on Best Practice, then login. Search for COVID-19, and click on Treatment Algorithm. You will be prompted to select relevant comorbidities.
 

September Highlights

Cardiovascular: 7, 32, 34, 40, 44, 47
Gastrointestinal: 1, 9, 13, 21, 27, 38
Infectious Disease: 6, 20, 23, 32, 50
Mental Health: 4, 16, 37, 42, 49, ebook
Nervous System: 10, 14, 16, 18, 20, 29, 31, 44
Obs/Gyn: 15, 19, 25, 31, 43, 45, 47
Pain & Opioids: 3, 5, 18, 21, 37, 39, 42
 

  • "Sound" Bytes (Synopses)

    • 1. Review of American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons clinical practice guidelines for the management of hemorrhoids
      - JAMA Surg 2020;155(8):773-4.
    • 2. Insect bites
      - BMJ 2020;370:m2856.
    • 3. Breast pain: assessment, management, and referral criteria
      - Br J Gen Pract 2020;70(697):419-20.
    • 4. Nonantipsychotics / nonbenzodiazepines in the management of agitated delirium #397
      - J Palliat Med 2020;23(8):1127-9.
    • 5. Short-term treatment of migraine in children and adolescents
      - JAMA Pediatr 2020;174(8):789-90.
  • Review Articles

    • 6. Variation in false-negative rate of reverse transcriptase polymerase chain reaction-based SARS-CoV-2 tests by time since exposure
      - Ann Intern Med 2020;173(4):262-7.
    • 7. Saturated fats and health: a reassessment and proposal for food-based recommendations
      - J Am Coll Cardiol 2020;76(7):844-57.
    • 8. Self-management interventions to reduce healthcare use and improve quality of life among patients with asthma: systematic review and network meta-analysis
      - BMJ 2020;370:m2521.
    • 9. Lactose intolerance: a concise review to skim the surface
      - Mayo Clin Proc 2020;95(7):1499-505.
    • 10. Evaluation and management of difficult symptoms in older adults in primary care
      - Med Clin NA 2020;104(5):885-94.
    • 11. Atopic dermatitis
      - Lancet 2020;396(10247):345-60.
    • 12. Guidance for the prevention and emergency management of adult patients with adrenal insufficiency
      - Clin Med 2020;20(4):371-8.
    • 13. Nocturnal gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and sleep: an important relationship that is commonly overlooked
      - J Clin Gastroenterol 2020;54(8):663-74.
    • 14. Update on the diagnosis and management of Parkinson’s disease
      - Clin Med 2020;20(4):393-8.
    • 15. Primary care assessment and management of common physical symptoms in pregnancy
      - BMJ 2020;370:m2248.
    • 16. Pharmacological interventions for the treatment of insomnia: quantitative comparison of drug efficacy
      - Sleep Med 2020;72:41-9.
    • 17. Acute respiratory distress syndrome: diagnosis and management
      - Am Fam Physician 2020;10(12):730-8.
    • 18. Advances in diagnosis, classification, pathophysiology, and management of trigeminal neuralgia
      - Lancet Neurol 2020;19(9):784-96.
    • 19. Diagnosis and management of postpartum pelvic floor disorders
      - Obstet Gynecol Clin NA 2020;47(3):477-86.
    • 20. Neuropathogenesis and neurologic manifestations of the coronaviruses in the age of coronavirus disease 2019: a review (20.1) and COVID-19 and SARS-CoV-2 infection: pathophysiology and clinical effects on the nervous system (20.2)
      - JAMA Neurol 2020;77(8):1018-27 (20.1) and World Neurosurg 2020;140:49-53 (20.2).
    • 21. Opioid-induced constipation: a review of health-related quality of life, patient burden, practical clinical considerations, and the impact of peripherally acting μ-opioid receptor antagonists
      - Clin J Pain 2020;36(9):716-22.
    • 22. Systemic lupus erythematosus
      - Ann Intern Med 2020;172(11):ITC81-96.
    • 23. Accuracy of signs and symptoms for the diagnosis of community-acquired pneumonia: a meta-analysis
      - Acad Emerg Med 2020;27(7):541-53.
    • 24. Systemic amyloidosis recognition, prognosis, and therapy: a systematic review
      - JAMA 2020;324(1):79-89.
    • 25. Delayed versus immediate pushing in the second stage of labor in women with neuraxial analgesia: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials
      - Am J Obstet Gynecol 2020;223(2):189-203.
    • 26. Paget disease of bone in primary care
      - Am Fam Physician 2020;102(4):224-8.
    • 27. Chronic pancreatitis
      - Lancet 2020;396(10249):499-512.
    • 28. Hypothyroidism
      - Ann Intern Med 2020;173(1):ITC1-16.
    • 29. Updates in chronic subdural hematoma: epidemiology, etiology, pathogenesis, treatment, and outcome
      - World Neurosurg 2020;141:339-45.
    • 30. Top ten tips palliative care clinicians should know about bereavement and grief
      - J Palliat Med 2020;23(8):1098-103.
    • 31. Magnesium sulphate for fetal neuroprotection at imminent risk for preterm delivery: a systematic review with meta-analysis and trial sequential analysis
      - BJOG 2020;127(10):1180-8.
  • From the Specialties

    • 32. Coagulopathy of coronavirus disease 2019
      - Crit Care Med 2020;48(9):1358-64.
    • 33. Follow the complex bread crumbs: a review of autoinflammation for the general paediatrician
      - Paediatr Child Health 2020;25(5):279-85.
    • 34. Focused transesophageal echocardiography during cardiac arrest resuscitation
      - J Am Coll Cardiol 2020;76(6):745-54.
    • 35. Overview of the current status of gene therapy for primary immune deficiencies (PIDs)
      - J Allergy Clin Immunol 2020;146(2):229-33.
    • 36. Conflict management in the ICU
      - Crit Care Med 2020;48(9):1349-57.
  • Research Studies

    • 37. Factors associated with withdrawal symptoms and anger among people resuscitated from an opioid overdose by take-home naloxone: exploratory mixed methods analysis
      - J Subst Abuse Treat 2020;117:108099.
    • 38. Effect of acupuncture in patients with irritable bowel syndrome: a randomized controlled trial
      - Mayo Clin Proc 2020;95(8):1671-83.
    • 39. Reducing pain during emergency arterial sampling using three anesthetic methods: a randomized controlled clinical trial
      - J Emerg Med 2020;58(6):857-63.
    • 40. Effect of nonintervention vs oral ibuprofen in patent ductus arteriosus in preterm infants
      - JAMA Pediatr 2020;174(8):755-63.
    • 41. Surgery versus cast immobilization for adults with a bicortical fracture of the scaphoid waist (SWIFFT): a pragmatic, multicentre, open-label, randomised superiority trial
      - Lancet 2020;396(10248):390-401.
  • Practice Guidelines

    • 42. Clinical policy: critical issues related to opioids in adult patients presenting to the emergency department: clinical policy endorsed by the American Society of Addiction Medicine (July 27, 2020)
      - Ann Emerg Med 2020;76(3):e13-39.
    • 43. Long-acting reversible contraception: specific issues for adolescents
      - Pediatrics 2020;146(2):e2020007252.
    • 44. Canadian Cardiovascular Society clinical practice update on the assessment and management of syncope
      - Can J Cardiol 2020;36(8):1167-77.
    • 45. Guideline no. 404: initial investigation and management of benign ovarian masses
      - J Obstet Gynaecol Can 2020;42(8):1040-50.
    • 46. Long-term noninvasive ventilation in chronic stable hypercapnic chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: an official American Thoracic Society clinical practice guideline
      - Am J Respir Crit Care Med 2020;202(4):e74-87.
    • 47. Cardiovascular considerations in caring for pregnant patients: a scientific statement from the American Heart Association
      - Circulation 2020;141(23):e884-903.
  • eBooks

    To access eBooks, login will be required. Please note eBooks are not available to borrow.

  • Global Concerns...

    • 48. Discussing serious news remotely: navigating difficult conversations during a pandemic
      - JCO Oncol Pract 2020;16(7):363-8.
    • 49. Climate anxiety: psychological responses to climate change
      - J Anxiety Disord 2020;74:102263.
    • 50. Sustaining social distancing and mass quarantine in the COVID-19 era: lessons learned
      - Healthc Q 2020;23(2):21-3.

Please note that the articles included in Cites & Bytes are for your information and are not considered College policy.