July 2018

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National Guideline Clearinghouse: final day
This American guideline database is no longer being provided due to lack of US federal funding. Contact the College library for assistance locating American guidelines. Links to Canadian and British guideline databases are on the Practice Guidelines page.

July Highlights:
Cancer: 19, 24, 28, 33, 44, 46
Cardiovascular: 1, 3, 15, 21, 24, 27, 32, 37, 43
Diabetes: 12, 18, 37, 39
Geriatrics: 10, 15, 19, 30, 46
Mental Health: 8, 25, 48, Books
Pain / Opioids: 5, 9, 28, 49, Books

  • "Sound" Bytes (Synopses)

    • 1. Ruling out pulmonary embolism in the primary care setting
      - Am Fam Physician 2018;97(11):750-2.
    • 2. Uterine massage as part of active management of the third stage of labour for preventing postpartum haemorrhage during vaginal delivery: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised trials
      - BJOG 2018;125(7):778-81.
    • 3. Management of bleeding in patients taking oral anticoagulants
      - JAMA 2018;319(19):2032-3.
    • 4. Antimicrobial therapy at the end of life #351
      - J Palliat Med 2018;21(5):718-9.
  • Review Articles

    • 5. Prevention and treatment of low back pain: evidence, challenges, and promising directions
      - Lancet 2018;391(10137):2368-83.
    • 6. Refractory constipation: what is a clinician to do?
      - J Clin Gastroenterol 2018;52(6):490-501.
    • 7. Hyperhidrosis: management options
      - Am Fam Physician 2018;97(11):729-34.
    • 8. Advances in the treatment of anorexia nervosa: a review of established and emerging interventions
      - Psychol Med 2018;48(8):1228-56.
    • 9. Fibromyalgia in primary care
      - Prim Care 2018;45(2):325-41.
    • 10. Medical marijuana use in older adults
      - J Am Geriatr Soc 2018;66(5):859-63.
    • 11. Recent pharmacological advances in the management of gout
      - Rheumatology 2018;57(6):951-8.
    • 12. Diabetic peripheral neuropathy: epidemiology, diagnosis, and pharmacotherapy
      - Clin Ther 2018;40(6):828-49.
    • 13. Management of endometriosis: toward value-based, cost-effective, affordable care
      - JOGC 2018;40(6):726-49.
    • 14. Dry eye
      - NEJM 2018;378(23):2212-23.
    • 15. The safety and efficacy of non-vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants in atrial fibrillation in the elderly
      - Int J Cardiol 2018;265:118-24.
    • 16. Clinical management of psoriatic arthritis
      - Lancet 2018;391(10136):2285-94.
    • 17. Overactive bladder in men: a practical approach
      - Br J Gen Pract 2018;68(671):298-9.
    • 18. Fixed-ratio combination therapy for type 2 diabetes: the top ten things you should know about insulin and glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor agonist combinations
      - Postgrad Med 2018;130(4):375-80.
    • 19. Functional versus chronological age: geriatric assessments to guide decision making in older patients with cancer
      - Lancet Oncol 2018;19(6):e305-16.
    • 20. Biologics and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (20.1) and COPD: a role for long-term azithromycin? (20.2)
      - J Allergy Clin Immunol 2018;141(6):1983-91 and Prescrire Int 2018;27(190):47-9.
    • 21. Usefulness of statins for prevention of venous thromboembolism
      - Am J Cardiol 2018;121(11):1436-40.
    • 22. Pulmonary function tests for the generalist: a brief review
      - Mayo Clin Proc 2018;93(6):763-71.
    • 23. A systematic review and metaanalysis of antirheumatic drugs and vaccine immunogenicity in rheumatoid arthritis
      - J Rheumatol 2018;45(6):733-44.
    • 24. Mechanism and management of cancer-associated thrombosis
      - J Cardiol 2018;72(2):89-93.
    • 25. Excited delirium: a systematic review
      - Acad Emerg Med 2018;25(5):552-565.
    • 26. Chronic nausea and vomiting: evaluation and treatment
      - Am J Gastroenterol 2018;113(5):647-59.
    • 27. Abnormal uterine bleeding in young women with blood disorders
      - Pediatr Clin NA 2018;65(3):543-60.
    • 28. Cancer pain management and the opioid crisis in America: how to preserve hard-earned gains in improving the quality of cancer pain management
      - Cancer 2018;124(12):2491-7.
    • 29. What is the evidence base for fluid resuscitation in acute medicine?
      - Clin Med 2018;18(3):225-30.
    • 30. Preventing social isolation in older people
      - Maturitas 2018;113:80-4.
    • 31. Therapeutic herbs confirmed by evidence-based medicine [for skin health and wound healing]
      - Clin Dermatol 2018;36(3):289-98.
  • From the Specialties

    • 32. Emergency medicine considerations in atrial fibrillation
      - Am J Emerg Med 2018;36(6):1070-8.
    • 33. PARP inhibitors in breast cancer: bringing synthetic lethality to the bedside
      - Cancer 2018;124(12):2498-506.
    • 34. Elbow dislocations in the emergency department: a review of reduction techniques
      - J Emerg Med 2018;54(6):849-54.
    • 35. Pathophysiology, diagnosis, and management of chronic intestinal pseudo-obstruction
      - J Clin Gastroenterol 2018;52(6):477-89.
    • 36. Development of a blunt chest injury care bundle: an integrative review
      - Injury 2018;49(6):1008-23.
  • Research Studies

    • 37. Cardiovascular events associated with SGLT-2 inhibitors versus other glucose-lowering drugs
      - J Am Coll Cardiol 2018;71(23):2628-39 and Ed.
    • 38. Who should be investigated for haematuria? Results of a contemporary prospective observational study of 3556 patients
      - Eur Urol 2018;74(1):10-4 and Ed.
    • 39. Management of type 1 diabetes with a very low-carbohydrate diet
      - Pediatrics 2018;141(6):e20173349.
    • 40. Modified mechanical percussion for upper urinary tract stone fragments after extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy: a prospective multicenter randomized controlled trial
      - Urology 2018;116:47-54.
    • 41. Effect of treating acute optic neuritis with bioequivalent oral vs intravenous corticosteroids: a randomized clinical trial
      - JAMA Neurol 2018;75(6):690-6.
  • Practice Guidelines

    • 42. Crohn’s disease: management in adults, children and young people – concise guidance
      - Clin Med 2018;18(3):231-6.
    • 43. Screening for cardiovascular disease risk with electrocardiography: US Preventive Services Task Force recommendation statement
      - JAMA 2018;319(22):2308-14 and Ed.
    • 44. Focal therapy in primary localized prostate cancer: the European Association of Urology Position in 2018
      - Eur Urol 2018;74(1):84-91.
    • 45. Spina bifida health-care guidelines for men’s health
      - Urology 2018;116:218-26.
    • 46. Elderly patients with metastatic renal cell carcinoma: position paper from the International Society of Geriatric Oncology
      - Lancet Oncol 2018;19(6):e317-26.
  • Audio Lectures

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    • Hip and knee surgery / End-of-life matters
      - Anesthesiology Volume 60, Issue 21.
    • End-of-life care in the ED
      - Emergency Medicine Volume 35, Issue 14.
    • Multisystem trauma / Hip pain
      - Family Practice Volume 66, Issue 24.
    • Infectious diseases: urgencies and emergencies
      - Family Practice Volume 66, Issue 27.
    • Liver transplantation 2018
      - Gastroenterology Volume 32, Issue 13.
    • Diabetes / Obesity
      - Internal Medicine Volume 65, Issue 24.
    • Updates in pain management
      - Internal Medicine Volume 65, Issue 25.
    • Endometrial health
      - Obstetrics/Gynecology Volume 65, Issue 14.
    • Highlights from the 18th Annual Chicago Trauma Symposium, Pt 2
      - Orthopaedics Volume 41, Issue 12.
    • Perspectives on autism
      - Pediatrics Volume 64, Issue 24.
    • An overview of correctional psychiatry
      - Psychiatry Volume 47, Issue 11.
    • Neurodegenerative disorders / Psychotropic medications and sleep
      - Psychiatry Volume 47, Issue 12.
  • In extremis...

    • 47. Climate change and temperature extremes: a review of heat- and cold-related morbidity and mortality concerns of municipalities
      - Maturitas 2018;114:54-9.
    • 48. Learning to live with hearing voices
      - BMJ 2018;361:k2018.
    • 49. Recurrent ethylene glycol poisoning with elevated lactate levels to obtain opioid medications
      - J Emerg Med 2018;54(6):815-8.
  • New Books

    • Oxford specialist handbook of paediatric palliative medicine
      - Hain, R. Oxford University Press, 2016.
    • The psychiatric interview in clinical practice
      - MacKinnon, R. American Psychiatric Association, 2016.
    • The Sanford guide to antimicrobial therapy 2017
      - Gilbert, D. Antimicrobial Therapy Inc, 2017.
    • Treating comorbid opioid use disorder in chronic pain
      - Matthews, A. Springer, 2016.
    • What patients say, what doctors hear
      - Ofri, D. Beacon Press, 2017.

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