April 2020

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April Highlights

Cancer: 4, 28, 31, 43
Cardiovascular: 9, 13, 17, 21, 25, 27, 29, 38, 40
Infectious Diseases: 8, 16, 30, 37, 39, 41, 45, ebooks
Mental Health: 1, 3, 6, 11, 20, 35, 43, 46, ebook
Pain & Opioids: 2, 3, 7, 28, 38
Obs/Gyn: 18, 22, 34, 36, 42, 44
Pediatrics: 11, 20, 26, 33, 43
 

  • "Sound" Bytes (Synopses)

  • Review Articles

    • 7. Frequent headaches: evaluation and management
      - Am Fam Physician 2020;101(7):419-28.
    • 8. Accuracy of biomarkers for the diagnosis of adult community-acquired pneumonia: a meta-analysis
      - Acad Emerg Med 2020;27(3):195-206.
    • 9. Select drug-drug interactions with direct oral anticoagulants
      - J Am Coll Cardiol 2020;75(11):1341-50.
    • 10. Repair of rotator cuff tears in the elderly: does it make sense? a systematic review
      - Am J Sports Med 2020;48(3):744-53.
    • 11. Diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder across the lifespan
      - Child Adolesc Psychiatr Clin NA 2020;29(2):253-73.
    • 12. Sexual health history: techniques and tips
      - Am Fam Physician 2020;101(5):286-93.
    • 13. An overview of GLP-1 agonists and recent cardiovascular outcomes trials
      - Postgrad Med J 2020;96(1133):156-61.
    • 14. Comparison of biologics and oral treatments for plaque psoriasis: a meta-analysis
      - JAMA Dermatol 2020;156(3):258-69 and Ed and Suppl.
    • 15. Epilepsy in older people
      - Lancet 2020;395(10225):735-48.
    • 16. The modern epidemic of syphilis
      - NEJM 2020;382(9):845-54.
    • 17. Sudden cardiac arrest survivorship: a scientific statement from the American Heart Association
      - Circulation 2020;141(12):e654-85.
    • 18. Evidence-based management of the second stage of labor
      - Semin Perinatol 2020;44(2):151213.
    • 19. Revolving doors of tendinopathy: definition, pathogenesis and treatment
      - Postgrad Med J 2020;96(1132):94-101.
    • 20. Adverse childhood experiences, outcomes, and interventions (20.1) and Children exposed to maltreatment: assessment and role of psychotropic medication (20.2)
      - Pediatr Clin NA 2020;67(2):259-73 (20.1) and Pediatrics 2020;145(2):e20193751 (20.2).
    • 21. Evaluation for heart transplantation and LVAD implantation
      - J Am Coll Cardiol 2020;75(12):1471-87.
    • 22. The impact of occupational activities during pregnancy on pregnancy outcomes: a systematic review and metaanalysis
      - Am J Obstet Gynecol 2020;222(3):224-38 and Ed.
    • 23. The rash that becomes purpuric, petechial, hemorrhagic, or ecchymotic
      - Clin Dermatol 2020;38(1):3-18.
    • 24. Evaluation of renal disease in patients with cirrhosis
      - J Clin Gastroenterol 2020;54(4):314-21.
    • 25. The effect of coconut oil consumption on cardiovascular risk factors: a systematic review and meta-analysis of clinical trials
      - Circulation 2020;141(10):803-14 and Ed.
    • 26. A process-based approach to responding to parents or guardians who hope for a miracle
      - Pediatrics 2020;145(3):e20192319.
    • 27. Hereditary angioedema
      - NEJM 2020;382(12):1136-48 and Suppl.
    • 28. The effects of opioids on cognition in older adults with cancer and chronic noncancer pain: a systematic review
      - J Pain Symptom Manage 2020;59(4):871-93.e1.
    • 29. Evaluation and management of intermediate and high-risk pulmonary embolism
      - AJR Am J Roentgenol 2020;214(3):671-8.
  • From the Specialties

  • Research Studies

    • 34. Impact of using words with unpleasant emotional connotations on perceived patient discomfort during vaginal speculum examinations: a randomized controlled trial
      - Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol 2020;247:203-6.
    • 35. Randomized controlled trial of adult therapeutic coloring for the management of significant anxiety in the emergency department
      - Acad Emerg Med 2020;27(2):92-9.
    • 36. Induction of labour using prostaglandin E2 as an inpatient versus balloon catheter as an outpatient: a multicentre randomised controlled trial
      - BJOG 2020;127(5):571-9.
    • 37. Efficacy of direct-acting antivirals for chronic hepatitis C in a large cohort of older adults in the [US] (37.1) and Impact of hepatitis C virus clearance by direct-acting antiviral treatment on the incidence of major cardiovascular events...(37.2)
      - J Am Geriatr Soc 2020;68(2):379-87 (37.1) and Atherosclerosis 2020;296:40-7 (37.2).
    • 38. Stress testing in the evaluation of stable chest pain in a community population
      - Mayo Clin Proc 2020;95(2):319-27.
  • Practice Guidelines

    • 39. Diagnosis and treatment of adults with community-acquired pneumonia: an official clinical practice guideline of the American Thoracic Society and Infectious Diseases Society of America
      - Am J Respir Crit Care Med 2019;200(7):e45-67.
    • 40. Canadian Cardiovascular Society/Canadian Cardiac Transplant Network position statement on heart transplantation: patient eligibility, selection, and post-transplantation care
      - Can J Cardiol 2020;36(3):335-56.
    • 41. Screening for hepatitis C virus infection in adolescents and adults: US Preventive Services Task Force recommendation statement
      - JAMA 2020;323(10):970-5 and Ed.
    • 42. European Menopause and Andropause Society (EMAS) and International Gynecologic Cancer Society (IGCS) position statement on managing the menopause after gynecological cancer: focus on menopausal symptoms and osteoporosis
      - Maturitas 2020;134:56-61.
    • 43. Practice parameter for the assessment and treatment of psychiatric disorders in children and adolescents with intellectual disability (intellectual developmental disorder)
      - J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry 2020;59(4):468-96.
    • 44. Guideline no. 394 – stillbirth investigation
      - J Obstet Gynaecol Can 2020;42(1):92-9.
  • eBooks

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  • A little means a lot...

    • 45. Fair allocation of scarce medical resources in the time of Covid-19
      - NEJM 2020 [Epub ahead of print].
    • 46. Early recognition and treatment of tardive dyskinesia in patients with mood disorders and schizophrenia
      - J Clin Psychiatry 2020;81(1):NU18041AH5C.
    • 47. When should non-significant results influence clinical decisions? interpreting confidence intervals
      - BJOG 2020;127(5):548-9.

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