March 2021

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Pandemic Management

What a difference a year makes! A year ago, we struggled to find any information on COVID-19. Now there’s so much it’s hard to handle. The Pandemic Management reading list has been updated with more resources for Physician Wellness and a new section: Selected resources providing summaries of COVID-19 evidence for the busy clinician. Thanks for your ongoing efforts!


March Highlights

Cardiovascular: 11, 16, 19, 36, 40, 48
Infectious Disease: 1, 15, 34, 37, 44, 51
Mental Health: 2, 3, 6, 26, 29, 32, 49
Obs/Gyn: 15, 21, 25, 42, 46, 47
Pain & Opioids: 8, 10, 14, 27, 38, 41
Pediatrics: 3, 32, 43, 46, ebook
 

  • "Sound" Bytes (Synopses)

    • 1. SARS-CoV-2 vaccines (1.1) and Reports of anaphylaxis after receipt of mRNA COVID-19 vaccines in the US – December 14, 2020-January 18, 2021 (1.2)
      - JAMA (1.1) and JAMA 2021 [Epub ahead of print] (1.2).
    • 2. Medications for treatment-resistant depression in adults
      - Am Fam Physician 2021;103(1):16-8.
    • 3. Diagnosis, evaluation, and treatment of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder
      - JAMA Pediatr 2021;175(1):191-2.
    • 4. Testosterone therapy for age-related low testosterone: guidelines from the ACP
      - Am Fam Physician 2021;103(1):60-61.
    • 5. Review of the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons clinical practice guidelines for the treatment of left-sided colonic diverticulitis
      - JAMA Surg 2021;156(1):94-5.
    • 6. Brief cognitive testing in the detection and diagnosis of clinical Alzheimer-type dementia
      - Am Fam Physician 2021;103(3):183-5.
  • Review Articles

    • 7. Dysphagia in older adults
      - Mayo Clin Proc 2021;96(2):488-97.
    • 8. Fibromyalgia: recognition and management in the primary care office
      - Med Clin NA 2021;105(2):285-96.
    • 9. Switching between GLP-1 receptor agonists in clinical practice: expert consensus and practical guidance
      - Int J Clin Pract 2021;75(2):e13731.
    • 10. Hip pain in adults: evaluation and differential diagnosis
      - Am Fam Physician 2021;103(2):81-9.
    • 11. Effect of intensive blood pressure lowering on cardiovascular outcomes: a systematic review prepared for the... (11.1) and New cardiovascular prevention guidelines: how to optimally manage dyslipidaemia and cardiovascular risk...(11.2)
      - Ann Intern Med 2020;173(11):895-903 (11.1) and Atherosclerosis 2021;319:51-61 (11.2).
    • 12. Adrenal insufficiency
      - Lancet 2021;397(10274);613-29.
    • 13. Pharmacological prevention of fractures in patients undergoing glucocorticoid therapies: a systematic review and network meta-analysis
      - Rheumatology 2021;60(2):649-57.
    • 14. The challenges of chronic pain and fatigue
      - Clin Med 2021;21(1):19-27.
    • 15. Management of viral complications of pregnancy: pharmacotherapy to reduce vertical transmission
      - Obstet Gynecol Clin NA 2021;48(1):53-74.
    • 16. Atrial fibrillation (16.1) and Meta-analysis evaluating the efficacy and safety of low-intensity warfarin for patients >65 years of age with non-valvular atrial fibrillation (16.2)
      - NEJM 2021;384(4):353-61 (16.1) and Am J Cardiol 2021;142:74-82 (16.2).
    • 17. Iron deficiency
      - Lancet 2021;397(10270):233-48.
    • 18. Degenerative cervical myelopathy: recognition and management
      - Am Fam Physician 2020;102(12):740-50.
    • 19. Behaviour change techniques in personalized care planning for older people: a systematic review
      - Br J Gen Pract 2021;71(703):e121-7.
    • 20. Diagnosis and treatment of hip and knee osteoarthritis: a review
      - JAMA 2021;325(6):568-78.
    • 21. Endometriosis is a chronic systemic disease: clinical challenges and novel innovations
      - Lancet 2021;397(10276):839-52.
    • 22. Uveitis for the non-ophthalmologist
      - BMJ 2021;372:m4979.
    • 23. Cultural considerations in caring for refugees and immigrants
      - Prim Care 2021;48(1):35-43.
    • 24. Ankle arthritis – an important signpost in rheumatologic practice
      - Rheumatology 2021;60(1):23-33.
    • 25. Salpingectomy vs tubal ligation for sterilization: a systematic review and meta-analysis
      - Am J Obstet Gynecol 2021;224(3):258-65.e4.
    • 26. Current therapeutic approaches to anorexia nervosa: state of the art
      - Clin Ther 2021;43(1):85-94.
    • 27. Pregabalin for neuropathic pain in primary care settings: recommendations for dosing and titration
      - Postgrad Med 2021;133(1):1-9.
    • 28. Diagnosis and treatment of metastatic colorectal cancer: a review
      - JAMA 2021;325(7):669-85.
    • 29. Sexuality and gender issues in individuals with autism spectrum disorder
      - Psychiatr Clin NA 2021;44(1):111-24.
    • 30. Time to deprescribe: a time-centric model for deprescribing at end of life
      - J Palliat Med 2021;24(2):273-84.
    • 31. Wildfires, global climate change, and human health
      - NEJM 2020;383(22):2173-81.
  • From the Specialties

    • 32. Intervening after serious trauma
      - Children’s Ment Health Res Q 2021;15(1):5-8.
    • 33. A narrative review of common uses of ophthalmic ultrasound in emergency medicine
      - J Emerg Med 2021;60(1):80-9.
    • 34. Review of probiotic use in otolaryngology
      - Am J Otolaryngol 2021;42(2):102883.
    • 35. Pathogenesis, evaluation, and management of osteolysis following total ankle arthroplasty
      - Foot Ankle Int 2021;42(2):230-42.
    • 36. Outpatient treatment of low-risk pulmonary embolism in the era of direct oral anticoagulants: a systematic review
      - Acad Emerg Med 2021;28(2):226-39.
  • Research Studies

    • 37. Association of SARS-CoV-2 seropositive antibody test with risk of future infection
      - JAMA Intern Med 2021 [Epub ahead of print].
    • 38. A randomized trial comparing the efficacy of five oral analgesics for treatment of acute musculoskeletal extremity pain in the emergency department
      - Ann Emerg Med 2021;77(3):345-56.
    • 39. Clinical performance of a novel LIAISON fecal calprotectin assay for differentiation of inflammatory bowel disease from irritable bowel syndrome
      - J Clin Gastroenterology 2021;55(3):239-43.
    • 40. Coronary optical coherence tomography and cardiac magnetic resonance imaging to determine underlying causes of myocardial infarction with nonobstructive coronary arteries in women
      - Circulation 2021;143(7):624-40.
    • 41. Ambulatory continuous peripheral nerve blocks to treat postamputation phantom limb pain: a multicenter, randomized, quadruple-masked, placebo-controlled clinical trial
      - Pain 2021;162(3):938-55.
    • 42. Breast cancer recurrence risk after hormonal contraceptive use in survivors of reproductive age
      - Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol 2021;258:174-8.
    • 43. Noninvasive management of pediatric isolated, condylar fractures: less is more?
      - Plast Reconstr Surg 2021;147(2):443-52.
  • Practice Guidelines

    • 44. Urinary tract infections in the primary care setting – investigation
      - BC Guidelines: Guidelines and Protocols Advisory Committee 2020.
    • 45. Interventions for tobacco smoking cessation in adults, including pregnant persons: US Preventive Services Task Force recommendation statement
      - JAMA 2021:325(3):265-79 and Ed.
    • 46. Guidelines for surfactant replacement therapy in neonates
      - Paediatr Child Health 2021;26(1):35-41.
    • 47. Guideline no. 411: vaginal pessary use
      - J Obstet Gynaecol Can 2021;43(2):255-66.e1.
    • 48. Screening for asymptomatic carotid artery stenosis: US Preventive Services Task Force recommendation statement
      - JAMA 2021;325(5):476-81 and Eds.
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