Selections from Richard Lehman’s Literature Review: October 13th

13 Oct 2014 - 

This week’s topics include a comparison of once-weekly dulaglutide and once-daily liraglutide in metformin-treated patients with type 2 diabetes and variation in patients’ perceptions of elective PCI in stable CAD.

Heart Failure Readmissions: Neighborhood Factors Matter, Too

13 Oct 2014 - 

For two decades, investigators have been studying the association between neighborhood characteristics and cardiovascular disease. A landmark study from 2001 showed that living in a socioeconomically disadvantaged neighborhood was associated with higher incidence of coronary artery disease. Several studies have also shown an association between neighborhood characteristics, most notably the socioeconomic status (SES) and outcomes…

Why Bad Doctors Are Like Bad Writers: The Curse Of Knowledge

9 Oct 2014 - 

Larry Husten applies Steven Pinker’s ideas about the difficulties of writing to the field of medicine by looking at what makes it difficult for doctors to communicate with their patients.

7 Oct Harlan M. Krumholz, MD, SM wrote a post
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Another Reason for Open Access to Clinical Trial Data?

A correction to the RE-LY trial results, partly brought to light because of litigation, has Harlan Krumholz wondering if this is another example of why we should have open access to clinical trial data.

6 Oct Richard Lehman, BM, BCh, MRCGP wrote a post
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Selections from Richard Lehman’s Literature Review: October 6th

This week’s topics include medical device safety and effectiveness, familial hypercholesterolemia, and more.

1 Oct Seth D Bilazarian, MD, Anna Catino, MD, and James Fang, MD wrote a post
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Case: Testosterone Replacement Therapy and CV Risk

A 47-year-old man presents to the hospital reporting 4 days of chest pain that occurs during treadmill exercise, left-arm and jaw discomfort, and shortness of breath with diaphoresis. His medical history is noteworthy only for orthopedic surgeries and use of testosterone replacement therapy for reportedly low testosterone syndrome. He does not smoke and drinks alcohol only…

29 Sep Richard Lehman, BM, BCh, MRCGP wrote a post
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Selections from Richard Lehman’s Literature Review: September 29th

This week’s topics include prevalence and incidence trends in diabetes in the U.S., quality of life outcomes with CABG in ischemic left ventricular dysfunction, and more.

29 Sep Clyde Yancy, MD and Mary Norine Walsh, MD wrote a post
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The Implications of PARADIGM-HF for Clinical Practice

Clyde Yancy and Mary Norine Walsh offer their perspectives on the much-discussed PARADIGM-HF trial.

25 Sep John Ryan, MD wrote a post
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Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension Treatment Worldwide: A Lack of Standardized Care

John Ryan discusses his new paper on heterogeneity in pulmonary arterial hypertension clinical practice worldwide. Are you surprised by the lack of standardized care?

22 Sep Westby G Fisher, MD wrote a post
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Another MacGyver Moment in Pacemaker Implantation

Dr. Westby Fisher gets creative with his medical technology.