Top articles in medicine in April 2012

Here are my suggestions for some of the top articles in medicine in April 2012 so far:

Another Sobering Result: Among older patients, telemonitoring did not result in fewer hospitalizations or ED visits

Turmeric spice (3 gm/day) decreases risk of Acute Myocardial Infarction After Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting

Fast-food salt content varies by country: Chicken McNuggets contain 0.6 g of salt/100 g in UK vs 1.6 g in US and

He Who Sits the Most Dies the Soonest and - Original study:

Insulin degludec, new ultra-longacting basal insulin, associated with lower risks of hypoglycaemia than insulin glargine - The Lancet

Promising new era for CF: ivacaftor (Kalydeco) blue pill, $294,000 per year, works for 4% of patients (G551D mutation)

Value of screening for kidney disease unclear - 11% of all US adults and 44% of those older than 70 have it

Five S's relieve babies' pain during vaccinations: "swaddling, side/stomach position, shushing, swinging and sucking"

1 in 16 youth plays the highly dangerous choking game: putting pressure on the neck with a towel or belt to cut off someone's oxygen supply, then releasing the pressure to give a "high" sensation

Why MRI Machines Make That Loud Noise? 125 DB equivalent to a rock concert, ear protection is recommended.

Why Facebook Terrifies Google - Facebook's ad targeting page has an incredible basket of granular options - Does this work for clinical trials recruitment?

The articles were selected from my Twitter and Google Reader streams.

Comments from Twitter:

Australian Doctor @australiandr: I'm not so sure re swaddling one, other thoughts?@DrVes: Top articles in medicine in April 2012

1 comment:

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