Top medicine articles for August 2012

Here are my suggestions for some of the top articles in medicine for August 2012:

Contrary to marketing, there is no evidence that sports drinks are essential adjunct for anyone doing exercise - BMJ http://goo.gl/h6kg9

To drink or not to drink to drink during exercise - BMJ reviews the evidence http://goo.gl/vKGX0

Mythbusting sports and exercise products - BMJ: color of urine does not reflect hydration http://goo.gl/8q1Wc

Round table on the problems with sports product evidence - BMJ video:



Health-care law driving doctors away from small practices, toward hospital employment - Washington Post http://goo.gl/Uvb7f

Top 5 reasons why the independent physician practice is dying http://goo.gl/DMZGw

Transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) is risky and costly - BMJ http://goo.gl/vYD9D

Brain MRI in COPD: In stable nonhypoxemic COPD there is white/gray matter disturbance, cognitive dysfunction? http://buff.ly/MnAIIN

A "New" Way to Prevent Hip Fractures: Cataract surgery may help prevent disabling hip fractures http://buff.ly/MnBw0h

Whooping Cough Comeback: more than twice as many cases of pertussis this year compared to last year http://buff.ly/PrZp0Z

Gout risk goes up as waistline expands: "The heavier you are, the greater your odds of getting gout" http://buff.ly/MnC9a9

Consider Cosmetics and Folk Remedies as Causes for Unexplained Lead Poisoning - CDC http://buff.ly/Ps0yWv

Dieting vs. Exercise for Weight Loss - NYTimes http://buff.ly/MnCJoo -- Weight loss predictor - A validated dynamic mathematical energy balance model that predicts weight change http://buff.ly/Ps1r1f

Find your Olympic athlete body structural match - BBC http://goo.gl/MhluY - Other calculators: http://goo.gl/K3akg

Doctors tend to enjoy classical music, while lawyers prefer jazz - Medical Journal of Australia http://goo.gl/OVjl5

The articles were selected from my Twitter and Google Reader streams. Please feel free to send suggestions for articles to clinicalcases@gmail.com and you will receive acknowledgement in the next edition of this publication.

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