Top medicine articles for August 2012

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

Sanofi Announces FDA Approval for Auvi-Q, First Voice-guided Epinephrine Auto-injector

Medical Journal of Australia: "Clearly, we overestimate our ability to correctly deploy tests and interpret results"

Drug Resistance Claims Another Gonorrhea Treatment: the oral cephalosporin cefixime

Social media continues to excel at reaching patients and medical peers

New drugs, procedures, and devices for hypertension : The Lancet

Data challenge the concept that raising of plasma HDL cholesterol will reduce risk of myocardial infarction

10 Ways to Make EMR Meaningful and Useful

Tiger snake (Notechis spp) envenoming: Australian Snakebite Project (ASP-13) | Medical Journal of Australia

Bias in clinical history significantly influenced the accuracy of ECG interpretation

9 Smartphone Apps to Improve Your Medical Practice -- 15 Smartphone Apps to Improve Your Practice

How to Raise Successful (and Happier) Children - NYTimes

When metformin alone is insufficient, consider adding a dipeptidyl peptidase-4 inhibitor, linagliptin - Lancet

Ciprofloxacin for 7 days versus 14 d. in women with acute pyelonephritis: Short courses should be favored - Lancet

Radiation exposure from CT scans in childhood increases subsequent risk of leukemia and brain tumors - Lancet

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

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