Top medicine articles for September 2012

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

More than 30% of hospital patients have test result pending/not reviewed by the time they're discharged http://goo.gl/CCBxr

Corneal snowflakes due to IgG-kappa multiple myeloma - The Lancet images http://goo.gl/FvGBM

Biliary ileus - The Lancet images http://goo.gl/Iv18H

Erectile Dysfunction (ED) as a Reliable Proxy of General Male Health Status regardless of the etiology of ED http://goo.gl/y3kjA

Higher BPA Levels, More Heart Disease? http://goo.gl/10UUi

More Self-Control as a Child, Lower BMI as Adult (study) http://goo.gl/FElcw

FDA approved the first generic version of Actos (Pioglitazone) to treat adults with type 2 diabetes http://goo.gl/kUq9k

Mississippi has the highest proportion of obese adults at 35%, and Colorado has the lowest at 21% (survey) http://goo.gl/JDD6C

"GSK drug halves attacks in hard-to-treat asthma" - anti-IL5 antibody mepolizumab for eosinophilic asthma http://goo.gl/Be6IU

New Epinephrine Auto-Injector Talks Patients Through Injection Process, has a 5-sec countdown, signaling lights http://goo.gl/rYJZI

Autoinflammatory syndromes: Fever is not always a sign of infection - CCJM http://goo.gl/uTc2X

Genetic counselors: Your partners in clinical practice - CCJM http://goo.gl/ZkJb4

Atrial fibrillation: New drugs, devices, and procedures - CCJM http://goo.gl/O0AQN

The demise of the stethoscope as a metaphor of the “hyposkillia” of our times - CCJM http://goo.gl/xu5qS -- An argument for reviving the disappearing skill of cardiac auscultation - CCJM http://goo.gl/59ikK

Dark chocolate can help decrease blood pressure by 2-3 mmHg http://goo.gl/xTnn1

Eating egg yolks as 'bad as smoking' - NHS Choices blog reviews the evidence http://goo.gl/IosBG

30% of new prescriptions never get filled. Will smart pills boost drug compliance? http://goo.gl/omhjJ

Small practices may be least able to take new Medicaid patients - NJ Medicaid physicians get paid 37% of Medicare rates http://goo.gl/g3RLN

4 ways for practices to benefit from a social media presence: Offer information beyond the appointment, Raise physician profiles, Influence online search, Marketing toolkit http://goo.gl/5mAz4

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.

1 comment:

  1. Great synopsis. Sharing "FDA Approves Epinephrine Auto-Injector That Talks Patients Through Injection Process"

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