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

Corneal snowflakes due to IgG-kappa multiple myeloma - The Lancet images

Biliary ileus - The Lancet images

Erectile Dysfunction (ED) as a Reliable Proxy of General Male Health Status regardless of the etiology of ED

Higher BPA Levels, More Heart Disease?

More Self-Control as a Child, Lower BMI as Adult (study)

FDA approved the first generic version of Actos (Pioglitazone) to treat adults with type 2 diabetes

Mississippi has the highest proportion of obese adults at 35%, and Colorado has the lowest at 21% (survey)

"GSK drug halves attacks in hard-to-treat asthma" - anti-IL5 antibody mepolizumab for eosinophilic asthma

New Epinephrine Auto-Injector Talks Patients Through Injection Process, has a 5-sec countdown, signaling lights

Autoinflammatory syndromes: Fever is not always a sign of infection - CCJM

Genetic counselors: Your partners in clinical practice - CCJM

Atrial fibrillation: New drugs, devices, and procedures - CCJM

The demise of the stethoscope as a metaphor of the “hyposkillia” of our times - CCJM -- An argument for reviving the disappearing skill of cardiac auscultation - CCJM

Dark chocolate can help decrease blood pressure by 2-3 mmHg

Eating egg yolks as 'bad as smoking' - NHS Choices blog reviews the evidence

30% of new prescriptions never get filled. Will smart pills boost drug compliance?

Small practices may be least able to take new Medicaid patients - NJ Medicaid physicians get paid 37% of Medicare rates

4 ways for practices to benefit from a social media presence: Offer information beyond the appointment, Raise physician profiles, Influence online search, Marketing toolkit

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.

1 comment:

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