Top medicine articles for November 2012

Here are my suggestions for some of the top articles in medicine for October-November 2012:

Omega-3 Fatty Acid Supplementation Doesn't Decrease Risk of Major Cardiovascular Disease Events http://goo.gl/RFO39

Comparison of Physician-, Biomarker (FeNO)-, Symptom-Based Adjustment of ICS in Adults With Asthma: No Difference http://buff.ly/SerAlH

Randomized controlled trial of political messages delivered to 61 million Facebook users http://goo.gl/Q0QAi

Health Care Social Media List is now hosted by Mayo Clinic http://mayocl.in/QdWGxg and http://mayocl.in/QdWGNO

Sinus Surgery Lawsuit Against ENT - case appears to suggest that informed consent does not provide legal protection http://buff.ly/SeqB57

Clinical Practice Guideline for Group A Streptococcal Pharyngitis: 2012 Update http://bit.ly/U5TqCq

Risk factors for adolescent depression: family history, parental conflict, poor peer relationships, negative thinking http://goo.gl/gWqF8

The good old ways: Doctors and hospitals are rediscovering a few ideas from the 1990s, says The Economist http://goo.gl/yZt0q

In North America, prevalence of irritable bowel syndrome is 5-10% with peak prevalence from 20-39 years of age http://goo.gl/2NlS4

Syphilis: a reemerging infection. Point-of-care immunochromatographic strip testing can be used for screening http://goo.gl/jzvAl

Fighting neglected tropical diseases in the southern United States | BMJ http://goo.gl/ZUprT

46% of American adults take prescription drugs; the average is 4 prescriptions. Reliance on multiple drugs is no longer confined to older Americans: 25% of those ages 18-39 take 2 prescription drugs http://goo.gl/Jfq31

Bowel Obstruction From Ingested Water-Absorbing Ball http://goo.gl/F5uv0 and http://goo.gl/PWtY3

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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