Top medicine articles for November/December 2012

Here are my suggestions for some of the top articles in medicine for November/December 2012:

The Smartphone in Medicine: A Review of Current and Potential Use Among Physicians and Students http://buff.ly/THrvOA

Shocking News: Intraaortic Balloon Pumps May Not Help in Myocardial Infarction with Cardiogenic Shock http://buff.ly/QVzggF

What Your Breath Reveals: Each Patient Has a Unique Breath 'Fingerprint' That Doctors Could Use to Diagnose http://buff.ly/Ravmkd

Rilonacept for Colchicine-Resistant or -Intolerant Familial Mediterranean Fever http://buff.ly/QWJV76

Lowering LDL levels with statin reduces major vascular events regardless of baseline risk http://buff.ly/QWKuxU

Radical prostatectomy and observation did not differ for mortality in localized prostate cancer http://buff.ly/QWLbqM

The Mini-Cog had sensitivity similar to the longer 3MS for detecting cognitive impairment or dementia http://buff.ly/PQkDwL

Risk stratification schemes predict ischemic stroke and bleeding in AF - CHA2DS2-VASc score had 100% sensitivity but only 6% specificty http://buff.ly/QWLu4Z

Deep-Brain Stimulation for Parkinson’s Disease - NEJM summary http://buff.ly/QWNIkR

Update on the management of chronic kidney disease - AFP 2012 http://buff.ly/PQlEol

Chronic fatigue syndrome: diagnosis and treatment - 2012 update from AFP http://buff.ly/QWOePV

Diagnosis and treatment of acne - 2012 AFP update http://buff.ly/QWOmit

Why Some Physician Practices Are Wildly Successful - Medscape http://buff.ly/RFD3Nc

"End-run" lawsuits can blindside physicians. Administrative claims against doctors are likely to rise under the Affordable Care Act - amednews http://buff.ly/S6KU9a

Patients who read doctor notes feel more in control of their health http://buff.ly/RgGPPg

Older patients join crowd consulting "Dr. Internet" http://buff.ly/PNeD7Y

Doctors follow own advice for healthy living http://buff.ly/QYHPDY

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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