Top medicine articles for April-May 2013

Here are my suggestions for some of the top articles in medicine for April-May 2013:

Antibiotics for COPD exacerbations: Further Evidence of Benefit

Diet does not work: substituting dietary linoleic acid in place of saturated fats increased the rates of death - BMJ

The Physician in US Cigarette Advertisements, 1930–1953 (illustrated review) via @Skepticscalpel

Nearsighted kids may get worse in winter -- Myopia progression seem to decrease in periods with longer days and to increase in periods with shorter days. Children should be encouraged to spend more time outside during daytime to prevent myopia (study)

The average physician spends nearly 11% of his or her career with an unresolved medical liability claim

When Diet Meets Delicious - The Mediterranean Approach -- Mediterranean diet prohibits nothing that was recognized as food by your great-grandmother.

Designing Tomorrow's Vaccines - NEJM free full text

FDA Approves New Class of Type 2 Diabetes Drug: Invokana (canaglifozin) tablet

Incidence of coccidioidomycosis ("valley fever") increased 8-fold in the endemic area of U.S. between 1998-2011

Erectile Dysfunction Severity as a Risk Marker for Cardiovascular Disease Hospitalisation and All-Cause Mortality

More than 80% of prescriptions in the USA are now for generic (not brand name) drugs

Smoke alarm - mental illness and tobacco - of 10 UK million smokers, up to 3 mln have a mental health disorder

1 in 3 Americans has dementia at time of death

Studies conducted in high-income countries suggest that 2%–14% of scientists may have fabricated or falsified data

Discontinuation of Statins: most patients who are rechallenged can tolerate statins long-term

"Big Data" for Global Infectious Disease Surveillance - Free dynamic risk maps

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

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