Sunday, March 24, 2019

Quaternary prevention: a balanced approach to demedicalisation

https://bjgp.org/content/69/678/28.long

Use of proton pump inhibitors (PPI), a group of drugs that reduce the production of stomach acid, increases the risk of chronic kidney disease by 20 percent and raises the risk of kidney failure by four times. Risks were highest among people at least 65 years old.

http://www.buffalo.edu/news/releases/2019/03/0220.html

Why you should be a “medical conservative”

https://lowninstitute.org/news/blog/why-you-should-be-a-medical-conservative

John P. A. Ioannidis: What Have We (Not) Learnt from Millions of Scientific Papers with P Values?

https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/00031305.2018.1447512

This Questionnaire Could Prevent Thousands of Unnecessary Prostate Cancer Surgeries

https://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/questionnaire-could-prevent-unnecessary-prostate-cancer-surgery/

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

A multinational study: Socioeconomic status and disability progression in multiple sclerosis

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/02/190222204227.htm

http://n.neurology.org/content/early/2019/02/22/WNL.0000000000007190

Machine learning algorithm was able to sort children with arthritis into seven distinct types of disease according to the location of painful joints in the body in a way that was predictive of disease outcome. This will help physicians to better tailor treatment so that patients who are more likely to develop milder form of disease can be spared medications that can have serious side effects.

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/02/190226144310.htm

By integrating the methods and techniques of economics and psychology, an inventive framework reveals how rising economic inequality can weaken the motivating belief that achieving socioeconomic success is possible, which reduces the likelihood that young people from low socioeconomic status backgrounds will engage in behaviors that could improve their chances of upward mobility. Based on this interdisciplinary approach, policy recommendations that would advance mobility opportunities are proposed.

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/02/190226155008.htm

Infants exposed to antenatal corticosteroid therapy (ACT) to accelerate lung maturation have a clinically significant reduction in birth size, according to a new of study of 278,508 births.

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/02/190226144347.htm