Journal Watch June Edition

A few days late, but here is the June Edition of our resident-led publication with micro-reviews of recent medical articles. Stay up to date on recent advances with brief but comprehensive analyses by our own residents! Articles highlighted this month:

  • Idarucizumab for Dabigatran Reversal (NEJM) reviewed by Dr. Haomin Ye
  • Ezetimibe Added to Statin Therapy after Acute Coronary Syndromes (NEJM) reviewed by  Dr.Haomin Ye and Dr. Tri Le
  • EKG Challenge (Wide-complex Tachycardia) by Dr. Steve Dickson
  • Early versus on-demand nasoenteric tube feeding in acute pancreatitis (NEJM) reviewed by Dr. Udayan Shah
  • Antibiotic Therapy vs Appendectomy for Treatment of Uncomplicated Acute Appendicitis: The APPAC Randomized Clinical Trial (JAMA) reviewed by Dr. Udayan Shah
  • Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease: A Systematic Review (JAMA) reviewed by Dr. Brian Davis
  • Prednisolone or Pentoxifylline for Alcoholic Hepatitis (the STOPAH trial) (NEJM) reviewed by Dr. Brian Davis
  • Cannabinoids for Medical Use: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis (JAMA) reviewed by Dr. Matt Hancock
  • Nivolumab versus Docetaxel in Advanced Squamous-Cell Non–Small-Cell Lung Cancer (NEJM) and Combined Nivolumab and Ipilimumab or Monotherapy in Untreated Melanoma (NEJM) reviewed by Dr. Arjun Gupta
  • Continuous proton pump inhibitor therapy and the associated risk of recurrent Clostridium difficile infection (JAMA Int Med) reviewed by Dr. Fernando Woll
  • Latent Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection (NEJM) reviewed by Dr. Fernando Woll
  • Effect of Remote Ischemic Preconditioning on Kidney Injury Among High-Risk Patients Undergoing Cardiac Surgery. A Randomized Clinical Trial (JAMA) reviewed by Dr. Natalia Rocha
  • Glycated Hemoglobin Level and Mortality in a Nondiabetic Population with CKD (Clin J Am Soc Neph) reviewed by Dr. Natalia Rocha
  • High-Flow Oxygen through Nasal Cannula in Acute Hypoxemic Respiratory Failure (NEJM) reviewed by Dr. Mark Weinreich
  • Adjunct Prednisone Therapy for Patients with Community-Acquired Pneumonia: A multicenter, double-blind, randomized, placebo controlled trial (Lancet) reviewed by Dr. Mark Weinreich
  • Comparative effectiveness of pharmacologic interventions for knee osteoarthritis: a systematic review and network meta-analysis. (Ann Int Med)  reviewed by Dr. James Galloway
  • Evaluating relationships between symptom duration and persistence of rheumatoid arthritis: does a window of opportunity exist? Results of the Leiden Early Arthritis Clinic and ESPOIR cohorts. (Ann Rheum Dis)  reviewed by Dr. James Galloway