Clinical Edge

Summaries of Must-Read Clinical Literature, Guidelines, and FDA Actions

This Week's Must Reads

Can Vitamin D Prevent Asthma Exacerbations?, Lancet Respir Med; ePub 2017 Oct 3; Jolliffee, et al

Cancer Risk in Overweight & Obese Individuals, MMWR; ePub 2017 Oct 3; Steele, et al

Worldwide Trends in BMI Among Children & Adults, Lancet; ePub 2017 Oct 10; Abarca-Gόmez, et al

Fracture Prevention in Women with Osteoporosis, N Engl J Med; 2017 Oct 12; Saag, Petersen, et al

Vitamin D & Glycemic Control in Patients with T2D, J Clin Endocrinol Metab; 2017 Sep 1; Mirhosseini, et al

Vaccines

Is a Third Dose of MMR Vaccine Needed for Mumps?, N Engl J Med; 2017 Sep 7; Cardemil, et al

New 2017-18 Influenza Vaccine Recommendations, MMWR; ePub 2017 Aug 25; Grohskopf, et al

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Women's Health

Fracture Prevention in Women with Osteoporosis, N Engl J Med; 2017 Oct 12; Saag, Petersen, et al

Lifestyle Risk Factors & Hypertension in Women, BMJ; ePub 2017 Jul 12; Timpka, Stuart, et al

Read more in Women's Health

Health Policy

Postmarket Safety Events After FDA Approvals, JAMA; 2017 May 9; Downing, Shah, et al

FDA Approval of Intragastric Balloon System, Device assists adults with weight management

Read more in Health Policy

Hematology

Is Idarucizumab Safe for Dabigatran Reversal?, N Engl J Med; 2017 Aug 3; Pollack, et al

Sickle Cell Trait & HbA1c in African Americans, JAMA; 2017 Feb 7; Lacy, Wellenius, et al

Read more in Hematology

Sleep Medicine

Sleep Apnea and Mental Health Care, Sleep Health; ePub 2017 May 26; Kaufmann, et al

Sleep Duration & Cardiometabolic Health in Adults, Sleep Health; ePub 2017 Apr 23; Kanagasabai, et al

Read more in Sleep Medicine

Nephrology

BP Control & Risk of Mortality in Patients with CKD, JAMA Intern Med; ePub 2017 Sep 5; Malhotra, et al

Intensive SBP Lowering & Kidney, CV Outcomes, Ann Intern Med; ePub 2017 Sep 5; Beddhu, et al

Read more in Nephrology

Hepatology

Alpha Blockers & Treatment of Ureteric Stones, BMJ; ePub 2016 Dec 1; Hollingsworth, et al

FDA Approves Zepatier for Treatment of Chronic HCV, Genotypes 1 and 4 infections targeted

Read more in Hepatology

Obesity

Cancer Risk in Overweight & Obese Individuals, MMWR; ePub 2017 Oct 3; Steele, et al

Worldwide Trends in BMI Among Children & Adults, Lancet; ePub 2017 Oct 10; Abarca-Gόmez, et al

Read more in Obesity

Geriatrics

Comparing Group Exercise Programs in Older Adults , JAMA Intern Med; ePub 2017 Aug 14; Brach, et al

Deaths from Alzheimer’s Disease in the US, MMWR; 2017 May 26; Taylor, Greenlund, et al

Read more in Geriatrics

Immunology

LAMA + LABA for Patients with Stable COPD, JAMA; 2017 Oct 3; Horita, Nagashima, et al

Breastfeeding & Reduced Risk of Peanut Sensitization, J Allergy Clin Immunol; ePub 2017 Sep 12; Pitt, et al

Read more in Immunology

Asthma

Can Vitamin D Prevent Asthma Exacerbations?, Lancet Respir Med; ePub 2017 Oct 3; Jolliffee, et al

Early-Life Environmental Asthma Risk in Children, J Allergy Clin Immunol; ePub 2017 Sep 19; O’Connor, et al

Read more in Asthma

Cardiology

Assessing CCTA for Patients with Suspected CAD, JAMA Intern Med; ePub 2017 Oct 2; Foy, et al

Rivaroxaban + Aspirin for CV Prevention, N Engl J Med; 2017 Oct 5; Eikelboom, et al

Read more in Cardiology

Rheumatology

Fracture Prevention in Women with Osteoporosis, N Engl J Med; 2017 Oct 12; Saag, Petersen, et al

Risk of NSAID Toxicity in Patients with Arthritis, Am J Med; ePub 2017 Jul 26; Solomon, et al

Read more in Rheumatology