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2 Minute Medicine | October 22, 2014

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Dopamine receptor agonists may be associated with impulse control disorders

October 21, 2014 |

1. Dopamine agonist drugs are used in the treatment of Parkinson disease, restless leg syndrome, and hyperprolactinemia.

2. Dopamine agonist drugs may be associated with compulsive gambling, hypersexuality, and binge eating or shopping.

Evidence Rating Level: 3 (Average)

Study Rundown: Previous work has suggested that impulse control disorders, such as … Read More

Genetic, environmental risk assessment does not increase colon cancer screening

October 21, 2014 |

1. Patients who received genetic and environmental risk assessment (GERA) were not more likely to initiate colorectal cancer (CRC) screening than those who did not.

2. Among patients who received GERA, there was no significant difference in screening between those of elevated versus moderate risk for CRC.

Evidence Rating Level: … Read More

Clinicians frequently unaware of the presence of central venous catheters

October 20, 2014 |

1. Overall, 21.2% of clinicians did not know that their patient had a central venous catheter.

2. Housestaff and critical care physicians were most likely to know if their patients had a central venous catheter compared to hospitalists and teaching attendings.

Evidence Rating Level: 2 (Good)

Study Rundown: Central venous … Read More

2 Minute Medicine Rewind October 12 – 19, 2014

October 20, 2014 |

In this section, we highlight the key high-impact studies, updates, and analyses published in medicine during the past week.

Goal-Directed Resuscitation for Patients with Early Septic Shock

The monumental Rivers et al publication laid forth the groundwork for early goal-directed therapy (EGDT) for sepsis management, a framework that has been … Read More