[BMJ] In patients with new diabetes, blood pressure below 130/80 mm Hg not associated...

Image: CC/Deutsche Fotothek  There have been many studies assessing the role of blood pressure (BP) control and mortality in diabetes - the United Kingdom Prospective...

[PEDIATRICS] Anesthesia administered prior to age 3 shown to be associated with cognitive deficits...

Image: CC Abbreviations: - Clinical Evaluation of Language Fundamentals: Receptive - Clinical Evaluation of Language Fundamentals: Expressive - Colored Progressive Matrices - adjusted risk ratio We...

[BMJ] Low glycemic index diet in pregnancy has positive effect on gestational weight gain...

Image: CC/Ernest Large for gestational age infants (macrosomia) pose problems for both the neonate and the mother. These infants are more likely to become obese...

[THE LANCET] Radiation exposure from CT scans in childhood linked with leukemia and brain...

Image: CC/rosiescancerfund Computed tomography (CT) imaging is a quick and easily accessible diagnostic tool, and its use has increased over the past decade. Compared to...

[NEJM] Reduction in growth by inhaled glucocorticoids in children found to persist into adulthood

Image: Budesonide, GNU FDL Primer: Inhaled glucocorticoids, a key in the treatment of persistent asthma in children, are known to reduce growth velocity in a...

[NEJM] Tiotropium a significant boost for poorly controlled asthmatics on inhaled glucocorticoids and beta-agonists

Image: Tiotropium - CC/BenWeber. Trial info: Supported by Boehringer Ingelheim and Pfizer. ClinicalTrials.gov numbers, NCT00772538 and NCT00776984. Primer: Exacerbations in asthmatics may persist despite treatment with...

[JAMA] Association of changes in clinical characteristics and management with improvement in survival among...

Image: CC/GFDL. ST segment elevation in Leads II, III and aVF for an inferior acute myocardial infarction Primer: Over the past decade we have seen decreases...

[Arch Intern Med.] Common environmental exposure linked to cardiovascular disease

Image: CC.  Primer: Recent evidence suggests the typical risk factors – smoking, obesity, and genetics – in cardiovascular disease (CVD) leave a portion of cases...

[BMJ] Kidney stones associated with increased risk of end-stage renal disease

Image: CC/James Heilman. Stone in kidney (arrow), CT scan.  Primer: Kidney stones are a commonly encountered clinical problem, and while there is limited evidence linking...

[Ann Emerg Med.] False-negative FAST examination: associations with patient outcomes

Image: CC/ Positive FAST - fluid (black stripe, arrows) in Morison's pouch. Primer: The Focused Assessment with Sonography in Trauma (FAST) exam is a critical...
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