[Ann Intern Med.] Asymptomatic, low risk women should not be screened for ovarian cancer...

Image: CC/James Heilman. Ovarian cancer on CT scan.  Primer: Ovarian cancer, while uncommon, is the most lethal gynecologic malignancy. In 2004, the U.S. Preventive Services...

[CIRCULATION] NSAID use after heart attacks associated with increased coronary risk, death

Image: PD Primer: Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS) are known to be harmful in patients with myocardial infarctions. In fact, in 2007 the American Heart Association...

[Neurology] Heavy alcohol intake and intracerebral hemorrhage: Characteristics and effect on outcome

Image:CC/Silktork Primer: Heavy alcohol consumption has long been considered a risk factor for intracranial hemorrhage (ICH), yet there exists little research regarding the effect of...

[NATURE] Neonatal RSV infection associated with increased susceptibility to allergic asthma

Image: CC/CDC. EM micrograph of RSV Primer:  Previous studies have demonstrated a strong association between recurrent Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) infections in neonates and the...

[Ann Emerg Med.] Topical antibiotics help prevent infection in minor wounds

Image: CC Primer: Uncomplicated soft tissue injuries are one of the most common ailments treated in the emergency department. However, there has been little agreement...

[CANCER] Marijuana associated with increased risk of germ cell and nonseminoma testicular cancer

Image:CC Primer: The onset of testicular germ cell tumors (TGCTs) typically occurs during puberty, and various studies have implicated changes in steroid hormones as culprits...

[BMJ] Elevated rheumatoid factor associated with 26x risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis

Image: CC/James Heilman Primer:  Rheumatoid factors (RF)  are autoantibodies  directed against the Fc portion of immunoglobulin.  Serum IgM RF occurs in 75-80% of patients with...

[JAMA] Clopidogrel lacks effectiveness in diabetics as compared to non-diabetics after myocardial infarction

Image: CC/Trounce Primer: The 2011 AHA/ACCF guidelines for secondary prevention for patients with known coronary disease include a Class IB recommendation for 75mg clopidogrel as...

[The Lancet] Longer duration of resuscitation efforts associated with increased survival in patients with...

Image: CC/Rama Primer: When dealing with cardiac arrests, one of the biggest dilemmas facing clinicians is deciding when to stop resuscitation efforts. Little research evidence...

[JAMA] Prevalence and prognosis of unrecognized myocardial infarction determined by cardiac magnetic resonance in...

Image: CC. MRI of the heart.  Primer: Pathology studies suggest that subclinical ruptures of coronary atherosclerotic plaques occur frequently, which may result in unrecognized myocardial...

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