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Originals

Effects of Early Integrated Palliative Care in Patients With Lung and GI Cancer: A Randomized Clinical Trial
Temel JS, Greer JA, El-Jawahri A, et al. Effects of Early Integrated Palliative Care in Patients With Lung and GI Cancer: A Randomized Clinical Trial. J Clin Oncol. 2016 Dec 28:JCO2016705046. (Original) PMID: 28029308

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«For patients with newly diagnosed incurable cancers, early integrated PC improved QOL and other salient outcomes, with differential effects by cancer type. Early integrated PC may be most effective if targeted to the specific needs of each patient population.»

Prophylactic propranolol for prevention of ROP and visual outcome at 1 year (PreROP trial)
Sanghvi KP, Kabra NS, Padhi P, et al. Prophylactic propranolol for prevention of ROP and visual outcome at 1 year (PreROP trial). Arch Dis Child Fetal Neonatal Ed. 2017 Jan 13. pii: fetalneonatal-2016-311548. doi: 10.1136/archdischild-2016-311548. (Original) PMID: 28087723

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«To evaluate the role of prophylactic propranolol in the prevention of retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) in infants ≤32 weeks of gestational age and their visual outcome at 1 year of corrected gestational age.»

Review

Oral anti-diabetic pharmacological therapies for the treatment of women with gestational diabetes
Brown J, Martis R, Hughes B, et al. Oral anti-diabetic pharmacological therapies for the treatment of women with gestational diabetes. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2017 Jan 25;1:CD011967. doi: 10.1002/14651858.CD011967.pub2. (Review) PMID: 28120427

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«Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) is a major public health issue with rates increasing globally. Gestational diabetes, glucose intolerance first recognised during pregnancy, usually resolves after birth and is associated with short- and long-term complications for the mother and her infant. Treatment options can include oral anti-diabetic pharmacological therapies.»

Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs for spinal pain: a systematic review and meta-analysis
Machado GC, Maher CG, Ferreira PH, et al. Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs for spinal pain: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Ann Rheum Dis. 2017 Feb 2. pii: annrheumdis-2016-210597. doi: 10.1136/annrheumdis-2016-210597. (Review) PMID: 28153830

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«While it is now clear that paracetamol is ineffective for spinal pain, there is not consensus on the efficacy of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) for this condition.»

Clinical

Aortic Dissection Mimicking ST Elevation Myocardial Infarction
Rodrigues R C, Santos N, Pereira D. Aortic Dissection Mimicking ST Elevation Myocardial Infarction. Acta Med Port 2017 Jan;30(1):80-80 http://www.actamedicaportuguesa.com/revista/index.php/amp/article/view/7561/4898