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1 Changes in diabetes-related complications in the United States, 1990-2010 New England Journal of Medicine, April 18, 2014    Evidence Based Medicine    Clinical Article

2 Effect of angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors and angiotensin II receptor blockers on all-cause mortality, cardiovascular deaths, and cardiovascular events in patients with diabetes mellitus: A meta-analysis JAMA Internal Medicine, April 18, 2014    Evidence Based Medicine    Clinical Article

3 Expression of HLA class I antigen, aspirin use, and survival after a diagnosis of colon cancer JAMA Internal Medicine, April 18, 2014    Clinical Article

4 Long-term survival following coronary artery bypass grafting: off-pump versus on-pump strategies JACC - Journal of the American College of Cardiology, April 18, 2014    Evidence Based Medicine    Clinical Article

5 An educational intervention to improve adherence to high-dosage patching regimen for amblyopia: a randomised controlled trial British Journal of Ophthalmology, April 18, 2014    Clinical Article

6 Effectiveness of three treatment strategies on occupational limitations and quality of life for patients with non-specific chronic low back pain: Is a multidisciplinary approach the key feature to success: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial Full Text BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, April 18, 2014    Evidence Based Medicine    Clinical Article

7 Comparison of blood loss according to use of aspirin in lumbar fusion patients European Spine Journal, April 18, 2014    Evidence Based Medicine    Clinical Article

8 Enhanced depth imaging optical coherence tomography of the choroid in migraine patients: implications for the association of migraine and glaucoma British Journal of Ophthalmology, April 18, 2014    Clinical Article

9 Macular abnormalities in Italian patients with retinitis pigmentosa British Journal of Ophthalmology, April 18, 2014    Review Article

10 Multidimensional associative factors for improvement in pain, function, and working capacity after rehabilitation of whiplash associated disorder: a prognostic, prospective outcome study Full Text BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, April 18, 2014    Evidence Based Medicine    Clinical Article

11 Sickle cell disease in India Current Opinion in Hematology, April 18, 2014    Review Article

12 Comparison of diagnostic accuracy of combined assessment using adenosine stress CT perfusion (CTP) + computed tomography angiography (CTA) with transluminal attenuation gradient (TAG320) + CTA against invasive fractional flow reserve (FFR) JACC - Journal of the American College of Cardiology, April 18, 2014    Evidence Based Medicine    Clinical Article

13 Association between reduced plasma 25-Hydroxy vitamin D and increased risk of cancer in patients with inflammatory bowel diseases Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology , April 18, 2014    Clinical Article

14 Antiviral therapy for chronic hepatitis B virus infection and development of hepatocellular carcinoma in a US population Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology , April 18, 2014    Clinical Article

15 How outcomes are defined in clinical trials of mechanically ventilated adults and children American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, April 18, 2014    Review Article

16 C-X-C motif chemokine 13 (CXCL13) is a prognostic biomarker of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, April 18, 2014    Clinical Article

17 Presence of B cells in tertiary lymphoid structures is associated with a protective immunity in patients with lung cancer American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, April 18, 2014    Clinical Article

18 Inhaled colistin in patients with bronchiectasis and chronic Pseudomonas aeruginosa infection American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, April 18, 2014    Clinical Article

19 The incidence of Barrett's oesophagus and oesophageal adenocarcinoma in the United Kingdom and the Netherlands is levelling off Alimentary Pharmacology and Therapeutics, April 18, 2014    Clinical Article

20 Worsening epidemic of HIV and syphilis among men who have sex with men in Jiangsu province, China Clinical Infectious Diseases, April 18, 2014    Clinical Article

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Vitamin D deficiency is associated with increased mortality in ICU patients

Among 130 patients requiring mechanical ventilation, 107 were vitamin D-deficient (< 20 ng/ml). Of the patients who did not survive, the length of survival was shorter in the vitamin D-deficient patients (15.3 vs. 24.2 days, respectively).

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Coronary artery calcium increases cardiovascular risk in patients with T2DM and HTN

Researchers at Tel-Aviv University have conducted a study to determine the value of coronary artery calcium (CAC) measurements in cardiovascular risk stratification in patients with T2DM and HTN. The study involved 423 patients enrolled in the International Nifedipine Study: Intervention as Goal for Hypertension Therapy. The patients had baseline CT scans for CAC measurement at baseline and were shown to be free of disease. Follow-up CT scans were performed at 3 and 15 years. Cardiovascular events (CVEs) occurred in 41 of 423 patients at 3 years and 111 of 268 patients at 15 years of follow-up. CVEs occurred in 15% and 52% (CAC+) and 7% and 32% (CAC-) of patients with T2DM at 3 and 15 years of follow-up, respectively. Compared to patients without T2DM and no CAC, the HRs for a CVE were 6.6 and 3.9 in T2DM patients with and without CAC, respectively.

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CAC scores add predictability to Framingham

Researchers at Erasmus University Medical Center in Rotterdam have evaluated 12 measures (N-terminal fragment of prohormone B-type natriuretic peptide levels, von Willebrand factor antigen levels, fibrinogen levels, chronic kidney disease, leukocyte count, C-reactive protein levels, homocysteine levels, uric acid levels, coronary artery calcium [CAC] scores, carotid intima–media thickness, peripheral arterial disease, and pulse wave velocity), in addition to Framingham risk scores for predicting coronary heart disease. Only the CAC was shown to add significantly to the Framingham risk score in predicting coronary heart disease.

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1 Is ginger effective for the treatment of irritable bowel syndrome? A double blind randomized controlled pilot trial Complementary Therapies in Medicine, March 4, 2014

2 Tea consumption and leukemia risk: A meta-analysis Tumor Biology, February 12, 2014    Evidence Based Medicine

3 Animal protein intake is associated with higher-level functional capacity in elderly adults: The Ohasama study Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, March 5, 2014

4 Effect of high-dose simvastatin on brain atrophy and disability in secondary progressive multiple sclerosis (MS-STAT): a randomised, placebo-controlled, phase 2 trial The Lancet, March 19, 2014    Evidence Based Medicine

5 Glycated hemoglobin measurement and prediction of cardiovascular disease JAMA, March 26, 2014    Evidence Based Medicine

6 Association of {beta}-blocker therapy with risks of adverse cardiovascular events and deaths in patients with ischemic heart disease undergoing noncardiac surgery: A Danish nationwide cohort study JAMA Internal Medicine, March 11, 2014    Evidence Based Medicine

7 Age-adjusted D-dimer cutoff levels to rule out pulmonary embolism: The ADJUST-PE study JAMA, March 20, 2014    Evidence Based Medicine

8 Mortality from ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysms: clinical lessons from a comparison of outcomes in England and the USA The Lancet, March 17, 2014    Evidence Based Medicine

9 Obstructive sleep apnea and risk of cardiovascular events and all-cause mortality: A decade-long historical cohort study PLoS Medicine, February 7, 2014    Free full text    Evidence Based Medicine

10 Effect of radiotherapy after mastectomy and axillary surgery on 10-year recurrence and 20-year breast cancer mortality: meta-analysis of individual patient data for 8135 women in 22 randomised trials The Lancet, March 24, 2014    Evidence Based Medicine

11 Multitarget stool DNA testing for colorectal-cancer screening New England Journal of Medicine, March 21, 2014    Evidence Based Medicine

12 Effects of vitamin D supplements on bone mineral density: a systematic review and meta-analysis The Lancet, October 11, 2013    Evidence Based Medicine

13 Dietary carrot consumption and the risk of prostate cancer European Journal of Nutrition, February 17, 2014

14 Treatment of venous thromboembolism JAMA, February 19, 2014    Evidence Based Medicine

15 Serum levels of fetuin-A, osteoprotegerin and osteopontin in patients with coronary artery disease: Effects of Statin (HMGCoA-Reductase Inhibitor) Therapy Clinical Drug Investigation, March 3, 2014

16 Effects of music on complications during hemodialysis for chronic renal failure patients Hemodialysis International, March 27, 2014

17 Egg consumption and risk of GI neoplasms: dose–response meta-analysis and systematic review European Journal of Nutrition, February 6, 2014    Evidence Based Medicine    Review Article

18 Effect of omega-3 fatty acid supplementation on cancer incidence, non-vascular death, and total mortality: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials BMC Public Health, March 5, 2014    Free full text    Evidence Based Medicine

19 Screening for prostate cancer with the prostate-specific antigen test: A review of current evidence JAMA, March 20, 2014    Evidence Based Medicine

20 Effects of spironolactone on long-term mortality and morbidity in patients with heart failure and mild or no symptoms The American Journal of the Medical Sciences, March 25, 2014    Evidence Based Medicine

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