Journal Feed Weekly Wrap-Up

We always work hard, but we may not have time to read through a bunch of journals. It’s time to learn smarter. 

Originally published at JournalFeed, a site that provides daily or weekly literature updates. 

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#1: Does the Canadian Syncope Risk Score Work Outside of Canada?

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This external validation of the Canadian Syncope Risk Score (CSRS) demonstrated good performance in identifying patients at low risk for serious outcome and was superior to the preexisting European OESIL score.

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International Validation of the Canadian Syncope Risk Score : A Cohort Study. Ann Intern Med. 2022 Apr 26. doi: 10.7326/M21-2313. Online ahead of print.


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Antibiotics have a good and bad side for women with uncomplicated cystitis. Use of trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole (TMP-SMX) and other antibiotics, when compared to nitrofurantoin, had higher risk of adverse events.

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Association of Adverse Events With Antibiotic Treatment for Urinary Tract Infection. Clin Infect Dis. 2022 Apr 28;74(8):1408-1418. doi: 10.1093/cid/ciab637.

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Lumbar spinal stenosis affects more than 1 in 10 U.S. citizens and over 100 million patients worldwide. This painful condition is diagnosed clinically with confirmatory imaging. Firstline treatment is activity modification, analgesia, and physical therapy, and careful selection of surgical candidates should be done only if conservative management fails.

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Diagnosis and Management of Lumbar Spinal Stenosis: A Review. JAMA. 2022 May 3;327(17):1688-1699. doi: 10.1001/jama.2022.5921.

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