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: Dual Antiplatelets or Lytics for Minor Stroke?

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In minor acute ischemic stroke (AIS) patients presenting within 4.5 hours of onset, dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT) is non-inferior to intravenous alteplase for excellent neurologic outcome at 90 days.

Dual Antiplatelet Therapy vs Alteplase for Patients With Minor Nondisabling Acute Ischemic Stroke: The ARAMIS Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA. 2023 Jun 27;329(24):2135-2144. doi: 10.1001/jama.2023.7827.

#2: This Is BIG – New AAST Brain Injury Guidelines

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This article was a multi-institutional prospective validation of the American Association for Surgery of Trauma (AAST) Brain Injury Guidelines (BIG), which were developed to guide effective resource utilization for traumatic brain injury. The validation study demonstrated that this system was accurate and safe and that its implementation can reduce CT scan utilization and neurosurgical consultation.

Validating the Brain Injury Guidelines: Results of an American Association for the Surgery of Trauma prospective multi-institutional trial. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2022 Aug 1;93(2):157-165. doi: 10.1097/TA.0000000000003554. Epub 2022 Mar 28.

#3: Should You Use a PPI for Infant Reflux? NO! Here’s Why…

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Proton pump inhibitor (PPI) use in young children is associated with risk of serious infection. It’s best to avoid PPI use in the absence of a very clear indication.

Proton Pump Inhibitor Use and Risk of Serious Infections in Young Children. JAMA Pediatr. 2023 Aug 14;e232900. doi: 10.1001/jamapediatrics.2023.2900. Online ahead of print.


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