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In this month’s episode:
NELSON sails the high seas of lung cancer screening…
de Koning, Harry J et al. “Reduced Lung-Cancer Mortality with Volume CT Screening in a Randomized Trial.” The New England journal of medicine

…the rise and rise of the NOAC…

Inohara, Taku et al. “Decline in renal function and oral anticoagulation dose reduction among patients with atrial fibrillation.”
Kuno, Toshiki et al. “Oral Anticoagulation for Patients With Atrial Fibrillation on Long-Term Hemodialysis.” Journal of the American College of Cardiology

…why we should all brush up on our drug side effect monitoring…

Savage, Rachel D et al. “Evaluation of a Common Prescribing Cascade of Calcium Channel Blockers and Diuretics in Older Adults With Hypertension.” JAMA internal medicine

…Surely there’s more to it than just steroids?...
Dobler, Claudia C et al. “Pharmacologic Therapies in Patients With Exacerbation of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease: A Systematic Review With Meta-analysis.” Annals of internal medicine.

…when the question is steroids, might metformin be the answer?...
Pernicova, Ida et al. “Metformin to reduce metabolic complications and inflammation in patients on systemic glucocorticoid therapy” The lancet. Diabetes & endocrinology

…to scope or not to scope for dyspepsia…
Sonnenberg, Amnon et al. “Low Prevalence of Helicobacter pylori-Positive Peptic Ulcers in Private Outpatient Endoscopy Centers in the United States.” The American journal of gastroenterology

***Irrelevantly relatively relevant articles***
Urinary Auto-brewery Syndrome: A Case Report
Sex rations & societal stress

***Other bits***

Piers Morgan vs. Gregg’s

Bjork’s 4th album:

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