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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  https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/31995683/

…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.” https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/31911503/
Kuno, Toshiki et al. “Oral Anticoagulation for Patients With Atrial Fibrillation on Long-Term Hemodialysis.” Journal of the American College of Cardiology https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/31976865/

…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
https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32091538/


…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. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32092762/

…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
https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32109422/

…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


https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/31972622/

***Irrelevantly relatively relevant articles***
Urinary Auto-brewery Syndrome: A Case Report https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32092761/
Sex rations & societal stress
https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32127345/




***Other bits***

Piers Morgan vs. Gregg’s  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jj2x_NE_TNQ

Bjork’s 4th album: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OnjWKA0JsJo&list=PL1BCBDDA394C775C

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