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                        July 4 - July 18, 2008
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Ben-Shoshan M, Kagan R, Primeau MN. Availability of the epinephrine autoinjector at
school in children with peanut allergy. Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol. 2008

Coons JC, Battistone S. 2007 guideline update for unstable angina/non-ST-segment
elevation myocardial infarction: Focus on antiplatelet and anticoagulant therapies. Ann
Pharmacother. 2008 Jun 24. [Epub ahead of print].

Neergaard L. Doctors hopeful easier blood thinners are nearing. YAHOO! ® NEWS. July
14, 2008.

Hennekens CH. Fixed-dose combination therapy with statins: Strengths, limitations,
and clinical and regulatory considerations. Am J Cardiovasc Drugs. 2008;8(3):155-60.
Wilson PW, Bozeman SR, Burton TM et al. Prediction of first events of coronary heart
disease and stroke with consideration of adiposity. Circulation. 2008 Jul 8;118(2):124-

Stagnitti M. Trends in statins utilization and expenditures for the U.S. civilian
noninstitutionalized population, 2000 and 2005. Statistical Brief #205 - Medical
Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS). Rockville MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and
Quality (AHRQ); May 2008.

Kumanyika SK, Obarzanek E, Stettler N et al. Population-based prevention of obesity.
The need for comprehensive promotion of healthful eating, physical activity, and energy
balance. A scientific statement from American Heart Association Council on
Epidemiology and Prevention, Interdisciplinary Committee for Prevention (formerly the
Expert Panel on Population and Prevention Science). Circulation. 2008 Jun 30. [Epub
ahead of print].

The following two articles are related:
Bassler D, Busse JW, Karanicolas PJ, Guyatt GH. Evidence-based medicine targets the
individual patient. Part 1: How clinicians can use study results to determine optimal
individual care. ACP J Club. 2008 Jun 17;148(4):2.

Bassler D, Busse JW, Karanicolas PJ, Guyatt GH. Evidence-based medicine targets the
individual patient. Part 2: Guides and tools for individual decision-making (Editorial).
ACP J Club. 2008 Jul-Aug;149(1):2.

Stevens DL. Association between selective serotonin-reuptake inhibitors, second-
generation antipsychotics, and neuroleptic malignant syndrome. Ann Pharmacother.
2008 Jul 15. [Epub ahead of print].

Mrazek DA, Rush AJ, Biernacka JM et al. SLC6A4 variation and citalopram response.
Am J Med Genet B Neuropsychiatr Genet. 2008 Jul 10. [Epub ahead of print].

French JA, Pedley TA. Clinical practice. Initial management of epilepsy. N Engl J Med.
2008 Jul 10;359(2):166-76.

Singh-Manoux A, Gimeno D, Kivimaki M et al. Low HDL cholesterol is a risk factor for
deficit and decline in memory in midlife. The Whitehall II Study. Arterioscler Thromb
Vasc Biol. 2008 Jun 30. [Epub ahead of print].

Peters R, Beckett N, Forette F et al; for the HYVET investigators. Incident dementia and
blood pressure lowering in the Hypertension in the Very Elderly Trial cognitive function
assessment (HYVET-COG): A double-blind, placebo controlled trial. Lancet Neurol. 2008
Jul 7. [Epub ahead of print].

Bissada H, Tasca GA, Barber AM, Bradwejn J. Olanzapine in the treatment of low body
weight and obsessive thinking in women with anorexia nervosa: A randomized, double-
blind, placebo-controlled trial. Am J Psychiatry. 2008 Jun 16. [Epub ahead of print].

Singh-Manoux A, Gimeno D, Kivimaki M, et al. Low HDL cholesterol is a risk factor for
deficit and decline in memory in midlife. The Whitehall II Study. Arterioscler Thromb
Vasc Biol. 2008 Jun 30. [Epub ahead of print].

Hitchen L. NICE recommendations have had little effect on multiple sclerosis services
five years on. BMJ. 2008 Jul 8;337:a734. doi: 10.1136/bmj.a734.

O'Brien J. Antipsychotics for people with dementia. BMJ. 2008 Jul 9;337:a602. doi:

Heavey S. U.S. panel rejects strong epilepsy drug warning. Reuters Health. July 11,

de Abajo FJ, García-Rodríguez LA. Risk of upper gastrointestinal tract bleeding
associated with selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors and venlafaxine therapy:
Interaction with nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and effect of acid-suppressing
agents. Arch Gen Psychiatry. 2008 Jul;65(7):795-803.

Stevenson JR, Schroeder JP, Nixon K et al. Abstinence following alcohol drinking
produces depression-like behavior and reduced hippocampal neurogenesis in mice.
Neuropsychopharmacology. 2008 Jun 18. [Epub ahead of print].

Stagnitti MN. Antidepressants prescribed by medical doctors in office based and
outpatient settings by specialty for the U.S. civilian noninstitutionalized population,
2002 and 2005. Statistical brief #206 - Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS).
Rockville MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ); June 2008.

The following two articles are related:
Young HN, Bell RA, Epstein RM et al. Physicians' shared decision-making behaviors in
depression care. Arch Intern Med. 2008 Jul 14;168(13):1404-8.

Hanson JL. Shared decision making: Have we missed the obvious? Arch Intern Med.
2008 Jul 14;168(13):1368-70.
Bazzano LA, Li TY, Joshipura KJ, Hu FB. Intake of fruit, vegetables, and fruit juices and
risk of diabetes in women. Diabetes Care. 2008 Jul;31(7):1311-7. Epub 2008 Apr 4.

Dale AC, Vatten LJ, Nilsen TI et al. Secular decline in mortality from coronary heart
disease in adults with diabetes mellitus: Cohort study. BMJ. 2008 Jul 1;337:a236. doi:

Kupiec TC, Aloumanis V, Ben M et al. Physical and chemical stability of esomeprazole
sodium solutions. Ann Pharmacother. 2008 Jul 9. [Epub ahead of print].

Neviaser AS, Lane JM, Lenart BA et al. Low-energy femoral shaft fractures associated
with alendronate use. J Orthop Trauma. 2008 May-Jun;22(5):346-50.

Parker-Pope T. A list of drugs that increase falling risk. New York Times. July 10, 2008.

AVASTIN (bevacizumab) - Advisories, warnings & recalls for the public. Health Canada.
July 11, 2008.

Ratio-morphine tablets recalled in Canada due to risk of accidental overdose. Health
Canada. July 9, 2008.

Kuehn BM. FDA turns to electronic "sentinel" to flag prescription drug safety problems.
JAMA. 2008 Jul 9;300(2):156-7.

The following two FDA reports are related:
Information for healthcare professionals: Fluoroquinolone antimicrobial drugs
[ciprofloxacin (marketed as Cipro and generic ciprofloxacin), ciprofloxacin extended
release (marketed as Cipro XR and Proquin XR), gemifloxacin (marketed as Factive),
levofloxacin (marketed as Levaquin), moxifloxacin (marketed as Avelox), norfloxacin
(marketed as Noroxin), and ofloxacin (marketed as Floxin and generic ofloxacin)]. FDA
Alert. July 8, 2008.

News release: FDA requests boxed warnings on fluoroquinolone antimicrobial drugs:
Seeks to strengthen warnings concerning increased risk of tendinitis and tendon
Rupture. FDA News. July 8, 2008.

Dales R, Liu L, Wheeler AJ, Gilbert NL. Quality of indoor residential air and health.
CMAJ. 2008 Jul 15;179(2):147-52.

Watts G. How clean is your water? BMJ. 2008 Jul 2;337:a237. doi: 10.1136/bmj.a237.
Laine L, Shah A, Bemanian S. Intragastric pH with oral vs intravenous bolus plus infusion
proton-pump inhibitor therapy in patients with bleeding ulcers. Gastroenterology. 2008
Jun;134(7):1836-41. Epub 2008 Mar 10.

Peyrin-Biroulet L, Desreumaux P, Sandborn WJ, Colombel JF. Crohn's disease: Beyond
antagonists of tumour necrosis factor. Lancet. 2008 Jul 5;372(9632):67-81.

Kuhn L, Aldrovandi GM, Sinkala M et al; Zambia Exclusive Breastfeeding Study. Effects
of early, abrupt weaning on HIV-free survival of children in Zambia. N Engl J Med. 2008
Jul 10;359(2):130-41. Epub 2008 Jun 4.

Kumwenda NI, Hoover DR, Mofenson LM et al. Extended antiretroviral prophylaxis to
reduce breast-milk HIV-1 transmission. N Engl J Med. 2008 Jul 10;359(2):119-29. Epub
2008 Jun 4.

Gray GE, Saloojee H. Breast-feeding, antiretroviral prophylaxis, and HIV. N Engl J Med.
2008 Jul 10;359(2):189-91. Epub 2008 Jun 4.

Brownstein JS, Freifeld CC, Reis BY, Mandl KD. Surveillance sans frontières: Internet-
based emerging infectious disease intelligence and the healthmap project. PLoS Med.
2008 Jul 8;5(7):e151. [Epub ahead of print].

Yamaza T, Miura Y, Bi Y et al. Pharmacologic stem cell based intervention as a new
approach to osteoporosis treatment in rodents. PLoS ONE. 2008 Jul 9;3(7):e2615.

Clinician’s guide: Fracture prevention treatments for postmenopausal women with
osteoporosis. Rockville MD: AHRQ Effective Health Care; June 2008.

Hollis JF, Gullion CM, Stevens VJ et al; Weight Loss Maintenance Trial Research Group.
Weight loss during the intensive intervention phase of the weight-loss maintenance
trial. Am J Prev Med. 2008 Aug;35(2):118-26.

Piomelli D. The element of surprise. Nat Med. 2008 Jul;14(7):720-1.

Lee JM. Why young adults hold the key to assessing the obesity epidemic in children.
Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2008 Jul;162(7):682-7.
The following study and editorial are related:
Johnson F, Cooke L, Croker H, Wardle J. Changing perceptions of weight in Great Britain:
Comparison of two population surveys. BMJ. 2008 Jul 10;337:a494. doi:

Bleich SN. Public perception of overweight. BMJ. 2008 Jul 10;337:a347. doi:

Hoskin PJ. Opioids in context: Relieving the pain of cancer. The role of comprehensive
cancer management. Palliat Med. 2008 Jun;22(4):303-9.

Zeller JL, Lynm C, Glass RM. JAMA patient page. Prostate cancer. JAMA. 2008 Jul

Lu-Yao GL, Albertsen PC, Moore DF et al. Survival following primary androgen
deprivation therapy among men with localized prostate cancer. JAMA. 2008 Jul

Zahid M, Gaikwad NW, Ali MF et al. Prevention of estrogen-DNA adduct formation in
MCF-10F cells by resveratrol. Free Radic Biol Med. 2008 Jul 15;45(2):136-45. Epub 2008
Apr 8.

Kolata G, Pollack A. Costly cancer drug offers hope, but also a dilemma. New York
Times. July 6, 2008.

Finlay I, Crisp N. Drugs for cancer and copayments. BMJ. 2008 Jun 30;337:a527. doi:

Donaldson C. Top-ups for cancer drugs: Can we kill the zombie for good? BMJ. 2008
Jun 30;337:a578. doi: 10.1136/bmj.a578.

The following two articles are Parts I and II of a Clinical Review in BMJ:
Turner NC, Jones AL. Management of breast cancer--Part I. BMJ. 2008 Jul 4;337:a421.
doi: 10.1136/bmj.a421.

Turner NC, Jones AL. Management of breast cancer--Part II. BMJ. 2008 Jul 11;337:a540.
doi: 10.1136/bmj.a540.

The following two articles are related:
Strong V, Waters R, Hibberd C. Management of depression for people with cancer
(SMaRT oncology 1): A randomised trial. Lancet. 2008 Jul 5;372(9632):40-8.
Rodin G. Treatment of depression in patients with cancer. Lancet. 2008 Jul

Ranilla LG, Kwon YI, Genovese MI et al. Antidiabetes and antihypertension potential of
commonly consumed carbohydrate sweeteners using in vitro models. J Med Food. 2008

Hartman TC, van Rijswijk E. Fungal nail infection. BMJ. 2008 Jul 10;337:a429. doi:

Williams DM, Matthews CE, Rutt C et al. Interventions to increase walking behavior.
Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2008 Jul;40(7 Suppl):S567-73.

Hollis JF, Gullion CM, Stevens VJ et al; Weight Loss Maintenance Trial Research Group.
 Weight loss during the intensive intervention phase of the weight-loss maintenance
trial. Am J Prev Med. 2008 Aug;35(2):118-26.

Becker DJ, Gordon RY, Morris PB et al. Simvastatin vs therapeutic lifestyle changes and
supplements: Randomized primary prevention trial. Mayo Clin Proc. 2008

Parker-Pope T. Should doctors lecture patients about their weight? New York Times.
July 9, 2008.

Andrade AM, Greene GW, Melanson KJ. Eating slowly led to decreases in energy intake
within meals in healthy women. J Am Diet Assoc. 2008 Jul;108(7):1186-91.

O’Connor A. The claim: Beware of drink mixers based on diet soda. New York Times.
July 8, 2008.

Pearce T. Reduced-fat milk OK for all toddlers, doctors say. Globe and Mail. July 15,

Beck L. Food for thought: Cholesterol kids: Rx or exercise. Globe and Mail. July 16,

Parker-Pope T. Ideas & trends: Palpitations over a new pill for kids. New York Times.
July 13, 2008.

C.S Mott Children’s Hospital National Poll on Children’s Health: Obesity tops list of
biggest health problems for kids in 2008. Ann Arbor MI: C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital,
University of Michigan Department of Pediatrics and Communicable Diseases, and the
University of Michigan Child Health Evaluation and Research (CHEAR) Unit. 2008 Jul

Hughes V. Extra drugs and slower weaning lowers HIV risk for newborns. Nat Med.
2008 Jul;14(7):698.

Cregin R, Rappaport AS, Montagnino G et al. Improving pain management for pediatric
patients undergoing nonurgent painful procedures. Am J Health Syst Pharm. 2008 Apr

Okelo SO, Patino CM, Riekert KA et al. Patient factors used by pediatricians to assign
asthma treatment. Pediatrics. 2008 Jul;122(1):e195-201.

Winkelmayer WC, Levin R, Setoguchi S. Associations of kidney function with
cardiovascular medication use after myocardial infarction. Clin J Am Soc Nephrol. 2008
Jul 9. [Epub ahead of print].

Pogson ZE, Antoniak MD, Pacey SJ et al. Does a low sodium diet improve asthma
control? A randomized controlled trial. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2008 Jul
15;178(2):132-8. Epub 2008 May 1.

Weissman JS, Schneider EC, Weingart SN et al. Comparing patient-reported hospital
adverse events with medical record review: Do patients know something that hospitals
do not? Ann Intern Med. 2008 Jul 15;149(2):100-8.
PMID: 18626049 [PubMed - in process]

Hébert PC. Direct-to-consumer advertising: End the compromise. CMAJ. 2008 Jul

Kaufert P, Kaufert J. Distressing news on the therapeutics initiative. CMAJ. 2008 Jul

Mauksch LB, Dugdale DC, Dodson S, Epstein R. Relationship, communication, and
efficiency in the medical encounter: Creating a clinical model from a literature review.
Arch Intern Med. 2008 Jul 14;168(13):1387-95.

Schommer JC, Planas LG, Johnson KA, Doucette WR. Pharmacist-provided medication
therapy management (part 1): Provider perspectives in 2007. J Am Pharm Assoc (2003).
2008 May-Jun;48(3):354-63.
Code on interactions with healthcare professionals. Washington DC: Pharmaceutical
Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA); July 2008.

“You’ve got drugs!” V: Prescription drug pushers on the internet. New York NY: The
National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University (CASA); July

News release: FDA revises process for responding to drug applications. FDA News. July
9, 2008.

Mello MM, Rosenthal MB. Wellness programs and lifestyle discrimination--the legal
limits. N Engl J Med. 2008 Jul 10;359(2):192-9.

Steinbrook R. The (slowly) vanishing prescription pad. N Engl J Med. 2008 Jul

Carey B, Harris G. Psychiatric group faces scrutiny over drug industry ties. New York
Times. July 12, 2008.

Poller L, Keown M, Ibrahim S et al. An international multicenter randomized study of
computer-assisted oral anticoagulant dosage vs. medical staff dosage. J Thromb
Haemost. 2008 Jun;6(6):935-43.

Eckholm E. Abuses are found in online sales of medications. New York Times. July 9,

Schubert C. New countermeasures considered as drug counterfeiting grows. Nat Med.
2008 Jul;14(7):700.

Nussbaum A. Medco, Wal-Mart Merge Digital Prescription Networks (Correct).
Bloomberg.com. July 1, 2008.

Johnson C. Group calls for zero tolerance of doctor bullies. YAHOO!® NEWS. July 9,

The following is a pro and con debate from BMJ:
Driessen E. Are learning portfolios worth the effort? Yes. BMJ. 2008 Jul 11;337:a513.
doi: 10.1136/bmj.39540.415822.AD.

Norman G. Are learning portfolios worth the effort? No. BMJ. 2008 Jul 11;337:a514.
doi: 10.1136/bmj.39541.449306.AD.

A report found via an article in BMJ:
Yadav S. Pharmacists rather than GPs should be first contact for minor ailments, report
says. BMJ. 2008 Jul 11;337:a775. doi: 10.1136/bmj.a775.

Inquiry report on GP access & health improvement in primary care. London: All Party
Parliamentary Group Primary Care & Public Health; July 2008.

The following two articles are related:
Dixon A, Greene J, Hibbard J. Do consumer-directed health plans drive change in
enrollees' health care behavior? Health Aff (Millwood). 2008 Jul-Aug;27(4):1120-31.

Greene J, Hibbard J, Murray JF et al. The impact of consumer-directed health plans on
prescription drug use. Health Aff (Millwood). 2008 Jul-Aug;27(4):1111-9.

Kayser B, Smith AC. Globalisation of anti-doping: The reverse side of the medal.
BMJ. 2008 Jul 4;337:a584. doi: 10.1136/bmj.a584.

Smith MA, Schmidt KT, Iordanou JC, Mustroph ML. Aerobic exercise decreases the
positive-reinforcing effects of cocaine. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2008 Jun 26. [Epub ahead
of print].

McArdle P. Use and misuse of drugs and alcohol in adolescence. BMJ. 2008 Jun
30;337:a306. doi: 10.1136/bmj.a306.

The following articles are part of a four-part series in the Globe and Mail:
Wente M. They're sick of watching people die: Just ask the police and doctors on the
front line - harm reduction doesn't work. Globe and Mail. July 11, 2008.

Wente M. We still await the scientific proof of harm reduction's success. Globe and
Mail. July 14, 2008.

Wente M. Europe’s approach to drugs is more enlightened … it’s tougher. Globe and
Mail. July 17, 2008.

Wente M. Legalization in disguise: Many harm reduction advocates believe the real
harms are done by drug laws, not drugs - addicts, meanwhile, don't get the rehab they
so desperately need. Globe and Mail. July 19, 2008.

The following article and commentary are related:
Eisenberg MJ, Filion KB, Yavin D et al. Pharmacotherapies for smoking cessation: A
meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. CMAJ. 2008 Jul 15;179(2):135-44.

Ebbert JO, Hays JT. The missing link in tobacco control. CMAJ. 2008 Jul 15;179(2):123-4.
Bjorn G. Fearful of vaccines, some parents find cause for celebration. Nat Med. 2008

Vlahos J. Pill-popping pets. New York Times. July 13, 2008.

Willers SM, Wijga AH, Brunekreef B. Maternal food consumption during pregnancy and
the longitudinal development of childhood asthma. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2008 Jul
15;178(2):124-31. Epub 2008 Apr 10.

Liu B, Beral V, Balkwill A, et all; for the Million Women Study Collaborators. Gallbladder
disease and use of transdermal versus oral hormone replacement therapy in
postmenopausal women: Prospective cohort study. BMJ. 2008 Jul 10;337:a386. doi:

Estrogen and progestogen use in postmenopausal women: July 2008 position
statement of The North American Menopause Society. Menopause. 2008 Jun 20. [Epub
ahead of print].

An article by Neil MacKinnon in both English and French:
MacKinnon NJ, Sanmartin C. Middle of the health care pack: Canada's performance in
the 2007 Commonwealth Fund international survey. Can Fam Physician. 2008
Jul;54(7):965-6, 970-1. English, French.

Mackinnon NJ, Sanmartin C. Au milieu du peloton en matiere de sante: Le rendement
du Canada dans le sondage international du Fonds du Commonwealth en 2007. Can Fam
Physician. 2008 Jul;54(7):970-1.

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