November 4th, 2013
Selections from Richard Lehman’s Literature Review: November 4th
Richard Lehman, BM, BCh, MRCGP
CardioExchange is pleased to reprint this selection from Dr. Richard Lehman’s weekly journal review blog at BMJ.com. Selected summaries are relevant to our audience, but we encourage members to engage with the entire blog.
JAMA Intern Med 28 Oct 2013 Vol 173
Better Diet Quality and Decreased Mortality Among MI Survivors (pg. 1808): Survivors of myocardial infarction in the Nurses’ Health Study (women) and the Health Professionals Follow-up Study provided food diaries which allowed the authors of this study to assess how “healthily” they ate and what effect this had on their survival. The score they used (AHEI2010) was based on an idealised “Mediterranean diet” and includes bonus points for moderate alcohol intake. Those who followed this diet had lower all-cause mortality after MI. Mildly interesting, but like all observational dietary studies, not actually science.
NEJM 31 Oct 2013 Vol 369
Circulatory Shock: If you are the kind of doctor who sees a lot of circulatory shock, you may want to read the latest clinical review on this topic.