Sunday, March 13, 2011

Weekend reading

While catching up on journals yesterday I learned that:

Some people's headaches will get better with Ibuprofen. Others won't. (Neurology Reviews, November, 2010, page 4).

Alzheimer's patients who are unable to care for their own needs are more likely to be placed in a nursing home than those who are still able to do so. (Neurology Reviews, November, 2010, page 10).

Parkinson's patients who are OLDER at time of disease onset won't live as long as people who are younger (Neurology Reviews, October, 2010, page 5).

29 comments:

Mr Mobius said...

Hoping the British Medical Journal is as insightful once I begin getting it. The student BMJ has all fluff weeded out, and replaced with articles they think are of interest to medical students.

moplans said...

good to know. Thanks Grumpy.

Jess said...

Earthshattering. It makes you thankful for the amount of money spent on necessary research.

Anonymous said...

Do they mean live longer in the terms of time spent living with parkinsons' or age at death?
The rest just make me go "duuurrrrrr."

Anonymous said...

Absolutely brilliant logic. Civilization is saved.
Hallelujah!

guidetomedschool said...

Well, that's insightful...

Kyla said...

Wow, what would we do without studies lime these?

Anonymous said...

You mean you actually read "Neurology Reviews" for the articles? I just like to look at the centerfold.

Anonymous said...

is there any comfort in science confirming common sense?

April said...

Wwoowww. I'm sure their parents are so proud.

Anonymous said...

Publish or perish. If ya got nuttin ta say, ya still gotta say it.

Watercolor said...

Awesome! Imma go ride my bike now. Magazine say I will be tired later.

Not House said...

Neurology Review centrefold?

"Man, check out the basal ganglia on her!"

Anonymous said...

Are you always months behind on your journal reading?

night tech said...

I just wanna know who is funding this shite?

Better not be my Tax dollars @ work ;)

Anonymous said...

REALLY?????
Looks like I can publish some articles for the Neurology Reviews even though I only got a business degree :-) (btw, the business publications are often of the same quality as those).

Anonymous said...

Thanks. I will be able to WOW my neurologist next time I see him. I appreciate you keeping us informed. My friend's Mom told us that people either stay home or go out on New Year's Eve~PRFOUND!

Antje said...

@Anonymous: Who isn't?

Anonymous said...

In other news ....patients who have suffered recent head injuries are more likely to show symptoms of concussion than patients with no history of head trauma.

Val said...

And then there are the people who get better with someone else's Ibuprofen...

RSDS said...

The only headaches that I have found Ibuprofen to relieve are the ones caused by rebound from taking Ibuprofen for other pain, that the Ibuprofen did absolutely nothing to relieve.

a.generic doc said...

I notice these all came from Neurology Reviews which states on it's website:

Neurology Reviews® covers innovative and emerging news in neurology and neuroscience every month, with a focus on practical approaches to treating Parkinson’s disease, epilepsy, headache, stroke, multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer’s disease, and other neurologic disorders.

They didn't mention covering papers which state the obvious as part of their mission.

Anonymous said...

@anon 1:32: Seriously? 90% of doctors don't read anything and golf during required continuing ed. "A couple months behind" on these obviously *crucial* studies is nothing. I think what you meant to say was "kudos to Grumpy for staying informed."

ERP said...

I wanna be a neuro researcher. I can think of dozens of studies to do. Like "people with epilepgy that take seizure medications are less likley to have seizures than those who are noncompliant."

Doris said...

I think your journals need to be renamed:

Common Sense on Parade.

Much more snappy!

>:p

pharmacy chick said...

Wow, so you got your copy of REDUNDANT RESEARCH WEEKLY the same day I did!
btw my word verification is xyvjvd...WTF? Must be from Berzerkystan or someplace.

Sarah Glenn said...

Today: Low cognition at discharge may impede elderly patients' self-care. I'd be willing to go out on a limb and suggest it would impede self-care at ANY age.

http://www.acpinternist.org/weekly/archives/2011/3/15/index.html#discharge

Tee said...

Wow, fascinating research! How ever did you practice medicine without this information?

Asinine Academia said...

I have a site dedicated to posting the ridiculous nonsense that passes for research these days...

www.AsinineAcademia.com

Give it a look if you're interested.
Cheers!

 
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