50 Most Read Articles from 2014 on Read by QxMD

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Here are the 50 articles that received the most attention in 2014 by the ‘Read by QxMD’ community.

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Angus DC1, van der Poll T. Severe sepsis and septic shock. N Engl J Med. 2013 Aug 29;369(9):840-51. PMID: 23984731.


Umpierez GE. How to manage type 2 diabetes in medical and surgical patients in the hospital. Cleve Clin J Med. 2011 Jun;78(6):379-84. PMID: 21632909.


Davenport A1, Ahmad J, Al-Khafaji A, Kellum JA, Genyk YS, Nadim MK. Medical management of hepatorenal syndrome. Nephrol Dial Transplant. 2012 Jan;27(1):34-41. PMID: 22287700.


De Backer D1, Biston P, Devriendt J, Madl C, Chochrad D, Aldecoa C, Brasseur A, Defrance P, Gottignies P, Vincent JL; SOAP II Investigators. Comparison of dopamine and norepinephrine in the treatment of shock. N Engl J Med. 2010 Mar 4;362(9):779-89. PMID: 20200382.


Salerno JC1, Seslar SP. Supraventricular tachycardia. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2009 Mar;163(3):268-74. PMID: 19255396.


Schepke M. Hepatorenal syndrome: current diagnostic and therapeutic concepts. Nephrol Dial Transplant. 2007 Sep;22 Suppl 8:viii2-viii4. PMID: 17890258.


Rajan S. Skin and soft-tissue infections: classifying and treating a spectrum. Cleve Clin J Med. 2012 Jan;79(1):57-66. PMID: 22219235.


Jin J. JAMA patient page. Ebola virus disease. JAMA. 2014 Nov 12;312(18):1942. PMID: 25285380.


Hanley DA1, Cranney A, Jones G, Whiting SJ, Leslie WD, Cole DE, Atkinson SA, Josse RG, Feldman S, Kline GA, Rosen C; Guidelines Committee of the Scientific Advisory Council of Osteoporosis Canada. Vitamin D in adult health and disease: a review and guideline statement from Osteoporosis Canada. CMAJ. 2010 Sep 7;182(12):E610-8. PMID: 20624868.


Felker GM1, Lee KL, Bull DA, Redfield MM, Stevenson LW, Goldsmith SR, LeWinter MM, Deswal A, Rouleau JL, Ofili EO, Anstrom KJ, Hernandez AF, McNulty SE, Velazquez EJ, Kfoury AG, Chen HH, Givertz MM, Semigran MJ, Bart BA, Mascette AM, Braunwald E, O'Connor CM; NHLBI Heart Failure Clinical Research Network. Diuretic strategies in patients with acute decompensated heart failure. N Engl J Med. 2011 Mar 3;364(9):797-805. PMID: 21366472.


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Barzi A1, Sekeres MA. Myelodysplastic syndromes: a practical approach to diagnosis and treatment. Cleve Clin J Med. 2010 Jan;77(1):37-44. PMID: 20048028.

Ingelfinger JR. A New Era for the Treatment of Hyperkalemia? N Engl J Med. 2014 Nov 21. PMID: 25415806.

Giannakopoulos B1, Krilis SA. How I treat the antiphospholipid syndrome. Blood. 2009 Sep 3;114(10):2020-30. PMID: 19587374.

Fernandez HH. Updates in the medical management of Parkinson disease. Cleve Clin J Med. 2012 Jan;79(1):28-35. PMID: 22219231.

Connolly SJ1, Ezekowitz MD, Yusuf S, Eikelboom J, Oldgren J, Parekh A, Pogue J, Reilly PA, Themeles E, Varrone J, Wang S, Alings M, Xavier D, Zhu J, Diaz R, Lewis BS, Darius H, Diener HC, Joyner CD, Wallentin L; RE-LY Steering Committee and Investigators. Dabigatran versus warfarin in patients with atrial fibrillation. N Engl J Med. 2009 Sep 17;361(12):1139-51. PMID: 19717844.

Kaufman RM, Djulbegovic B, Gernsheimer T, Kleinman S, Tinmouth AT, Capocelli KE, Cipolle MD, Cohn CS, Fung MK, Grossman BJ, Mintz PD, Sesok-Pizzini DA, Shander A, Stack GE, Webert KE, Weinstein R, Welch BG, Whitman GJ, Wong EC, Tobian AA. Platelet Transfusion: A Clinical Practice Guideline From the AABB. Ann Intern Med. 2014 Nov 11. PMID: 25383671.

Fauci AS. Ebola--underscoring the global disparities in health care resources. N Engl J Med. 2014 Sep 18;371(12):1084-6. PMID: 25119491.

Anekwe L. New guideline on β blockers challenges ESC advice. Lancet. 2014 Feb 22;383(9918):682. PMID: 24567971.

Dixit S1, DiFiori JP, Burton M, Mines B. Management of patellofemoral pain syndrome. Am Fam Physician. 2007 Jan 15;75(2):194-202. PMID: 17263214.

Lembke A. Why doctors prescribe opioids to known opioid abusers. N Engl J Med. 2012 Oct 25;367(17):1580-1. PMID: 23094719.

James PA1, Oparil S2, Carter BL1, Cushman WC3, Dennison-Himmelfarb C4, Handler J5, Lackland DT6, LeFevre ML7, MacKenzie TD8, Ogedegbe O9, Smith SC Jr10, Svetkey LP11, Taler SJ12, Townsend RR13, Wright JT Jr14, Narva AS15, Ortiz E16. 2014 evidence-based guideline for the management of high blood pressure in adults: report from the panel members appointed to the Eighth Joint National Committee (JNC 8). JAMA. 2014 Feb 5;311(5):507-20. PMID: 24352797.

Darouiche RO1, Wall MJ Jr, Itani KM, Otterson MF, Webb AL, Carrick MM, Miller HJ, Awad SS, Crosby CT, Mosier MC, Alsharif A, Berger DH. Chlorhexidine-Alcohol versus Povidone-Iodine for Surgical-Site Antisepsis. N Engl J Med. 2010 Jan 7;362(1):18-26. PMID: 20054046.

Siu SC1, Silversides CK. Bicuspid aortic valve disease. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2010 Jun 22;55(25):2789-800. PMID: 20579534.

American Gastroenterological Association, Bharucha AE, Dorn SD, Lembo A, Pressman A. American Gastroenterological Association medical position statement on constipation. Gastroenterology. 2013 Jan;144(1):211-7. PMID: 23261064.

Sklar DP. 2013 Question of the year: what is a doctor? What is a nurse? Acad Med. 2013 Jan;88(1):3. PMID: 23267213.

Sherwood E. What's new in Shock? September 2013. Shock. 2013 Sep;40(3):163-5. PMID: 23949390.

NICE-SUGAR Study Investigators, Finfer S, Chittock DR, Su SY, Blair D, Foster D, Dhingra V, Bellomo R, Cook D, Dodek P, Henderson WR, Hébert PC, Heritier S, Heyland DK, McArthur C, McDonald E, Mitchell I, Myburgh JA, Norton R, Potter J, Robinson BG, Ronco JJ. Intensive versus conventional glucose control in critically ill patients. N Engl J Med. 2009 Mar 26;360(13):1283-97. PMID: 19318384.

Farrar JJ1, Piot P. The Ebola emergency--immediate action, ongoing strategy. N Engl J Med. 2014 Oct 16;371(16):1545-6. PMID: 25244185.

Srivastava R. Speaking up--when doctors navigate medical hierarchy. N Engl J Med. 2013 Jan 24;368(4):302-5. PMID: 23343060.

Bird JM1, Owen RG, D'Sa S, Snowden JA, Pratt G, Ashcroft J, Yong K, Cook G, Feyler S, Davies F, Morgan G, Cavenagh J, Low E, Behrens J; Haemato-oncology Task Force of British Committee for Standards in Haematology (BCSH) and UK Myeloma Forum. Guidelines for the diagnosis and management of multiple myeloma 2011. Br J Haematol. 2011 Jul;154(1):32-75. PMID: 21569004.


Roy D1, Talajic M, Nattel S, Wyse DG, Dorian P, Lee KL, Bourassa MG, Arnold JM, Buxton AE, Camm AJ, Connolly SJ, Dubuc M, Ducharme A, Guerra PG, Hohnloser SH, Lambert J, Le Heuzey JY, O'Hara G, Pedersen OD, Rouleau JL, Singh BN, Stevenson LW, Stevenson WG, Thibault B, Waldo AL; Atrial Fibrillation and Congestive Heart Failure Investigators. Rhythm control versus rate control for atrial fibrillation and heart failure. N Engl J Med. 2008 Jun 19;358(25):2667-77. PMID: 18565859.

Paediatr Child Health. 2011 Dec;16(10):661-70. PMID: 23204909.

McMahon GM1, Waikar SS. Biomarkers in nephrology: Core Curriculum 2013. Am J Kidney Dis. 2013 Jul;62(1):165-78. PMID: 23455173.

Rosen SL1, Reuben DB. Geriatric assessment tools. Mt Sinai J Med. 2011 Jul-Aug;78(4):489-97. PMID: 21748738.

Edmond MB1, Diekema DJ1, Perencevich EN2. Ebola Virus Disease and the Need for New Personal Protective Equipment. JAMA. 2014 Oct 28. PMID: 25350321.

Spasovski G1, Vanholder R, Allolio B, Annane D, Ball S, Bichet D, Decaux G, Fenske W, Hoorn EJ, Ichai C, Joannidis M, Soupart A, Zietse R, Haller M, van der Veer S, Van Biesen W, Nagler E; Hyponatraemia Guideline Development Group. Clinical practice guideline on diagnosis and treatment of hyponatraemia. Nephrol Dial Transplant. 2014 Apr;29 Suppl 2:i1-i39. PMID: 24569496.

Stone NJ, Robinson JG, Lichtenstein AH, Goff DC Jr, Lloyd-Jones DM, Smith SC Jr, Blum C, Schwartz JS; 2013 ACC/AHA Cholesterol Guideline Panel. Treatment of blood cholesterol to reduce atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease risk in adults: synopsis of the 2013 American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association cholesterol guideline. Ann Intern Med. 2014 Mar 4;160(5):339-43. PMID: 24474185.

ASTRAL Investigators, Wheatley K, Ives N, Gray R, Kalra PA, Moss JG, Baigent C, Carr S, Chalmers N, Eadington D, Hamilton G, Lipkin G, Nicholson A, Scoble J. Revascularization versus medical therapy for renal-artery stenosis. N Engl J Med. 2009 Nov 12;361(20):1953-62. PMID: 19907042.

Kristensen SD, Knuuti J, Saraste A, Anker S, Bøtker HE, Hert SD, Ford I, Gonzalez-Juanatey JR, Gorenek B, Heyndrickx GR, Hoeft A, Huber K, Iung B, Kjeldsen KP, Longrois D, Lüscher TF, Pierard L, Pocock S, Price S, Roffi M, Sirnes PA, Sousa-Uva M, Voudris V, Funck-Brentano C; Authors/Task Force Members. 2014 ESC/ESA Guidelines on non-cardiac surgery: cardiovascular assessment and management: The Joint Task Force on non-cardiac surgery: cardiovascular assessment and management of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) and the European Society of Anaesthesiology (ESA). Eur Heart J. 2014 Sep 14;35(35):2383-431. PMID: 25086026.

Rademacher J1, Welte T. Bronchiectasis--diagnosis and treatment. Dtsch Arztebl Int. 2011 Dec;108(48):809-15. PMID: 22211147.

Diamanti-Kandarakis E1, Dunaif A. Insulin resistance and the polycystic ovary syndrome revisited: an update on mechanisms and implications. Endocr Rev. 2012 Dec;33(6):981-1030. PMID: 23065822.

ARISE Investigators; ANZICS Clinical Trials Group, Peake SL, Delaney A, Bailey M, Bellomo R, Cameron PA, Cooper DJ, Higgins AM, Holdgate A, Howe BD, Webb SA, Williams P. Goal-directed resuscitation for patients with early septic shock. N Engl J Med. 2014 Oct 16;371(16):1496-506. PMID: 25272316.

Prasad MR, Funai E. Oxytocin use during active labor: too much of a good thing? Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2012 Dec;207(6):439-40. PMID: 23174386.

Reilly BM. Don't learn on me--are teaching hospitals patient-centered? N Engl J Med. 2014 Jul 24;371(4):293-5. PMID: 25054715.

Lustig RH. Fructose: it's "alcohol without the buzz". Adv Nutr. 2013 Mar 1;4(2):226-35. PMID: 23493539.

Chappell D1, Jacob M, Hofmann-Kiefer K, Conzen P, Rehm M. A rational approach to perioperative fluid management. Anesthesiology. 2008 Oct;109(4):723-40. PMID: 18813052.

Katkhouda N1, Mason RJ, Towfigh S, Gevorgyan A, Essani R. Laparoscopic versus open appendectomy: a prospective randomized double-blind study. Ann Surg. 2005 Sep;242(3):439-48; discussion 448-50. PMID: 16135930.

Perel P1, Roberts I. Colloids versus crystalloids for fluid resuscitation in critically ill patients. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2012 Jun 13;6:CD000567. PMID: 22696320.



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