Replay: We’re Back (pain)! Perioperative Atrial Fibrillation, Paracetamol and back pain


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Originally aired September 3, 2014: Perioperative AFib and Long-Term Risk of Ischemic Stroke; Paracetamol not more effective than placebo in acute low back pain

Nathan and Amol want you to:

1. Understand that perioperative atrial fibrillation is associated with increased long-term risk of ischemic stroke.

2. Recognize that a high quality Randomized Controlled Trial demonstrates that paracetamol is not more effective than placebo for treating acute lower back pain.

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The papers

G Gialdini et al. Perioperative atrial fibrillation and the long-term risk of ischemic stroke. JAMA. 2014 Aug 13;312(6):616-22. (PubMed).

CM Williams et al. Efficacy of paracetamol for acute low-back pain: a double-blind, randomised controlled trial. Lancet, published online July 24, 2014. (PubMed).

Good stuff

Nathan:

JB Morris, SV Burke, JS Berns. Are We Paying Our Housestaff Fairly? Ann Surg. 2014 Jul;260(1):1-2. (PubMed).

Amol:

Members of previously uncontacted tribe infected with flu, Heather Pringle, Science, July 21, 2014.

Amazon tribe’s first contact with modern world. (Video). 

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