2014’s Most Important Articles – DynaMed

New evidenceWhich five articles from 2014 are most likely to change medical practice?

DynaMed, a  clinical reference tool, offered by Himmelfarb Library has published their list.  To create DynaMed, a continuously updated evidence-based tool, DynaMed editors review a huge segment of the medical literature.  Last year, they considered more than 28,000 articles  and integrated more than 11,000 pieces of new evidence into DynaMed.  Of those articles, DynaMed’s editors have identified the most important articles from 2014:

  1. Pelvic Exam Not Recommended for Screening Asymptomatic Nonpregnant Women.  Reference: Ann Intern Med 2014;161:67
  2. Arthroscopic Partial Meniscectomy Does Not Improve Symptoms of Degenerative Medial Meniscus Tear in Patients Without Knee Osteoarthritis.  Reference:N Engl J Med 2013 Dec 26;369(26):2515
  3. Maternal Vaccination Decreases Risk of Influenza in Mothers and Their Infants.  Reference: N Engl J Med 2014 Sep 4;371(10):918
  4. Bilateral Mastectomy May Not Increase Survival Compared to Breast-Conserving Surgery With Radiation in Women With Unilateral Breast Cancer.  Reference: JAMA 2014 Sep 3;312(9):902
  5. In Adults With Unruptured Brain Arteriovenous Malformation, Interventional Therapy Appears to Worsen Outcomes Compared to Medical Management.  Reference: Lancet 2014 Feb 15;383(9917):614

For more information, please consult the full article in DynaMed EBM Focus.  DynaMed is available from both on- and off-campus locations and is also offered to Himmelfarb Library’s users as an app.  For more information, please contact Laura Abate (leabate@gwu.edu).

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