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The following articles are abstracted in the Nov/Dec 2007 issue of ACP Journal Club. The declarative title of each abstract as published in ACP Journal Club precedes the article citation.

THERAPEUTICS

Screening ultrasonography for abdominal aortic aneurysm reduced mortality in older men and was cost-effective in the long term

Kim LG, Scott RA, Ashton HA, et al. A sustained mortality benefit from screening for abdominal aortic aneurysm. Ann Intern Med 2007;146:699–706.

Review: Meglitinide analogues reduce glucose in type 2 diabetes, but morbidity and mortality effects are unknown

Black C, Donnelly P, McIntyre L, et al. Meglitinide analogues for type 2 diabetes mellitus. Cochrane Database Syst Rev 2007;(2):CD004654.

N-terminal-pro-B-type natriuretic peptide testing reduced duration of ED visits in patients presenting with dyspnea

Moe GW, Howlett J, Januzzi JL, et al. N-terminal pro-B-type natriuretic peptide testing improves the management of patients with suspected acute heart failure: primary results of the Canadian prospective randomized multicenter IMPROVE-CHF study. …

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