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The following articles are abstracted in the November and December 2008 issues of ACP Journal Club. The declarative title of each abstract as published in ACP Journal Club precedes the article citation.
Tibolone reduced risk for fractures and breast cancer but increased risk for stroke in older women with osteoporosis
Cummings SR, Ettinger B, Delmas PD, et al. The effects of tibolone in older postmenopausal women. N Engl J Med 2008;359:697–708.
Review: Hemoglobin-based blood substitutes increase mortality and myocardial infarction in surgical, trauma, and stroke settings
Natanson C, Kern SJ, Lurie P, et al. Cell-free hemoglobin-based blood substitutes and risk of myocardial infarction and death: a meta-analysis. JAMA 2008;299:2304–12.
4% lidocaine gel applied to the breasts before screening mammography reduced discomfort
Lambertz CK, …
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