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Additional Articles Abstracted in ACP Journal Club

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The following articles are abstracted in the January/February 2000 issue of ACP Journal Club. The declarative title of each abstract as published in ACP Journal Club precedes the article citation.

Therapeutics

Controlled- and extended-release metoprolol reduced mortality in congestive heart failure

Abciximab and stenting reduced death, myocardial infarction, and repeated revascularization in coronary revascularization

Cognitive behavioral therapy reduced noncardiac chest pain and use of psychological services

Low-dose aspirin reduced combined 3-month risk for stroke, MI, and death after cartoid endarterectomy

Tissue plasminogen activator improved function at 6 and 12 months after ischemic stroke

Review: treatment of gastroesophageal reflux does not improve asthma outcomes

Review: the effectiveness of acupuncture for nonspecific low-back pain is unclear

Therapeutic NCPAP was more effective than subtherapeutic NCPAP in obstructive sleep apnea

Neostigmine improved acute colonic pseudo-obstruction quickly and effectively

Plasma volume expansion with albumin reduced renal impairment and death in cirrhosis and spontaneous bacterial peritonitis

Endoscopic ligation was better than propranolol for prevention of bleeding from esophageal varices

Ramipril reduced the rate of progression to end stage renal disease and overt proteinuria in non-diabetic nephropathy

Aetiology

Younger women with acute MI had more in-hospital deaths than men of the same age

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