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ADDITIONAL ARTICLES ABSTRACTED IN ACP JOURNAL CLUB

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

Therapeutics

Immediate revascularization for cardiogenic shock afer MI reduced 6-month mortality

Empirical oral and IV antibiotics had similar effects for febrile neutropenia during chemotherapy in low-risk patients with cancer

Empirical oral and IV antibiotics had similar effects for febrile neutropenia during chemotherapy in low-risk patients with cancer

Review: vitamin D plus calcium is more effective than no therapy or calcium alone in corticosteroid-induced osteoporosis

Review: specially designed products to prevent or heal pressure ulcers are more effective than standard mattresses

Review: external hip protectors reduce the risk for hip fractures in elderly persons

Integrated outpatient treatment increased abstinence in men with alcohol-related illness who were ongoing drinkers

Review: long-term ursodeoxycholic acid does not prevent mortality or morbidity in primary biliary cirrhosis

Diagnosis

A 2-hour oral glucose tolerance test result ≥11.1 mmol/L predicted all-cause mortality better than a fasting glucose level ≥7.0 mmol/L

Aetiology

Increased time from assessment to angioplasty was associated with an increased 30-day mortality rate

Review: pooled heterogeneous studies show an association between Heliocbacter pylori infection and gastric cancer

Clinical prediction guide

A simple index predicted cardiac complications in elective major noncardiac surgery

Organ system function, general health, social support, and age predicted discharge from a postacute geriatric unit to the community

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