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Additional articles abstracted in ACP Journal Club

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

Therapeutics

Sibrafiban was more toxic than aspirin for prevention of cardiovascular events after acute coronary syndromes

Review: low-molecular weight heparin reduces death but not recurrent VTE events, bleeding, or thrombocytopenia in venous thromboembolism

Low-molecular-weight heparin reduced recurrent venous thromboembolism in patients with pulmonary embolism and proximal DVT

Review: enteral immunonutrition reduces infection risk, days on ventilation, and hospital stay in critically ill patients

Review: kava extract reduces symptoms in adults with anxiety

Risedronate was effective and well tolerated in postmenopausal women with osteoporosis

Infliximab at different doses was effective for rheumatoid arthritis after unsuccessful methotrexate treatment

Intra-arterial recombinant prourokinase improved neurologic recovery in acute middle cerebral artery ischemic stroke

Recombinant tissue-type plasminogen activator at 3 to 5 hours after ischemic acute stroke onset was not effective or safe

Review: calcium antagonists do not reduce death or dependency in acute ischemic stroke

Efavirenz plus zidovudine and lamivudine was more effective and better tolerated than indinavir plus zidovudine and lamivudine in adults with HIV-1 infection

Diagnosis

Review: helical computed tomography for suspected pulmonary embolism needs further evaluation

Review: helical computed tomography for suspected pulmonary embolism needs further evaluation

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