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The following articles are abstracted in the November/December 2000 issue of ACP Journal Club. The declarative title of each abstract as published in ACP Journal Club precedes the article citation.
Losartan did not improve survival more than did captopril but was better tolerated in symptomatic heart failure
Low dose amiodarone was better than sotalol or propafenone for preventing first recurrence of atrial fibrillation
Physiological and ventricular pacing had similar rates of combined stroke and cardiovascular mortality
More patients with acute ischaemic stroke who received ancrod had good functional status at 3 months
Invasive diagnosis for ventilator associated pneumonia reduced 14 day mortality and antibiotic use
Rifampin and pyrazinamide for 2 months prevented TB in patients with HIV infection who had a positive tuberculin test result
Review: antimycobacterial therapy does not increase the rate of maintenance of remission in Crohn's disease
Review: intravascular catheter related infections can be prevented by using simple procedures
CT scanning before fibreoptic bronchoscopy improved the accuracy of bronchoscopy in suspected endobronchial carcinoma
Review: oral but not inhaled corticosteroids improve radiographic outcomes in patients with pulmonary sarcoidosis
Metformin plus rosiglitazone had more effective glycaemic control than metformin alone in type 2 diabetes mellitus
Review: hyperglycaemia after myocardial infarction increases the risk of death in patients with and without diabetes mellitus
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