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The following articles are abstracted in the March/April 2002 issue of ACP Journal Club. The declarative title of each abstract as published in APC Journal Club precedes the article citation.
Review: platelet glycoprotein IIb/IIIa blockers for PCI or acute coronary syndromes reduce death and MI but increase bleeding
Abciximab did not reduce death or myocardial infarction in the acute coronary syndrome without early revascularization
Tenecteplase plus enoxaparin or abciximab was better than tenecteplase plus unfractionated heparin for acute MI
Reteplase plus abciximab and reteplase alone led to similar 30-day mortality rates in acute MI
Prone positioning for acute respiratory failure improved short-term oxygenation but not survival
Itraconazole was as effective as amphotericin B for fever and neutropenia in cancer and led to fewer adverse events
Single-dose doxycycline prevented Lyme disease after an Ixodes scapularis tick bite
Prolonged antibiotic treatment did not relieve chronic symptoms in Lyme disease
A community support program for dementia delayed but did not reduce institutionalization over 2 years
Donepezil improved the clinical state and quality of life in moderate-to-severe Alzheimer disease
Clinical and radiologic evaluation had moderate sensitivity and specificity for detecting idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis
Rule-based computerized reminders increased ordering of preventive services in an inpatient setting
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