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The following articles are abstracted in the May/June 2002 issue of ACP Journal Club. The declarative title of each abstract as published in ACP Journal Club precedes the article citation.
Review: recombinant human erythropoietin decreases the need for blood transfusions and may delay dialysis in chronic renal failure
Abciximab plus stenting reduced coronary events in patients with acute myocardial infarction
Early goal directed therapy reduced mortality and multiorgan dysfunction in severe sepsis
Enteral nutrition led to fewer postoperative complications than did parenteral feeding in gastrointestinal cancer
Nadolol and isosorbide prevented recurrent variceal bleeding better than endoscopic ligation in cirrhosis
Review: etidronate decreases vertebral but not non-vertebral fractures in postmenopausal women
Review: Hemoccult screening reduces death from colorectal cancer in average risk patients >50 years of age
Olsalazine was not better than placebo in maintaining remission in inactive Crohn disease
Intensive insulin therapy reduced mortality and morbidity in critically ill patients
Review: in relapsing remitting multiple sclerosis, recombinant interferon reduces exacerbations in the first 2 treatment years
Left ventricular assist devices reduced the risk for death and increased 1 year survival in chronic end stage heart failure
Review: adding newer disease modifying drugs or biological agents to methotrexate improved rheumatoid arthritis symptoms
Review: stress hyperglycemia after ischaemic stroke indicates a greater risk for death in patients with diabetes
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