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ADDITIONAL ARTICLES ABSTRACTED IN ACP JOURNAL CLUB

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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.

Therapeutics

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

Prognosis

Review: stress hyperglycemia after ischaemic stroke indicates a greater risk for death in patients with diabetes

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