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The following articles are abstracted in the Sep/Oct 2003 issue of ACP Journal Club. The declarative title of each abstract as published in ACP Journal Club precedes the article citation.


Nurse telemanagement improved outcomes and reduced cost of care more than home nurse visits in chronic heart failure

Review: Implantable cardioverter defibrillators reduce sudden cardiac death, all-cause mortality, and cardiac mortality

Natalizumab increased clinical remission and clinical response in moderate-to-severe Crohn disease

Review: 9 drugs prevent an increase in radiographic scores of bone erosion in joints in adult rheumatoid arthritis

ACE inhibitors reduced cardiovascular events and all-cause mortality in elderly persons with hypertension

Acetylcysteine prevented acute deterioration in renal function after coronary angiography in moderate renal insufficiency

An early invasive strategy reduced death, myocardial infarction, and hospital readmissions at 2 years in unstable CAD

Sildenafil reduced antidepressant-associated sexual dysfunction in men with remitted major depressive disorder

Both invasive and optimized medical therapies improved quality of life in angina but invasive therapy had fewer major adverse cardiac events

Higher serum digoxin levels were associated with increased mortality in CHF

Low-intensity warfarin therapy prevented recurrent venous thromboembolism


Detecting and treating tuberculosis infection in immigrants from developing countries was cost-effective

Rheumatoid arthritis increased the risk for myocardial infarction in women

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