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


Atorvastatin reduced coronary and stroke events in patients with hypertension and without dyslipidemia

Review: Low-molecular-weight heparin is effective and safe in the acute coronary syndromes

Estrogen plus progestin did not improve health-related quality of life in postmenopausal women 50 to 79 years of age

Tiotropium reduced exacerbations and health resource use in COPD

Therapy guided by pulmonary artery catheter for high-risk surgical patients was not better than standard care

Review: Rosiglitazone or pioglitazone as add-on therapy is effective for glycemic control in type 2 diabetes

Enalapril reduced the risk for new-onset diabetes in left ventricular dysfunction

A counseling strategy was better than usual care for adopting and maintaining physical activity in type 2 diabetes

Review: Evidence is inconclusive about the role of lower-carbohydrate diets in weight loss in the outpatient setting

Controlled-onset extended-release verapamil was not equivalent to standard therapy for preventing cardiovascular disease

Pacemaker therapy did not reduce recurrent vasovagal syncope


Review: Delirium predicts 12-month mortality independent of dementia status

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