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The following articles are abstracted in the September/October 2000 issue of ACP Journal Club. The declarative title of each abstract as published in ACP Journal Club precedes the article citation.


The implantable cardioverter defibrillator did not reduce mortality in ventricular arrhythmia

Oral amiodarone was effective and safe for recent-onset atrial fibrillation

Review: Thienopyridines are more effective than aspirin for preventing vascular events in high-risk patients

Review: Carotid endarterectomy for asymptomatic carotid stenosis does not reduce stroke or death

Low-dose rosiglitazone plus sulfonylurea was effective and safe for treating hyperglycemia in type 2 diabetes mellitus

Review: Quality of sedation in the ICU is similar for propofol and midazolam, but propofol shortens the time to extubation

Review: Riluzole increases 12-month survival in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis

Ketoprofen given twice daily and interferon-α 2b increased and maintained response in chronic HCV-related liver disease

Review: Cisapride reduces overall and global symptoms in adults with non-ulcer dyspepsia, but study quality is poor


SimpliRED d-dimer assay did not rule out venous thromboembolism in the emergency department

Review: high quality studies do not show reductions in breast cancer mortality for women screened with mammography


Women with unstable angina received fewer cardiac procedures than did men but were less likely to develop other cardiac events


Eptifibatide was cost-effective in patients with unstable angina or non–Q-wave myocardial infarction