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


Clopidogrel after percutaneous coronary intervention was effective

Women responded to an early invasive strategy as well as men in the acute coronary syndrome

Review: Antihypertensive drugs do not differ for comparative benefit or risk in severe hypertension during pregnancy

Review: Anticoagulants are not more effective than antiplatelet agents in acute ischemic stroke

Systemic plus topical antibiotic prophylaxis reduced acquired infections and organ dysfunction in critically ill adults

Celecoxib was as effective as diclofenac plus omeprazole in reducing recurrent ulcer bleeding in arthritis

Review: Parathyroid hormone increases lumbar spine bone mineral density and decreases vertebral fractures in osteoporosis

Discontinuation of inhaled fluticasone led to increased exacerbations in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

Caspofungin was as effective as amphotericin B for invasive candidiasis

Review: Debridement using hydrogel seems to be better than standard wound care for healing diabetic foot ulcer

Review: SAMe reduces symptoms in depression, osteoarthritis, and liver disease


Doppler echocardiography was more accurate than B-type natriuretic peptide assay for detecting CHF in acute dyspnea