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ADDITIONAL ARTICLES ABSTRACTED IN ACP JOURNAL CLUB
From research evidence to context: the challenge of individualising care
The first symptom of hyperkalaemia is death
The first symptom of hyperkalaemia is death
The first symptom of hyperkalaemia is death: IN RESPONSE
Evidently…*
Review: exercise training delays death and hospital admission in chronic heart failure
6 monthly scheduled follow up of hypertension was equivalent to 3 monthly scheduled follow up
Review: inhaled long acting β2 agonists are effective and safe in stable chronic asthma
Doubling the dose of inhaled corticosteroids during asthma deterioration did not improve asthma control
Review: commonly used pharmacological treatments for bronchiolitis in children do not seem to be effective
Postexposure prophylaxis with oseltamivir reduced influenza transmission in households
Cholesterol lowering with simvastatin reduced stroke in patients with, or at risk of, vascular disease
High dose atorvastatin was superior to standard dose pravastatin in reducing death or major CV events in acute coronary syndrome
Immediate carotid endarterectomy reduced non-perioperative stroke in severe asymptomatic carotid artery stenosis
Valacyclovir reduced genital herpes transmission in couples discordant for herpes simplex virus type 2 infection
CBT added to tapering helped patients with chronic insomnia discontinue benzodiazepine use
Rofecoxib did not slow progression of dementia in patients with established Alzheimer’s disease
Strontium ranelate reduced the risk of vertebral fractures in postmenopausal women with osteoporosis
Review: artesunate added to standard drug treatment reduces treatment failure in malaria
Review: the Ottawa knee rule accurately rules out knee fractures and can substantially reduce the need for x rays in patients with acute knee injuries
Chest radiographs and BNP levels provided complementary information beyond clinical findings for diagnosing heart failure
Review: vaginal signs and symptoms perform poorly in diagnosing vaginal candidiasis, bacterial vaginosis, and vaginal trichomoniasis
Routine clinical variables predicted mortality in patients with heart failure and systolic dysfunction
Review: clinical gestalt strategies and clinical prediction rules have similar discriminate pretest probabilities of pulmonary embolism
The BODE index predicted death in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
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Brownson RC, Baker EA, Leet TL, et al. Evidence-based public health. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2003. ISBN 0-19-514376-0
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