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Clinical Medicine: GIM Journal Club 2012

Journal Club 2012/13

Sept 5 - Lee TH et al. Derivation and Prospective Validation of a Simple Index for Prediction of Cardiac Risk of Major Noncardiac Surgery. Circulation 1999; 100: 1043-1049.

Sept 12 - Rowan JA et al. Metformin versus Insulin for the Treatment of Gestational Diabetes. N Engl J Med 2008; 358;2003-15.

Sept 19 - Kannel WB, Castelli WP, Gordon T.. Cholesterol in the prediction of atherosclerotic disease. New perspectives based on the Framingham study. Ann Intern Med 1979;90(1):85-91.

Sept 26 - The NICE-SUGAR Study Investigators. Intensive versus Conventional Glucose Control in Critically Ill Patients. N Engl J Med 2009; 360:1283-97.

Oct 3 - Verdecchia P, Porcellati C, Schillaci G et al. Ambulatory blood pressure. An independent predictor of prognosis in essential hypertension. Hypertension 1994;24(6):793-801

Oct 10 - Mangano DT, et al. Effect of atenolol on mortality and cardiovascular morbidity after noncardiac surgery. NEJM 1996; 335(23): 1713-1801

Oct 17 - Siu et al. Prospective Multicenter Study of Pregnancy Outcomes in Women with Heart Disease. Circulation 2001; 104: 515-521.

Oct 24 - Assmann G, Schulte H.. Relation of high-density lipoprotein cholesterol and triglycerides to incidence of atherosclerotic coronary artery disease (the PROCAM experience). Prospective Cardiovascular Munster study. Am J Cardiol 1992;70(7):733-737

Oct 31 - McFalls et al. Coronary-Artery Revascularization before Elective Major Vascular Surgery. N Engl J Med 2004; 351: 2795-804

Nov 7 - The Heart Outcomes Prevention Evaluation Study Investigators. Effects of an Angiotensin-Converting-Enzyme Inhibitor, Ramipril, on Cardiovascular Events in High-Risk Patients. N Engl J Med 2000; 342:145-53.

Nov 14 - McAlister FA, et al. Accuracy of the Preoperative Assessment in Predicting Pulmonary Risk after Nonthoracic Surgery. Am J Respir Crit Med 167: 741-744.

Nov 21 - Bellamy et al. Pre-eclampsia and risk of cardiovascular disease and cancer in later life: systematic review and meta-analysis. BMJ online.

Nov 28 - Stergiou GS, Bliziotis IA.. Home blood pressure monitoring in the diagnosis and treatment of hypertension: a systematic review. Am J Hypertens 2011;24(2):123-134

Dec 5 - Redelmeier DA, Thiruchelvam D, Daneman N. Delirium after elective surgery among elderly patients taking statins. CMAJ 2009; 179(7):645-52.

Dec 12 - The Action to Control Cardiovascular Risk in Diabetes Study Group. Effects of Intensive Glucose Lowering in Type 2 Diabetes. N Engl J Med 2008; 358; 2545-59.

Dec 19 - Fisher BW et al. The Ankle-to-Arm Blood Pressure Index Predicts Risk of Cardiac Complications After Noncardiac Surgery. Anesth Analg 2008; 107:149-54.

Jan 9 - POISE Study Group. Effects of extended-release metoprolol succinate in patients undergoing non-cardiac surgery (POISE trial): a randomized controlled trial. www.lancet.com Published oncline May 13, 2008.

Jan 16 - Feig et al. Risk of development of diabetes mellitus after diagnosis of gestational diabetes. CMAJ 2008: 179(3): 229-34.

Jan 23 - Etchells, etl al. A Bedside Clinical Predication Rule for Detecting Moderate or Severe Aortic Stenosis. J Gen Intern Med 1998; 13:699-704.

Jan 30 - The HAPO Study Cooperative Research Group. Hyperglycemia and Adverse Pregnancy Outcomes. NEJM 2008: 358: 1991-2002.

Feb 6 - Bulbulia R, Bowman L, Wallendszus K et al. Effects on 11-year mortality and morbidity of lowering LDL cholesterol with simvastatin for about 5 years in 20,536 high-risk individuals: a randomised controlled trial. Lancet 2011;378(9808):2013-2020

Feb 13 - Perioperative beta-blocker therapy and mortality after major noncardiac surgery.

Feb 20 - Major outcomes in high-risk hypertensive patients randomized to angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor or calcium channel blocker vs diuretic: The Antihypertensive and Lipid-Lowering Treatment to Prevent Heart Attack Trial (ALLHAT). JAMA 2002;288(23):2981-2997

Feb 27 - Marik PE and Varon J. Requirement of Perioperative Stress Doses of Corticosteroids. A Systematic Review of the Literature. Arch Surg. 2008; 143(12): 1222-1226.

Mar 6 - The Magpie Trial Collaboration Group. Do women with pre-eclampsia, and their babies, benefit from magnesium sulphate? The Magpie Trial: A randomised placebo-controlled trial. Lancet. 2002; 359: 1877–1890.

Mar 13 - Hansson L, Zanchetti A, Carruthers SG et al. Effects of intensive blood-pressure lowering and low-dose aspirin in patients with hypertension: principal results of the Hypertension Optimal Treatment (HOT) randomised trial. HOT Study Group. Lancet 1998;351(9118):1755-1762

Mar 20 - Schouten et al. Fluvastatin and Perioperative Events in Patients Undergoing Vascular Surgery. N Engl J Med 2009; 361:980-9.

Mar 27 - Esler MD, Krum H, Sobotka PA et al. Renal sympathetic denervation in patients with treatment-resistant hypertension (The Symplicity HTN-2 Trial): a randomised controlled trial. Lancet 2010;376(9756):1903-1909

Apr 3 - Risk of intraoperative hypotension with loop diuretics: a randomized controlled trial. Khan NA, Campbell NR, Frost SD, Gilbert K, Michota FA, Usmani A, Seal D, Ghali WA. Am J Med. 2010 Nov;123(11):1059.e1-8

Apr 10 - A Multicenter Randomized Trial of Treatment for Mild Gestational Diabetes

Apr 17 - LaRosa JC, Grundy SM, Waters DD et al. Intensive lipid lowering with atorvastatin in patients with stable coronary disease. N Engl J Med 2005;352(14):1425-1435

Apr 24 - Risk of Orthopedic Surgical Site Infections in Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis Treated with Antitumour Necrosis Factor Alfa Therapy

May 1 - Randomised trial of cholesterol lowering in 4444 patients with coronary heart disease: the Scandinavian Simvastatin Survival Study (4S). Lancet 1994;344(8934):1383-1389

May 8 - PausJenssen L et al. An internist’s role in perioperative medicine: a survey of surgeons’ opinions. BMC Family Practice 2008; 9:4.

May 15 - Raheem IA et al. Oral nifedipine versus intravenous labetalol for acute blood pressure control in hypertensive emergencies of pregnancy: a randomized trial.

May 22 - Ruggenenti P, Perna A, Loriga G et al. Blood-pressure control for renoprotection in patients with non-diabetic chronic renal disease (REIN-2): multicentre, randomised controlled trial. Lancet 2005;365(9463):939-946

May 29 - Dunkelgrun et al. Bisoprolol and Fluvastatin for the Reduction of Perioperative Cardiac Mortality and Myocardial Infarction in Intermediate-Risk Patients Undergoing Noncardiovascular Surgery. A Randomized Controlled Trial (DECREASE-IV). Ann Surg 2009; 249: 921-926.

Jun 5 - Beckett NS, Peters R, Fletcher AE et al. Treatment of hypertension in patients 80 years of age or older. N Engl J Med 2008;358(18):1887-1898

Jun 12 - Effect of perioperative statins on death, myocardial infarction, atrial fibrillation, and length of stay: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Arch Surg. 2012 Feb;147(2):181-9.

Jun 19 - Ridker PM, Danielson E, Fonseca FA et al. Rosuvastatin to prevent vascular events in men and women with elevated C-reactive protein. N Engl J Med 2008;359(21):2195-2207