Skip to main content

Clinical Medicine: GIM Journal Club 2013-14

Journal Club 2013/14

July 10 - Badin Altit et al  (2013).  Aggressive Fluid and Sodium Restriction in Acute Decompenstated heart Failure. A Randomized Clinic Trial. JAMA Intern Med., Published online May 20, 2013

July 17 -  Butt et al. (2012). The Risk of Hip Fracture After Initiating Antihypertensive Drugs in the Elderly. Arch Intern Med., 172(22):1739-44.

July 24 – Rolfe & Burton (2013). Reassurance After Diagnostic Testing With a Low Pretest Probability of Serious Disease Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. JAMA Intern Med.,173(6), 407-16.

July 31 -  Anderson et al (2013).  Aspirin Versus Low-Molecular-Weight Heparin for Extended Venous Thromboembolism Prophylaxis After Total Hip Arthroplasty: A Randomized Trial. Ann Intern Med. 2013 Jun 4;158(11):800-6

Aug 7 – London et al (2013). Association of Perioperative β-Blockade With Mortality and Cardiovascular Morbidity Following Major Noncardiac Surgery. JAMA., 309(16), 1704-13

Aug 14 – Morton et al (2010).  Risk of Bleeding With Single, Dual, or Triple Therapy With Warfarin, Aspirin, and Clopidogrel in Patients With Atrial Fibrillation. Arch Intern Med.170(16), 1433-41.

Aug 21 -  Anderson et al. (2013).  2012 Update of the Canadian Cardiovascular Society Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Treatment of Dyslipidemia for the Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease in the Adult. Can J Cardiol. 29(2):151-67

Aug 28 - Schulman  et al (2013).  Abstract for Extended Use of Dabigatran, Warfarin, or Placebo in Venous Thromboembolism. N Engl J Med., 368(8):709-18

Sep 4 -  Bramhan et al (2013).  Postpartum management of hypertension. BMJ.346, f894

Sep 11 - Lalmohamed  et al (2012). Timing of acute myocardial infarction in patients undergoing total hip or knee replacement: a nationwide cohort study. Arch Intern Med.  172(16), 1229-35.

Sep 18 - Leuppi et al (2013).  Short-term vs Conventional Glucocorticoid Therapy in Acute Exacerbations of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease: The REDUCE Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA, 309(21):2223-31.

Sep 25 - Ekström  (2013).  Aspirin treatment and risk of first incident cardiovascular diseases in patients with type 2 diabetes: an observational study from the Swedish National Diabetes Register. BMJ Open.  3(4). pii: e002688

Oct 2- Eikelboom et al. (2001).  Extended-duration prophylaxis against venous thromboembolism after total hip or knee replacement: a meta-analysis of the randomised trials. Lancet, 358(9275), 9-15.

Oct 9 – Rosso et al. (2012).  Intensive versus subcutaneous insulin in patients with hyperacute stroke: results from the randomized INSULINFARCT trial. Stroke. 43(9), 2343-9.

Oct 16 -  Rowan (2011).  Metformin in Gestational Diabetes: The Offspring Follow-Up (MiG TOFU) Body composition at 2 years of age. Diabetes Care., 34(10):2279-84.

Oct 23 – Huffman et al (2013). Statins for the primary prevention of cardiovascular disease. Cochrane Database Syst Rev.  1:CD004816

Oct 30 – Goodman & Paget (2012).  Perioperative Drug Safety in Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis. Rheum Dis Clin North Am. 38(4):747-59.

Nov 6 -  Villanueva et al. (2013).  Transfusion strategies for acute upper gastrointestinal bleeding. N Engl J Med. 368(1):11-21

Nov 13 – Healey et al (2012).  Periprocedural bleeding and thromboembolic events with dabigatran compared with warfarin: results from the Randomized Evaluation of Long-Term Anticoagulation Therapy (RE-LY) randomized trial. Circulation. 126(3):343-8

Nov 20 – Yang et al (2006). The effects of perioperative beta-blockade: Results of the Metoprolol after Vascular Surgery (MaVS) study, a randomized controlled trial. Am Heart J. 152(5):983-90.

Nov 27 - Becattini et al. (2012).  Aspirin for preventing the recurrence of venous thromboembolism. N Engl J Med. 366(21):1959-67

Dec 4 – Dhalla et al. (2013).  Chlorthalidone Versus Hydrochlorothiazide for the Treatment of Hypertension in Older Adults. A Population-Based Cohort Study. Ann Intern Med.  158(6):447-55

Dec 11 - Lopez-Olivo et al (2012). Cervical Spine Radiographs in patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis Undergoing Anesthesia. J Clin Rheumatol. 18(2):61-6

Jan 8 – Hong et al (2012).  Effects of metformin versus glipizide on cardiovascular outcomes in patients with type 2 diabetes and coronary artery disease. Diabetes Care.  36(5):1304-11

Jan 15 – Edvardsen et al (2012).  Air travel and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: a new algorithm for pre-flight evaluation. Thorax. 67(11):964-9

Jan 22 – Donze et al (2012). Scores to predict major bleeding risk during oral anticoagulation therapy: a prospective validation study. Am J Med. 125(11):1095-102

Jan 29 - Adesanya et al (2010).  Perioperative Management of Obstructive Sleep Apnea.  Chest, 138(6), 1489-98.

Feb 5 - Schauer et al . (2012). Bariatric surgery versus intensive medical therapy in obese patients with diabetes. N Engl J Med. 366(17):1567-76

Feb 12 – Piccini et al (2013). Renal dysfunction as a predictor of stroke and systemic embolism in patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation: validation of the R(2)CHADS(2) index in the ROCKET AF (Rivaroxaban Once-daily, oral, direct factor Xa inhibition Compared with vitamin K antagonism for prevention of stroke and Embolism Trial in Atrial Fibrillation) and ATRIA (AnTicoagulation and Risk factors In Atrial fibrillation) study cohorts. Circulation.127(2):224-32.

Feb 19 -  POISE Trial

Feb 26 -  Lawrence et al. (2006). Strategies to reduce postoperative pulmonary complications after noncardiothoracic surgery: Systematic review for the American College of Physicians. Ann Intern Med.144(8):596-608

Mar 5 – Roldán et al. (2013). Predictive value of the HAS-BLED and ATRIA bleeding scores for the risk of serious bleeding in a ``real-world`` population with atrial fibrillation receiving anticoagulant therapy. Chest. 143(1):179-84.

Mar 12 - The Magpie Trial Collaboration Group (2002).  Do women with pre-eclampsia, and their babies, benefit from magnesium sulphate? The Magpie Trial: A randomised placebo-controlled trial. Lancet. 359(9321):1877-90.

Mar 19 – Wang et al. (2013).  Association between hypertensive disorders during pregnancy and end-stage renal disease: a population-based study. CMAJ. 185(3):207-13

Mar 26 - Agnelli et al. (2013). Apixaban for extended treatment of venous thromboembolism. N Engl J Med. 368(8):699-708.

Apr 2 - Navarese et al. (2013).  Meta-analysis of impact of different types and doses of statins on new-onset diabetes mellitus. Am J Cardiol. 111(8):1123-30.

Apr 9 – Gross et al. (2006). Practice Guidelines for the perioperative management of patients with obstructive sleep apnea. Anesthesiology. 104(5):1081-93.

Apr 16 -  Pausjenssen L, Ward HA, Card SE. (2008).  An internist's role in perioperative medicine: a survey of surgeons' opinions. BMC Fam Pract.9:4

Apr 23 – Taylor et al. (2012). Initiation of allopurinol at first medical contact for acute attacks of gout: a randomized controlled trial. Am J Med. 125(11):1126-1134.e7

Apr 30 – Gui, Liu & Feng (2013). Metformin vs Insulin in the Management of Gestational Diabetes: A Meta-Analysis. PLoS One. 8(5):e64585

May 7 – Mashour et al. (2013). Perioperative Metoprolol and Risk of Stroke after Noncardiac Surgery. Anesthesiology. 119(9).

May 14 – Villa et al. (2013). Aspirin in the prevention of pre-eclampsia in high-risk women: a randomised placebo-controlled PREDO Trial and a meta-analysis of randomised trials. BJOG. 120(1):64-74.

May 21 – Lau et al. (2013).  Impact of adding aspirin to Beta-blocker and statin in high-risk patients undergoing major vascular surgery. Ann Vasc Surg. 27(4):537-45

May 28 – Thomsen et al. (2009). Effect of preoperative smoking cessation interventions on postoperative complications and smoking cessation. Br J Surg. 96(5):451-61

June 4 -  Barden et al (2013). A simple scoring method using cardiometabolic risk measurements in pregnancy to determine 10-year risk of type 2 diabetes in women with gestational diabetes. Nutr Diabetes. 3:e72

June 11 – Chopra et al (2012).  Effect of perioperative statins on death, myocardial infarction, atrial fibrillation, and length of stay: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Arch Surg. 147(2):181-9.