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Clinical Medicine: GIM Journal Club 2014-15

Journal Club 2014/15

March 18, 2014 - Davis MI, Filion KB, Zhang D, et al. Effectiveness of renal denervation therapy for resistant hypertension: a systematic review and meta-analysis. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2013: 62(3):231-41.   

March 25, 2014 - Huseyin N, and Loannidis JPA.  Comparative effectiveness of exercise and drug interventions on mortality outcomes: metaepidemiological study.  BMJ 2013: 347:f5577.  

April 15, 2014 - Carson JL, Terrin ML, Noveck H, et al.  Liberal or Restrictive Transfusion in High-Risk Patients after Hip Surgery.  N Engl J Med 2011: 365:2453-2462.  

April 22, 2014 - Tinetti ME, Han L, Lee DS, et al.  Antihypertensive Medications and Serious Fall Injuries in a Nationally Representative Sample of Older Adults.  JAMA Intern Med. 2014;174(4):588-595.  

June 10, 2014 - Briasoulis A, Agarwal V, Tousoulis D, et al. Effects of antihypertensive treatment in patients over 65 years of age: a meta-analysis of randomised controlled studies. Heart. 2014: 100(4):317-23.  

July 9, 2014 - Devereaux PJ, Mrkobrada M, Sessler DI, et al. Aspirin in Patients Undergoing Noncardiac Surgery. N Engl J Med. 2014: 370: 1494-1503.  

July 16, 2014 - Pitt B, Pfeffer MA, Assmann SF, et al. Spironolactone for heart failure with preserved ejection fraction. N Engl J Med. 2014: 370(15): 1383-1392.  

July 23, 2014 - Bramham K, Parnell B, Nelson-Piercy C, et al. Chronic hypertension and pregnancy outcomes: systematic review and meta-analysis.  BMJ 2014: 348(2301): 1-20.  

July 30, 2014 - Randall Curtis J, Back A, Ford D, et al.  Effect of Communication Skills Training for Residents and Nurse Practitioners on Quality of Communication with Patients with Serious Illness : a Randomized Trial.  JAMA 2013: 310(21): 2271-2281.    

August 6, 2014 – Underwood P, Askari R, Hurwitz S, et al.  Preoperative A1C and Clinical Outcomes in Patients With Diabetes Undergoing Major Noncardiac Surgical Procedures.  Diabetes Care 2014: 37(3): 611-617.  

August 13, 2014 – Elmula F, Elmula F, Hoffmann P.  Adjusted Drug Treatment Is Superior to Renal Sympathetic Denervation in Patients With True Treatment-Resistant Hypertension.  Hypertension 2014: 63: 991-999.  

August 20, 2014 - Sutcliffe P, Connock M, Gurung T, et al. Aspirin for prophylactic use in the primary prevention of cardiovascular disease and cancer: a systematic review and overview of reviews. Health Technol Assess. 2013: 17(43):1-253.

August 27, 2014 - Abdul Sultan A, West J, Tata LJ, et al. Risk of first venous thromboembolism in pregnant women in hospital: population based cohort study from England. BMJ. 2013: Nov.  1-11.  

September 3 - 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.

September 10 - Rowan JA et al. Metformin versus Insulin for the Treatment of Gestational Diabetes. N Engl J Med 2008; 358;2003-15.

September 17 – Hooman Kamel M, Babak D, Navi B, et al.  Risk of a Thrombotic Event after the 6-Week Postpartum Period.  N Engl J Med.  2014: 370:1307-1315.  

September 24 - The NICE-SUGAR Study Investigators. Intensive versus Conventional Glucose Control in Critically Ill Patients. N Engl J Med 2009; 360:1283-97.

October 1 - Anderson DR, Dunbar MJ, Bohm ER, et al. Aspirin versus low-molecular-weight heparin for extended venous thromboembolism prophylaxis after total hip arthroplasty: a randomized trial. Ann Intern Med. 2013: 158(11):800-6.

October 8 - Mangano DT, et al. Effect of atenolol on mortality and cardiovascular morbidity after noncardiac surgery. NEJM 1996; 335(23): 1713-1801

October 15 - Lee CW, Ahn JM, Park DW, et al. Optimal duration of dual antiplatelet therapy after drug-eluting stent implantation: a randomized, controlled trial. Circulation. 2014 : 129(3):304-12.

October 22 - Pedrosa RP, Drager LF, de Paula LK, et al. Effects of OSA treatment on BP in patients with resistant hypertension: a randomized trial. Chest. 2013: 144(5):1487-94.  

October 29  - McFalls et al. Coronary-Artery Revascularization before Elective Major Vascular Surgery. N Engl J Med 2004; 351: 2795-804

November 5  - 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.

November 12  - McAlister FA, et al. Accuracy of the Preoperative Assessment in Predicting Pulmonary Risk after Nonthoracic Surgery. Am J Respir Crit Med 167: 741-744.

November 19  - Jakubowicz D, Barnea M, Wainstein J, et al. High Caloric intake at breakfast vs. dinner differentially influences weight loss of overweight and obese women. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2013: 21(12):2504-12.

November 26  - Shekhar S, Sharma C, Thakur S, et al. Oral nifedipine or intravenous labetalol for hypertensive emergency in pregnancy: a randomized controlled trial. Obstet Gynecol. 2013: 122(5):1057-63.

December 3  - Bouri S, Shun-Shin MJ, Cole GD, et al. Meta-analysis of secure randomised controlled trials of beta-blockade to prevent perioperative death in non-cardiac surgery. Heart. 2014: 100(6):456-64.  

December 10  - 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.

December 17 - 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.

January 7, 2015 - 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.

January 14, 2015 - Feig et al. Risk of development of diabetes mellitus after diagnosis of gestational diabetes. CMAJ 2008: 179(3): 229-34.

January 21, 2015 - Etchells, etl al. A Bedside Clinical Predication Rule for Detecting Moderate or Severe Aortic Stenosis. J Gen Intern Med 1998; 13:699-704.

January 28, 2015 - The HAPO Study Cooperative Research Group. Hyperglycemia and Adverse Pregnancy Outcomes. NEJM 2008: 358: 1991-2002.

February 4, 2015 - 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

February 11, 2015 - Kjaer MM, Lauenborg J, Breum BM, et al. The risk of adverse pregnancy outcome after bariatric surgery: a nationwide register-based matched cohort study. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2013: 208(6): 464.e1–464.e5. [note: choose "Science Direct" option]

February 18, 2015 - 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

February 25, 2015 - 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.

March 4, 2015 - 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.

March 11, 2015 - Spaulonci CP, Bernardes LS, Trindade TC, et al. Randomized trial of metformin vs insulin in the management of gestational diabetes. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2013 Jul;209(1):34.e1-7.

April 1, 2015 - 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

April 8, 2015 - A Multicenter Randomized Trial of Treatment for Mild Gestational Diabetes, NEJM. 2009; 361(14): 1339 -1348.

April 15 - Pausjenssen L, Ward HA, Card SE. (2008).  An internist's role in perioperative medicine: a survey of surgeons' opinions. BMC Fam Pract.9:4

April 22– 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

April 29 - 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 6 - PausJenssen L et al. An internist’s role in perioperative medicine: a survey of surgeons’ opinions. BMC Family Practice 2008; 9:4.

May 13 - Raheem IA et al. Oral nifedipine versus intravenous labetalol for acute blood pressure control in hypertensive emergencies of pregnancy: a randomized trial.

May 20 - Lamontagne A, Côté A, Rey E et al.  The Urinary Protein-to-Creatinine Ratio in Canadian Women at Risk of Preeclampsia: Does the Time of Day of Testing Matter?  Gynaec J Obstet Gynaecol Can 2014;36(4):303–308.  

May 27  - Kavousi M, Leening MJG, Nanchen D et al.  Comparison of Application of the ACC/AHA Guidelines, Adult Treatment Panel III Guidelines, and European Society of Cardiology Guidelines for Cardiovascular Disease Prevention in a European Cohort.  JAMA. 2014;311(14):1416-1423.  

June 3 – Lamontagne F, McIntyre L, Dodek P, et al. Nonleg Venous Thrombosis in Critically Ill Adults A Nested Prospective Cohort Study.  JAMA 2014: 174(5): 689-696.   

June 10 – 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.

June 17 - 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