internal medicinelast update: 08/07/07

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  • Different Ways to Describe the Benefits of Risk-Reducing Treatments ***** new!!!

  • Noninvasive Cardiac Imaging *****

  • Raynaud's phenomenon update *****

  • Diabetic Nephropathy - Clinical Evidence Concise *****

  • Update on community-acquired pneumonia *****

  • Topiramate (Topamax) for Migraine Prevention? *****

  • Management of Obesity in Primary Care: A Clinical Practice Guideline *****

  • Diagnosis and Management of Rheumatoid Arthritis *****

  • Update in Pulmonary Diseases (acrobat reader) *****

  • Phaeochromocytoma: current concepts *****

  • Using Pegylated Interferon and Ribavirin to Treat Patients with Chronic Hepatitis C *****

  • Evidence based prescribing *****

  • What is the evaluation and treatment strategy for Raynaud's phenomenon *****

  • Hyperbaric oxygen for chronic wounds *****

  • West Nile virus *****

  • Management of type 2 diabetes mellitus - Role of thiazolidinediones *****

  • Evaluation of Poststreptococcal Illness *****

  • Multidetector spiral CT for PE *****

  • Are the benefits of statins a class effect? *****

  • A new approach to atherogenic dyslipidemia- SYMPOSIUM *****

  • Role of multivitamins and mineral supplements in preventing infections in elderly people: systematic review *****

  • Mildly Elevated Liver Transaminase Levels in the Asymptomatic Patient *****

  • Update in General Internal Medicine (acrobat reader) *****

  • Recent developments in asthma management *****

  • Intravenous immunoglobulin for MS *****

  • Colorectal polyps: aspirin, COXIBs, and NSAIDs *****

  • A sore and sensitive tongue *****

  • Useful treatments for fibromyalgia syndrome *****

  • Oral antihyperglycemic therapy for type 2 diabetes mellitus *****

  • Effect of Antihypertensive Agents on Cardiovascular Events in Patients With Coronary Disease and Normal Blood Pressure - The CAMELOT Study *****

  • The Patient with Daily Headaches *****

  • The 2005 Recommended Adult Immunization Schedule, United States *****

  • Antioxidants don't prevent GI cancers, but increase overall mortality *****

  • Steroid is effective for vestibular neuritis, valacyclovir is not *****

  • Clostridium difficile–associated colitis *****

  • Preventing and treating hepatitis B infection *****

  • Acute Bacterial Rhinosinusitis in Adults: Treatment *****

  • A primary care approach to Sjogren's syndrome ****

  • Treatment of Primary Insomnia ****

  • Management of Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus*****

  • Home Oxygen Therapy for Treatment of Patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease - Cochrane for Clinicians *****

  • H.Pylori - 1 day quadruple therapy VS 7 days triple therapy *****

  • Hospital at home for patients with acute exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: systematic review of evidence *****

  • Do ACE Inhibitors Decrease Mortality in Patients with Hypertension? *****

  • Clostridium difficile-associated diarrhea in adults *****

  • DVT and Pulmonary Embolism: Treatment and Prevention *****

  • DVT and Pulmonary Embolism: Diagnosis *****

  • Celiac disease - Update *****

  • BNP improves outcomes in evaluation of dyspnoea *****

  • Guillain-Barre Syndrome, Practical Therapeutics *****

  • Management of hypercalcemia *****

  • Acute Atrial Fibrillation - The evidence *****

  • Eradication of chronic H pylori reduces risk of gastric cancer *****

  • Symptomatic pulmonary embolisms predict recurrent venous thromboembolism *****

  • Transient Ischemic Attacks: Part I. Diagnosis and Evaluation *****

  • Abnormal liver test results on routine screening *****

  • One day treatment is as effective as seven to eradicate H pylori *****

  • Fondaparinux is as effective and safe as unfractionated heparin for pulmonary embolism *****

  • Treatment of Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Primary Care *****

  • Suspected Pulmonary Embolism: Evidence-Based Diagnostic Testing *****

  • Tegaserod (Zelnorm) for Irritable Bowel Syndrome ****

  • Diagnostic Approach to Tinnitus ****

  • Methylxanthines for COPD - The question is whether they work? *****

  • The 2004 Recommended Adult Immunization Schedule *****

  • Rhythm control strategies were not better than rate control strategies for atrial fibrillation *****

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis - Planning for anti-TNF therapy *****

  • The Quality of Medical Care Provided to Vulnerable Community-Dwelling Older Patients *****

  • B-type Natriuretic Peptide: A Review of Its Diagnostic, Prognostic, and Therapeutic Monitoring Value in Heart Failure for Primary Care Physicians *****

  • Diagnosis and management of benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) *****

  • Statin use in diabetics *****

  • Evaluation of Epigastric Discomfort and Management of Dyspepsia and GERD *****

  • Diagnosis of Adrenal Insufficiency *****

  • New Developments in the Management of Hypertension *****

  • Update in General Internal Medicine *****

  • Comparison of Low-Intensity Warfarin Therapy with Conventional-Intensity Warfarin Therapy for Long-Term Prevention of Recurrent Venous Thromboembolism *****

  • Inhaled steroids for COPD - A new systematic review *****

  • Diagnosis and management of intestinal ischaemic disorders *****

  • Does Long-Term Anticoagulation Improve Function After Stroke? *****

  • DVTs and air travel *****

  • Clinical Features and Short-term Outcomes of 144 Patients With SARS in the Greater Toronto Area ****

  • Occupational medicine - A three-article symposium ****

  • The Seventh Report of the Joint National Committee on Prevention, Detection, Evaluation, and Treatment of High Blood Pressure *****

  • Clinical Features and Short-term Outcomes of 144 Patients With SARS in the Greater Toronto Area ****

  • Evaluating and Treating Patients with Polyarthritis of Recent Onset (acrobat reader) *****

  • Treatment protocol lower respiratory tract infection *****

  • A Cluster of Cases of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) in Hong Kong (acrobat reader)*****

  • Screening for Statin-Related Toxicity *****

  • Prophylactic zanamivir is effective for flu *****

  • Effect of a Multivitamin and Mineral Supplement on Infection and Quality of Life ***** new!!!

  • Warfarin for Venous Thromboembolism - Walking the Dosing Tightrope (acrobat reader)***** new!!!

  • Pain Managment: Tergeminal Neuralgia (acrobat reader) ****

  • The prevention and treatment of jet lag *****

  • Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (acrobat reader) *****

  • Non-invasive positive pressure ventilation to treat respiratory failure resulting from COPD - Cochrane systematic review *****

  • Drug treatment of hypertension - The ALLHAT Study *****

  • Noninvasive Helicobacter pylori testing was as effective as endoscopy for managing dyspepsia *****

  • Common problems in the management of hypertriglyceridemia *****

  • Prophylactic aspirin in individuals at low risk of cardiovascular disease *****

  • Management of community-acquired pneumonia Evidence-based update *****

  • Antithrombotic therapy for cerebrovascular disorders *****

  • Antithrombotic therapy in peripheral vascular disease *****

  • Gastro-oesophageal reflux disease- 10-minute consultation *****

  • Headache - Clinical review ****

  • Low molecular weight heparin after leg injury *****

  • Diagnostic Work-Up of Pleural Effusion: Recommendations *****

  • The challenge of immunodeficiency disorders *****

  • Is there Evidence of the Effectiveness of Pneumococcal Polysaccharide Vaccines ? *****

  • Prescribed exercise in people with fibromyalgia: RCT *****

  • Anti-leukotrienes as add-on therapy to inhaled glucocorticoids in patients with asthma: systematic review of current evidence *****

  • What we need to know about age related memory loss ****

  • Peripheral Arterial Disease - Clinical Evidence *****

  • Aspirin for the Primary Prevention of Cardiovascular Events: Recommendations and Rationale *****

  • Helicobacter pylori breath tests - How does it work? ****

  • Migraine Headache - Clinical Evidence *****

  • TNF antibodies and rheumatoid arthritis *****

  • Treating Helicobacter pylori infection with uninvestigated dyspepsia, The CADET-Hp randomised controlled trial *****

  • Which oral antihyperglycemics are most efficacious in reducing hemoglobin A1C in diabetic patients? *****

  • Medications for smoking cessation *****

  • Recognition and Management of Hereditary Hemochromatosis ****

  • Guidelines for managing community acquired pneumonia in adults *****

  • Burning Mouth Syndrome *****

  • Chemical Weapons - Review *****

  • Is acetylsalicylic acid plus dipyridamole superior to ASA alone for secondary prevention of stroke? *****

  • Tremors in Eldery Patients - Clinical Features and Managment *****

  • A randomized, multicenter trial comparing lung-volume-reduction surgery with medical therapy for emphysema *****

  • Percutaneous Interventions for Lower Extremity Peripheral Vascular Disease ****

  • Respiratory medicine - Clinical review *****

  • Nonsteroidal Antiinflammatory Drugs and the Risk of Alzheimer's Disease ****

  • Symptomatic Treatment and H. pylori Eradication Therapy for Nonulcer Dyspepsia *****

  • INVEST – The First Randomized Clinical Trial Evaluating Aggressive Blood Pressure Management (JNC VI) in Patients with CAD *****

  • Chronic fatigue ****

  • Lung involvement in systemic disease ****

  • Barrett's esophagus - Screening and surveillance strategies ****

  • Appropriate Use of Calcium Antagonists in Hypertension *****

  • Methemoglobinemia - Evidence-Based Case Review *****

  • Dexamethasone and chemotherapy nausea and vomiting *****

  • Transmission and postexposure management of bloodborne virus infections in the health care setting: Where are we now? ****

  • Lipid disorders in patients with type 2 diabetes *****

  • Subclinical hypothyroidism and lack of clinical response to thyroxine replacement therapy *****

  • Three Months versus One Year of Oral Anticoagulant Therapy for Idiopathic Deep Venous Thrombosis *****

  • Legionnaires' disease and pneumonia ****

  • ACE-inhibitors for renal disease and diabetes - Summery of systematic reviews and large randomised trials *****

  • Antiaging Therapy: An Overview ****

  • Preventing exacerbations of chronic bronchitis and COPD *****

  • What to do when blood pressure is difficult to control *****

  • Oral Agents in the Management of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus ****

  • Haematuria in asymptomatic individuals ****

  • Measurement of blood presssure: an evidence based review *****

  • The Effectiveness of the Varicella Vaccine in Clinical Practice *****

  • Should calcium channel blockers be used as first-line antihypertensive therapy? *****

  • Current Management of Rheumatoid Arthritis *****

  • Asymptomatic Microscopic Hematuria in Adults: Summary of the AUA Best Practice Policy Recommendations *****

  • Liver abscesses and hydatid disease *****

  • Hypertension in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes ****

  • Islet and stem cell transplantation for treating diabetes - Clinical review ****

  • Cellular-Telephone Use and Brain Tumors *****

  • Fludarabine Compared with Chlorambucil as Primary Therapy for Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia *****

  • Prevention of ischaemic stroke - Clinical review *****

  • Appetite suppressants , Cold remedies and the Risk of Hemorrhagic Stroke *****

  • Screening in the Elderly: Principles and Practice *****

  • Antiplatelet For of Vascular Events *****

  • Inhaled Zanamivir for the Prevention of Influenza in Families ****

  • Adjuvant Therapy in Patients with Completely Resected Stage II or IIIa Non–Small-Cell Lung Cancer - RCT *****

  • Treatments for Irritable Bowel Syndrome *****

  • Bell's palsy - Clinical Evidence *****

  • Severe neutropenia ****

  • Management of tuberculosis ****

  • Cushing's Disease: Clinical Manifestations and Diagnostic Evaluation ****

  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica and Temporal Arteritis ****

  • A Simple Therapeutic Combination for Type 2 Diabetes ****

  • Medical Management of Obesity ****

  • Islet Transplantation in Seven Patients with Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus Using a Glucocorticoid-free Immunosuppressive Regimen *****

  • Current Management of Mitral Valve Prolapse ****

  • A Comparison of Methotrexate with Placebo for the Maintenance of Remission in Crohn's Disease *****

  • Combination Antihypertensive Drugs: Recommendations for Use ****

  • The health hazards of mobile phones ****

  • Controlling Cancer Pain ****

  • Ulcerative colitis - Clinical review ****

  • Management of Bacterial Endocarditis ****

  • Acute ischaemic stroke - Clinical Evidence *****

  • Options in Community-Acquired Pneumonia *****

  • Treatment of Helicobacter pylori infection - Regular review ****

  • Systemic lupus erythematosus-treatment and preventive measures ****

  • How to deal with chronic constipation ****

  • Oral Pharmacologic Management of Type 2 Diabetes ****

  • Management of Crohn's disease - Review ****

  • Effects of an Angiotensin-Converting–Enzyme Inhibitor, Ramipril, on Cardiovascular Events in High-Risk Patients *****

  • Virtual colonoscopy ****

  • An Approach to Diagnosis and Initial Management of Systemic Vasculitis ****

  • Which inhaled steroid for asthma? *****

  • A Mechanism of Central Sleep Apnea in Patients with Heart Failure ****

  • A Four-Part Regimen for Clinical Heart Failure ****

  • Medical and surgical treatment of Parkinson's disease ****

  • Clinical Expression of the Hemochromatosis Gene ****

  • Left Bundle Branch Block and ECG Evidence of Infarction ****

  • Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic Purpura Today****

  • Management of Diabetic Ketoacidosis****

  • Parkinson's disease--the shaking palsy****

  • How to Recognize and Treat Acute HIV Syndrome****

  • Botulinum Toxin for the Treatment of Chronic Anal Fissure *****

  • Hypertensive crisis****

  • Evaluating pleural effusions*****

  • Stroke: Part II. Management of Acute Ischemic Stroke ****

  • Stroke: Part I. A Clinical Update on Prevention ****

  • A practical workup for eosinophilia*****

  • Replacement of the Aortic Root in Patients with Marfan's Syndrome *****

  • Diagnosis and Management of Gout ****

  • How to manage secondary pulmonary hypertension****

  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease: Diagnosis and Management *****

  • Intracoronary stents *****

  • Corticosteroid treatment for sepsis: a critical appraisal of the literature *****

  • Carbon monoxide poisoning ****

  • Warfarin Therapy: Evolving Strategies in Anticoagulation ****

  • Parkinson's disease ****

  • Ordering and Understanding the Exercise Stress Test *****

  • Pulmonary medicine - Recent advances *****

  • Drug treatment of epilepsy - Review *****

  • Electron-Beam Computed Tomography for the Noninvasive Detection of Coronary-Artery Stenoses ****

  • Increase in Mortality with Inotropic Agent among Patients with Severe Heart Failure *****

  • NNTs for multiple sclerosis *****

  • Control of chronic pain - Recent advances *****

  • Carotid endarterectomy for asymptomatic carotid stenosis: a meta-analysis ***** new!!!

  • Carotid Endarterectomy - Appropriate Use *****

  • Acute Sinusitis: A Cost-Effective Approach to Diagnosis and Treatment *****

  • Helical CT applications in the thorax and abdomen *****

  • Carvedilol: The New Role of Beta Blockers in Congestive Heart Failure *****

  • Lymphadenopathy: Differential Diagnosis and Evaluation ****

  • A Randomized Trial of Three Maintenance Regimens Given after Three Months of Induction Therapy with Zidovudine, Lamivudine, and Indinavir in Previously Untreated HIV-1–Infected Patients *****

  • Hyperbaric oxygen therapy - Review ****

  • Constipation in the Elderly ****

  • Is this lump in the neck anything to worry about? ****

  • Ductal carcinoma in situ of the breast - Review ***** excellent.

  • Heat-Related Illnesses *****

  • Assessing thrombotic risk : Science, medicine, and the future *****

  • Nicotine replacement-NNT of different methods *****

  • Update in General Internal Medicine ***** - brilliant

  • Resuscitate Critically Ill Patients with Crystalloid or Colloid? ****

  • Telemedicine: Where It Is and Where It's Going***

  • Indications for Anticoagulation in Atrial Fibrillation****

  • New Strategies in the Medical Management of Asthma*****

  • Treatment of the common cold *****

  • Eyelid Disorders: Diagnosis and Management *****

  • 1998 European guidelines on resuscitation *****

  • Diagnostic Evaluation of Urinary Incontinence in Geriatric Patients *****

  • Community acquired pneumonia in elderly people *****

  • Calcium channel blockers - Some more evidence *****

  • Calcium Channel Antagonists: Morbidity and Mortality--What's the Evidence?*****

  • Management Seizures and Epilepsy*****

  • Preventing Congestive Heart Failure*****

  • Hyperparathyroidism***** don't miss it...

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