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Articles from Internal Medicine News (October 1, 2003)

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Acetylcysteine helps prevent contrast nephropathy; adjunct to hydration. Wachter, Kerri Brief Article 261
Adalimumab + methotrexate slows RA progression; about 60% achieve ACR 20. (rheumatoid arthritis). Mahoney, Diana 702
Additional therapeutic strategies needed in RA; few reach remission. (rheumatoid arthritis). Walsh, Nancy 550
Advanced dementia mishandled in nursing homes; not considered terminal. Evans, Jeff 317
All stable coronary patients should get ACE inhibitors, regardless of risk level: EUROPA was the largest clinical trial ever conducted in patients with stable CHD. (coronary heart disease). Jancin, Bruce 638
Alpha-linolenic acid intake tied to prostate cancer; new data on dietary factors. Splete, Heidi Brief Article 295
Antibiotic resistance reversal. Worcester, Sharon Brief Article 136
Antioxidants may protect women from Alzheimer's; foods, not supplements. MacReady, Norra Brief Article 260
Ascorbic acid and H. pylori. (Helicobacter). Evans, Jeff Brief Article 226
Atrial fibrillation's impact much worse in women than in men; cardiovascular mortality. Jancin, Bruce 322
Baseline cognition might explain racial disparity; functional decline in elderly. Jancin, Bruce 483
Bevacizumab can slow metastatic kidney cancer; no rise in overall survival. Evans, Jeff 301
Bone drug won't be marketed until dosing worked out; new bisphosphonate. Mechcatie, Elizabeth Brief Article 162
BPH diagnosis and management. (benign prostatic hyperplasia). Golden, William E.; Hopkins, Robert H. 795
Change in plasma BNP flags exercise ischemia: alternative to exercise ECG. (brain natriuretic peptide). Zoler, Mitchel L. 349
Chronic joint symptoms often don't lead to medical visits; 212,510 people surveyed. Foley, Kevin 435
Chronic vulvar irritation generally not caused by candida; history is key. Worcester, Sharon 448
Cigna settles lawsuit. Silverman, Jennifer Brief Article 124
CMS may pay less to doctors for Medicare drugs; injected and infused drugs. (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services). Silverman, Jennifer 546
Combination therapy for mild, chronic HCV. (hepatitis C virus infection). Evans, Jeff 408
Comorbid depression is challenge in diabetes Tx; two questions aid diagnosis. (treatment). McNamara, Damian 557
Compensation increase. Silverman, Jennifer Brief Article 105
Correct coding access. Silverman, Jennifer Brief Article 124
Dietary guidelines put new stress on prevention; new paradigm for role of nutrients. MacReady, Norra 881
Dress rehearsal for disaster. Andrieni, Julia Editorial 623
Drinking a smoke. Berger, Joanne M. Brief Article 159
Drug update: Tinea pedis. Zoler, Mitchel L.; Wachter, Kerri 1237
Dynamic history of Crohn's. Evans, Jeff Brief Article 145
Elderly should get required [B.sub.12] from supplements, fortified foods; concern about widespread deficiency. 488
Eletriptan beats sumatriptan for acute migraine relief in pooled, randomized double-blind trials; at both 40-mg and 80-mg dosages. Norton, Patrice G.W. Product/Service Evaluation 370
Erectile dysfunction: early warning of vascular dysfunction? Zoler, Mitchel L. 320
Erosive esophagitis more common in White Americans; BMI >25 also a risk factor. (body mass index). Worcester, Sharon Brief Article 246
Esomeprazole controls upper GI symptoms in NSAID users; in ulcer-free patients. (gastrointestinal, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs). McNamara, Damian Product/Service Evaluation 645
Etanercept safe, effective for RA in 5-year study; open-label trials. (rheumatoid arthritis). Boschert, Sherry Brief Article 286
Extra tablets help in monitoring use of narcotic drugs; addictive disorders. Finn, Robert Brief Article 195
Fatigue and poor sleep quality more common in functional GI disorders compared with organic disorders. (gastrointestinal). McNamara, Damian 395
FDA gets advice on fibromyalgia trial design; arthritis advisory panel. Franklin, Deeanna 509
First extended-cycle OC receives FDA approval; available this month. (oral contraceptive Seasonale). Lassman, Teresa 497
For-profit patient-assistance firms under fire; fees for free medicines? Finn, Robert 1205
Gastrointestinal tuberculosis. Evans, Jeff Brief Article 138
Getting a raw deer. Berger, Joanne M. Brief Article 140
Group A strep risks. Worcester, Sharon Brief Article 222
Guggulipid for dyslipidemia. Walsh, Nancy 873
HAART has improved GI lymphoma outcomes; AIDs-related cases. )highly active antiretroviral therapy, gastrointestinal). Moon, Mary Ann Brief Article 275
Health insurance scams. Silverman, Jennifer Brief Article 108
Hormonal contraceptives tied to a 24% decline in BV risk; injections, implants, OCs. (bacterial vaginosis, oral contraceptives). Walsh, Nancy 385
Hot eyewear. Berger, Joanne M. Brief Article 135
Hypertension raises mortality after acute MI; in-hospital deaths. (myocardial infarction, the medical name for a heart attack). Zoler, Mitchel L. 516
Imiquimod up for FDA approval to treat BCC, AK; Phase III trial results. (basal cell carcinoma, actinic keratosis). Zoler, Mitchell L. 930
Intensified chemo works for AIDS-related lymphoma; beats CHOP regimen. Moon, Mary Ann Brief Article 251
Is HIPAA helping in any way? (Health insurance Portability and Accountability Act). Kibbe, David; Sacks-Wilner, Richard 935
Job insecurity raises MI risk. (myocardial infarction, the medical term for a heart attack). Moon, Mary Ann Brief Article 137
Klebsiella's antibiotic susceptibility is elusive; community hospital outbreak. Splete, Heidi Brief Article 224
Liability crisis hasn't yet limited access, GAO says; nine states studied. (General Accounting Office). Silverman, Jennifer 807
Look beyond candida for vulvovaginal symptoms; examine vulva, vestibule. Tucker, Miriam A. Brief Article 228
Lovenox labeling relaxed for prosthetic valves; shorter hospitalizations. Jancin, Bruce 566
Low-dose spiral CT helps detect early lung Ca in smokers: PET can clarify indeterminate lesions. (cancer). Wachter, Kerri 456
Maintenance fluconazole checks recurrent candidiasis; use in relapse after azole therapy. Tucker, Miriam E. 577
Medical reference: UpToDate. McLeod, Thomas G.; Ebbert, Jon O. E-book Review 642
Medicare disease management a hard row to hoe; from bill payer to disease manager? Frieden, Joyce 603
Medicare spending hike. Silverman, Jennifer Brief Article 98
Medicare will cover LVRS for certain patient groups, based on NETT survival data: some critics say criteria are too narrow. (lung volume reduction surgery, National Emphysema Treatment Trial). Mahoney, Diana 1095
Metabolic syndrome: aggressive control of lipids seen as key; new treatment paradigm. Tucker, Miriam E. 742
Multispecialty approach works for depression; greater adherence, half the cost. Wachter, Kerri 565
Multivitamins linked to lower risk of rectal Ca; cut by 34% at 15 years. (cancer). Splete, Heidi 361
Naratriptan may help refractory migraine; small, open-label study. Finn, Robert Brief Article 206
New PSA measures may refine cancer screening; assays for free and complexed PSA. (prostate-specific antigen). Zoler, Mitchel L. 409
Night eating syndrome common but underrecognized; distinct psychopathology. Jancin, Bruce 882
Nighttime dose advised for new diltiazem formulation; boosts a.m. cardiac event protection. Jancin, Bruce Brief Article 282
Nomogram predicts disability in diabetic adults; clinical assessment tool. McNamara, Damian 345
Obesity and hepatitis C Tx. (treatment). Evans, Jeff 207
Older age may limit cancer treatment options; disparities in therapy, referrals. Mahoney, Diana 1516
Opinions split on coronary calcium; role of electron beam CT. Zoler, Mitchel L. 1243
Opioids can create sexual, mood problems in men; permanent damage possible. Mulcahy, Nicholas 350
Order up dark chocolate, purple grape juice, wine: CV effects of flavonoids. (cardiovascular). Boschert, Sherry 952
OTC product beats sumatriptan for early migraine; study of 171 patients. (over the counter). Norton, Patrice G.W. 817
PCI displacing CABG in Washington state; 128% rise in PCI rate for 1987-2001. (percutaneous coronary interventions, coronary artery bypass graft). Zoler, Mitchel L. 381
Penicillin may prevent stroke. Moon, Mary Ann Brief Article 205
Personal finance. Berger, Joanne M. Brief Article 143
Plication helps GERD symptoms, quality of life; multicenter study. (gastroesophageal reflux disease). McNamara, Damian 304
Polysomnography does not support decreased sleep quality in IBS; mood or anxiety symptoms a factor. (irritable bowel syndrome). Brief Article 285
Preventive care after gestational diabetes: many will develop type 2 diabetes. Tucker, Miriam E. 679
Prompt intervention may help slow dementia; may reduce caregiver burden. MacReady, Norra 550
Radiation and heart disease. Moon, Mary Ann Brief Article 238
Reduced BMD in premenopausal type 1 diabetics: fracture risk. (bone mineral density). Tucker, Miriam E. Brief Article 263
Regular NSAID use may block heart benefits of aspirin: study of American male doctors. Splete, Heidi 590
Rural health networks get $30 million boost; help for critical access hospitals. Silverman, Jennifer Brief Article 273
Safer beef? Worcester, Sharon Brief Article 147
Search for ideal early RA regimen hits speed bumps; within 3-month window. (rheumatoid arthritis). Peck, Peggy 310
SELDI technology may help spot pancreatic cancer; combine with CA19-9. (surface-enhanced laser desorption and ionization). Heidi, Splete Brief Article 211
Sibutramine effective in binge eating disorder; two randomized trials. Jancin, Bruce 633
Simvastatin beneficial in metabolic syndrome: mortality down 43%. Tucker, Miriam E. 329
Sirolimus-eluting stents prove cost effective; mixed blessing. Zoler, Mitchel L. 795
Spare the potassium; spoil CHF. (congestive heart failure). Moon, Mary Ann Brief Article 135
Stronger safety nets. Silverman, Jennifer Brief Article 96
Studies of disease management offer limited support; provider resistance. Silverman, Jennifer 303
Submissive interpersonal style is associated with more severe IBS symptoms; study of broad range of stressors. (irritable bowel syndrome). 321
Sun safety for all ages. Bedard, Jeffery Letter to the Editor 433
Supplemental Vitamin E linked to heart failure; effect appears specific to CHF. (congestive heart failure). Zoler, Mitchel L. 604
Switch to selective COX-2 inhibitors didn't cut costs; chronic NSAID users. (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs). McNamara, Damian 330
Teen substance abuse help. Brief Article 104
Through with the looking glass. Berger, Joanne M. Brief Article 125
Tickborne disease outbreaks. Worcester, Sharon Brief Article 227
Topical tacrolimus ideal for facial, eyelid psoriasis; alternative to steroids. Goldman, Erik 579
Transdermal sumatriptan may relieve migraines; rivals injections, no side effects. Norton, Patrice G.W. 544
TV viewing time linked to obesity risk in women; nurses' health study. Jancin, Bruce Brief Article 198
Two noninvasive tests can identify joint pain; Paxinos test plus a bone scan. Brunk, Doug 589
Two-rod contraceptive implant offers quick removal; not marketed in North America. Johnson, Kate Product/Service Evaluation 383
Vaccine reimbursement boost. Silverman, Jennifer Brief Article 107
Vitamin [B.sub.12] deficiency can escape detection; elderly at risk. Zoler, Mitchell L. 401
Wait and see with acute bacterial rhinosinusitis; know your pharmacodynamics. Wachter, Kerri 522
Worried about Norwalk on a cruise? Check CDC: sanitation scores available. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention). Wachter, Kerri 597

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