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Articles from Internal Medicine News (June 15, 2004)

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'Old' heart beats waiting list. Moon, Mary Ann 178
'Sliding scale' insulin makes glucose control complicated. 858
About 27% of U.S. adults now have arthritis. Splete, Heidi Brief Article 273
Alcohol's effect on iron levels. Evans, Jeff Brief Article 183
Antiemesis guidelines stress use of new agents: new drugs may prevent nausea and vomiting in patients on emetogenic chemotherapy regimens. Evans, Jeff 894
Antiretroviral safety in pregnancy: mixed news. Worcester, Sharon 412
Automated ablation appears to be safe, effective: the NovaSure system was faster than conventional ablation and did not require wire loop resection. Zoler, Mitchel L. 666
Bile duct reconstruction: fewer cases, but no drop in mortality. Jancin, Bruce 323
Biologics aren't the only approach for expanding psoriasis Tx options. Worcester, Sharon 551
Bisphosphonates said to improve bone structure: decreases in bone erosions and edema seen after 26 weeks in small study of rheumatoid arthritis patients. Kerr, Martha 623
Breast and ovarian Ca: which comes first is key; Women who develop ovarian cancer first can be told that if they get breast cancer it may not be for 7 years. Johnson, Kate 551
Caffeine consumption may prevent liver injury: in high-risk patients, the rate of elevated ALT levels fell from about 12% to 4% with high caffeine intake. Brunk, Doug 620
Cardiologists face new 'economic credentialing'. Frieden, Joyce 996
Carotid surgery, stroke risk. Moon, Mary Ann Brief Article 181
Cholecystectomy is treatment of choice for biliary dyskinesia. Jancin, Bruce Brief Article 179
CJD cluster. Worcester, Sharon Brief Article 172
CMS targets claims that are not HIPAA compliant; The penalty: you wait longer to be paid. Frieden, Joyce 755
Colonoscopy best for detecting polypoid lesions. Brunk, Doug 659
Costly copayments. Silverman, Jennifer Brief Article 106
Crohn's patients need cancer screening as much as ulcerative colitis patients. MacReady, Norra 361
Daily metoprolol prevents recurrent vasovagal syncope in patients aged 42 years or older. Jancin, Bruce 631
Depression often occurs in RA patients with cardiovascular disease. Walsh, Nancy 528
Depression or early dementia? Treat depression. Tucker, Miriam E. Brief Article 285
Detecting colorectal adenomas. Evans, Jeff Brief Article 177
Disabled teens still face transition hurdles: a significant portion of this population continues to receive fragmented care--or to drop out of the system. Walsh, Nancy 1230
Discount drug card savings: myth or reality? Schneider, Mary Ellen 804
Discrimination may be tied to higher cortisol levels in teens. Worcester, Sharon 266
Drug resistance soars among nosocomial gram-negative bacteria. Zoler, Mitchel L. 710
Drug-eluting stents avert small-vessel restenosis. Jancin, Bruce 764
Eating breakfast may restrain daily intake. Finn, Robert 337
Enbrel's approval offers psoriasis care at home. Splete, Heidi 550
Encourage elderly patients to maintain a healthy weight. McNamara, Damian 901
Endometriosis may increase risk of ovarian cancer. Wachter, Kerri 377
Enjuvia. Mechcatie, Elizabeth 333
Executive function test predicts decline in elderly: executive function includes the mental processes involved in planning and goal-directed behavior. Jancin, Bruce 528
External defibrillators arrive at colleges. Kirn, Timothy F. 330
Flu vaccination. Worcester, Sharon Brief Article 141
Focus on medical ethics. Letter to the Editor 888
Full recovery still elusive at 12 months after infection with the West Nile virus. Walsh, Nancy 547
Go home. Perlstein, Steve Brief Article 139
HAART interruptions increase odds of HIV treatment failure and mutations. Boschert, Sherry 372
Hospital cut MRSA infection rate by screening: the weekly screening program also included barrier and isolation precautions recommended by the CDC. Zoler, Mitchel L. 667
How to start your own free clinic. Silverman, Jennifer 958
Incidence of acute pancreatitis on the rise. Brunk, Doug 335
Inhaled insulin may ease path to glycemic goals. MacNeil, Jane Salodof 757
Is robotic-assisted surgery clearly superior for radical prostatectomy for prostate cancer? Hemstreet, George P.; Smith, Joseph (American general) 1018
It's Australian for infection. Perlstein, Steve Brief Article 157
Label recall for biliary stent. Moon, Mary Ann Brief Article 199
Laparoscopic colon ca surgery. Evans, Jeff Brief Article 159
Laparoscopic route reduces cholecystectomy mortality. Jancin, Bruce Brief Article 312
Latent tuberculosis. Worcester, Sharon Brief Article 183
LDL management made easier and more effective with e-mail intervention. Splete, Heidi 617
Leishmaniasis hits military hot spots. MacReady, Norra Brief Article 249
Lessons from 1994. Silverman, Jennifer Brief Article 152
Leukocytes may serve as biomarkers for OA: a unique gene fingerprint is expressed by peripheral blood monocyte cells in osteoarthritis patients. Norton, Patrice G.W. 543
Look to atypical neuroleptics for dementia-related agitation. Tucker, Miriam E. 471
Manufacturer halts shipments of antidepressant nefazodone. Mechcatie, Elizabeth 583
Medicare experiments with paying for quality. Schneider, Mary Ellen 634
Medicare videos criticized. Silverman, Jennifer 140
MedPAC plans to scrutinize specialty hospitals. Schneider, Mary Ellen 330
Memantine effective in mild to moderate Alzheimer's. Jancin, Bruce 441
Meningococcal meningitis: severity increases with age. MacReady, Norra 400
Metformin taken throughout pregnancy appears to be okay. Perlstein, Steve 416
Midlife CV risk factors boost risk of dementia: hypertension, hypercholesterolemia, and diabetes each increased the risk of getting dementia 27 years later. Jancin, Bruce 494
Mixing herbs and drugs: a dangerous recipe. Walsh, Nancy 306
Natalizumab can maintain Crohn's disease response: after 32 weeks, response rates were 61% with natalizumab and 29% with placebo. Zoler, Mitchel L. 1069
Neuropsychologically, HAART interruptions appear to be safe. Jancin, Bruce Brief Article 246
New antifungals offer improved efficacy, safety. Wachter, Kerri 761
New impaired fasting glucose standard flies high. MacNeil, Jane Salodof 566
New thinking considers adipose tissue as part of endocrine system. MacNeil, Jane Salodof 619
Older RA drugs aren't giving way to biologics. Johnson, Kate 324
Older women can be infected with high-risk HPV strains. Walsh, Nancy 641
Once-promising MI therapies bite the dust. Jancin, Bruce 454
Opening up organ transplantation. Hou, Susan 899
Pain, depression noted in seniors. Perlstein, Steve Brief Article 231
Partner-delivered care can combat chlamydia. Mulcahy, Nicholas 407
Persistence of high-risk HPV tied to STD coinfection. Mulcahy, Nicholas 446
Pfizer's Neurontin settlement. Silverman, Jennifer Brief Article 147
Physician education is key to Medicare drug plan outreach. Schneider, Mary Ellen 504
Plain or peanut? Perlstein, Steve Brief Article 138
Poetry = death. Perlstein, Steve Brief Article 144
Point-of-care INR testing favored for warfarin. Jancin, Bruce 523
Postsurgical lipid meds. Moon, Mary Ann Brief Article 163
PPI trials as a diagnostic test for GERD. Ebbert, Jon O.; Tangalos, Eric G. 821
Predicting hepatitis C fibrosis. Evans, Jeff Brief Article 200
Predicting teen smoking: consider gender, school, social connections. Frieden, Joyce 661
Prehypertension defined in children and teens. Peck, Peggy 603
Psychiatric disorders often precede substance abuse. Sherman, Carl 435
Punitive measures won't stop medical mistakes. Silverman, Jennifer 639
Rapid AIDS relief. Silverman, Jennifer Brief Article 143
Recall targets Medtronic insulin infusion sets. Wachter, Kerri Brief Article 177
Regional comparison of PIC and CABG for unstable angina/non-ST-segment elevation MI. Illustration 86
Revised Desyrel label cites risk of interactions with other drugs. Wachter, Kerri Brief Article 195
Rising prevalence of obesity is boosting risk of fatty liver disease and NASH. Tucker, Miriam E. 571
Risk management program for Lotronex on track: the program may deter physicians from prescribing the IBS drug, the manufacturer tells an FDA panel. Mechcatie, Elizabeth 1068
Safety concerns over warfarin. Splete, Heidi Brief Article 211
Saturated fat may slow atherosclerosis in women. Finn, Robert 574
Seniors not very knowledgeable about new Medicare drug benefits. Illustration 94
Standardizing quality measures. Silverman, Jennifer Brief Article 112
Start or restart PCP prophylaxis if CD4 falls. Boschert, Sherry 402
States suing drugmakers in dispute over Medicaid funds. Frieden, Joyce 800
Statin treatment may suppress arrhythmias: during follow-up, 7.3% of statin patients developed AF, a lower rate than the 11.6% among controls. Jancin, Bruce 581
Studies eying erythropoietin's effects on survival, CV events. Mechcatie, Elizabeth 643
System uses family history to assess colorectal cancer risk. MacReady, Norra 619
Taxotere (with prednisone). Mechcatie, Elizabeth 427
Ties that bind. Perlstein, Steve Brief Article 158
Tuning fork can detect diabetic polyneuropathy. MacNeil, Jane Salodof 426
Urticarial drug reactions may be underreported. Kirn, Timothy F. Brief Article 324
Viral CAP. Worcester, Sharon Brief Article 197
Viramidine can avoid anemia during HCV Tx. Zoler, Mitchel L. 498
Watch for congenital West Nile virus, CDC says: if a pregnant woman has positive serology, notify state or local health departments or the CDC. Walsh, Nancy 525
Web sites target teen smokers. Frieden, Joyce Brief Article 275
West Nile virus in blood probed. Worcester, Sharon Brief Article 224

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