Journal Watch: Medicina General


Diagnosis and Treatment of Low Back Pain

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Evidence-based recommendations for evaluation and management in the primary care setting

By Richard Saitz, MD, MPH, FACP, FASAM

October 25, 2007

Covering: Chou R et al. Ann Intern Med 2007 Oct 2; 147:478

Chou R and Huffman LH. Ann Intern Med 2007 Oct 2; 147:492

Chou R and Huffman LH. Ann Intern Med 2007 Oct 2; 147:505

Preventing Subsequent Fractures After Hip Fracture

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Zoledronic acid was effective for secondary prevention.

By Allan S. Brett, MD

October 25, 2007

Covering: Lyles KW et al. N Engl J Med 2007 Nov 1; 357:

Minocycline May Improve Outcomes After Acute Stroke

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Can this old drug learn a new trick?

By Anthony L. Komaroff, MD

October 25, 2007

Covering: Lampl Y et al. Neurology 2007 Oct 2; 69:1404

Transfusions May Increase Mortality in Patients with Acute Lung Injury

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Receipt of any red cell transfusion was associated with significantly increased mortality.

By Allan S. Brett, MD

October 25, 2007

Covering: Netzer G et al. Chest 2007 Oct 132:1116

Shorr AF and Corwin HL. Chest 2007 Oct 132:1105

HPV vs. Pap Smear for Cervical Abnormalities

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If such testing represents the best approach to screening, readily available HPV DNA tests will be needed.

By Robert W. Rebar, MD

October 25, 2007

Covering: Naucler P et al. N Engl J Med 2007 Oct 18; 357:1589

Runowicz CD. N Engl J Med 2007 Oct 18; 357:1650