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The African American Heart Failure Trial (A-HeFT)

Michael E. Hochman.

in 50 Studies Every Internist Should Know

January 2015; p ublished online April 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Clinical Medicine; Primary Care. 1180 words.

This chapter provides a summary of a landmark study in cardiology. Is the combination of isosorbide dinitrate plus hydralazine effective for managing advanced heart failure in African...

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Alternative or Complementary Medicine

Thomas R. Freeman.

in McWhinney's Textbook of Family Medicine

February 2016; p ublished online April 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Primary Care; Clinical Medicine. 5307 words.

Complementary, alternative, or unconventional medicine (CAM) is the name given to those medical practices not usually available in mainstream institutions and not usually taught in medical...

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Antibiotic Therapy in Exacerbations of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Kristopher J. Swiger.

in 50 Studies Every Internist Should Know

January 2015; p ublished online April 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Clinical Medicine; Primary Care. 1083 words.

This chapter provides a summary of a landmark study in infectious diseases. Should patients with exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) be treated with antibiotics?...

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Aspirin for the Primary Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease

Michael E. Hochman.

in 50 Studies Every Internist Should Know

January 2015; p ublished online April 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Clinical Medicine; Primary Care. 1367 words.

This chapter provides a summary of a landmark study in preventive medicine. Is aspirin effective for the prevention of cardiovascular disease in apparently healthy adults? Starting with...

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Behavioral versus Pharmacological Treatment for Insomnia in the Elderly

Michael E. Hochman.

in 50 Studies Every Internist Should Know

January 2015; p ublished online April 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Clinical Medicine; Primary Care. 1624 words.

This chapter provides a summary of a landmark study in geriatrics and palliative care. Which is better for treating insomnia in the elderly: cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), medications,...

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Captopril in Patients with Left Ventricular Dysfunction after Myocardial Infarction

Vimal Ramjee.

in 50 Studies Every Internist Should Know

January 2015; p ublished online April 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Clinical Medicine; Primary Care. 1215 words.

This chapter provides a summary of a landmark study in cardiology. Does captopril reduce morbidity and mortality in patients with left ventricular dysfunction after a myocardial infarction?...

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Choice of Anticoagulant for Prevention of Recurrent Venous Thromboembolism in Patients with Cancer

Laalitha Surapaneni.

in 50 Studies Every Internist Should Know

January 2015; p ublished online April 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Clinical Medicine; Primary Care. 1149 words.

This chapter provides a summary of a landmark study in hematology and oncology. In patients with active cancer and an episode of symptomatic venous thromboembolism, is low-molecular-weight...

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Choosing First-Line Therapy for Hypertension

Michael E. Hochman.

in 50 Studies Every Internist Should Know

January 2015; p ublished online April 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Clinical Medicine; Primary Care. 1158 words.

This chapter provides a summary of a landmark study in cardiology. What is the preferred first-line medication for the treatment of hypertension: thiazide diuretics or any of the more...

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Clinical Method

Thomas R. Freeman.

in McWhinney's Textbook of Family Medicine

February 2016; p ublished online April 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Primary Care; Clinical Medicine. 25501 words.

This chapter describes a clinical method that the authors believe to be both appropriate and necessary for family practice: the patient-centered clinical method. Its essence is the...

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The Cochrane Review of Screening Mammography

Michael E. Hochman.

in 50 Studies Every Internist Should Know

January 2015; p ublished online April 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Clinical Medicine; Primary Care. 1496 words.

This chapter provides a summary of a landmark study in preventive medicine. Is screening mammography effective? Starting with that question, it describes the basics of the study, including...

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