50 Studies Every Internist Should Know by Kristopher Swiger50 Studies Every Internist Should Know by Kristopher Swiger

50 Studies Every Internist Should Know

EditorKristopher Swiger, Joshua R. Thomas, Steven Hochman

Paperback | February 26, 2015

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50 Studies Every Internist Should Know presents key studies that have shaped the practice of internal medicine. Selected using a rigorous methodology, the studies cover topics including: preventative medicine, endocrinology, hematology and oncology, musculoskeletal diseases, nephrology,gastroenterology, infectious diseases, cardiology, pulmonology, geriatrics and palliative care, and mental health. For each study, a concise summary is presented with an emphasis on the results and limitations of the study, and its implications for practice. An illustrative clinical case concludeseach review, followed by brief information on other relevant studies. This book is a must-read for health care professionals and anyone who wants to learn more about the data behind clinical practice.
Kristopher Swiger, MD is a Resident Physician of Internal Medicine at the Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland. Joshua R. Thomas, MD, MPH is a Cardiology Fellow at Nationwide Children's Hospital and The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. Michael E. Hochman, MD, MPH is the Medical Director for Innovation at AltaMed Health...
Title:50 Studies Every Internist Should KnowFormat:PaperbackDimensions:352 pages, 9.21 × 6.1 × 1.3 inPublished:February 26, 2015Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Section 1. Preventive Medicine1. Preventing Diabetes: The Diabetes Prevention Program2. Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH)3. Aspirin for the Primary Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease: The Physicians' Health Study and the Women's Health Study4. Postmenopausal Hormone Therapy: The Women's Health Initiative5. The Cochrane Review of Screening Mammography6. The European Randomized Study of Screening for Prostate Cancer7. Screening for Lung Cancer with Low-Dose Computed Tomography vs. Chest Radiography: The National Lung Screening Trial (NLST)Section 2. Endocrinology8. Treating Elevated Blood Sugar Levels in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes: the United Kingdom Prospective Diabetes Study (UKPDS)9. Intensive versus conservative blood sugar control for patients with type 2 diabetes: the ACCORD trial10. Intensive vs. Conventional Glycemic Control in Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus (DCCT)11. Intensive vs. Conservative Blood Pressure Control in Patients with Type 2 DiabetesSection 3. Hematology and Oncology12. Choice of Anticoagulant for Prevention of Recurrent Venous Thromboembolism in Patients with Cancer13. Vena Caval Filters in the Prevention of Pulmonary Embolism in Patients with Proximal Deep-Vein Thrombosis14. Phase I Study of Imatinib (STI571) in Patients with Chronic Myelogenous LeukemiaSection 4. Musculoskeletal Diseases15. Magnetic Resonance Imaging for Low Back Pain16. Early therapy for rheumatoid arthritis: The TICORA StudySection 5. Nephrology17. Revascularization vs. Medical Therapy for Renal Artery Stenosis18. Correcting Anemia in Chronic Kidney Disease: The CHOIR Study19. Early versus Late Initiation of Dialysis: The IDEAL TrialSection 6. Gastroenterology20. Use of IV Albumin in Patients with Cirrhosis and Spontaneous Bacterial Peritonitis21. Early use of transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS) in patients with cirrhosis and variceal bleedingSection 7. Infectious Diseases22. Methicillin-Resistant S. aureus Infections among Patients in the Emergency Department23. Antibiotic Therapy in Exacerbations of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease24. Early versus Delayed Antiretroviral Therapy for Patients with HIV: The NA-ACCORD StudySection 8. Cardiology25. Statins in Healthy Patients with an Elevated C-Reactive Protein: The JUPITER Trial26. The Scandinavian Simvastatin Survival Study (4S)27. Choosing Fist-Line Therapy for Hypertension: The ALLHAT Trial28. Rate Control versus Rhythm Control for Atrial Fibrillation: The AFFIRM Trial29. Initial Treatment of Stable Coronary Artery Disease: The COURAGE Trial30. Early Invasive vs. Conservative Management for Unstable Angina or Non-ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction: The RITA 3 Trial31. MADIT II: Prophylactic Defibrillator Implantation in Patients with Low Ejection Fraction Following Myocardial Infarction32. Captopril in Patients with Left Ventricular Dysfunction after Myocardial Infarction: The SAVE Trial33. Spironolactone in Advanced Heart Failure: The RALES Trial34. The African American Heart Failure Trial (A-HeFT)35. Intraaortic Balloon Support for Myocardial Infarction with Cardiogenic Shock (IABP-SHOCK II)Section 9. Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine36. Intensive versus Conventional Glucose Control in Critically Ill Patients37. Red Cell Transfusion in Critically Ill Patients: The TRICC Trial38. Noninvasive Ventilation for Acute Exacerbations of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease39. Low Tidal Volume Ventilation in Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome/Acute Lung Injury40. Comparison of routine vs. on-demand chest radiographs in mechanically-ventilated adults in the intensive care unit41. Early Goal-Directed Therapy in Sepsis42. Dopamine vs. norepinephrine in the treatment of shock43. Daily Interruption of Sedative Infusions in Critically Ill Patients Undergoing Mechanical Ventilation44. A Comparison of Four Methods of Weaning Patients from Mechanical VentilationSection 10. Geriatrics and Palliative Care45. Behavioral versus Pharmacological Treatment for Insomnia in the Elderly46. Treatment of Hypertension in the Elderly47. Use of feeding tubes in patients with dementia48. Early Palliative Care in Non-Small-Cell Lung CancerSection 11. Mental Health49. Initial Treatment of Depression50. Symptom-Triggered vs. Fixed Dose Therapy for Alcohol Withdrawal