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50 Studies Every Doctor Should Know: The Key Studies that Form the Foundation of Evidence Based Medicine

50 Studies Every Doctor Should Know: The Key Studies that Form the Foundation of Evidence Based Medicine

by Michael E. Hochman
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ISBN-13: 9780199343560
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date: 11/26/2013
Series: Fifty Studies Every Doctor Should Know Series
Edition description: Revised
Pages: 352
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Medical Director for Innovation, AltaMed Health Services and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholar, Department of Internal Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles.

Table of Contents

Section 1: Preventive Medicine

1. Preventing Diabetes: The Diabetes Prevention Program

2. A Comparison of Different Dieting Strategies

3. Aspirin for the Primary Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease: The Physicians' Health Study and the Women's Health Study

4. Postmenopausal Hormone Therapy: The Women's Health Initiative

5. The European Randomized Study of Screening for Prostate Cancer (ERSPC)

6. The Cochrane Review of Screening Mammography

7. The Human Papillomavirus Vaccine: The Future II Trial

Section 2: Internal Medicine

8. Arrhythmia Suppression Following Myocardial Infarction: The CAST Trial

9. Choosing First-Line Therapy for Hypertension: The ALLHAT Trial

10. Statins in Healthy Patients with an Elevated C-Reactive Protein: The JUPITER Trial

11. Rate vs. Rhythm Control for Atrial Fibrillation: The AFFIRM Trial

12. Lenient vs. Strict Heart Rate Control for Atrial Fibrillation: The RACE II Trial

13. Beta-Blockers for Systolic Heart Failure: The MERIT-HF Trial

14. Initial Treatment of Stable Coronary Artery Disease: The COURAGE Trial

15. Treating Elevated Blood Sugar Levels in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes: The United Kingdom Prospective Diabetes Study (UKPDS)

16. Intensive vs. Conservative Blood Sugar Control for Patients with Type 2 Diabetes: The ACCORD Trial

17. The African American Heart Failure Trial (A-HeFT)

18. Early vs. Delayed Antiretroviral Therapy for Patients with HIV: The NA-ACCORD Study

19. Early vs. Late Initiation of Dialysis: The IDEAL Trial

20. Early Goal-Directed Therapy in Sepsis

21. Red Cell Transfusion in Critically Ill Patients: The TRICC Trial

22. Pulmonary Artery Catheters in Critically Ill Patients

23. Step-Up vs. Step-Down Therapy for Dyspepsia: The DIAMOND Trial

24. Opioids for Chronic Non-Cancer Pain

Section 3: Surgery

25. Perioperative Beta-Blockers in Non-Cardiac Surgery: The POISE Trial

26. Cardiac Stents vs. Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery for Severe Coronary Artery Disease: The SYNTAX Trial

27. Carotid Endarterectomy for Asymptomatic Carotid Stenosis: The ACST Trial

28. A Trial of Arthroscopic Knee Surgery

29. Surgery vs. Rehabilitation for Chronic Low Back Pain: The MRC Spine Stabilization Trial

30. Mastectomy vs. Lumpectomy for Invasive Breast Cancer: The B-06 Trial

31. Long Term Impact of Bariatric Surgery: The Swedish Obese Subjects Study

Section 4: Obstetrics

32. The Canadian Multicenter Post-term Pregnancy Trial (CMPPT)

33. Antepartum Glucocorticoids in Premature Labor

Section 5: Pediatrics

34. Treatment of Acute Otitis Media in Children

35. A Trial of Early Ear Tube Placement in Children

36. Inhaled Corticosteroids for Mild Persistent Asthma: The START Trial

37. The Multimodal Treatment Study of Children with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (MTA)

38. Measles, Mumps, and Rubella Vaccination and Autism

Section 6: Radiology

39. Magnetic Resonance Imaging for Low Back Pain

40. Screening for Coronary Artery Disease in Asymptomatic Patients with
Diabetes: The DIAD Study

41. Diagnosing Acute Pulmonary Embolism: The Christopher Study

42. Identifying Children with Low-Risk Head Injuries Who Do Not Require
Computed Tomography

Section 7: Neurology and Psychiatry

43. Thrombolysis 3 to 4.5 Hours After an Acute Ischemic Stroke: The ECASS III

44. Initial Treatment of Depression

45. Behavioral vs. Pharmacological Treatment for Insomnia in the Elderly

Section 8: Systems Based Practice

46. The Group Health Medical Home Demonstration

47. A Program to Improve Care Coordination at Hospital Discharge: Project RED

48. Reducing Catheter-Related Blood Stream Infections in the Intensive Care Unit: The Keystone ICU Project

49. Early Palliative Care in Non-Small-Cell Lung Cancer

50. Directly Observed Therapy for the Treatment of Tuberculosis in Baltimore

Section 9: Study Questions and Answers

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