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: 9780199343584
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 10/29/2013
Series: Fifty Studies Every Doctor Should Know
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 352
File size: 6 MB

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 Trial 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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