MinervaBMJ 2003; 326 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.326.7391.720 (Published 29 March 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;326:720
If atherosclerosis can be triggered by infections (most famously Chlamydia pneumoniae) then antibiotics should help to prevent it. They don't seem to, however, at least not in people with acute myocardial infarction (Circulation 2003;107:1253-9). In one large trial, six weeks' treatment with roxithromycin made no difference to death rates, reinfarction rates, or any other clinical end points including stroke during the 12 month follow up.
Museum collections of old Native American artefacts are heavily contaminated with poisons used originally as preservatives. Now the …
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