Bmj Usa: Journal Rack

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BMJ 2003; 327 doi: (Published 19 November 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;327:E152

From BMJ USA 2002;October:582

This section calls attention to new studies and systematic reviews, selected by the Editor from journals published just as this issue went into production (approximately 2 months before publication). The Journals hand-searched for the Journal Rack are: American Journal of Medicine, American Journal of Preventive Medicine, Annals of Internal Medicine, Circulation, JAMA, Journal of Family Practice, Journal of General Internal Medicine, Journal of the American Board of Family Practice, JNCI, Lancet, New England Journal of Medicine, and Pediatrics. Studies are noted that might directly influence clinical practice decisions in primary care and have been classified by type of problem addressed.

Cardiovascular—A Swiss randomized trial involving 553 angioplasty patients found that the composite end point (death, nonfatal myocardial infarction, and repeat revascularization) at year 1 was reduced by 32% among those who received 6 months of folic acid, vitamin B12, and vitamin B6 (Schnyder et al. JAMA Aug 28, 2002;288:973–979).

Dermatologic—In a survey of 156,354 Americans, 58% of those age 18–29 reported having had a sunburn in the past year (Saraiya et al. Am J Prev Med Aug 2002;23:91–97).

Geriatric—A randomized trial involving 230 community-dwelling adults age 60 and older found that use of ginkgo did not improve memory or cognitive function over 6 weeks (Solomon et al. JAMA Aug 21, …

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