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BMJ 2003; 327 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjusa.02120006 (Published 19 November 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;327:E174

From BMJ USA 2002;Dec:695

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). Studies are noted that might directly influence clinical practice decisions in primary care. Journals hand-searched for the Journal rack: 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, Pediatrics

Cardiovascular—In baseline surveys of 91 627 participants in the Women's Health Initiative Observational Study, only 20% of those reporting high cholesterol levels requiring drug therapy were limiting intake of total fat, saturated fat, and dietary cholesterol in accordance with Step II dietary guidelines. (Hsia et al. Am J Med Oct 1, 2002;113:384–392.)

Cardiovascular—A randomized trial involving 6213 patients with acute myocardial infarction with ST-segment elevation found no difference in 30-day mortality between those who received magnesium sulfate or placebo. (Antman and the Magnesium in Coronaries (MAGIC) Trial Investigators. Lancet Oct 19, 2002;360:1189–1196.)

Cardiovascular—A cohort study involving 5532 adults age 65 and older found that patients with congestive heart failure (5% of the population) were more likely to die from their disease if they had left ventricular dysfunction but …

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