Journal rackBMJ 2003; 327 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjusa.02080005 (Published 19 November 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;327:E132
From BMJ USA 2002;August:471–472
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—Survey data indicate that Mexican Americans are less likely than non-Hispanic whites to undergo blood pressure or cholesterol screening, a disparity associated with lack of health insurance and a usual source of care (Stewart and Silverstein. J Gen Intern Med June 2002;17:405–411).
Cardiovascular—A Swedish study of 181 patients who were hospitalized for acute myocardial infarction and lacked a prior diagnosis of diabetes found that 35% and 31%, respectively, had impaired glucose tolerance or diabetes at discharge (Norhammar et al. Lancet June 22, 2002;359:2140–2144).
Cardiovascular—A Dutch study involving 126 patients with suspected deep venous thrombosis of the upper extremities found that duplex ultrasound had a sensitivity and specificity of 82% when compared …