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February 23rd, 2015

Selections from Richard Lehman’s Literature Review: February 23rd

This week’s topics include a comparison of fondaparinux and low-molecular-weight heparin in patients with non-STEMI and a study of multiple BP medications, achieved BP, and mortality in older nursing home residents.


January 26th, 2015

Selections from Richard Lehman’s Literature Review: January 26th

This week’s topics include dietary sodium content, mortality, and CVD risk in older adults, the ROX CONTROL HTN study, and more.


September 22nd, 2014

Selections from Richard Lehman’s Literature Review: September 22nd

This week’s topics include one-year outcomes after thrombus aspiration for MI, the evaluation and treatment of older patients with hypercholesterolemia, and more.


June 9th, 2014

Selections from Richard Lehman’s Literature Review: June 9th

This week’s topics include the CORONARY trial, the association of azithromycin with mortality and CV events among older patients hospitalized with pneumonia, and more.


March 30th, 2011

Many Elderly Patients Excluded from Heart Failure Trials

Despite the large and growing burden of heart failure in the elderly population, older people are often excluded from heart failure clinical trials. In a paper in the Archives of Internal Medicine, Antonio Cherubini and colleagues  examined 251 heart failure trials and found that a quarter of the trials excluded patients by an arbitrary upper […]