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Originals

Quality of Life After Surgery or DES in Patients With 3-Vessel or Left Main Disease
Abdallah MS, Wang K, Magnuson EA, et al. Quality of Life After Surgery or DES in Patients With 3-Vessel or Left Main Disease. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2017 Apr 25;69(16):2039-2050. doi: 10.1016/j.jacc.2017.02.031. (Original) PMID: 28427580

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«In the SYNTAX (Synergy Between Percutaneous Coronary Intervention With Taxus and Cardiac Surgery) trial, patients with 3-vessel or left main coronary artery disease (CAD) had improved long-term outcomes with coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery compared with percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) with drug-eluting stents (DES), improvements driven mainly by differences in myocardial infarction and repeat revascularization.»

Decreased Cardiovascular Mortality in Patients with Incident Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) in Recent Years: Dawn of a New Era in Cardiovascular Disease in RA?
Myasoedova E, Gabriel SE, Matteson EL, et al. Decreased Cardiovascular Mortality in Patients with Incident Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) in Recent Years: Dawn of a New Era in Cardiovascular Disease in RA?. J Rheumatol. 2017 Apr 1. pii: jrheum.161154. doi: 10.3899/jrheum.161154. (Original) PMID: 28365576

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«To assess trends in cardiovascular (CV) mortality in patients with incident rheumatoid arthritis (RA) in 2000-07 versus the previous decades, compared with non-RA subjects.»

Reviews

Early Versus Delayed Feeding in Patients With Acute Pancreatitis: A Systematic Review
Vaughn VM, Shuster D, Rogers MAM, et al. Early Versus Delayed Feeding in Patients With Acute Pancreatitis: A Systematic Review. Ann Intern Med. 2017 May 16. doi: 10.7326/M16-2533. (Review) PMID: 28505667

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«Acute pancreatitis is among the most common and costly reasons for hospitalization in the United States. Bowel rest, pain control, and intravenous fluids are the cornerstones of treatment, but early feeding might also be beneficial.»

World Health Organization treatment guidelines for drug-resistant tuberculosis, 2016 update
Falzon D, Schunemann HJ, Harausz E, et al. World Health Organization treatment guidelines for drug-resistant tuberculosis, 2016 update. Eur Respir J. 2017 Mar 22;49(3). pii: 1602308. doi: 10.1183/13993003.02308-2016. Print 2017 Mar. (Review) PMID: 28331043

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«Antimicrobial resistance is a major global concern. Tuberculosis (TB) strains resistant to rifampicin and other TB medicines challenge patient survival and public health. The World Health Organization (WHO) has published treatment guidelines for drug-resistant TB since 1997 and last updated them in 2016 based on reviews of aggregated and individual patient data from published and unpublished studies.»

Supervised dosing with a long-acting opioid medication in the management of opioid dependence
Saulle R, Vecchi S, Gowing L. Supervised dosing with a long-acting opioid medication in the management of opioid dependence. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2017 Apr 27;4:CD011983. doi: 10.1002/14651858.CD011983.pub2. (Review) PMID: 28447766

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«Opioid dependence (OD) is an increasing clinical and public health problem worldwide. International guidelines recommend opioid substitution treatment (OST), such as methadone and buprenorphine, as first-line medication treatment for OD.»