Update in internal medicine

Francisco López-Jiménez, Máximo Brito, Y. Wady Aude, Phillip Scheinberg, Mariana Kaplan, Denise A. Dixon, Neil Schneiderman, Jorge F. Trejo, Luis Humberto López-Salazar, Ector Jaime Ramı́rez-Barba, Roberto Kalil, Carmen Ortiz, José Goyos, Alvaro Buenaño, Samer Kottiech, Gervasio A. Lamas

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Abstract

More than 500,000 new medical articles are published every year and available time to keep updated is scarcer every day. Nowadays, the task of selecting useful, consistent, and relevant information for clinicians is a priority in many major medical journals. This review has the aim of gathering the results of the most important findings in clinical medicine in the last few years. It is focused on results from randomized clinical trials and well-designed observational research. Findings were included preferentially if they showed solid results, and we avoided as much as possible including only preliminary data, or results that included only non-clinical outcomes.Some of the most relevant findings reported here include the significant benefit of statins in patients with coronary artery disease even with mean cholesterol level. It also provides a substantial review of the most significant trials assessing the effectiveness of IIb/IIIa receptor blockers. In gastroenterology many advances have been made in the H. pylori eradication, and the finding that the cure of H. pylori infection may be followed by gastroesophageal reflux disease. Some new antivirals have shown encouraging results in patients with chronic hepatitis. In the infectious disease arena, the late breaking trials in anti-retroviral disease are discussed, as well as the new trends regarding antibiotic resistance. This review approaches also the role of leukotriene modifiers in the treatment of asthma and discusses the benefit of using methylprednisolone in patients with adult respiratory distress syndrome, among many other advances in internal medicine. Copyright (C) 2000 IMSS.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)329-352
Number of pages24
JournalArchives of Medical Research
Volume31
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2000

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Keywords

  • Clinical trials
  • Internal medicine
  • Medical education
  • Meta-Analysis
  • Review

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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López-Jiménez, F., Brito, M., Aude, Y. W., Scheinberg, P., Kaplan, M., Dixon, D. A., Schneiderman, N., Trejo, J. F., López-Salazar, L. H., Ramı́rez-Barba, E. J., Kalil, R., Ortiz, C., Goyos, J., Buenaño, A., Kottiech, S., & Lamas, G. A. (2000). Update in internal medicine. Archives of Medical Research, 31(4), 329-352. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0188-4409(00)00076-X