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Clinical Outcomes After Treatment of Cocaine-Induced Chest Pain with Beta-Blockers: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

Recent guidelines have suggested avoiding beta-blockers in the setting of cocaine-associated acute coronary syndrome. However, the available evidence is both scarce and conflicted. The purpose of this systematic review and meta-analysis is to investigate the evidence pertaining to the use of beta-blockers in the setting of acute cocaine-related chest pain and its implication on clinical […]

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Cohort-selection algorithm. ACS = acute coronary syndrome; BB = beta-blocker; GRACE = Global Registry of Acute Coronary Events; IV = intravenous; STEMI = ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction.

Beta-blocker Use in ST-segment Elevation MI

Beta-blocker Use in ST-segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction in the Reperfusion Era (GRACE) Early administration of oral beta-blockers were associated with fewer cases of cardiogenic shock, ventricular arrhythmias, and new-onset heart failure, but compared with delayed beta-blocker administration, both oral and intravenous beta-blockers were associated with increased in-hospital mortality. Abstract Background Current guidelines recommend early oral […]

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Interactive CME Activities Linked to AJM’s Website

Busy physicians can now earn Continuing Medical Education (CME) credits in the comfort of their own homes by accessing multimedia CME programs on the Journal’s website. Currently, 3 CME programs are available on our website: CME The Foundation Role of Beta Blockers Across the Cardiovascular Disease Spectrum: A Year 2009 Update CME Managing Gout in […]

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Supplements Provide Additional Information to AJM’s Audience

You may know that The American Journal of Medicine is published monthly, but do you know that several times a year the Journal also publishes supplements on specific topics? Supplements are collections of peer-reviewed research papers on a given area of medicine. To date in 2010, the Journal has published 3 supplements that are available […]

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