Tag Archive: NEJM

Jun 22

Dabigatran versus warfarin for atrial fibrillation

Connolly SJ, et al. Dabigatran versus warfarin in patients with atrial fibrillation. N Engl J Med 2009; 361:1139-1151
Dabigatran (Pradaxa) is non-inferior to warfarin for the prevention of strokes or systemic embolism, in non-valvular atrial fibrillation.

Feb 07

Antibiotics for acute otitis media in young children

Tähtinen PA, et al. A placebo-controlled trial of antimicrobial treatment for acute otitis media. N Engl J Med 2011; 364: 116-26
Children aged 6-35 months with acute otitis media may benefit from amoxicillin-clavulanate but at the cost of adverse events.

Feb 02

Effect of home testing of INR on clinical events

Matchar DB, et al. Effect of home testing of INR on clinical events. N Engl J Med 2010;363:1608-20
Home INR self-testing does not appear to improve or worsen strokes, major bleeds or death when compared to high quality practice based management of anticoagulation.

Jan 12

Severe hypoglycemia and risk of vascular events and death

Zoungas S, et al. Severe hypoglycemia and risk of vascular events and death. N Engl J Med 2010;363:1410-8
Severe hypoglycaemia is strongly associated with increased risk of vascular events and death (~ 350% ↑ risk).