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January 2013

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1. Beasley R, Singh S, Loke YK, Enright P, Furberg CD. Call for worldwide withdrawal of tiotropium Respimat mist inhaler. BMJ. 2012 Nov 9;345:e7390.
Key words: Drugs: cardiovascular system, ischaemic heart disease, arrhythmias, clinical trials (epidemiology), epidemiologic studies

2. Dobrosielski DA, Gibbs BB, Ouyang P, Bonekamp S, Clark JM, Wang NY, Silber HA, Shapiro EP, Stewart KJ. Effect of exercise on blood pressure in type 2 diabetes: a randomized controlled trial. Journal of General Internal Medicine. 2012 Nov;27(11):1453-9.
Key words: Exercise training, diabetes, high blood pressure, randomized trial

3. Liu SH, Lazo M, Koteish A, Kao WH, Shih MH, Bonekamp S, Hernaez R, Clark JM. Oral contraceptive pill use is associated with reduced odds of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease in menstruating women: results from NHANES III. Journal of Gastroenterology. 2012 Nov 28. [Epub ahead of print]
Key words: Adiposity, nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, obesity, oral contraceptive pill, sex hormone

4. Martin KD, Roter DL, Beach MC, Carson KA, Cooper LA. Physician communication behaviors and trust among black and white patients with hypertension. Medical Care. 2012 Nov 3. [Epub ahead of print]
Key words: Patient-physician communication, trust, African Americans

5. Pollack CE, Platz EA, Bhavsar NA, Noronha G, Green GE, Chen S, Carter HB. Primary care providers' perspectives on discontinuing prostate cancer screening. Cancer. 2012 Nov 15;118(22):5518-24.
Key words: Prostate-specific antigen, prostate cancer screening, primary care provider, life expectancy, cancer screening

6. Rahman M, Greene T, Phillips RA, Agodoa LY, Bakris GL, Charleston J, Contreras G, Gabbai F, Hiremath L, Jamerson K, Kendrick C, Kusek JW, Lash JP, Lea J, Miller ER 3rd, Rostand S, Toto R, Wang X, Wright JT Jr, Appel LJ. A trial of 2 strategies to reduce nocturnal blood pressure in blacks with chronic kidney disease. Hypertension. 2012 Nov 19. [Epub ahead of print]
Key words: Nocturnal blood pressure, chronic kidney disease, hypertension

7. Shihab HM, Meoni LA, Chu AY, Wang NY, Ford DE, Liang KY, Gallo JJ, Klag MJ. Body mass index and risk of incident hypertension over the life course: The Johns Hopkins Precursors Study. Circulation. 2012 Nov 14.
Key words: Body mass index, hypertension, long term follow-up, longitudinal cohort study, men

8. Treadwell JR, Singh S, Talati R, McPheeters ML, Reston JT. A framework for best evidence approaches can improve the transparency of systematic reviews. Journal of Clinical Epidemiology. 2012 Nov;65(11):1159-62.
Key words: Systematic review, evidence synthesis, best evidence, meta-analysis, evidence-based medicine

9. Treadwell JR, Uhl S, Tipton K, Shamliyan T, Viswanathan M, Berkman ND, Sun X, Coleman CI, Elshaug AG, Singh S, Wang SY, Ramakrishnan R. Assessing equivalence and noninferiority. Journal of Clinical Epidemiology. 2012 Nov;65(11):1144-9.
Key words: Systematic reviews, equivalence, noninferiority, methodology, risk of bias

10. Sikka, G, Miller KL, Steppan J, Pandey D, Jung SM, Fraser CD 3rd, Ellis C, Ross D, Vandegaer K, Bedja D, Gabrielson K, Walston JD, Berkowitz DE, Barouch LA. Interleukin 10 knockout frail mice develop cardiac and vascular dysfunction with increased age. Exp Gerontol, 2012.
Key words: Interleukin 10, cardiovascular dysfunction. cyclo-oxygenase, thromboxane, endothelial dysfunction, frailty, aging

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