General Medicine Year in Review 2011
The most important medical topics of 2011, as chosen by the editors of Journal Watch General Medicine

Each year, the editors of Journal Watch General Medicine choose the year’s most important thematic areas in clinical research. We try to strike a balance between relevance to primary care, recognition of landmark studies, and media publicity and public awareness. Some of our stories emerge from one important study, and others come from several studies on a single topic. The order of these stories is not intended to reflect their relative importance.

USPSTF Recommends Against Prostate Cancer Screening

Screening for Lung Cancer: Radiography? No. Low-Dose CT? Maybe.

Ovarian Cancer Screening: No Effect on Mortality

New Hepatitis C Drugs Improve Genotype 1 Response Rates

Risk Stratification for CAD: What’s Worth Doing?

Aspirin for Preventing Colorectal Cancers and Other Solid Tumors

Selective and Nonselective NSAIDs Are Associated with Excess Cardiovascular Risk

Atypical Femur Fractures with Bisphosphonates

Supplementation with Niacin or -3 Fatty Acids Is Ineffective for Secondary Prevention

Which Strategies Are Best for Measuring BP and Diagnosing Hypertension?

Intermittent Budesonide in Preschool Children with Recurrent Wheezing

Three More Topics That Drew Our Attention in 2011

— Allan S. Brett, MD, Editor-in-Chief, and the JW General Medicine Associate Editors

Published in Journal Watch General Medicine December 29, 2011

les deseamos un FELIZ AÑO NUEVO y ÉXITOS en 2012

Saludos cordiales