Internal Medicine Journal

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Edited By: Jeff Szer

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Online ISSN: 1445-5994

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Cardiovascular Focus (Papers published 2010-2012)

Cardiovascular Papers

Coxibs, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and cardiovascular risk
T. Woodruff

Yentl resurgat: inadequate management of cardiovascular risk in women
J. Lowe

Advanced chronic kidney disease, cardiovascular events and the effect of diabetes: data from the Atherosclerosis and Folic Acid Supplementation Trial
S. Zoungas, M. Lui, P. G. Kerr, et al

Suboptimal management of cardiovascular risk factors in coronary heart disease patients in primary care occurs particularly in women
A. Driscoll, A.Beauchamp, et al

Role of echocardiographic left ventricular mass and carotid intima-media thickness in the cardiovascular risk assessment of asymptomatic patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus
K. K. Poppe, G. A. Whalley, et al

Cardiovascular mortality and morbidity in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: the impact of bronchodilator treatment
R. Wood-Baker, B. Cochrane, M. T. Naughton

Cardiovascular risk modification in participants with coronary disease screened by the Kidney Early Evaluation Program
P. A. McCullough, A. Whaley-Connell, W. W. Brown, A. J. Collins

An Australian cardiovascular risk equation for type 2 diabetes: the Fremantle Diabetes Study
W. A. Davis, M. W. Knuiman, T. M. E. Davis

What is the role of invasive versus non-invasive coronary angiography in the investigation of patients suspected to have coronary heart disease?
C. K. Chow, T. Sheth

NT-pro-BNP predicts worsening renal function in patients with chronic systolic heart failure
R. Pfister, J. Müller-Ehmsen, J. Hagemeister

Management of heart conditions in older rural and urban Australian women
S. Jordan, A. Wilson, A. Dobson

Internal Medicine Journal - Editor's Choice

Thiamine in the treatment of Wernicke encephalopathy in patients with alcohol use disorders

N. Latt and G. Dore

Wernicke encephalopathy is an acute, reversible neuropsychiatric emergency due to thiamine deficiency. Urgent and adequate thiamine replacement is necessary to avoid death or progression to Korsakoff syndrome with largely irreversible brain damage.

Although thiamine is the cornerstone of treatment of Wernicke encephalopathy, there are no universally accepted guidelines with regard to its optimal dose, mode of administration, frequency of administration or duration of treatment.

We present recommendations for the assessment and treatment of Wernicke encephalopathy based on literature review and our clinical experience.

Top Read Internal Medicine Papers from 2011

Use of empiric antimicrobial therapy in neutropenic fever
C. S. Tam, M. O'Reilly, D. Andresen, S. Lingaratnam, A. Kelly, K. Burbury, et al

Introduction to the Australian consensus guidelines for the management of neutropenic fever in adult cancer patients, 2010/2011
S. Lingaratnam, M. A. Slavin, B. Koczwara, J. F. Seymour, J. Szer, et al

Incretin-based therapies – review of the physiology, pharmacology and emerging clinical experience
J. H. Martin, C. F. Deacon, M. D. Gorrell, J. B. Prins

Use of antibacterial prophylaxis for patients with neutropenia
M. A. Slavin, S. Lingaratnam, L. Mileshkin, D. L. Booth, M. J. Cain

Use of risk stratification to guide ambulatory management of neutropenic fever
L. J. Worth, S. Lingaratnam, A. Taylor, A. M. Hayward, S. Morrissey

Current use of aminoglycosides: indications, pharmacokinetics and monitoring for toxicity
M. L. Avent, B. A. Rogers, A. C. Cheng, D. L. Paterson

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