Phil B.FontanarosaMD, Interim CoeditorIndividualAuthorMargaret A.WinkerMD, Deputy EditorIndividualAuthorStephenLurieMD PhD, Fishbein FellowIndividualAuthor
To the Editor: The study by Dr Meier and colleagues1 concluded that there was a significantly lower
chance that patients with an episode of AMI were prescribed certain antibiotics
3 years prior to the episode than matched controls. The authors give several
reasons why their findings should not lead physicians to prescribe antibiotics
to prevent myocardial infarction at this time. An important reason not given
was the number of comparisons made.
Glenn L. Antibiotic Use and Risk of Myocardial Infarction. JAMA. 1999;282(21):1997-1999. doi:10-1001/pubs.JAMA-ISSN-0098-7484-282-21-jbk1201