Sidhu and Naugler investigated the association between fasting times and lipid levels by cross-sectional examination of laboratory data in a large communitybased cohort. Khera and Mora have provided an invited commentary.
DeCarolis et al evaluated the risk of major bleeding or thromboembolism in patients with normal renal function vs patients with moderate renal impairment.
Zhou and coauthors investigated acetaminophen use and identify factors contributing to supratherapeutic dosing of acetaminophen in hospitalized patients.
Dupre et al investigate the associations between unemployment and the risks for acute myocardial infarction in an 18-year study of a representative cohort from the Health and Retirement Study. See also the invited commentary by Gallo.
Butt and coworkers identified a cohort of newly treated hypertensive elderly patients and measured the first occurrence of a proximal femoral fracture in the first 45 days following antihypertensive therapy initiation.
Welch et al investigated patterns of repeat testing in a longitudinal study of Medicare fee-for-service beneficiaries who underwent an index test between 2004 and 2006. They examined the relationship between the proportion of the population tested and the proportion of tests repeated among those tested. See the invited commentary by Kassirer and Milstein.