Porsteinsson and colleagues evaluate the efficacy of citalopram for agitation in patients with Alzheimer disease in a randomized controlled trial comprising 186 patients with probable Alzheimer disease and clinically significant agitation from 8 US and Canadian centers, August 2009-January 2013.
In a randomized trial, Morillo and colleagues compared radiofrequency ablation with antiarrhythmic drugs as a first-line therapy in 127 patients with paroxysmal atrial fibrillation and found ablation was associated with a lower rate of recurrent tachyarrhythmias at 2 years, but recurrence was frequent in both groups.
Latham and coauthors report the results from a randomized clinical trial of a home-based exercise program for functional recovery following traditional rehabilitation after hip fracture.
To determine the incidence of clinically significant surgical site infections (CS-SSIs) requiring acute care following ambulatory surgery, Owens and coauthors performed a retrospective analysis of Healthcare Cost and Utilization Projectstate databases for 8 geographically dispersed states.
This Viewpoint discusses Medicare physician payment rates and the SGR formula.
Wells and coauthors reviewed the literature to assess the etiology and treatment of the 3 phases of venous thromboembolism: acute, long-term, and extended.