Do pregnant women receiving Vitamin A supplements have a higher risk of children having birth defects? Rothman KJ, Moore LL, Singer MR et al. Teratogenicity of high Vitamin A intake. NEJM 1995;333(21):1369-1373.
Gastroenterology and Hepatology
In critically ill trauma patients with gastric erosions are sucralfate or ranitidine associated with fewer infectious complications? O'Keefe GE, Gentilello LM, and Maier RV. Incidence of infectious complications associated with the use of Histamine-2-receptor antagonists in critically ill trauma patients. Annals of Surgery 1998;227:120-125.
In patients with extrasystoles does sotalol increase the risk of sudden cardiac death? Pratt CM et al. Mortality in the Survival With ORal D-sotalol (SWORD) trial: why did patients die? Am-J-Cardiol 1998: 81:869-76.
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Is radical lymphadenectomy more dangerous than conventional resection in patients with gastric cancer? Bonenkamp JJ et al.Randomised comparison after D1 and D2 dissection for gastric cancer in 1996 Dutch patients. Lancet 1995;345:758-8.
In patients taking calcium antagonists for hypertension, are they at increased risk of cancer? Pahor M et al. Calcium-channel blockade and incidence of cancer in aged populations. Lancet 1996;348: 493-97. (also see 487-9 and 541-2)
In patients taking sertraline therapy what is the likelihood of an adverse outcome to pregancy? Kulin, NA, Pastuszak, A, Sage, AR et al. Pregnancy outcome following maternal use of the new selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors: a prospective controlled multicenter study. JAMA 279 (8):609-610,1998.
In children who were born full-term with normal birth weight, is maternal infection a possible cause of congenital cerebral palsy? Grether JK., Nelson KB.Grether JK., Nelson KB. Maternal infection and cerebral palsy in infants of normal birth weight. JAMA 1997; 278:207-211.
What is the association between oral contraceptive use in women and the risk for cardiovascular disease? Mant J, Painter R, Vessey M. Risk of myocardial infarction, angina and stroke in users of oral contraceptives: an updated analysis of a cohort study. Br J Obstet Gynaecol 1998;105:890-6.
What is the risk of death in women who are taking oral contraceptives? Beral V, Hermon C, Kay C, Hannaford P, Darby S, Reeves G.Mortality associated with oral contraceptive use: 25 year follow up of cohort of 46,000 women from Royal College of General Practitioners' oral contraception study. BMJ 1999;318:96-100.