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POEMs: Patient-Oriented Evidence that Matters

POEMs (Patient-Oriented Evidence that Matters) are summaries of research that is relevant to physicians and their patients and meet three criteria: address a question that primary care physicians face in day-to-day practice; measure outcomes important to physicians and patients, including symptoms, morbidity, quality of life, and mortality; and have the potential to change the way physicians practice.

Jul 15, 2019 Issue
Omega-3 Oil Does Not Reduce Serious Cardiovascular Events for Patients with Diabetes Mellitus
In this study, there was no significant difference in the likelihood of a composite vascular outcome or all-cause mortality in patients given an omega-3 fatty acid supplement compared with those given an olive oil placebo.


Jul 15, 2019 Issue
In Healthy Older Adults, Low-Dose Aspirin Increases All-Cause and Cancer-Specific Mortality
The findings are completely unexpected. Although recent studies by this group and other groups of researchers have failed to find a cardiovascular benefit, likely because of better control of other cardiovascular risk factors, this study found increased all-cause mortality, primarily due to increased cancer-related mortality.


Jul 15, 2019 Issue
Vitamin D is Equal to Placebo for Preventing Cognitive Decline in African-American Women with Low Vitamin D Levels
Is vitamin D more effective than placebo in preventing cognitive decline in African American women older than 65 years who have low serum vitamin D levels at baseline?


Jul 15, 2019 Issue
Misoprostol Alone is Associated with High Rate of Successful First-Trimester Abortion
Misoprostol alone was associated with a nearly 80% success rate in the first trimester of pregnancy on meta-analysis.


Jun 1, 2019 Issue
Overview of New ACC/AHA Lipid Guidelines
These updated guidelines, made without any input from primary care physicians who manage most patients with hyperlipidemia, are more complex than the 2013 guidelines and will likely lead to even more recommendations for statins, ezetimibe (Zetia), and PSK9 inhibitors.


Jun 1, 2019 Issue
Probiotic Ineffective for Treatment of Acute Gastroenteritis in Young Children


Jun 1, 2019 Issue
Aspirin, Eicosapentaenoic Acid, and Placebo Equally Effective in Preventing Colorectal Adenomas in High-Risk Patients
After 12 months, neither aspirin nor EPA, alone or in combination, are any better than placebo at preventing colorectal adenomas in patients with high-risk neoplasia.


Jun 1, 2019 Issue
Benefits and Harms for Low-Dose Aspirin in Patients with Diabetes Mellitus
The 7,740 patients who took low-dose aspirin experienced 51 fewer vascular deaths, nonfatal myocardial infarctions, or nonfatal ischemic strokes; 29 fewer transient ischemic attacks; and 44 fewer revascularizations than patients who took placebo over a mean of 7.4 years.


May 15, 2019 Issue
FIT Has Similar Yield as Colonoscopy for Colorectal Cancer and Advanced Adenoma Over 10 Years
Over a 10-year period, the rates of detection of colorectal cancer (CRC) and advanced adenomas using FIT are similar to those seen in studies of screening colonoscopy. This does not prove that FIT reduces morbidity and mortality due to CRC as effectively as colonoscopy.


May 15, 2019 Issue
Simple Clinical Prediction Rule Determines Risk of Heart Failure with Preserved Ejection Fraction
A simple clinical prediction rule using noninvasive data can identify patients at low, moderate, and high risk for HFPEF.


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