From the Editor

The battle of the clot

In this issue we review two situations in which low-molecular-weight heparins have special advantages in pregnant women and in patients with...

From the Editor

When a quick sound bite won’t do

In the Action to Control Cardiovascular Risk in Diabetes (ACCORD) trial, why did more patients die if they got intensive therapy than if they got...

The Clinical Picture

A judgment call

A young man hospitalized because of a sickle cell crisis requires a central venous line. However, after the catheter is inserted, an initial chest...

Current Drug Therapy

Perioperative statins: More than lipid-lowering?

Soon, the checklist for internists seeing patients about to undergo surgery may include prescribing one of the lipid-lowering drugs called statins...