Michael E. Craycraft, RPh
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Craycraft ME. Amiodarone Prophylaxis. Ann Intern Med. 2006;144:303. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-144-4-200602210-00015
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 2006;144(4):303.
TO THE EDITOR:
Our institution has become increasingly interested in new research on the topic of prophylaxis for prevention of atrial fibrillation in patients undergoing cardiac surgery. However, the 10 studies included in the meta-analysis by Aasbo and colleagues (1) do not appear to be unique. This paper included a study by White and associates (2) that seems to be derived from the same data represented in the study by Giri and colleagues (3). Apparently, the same study was published twice in 2 separate journals. Both studies involve the same 220 patients from Hartford Hospital from 1998 to 1999. I believe further investigation is warranted.
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