To determine whether treating critically ill patients with severe septic shock with esmolol, a
short-acting β-blocker, to reduce their heart rates, Morelli and coauthors conducted an
open-label, randomized phase 2 study, involving 154 qualifying patients treated at a university
hospital intensive care unit.
This review summarizes use of antithyroid drugs, radioactive iodine, or thyroidectomy in treating Graves disease.
This review article reports that therapy for atrial fibrillation should include rate control for all patients, but maintenance of sinus rhythm with drugs or catheter ablation should be considered on an individual patient basis.