Practice corner: using clinical prediction rules
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Oestrogen plus progestogen increased coronary heart disease and breast cancer events in postmenopausal women
Review: postmenopausal oestrogen replacement therapy increases the risk for venous thromboembolism
A lifestyle intervention or metformin prevented or delayed the onset of type 2 diabetes in people at risk
Warfarin combined with low dose aspirin in myocardial infarction did not provide clinical benefit beyond that of aspirin alone
Review: angiotensin receptor blockers do not reduce mortality or hospital admission rates in heart failure
Review: n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids reduce fatal myocardial infarction, sudden death, and overall mortality in coronary artery disease
Parental education and guided self management of asthma or wheeze in pre-school children was not effective
Review: inhaled corticosteroids for asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease do not increase bone loss
Review: nedocromil sodium decreases airflow reduction and recovery time in exercise induced bronchoconstriction
Review: β2 agonists are ineffective but increase adverse effects in acute bronchitis without underlying pulmonary disease
Review: tricyclic antidepressants, capsaicin, gabapentin, and oxycodone are effective for postherpetic neuralgia
Review: home visiting with multidimensional assessment and multiple visits is effective in low risk elderly people
Sertraline maintenance treatment reduced relapse and dropouts in post-traumatic stress disorder
Review: brief interventions reduce drinking in patients not seeking treatment
A brief intervention reduced alcohol drinking for up to 48 months in problem drinkers
A normal calcium, low protein, low salt diet reduced recurrence of renal stones over 5 years
Physiotherapy or a wait and see policy were the best options for lateral epicondylitis at 1 year
Bed rest, physiotherapy, and continuation of activities of daily living were equally effective for sciatica
Review: antiemetic drugs reduce nausea in early pregnancy
Telephone-based peer support increased the duration of breast feeding in primiparous mothers
Clonidine and methylphenidate were effective for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in children with comorbid tics
Pharmacist review changed more repeat prescriptions for elderly patients than usual general practice review
Review: questionnaires for detecting clinical depression in primary care have similar diagnostic accuracy
Increased plasma total homocysteine levels increased the risk for dementia in the elderly