Incorporating economic analysis into clinical practice guidelines: a guide for hopeful users
Journals reviewed for this issue*
Muir Gray JA, Rutter H. The Resourceful Patient. Oxford: eRosetta Press, Alden Group; 2002.
Nicorandil reduced coronary events in stable angina
Review: aerobic exercise reduces systolic and diastolic blood pressure in adults
Effects of hormone therapy on quality of life in postmenopausal women with CAD differed according to menopausal symptoms
Cardiac resynchronisation was effective for moderate to severe heart failure with intraventricular conduction delay
Losartan reduced cardiovascular morbidity and mortality more than atenolol in patients with diabetes and essential hypertension
Losartan reduced strokes and new onset diabetes more than atenolol in essential hypertension
Review: advice on low fat diets is not better than other weight-reducing diets for sustaining weight loss in obesity
Review: metformin does not increase fatal or non-fatal lactic acidosis or blood lactate concentrations in type 2 diabetes mellitus
Review: venlafaxine is more effective than selective serotoninreuptake inhibitors for depression
Review: screening for depression reduces persistent depression
Galantamine improved cognition and global functioning in vascular dementia or Alzheimer’s disease with cerebrovascular disease
Review: several drugs, especially triptans, are effective for pain relief in acute migraine
Review: cardioselective β-blockers did not reduce respiratory function in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
Ibuprofen was more protective against asthma morbidity than acetaminophen in asthmatic children with fever
Oral dexamethasone improved respiratory distress in children <2 years of age with acute bronchiolitis
Review: probiotics are effective in preventing antibiotic-associated diarrhoea
Review: Lactobacillus is safe and effective for treating children with acute infectious diarrhoea
Review: infliximab increases response and remission rates in fistulising or treatment-resistant Crohn’s disease
Review: lack of evidence exists for effectiveness of over the counter cough preparations for children with upper respiratory tract infections
Children’s drawings of headache pain were accurate for diagnosing migraine
Ultrasonography plus radiography was as effective as intravenous urography for detecting abnormalities in men with proven urinary tract infection
Review: one tenth of patients with Crohn’s disease have prolonged remission
Delayed prescription reduced antibiotic use in the common cold
Review: organisational change and patient involvement may increase the use of prevention cancer screening services