Practice corner: clinical practice guidelines and handheld computers
Stacey E. Hot topics in general practice. 4th ed. Oxford: Bios Scientific Publishers, 2002
McGovern, D, Summerskill W, Levi, M, et al. Evidence-based medicine in general practice. Oxford: Bios Scientific Publishers, 2001.
Review: cardioselective β1 blockers given for 3 days to 4 weeks do not reduce respiratory function in reactive airway disease
Review: ipratropium is not more effective than β2 agonists for acute exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
Review: oral or parenteral opioids alleviate dyspnoea in palliative care
An Indo-Mediterranean diet was more effective than a control diet in primary and secondary coronary artery disease prevention
Screening for abdominal aortic aneurysm reduced death from AAA in older men
Water soluble gel lubricant on vaginal speculums had no effect on cervical cytology results
Lubrication of the vaginal introitus and external speculum had no effect on Papanicolaou smear interpretation
Training in flexible intensive insulin management improved glycaemic control and quality of life in type 1 diabetes
A home based intervention reduced disability in physically frail older people
Review: oral protein and energy supplements reduce all cause mortality in elderly people
Review: terazosin improves urological symptoms in benign prostatic hyperplasia
Immediate antibiotics were beneficial in children with acute otitis media who had fever and vomiting
In patients with cancer and venous thromboembolism (VTE), enoxaparin was as effective as warfarin for VTE prophylaxis and reduced fatal haemorrhage
Dexamethasone improved disability in acute bacterial meningitis
3 hyperbaric oxygen treatments reduced cognitive sequelae of acute carbon monoxide poisoning
Review: cognitive behaviour therapy and behaviour therapy may be effective for back pain and chronic fatigue syndrome, and antidepressants may be effective for irritable bowel syndrome
Review: psychological interventions reduce the severity and frequency of chronic pain in children and adolescents
A simple 5 item questionnaire accurately detected eating disorders in women in primary care
Long term mortality and cardiovascular morbidity increased in some patients with asymptomatic mitral valve prolapse
Review: patients with infectious mononucleosis have long lasting fatigue, and poor physical functioning predicts delayed recovery
The measles, mumps, and rubella vaccine was not associated with autism in children
Men and postmenopausal women with iron deficiency had increased risk of gastrointestinal malignancy
Case method learning for general practitioners reduces cholesterol concentrations in coronary artery disease
Echocardiography was useful in evaluating unexplained syncope