Using Bayes’ nomogram to help interpret odds ratios
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Review: continuing treatment with antidepressants reduces the rate of relapse or recurrence of depressive symptoms regardless of duration of treatment before or after randomisation
Review: electroconvulsive therapy reduces depressive symptoms
Review: restricted dietary salt intake can reduce blood pressure but does not reduce death or cardiovascular morbidity
Rhythm control strategies were not better than rate control strategies for atrial fibrillation
Rate control was not inferior to rhythm control for recurrent persistent atrial fibrillation
An intensive intervention reduced cardiovascular and microvascular events in type 2 diabetes and microalbuminuria
Combination ACE inhibitor and angiotensin receptor blocker therapy was better than monotherapy in non-diabetic renal disease
ACE inhibitors reduced cardiovascular events and all cause mortality in elderly people with hypertension
Review: long acting β2 agonists are better than short acting β2 agonists in chronic asthma
Adjunctive treatment with eplerenone reduced morbidity and mortality in acute myocardial infarction
Review: some non-surgical interventions improve symptoms in carpal tunnel syndrome
Mitoxantrone slowed progression of disability and reduced relapses in multiple sclerosis
A collaborative care management programme in a primary care setting was effective for older adults with late life depression
Buprenorphine improved treatment retention in patients with heroin dependence
Subcutaneous and intravenous infusions were similarly well accepted, safe, and feasible in older patients with dehydration
Morphine sulphate analgesia did not affect diagnostic accuracy in undifferentiated abdominal pain
Review: herbal medicinal products seem to be effective and safe in nonulcer dyspepsia
A topical cream containing glucosamine and chondroitin sulphate reduced joint pain in osteoarthritis of the knee
The WHO-5 Wellbeing index performed the best in screening for depression in primary care
Review: fair evidence supports several tests in investigating fever of unknown origin
Diastolic dysfunction was predictive of all cause mortality
The benefits of nurse led secondary prevention clinics continued after 4 years
Coxibs were not cost effective for arthritis pain in patients with average risk of ulcer complications
Psychotherapy or paroxetine did not reduce abdominal pain, but may improve quality of life in irritable bowel syndrome