New Look for 2004
The Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine 9th UK workshop
Features of EBM Online
Patients at the centre: in our practice, and in our use of language
Practice corner: the first symptom of hyperkalaemia is death
Simvastatin reduced mortality and vascular events in diabetes mellitus
Review: lower dose combination antihypertensive therapy is preferable to standard dose single drug therapy
Review: low dose diuretics are the best first line antihypertensive treatment
Decision aids reduced decisional conflict in patients with newly diagnosed hypertension
Carvedilol was more effective than metoprolol tartrate for lowering mortality in chronic heart failure
Review: nortriptyline and bupropion each increase smoking cessation rates
Inhaled corticosteroids were safely stepped down in chronic, stable asthma
Review: omalizumab reduces asthma exacerbations and daily steroid use
Therapeutic knee taping improved pain and disability in osteoarthritis of the knee
Rapid magnetic resonance of the lumbar spine was not better than radiographs for evaluating low back pain
Review: verteporfin plus photodynamic therapy reduces loss of vision in age related macular degeneration
Review: decision aids increase patients’ knowledge and realistic expectations and reduce decisional conflict
Review: alarms reduce nocturnal enuresis in children
Paroxetine controlled release was effective and tolerable for treating menopausal hot flash symptoms in women
Oral topiramate was effective as an adjunct to standardised medication compliance management in alcohol dependence
4 layer bandaging reduced healing time and saved nursing time and cost in venous leg ulcer
Review: transvaginal ultrasonography, sonohysterography, and hysteroscopy have moderate accuracy in abnormal uterine bleeding
Review: patients with acute low back pain and associated disability improve substantially within 1 month
Review: smoking cessation reduces the risk of death and non-fatal myocardial infarction in coronary heart disease
A prediction rule identified patients with atrial fibrillation at low risk of stroke while taking aspirin
Resource review
Please check your Bayes’ nomogram!
Other articles noted