Additional articles abstracted in ACP Journal Club
What makes evidence-based journal clubs succeed?
Superiority trials, non-inferiority trials, and prisoners of the 2-sided null hypothesis
Patients at the centre: in our practice, and in our use of language
Patients at the centre: in our practice, and in our use of language: In response
Review: the only effect for surgery plus antiobiotics in vesicoureteric reflux is fewer febrile urinary tract infections
Angioplasty at an invasive treatment centre reduced mortality compared with first contact thrombolysis
Ximelagatran was non-inferior to warfarin in preventing stroke and systemic embolism in atrial fibrillation
Candesartan reduced mortality and hospital admissions in chronic heart failure
Sertraline reduced the severity of patients’ depressive symptoms in major depressive disorder
Oral iron therapy reduced unexplained fatigue in non-anaemic women with serum ferritin concentrations ≤50 μg/l
Review: adjuvant corticosteroid therapy reduces death, hearing loss, and neurological sequelae in bacterial meningitis
Cognitive stimulation therapy improved cognition and quality of life in dementia
Suprascapular nerve block reduced chronic shoulder pain and disability in degenerative disease or rheumatoid arthritis
Lumbar fusion did not differ from cognitive therapy plus exercise for reducing disability and pain in chronic low back pain
Oestrogen plus progestogen did not reduce the risk of coronary heart disease in postmenopausal women
Short course nevirapine was better than zidovudine for reducing the risk of mother to child transmission of HIV-1 infection
Educational interventions improved some quality of life outcomes in prostate cancer
Symptoms and signs plus erythrocyte sedimentation rate or C-reactive protein predicted pneumonia in lower respiratory tract infection
A 3 item screening instrument had moderate sensitivity and specificity for detecting migraine headaches
Review: several diagnostic aids have moderate to high accuracy for detecting abnormalities in acute knee pain
Review: ear pain and a cloudy, bulging, or distinctly immobile tympanic membrane appear to help diagnose acute otitis media in children
The risk of suicide after deliberate self harm was significant and persistent over the long term
Review: interventions focusing on patient behaviours in provider patient interactions improve diabetes outcomes
EBM Guidelines: Evidence-Based Medicine
Evidence-Based Nursing
Other articles noted