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ADDITIONAL ARTICLES ABSTRACTED IN ACP JOURNAL CLUB
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Review: prophylactic use of vitamin D reduces falls in older persons
Review: calcium supplementation has a small positive effect on bone mineral density but not fractures in postmenopausal women
Review: spinal manipulative therapy is not better than standard treatments for low back pain
Review: soluble fibre improves overall symptoms and constipation but not abdominal pain in irritable bowel syndrome
Review: several non-pharmacological, pharmacological, and surgical treatments may be effective in urinary incontinence
Review: exercise training in patients with heart failure is safe
Review: exercise based cardiac rehabilitation reduces all cause and cardiac mortality in coronary heart disease
Review: topical mupirocin or fusidic acid may be more effective than oral antibiotics for limited non-bullous impetigo
Review: limited data on dietary treatment of type 2 diabetes show that dietary advice plus exercise appears more beneficial than dietary advice alone
Review: adults who require inhaled corticosteroids benefit from a moderate starting dose
Review: rotavirus vaccines moderately reduce rotavirus diarrhoea in children
Review: non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs are slightly better than paracetamol for reducing pain in osteoarthritis
Review: most selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors lead to adverse events that appear to outweigh the benefits in children
Non-sterile gloves were as safe as sterile gloves for repair of uncomplicated lacerations
Primary tumour excision with a surrounding margin of 3 cm reduced recurrence in melanomas > 2 mm thick
Oestrogen therapy increased stroke risk and decreased hip fracture risk but did not affect coronary heart disease risk in postmenopausal women with prior hysterectomy
Review: several factors are associated with the performance of D-dimer assays for detecting deep venous thrombosis
Review: negative ELISA results are best for excluding a diagnosis of deep venous thrombosis or pulmonary embolism
Men had greater risk of recurrent venous thromboembolism than women
A bedside prediction tool predicted all cause mortality 6 months after discharge for acute coronary syndrome
Snow V. Screening for diseases: prevention in primary care. Philadelphia: American College of Physicians, 2004. ISBN 1-930513-56-9
Andrew Booth and Anne Brice, editors. Evidence-based practice for information professionals: a handbook. London: Facet Publishing, 2004.
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