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An emerging consensus on grading recommendations?
Teaching tip: the invisible hand of randomisation
EBM teaching tip: Using lollies to show (non) concealment of allocation
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3rd International Conference of Evidence-Based Health Care Teachers & Developers
Review: some evidence shows that self help books based on cognitive behaviour therapy can relieve depression in some patients
Review: limited evidence from 2 randomised controlled trials suggests that oral and intramuscular vitamin B12 have similar effectiveness for vitamin B12 deficiency
Low dose aspirin did not prevent cancer in healthy women
Vitamin E did not prevent cardiovascular disease and cancer in healthy women
Review: viscosupplementation for knee osteoarthritis reduces pain and improves function
Review: vitamin D plus calcium, but not vitamin D alone, prevents osteoporotic fractures in older people
Adjunctive treatment with eplerenone reduced 30 day all cause mortality in acute myocardial infarction
Review: angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors and angiotensin receptor blockers prevent atrial fibrillation
Pulmonary vein isolation was better than antiarrhythmic drugs for symptomatic atrial fibrillation
The Bug Buster kit was better than single dose pediculicides for head lice
Topical chloramphenicol was not effective in children with acute infective conjunctivitis
Trimethoprim reduced dysuria in women with symptoms of urinary tract infection but negative urine dipstick test results
Using exhaled NO concentrations to adjust inhaled corticosteroid dose maintained asthma control and reduced the dose
Review: anticholinergics in addition to β2 agonists improve outcome in children and adults with acute asthma
Review: long term use of hormone therapy by postmenopausal women does not prevent chronic diseases
Review: cholinesterase inhibitors may be effective in Alzheimer’s disease
Multislice computed tomography detected coronary artery disease
Review: IgA endomyseal and transglutaminase antibodies had high specificity for diagnosis of coeliac disease
Age, impaired fasting glucose, and cirrhosis predicted mortality at mean 7.6 years for non-alcoholic fatty liver disease
A simple risk score predicted 7 day stroke risk after transient ischaemic attack
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Resource review
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