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Evidence-based medicine targets the individual patient, part 2: guides and tools for individual decision-making
Spectrum bias: why generalists and specialists do not connect
Why A-level evidence does not make it to clinicians’ A-list: the case of thromboprophylaxis in medical patients
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Antihypertensive therapy with indapamide and perindopril reduced mortality in patients ≥80 years
Antihypertensive therapy with indapamide and perindopril reduced mortality in patients ≥80 years
A list of 10 tips improved weight control in overweight and obese adults
A list of 10 tips improved weight control in overweight and obese adults
Review: special diets, including egg and cow’s milk exclusion, a few-foods diet, and an elemental diet, are not effective in unselected cases of atopic eczema
Review: special diets, including egg and cow’s milk exclusion, a few-foods diet, and an elemental diet, are not effective in unselected cases of atopic eczema
Review: little high-quality evidence is available regarding treatments for localised prostate cancer
Review: little high-quality evidence is available regarding treatments for localised prostate cancer
Review: limited evidence suggests that statins are safe in patients with liver disease
Review: limited evidence suggests that statins are safe in patients with liver disease
Buflomedil reduced cardiovascular events in peripheral arterial disease
Buflomedil reduced cardiovascular events in peripheral arterial disease
Risk of cancer was still increased over 2 years after stopping hormone therapy
Risk of cancer was still increased over 2 years after stopping hormone therapy
Imiquimod 5% cream reduced lesion size in vulvar intraepithelial neoplasia
Imiquimod 5% cream reduced lesion size in vulvar intraepithelial neoplasia
Laparoscopic appendicectomy reduced chronic right lower-quadrant abdominal pain more than sham intervention
Laparoscopic appendicectomy reduced chronic right lower-quadrant abdominal pain more than sham intervention
Oral prednisolone was not inferior to intravenous prednisolone for treatment failure in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease exacerbation
Oral prednisolone was not inferior to intravenous prednisolone for treatment failure in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease exacerbation
Metformin plus a lifestyle intervention was more effective than either alone for antipsychotic-induced weight gain
Metformin plus a lifestyle intervention was more effective than either alone for antipsychotic-induced weight gain
Telmisartan and ramipril were equivalent, but their combination increased adverse events in vascular disease or diabetes
Telmisartan and ramipril were equivalent, but their combination increased adverse events in vascular disease or diabetes
Review: some evidence supports pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatments of fibromyalgia syndrome
Review: some evidence supports pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatments of fibromyalgia syndrome
Review: erythropoiesis-stimulating agents increase mortality and venous thromboembolism in cancer-associated anaemia
Review: erythropoiesis-stimulating agents increase mortality and venous thromboembolism in cancer-associated anaemia
Metformin (alone or with insulin) was as effective as insulin for preventing perinatal complications in gestational diabetes
Metformin (alone or with insulin) was as effective as insulin for preventing perinatal complications in gestational diabetes
Non-diabetic maternal hyperglycaemia was associated with adverse pregnancy outcomes
Review: simple questions and clinical tests are moderately useful for diagnosing urinary incontinence
Review: simple questions and clinical tests are moderately useful for diagnosing urinary incontinence
HF patients with preserved or reduced ejection fractions did not differ for survival or CV mortality at 5 years
HF patients with preserved or reduced ejection fractions did not differ for survival or CV mortality at 5 years
Risk of fatal pulmonary embolism was 0.49 per 100 person-years after discontinuing anticoagulant therapy for venous thromboembolism
Risk of fatal pulmonary embolism was 0.49 per 100 person-years after discontinuing anticoagulant therapy for venous thromboembolism
Melanoma of the scalp and neck had greater risk of melanoma-specific mortality than melanoma of the extremities
Melanoma of the scalp and neck had greater risk of melanoma-specific mortality than melanoma of the extremities
Glasziou P, Del Mar C, Salisbury J. Evidence-based practice workbook. Second edition. London: Blackwood Publishing, BMJ Books, 2007.
Jadad AR, Enkin MW. Randomized controlled trials. Questions, answers, and musings. Second edition. London: BMJ Books, 2007.
Glasziou PP, Irwig L, Aronson JK (editors). Evidence-based medical monitoring: from principles to practice. Oxford: Blackwell Publishing, 2008.
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