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5-day and 3-day oral prednisolone did not differ for asthma control in children who had acute asthma exacerbations
5-day and 3-day oral prednisolone did not differ for asthma control in children who had acute asthma exacerbations
Review: exercise helps relieve pain in patients with hip osteoarthritis
Review: exercise helps relieve pain in patients with hip osteoarthritis
Review: inhaled anticholinergics increase risk of major cardiovascular events in COPD
Review: inhaled anticholinergics increase risk of major cardiovascular events in COPD
Tiotropium reduced exacerbations but not rate of FEV1 decline in patients with COPD using other respiratory medications
Ondansetron reduced the need for intravenous hydration in children with acute gastritis/gastroenteritis and dehydration
Ondansetron reduced the need for intravenous hydration in children with acute gastritis/gastroenteritis and dehydration
Mothers were less likely to be depressed after a structured behavioural intervention for infant sleep problems
Mothers were less likely to be depressed after a structured behavioural intervention for infant sleep problems
Aspirin plus extended-release dipyridamole and clopidogrel were similarly effective for preventing recurrent stroke
Aspirin plus extended-release dipyridamole and clopidogrel were similarly effective for preventing recurrent stroke
Telmisartan did not prevent recurrent stroke or major cardiovascular events
Rosuvastatin prevented major cardiovascular events in people with elevated C-reactive protein
Rosuvastatin prevented major cardiovascular events in people with elevated C-reactive protein
Review: less than maximum doses of ACE inhibitors lower BP to near maximum levels in hypertension
Review: less than maximum doses of ACE inhibitors lower BP to near maximum levels in hypertension
Specific oral tolerance induction increased tolerance to milk in children with severe cow’s milk allergy
Specific oral tolerance induction increased tolerance to milk in children with severe cow’s milk allergy
In high-risk adolescents, cognitive-behavioural therapy reduced depression at 6 months more than assessment alone but did not differ from bibliotherapy or supportive-expressive therapy
In high-risk adolescents, cognitive-behavioural therapy reduced depression at 6 months more than assessment alone but did not differ from bibliotherapy or supportive-expressive therapy
Review: some computerised cognitive-behavioural therapies are effective for treating mild-to-moderate depression
Review: some computerised cognitive-behavioural therapies are effective for treating mild-to-moderate depression
Review: some evidence shows that pelvic floor muscle training reduces urinary incontinence in pregnant and postpartum women at ≤12 months
Review: some evidence shows that pelvic floor muscle training reduces urinary incontinence in pregnant and postpartum women at ≤12 months
Laparoscopic surgery was more effective than medical management for GORD disease
Laparoscopic surgery was more effective than medical management for GORD disease
Influenza immunisation during pregnancy reduced influenza in infants and respiratory illness in mothers
Influenza immunisation during pregnancy reduced influenza in infants and respiratory illness in mothers
Review: C-reactive protein has moderate diagnostic accuracy for serious bacterial infection in children with fever
Review: C-reactive protein has moderate diagnostic accuracy for serious bacterial infection in children with fever
Review: 1-year risk of previously undiagnosed cancer is 6.3% in patients with newly diagnosed venous thromboembolism
Review: 1-year risk of previously undiagnosed cancer is 6.3% in patients with newly diagnosed venous thromboembolism
Review: head covering is associated with increased risk of sudden infant death syndrome
Review: head covering is associated with increased risk of sudden infant death syndrome
Review: D-dimer concentrations predict risk of recurrent VTE after anticoagulant therapy is stopped
Review: D-dimer concentrations predict risk of recurrent VTE after anticoagulant therapy is stopped
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