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Mechanisms of reducing postoperative pain, nausea and vomiting
High-quality evidence that spinal manipulative therapy for chronic low back pain has a small, short-term greater effect on pain and functional status compared with other interventions
Averaging clinic and home measures associated with reductions in within-patient variability and may give a better indication of blood pressure control
Oxytocin for slow progress in the first stage of spontaneous labour is not associated with different rates of caesarean or assisted delivery compared with no treatment or delayed use in second stage
In people with newly diagnosed type 2 diabetes an intensive dietary intervention, with or without an activity programme, improves glycaemic control over 12 months compared with usual care
Early supplemental parenteral nutrition in critically ill adults increased infections, ICU length of stay and cost
Uterine artery embolisation associated with greater need for reintervention than surgical treatment for symptomatic uterine fibroids; quality of life similar though study underpowered
Metformin is not significantly different from insulin for preventing fetal macrosomia in women with gestational diabetes
Inhaled corticosteroids for people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease are associated with an increased risk of fracture
In premenopausal women with recurrent UTI, antibiotics were more effective than capsules of cranberry extract for the prevention of UTI, but resistance was higher in the antibiotic group
Tiotropium is superior to salmeterol in reducing frequency of exacerbations
Antiretroviral combination therapy markedly reduces risk of heterosexual HIV-1 transmission
Varenicline for 4 weeks prior to target quit date reduces prequit date smoking and increases 12-week abstinence
Intensive glucose-lowering therapy in people with type 2 diabetes
Stopping smoking in the weeks prior to surgery has no effect on the risk of postoperative complications
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