Accentuating the positive
The role of angiotensin receptor blockers in the prevention of cardiovascular and renal disease : time for reassessment?
A comparison of the accuracy of clinical decisions based on full-text articles and on journal abstracts alone : a study among residents in a tertiary care hospital
Psychological consequences of false-positive screening mammograms in the UK
Cessation of donepezil is associated with clinical decline in patients with moderate-to-severe Alzheimer's disease compared to continuation of donepezil or addition or substitution of memantine
Exercise may be beneficial for patients with chronic severe sciatica who would normally qualify for surgery
Coronary CT angiography reduces unnecessary admissions and allows safe discharge of emergency department patients with low-to-intermediate risk chest pain
Tranexamic acid reduces blood transfusion in surgical patients while its effects on thromboembolic events and mortality are uncertain
Non-operative management of uncomplicated acute appendicitis : using antibiotics is effective and decreases morbidity
Bariatric intervention effective at reversing Type 2 diabetes
Thromboprophylaxis in heart failure patients with sinus rhythm : aspirin and warfarin lead to similar cardiovascular outcomes
Probiotics are associated with a decreased risk of antibiotic-associated diarrhoea
No benefit and potential harm with an educational and care management programme for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
Among statin-treated patients, LDL, non-HDL and apoB cholesterol biomarkers were associated with increased risks of cardiovascular events
Review of evidence concerning PSA screening for prostate cancer has limitations as basis for policy development
Parent-reported sleep-disordered breathing symptoms early in life predict childhood behavioural problems at age 4 and 7 years
In reference to : amoxicillin-clavulanate improves symptoms, reduces treatment failure in select children with acute otitis media and increases risk of diarrhoea
Comment on ‘A qualitative approach to Bayes’ theorem' by Medow and Lucey
Mild biliary pancreatitis : interval (delayed) cholecystectomy is associated with readmission for recurrent biliary events
Dietary interventions more effective than physical activity or mixed interventions for weight management during pregnancy
Metformin may not reduce cardiovascular risk or all-cause mortality
Aspirin prophylaxis in people without prior cardiovascular disease does not lead to reductions in cardiovascular death or cancer mortality
Application of 4% chlorhexidine solution for cord cleansing after birth reduces neonatal mortality and omphalitis
Atrial fibrillation is associated with an increased risk of cognitive and functional decline
Mammography screening in Norway caused substantial overdiagnosis and did not reduce late-stage breast cancers
Weight loss and improved fitness slow down the decline in mobility in obese adults with type 2 diabetes
Thrombolytic therapy with or without a vena cava filter results in a lower case fatality rate in unstable patients with acute pulmonary embolism
Delayed acyclovir therapy in neonates with herpes simplex virus infection is associated with an increased odds of death compared with early therapy