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Assessing allocation concealment and blinding in randomised controlled trials: why bother?
Evaluation of studies of treatment or prevention interventions. Part 2: applying the results of studies to your patients
Review: home visiting programmes that include ≥1 postnatal home visit are associated with improved quality of home environment and parenting
Individualised behavioural counselling for smoking mothers decreased children's exposure to smoke
Intensive diabetes management plus coping skills training improved metabolic control and quality of life in adolescents
Bug busting was less effective than malathion lotion for head lice in children
Review: advice from doctors, counselling by nurses, behavioural interventions, nicotine replacement therapy, and several pharmacological treatments increase smoking cessation rates
On demand use of β2-agonists led to better asthma control than regular use in moderate to severe asthma
Review: addition of salmeterol leads to improved lung function and fewer exacerbations in symptomatic asthma
Self hypnotic relaxation combined with structured attention reduced the discomfort of invasive medical procedures
Review: limited evidence suggests that acupuncture is more effective than no treatment for chronic pain
Mechanical ventilation with a lower tidal volume resulted in decreased mortality in patients with acute lung injury and the acute respiratory distress syndrome
Multilayer bandaging followed by compression hosiery was more effective than hosiery alone in reducing lymphoedema of the limb
Review: graduated compression stockings prevent deep venous thrombosis in patients who are in hospital
Review: exercise programmes increase walking times in patients with intermittent claudication
Postoperative oral nutritional supplementation improved nutritional status and quality of life in malnourished patients
Cardiopulmonary resuscitation training improved perceived control in spouses of patients recovering from an acute cardiac event
The Hopkins Verbal Learning Test had high sensitivity and good specificity for detecting mild dementia in older people
3 combinations of modifiable lifestyle behaviours reduced the risk of coronary artery disease
Urge urinary incontinence was associated with increased risk of falls and non-spinal, non-traumatic fractures in older women
A simple model based on wound size and duration predicted healing of venous leg ulcers at 24 weeks
Ventilator dependent young people had unnecessarily prolonged time in hospital resulting in educational and social exclusion
Women's stories of smoking relapse after the birth of a child were underpinned by combinations of 5 storylines
Patients with cancer described 8 attributes of high quality nursing care that contributed to a sense of wellbeing and increased fortitude
Men's experiences of coping with their wives' breast cancer involved focusing on the cancer and treatment and focusing on family to keep life going
Patients, family members, and providers identified 6 components of a “good death”
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