Evaluation of systematic reviews of treatment or prevention interventions
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Review: insufficient evidence exists for regular use of loop diuretics in preterm infants with chronic lung disease
A breastfeeding intervention increased breast feeding and reduced GI tract infections and atopic eczema
Delayed prescribing of antibiotics increased duration of acute otitis media symptoms in children but reduced diarrhoea
Developmental outcomes did not differ for early or delayed tympanostomy tube insertion in young children with otitis media
Parent training improved maternal wellbeing and reduced attention deficit hyperactivity disorder symptoms in children
Review: alarm interventions reduce nocturnal enuresis in children
Combined permethrin (PER) and trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole (TMP/SMX) was better than PER alone but not better than TMP/SMX alone for treating head lice infestation in children
Review: oral and intravaginal agents are equally effective for treatment of uncomplicated vulvovaginal candidiasis
Continuous topical heat was as effective as ibuprofen for dysmenorrhoea
Agnus castus fruit extract was safe and effective for relieving symptoms of premenstrual syndrome
Review: social skills training, supported employment programmes, and cognitive behaviour therapy improve some outcomes in schizophrenia
Review: pelvic floor muscle training is effective for stress or mixed urinary incontinence in women
A strategy of evaluation and delayed closure of dirty abdominal wounds reduced wound infections
Infusion of low dose dopamine did not reduce renal failure in at risk patients in the intensive care unit
Ethics consultations in the intensive care unit (ICU) reduced duration of ICU stay and time on aggressive, life sustaining treatments with no change in overall mortality
Cognitive behavioural therapy plus medical management reduced depression and joint inflammation in rheumatoid arthritis
Review: glucosamine is more effective than selected non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and placebo for reducing pain and more effective than placebo for improving function in patients with osteoarthritis
Fracture risk was increased after stroke with a marked increase immediately after stroke
Review: questionnaire feedback to clinicians improves recognition of psychiatric disorders in high risk patients but not in all patients in non-psychiatric settings
Older adolescents with cerebral palsy perceived success to mean being happy, believing in themselves, and being believed in and accepted by others
Adolescents from different socioeconomic backgrounds had different attitudes about teen pregnancy
Women with HIV/AIDS described several forms of positive change resulting from their illness
Informal caregivers described 3 strategies to search for meaning in caring for a person with HIV
Patients in stroke units have better outcomes, but receive less personal nursing care