Implementing evidence-based guidelines for nutrition support in acute stroke
Clinical Evidence Concise
Number of readmissions was similar for hospital at home and traditional hospital care for children with moderate illness
Group based interventions for mothers and mothers plus children reduced mental health problems in adolescent children of divorced parents
Review: the Prentif cervical cap was as effective as the diaphragm in preventing pregnancy, and the FemCap was not
Review: regular inhaled long acting β2 agonists are associated with better outcomes than short acting β2 agonists in adults and children with chronic asthma
Training in flexible intensive insulin management improved glycaemic control and quality of life in type 1 diabetes
Review: evidence on the effectiveness of interventions to assist patients’ adherence to prescribed medications is limited
An Indo Mediterranean diet was more effective than a conventional prudent diet in reducing coronary artery disease risk factors and events
Digoxin increased risk of death in women, but not men, with heart failure
Review: wound cleansing with water does not differ from no cleansing or cleansing with other solutions for rates of wound infection or healing
Review: heparin and mechanical pumping devices reduce deep venous thrombosis after surgery for hip fracture
Review: debridement using hydrogel appears to be more effective than standard wound care for healing diabetic foot ulcers
Review: oral or parenteral opioids alleviate dyspnoea
Ear syringing improved hearing in general practice
Ongoing primary care intervention increased remission and emotional and physical role functioning in major depression
Behavioural training plus biofeedback or verbal feedback did not differ from self administered behavioural training in urge incontinence
Review: limited evidence exists on the effect of psychological coping styles on cancer survival or recurrence
Measles, mumps, and rubella vaccine was not associated with autism in children
Review: involvement of former or current users of mental health services may improve outcomes in patients with severe mental illness
A collaborative care management programme in a primary care setting was effective for older adults with late life depression
Mothers dealt with incompatible expectations during breast feeding and weaning
6 themes described patients’ information needs related to patient controlled analgesia
Caregivers experienced 6 phases in coping over time with severe and persistent mental illness in a family member
Patients with cancer often felt a need to conceal their distress to protect family, friends, and doctors
Patients and nurses negotiated home care interactions within 6 interpersonal contexts
OTHER ARTICLES NOTED (24 Jan 03 to 18 Apr 03)