Engaging nursing preceptor-student dyads in an evidence-based approach to professional practice
An educational-behavioural intervention for parents of preterm infants reduced parental stress in the NICU and infant length of stay
Adding swaddling to behaviour modification in infant care did not reduce excessive crying in healthy infants <13 weeks of age at randomisation
Vaccinating infants with a wide long needle achieved comparable immune response and reduced local reactions compared with a narrow short needle
Environmental and dietary interventions in the first 5 years of life did not reduce the risk of asthma and allergic disease
Review: children <2 years of age with bilateral acute otitis media and children with otorrhoea benefit most from antibiotics
A cognitive behavioural parenting intervention reduced conduct problems in children and improved parenting skill and confidence
A life skills intervention improved psychosocial adjustment in children with cystic fibrosis
Review: non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs reduce menstrual pain and heavy bleeding associated with an intrauterine device
Review: inhaled insulin provides better glycaemic control than oral hypoglycaemic agents but not better than subcutaneous insulin
A hospital based violence prevention intervention reduced hospital recidivism for violent injury and arrests for violent crimes
Brief cognitive behaviour therapy improved insight and reduced negative symptoms and readmissions in schizophrenia
Addition of peak flow monitoring to symptom monitoring did not improve healthcare visits, quality of life, or lung function in older adults with moderate-to-severe asthma
Calcium reduced loss of bone mineral density but did not prevent fractures in healthy postmenopausal women
Review: support surfaces, nutritional supplements, and topical agents help prevent pressure ulcers
Moderate and high elastic compression hosiery did not differ statistically for recurrence of venous ulceration at 5 years
Nutritional supplementation after surgery for hip fracture reduced fracture related complications in otherwise healthy patients
Postoperative ibuprofen increased bleeding complications in hospital and did not improve pain or physical function at 6–12 months after total hip replacement
Children who had experienced family food insufficiency were more likely to be overweight at 4.5 years of age
Review: hypotonic solutions increase acute hyponatraemia in children receiving standard intravenous maintenance therapy
The combination of smoking and heavy drinking increased the risk of chronic kidney disease
The Manchester Self Harm Rule had good sensitivity but poor specificity for predicting repeat self harm or suicide
Some women found breast feeding physically and emotionally demanding
Men with advanced prostate cancer described “living with bodily problems” in terms of cyclical movements between being well and being ill
Facilitated advance care planning in end stage renal disease positively enhanced patients’ hope