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How to write a commentary—an editor’s perspective
THANKS TO OUR COMMENTATORS WHO CONTRIBUTED TO EVIDENCE-BASED NURSING IN 2007
A cognitive–behavioural parenting intervention reduced problem behaviours in at-risk preschool children and improved parenting skills in socially disadvantaged families
Review: advance provision of emergency contraception increases its use but does not reduce unplanned pregnancies
Review: partner notification interventions can reduce persistent or recurrent sexually transmitted infections
Duct tape was not effective for common warts in adults
Review: inhaled corticosteroids increase risk of oral candidiasis, dysphonia, and pharyngitis in persistent asthma
Review: providing patients with written information about medicines does not guarantee increased knowledge
The Atkins diet led to more weight loss than the Zone diet in overweight and obese premenopausal women at 12 months
Review: colorectal cancer screening with the faecal occult blood test reduced colorectal cancer mortality
Irrigation of simple lacerations with tap water or sterile saline in the emergency department did not differ for wound infections
Systemic warming before, during, and after major abdominal surgery reduced postoperative complications more than warming during surgery only
Decontamination of the nasopharynx and oropharynx with chlorhexidine reduced nosocomial infections in cardiac surgery
Review: short duration of bed rest was as safe as long duration after acute uncomplicated myocardial infarction
A care management intervention improved depression after stroke
Review: ultra-short screening tests are not highly accurate for detecting depression in primary care
Review: bed sharing between parents and infants exposed to smoke may increase the risk of sudden infant death syndrome
Review: soft drink consumption is associated with increased energy intake and body weight
Use of a treatment algorithm did not improve blood pressure control in primary care patients with type 2 diabetes
A severity score comprising patient age, ulcer chronicity, and venous refill time predicted venous leg ulcer healing at 24 weeks
Review: evidence from single studies shows that very few fall risk assessment tools can predict falls in elderly people
Review: similar social factors influence young people’s sexual behaviour worldwide
Author response
Patient–provider communication about sexuality and intimacy after a cancer diagnosis was described in terms of unmet needs and mismatched expectations
The experience of heart disease in a partner resulted in a closer relationship for most couples
People with cardiovascular disease identified 5 areas of medication-related problems that influenced adherence and informed decision making
Inpatients felt that pressure ulcers had emotional, mental, physical, and social effects on quality of life because nurses did not adequately treat or manage their pain or discomfort
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