AFP DEPARTMENT COLLECTION

Clinical Evidence Handbook

This collection is a series of chapters excerpted from Clinical Evidence Handbook, published by the BMJ Publishing Group. They offer systematic reviews of evidence supporting key treatment recommendations on important clinical topics.

Oct 1, 2002 Issue
Obesity
What are the effects of drug treatments for obesity in adults?


Sep 1, 2002 Issue
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
What are the short- and long-term effects of maintenance drug treatment?


Aug 1, 2002 Issue
Thromboembolism
What are the effects of treatments for proximal deep venous thrombosis? What are the effects of treatments for isolated calf vein thrombosis? What are the effects of treatments for pulmonary embolism? What are the effects of computerized decision support on oral anticoagulation management?


Jul 1, 2002 Issue
Community-Acquired Pneumonia
What are the effects of antibiotics in outpatient settings? What are the effects of treatments in people admitted to the hospital? What are the effects of treatments in people in intensive care? What are the effects of guidelines? What are the effects of preventive interventions?


Jun 1, 2002 Issue
Peripheral Arterial Disease
What are the effects of treatments for chronic peripheral arterial disease?


May 1, 2002 Issue
Migraine Headache
What are the effects of drug treatments for acute migraine headache?


Apr 1, 2002 Issue
Depressive Disorders
What are the effects of treatments for depressive disorders? What are the effects of continuation treatment with antidepressant drugs? Which treatments are most effective at improving long-term outcome?


Mar 1, 2002 Issue
Low Back Pain
What are the effects of oral drug treatments for low back pain? What are the effects of local injections for low back pain? What are the effects of nondrug treatments for low back pain?


Feb 1, 2002 Issue
Acute Otitis Media
What are the effects of treatments and preventive interventions for acute otitis media?


Jan 1, 2002 Issue
Heart Failure
What are the effects of nondrug treatments in heart failure? What are the effects of drug and invasive treatments in heart failure? What are the effects of angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors in people at high risk of heart failure? What are the effects of treatments for diastolic heart failure?


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