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.

Feb 15, 2012 Issue
Dysmenorrhea
What are the effects of treatments for primary dysmenorrhea?


Jan 15, 2012 Issue
Thromboembolism
What are the effects of treatments for proximal and isolated calf DVT? What are the effects of treatments for pulmonary embolism? What are the effects of interventions on oral anticoagulation management in persons with thromboembolism?


Dec 15, 2011 Issue
Common Cold
What are the effects of treatments for common cold?


Nov 15, 2011 Issue
Colonic Diverticular Disease
What are the effects of treatments for uncomplicated diverticular disease and what treatments prevent complications? What are the effects of treatments for acute diverticulitis?


Oct 15, 2011 Issue
Bell Palsy
What are the effects of drug, surgical and physical treatments for Bell palsy in adults and children?


Sep 15, 2011 Issue
Postherpetic Neuralgia
What are the effects of interventions aimed at preventing herpes zoster and subsequent postherpetic neuralgia? What are the effects of interventions during an acute attack of herpes zoster aimed at preventing postherpetic neuralgia? What are the effects of interventions to relieve established postherpetic neuralgia after the rash has healed?


Aug 15, 2011 Issue
Low Back Pain (Chronic)
What are the effects of oral drug treatments, injection therapy, and nondrug treatments for persons with chronic low back pain? What are the effects of nonsurgical and surgical treatments?


Jul 15, 2011 Issue
Community-Acquired Pneumonia
What are the effects of interventions to prevent community-acquired pneumonia? What are the effects of treatments for community-acquired pneumonia in outpatient settings and in persons admitted to a hospital or receiving instensive care?


Jun 15, 2011 Issue
Crohn Disease
What are the effects of medical and surgical interventions to induce and maintain remission in adults with small bowel Crohn disease? What are the effects of medical interventions to maintain remission after surgery in adults with Crohn disease? What are the effects of lifestyle interventions to maintain remission in adults with Crohn disease?


May 15, 2011 Issue
Primary Prevention of CVD: Treating Dyslipidemia
What are the effects of pharmacologic cholesterol-lowering interventions in persons at low, medium, and high risk of CHD? What are the effects of a reduced- or modified-fat diet in persons at risk of CHD?


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