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.

Aug 15, 2009 Issue
Acute Coronary Syndrome (Unstable Angina and non-ST Elevation Myocardial Infarction)
What are the effects of antiplatelet, antithrombin, anti-ischemic, and lipid-lowering treatments in persons with acute coronary syndrome? What are the effects of invasive treatments?


Jun 15, 2009 Issue
Scabies
What are the effects of topical and systemic treatments for scabies?


May 15, 2009 Issue
Preeclampsia, Eclampsia, and Hypertension
What are the effects of preventive interventions in women at risk of preeclampsia? What are the effects of interventions in women who develop mild to moderate hypertension during pregnancy? What are the effects of interventions in women who develop severe preeclampsia or very high blood pressure during pregnancy? What is the best choice of anticonvulsant for women with eclampsia?


Apr 15, 2009 Issue
Alcohol Misuse
What are the effects of interventions in hazardous or harmful drinkers in the primary care and emergency department settings?


Mar 15, 2009 Issue
Recurrent Cystitis in Nonpregnant Women
Which interventions prevent further recurrence of cystitis in women experiencing at least two infections per year?


Feb 15, 2009 Issue
Sinusitis (Acute)
What are the effects of treatments in persons with clinically diagnosed or radiologically or bacteriologically confirmed acute sinusitis?


Jan 15, 2009 Issue
GERD in Adults
What are the effects of initial and maintenance treatment of GERD associated with esophagitis?


Nov 15, 2008 Issue
Febrile Seizures
What are the effects of treatments given during episodes of fever in children with one or more previous simple febrile seizures? What are the effects of long-term (daily, longer than one month) anticonvulsant treatment in children with a history of simple febrile seizures? What are the effects of treatments on reducing the risk of subsequent epilepsy in children with a history of simple febrile seizures?


Oct 15, 2008 Issue
Recurrent Miscarriage
What are the effects of treatments for unexplained recurrent miscarriage? What are the effects of treatments for recurrent miscarriage caused by antiphospholipid syndrome?


Sep 15, 2008 Issue
Autism
What are the effects of early, intensive, multidisciplinary intervention programs in children with autism? What are the effects of dietary interventions in children with autism? What are the effects of drug and nondrug treatments in children with autism?


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