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, 2008 Issue
Diarrhea in Adults (Acute)
What are the effects of treatments for acute diarrhea in adults living in resource-rich countries? What are the effects of treatments for mild-to-moderate traveler's diarrhea in adults from resource-rich countries traveling to resource-poor countries? What are the effects of treatments for mild-to-moderate and severe diarrhea in adults living in resource-poor countries?


Jul 15, 2008 Issue
Basal Cell Carcinoma
What are the effects of interventions on treatment response and recurrence (within one year of therapy) and long-term recurrence (a minimum of two years after treatment) in persons with basal cell carcinoma?


Jun 15, 2008 Issue
Hepatitis C (Chronic)
What are the effects of interventions in treatment-naive persons with chronic infection but without liver decompensation? What are the effects of interventions to treat persons with chronic infection, but without liver decompensation, who have not responded to or relapse after interferon treatment? What are the effects of interventions in persons with chronic hepatitis C infection, who also have human immunodeficiency virus?


May 15, 2008 Issue
Fracture Prevention in Postmenopausal Women
What are the effects of treatments to prevent fractures in postmenopausal women?


Apr 15, 2008 Issue
Osteoarthritis of the Knee
What are the effects of nonsurgical and surgical treatments for osteoarthritis of the knee?


Mar 1, 2008 Issue
Chronic Pancreatitis
What are the effects of lifestyle and drug interventions and dietary supplements in persons with chronic pancreatitis? What are the effects of nerve blocks for pain relief in persons with chronic pancreatitis? What are the effects of different invasive treatments for specific complications of chronic pancreatitis?


Feb 1, 2008 Issue
Gastroenteritis in Children
What are the effects of treatments for acute gastroenteritis?


Jan 1, 2008 Issue
Premenstrual Syndrome
What are the effects of drug and hormonal treatments in women with premenstrual syndrome (PMS)? What are the effects of psychological interventions, physical therapy, dietary supplements and surgical treatments in women with PMS?


Dec 1, 2007 Issue
Obesity in Children
What are the effects of lifestyle interventions for the treatment of childhood obesity?


Nov 1, 2007 Issue
Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
What are the effects of treatments on joint (arthralgia and arthritis) symptoms and other nonorgan-threatening symptoms such as serositis and fatigue in persons with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)? What are the effects of interventions for cutaneous involvement in persons with SLE? What are the effects of treatments in persons with the proliferative (World Health Organization grades 3 to 5) lupus nephritis?


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