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.
Sep 1, 2007 Issue
Atrial Fibrillation (Chronic)
What are the effects of oral medical treatments to control heart rate in persons with chronic (longer than one week) nonvalvular atrial fibrillation? What is the effect of different treatment strategies for persons with persistent nonvalvular atrial fibrillation?
Aug 1, 2007 Issue
Acute Renal Failure
What are the effects of interventions to prevent acute renal failure in persons at high risk? What are the effects of treatments for critically ill persons with acute renal failure?
Apr 1, 2007 Issue
What are the effects of drug treatments in persons with early stage Parkinson's disease? What are the effects of adding other treatments in persons with motor complications from levodopa? What are the effects of surgery and nursing and rehabilitation treatments in persons with Parkinson's disease?
Jan 1, 2007 Issue
What are the effects of surgical interventions for hip fracture? What are the effects of perioperative medical interventions on surgical outcome and prevention of complications?What are the effects of rehabilitation interventions and programs after hip fracture?
Dec 1, 2006 Issue
Asthma and Other Wheezing Disorders in Children
What are the effects of treatments for acute asthma in children? What is the effect of single-agent prophylaxis in children taking inhaled beta agonists as needed for asthma?What are the effects of additional prophylactic treatments in patients with childhood asthma that is inadequately controlled by standard doses of inhaled corticosteroids? What are the effects of treatments and prophylactic treatments for wheezing in infants?