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.

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?


Nov 1, 2006 Issue
Chronic Low Back Pain
What are the effects of nondrug and oral drug treatments and injection therapy?


Oct 1, 2006 Issue
Hemorrhoids
What are the effects of treatments for hemorrhoidal disease?


Sep 1, 2006 Issue
Acute Low Back Pain
What are the effects of oral drug and nondrug treatments? What are the effects of local injections?


Aug 1, 2006 Issue
Heart Failure
What are the effects of nondrug, drug and invasive treatments? What are the effects of ACE inhibitors in persons at high risk of heart failure?


Jul 1, 2006 Issue
Peripheral Arterial Disease
What are the effects of treatments for persons with chronic peripheral arterial disease?


Jun 1, 2006 Issue
Depressive Disorders
What are the effects of treatments in mild to moderate or severe depression? Which interventions reduce relapse rates? What are the effects of interventions to improve delivery of treatments?


May 1, 2006 Issue
Nocturnal Enuresis
What are the effects of interventions for the relief of symptoms?


Apr 1, 2006 Issue
Herniated Lumbar Disk
What are the effects of surgery and drug and nondrug treatments?


Mar 1, 2006 Issue
Altitude Sickness
What are the effects of treatments and interventions to prevent acute mountain sickness?


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