Top 20 POEMs of 2012
- Benefits Lacking for Tight Control of Type 2 Diabetes
- Tight Glycemic Control in Elderly with DM Decreases Function
- Home Glucose Monitoring Does Not Affect Control in Diabetes Not Treated with Insulin
- ASA: Not for Primary Prevention
- Treatment for Mild Hypertension Is Ineffective
- Statins of Modest Benefit for Low-to-Moderate Risk Persons (NNT ~ 80)
- Honey Improves Nocturnal Cough in Children
- Rules for Strep Throat Validated
- Azithromycin Associated with Increased Risk of CV Death
- Exercise Decreases Depressive Symptoms of Chronic Illness
- Lifestyle Change Greatly Reduces Disability, Increases Mobility in Obese Patients
- Prognosis of Acute and Persistent Low Back Pain
- Colonoscopy Less Acceptable Than FOBT; Finds More Adenomas, But Same of Number Cancers
- Prostate Cancer Screening: No Mortality Benefit After 13 Years of Follow-up (PLCO)
- Prostate Cancer Screening Increases Harm Risk Without Decreasing Mortality
- BMD Screening Every 15 Years for Low-Risk Women
- Only 800 IU Daily Dose of Vitamin D Is Effective at Reducing Fracture Risk
- Long-Acting Contraception Associated with Low Failure
Levels of Evidence definitions from Essential Evidence Plus(www.essentialevidenceplus.com).
A related AFP article, "Top 20 Research Studies of 2012 for Primary Care Physicians," will be published in the September 15, 2013 issue.
POEMs are provided by Essential Evidence Plus, a point-of-care clinical decision support system published by Wiley-Blackwell. For more information, please see http://www.essentialevidenceplus.com(www.essentialevidenceplus.com).