AFP DEPARTMENT COLLECTION

Implementing AHRQ Effective Health Care Reviews

This department provides concise summaries of the AHRQ’s comparative effectiveness reviews, produced by their Effective Health Care Program, including key evidence-based conclusions and practice pointers to put the evidence into clinical perspective.

Mar 1, 2019 Issue
Management of Uterine Fibroids
What are the comparative effectiveness and harms of treatments for uterine fibroids, and what is the risk of finding unexpected leiomyosarcoma in women with fibroids?


Nov 1, 2018 Issue
Treatment of Knee Osteoarthritis
What are the clinical effectiveness and harms of cell-based therapies, oral glucosamine and/or chondroitin, physical treatment interventions, weight loss, and home-based and self-management therapies for knee osteoarthritis?


Sep 1, 2018 Issue
Management of Insomnia Disorder in Adults
What are the effectiveness, comparative effectiveness, and adverse effects of interventions for insomnia disorder in adults?


May 1, 2018 Issue
Omega-3 Fatty Acids and Cardiovascular Disease
What is the effect of omega-3 fatty acid supplementation on cardiovascular outcomes?


Feb 1, 2018 Issue
Clostridium difficile Infection: Prevention and Treatment
How effective are interventions to prevent and treat Clostridium difficile infection?


Nov 15, 2017 Issue
Gout: Diagnosis and Management
What is the accuracy of clinical decision tools and imaging for the diagnosis of gout in the primary care setting, and how effective are medications used to treat and prevent gout?


Sep 1, 2017 Issue
Noninvasive Treatments for Low Back Pain
What are the benefits and harms of noninvasive treatments for acute, subacute, and chronic low back pain?


Jun 1, 2017 Issue
Comparative Accuracy of Diagnostic Tests for Celiac Disease
What is the best test for celiac disease in terms of sensitivity, specificity, and safety?


Mar 1, 2017 Issue
Management of Binge-Eating Disorder in Adults
What are the benefits and harms of treatments for adults with binge-eating disorder?


Dec 1, 2016 Issue
Interventions to Improve Antibiotic Prescribing for Uncomplicated Acute RTIs
What are the effectiveness and adverse consequences of strategies for reducing antibiotic use in adults and children with uncomplicated acute respiratory tract infections (RTIs)?


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