Medicine by the Numbers

From The NNT Group (, these provide short, concise, evidence-based ratings of therapies, diagnostic tests, and risk assessments commonly used in family medicine. These rating are based on patient-important benefits and harms.

Sep 1, 2020 Issue
Aspirin after Acute Ischemic Stroke

Aug 1, 2020 Issue
Fetal Fibronectin Testing in Threatened Preterm Labor

Jul 1, 2020 Issue
Vitamin D Supplementation and All-Cause Mortality

Jun 1, 2020 Issue
Noninvasive Positive Pressure Ventilation for Exacerbation of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

May 1, 2020 Issue
Tranexamic Acid for Postpartum Hemorrhage
Postpartum hemorrhage is the most common cause of maternal death worldwide. Tranexamic acid is an antifibrinolytic agent that has shown to decrease bleeding in surgical patients and all-cause death in trauma patients. Does early administration of tranexamic acid reduce the rate of death and hysterectomy in patients with postpartum hemorrhage? Find out more.

Apr 1, 2020 Issue
Benzodiazepines for Panic Disorder in Adults
Should benzodiazepeines continue to be prescribed during the initiation phase of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors for acute relief of panic attacks? Find out more.

Mar 1, 2020 Issue
Probiotics to Prevent Antibiotic-Associated Diarrhea in Children

Feb 1, 2020 Issue
Antibiotics for Exacerbations of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
Prescription of antibiotics for the treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is controversial due to the variety of etiologies. This review examined the use of antibiotics to treat COPD in outpatient, inpatient, and ICU settings. Read more.

Jan 1, 2020 Issue
Branched-chain Amino Acids for Patients with Hepatic Encephalopathy

Dec 1, 2019 Issue
Pelvic Floor Muscle Training for Treatment of Urinary Incontinence in Women

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