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.

Apr 01, 2022 Issue
Splint vs. Cast for Forearm Buckle Fracture in Children
Learn more about splint vs. cast for forearm buckle fracture in children.

Mar 01, 2022 Issue
Azithromycin for Treatment of COVID-19
Learn more about azithromycin for treatment of COVID-19.

Feb 01, 2022 Issue
Remdesivir for the Treatment of COVID-19
Learn more about using remdesivir for the treatment of COVID-19.

Jan 01, 2022 Issue
Reduction in Saturated Fat Intake for Cardiovascular Disease
Learn more about the effects of reducing saturated fat intake on cardiovascular disease risk.

Dec 01, 2021 Issue
Probiotics for Preventing Antibiotic-Associated Diarrhea
Learn more about probiotics for preventing antibiotic-associated diarrhea.

Nov 01, 2021 Issue
Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drug Injections for Trigger Finger
Learn more about nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug injections for trigger finger.

Oct 01, 2021 Issue
Ultrasound Guidance for the Placement of Peripheral Intravenous Catheters
Learn more about ultrasound guidance for the placement of peripheral intravenous catheters.

Sep 01, 2021 Issue
Comparison of Treatment Regimens for Helicobacter pylori Infection
A network meta-analysis found that vonoprazan-based triple therapy and reverse hybrid therapy demonstrated the highest overall cure rates and SUCRA values; however, among Western countries, levofloxacin-based triple therapy had the highest cure rate and SUCRA value. Standard triple therapy was the least effective regimen overall.

Aug 01, 2021 Issue
Accuracy of Ultrasonography for the Diagnosis of Small Bowel Obstruction
According to a meta-analysis including prospective observational studies evaluating the accuracy of ultrasonography for the diagnosis of small bowel obstruction, ultrasonography appears to be highly sensitive and specific for this use.

Jul 01, 2021 Issue
Levonorgestrel-Releasing Intrauterine System for Regression of Endometrial Hyperplasia
A Cochrane review compared the levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine system with progesterone for the treatment of endometrial hyperplasia.

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