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  1. 22 Sep 2014
    Clinical pathways for chronic cough in children Updated
    Background Clinical pathways serve as a tool or algorithm (like a flow chart) that can be used in the treatment of patients with various chronic diseases. They provide a clear guide that assists doctors in diagnosing an illness and in making decisions with the patient about what treatment is needed or which specialists should be seen or tests ordered ...
  2. 19 Sep 2014
    Intracystic bleomycin for children with cystic craniopharyngiomas Updated
    Craniopharyngiomas are rare, slow-growing, benign tumours in the hypothalamic-pituitary region of the brain. Although they are benign, i.e. the tumour lacks the ability to invade neighboring tissue or metastasise, there is considerable morbidity and disability even when the tumour can be resected completely. Cystic craniopharyngiomas are the commonest ...
  3. 19 Sep 2014
    Intravenous immunoglobulin for Guillain-Barré syndrome Updated
    Review question Intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIg) is a treatment in which antibodies from donated blood are injected into a person's vein. We wanted to find out whether IVIg can speed up recovery from Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS). Background GBS is an uncommon disease of the nerves outside the brain and spinal cord. It causes weakness, numbness ...
  4. 19 Sep 2014
    Skin preparation for preventing infection following caesarean section Updated
    Background Surgical site infections are the third most frequently reported hospital- acquired infection. Women who give birth by caesarean section are exposed to the possibility of infection from their own, and external or environmental, sources of infection. Preventing infection by properly preparing the skin before incision is thus a vital part of ...
  5. 19 Sep 2014
    Effectiveness and safety of inhalers containing the drug aclidinium bromide for managing patients with stable COPD New
    Review question We reviewed the evidence on the effectiveness and safety of aclidinium inhalers used by people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Background COPD, also known as 'smoker's lung disease', includes conditions called emphysema and chronic bronchitis where there is airway narrowing that cannot be fully corrected. It is ...
  6. 19 Sep 2014
    Codeine, alone and with paracetamol (acetaminophen), for cancer pain New
    Codeine is an opioid medication commonly used worldwide to treat pain including cancer pain. Oral codeine, either alone or in combination with paracetamol, provided good pain relief for some people with cancer pain, based on limited amounts of information. In this review we set out to estimate how well codeine worked, how many people had side effects, ...
  7. 19 Sep 2014
    Tricyclic antidepressants for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children and adolescents New
    Background ADHD affects a large number of children and adolescents, giving rise to problems with inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity. A variety of medications, including tricyclic antidepressants (TCAs), may be used to treat the core symptoms of ADHD. Review question We reviewed the evidence about the effectiveness of TCAs in improving the ...
  8. 18 Sep 2014
    Certolizumab pegol for treating adults with rheumatoid arthritis Updated
    We conducted an updated review of the effect of certolizumab pegol for adults with RA. We searched all relevant studies until June 2014 and found 11 studies with 4324 people. In people with rheumatoid arthritis: - certolizumab pegol probably improved the American College of Rheumatology ACR50 (pain, function and other symptoms of RA), health-related ...
  9. 18 Sep 2014
    Ritalin for adult attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
    Background Symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), diagnosed mainly in children, often persist into adulthood, afflicting 1% to 6% of the general population. Adults with ADHD have higher rates of other psychiatric problems and functional difficulties in a number of key areas such as academic achievement, interpersonal relationships, ...
  10. 18 Sep 2014
    Influence of beta-blockers on perioperative adverse events New
    Any type of surgery is associated with an increased stress response, which can make the body vulnerable to untoward outcomes. These outcomes may range from death to a heart attack and rhythm disturbances to heart failure, stroke and the like. Beta-blockers are drugs that attenuate this stress response, which results in slowing down of heart rate and ...

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