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  1. 28 Jan 2015
    Chondroitin for osteoarthritis New
    We conducted a review of the effects of chondroitin sulfate for people with osteoarthritis. We found 43 studies with 9,110 people after searching for studies up to November 2013. Majority were studies of knee osteoarthritis (few hand, one hip) ranging from 1 month to 3 years. Several studies were funded by makers of chondroitin. This review shows ...
  2. 28 Jan 2015
    Homeopathic Oscillococcinum® for preventing and treating influenza and influenza-like illness Updated
    Review question To determine whether homeopathic Oscillococcinum® is more effective than placebo in the prevention and/or treatment of influenza and influenza-like illness in adults or children. Background Influenza ('the flu') is a highly infectious viral respiratory disease. Other than treatments for complications (such as pneumonia), the conventional ...
  3. 22 Jan 2015
    Dehydroepiandrosterone for women in the peri- or postmenopausal phase New
    Review question Cochrane authors investigated whether DHEA (dehydroepiandrosterone) supplementation is safe and improves quality of life, menopausal symptoms, and sexual function for women in the peri- or postmenopausal phase. Background During menopause a fluctuation and eventually a decrease in estrogen levels occur. These hormonal changes can cause ...
  4. 18 Jan 2015
    Vitamin K supplementation for cystic fibrosis Updated
    Review question We reviewed the evidence to see whether supplementing vitamin K in people with cystic fibrosis counteracts the effects of deficiency on blood clotting, bone strength and quality of life in people with cystic fibrosis. We tried to determine the best dose needed to prevent this deficiency. Background Cystic fibrosis is an inherited ...
  5. 15 Jan 2015
    Homocysteine-lowering interventions (B-complex vitamin therapy) for preventing cardiovascular events Podcast Updated
    Review question We reviewed homocysteine-lowering interventions for preventing cardiovascular events. Background Cardiovascular disease is the number one cause of death worldwide. The most common causes of cardiovascular disease leading to both morbidity and mortality are ischaemic heart disease, stroke and congestive heart failure. Many people with ...
  6. 12 Jan 2015
    Vitamin B and its derivatives for diabetic kidney disease
    Diabetic kidney disease (DKD) is a disorder which results in excessive protein, mainly albumin, loss in urine. DKD is a major cause of kidney failure and cardiovascular disease in patients with diabetes. Although vitamin B is commonly used in DKD, its effects are unclear. This review included nine studies with a total of 1354 participants. One study ...
  7. 9 Jan 2015
    Mailuoning (a type of traditional Chinese medicine) for improving outcome in people with acute ischaemic stroke Updated
    Review question: We wanted to compare the safety and effects of mailuoning treatment versus placebo or no treatment for reducing death and dependency in people with acute ischaemic stroke. Background: Mailuoning, a type of Chinese traditional medicine, is widely used in the treatment of acute ischaemic stroke in China even though its effect is still ...
  8. 7 Jan 2015
    Dance/movement therapy for cancer patients Updated
    The issue Cancer may result in extensive emotional, physical and social suffering. Current cancer care increasingly incorporates psychosocial interventions to improve quality of life. Creative arts therapies such as dance/movement, music, art and drama therapy have been used to aid care and recovery. Following medical therapies, which can be invasive, ...
  9. 23 Dec 2014
    Herbal medicine for low-back pain Updated
    Review question We examined the evidence regarding the effect of herbal medicine on pain in people with non-specific low-back pain (LBP). Background Back pain is common and up to 35% of the population can be affected in a given month. Non-specific LBP is defined as pain between the lowest rib and the bottom of the buttocks that is not caused by serious, ...
  10. 23 Dec 2014
    Immunonutrition as an adjuvant therapy for burns New
    With burn injuries involving a large total body surface area, damage and breakdown of tissues can result in a condition similar to that seen with severe malnourishment. In addition, destruction of the effective skin barrier leads to body temperature dysregulation and increased susceptibility to infection and fluid loss. Previous studies have investigated ...

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