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  1. 27 Oct 2014
    Decongestants, antihistamines and nasal irrigation for acute sinusitis in children Updated
    Review question The goal of this review was to determine whether there is any evidence in the medical literature for or against the use of decongestants, antihistamines and nasal irrigation for acute sinusitis in children. Background Young children experience an average of six to eight colds per year. Out of every 10 children with a cold, one develops ...
  2. 25 Oct 2014
    Probiotics for preventing ventilator-associated pneumonia New
    Review question To critically assess the current evidence from published studies relating to the effect of probiotics for preventing ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP). Background VAP is a condition that can occur in patients who have been mechanically ventilated for more than 48 hours and can significantly increase the likelihood of death within ...
  3. 22 Oct 2014
    Astragalus (a traditional Chinese medicine) for treating chronic kidney disease New
    Chronic kidney disease affects increasing numbers of people around the world, but as yet, effective strategies to control its progression have not been universally accepted. Astragalus is one of most widely used herbs for treating kidney disease. We conducted this review to evaluate the benefits and potential harms of Astragalus for the treatment of ...
  4. 20 Oct 2014
    Acupuncture for schizophrenia Updated
    Although acupuncture or Traditional Chinese Medicine has been practised for over 2000 years in China and the Far East, especially in Korea and Japan, it is a relatively new form of treament for physical and psychological conditions in the West. Acupuncture inserts needles into the skin to stimulate specific points of the body (acupoints). The aim is ...
  5. 14 Oct 2014
    Cannabis for schizophrenia Updated
    Many people with the serious mental illness schizophrenia smoke cannabis but it is not known why people do so or the effects of smoking cannabis. It is unclear what the best methods are that help people to reduce or stop smoking cannabis. Cannabis is the most consumed illicit drug in the world – amounting to 120 to 224 million users. Cannabis, which ...
  6. 13 Oct 2014
    Acupuncture for treating functional dyspepsia New
    Functional dyspepsia (FD) has been a worldwide gastric disorder. More effective therapies are needed with fewer adverse effects than are seen with conventional medications. In the East, acupuncture has been recognized for a long time as a positive therapy for the treatment of functional gastric disorders. To date, no robust evidence on its efficacy ...
  7. 17 Sep 2014
    Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) for panic disorder New
    Why is this review important? Panic disorder is a common mental disorder and its lifetime prevalence is 5.1%. The major characteristic of panic disorder is the occurrence of unexpected panic attacks with consequent anxiety about experiencing another attack. Despite major advances in the treatment, many people with panic disorder do not respond well ...
  8. 9 Sep 2014
    Giving glutamine supplements to critically ill adults New
    Glutamine is a non-essential amino acid which is abundant in the healthy human body. There are studies reporting that muscle and plasma glutamine levels are reduced in patients with critical illness, or following major surgery, suggesting that the body's demand for glutamine is increased in these situations. In the past decade, several clinical trials ...
  9. 9 Sep 2014
    Oral zinc supplements for treating leg ulcers Updated
    Most leg ulcers (open sores, usually on the lower leg) usually heal with good wound care, including wound dressings. However even with good wound care leg ulcers may take weeks or months to heal. Leg ulcers often cause distress to patients and are costly for health services. Failure to heal may be due to poor nutrition which reduces the ability of the ...
  10. 26 Aug 2014
    Manual therapy and exercise for frozen shoulder (adhesive capsulitis)
    Background Frozen shoulder is a common cause of shoulder pain and stiffness. The pain and stiffness can last up to two to three years before going away, and in the early stages it can be very painful. Manual therapy comprises movement of the joints and other structures by a healthcare professional (e.g. physiotherapist). Exercise includes any purposeful ...

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