Top 50 Summaries

  1. In primary care, it appears that appropriately trained nurses can produce as high quality care and achieve as good health outcomes for patients as doctors. However, the research available is quite limited.
  2. Regulatory information on trials of oseltamivir (Tamiflu) and zanamivir (Relenza) for influenza in adults and children Updated
  3. Vaccines to prevent influenza in healthy adults Updated
  4. Alternative positions for the baby immediately at birth before clamping the umbilical cord
  5. Statins for the primary prevention of cardiovascular disease
  6. Antibiotic treatment for people with a clinical diagnosis of acute bronchitis Updated
  7. Echinacea for preventing and treating the common cold
  8. Interventions for preventing falls in older people living in the community
  9. Exercise for depression
  10. Interventions for nausea and vomiting in early pregnancy Updated
  11. Hypertonic saline solution administered via nebuliser for acute bronchiolitis in infants
  12. Music therapy for depression
  13. The use of probiotics to prevent C. difficile diarrhea associated with antibiotic use
  14. Hip protectors for preventing hip fractures in older people Updated
  15. Cranberries for preventing urinary tract infections
  16. Midwife-led continuity models versus other models of care for childbearing women
  17. 'Scared straight' and other juvenile awareness programs for preventing juvenile delinquency
  18. Decision aids to help people who are facing health treatment or screening decisions
  19. Screening for breast cancer with mammography
  20. Vitamin C for preventing and treating the common cold
  21. Benefits and harms of planned hospital birth compared with planned home birth for low-risk pregnant women
  22. Immersion in water in labour and birth
  23. Antioxidant supplements for prevention of mortality in healthy participants and patients with various diseases
  24. Duloxetine for treating painful neuropathy, chronic pain or fibromyalgia
  25. Effect of timing of umbilical cord clamping of term infants on mother and baby outcomes
  26. Comparing continuous electronic fetal monitoring in labour (cardiotocography, CTG) with intermittent listening (intermittent auscultation, IA)
  27. Eating and drinking in labour
  28. Psychological therapies for borderline personality disorder
  29. Thrombolysis for acute ischaemic stroke
  30. Two different laparoscopic techniques for repairing a hernia in the groin
  31. Vitamin A for measles in children
  32. Which long-acting inhaled drugs, used alone or in combination, are the most effective for people with COPD? New
  33. Acupuncture for insomnia
  34. Extra gloves or special types of gloves for preventing sharps injuries in healthcare workers New
  35. Life skills programmes for chronic mental illnesses
  36. Nebulized epinephrine for croup in children
  37. Perineal techniques during the second stage of labour for reducing perineal trauma
  38. Probiotics for prevention of necrotizing enterocolitis in preterm infants Updated
  39. Tooth-colored resin fillings compared with amalgam fillings for permanent teeth at the back of the mouth New
  40. Vitamin D and related vitamin D compounds for preventing fractures resulting from osteoporosis in older people Updated
  41. Amniotomy for shortening spontaneous labour
  42. Continuous support for women during childbirth
  43. Cutting down or changing the fat we eat may reduce our risk of heart disease
  44. Drug treatment for myotonia (delayed muscle relaxation after contraction) in muscle diseases such as myotonic dystrophy and myotonia congenita
  45. Intrapartum antibiotics for known maternal Group B streptococcal colonization
  46. Membrane sweeping for induction of labour
  47. Vaginal prostaglandin (PGE2 and PGF2a) for induction of labour at term
  48. Vitamin D supplementation for prevention of mortality in adults
  49. Zinc for the common cold
  50. Agomelatine versus other antidepressant medication for depression