Top 50 Summaries

  1. Statins for the primary prevention of cardiovascular disease
  2. Exercise for depression
  3. Echinacea for preventing and treating the common cold
  4. Physician anaesthetists versus nurse anaesthetists for surgical patients
  5. General health checks for reducing illness and mortality
  6. Intrapartum antibiotics for known maternal Group B streptococcal colonization
  7. Vitamin C for preventing and treating the common cold
  8. Cranberries for preventing urinary tract infections
  9. Clot-dissolving drugs for treating ischaemic stroke in the early stages
  10. Vaccines to prevent influenza in healthy adults
  11. Are oral antibiotics as effective as a combination of injected and oral antibiotics for kidney infections in children?
  12. Benefits of antihypertensive drugs for mild hypertension are unclear
  13. Angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors versus angiotensin receptor blockers for primary hypertension
  14. Glucosamine for osteoarthritis
  15. Screening for breast cancer with mammography
  16. Midwife-led continuity models versus other models of care for childbearing women
  17. Interventions for preventing falls in older people living in the community
  18. Powered/electric toothbrushes compared to manual toothbrushes for maintaining oral health
  19. Drugs for treating people with sleepiness during shift work and sleep problems after shift work New
  20. Continuous support for women during childbirth
  21. Comparing continuous electronic fetal monitoring in labour (cardiotocography, CTG) with intermittent listening (intermittent auscultation, IA)
  22. Antioxidant supplements for prevention of mortality in healthy participants and patients with various diseases
  23. Do inhaled corticosteroids reduce growth in children with persistent asthma?
  24. Surgical techniques for the removal of mandibular wisdom teeth
  25. Speech and language therapy interventions for children with primary speech and language delay or disorder
  26. The effectiveness of community interventions to promote condom use in the prevention of HIV and sexually transmitted infections
  27. The use of probiotics to prevent C. difficile diarrhea associated with antibiotic use
  28. Kangaroo mother care to reduce morbidity and mortality in low birthweight infants
  29. Interventions for preventing obesity in children
  30. Interventions to increase influenza (flu) vaccination uptake for people aged 60 and older
  31. Gabapentin for chronic neuropathic pain and fibromyalgia in adults
  32. Triclosan/copolymer containing toothpastes for oral health
  33. Using the combined vaccine for protection of children against measles, mumps and rubella
  34. St. John's wort for treating depression.
  35. Treatments applied to the skin for fungal infections of the groin and body New
  36. Zinc for the common cold
  37. Effect of timing of umbilical cord clamping of term infants on mother and baby outcomes
  38. Interventions for enhancing adherence to prescribed medications
  39. Some physiotherapy interventions are effective for shoulder pain in some cases.
  40. Episiotomy for vaginal birth
  41. Membrane sweeping for induction of labour
  42. Early skin-to-skin contact for mothers and their healthy newborn infants
  43. Decision aids to help people who are facing health treatment or screening decisions
  44. Vitamin D supplementation for prevention of mortality in adults
  45. Pain management for women in labour – an overview
  46. Cognitive behaviour therapy versus other psychosocial treatments for schizophrenia
  47. A comparison of multifocal and monofocal intraocular lens implants used in cataract surgery
  48. Psychological therapies for borderline personality disorder
  49. Vitamin D supplementation for prevention of cancer in adults 
  50. Two different laparoscopic techniques for repairing a hernia in the groin