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ISSUE 9 September 2014 (updated frequently)



 A clearer view of evidence in treating macular degeneration: off-label policies and  independent research

 Giulio Formoso, Anna Maria Marata, Nicola Magrini & Lisa Bero

 Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2014 September 15;9:ED000090



 When trial authors write Cochrane Reviews: competing interests need to be better  managed

 Merav Kliner & Paul Garner

 Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2014 September 10;9:ED000089



 Large evidence base, small effects: motivational interviewing for alcohol misuse in  young adults

 Marina Davoli & Laura Amato

 Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2014 September 3;9:ED000088


New Reviews

Artemether for severe malaria 

Automated weaning and SBT systems versus non-automated weaning strategies for weaning time in invasively ventilated critically ill adults 

Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) plus delayed defibrillation versus immediate defibrillation for out-of-hospital cardiac arrest 

Cervical stitch (cerclage) for preventing preterm birth in multiple pregnancy 

Comparison of antiepileptic drugs, no treatment, or placebo for children with benign epilepsy with centro temporal spikes 

Computed tomography angiography or magnetic resonance angiography for detection of intracranial vascular malformations in patients with intracerebral haemorrhage

Effects of sevoflurane versus other general anaesthesia on emergence agitation in children 

Efficacy and experiences of telephone counselling for informal carers of people with dementia

Flupenthixol versus low-potency first-generation antipsychotic drugs for schizophrenia  

Glutamine supplementation for critically ill adults 

Haemophilus influenzae oral vaccination for preventing acute exacerbations of chronic bronchitis and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease 

Interleukin-1 inhibitors for acute gout

Interventions for treating simple bone cysts in the long bones of children 

Minimally invasive discectomy versus microdiscectomy/open discectomy for symptomatic lumbar disc herniation 

Pre-hospital versus in-hospital thrombolysis for ST-elevation myocardial infarction 

Steroid avoidance or withdrawal for pancreas and pancreas with kidney transplant recipients 

Surgery for treating hip impingement (femoroacetabular impingement) 

Systemic safety of bevacizumab versus ranibizumab for neovascular age-related macular degeneration 

Techniques to ascertain correct endotracheal tube placement in neonates 

Topical corticosteroids for treating phimosis in boys 

Vitrification versus slow freezing for women undergoing oocyte cryopreservation 


Updated Reviews

Amphotericin B lipid soluble formulations versus amphotericin B in cancer patients with neutropenia

Amphotericin B versus fluconazole for controlling fungal infections in neutropenic cancer patients

Anticonvulsant therapy for status epilepticus 

Antidepressant treatment for postnatal depression 

Compression for preventing recurrence of venous ulcers 

Computer-assisted surgery for knee ligament reconstruction 

Culturally appropriate health education for people in ethnic minority groups with type 2 diabetes mellitus 

Dressings for the prevention of surgical site infection

Evaluation of follow-up strategies for patients with epithelial ovarian cancer following completion of primary treatment 

Intermittent catheterisation for long-term bladder management 

Interventions for asymptomatic retinal breaks and lattice degeneration for preventing retinal detachment 

Interventions for improving the adoption of shared decision making by healthcare professionals

Intramedullary nails for extracapsular hip fractures in adults 

Multidisciplinary biopsychosocial rehabilitation for chronic low back pain 

Nasal intermittent positive pressure ventilation (NIPPV) versus nasal continuous positive airway pressure (NCPAP) for preterm neonates after extubation 

Nystatin prophylaxis and treatment in severely immunodepressed patients 

Oral zinc for arterial and venous leg ulcers 

Rapid viral diagnosis for acute febrile respiratory illness in children in the Emergency Department 

Recombinant human growth hormone for treating burns and donor sites 

Routine versus selective antifungal administration for control of fungal infections in patients with cancer 

Self-management education for cystic fibrosis 

Statins for acute coronary syndrome 

Systemic corticosteroids for acute exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

Tonsillectomy for periodic fever, aphthous stomatitis, pharyngitis and cervical adenitis syndrome (PFAPA) 

Treatment including anthracyclines versus treatment not including anthracyclines for childhood cancer

Treatment of severe or progressive Kaposi's sarcoma in HIV-infected adults

Vaginal chlorhexidine during labour for preventing maternal and neonatal infections (excluding Group B Streptococcal and HIV) 

Vaginal dilator therapy for women receiving pelvic radiotherapy 

Vaginal preparation with antiseptic solution before cesarean section for preventing postoperative infections 





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