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ISSUE 9 September 2014 (updated frequently)

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Angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors versus angiotensin receptor blockers for primary hypertension

Antioxidants for pain in chronic pancreatitis

Aspirin as adjunctive treatment for giant cell arteritis 

Azathioprine and 6-mercaptopurine for maintenance of surgically-induced remission in Crohn's disease  

Colchicine for pericarditis

Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) during the postoperative period for prevention of postoperative morbidity and mortality following major abdominal surgery 

Dental auxiliaries for dental care traditionally provided by dentists

Exercise for people with high cardiovascular risk 

Endovascular versus open repair of asymptomatic popliteal artery aneurysm 

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

Hypnosis for induction of labour 

Interventions for treating acute bleeding episodes in people with acquired hemophilia A

Manual therapy and exercise for adhesive capsulitis (frozen shoulder)

Motivational interviewing for alcohol misuse in young adults

Oral antiviral therapy for prevention of genital herpes outbreaks in immunocompetent and nonpregnant patients 

Periodontal therapy for the management of cardiovascular disease in patients with chronic periodontitis 

Preoperative carbohydrate treatment for enhancing recovery after elective surgery 

Pharmacological interventions for sleepiness and sleep disturbances caused by shift work

Spectacle correction versus no spectacles for prevention of strabismus in hyperopic children

Surgical intervention versus expectant management for endometrial polyps in subfertile women

Time course for blood pressure lowering of dihydropyridine calcium channel blockers

Topical antifungal treatments for tinea cruris and tinea corporis 


Updated Reviews

Advanced training in trauma life support for ambulance crews

Advanced trauma life support training for hospital staff

Antiepileptic drugs for the primary and secondary prevention of seizures after intracranial venous thrombosis

Antioxidant supplementation for lung disease in cystic fibrosis

Anti-vascular endothelial growth factor for neovascular age-related macular degeneration 

Budesonide for maintenance of remission in Crohn's disease

Closure versus non-closure of the peritoneum at caesarean section: short- and long-term outcomes  

Colchicine for acute gout 

Computer-assisted surgery for knee ligament reconstruction 

Double bag or Y-set versus standard transfer systems for continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis in end-stage kidney disease

Duration of treatment with vitamin K antagonists in symptomatic venous thromboembolism 

Drugs for treating urinary schistosomiasis 

Exercise interventions for smoking cessation

Exit interviews to reduce turnover amongst healthcare professionals

Gamma aminobutyric acid (GABA) receptor agonists for acute stroke 

Glucocorticoid with cyclophosphamide for paraquat-induced lung fibrosis 

Haemodilution for acute ischaemic stroke

Inhaled bronchodilators for acute chest syndrome in people with sickle cell disease 

Interventions for congenital talipes equinovarus (clubfoot) 

Interventions to reduce haemorrhage during myomectomy for fibroids 

Magnesium sulphate for preventing preterm birth in threatened preterm labour

Methotrexate for induction of remission in refractory Crohn's disease 

Methotrexate for induction of remission in ulcerative colitis

Methotrexate for maintenance of remission in Crohn's disease

Modest cooling therapies (35°C to 37.5°C) for traumatic brain injury

Monitoring of stimulated cycles in assisted reproduction (IVF and ICSI)

Orthodontic treatment for posterior crossbites 

Pneumococcal vaccines for cystic fibrosis 

Post-embryo transfer interventions for assisted reproduction technology cycles

Primary prophylaxis for venous thromboembolism in ambulatory cancer patients receiving chemotherapy 

Pulp treatment for extensive decay in primary teeth 

Reinforcement of anchorage during orthodontic brace treatment with implants or other surgical methods

Removal of nail polish and finger rings to prevent surgical infection 

Surgery for weight loss in adults 

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

Urate oxidase for the prevention and treatment of tumour lysis syndrome in children with cancer 

Vedolizumab for induction and maintenance of remission in ulcerative colitis 


Withdrawn Reviews

Laparoscopic surgery for pelvic pain associated with endometriosis 

Laparoscopic surgery for subfertility associated with endometriosis 

Non-invasive physical treatments for chronic/recurrent headache 

Treatment for swallowing difficulties (dysphagia) in chronic muscle disease 



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