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 Cochrane Clinical Answers: putting Cochrane Reviews in clinical context 

 Sera Tort, Karen Pettersen & David Tovey

 Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2014 July 25;7:ED000087



 When will research measure up to our need to know how steroids affect childhood  growth?

 James Paton

 Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2014 July 17;7:ED000086



New Reviews

11C-PIB-PET for the early diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease dementia and other dementias in people with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) 

Air versus saline in the loss of resistance technique for identification of the epidural space 

Alternating current cranial electrotherapy stimulation (CES) for depression

Antimetabolites in cataract surgery to prevent failure of a previous trabeculectomy 

Appetite stimulants for people with cystic fibrosis

Chinese herbal medicines for treating skin and soft-tissue infections 

Combination of tocolytic agents for inhibiting preterm labour 

Continuous versus bolus intragastric tube feeding for preterm and low birth weight infants with gastro-oesophageal reflux disease 

Daily sedation interruption versus no daily sedation interruption for critically ill adult patients requiring invasive mechanical ventilation

Deep anterior lamellar keratoplasty versus penetrating keratoplasty for treating keratoconus  

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

Informant Questionnaire on Cognitive Decline in the Elderly (IQCODE) for the diagnosis of dementia within a general practice (primary care) setting

Inhaled corticosteroids in children with persistent asthma: dose-response effects on growth

Inhaled corticosteroids in children with persistent asthma: effects on growth 

Interferons-beta versus glatiramer acetate for relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis 

Interventions for treating femoral shaft fractures in children and adolescents 

Interventions to improve hearing aid use in adult auditory rehabilitation 

Levetiracetam for neuropathic pain in adults 

Topical lidocaine for neuropathic pain in adults 

Mannitol versus hypertonic saline for brain relaxation in patients undergoing craniotomy 

Modes of exercise training for intermittent claudication 

Mycophenolate mofetil versus methotrexate for prevention of graft-versus-host disease in people receiving allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation

Oral or parenteral iron supplementation to reduce deferral, iron deficiency and/or anaemia in blood donors 

Pharmacological interventions for preventing post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) 

Phototherapy for treating pressure ulcers 

Physician anaesthetists versus non-physician providers of anaesthesia for surgical patients 

Relaxation for perimenopausal and postmenopausal symptoms 

Slow versus fast subcutaneous heparin injections for prevention of bruising and site-pain intensity 

Structural and community-level interventions for increasing condom use to prevent the transmission of HIV and other sexually transmitted infections

Surgical techniques for the removal of mandibular wisdom teeth 

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

Water-based exercise for adults with asthma 


Updated Reviews

Antibiotics for acute pyelonephritis in children 

Anticoagulation for the long-term treatment of venous thromboembolism in patients with cancer 

Aspirin and/or heparin for women with unexplained recurrent miscarriage with or without inherited thrombophilia 

Bicarbonate versus lactate solutions for acute peritoneal dialysis 

Bisphosphonate therapy for osteogenesis imperfecta

Botulinum toxin for myofascial pain syndromes in adults

Continuous or extended cycle vs. cyclic use of combined hormonal contraceptives for contraception

Continuous passive motion for preventing venous thromboembolism after total knee arthroplasty  

Corticosteroids for dengue infection 

Drug therapies for reducing gastric acidity in people with cystic fibrosis 

Endovascular treatment for ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm 

Exercise for intermittent claudication 

Felbamate as an add-on therapy for refractory epilepsy

Fluid and pharmacological agents for adhesion prevention after gynaecological surgery 

Humanized PA14 (a monoclonal CCR5 antibody) for treatment of people with HIV infection 

Hysterectomy versus hysterectomy plus oophorectomy for premenopausal women 

Immediate postabortal insertion of intrauterine devices 

Inhaled nitric oxide for the postoperative management of pulmonary hypertension in infants and children with congenital heart disease 

Interventions for strabismic amblyopia

Interventions for replacing missing teeth: different types of dental implants 

Interventions to increase influenza vaccination rates of those 60 years and older in the community

Medical interventions for the prevention of platinum-induced hearing loss in children with cancer

Oral anticoagulation in patients with cancer who have no therapeutic or prophylactic indication for anticoagulation

Oscillating devices for airway clearance in people with cystic fibrosis

Short-term psychodynamic psychotherapies for common mental disorders

Statins for children with familial hypercholesterolemia 

Statins for the treatment of dementia 

Surgical techniques for uterine incision and uterine closure at the time of caesarean section 

Task shifting from doctors to non-doctors for initiation and maintenance of antiretroviral therapy  

Therapeutic touch for healing acute wounds 

Thrombolysis for acute ischaemic stroke

Tiotropium versus placebo for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease 

Treatment for avascular necrosis of bone in people with sickle cell disease 


Withdrawn Reviews

Dipyrone for acute primary headaches

Drugs for preventing migraine headaches in children 

Laser therapy for venous leg ulcers 

Pre-operative endometrial thinning agents before endometrial destruction for heavy menstrual bleeding 

Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) for chronic pain



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