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What is the DynaMed EBM Journal?

The DynaMed EBM Journal is an outlet for the DynaMed community to share clinical evidence and insights. Sections of the DynaMed EBM Journal include:
  • DynaMed EBM Focus - A weekly report focused on DynaMed articles that are categorized as most likely to change clinical practice. The articles are selected by the DynaMed Editorial Team.
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DynaMed EBM Focus Archive



  • Volume 9
  • EBM Focus 46  (11/19/2014)
  • Folic Acid and B12 Vitamin Supplementation May Not Affect Cognitive Outcomes Despite Reducing Homocysteine Levels in Elderly Persons With High Homocysteine Levels
  • EBM Focus 45  (11/12/2014)
  • A Single Negative Cardiac Troponin Level in Conjunction With Electrocardiogram Data and Clinical Judgment May Safely Rule Out Acute Myocardial Infarction in Patients Presenting to the Emergency Department With Suspected Cardiac Chest Pain
  • EBM Focus 44  (11/6/2014)
  • Co-trimoxazole Might Increase Risk of Sudden Death in Elderly Patients on ACE Inhibitors or Angiotensin Receptor Blockers
  • EBM Focus 43  (10/29/2014)
  • Thyroid Dysfunction Screening; Peak Exercise Brain Natriuretic Peptide Testing
  • EBM Focus 42  (10/23/2014)
  • ADNEX Model Predicts Risk of Malignancy and Stratifies Risk Across Tumor Subtypes in Women With Adnexal Mass
  • EBM Focus 41  (10/17/2014)
  • Needle or Laser Acupuncture Does Not Improve Chronic Knee Pain in Patients with Knee Osteoarthritis
  • EBM Focus 40  (10/8/2014)
  • Timing of gluten introduction in high-risk infants does not appear to influence the risk of celiac disease at age 3-5 years
  • EBM Focus 39  (10/1/2014)
  • Addition of Inhaled Corticosteroid to LABA in Older Patients with COPD Associated With Decreased Risk of Death and Hospitalization
  • EBM Focus 38  (9/24/2014)
  • Bedside Ultrasound May Be an Alternative to Computed Tomography for Evaluation of Suspected Nephrolithiasis in the Emergency Department
  • EBM Focus 37  (9/17/2014)
  • Maternal Vaccination Decreases Risk of Influenza in Mothers and Their Infants
  • EBM Focus 36  (9/10/2014)
  • Bilateral Mastectomy May Not Increase Survival Compared to Breast-Conserving Surgery With Radiation in Women With Unilateral Breast Cancer
  • EBM Focus 35  (9/3/2014)
  • In Children With Sickle Cell Disease and Silent Cerebral Infarct, Regular Blood Transfusions Might Decrease Risk of Overt Stroke or Silent Infarct Recurrence
  • EBM Focus 34   (8/27/2014)
  • Pulse Oximetry Levels May Overly Influence Hospitalization Decision in Infants With Mild-to-Moderate Bronchiolitis
  • EBM Focus 33  (8/20/2014)
  • Brief Motivational Interviewing Interventions in Primary Care Do Not Reduce Drug Use in Adults
  • EBM Focus 32  (8/13/2014)
  • Hydroxychloroquine May Not Improve Symptoms of Primary Sjogren Syndrome in Adults
  • EBM Focus 31  (8/7/2014)
  • Addition of Extended-Release Niacin/Laropiprant to Statin-Based Therapy Increases Risk of Serious Adverse Events and Does Not Decrease Risk of Major Vascular Events in Patients With Vascular Disease
  • EBM Focus 30  (7/31/2014)
  • Thrombolytics for Patients With Intermediate-Risk Pulmonary Embolism: An Analysis of 2 Recent Systematic Reviews
  • EBM Focus 29  (7/24/2014)
  • Addition of Steroids to Epidural Lidocaine Injection May Not Reduce Disability or Pain at 6-12 Weeks in Patients With Spinal Stenosis
  • EBM Focus 28  (7/16/2014)
  • Letrozole Associated With Increased Live Birth Rate Compared to Clomiphene Citrate in Women With Anovulatory Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
  • EBM Focus 27  (7/9/2014)
  • Antibiotic Prophylaxis May Reduce Recurrent Febrile or Symptomatic UTI in Children With Vesicoureteral Reflux
  • EBM Focus 26  (7/2/2014)
  • Pelvic Exam Not Recommended for Screening Asymptomatic Nonpregnant Women
  • EBM Focus 25  (6/18/2014)
  • In Patients With Unexplained Abdominal Pain After Cholecystectomy, Sphincterotomy Does Not Reduce Disability Due to Pain
  • EBM Focus 24  (6/11/2014)
  • Dalbavancin and Oritavancin Each Have Similar Efficacy to Vancomycin in Patients with Serious Bacterial Skin and Skin Structure Infections
  • EBM Focus 23  (6/4/2014)
  • Physical Therapy With Unsupervised Home Exercise Does Not Reduce Pain or Improve Function in Patients With Moderate-to-Severe Hip Osteoarthritis Pain
  • EBM Focus 22  (5/28/2014)
  • Topical Tetracaine for Home Use Not Associated With Delayed Corneal Healing or Increased Symptom Rates at 48 Hours in Patients With Corneal Abrasion
  • EBM Focus 21  (5/21/2014)
  • CAM-S Severity Score May Help Predict 90-Day Mortality and Length of Hospital Stay in Hospitalized Patients 70 Years Old Without Delirium
  • EBM Focus 20  (5/14/2014)
  • Compared to Amoxicillin, Levofloxacin and Azithromycin Each Associated With Increased Mortality and Risk of Serious Cardiac Arrhythmia in Older Men
  • EBM Focus 19  (5/8/2014)
  • Urine Dipstick Without Microscopy May Be Used to Rule Out Urinary Tract Infection in Infants < 90 Days Old
  • EBM Focus 18  (4/30/2014)
  • Web-based Educational Interventions to Promote MMR Vaccination Do Not Appear to Increase Parental Intent to Vaccinate Their Children
  • EBM Focus 17  (4/23/2014)
  • Diagnostic Algorithm Using Clinical Prediction Score, D-Dimer Testing, and Ultrasound Predicts Upper Extremity Deep Vein Thrombosis
  • EBM Focus 16  (4/23/2014)
  • Combination Ledipasvir/Sofosbuvir With or Without Ribavirin for 12 Weeks Reported to Have Sustained Virologic Response Rates > 90% in Adults With Chronic HCV Genotype 1 Infection
  • EBM Focus 15  (4/9/2014)
  • Lactobacillus reuteri Supplementation for 3 Months Reduces the Number and Duration of Diarrhea Episodes in Children Attending Child Care
  • EBM Focus 14  (4/2/2014)
  • Anastrozole May Decrease Risk of Breast Cancer in High-Risk Postmenopausal Women
  • EBM Focus 13  (3/26/2014)
  • In Colorectal Cancer Screening, Multitarget Stool DNA Test Appears to Have Higher Sensitivity Than Fecal Immunochemical Test
  • EBM Focus 12  (3/19/2014)
  • Elastic Compression Stockings May Not Decrease Risk of Post-Thrombotic Syndrome After First-Time Proximal Deep Vein Thrombosis
  • EBM Focus 11  (3/13/2014)
  • Strategies Used to Avoid Antibiotic Prescription in Patients With Acute Respiratory Tract Infections May Not Result in Substantially Increased Antibiotic Use Compared to Not Prescribing Antibiotics at Initial Clinic Visit
  • EBM Focus 10  (3/6/2014)
  • Maternal Plasma DNA Screening for Fetal Trisomies 21 and 18 May Reduce the Need for Invasive Follow-up Testing Compared to Standard Aneuploidy Screening
  • EBM Focus 9  (2/26/2014)
  • In Adults with Restless Legs Syndrome, Pregabalin Has Greater Efficacy With Less Iatrogenic Worsening of Symptoms Than Higher Doses of Pramipexole
  • EBM Focus 8  (2/19/2014)
  • In Adults With Unruptured Brain Arteriovenous Malformation, Interventional Therapy Appears to Worsen Outcomes Compared to Medical Management
  • EBM Focus 7  (2/12/2014)
  • Pimavanserin May Reduce Symptoms of Parkinson Disease Psychosis Without Increasing Risk of Motor Function Impairment
  • EBM Focus 6  (2/5/2014)
  • Warfarin May Increase Risk of Bleeding Without Decreasing Risk of Stroke in Elderly Patients With Atrial Fibrillation Receiving Dialysis
  • EBM Focus 5  (1/29/2014)
  • Parent-Delivered Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy May Improve Anxiety in Children
  • EBM Focus 4  (1/22/2014)
  • In Adults With Moderate or Severe COPD Without Bronchiectasis, Continuous Prophylactic Antibiotics Reduce Exacerbations but Azithromycin Increases Risk of Hearing Loss
  • EBM Focus 3  (1/21/2014)
  • Buccal Dextrose Gel for Hypoglycemia Reduces Admission to Neonatal Intensive Care Unit for Hypoglycemia
  • EBM Focus 2  (1/8/2014)
  • Walking Appears to Reduce Risk of Cardiovascular Events in Patients With Impaired Glucose Tolerance at Risk of Cardiovascular Disease
  • EBM Focus 1  (1/1/2014)
  • Arthroscopic Partial Meniscectomy Does Not Improve Symptoms of Degenerative Medial Meniscus Tear in Patients Without Knee Osteoarthritis
  • Volume 8
  • Correction to DynaMed EBM Focus 52: Year in Review 2013  (12/27/2013)
  • EBM Focus 52  (12/24/2013)
  • Year in Review
  • EBM Focus 51  (12/18/2013)
  • Increasing Steroid Dose Perioperatively May Not Be Necessary for Prevention of Hypotension in Patients With Recent or Current Steroid Use
  • EBM Focus 50  (12/11/2013)
  • In Women with Coronary Artery Disease, Newer Generation Drug-eluting Stents Associated with Reduced Risks of Myocardial Infarction and Target Vessel Revascularization Compared to Bare Metal and Early Generation Drug-eluting Stents
  • EBM Focus 49  (12/4/2013)
  • Multivitamin plus Selenium Supplement May Slow Progression of HIV Disease in Treatment-Naive Adults in Low-Resource Settings
  • EBM Focus 48  (12/19/2013)
  • Clarithromycin Might Increase All-Cause Mortality and Hospitalization for Acute Kidney Injury Compared to Azithromycin in Older Adults Receiving Calcium Channel Blocker
  • EBM Focus 47  (11/21/2013)
  • New ACC/AHA Guidelines for Statins/Calculator Overestimates Risk/DynaMed Provides Patient-Specific Benefit Estimation
  • EBM Focus 46  (11/14/2013)
  • Testosterone Therapy Associated Increased Cardiovascular Events in Men with Low Testosterone levels and High Cardiovascular Risk
  • EBM Focus 45   (11/6/2013)
  • Steroids Reduce Time to Discharge from Observation Unit in Infants with Acute Bronchiolitis and Suspected Asthma
  • EBM Focus 44  (10/30/2013)
  • Probiotics May Not Reduce Antibiotic-Associated Diarrhea in Elderly Inpatients
  • EBM Focus 43  (10/24/2013)
  • Colchicine Hastens Resolution and Reduces Recurrence After First Attack of Acute Pericarditis
  • EBM Focus 42  (10/16/2013)
  • In Twin Pregnancy with Cephalic Presentation of First Twin, Planned Vaginal Delivery Does Not Increase Neonatal Risks Compared to Planned Cesarean Delivery
  • EBM Focus 41  (10/10/2013)
  • Addition of Rifaximin to Lactulose Reduces Mortality in Patients with Overt Hepatic Encephalopathy
  • EBM Focus 40  (10/2/2013)
  • Multivessel Preventive PCI May Improve Cardiovascular Outcomes Compared to Culprit-Vessel-Only PCI Following STEMI
  • EBM Focus 39  (9/25/2013)
  • Ustekinumab Improves Symptoms of Psoriatic Arthritis
  • EBM Focus 38  (9/18/2013)
  • Steroid Injection Reduces Need for Surgery in Patients with Mild to Moderate Carpal Tunnel syndrome and Failed Wrist Splinting
  • EBM Focus 37  (9/26/2013)
  • Estimation of Glomerular Filtration Rate Using Cystatin C Improves Risk Classification Compared to Estimation Using Creatinine
  • EBM Focus 36  (9/4/2013)
  • Home-based Intervention By Social Workers May Reduce Depressive Symptoms for Older African-Americans
  • EBM Focus 35  (8/28/2013)
  • For Pressure Ulcers, Air-fluidized Mattresses, Protein Supplements, Radiant Heat Dressings, or Electrical Stimulation May Improve Healing
  • EBM FOCUS 34  (8/21/2013)
  • In Patients with High-Risk Smoldering Myeloma, Early Treatment May Delay Disease Progression and Increase Survival
  • EBM FOCUS 33  (8/14/2013)
  • Intermittent Pneumatic Compression Appears to Reduce Risk of DVT After Acute Stroke
  • EBM Focus 32  (8/7/2013)
  • Antibiotic Prophylaxis Might Reduce Symptomatic UTI After Removal of Urinary Catheters in Some Post-Surgical Patients, But Evidence Insufficient to Support Routine Use
  • EBM Focus 31  (7/31/2013)
  • Gentle Wiping of Face, Nose and Mouth Appears as Effective as Suction for Clearance of Secretions at Birth of Term Neonates
  • EBM Focus 30  (7/24/2013)
  • Addition of Vasopressin Plus Steroids to Epinephrine Increases Survival to Discharge with Favorable Neurologic Outcomes After In-Hospital Cardiac Arrest
  • EBM Focus 29  (7/17/2013)
  • Apixaban Is as Effective for Treatment of Acute Venous Thromboembolism as Conventional Therapy and Reduces Bleeding Risk
  • EBM Focus 28  (7/10/2013)
  • Addition of Co-trimoxazole to Cephalexin Does Not Increase Cure Rate of Uncomplicated Cellulitis
  • EBM Focus 27  (7/3/2013)
  • Intensive Blood Pressure Control Might Not Reduce Death or Major Disability, but May Improve Quality of Life After Acute Intracerebral Hemorrhage
  • EBM Focus 26  (6/26/2013)
  • Universal MRSA Decolonization in Intensive Care Unit Reduces Overall Bloodstream Infections
  • EBM Focus 25  (6/19/2013)
  • Mandibular Advancement Device Appears At Least as Effective as CPAP for Improving Quality of Life and Reducing Sleepiness in Moderate-Severe Obstructive Sleep Apnea
  • EBM Focus 24  (6/12/2013)
  • In Patients with Acute Exacerbation of COPD, 5-Day Course of Prednisone Is as Effective as 14-Day Course for Reducing Re-exacerbation
  • EBM Focus 23  (6/5/2013)
  • Delaying Tracheostomy May Reduce Unnecessary Procedures in Mechanically Ventilated Adults without Increasing Adverse Outcomes
  • EBM Focus 22  (5/29/2013)
  • Participation in Sports Appears Safe for Most Athletes with Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators
  • EBM Focus 21  (5/22/2013)
  • Antibiotics After Incision and Drainage of Uncomplicated Skin Abscesses Do Not Appear to Increase Clinical Cure Rates
  • EBM Focus 20  (5/15/2013)
  • Severity Of Symptoms and Presence of Effusion May Predict Response to Intra-Articular Corticosteroid Injection for Knee Osteoarthritis
  • EBM Focus 19  (5/8/2013)
  • Low-Frequency Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation of Supplementary Motor Area Improves Motor Function in Patients with Parkinson Disease
  • EBM Focus 18  (5/1/2013)
  • Behavioral Intervention May Promote Weight Loss in Overweight and Obese Adults with Serious Mental Illness
  • EBM Focus 17  (4/24/2013)
  • In Patients Taking Oral Anticoagulants prior to PCI, addition of Clopidogrel (alone) Appears as Effective as Clopidogrel plus Aspirin for Cardiovascular Outcomes and May Reduce Bleeding and Mortality post PCI
  • EBM Focus 16  (4/17/2013)
  • Statins Appear Well Tolerated in Most Patients who Restart Treatment After Discontinuation for Statin-Related Adverse Events
  • EBM Focus 15  (4/10/2013)
  • Preoperative Blood Transfusion May Reduce Perioperative Complications in Patients with Sickle Cell Disease
  • EBM Focus 14  (4/3/2013)
  • OnabotulinumtoxinA Appears to Improve Pain and Sleep in Patients with Chronic Postherpetic Neuralgia
  • EBM Focus 13  (3/28/2013)
  • Initial Treatment with Physical Therapy for Meniscal Tear Associated with Functional Improvement Similar to Surgery and May Lower Surgery Rates in Patients with Knee Osteoarthritis
  • EBM Focus 12  (3/21/2013)
  • Increasing Radiation Exposure of the Heart Associated with Increasing Cardiovascular Risk in Women with Breast Cancer Treated with Radiation Therapy
  • EBM Focus 11  (3/14/2013)
  • Extended Anticoagulation with Apixaban or Dabigatran Reduces Recurrent VTE and Mortality without Increasing Major Bleeding
  • EBM Focus 10  (3/6/2013)
  • Oral Misoprostol Reduces Postpartum Hemorrhage During Home-Birth in Low-Resource Settings
  • EBM Focus 9  (2/27/2013)
  • Antibiotics May Not Improve Outcomes in Uncomplicated Left-Sided Diverticulitis
  • EBM Focus 8  (2/20/2013)
  • Subthalamic Neurostimulation May Improve Quality of Life and Motor Function in Early Parkinson Disease
  • EBM Focus 7  (2/13/2013)
  • Ramipril Improves Walking Ability in Selected Patients with Stable PAD and Intermittent Claudication
  • EBM Focus 6  (2/6/2013)
  • Community-Based Screening Identifies Patients with Atrial Fibrillation Suitable for Anticoagulants for Stroke Prevention
  • Weekly Update 5  (1/30/2013)
  • Low Sodium Diets Increase Mortality and Readmission Rate in Patients with Systolic Heart Failure Taking Daily Diuretics
  • Weekly Update 4  (1/23/2013)
  • Donor Feces Infusion with Short Antibiotic Course May Cure Recurrent C. difficile Diarrhea
  • Weekly Update 3  (1/16/2013)
  • Use of Restrictive Transfusion Threshold May Reduce Mortality Compared to Liberal Threshold in Patients with Upper GI Bleeding
  • Weekly Update 2  (1/9/2013)
  • Adults Classified As Overweight May Have Lower Mortality Risk Than Normal Weight Adults
  • Weekly Update 1  (1/2/2013)
  • Self-Taken Vaginal Swab Tested by Nucleic Acid Amplification Detects More Chlamydia Infections Than Clinician-Obtained Endocervical Swab
 
  • Volume 7
  • Weekly Update 52
  • Year in Review 2012
  • Weekly Update 51
  • Primary Care At-Risk Registry May Reduce Hospitalizations but Not Exacerbations in Patients with Severe Asthma
  • Weekly Update 50
  • Continuing Tamoxifen Beyond 5 Years May Reduce Recurrence and Mortality in Women with Estrogen Receptor-Positive Early Breast Cancer
  • Weekly Update 49
  • Primary Midwife Care Reduces Cesarean Deliveries in Low-Risk Women
  • Weekly Update 48
  • For Patients with Sciatica, Epidural Corticosteroid Injections May Provide Small Short-Term Benefits for Leg Pain and Disability but No Differences in Outcomes at 1 Year
  • Weekly Update 47
  • Probiotics Reduce Risk of Clostridium difficile-Associated Diarrhea in Patients Taking Antibiotics
  • Weekly Update 46
  • Single Application of Topical Ivermectin is Effective for Eradication of Head Lice
  • Weekly Update 45
  • Regular Aspirin Use After Diagnosis of Colorectal Cancer May Reduce Mortality in Patients with Tumor PIK3CA Mutation
  • Weekly Update 44
  • Beta blocker Use May Not Reduce Mortality, Myocardial Infarction, or Stroke In Patients Without Coronary Artery Disease
  • Weekly Update 43
  • Oral Prednisolone Might Not Improve Acute Rhinosinusitis Symptoms
  • Weekly Update 42
  • Physicians' Warnings to Unfit Drivers May Reduce Emergency Department Visits for Accidents
  • Weekly Update 41
  • Intra-Aortic Balloon Pump Does Not Improve Outcomes in Patients with Acute Myocardial Infarction and Cardiogenic Shock
  • Weekly Update 40
  • Dimethyl Fumarate May Decrease Risk of Relapse in Relapsing-Remitting Multiple Sclerosis
  • Weekly Update 39
  • Progesterone for Prevention of Preterm Birth Reduces Risk of Adverse Outcomes in Singleton Pregnancies but Increases Risk in Twin Pregnancies
  • Weekly Update 38
  • High-Sensitivity Cardiac Troponin T Measured Twice 1 Hour Apart Can Diagnose and Rule Out Myocardial Infarction in Most Patients with Chest Pain
  • Weekly Update 37
  • Antihypertensive Drug Therapy for Less Than 5 Years May Not Reduce Mortality or Cardiovascular Events in Adults with Mild Hypertension
  • Weekly Update 36
  • Tiotropium May Increase Time to Severe Exacerbation in Patients with Poorly Controlled Asthma / Mepolizumab Decreases Exacerbation Risk in Patients with Severe Eosinophilic Asthma
  • Weekly Update 35
  • Bariatric Surgery May Reduce Development of Type 2 Diabetes in Obese Patients
  • Weekly Update 34
  • Ciprofloxacin for 7 days May Be as Effective as 14 days For Clinical Cure of Acute Pyelonephritis in Women
  • Weekly Update 33
  • Prophylactic Escitalopram May Reduce Incidence of Interferon-Associated Depression in Patients with Chronic Hepatitis C and No History of Depression
  • Weekly Update 32
  • Omega-3 Fatty Acid Supplementation Does Not Reduce Mortality or Cardiovascular Events in Patients with or at High Risk of
  • Weekly Update 31
  • Radical Prostatectomy May Not Reduce Mortality in Most Men with Localized Prostate Cancer Compared to Watchful Waiting
  • Weekly Update 30
  • Preexposure Prophylaxis with Tenofovir Reduces Risk of HIV Transmission in Serodiscordant Heterosexual Couples
  • Weekly Update 29
  • Pulse Oximetry Algorithm for Preflight Evaluation May Identify Patients with COPD Who Can Fly without Further Assessment
  • Weekly Update 28
  • Early Surgery Reduces Embolic Events in Selected Patients with Native Valve Infective Endocarditis
  • Weekly Update 27
  • Nebulized Albuterol in Hypertonic Saline Rather than Normal Saline May Reduce Hospitalizations in Young Children with Acute Wheezing
  • Weekly Update 26
  • Zidovudine plus Nevirapine May Reduce HIV Transmission to Infants Born to Mothers with HIV Infection and No Previous Antiretroviral Therapy
  • Weekly Update 25
  • Return to Normoglycemia from Prediabetes Associated with Reduced Risk of Developing Diabetes
  • Weekly Update 24
  • Childhood CT Scans May Slightly Increase Lifetime Risk of Leukemia and Brain Tumors
  • Weekly Update 23
  • Contraception with IUDs, Subdermal Implants or DMPA Injections May Reduce Unintended Pregnancies Compared to Pills, Patches or Vaginal Rings
  • Weekly Update 22
  • Flexible Sigmoidoscopy Reduces Colorectal Cancer Incidence and Mortality Compared to Usual Care
  • Weekly Update 21
  • Internet-Based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy May Reduce Fatigue and Increase School Attendance in Adolescents with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Weekly Update 20
  • Adding Aspirin to Compression Therapy May Hasten Venous Ulcer Healing
  • Weekly Update 19
  • Combination of Metformin plus Insulin May Not Reduce Mortality Compared to Insulin Alone in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes
  • Weekly Update 18
  • Bariatric Surgery May Induce Remission of Type 2 Diabetes in Obese Patients
  • Weekly Update 17
  • Use of CT Angiography in Low-Risk Patients with Suspected ACS Appears to Safely Increase Discharge from Emergency Department to Home
  • Weekly Update 16
  • Addition of Cervical Pessary to Expectant Management Reduces Risk of Preterm Birth in Women with Short Cervical Length
  • Weekly Update 15
  • Prehospital Epinephrine Appears to Increase Return of Spontaneous Circulation but Decrease 1-Month Survival in Patients with Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest
  • Weekly Update 14
  • Trial of Vaginal Birth after Cesarean May Increase Risk of Maternal Hemorrhage and Might Increase Risk of Cord Blood Markers of Neonatal Asphyxia
  • Weekly Update 13
  • Addition of Prednisolone to IVIG Plus Aspirin May Reduce Coronary Artery Abnormalities and Need for Additional Therapy in Children with Severe Kawasaki Disease
  • Weekly Update 12
  • Targeted Shoulder Exercises Improve Function and Reduce Surgery for Subacromial Impingement Syndrome
  • Weekly Update 11
  • Ruxolitinib May Improve Survival in Patients with Myelofibrosis
  • Weekly Update 10
  • Tai Chi Reduces Falls Compared to Resistance Training in Patients with Parkinson Disease
  • Weekly Update 9
  • Intramuscular Midazolam May Be More Effective than IV Lorazepam for Prehospital Seizure Cessation
  • Weekly Update 8
  • Amoxicillin for Acute Rhinosinusitis Does Not Improve Symptoms at 3 Days But Reduces Likelihood of Symptoms at 7 Days
  • Weekly Update 7
  • SSRI Exposure During Later Pregnancy May Increase Risk of Persistent Pulmonary Hypertension of Newborn
  • Weekly Update 6
  • Ulipristal Acetate Controls Uterine Bleeding and Reduces Discomfort in Women with Symptomatic Fibroids
  • Weekly Update 5
  • Lansoprazole Increases Adverse Events Without Improving Asthma Control in Children Without Symptomatic Gastroesophageal Reflux
  • Weekly Update 4
  • Elderly Women with Normal Bone Mineral Density or Mild Osteopenia Appear to Have Low Risk of Progression to Osteoporosis or Hip Fracture Over 15 Years
  • Weekly Update 3
  • Adverse Events Appear Common Following Prostate Biopsy for Elevated PSA Level
  • Weekly Update 2
  • Hydromorphone for Postoperative Pain Does Not Appear to Increase Delirium in Elderly Patients having Hip Fracture Surgery
  • Weekly Update 1
  • CYP2C19 Genotype May Not Increase Risk of Cardiovascular Events in Patients Taking Clopidogrel
 
  • DynaMed Weekly Update Volume 6
  • Weekly Update 52
  • Year in Review 2011
  • Weekly Update 51
  • Androgen Deprivation Therapy (ADT) May Not Increase Cardiovascular Mortality in Men with Non-Metastatic Prostate Cancer
  • Weekly Update 50
  • Diagnostic Rule Using Clinical Features and NT-proBNP Levels May Predict Heart Failure in Primary Care
  • Weekly Update 49
  • Perinatal Adverse Event Rates Appear Similar in Most Women with Low-Risk Pregnancies Regardless of Planned Birth Setting, But May Be Higher for Home Births in First Pregnancy
  • Weekly Update 48
  • Budesonide Given Only During Acute Respiratory Illness May Prevent Asthma Exacerbations As Effectively As Daily Budesonide in Young Children with History of Wheezing
  • Weekly Update 47
  • Addition of Niacin to Statin Increases HDL Cholesterol but Does Not Reduce Cardiovascular Events in Patients with Cardiovascular Disease and Controlled LDL Cholesterol
  • Weekly Update 46
  • DynaMed Weekly Update 46 - Nursing Protocols for Fever, Hyperglycemia, and Swallowing Management May Reduce Dependence in Patients with Acute Stroke
  • Weekly Update 45
  • Minimally Invasive Surfactant Treatment Reduces Need for Ventilation in Spontaneously Breathing Preterm Infants Requiring Increased Oxygen
  • Weekly Update 44
  • Briakinumab Appears to Reduce Severity of Psoriasis Better than Methotrexate in Patients with Moderate or Severe Disease
  • Weekly Update 43
  • Addition of Myocardial Perfusion Imaging to Standard Exercise Testing for Initial Diagnosis May Not Improve Outcomes for Women with Suspected Coronary
  • Weekly Update 42
  • Benefit of Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy for Heart Failure May Be Limited to Patients with Severe QRS Interval Prolongation
  • Weekly Update 41
  • Addition of Pedometer-based Physical Activity Intervention to Smoking Cessation Program May Increase Quit Rates in Teenagers, Particularly in Boys
  • Weekly Update 40
  • Saw Palmetto Does Not Improve Lower Urinary Symptoms in Men with BPH; Cytisine for 25 Days May Increase Smoking Cessation Rates at 12 Months
  • Weekly Update 39
  • Independent Studies Find DynaMed Fastest at Including New Evidence / Noninvasive Ventilation Reduces Mortality and Need for Intubation in Elderly Patients with Acute Hypercapnic Respiratory Failure
  • Weekly Update 38
  • Xanthelasmata Associated with Increased Risk of Cardiovascular Disease and Mortality Independent of Lipid Levels
  • Weekly Update 37
  • Addition of Intracranial Arterial Stenting to Aggressive Medical Management Increases Stroke in High-Risk Patients
  • Weekly Update 36
  • Pulse Oximetry Screening May Detect Congenital Heart Defects in Newborn Infants
  • Weekly Update 35
  • Prophylactic Azithromycin Reduces COPD Exacerbations in High-Risk Patients
  • Weekly Update 34
  • Early Initiation of Parenteral Nutrition May Increase Complications and Hospital Stay Compared to Late Initiation in Critically Ill Patients
  • Weekly Update 33
  • Preoperative Echocardiography Does Not Appear to Improve Survival in Patients having Elective Noncardiac Surgery
  • Weekly Update 32
  • Benefits of Salt Restriction for Cardiovascular Disease Prevention and Treatment Questioned
  • Weekly Update 31
  • Addition of Androgen Deprivation Therapy to Radiation Therapy May Improve Survival in Patients with Intermediate-Risk Localized Prostate Cancer
  • Weekly Update 30
  • Vitamin D3 Decreases All-Cause Mortality in Elderly Women with Vitamin D Insufficiency
  • Weekly Update 29
  • Early Antiretroviral Therapy May Reduce Transmission in HIV-Discordant Heterosexual Couples
  • Weekly Update 28
  • Fluid Bolus Increases Mortality in Kids with Severe Febrile Illness and Impaired Perfusion; Varenicline May Be Associated with Small Increased Risk of Cardiovascular and Psychiatric Adverse Events
  • Weekly Update 27
  • Exemestane May Reduce Risk of Invasive Breast Cancer
  • Weekly Update 26
  • Intensive-Dose Statins Increase Diabetes Risk, Lower Cardiovascular Risk
  • Weekly Update 25
  • Corticosteroids Benefit Uncertain in Adults Hospitalized with Pneumonia; Prunes May Be More Effective Than Psyllium for Constipation
  • Weekly Update 24
  • GP100 Vaccine to Interleukin-2 Improves Clinical Response and May Increase Survival in Advanced Melanoma
  • Weekly Update 23
  • Selenium Improves Quality of Life and Ophthalmologic Outcomes in Patients with Graves' Orbitopathy
  • Weekly Update 22
  • Complete Mediastinal Lymph Node Dissection Doesn't Increase Survival in Patients with Stage I or II NSCLC
  • Weekly Update 21
  • Hydroxyurea Reduces Pain Events in Children with Sickle Cell Disease
  • Weekly Update 20
  • NSAIDs Associated with Increased Risk of Death or Recurrent MI
  • Weekly Update 19
  • For HIV-infected Adults with Positive PPD, TB Prophylaxis with Isoniazid for 36 Months Appears More Effective Than for 6 Months
  • Weekly Update 18
  • Evidence-Based Treatments for STEMI Associated with Reduced Mortality
  • Weekly Update 17
  • Controlled-Released Combination of Phentermine and Topiramate May Increase Weight Loss
  • Weekly Update 16
  • MRSA Reduced by Universal Nasal Surveillance, Contact Precautions and Hand Hygiene
  • Weekly Update 15
  • Progesterone Gel Prevents Preterm Birth and Reduces Neonatal Respiratory Distress
  • Weekly Update 14
  • Accelerated Diagnostic Protocol May ID Patients With Chest Pain at Low Risk of Major Cardiac Events
  • Weekly Update 13
  • Dextranomer Gel Injections in Stabilized Hyaluronic Acid Reduce Fecal Incontinence
  • Weekly Update 12
  • Adding Omalizumab to Guideline-based Therapy May Improve Asthma Control in Inner-city Kids and Teens
  • Weekly Update 11
  • Age at Intro of Solid Foods Does not Affect Obesity Risk at 3 Years in Breastfed Infants
  • Weekly Update 10
  • Candesartan Does Not Reduce Mortality, Increases Stroke Progression in Patients with Acute Stroke and Mild-Moderate BP Elevation
  • Weekly Update 9
  • Exercise Therapy or CBT Improves Fatigue and Physical Function for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Weekly Update 8
  • Wireless Pulmonary Artery Pressure Monitor Reduces Heart Failure-Related Hospitalization
  • Weekly Update 7
  • Apixaban Reduces Stroke Risk Compared to Aspirin in Atrial Fib Patients Unsuited for Vitamin K Antagonists
  • Weekly Update 6
  • Fidaxomicin Reduces Recurrence in Patients with C. difficile Infection
  • Weekly Update 5
  • CPR with Active Compression-Decompression and Negative Intrathoracic Pressure Improves Survival in Adults
  • Weekly Update 4
  • Escitalopram Reduces Hot Flash Symptoms, but Can Rebound after Treatment Cessation
  • Weekly Update 3
  • Toddlers with AOM, Antibiotic Has Lower Rate of Failure than Placebo
  • Weekly Update 2
  • Rifaximin for Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Weekly Update 1
  • For IUGR Similar Outcomes for Expectant Management and Labor Induction
 
 
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