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Cochrane for Clinicians: Dietary Fat Modification and the Risk of Future ...

May 1, 2013 - According to the authors of this Cochrane review, reducing or modifying a patient's dietary fat intake did not lower the rates of either total or cardiovascular-related mortality when compared with usual or control diets. Reducing the intake of total or saturated fats decreased the risk...

American Family Physician : Cochrane for Clinicians

http://www.aafp.org/afp/2013/0501/p609.html

Cochrane for Clinicians: Misoprostol for Incomplete First Trimester Miscarriage - ...

Apr 1, 2014 - Misoprostol, administered by various routes, is as effective as expectant management and nearly as effective as uterine aspiration. All three options have high success rates for completing miscarriage. Women treated with misoprostol had higher rates of nausea, prolonged bleeding, and ...

American Family Physician : Cochrane for Clinicians

http://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/0401/p523.html

Cochrane for Clinicians: First-Line Treatment for Hypertension - American Family ...

Jun 1, 2010 - In comparing the effects of thiazide diuretics, beta blockers, angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors, and calcium channel blockers (CCBs) with placebo, thiazide diuretics lowered mortality and morbidity from stroke, heart attack, and heart failure more than beta blockers.1 ACE ...

American Family Physician : Cochrane for Clinicians

http://www.aafp.org/afp/2010/0601/p1333.html

Cochrane for Clinicians: Collaborative Care for Depression and Anxiety - American ...

Apr 1, 2014 - The collaborative care model is effective for treating adults with depression and/or anxiety using a multiprofessional approach to patient care, a structured management plan, scheduled patient follow-ups, and enhanced interprofessional communication.

American Family Physician : Cochrane for Clinicians

http://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/0401/p524.html

Cochrane for Clinicians: Corticosteroids for the Treatment of Sore Throat - American...

Jan 1, 2014 - In adults with suspected bacterial pharyngitis who require antibiotic therapy, adding a corticosteroid may increase the likelihood of complete pain resolution at 24 hours. Further study is needed to assess the safety of corticosteroids and whether they can be recommended for presumed ...

American Family Physician : Cochrane for Clinicians

http://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/0101/p14.html

Cochrane for Clinicians: Leg Compression and Pharmacologic Prophylaxis for Venous ...

Feb 1, 2010 - Based on high-quality evidence, the Cochrane review showed that combining IPC with pharmacologic prophylaxis was more effective than a single preventative measure for preventing deep venous thrombosis (DVT), and more effective than IPC alone for preventing pulmonary embolism (PE).

American Family Physician : Cochrane for Clinicians

http://www.aafp.org/afp/2010/0201/p284.html

Cochrane for Clinicians: Aspirin With or Without Antiemetic for Acute Migraine ...

Feb 1, 2014 - Aspirin, with or without an antiemetic, is an effective treatment for acute migraine headache. Adding the antiemetic metoclopramide (Reglan) significantly reduces migraine-related nausea and vomiting compared with aspirin alone.

American Family Physician : Cochrane for Clinicians

http://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/0201/p176.html

Cochrane for Clinicians: Optimal Antibiotic Regimen for Treating Lower UTI in ...

Nov 1, 2013 - For the afebrile child with a UTI, a short course (three to seven days) of antibiotics is as effective at preventing the recurrence of symptomatic UTI as a long course (seven to 10 days). There is no clear evidence of superiority for any one antibiotic regimen.

American Family Physician : Cochrane for Clinicians

http://www.aafp.org/afp/2013/1101/p577.html

Cochrane for Clinicians: Are Cranberry Products Effective for the Prevention of ...

Dec 1, 2013 - Cranberry products are not effective and should not be recommended for the prevention of UTIs.

American Family Physician : Cochrane for Clinicians

http://www.aafp.org/afp/2013/1201/p745.html

Cochrane for Clinicians: Ultrasound-Guided Steroid Injections for Shoulder Pain - ...

Oct 1, 2013 - Ultrasound-guided glucocorticoid injection for shoulder pain provides no advantage over landmark-guided or intramuscular injection in terms of pain, function, range of motion, or safety when measured within a six-week follow-up period. However, the small sample size of this review means...

American Family Physician : Cochrane for Clinicians

http://www.aafp.org/afp/2013/1001/p433.html

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