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Last reviewed: October 2023

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Found 145 results

First-line beta-blockers versus other antihypertensive medications for chronic type B aortic dissection | Cochrane

Authors' conclusions:  We did not find any RCTs that compared first-line beta-blockers with other first-line antihypertensive medications for the treatment of chronic type B TAD

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Does hyperbaric oxygen therapy improve the survival and quality of life in patients with traumatic brain injury? | Cochrane

Authors' conclusions:  In people with traumatic brain injury, while the addition of HBOT may reduce the risk of death and improve the final GCS, there is little evidence that the survivors have a good outcome

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Ketogenic diets for drug-resistant epilepsy | Cochrane

Authors' conclusions:  The evidence suggests that KDs could demonstrate effectiveness in children with drug-resistant epilepsy, however, the evidence for the use of KDs in adults remains uncertain

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Sun protection (including sunscreens) to prevent basal cell carcinoma and cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma of the skin | Cochrane

Authors' conclusions:  In this review, we assessed the effect of solar protection in preventing the occurrence of new cases of keratinocyte cancer

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Alternative packages of antenatal care for low-risk pregnant women | Cochrane

Authors' conclusions:  In settings with limited resources where the number of visits is already low, reduced visits programmes of antenatal care are associated with an increase in perinatal mortality compared to standard care, although admission to neonatal intensive care may be reduced

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Psychosocial and psychological interventions for preventing postpartum depression | Cochrane

Authors' conclusions:  Overall, psychosocial and psychological interventions significantly reduce the number of women who develop postpartum depression

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Antibiotics prior to embryo transfer in ART | Cochrane

Authors' conclusions:  This review suggests that the administration of amoxycillin and clavulanic acid prior to embryo transfer reduced upper genital tract microbial contamination but did not alter clinical pregnancy rates

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Therapy-based rehabilitation services for patients living at home more than one year after stroke | Cochrane

Authors' conclusions:  This review highlights the dearth of evidence investigating long-term therapy-based rehabilitation interventions for patients with stroke

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The effects of anticholinergic drugs in the treatment of bronchiectasis | Cochrane

Authors' conclusions:  No formal recommendations can be made about the use of anticholinergic therapy in acute or stable bronchiectasis based on the literature currently available

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Chewing gum after surgery to help recovery of the digestive system | Cochrane

Authors' conclusions:  This review identified some evidence for the benefit of postoperative CG in improving recovery of GI function

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