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School feeding programs may have some small benefits for disadvantaged children PDF 03/2007 28
Proton pump inhibitors (PPPIs) most effective treatment for oesophagitis PDF 05/2007 27
Screening for abdominal aortic aneurysm PDF 10/2007 26
Vitamin C supplementation may have preventive effects in populations with a high incidence of pneumonia, and may have therapeutic effects in populations with low plasma vitamin C levels PDF 03/2007 25
Psychological therapy based on cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) principles is effective in reducing anxiety symptoms for short-term treatment of generalised anxiety disorder (GAD) PDF 03/2007 24
Surgical discectomy can benefit some patients PDF 05/2007 23
Contracts between patients and healthcare practitioners for improving patients' adherence to treatment, prevention and health promotion activities PDF 10/2007 22
Local corticosteroid injections for carpal tunnel syndrome (cts) PDF 05/2007 21
Response rates to postal questionnaires can be increased PDF 05/2007 20
Low molecular weight heparin (LMWH) and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are the best treatment for superficial thrombophlebitis (ST) PDF 03/2007 19
Bupropion and nortriptyline aid long-term smoking cessation but selective serotonin uptake inhibitors (SSRIs) do not PDF 03/2007 18
Effectiveness of prolotherapy injections for chronic low-back pain uncertain PDF 05/2007 17
Organised systems of regular follow-up and review can improve blood pressure control PDF 09/2007 16
Evidence lacking on treatment options for vaginal bleeding irregularities induced by progestin-only contraceptives PDF 08/2007 15
Oral steroids are effective short term treatment for adhesive capsulitis PDF 09/2007 14
Brief alcohol interventions are effective in reducing hazardous or harmful drinking in men PDF 09/2007 13
Evidence lacking on Chinese medicinal herb treatment for the common cold PDF 07/2007 12
Glue may be better than stitches, staples or adhesive tape for simple cuts PDF 08/2007 11
Oral erythromycin may be effective in treating the symptoms of pityriasis rosea PDF 08/2007 10
Is routine therapeutic monitoring of antiepileptic drugs for newly diagnosed patients necessary? PDF 07/2007 9
Colchicine is a second line therapy for acute gout PDF 07/2007 8
Anticholinergics effective for overactive bladder syndrome 07/2007 7
Short term cardioselective beta-blocker use safe in COPD PDF 07/2007 6
Cognitive behavioural therapy for tinnitus improves quality of life PDF 07/2007 5
Local oestrogen a treatment option for vaginal atrophy PDF 07/2007 4
Oral tetracyclines are effective for acne vulgaris PDF 07/2007 3
Nicotine receptor partial agonists help people stop smoking PDF 07/2007 2
Topical treatments better than systemic antibiotics for chronically discharging ears PDF 07/2007 1