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A
Abdominal aortic aneurysm
ACE Inhibitors in CHF
ACE-inhibitors for renal disease and diabetes?
Ruptured Achilles tendons
Acid comments on pH
Acid Suppressing Prescribing
Topical diclofenac for actinic keratosis [January 2006; 143-8]
Acupuncture for back pain?
Acupuncture for menopausal hot flushes
Acupuncture for cocaine addiction
Acupuncture for fibromyalgia
Acupuncture for elbow pain
Acupuncture for idiopathic headache
Acupuncture trials and quality
Round the world with acupuncture
Acute otitis media
Acyclovir and post herpetic neuralgia
Adherence Update [April 2006; 146-5]
Correspondence: Adverse drug reactions
Adverse Drug Reactions
Adverse nondrug reactions
Adverse events: can we trust the data?
Adverse drug reactions
Drug-induced agranulocytosis [June 2005; 136-5]
HIV and AIDS
Albumin in critical illness
Clinical scoring for alcohol abuse
Brief interventions for alcohol problems
Campaigns about alcohol and driving
Alcohol dependence treatments
Alendronate and fractures
Allergy Screening
Alligators - another way of tackling risk
Alternative medicine studies
Alternative Medicine - Editorial
Alzheimer's disease treatments
Aminoglycosides - once a day or more often?
Diagnosing Anaemia
Anaemia and Mortality in Older People [April 2006; 146-2]
Anaemia and Rheumatoid Arthritis [April 2006; 146-3]
Economic Burden of Anaemia [April 2006; 146-4]
Anaemia in older people [July 2005; 137-7]
Anaemia and mortality in older people [August 2005; 138-2]
Which anaesthetic technique?
Which anaesthetic technique - revisited
Analgesics for dysmenorrhoea
Intracranial Aneurysms
Angina
Ankylosing spondylitis: Knowing what to do for the best
Antenatal corticosteroid therapy into practice
Antibiotics for Acute Otitis Media
Antibiotics for childhood coughs
Antibiotics no use in simple wound infection
Antibiotic prophylaxis for colorectal surgery
Prophylactic antibiotics after skull fracture
Reducing antibiotic prescribing
Computer decision aids for anticoagulation
Anticoagulation for AF: RCTs versus clinical practice
Anticonvulsants in head injury
Anticonvulsant NNTs
Antidepressant Drug Adherence
Discontinuation rates with newer antidepressants [July 2005; 137-3]
Antidepressants in neuropathic pain
Antihypertensive efficacy in black patients
Headache and Antihypertensives [January 2006; 143-5]
Antimicrobials for Cystitis
Antimicrobials for Cystitis - Correspondence
Antidepressants for bipolar depression
Antimicrobial urinary catheter review
Anti-oestrogen therapy doesn't work in male infertility
Antioxidants for Chronic Pancreatitis
Antiphospholipid antibodies and pregnancy loss
Antipsychotics and sudden cardiac death
Antithrombolytics and stroke in AF
Anti-TNF for ankylosing spondylitis
Anti-TNF and Cardiovascular Disease [March 2006; 145-4]
Laparoscopic appendectomy
Are my patients like this?
Drug treatment of peripheral arterial disease
Glucosamine and Arthritis
Treating hip and knee arthritis in the UK
Surgery for arthritic knees
Weight loss for knee arthritis
Asking the right questions
Aspirin and stroke
Low dose aspirin - harm and benefits
Aspirin and cataracts
Aspirin in low risk individuals
Asthma & Allergy Immunosuppression
Herbal remedies for asthma
Childhood Asthma
Internet asthma education
Inhaled steroids in childhood asthma
Measuring quality of prescribing for asthma
Assessing health technologies
Risk of stroke with AF
Stroke Prevention in AF: Update [January 2006; 143-3]
Prevalence of Atrial Fibrillation (AF)
Alcohol Consumption and AF [March 2006; 145-2]
Antithrombolytics and stroke in AF
Aspirin in high risk patients
Secondary prevention with aspirin
Primary prevention with aspirin
Aspirin or anticoagulant in nonvalvular AF
Audit Flags
Auditing & Purchasing Agenda
More on MMR and autism
MMR and autism - US conference
Cost of autism in Britain
Thiomersal not linked to autism
Autologous blood transfusions and Transfusing your own blood
Ayurvedic herbal medicines and heavy metals
B
Back Pain & Back Pain Guidelines
Intrathecal baclofen for severe spasticity
Acupuncture for back pain?
Harm from acupuncture
Preventing catheter-related bacteriuria
Bandolier Conferences
BPH Conference Report
Bandolier conference on osteoporosis
Telemedicine & Telecare - conference call
Right in the gut: Barrett's oesophagitis and colon cancer
Barrett's Oesophagus Incidence [December 2005; 142-5]
Baths and the Elderly
Battles of the 90's
Bed-time evidence - Editorial
Bell's Palsy
Benecol and Lipids
Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia and Conference Report and More on BPH and
Long-term BPH treatment
Benefit and harm with finasteride
Benzodiazepines and crashes
Benzodiazepine Reduction by GPs
Benzodiazepines in the elderly
Beta-sitosterol for benign prostatic hyperplasia
Bias
Bias in critical appraisal - the example of acupuncture for stroke rehabilitation
Giving Birth at Home
Blunders and tests
RCT of B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP)
Body piercing - prevalence and risks
Body piercing and risk behaviour in adolescents
Why bogus therapies seem to work
Bone mass and exercise in women
When to measure bone density
Breast cancer screening
Are breast implants safe?
Book reviews
Book reviews [September 2005; 139-7]
Book review Health economics [November 2005; 141-7]
Book Reviews Oct 2000
Book Review: Seven Strategies for Helping Patients Understand Risks [February 2006; 144-4]
Book reviews Jan 2005
Deadly Medicine
"Hystories: Hysterical Epidemics and Modern Culture"
The Book of Man
Research in Health Care
High on high (book review)
And when did you last see your father?
Critical Appraisal
Statistics for the Frightened
Practising Evidence-based Medicine
Statistical Issues in Drug Development
An evidence-based resource for pain relief
Systematic Reviews. Synthesis of best evidence for health care decisions
Dictionary of Evidence-based Medicine
Evidence-based Healthcare. A Practical Guide for Therapists
The Science of Presenting Well
Book review: Pain the science of suffering
Pregnancy: A Testing Time
Plagues and Peoples
Mount Misery
Book Reviews: John Diamond's C and John Bayley's Memoir of Iris Murdoch
Book reviews
Book Review
Book Reviews: Management of the Menopause, Clinical Evidence and Point of Care Testing
Book review: The Mental Fitness Guide
Book Reviews
Book reviews
Botulinum toxin for migraine prevention
Laxatives for Bowel Procedures
BPH, haematuria, and finasteride
BRCA genes - potential and problems
Value-based decision-making: Breast cancer screening
Mastectomy versus lumpectomy for breast cancer
Breast cancer, alcohol, and tobacco
Breast implants and connective tissue disease
Breast reduction surgery - does it help?
Broken hips - background
Broken hips - measuring performance
N-acetylcysteine in chronic bronchitis
Budgerigars and begonias
C
CABG mortality by sex and age
Caffeine and health
Caffeine in pregnancy
Cancer Test 'Holy Grail'?
Cannabis for multiple sclerosis
Cannabis and Mental Illness [January 2006; 143-2]
Cannabis and other drug use
Coffee and colorectal cancer
Coffee and stroke in hypertensive non-smokers
Calcium Channel Blockers
Calcium and vitamin D & hip fractures
Low-dose aspirin and cancer [August 2005; 138-6]
Topical capsaicin NNTs
Cardiac
ACE Inhibitors in CHF
Calcium Channel Blockers
Ovarian cancer risks for relatives
A light in the darkness - daytime car lights
Cardiac Rehabilitation
Discontinuing in-hospital cardiac resuscitation
Cat Scratch Disease Update [April 2006; 146-6]
Aspirin and cataracts
Second cataract surgery
On caution [September 2005; 139-2]
Cholesterol Lowering in CHD and
Cholesterol lowering with statins
Cholesterol in older people
Statins
Cholesterol Screening and letter
Common cardiac conditions for card-carrying GPs
NNT for cardiac interventions
Epidurals increase caesarean section rate
Low carbohydrate diets - two RCTs and a systematic review
Cardiac Rehabilitation
Fluoride gel and caries
Casp
Cataract Effective Health Care Bulletin
Preventing catheter-related bacteriuria
How many CHD patients are there?
CHD and smoking cessation NNTs
Chemotherapy for older persons with colon cancer?
B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP) for CHF
Childhood Asthma
Inhaled steroids in childhood asthma
Adulterated Chinese herbal medicines
Chlamydial STD Treatment
Chlamydia
The Case for Chocolate [March 2006; 145-3]
Cholesterol Lowering in CHD
Cholesterol lowering in Karelia
Cholesterol Screening and letter
Cholesterol fairy home to roost
Cigarette smoking dose-response [November 2005; 141-2]
Circumcision for UTI [October 2005; 140-3]
Coaching for lower cholesterol
Choosing interventions
NNTs for psychological management of Chronic Pain
Improving care for chronic illness [November 2005; 141-6]
Mindstretcher - ranking chronic diseases
Chronic pancreatitis and enzyme supplements
Cisapride for non-ulcer dyspepsia
Class and equivalence
Exercise and Intermittent Claudication
Click to get sick? [August 2005; 138-7]
Clinical effectiveness
Clinical scoring for alcohol abuse
Cocaine Abuse
Cochrane Centre
Cochrane Corner
Cod piece: evidence-based eating
Cognitive therapy and panic disorder [May 2005; 135-3]
Cohors, cohortis
Right in the gut: Barrett's oesophagitis and colon cancer
Chemotherapy for older persons with colon cancer?
Folate and colon cancer
Coffee and colorectal cancer
Colorectal polyps: aspirin, coxibs, and NSAIDs
Remedies for Common Cold
Antibiotic prophylaxis for colorectal surgery
Common cardiac conditions for card-carrying GPs
Dosing and compliance?
Keep taking the medicine
Dose regimens and compliance
Improving compliance
Compression Stockings
Preventing medical errors
Computer systems prevent errors
Condom failure
Conferences by Bandolier
BPH Conference Report
Bandolier conference on osteoporosis
Consort
COPD and treatment
Constipation
Constipation prevalence (strangers to the lavatory)
A stranger to the lavatory
Constipation in children
Consultation to identify NHS R&D priorities
Contraception - some numbers and Correspondence On Contraceptives
Contraceptive effectiveness
Contraception and abortion in Sweden
Self-administered emergency contraception
Corneal abrasion treatment
Inhaled corticosteroid dose
Counselling in primary care
Unbiased cost-effectiveness : an oxymoron?
Antibiotics for childhood coughs
Clinical Assessment of Reliability of Examination (CARE)
Coffee and the risk of Parkinson's disease
COPD prevalence
Methylxanthines for COPD
Cost of change - or why bother?
Counsellors in Primary Care
Cox-2 roundup
Real world use of COXIBs
COXIBs for dysmenorrhoea
Cranberry Juice & Bacteriuria
Benzodiazepines and crashes
Book Reviews: Critical Appraisal and Statistics for the Frightened
Cystitis
Antimicrobials for Cystitis
Antimicrobials for Cystitis - Correspondence
Cranberry Juice & Bacteriuria
Cystitis Effective Treatment
Antibiotics for Cystitis: How Long? [January 2006; 143-6]
D
D&C Appropriateness
Dandruff
Quality improvement by audit: Pain relief after day surgery
Death and profit
Decision support - ordering primary care bloods
Defibrillator use in out-of-hospital cardiac arrest
Déjà vu all over again
Family/parenting interventions for delinquency
Dementia - diagnosis and treatment
Incidence of dementia [September 2005; 139-4]
No evidence for music therapy for dementia
New dementia drug
Folate, homocysteine and dementia
Lithium augmentation for treatment-resistant depression
Depression in advanced disease
Cognitive therapy for depression [May 2005; 135-2] (42612 bytes)
Cost-effectiveness of treatments for major depression in children [May 2005; 135-4] (18359 bytes)
Finding depression in primary care
Drug treatment of childhood depression
St John's wort and Depression
Deprivation & Health
Dermatomyositis
Dexamethasone and chemotherapy nausea and vomiting
Improved diabetic control reduces healthcare costs
Diabetes Care
Implementing better diabetes care [October 2005; 140-5]
Lifestyle Interventions to Prevent Diabetes [February 2006; 144-5]
Internet diabetes monitoring
Diabetes and Congenital Abnormalities [March 2006; 145-5]
Pharmacist case management of type 2 diabetes [May 2005; 135-7]
Treating type 2 diabetes [June 2005; 136-2]
Diabetes management [June 2005; 136-3]
Finding type 2 diabetics in primary care
Springtime hypoglycaemia in children with diabetes
Impaired fasting glycaemia
Diagnosing diabetes
Evidence-based vegetables and diabetes
Diagnosing obstructive airway disease
Diagnostic testing - good news and bad news
Diagnostic strategies
Mindstretcher on Diagnostics
Blunders and tests
Correspondence - diagnostic blunders
1 Preterm delivery prediction
2 More about Kappa
3 Diagnosing gastric cancer
4 More prostate cancer than you think
5 New PSA test may help
6 Colonoscopy can miss the point
Comment
Signs and symptoms predict thyroid disease
Diagnosis of acute sinus infections
Reducing diagnostic tests in primary care
Did not attend
Difficult Decisions - Mindstretcher
Risk and Down's screening
Dr Down's problem (mystery)
Dog bites - antibiotic prophylaxis
Evidence-based dogs
DRE Screening for Prostate Cancer
Identifying heavy drinkers
Drug Misuse
Drug Screening in the USA
Drugs and driving
Drugs and driving [November 2005; 141-3]
Dry eye incidence
DVT prevention and L MWt heparins
DVT after knee arthroscopy [December 2005; 142-3]
Travel and DVT: brief update
DVT treatment%20and%20L%20MWt%20heparins
Analgesics for dysmenorrhoea
Vitamin E for dysmenorrhoea [June 2005; 136-1]
NSAIDs for primary dysmenorrhoea
H pylori eradication for dyspepsia
Helicobacter and dyspepsia
Cisapride for non-ulcer dyspepsia
E
Treating earwax
Cod piece: evidence-based eating and Evidence-based eating
Evidence-based vegetables and diabetes
Evidence-based eating
Death of EBM?
Echinacea treatments for colds
Eclampsia & MgSO4
Economics
Battles of the 90's
Economics and healthcare
Hospital-Led Prescribing and again
So what is a QALY?
Economics and healthcare
Mindstretcher - IUD use and the risk of ectopic pregnancy
Editorials
A new beginning (Editorial)
All muck and no brass (Editorial)
All about aspirin
Bandolier's fiftieth (Editorial)
Bandolier's law of inverse claims (Editorial)
Bandolier Extra and Little Book of Pain
5th anniversary reflections (Editorial)
A new look to electronic Bandolier (Editorial)
Bed-time evidence - Editorial
Best available truth (Editorial)
Sideways looks (Editorial)
Stop Press - changing times (Editorial)
Editorial
Editorial
Subscribing and Electronic update (Editorial)
Electronic Bandolier
Electronic updates (Editorial)
Counterintuitive is bad news (Editorial)
eBandolier (Editorial)
Editorial
Governments & Health Care, Growing Old
Electronic and paper update
Editorial: Health and Efficiency
Electrons whizz (Editorial)
Electronic Bandolier (Editorial) and Electronic Bandolier
Evidence-based healthy living (Editorial)
Feedback (Editorial)
Flat tyres - only at the bottom (Editorial)
Getting Bandolier in 2001
Grapefruit seed extracts (Editorial)
Home is where the heart is (Editorial)
Ipos Facto (sic) (Editorial)
I want it now (Editorial)
Information strategy (Editorial)
Informing our decisions (Editorial)
Irritable bowel syndrome (Editorial)
Living with ignorance (Editorial)
Matters other than medicine (Editorial)
Editorial
10 years and counting (Editorial)
Editorial - MMR and autism
Editorial: NNTs & NNHs
Not given to questioning too much
Of cabbages and kings
On being 100 (Editorial)
On being rare
On clustering
Onwards and upwards (Editorial)
On Quality (Editorial)
Problems and solutions (Editorial)
Quality of Life and the One-Trial Reflex
Readers' Requests Edition (Editorial)
Subscribing and more (Editorial)
Editorial: telemedicine and other thoughts
The fat police and the cholesterol fairy (Editorial)
Update issues (Editorial)
Warts and worms
Who would have thought it? - Editorial
Editorial
Tools not rules (Editorial)
Trust me, I'm a .....(Editorial; & Table of risks of travel)
Reassurance (Editorial)
Squirreling knowledge, football versus research, snoring sunset (Editorial)
Editorial: Spinning Wheels
Frogs in a jam jar, 1997 (Editorial)
Frog awareness - tidy (Editorial)
Half tidy (Editorial)
Hope Springs (Editorial)
Just like that (Editorial)
Making too much from too little (Editorial)
Random lottery and placebo bounce (Editorial)
Sed Quis Custodiet Ipsos Custodes? (Editorial)
Something for the weekend (Editorial)
Oxford Pain Internet Site (Editorial)
On knowledge and pigs (Editorial)
Paper: towards a new future (Editorial)
The New Shed (Editorial)
Thinking time directive (Onslow's law)
Unsuitable for use in NHS patients and dogs (Editorial)
Welcome (Editorial)
Who blows your whistle? (Editorial)
Zebedee on speed (Editorial)
Educational opportunities
Oxford masters programme in EBHC and again
Absolutely the best evidence ever: The Cochrane Library
Workshop on the systematic review of diagnostic tests
Oxford systematic review training programme
6th UK workshop on teaching evidence-based medicine; 6-11 July 1997; Oxford, UK
Physiotherapy effectiveness
Going to work on an egg
Making sense of PSA and ejaculation
Ejaculation delay: what's normal? [July 2005; 137-4]
Anyone for tennis elbow ?
Benzodiazepines in the elderly
Epidural Injections for Sciatica
Epidurals increase caesarean section rate
Epidurals and labour
Equal on average does not mean equal for everyone
Erectile Dysfunction Treatments
Weight loss and erectile function [April 2005; 134-5] (27514 bytes)
Trazodone for erectile dysfunction
Erectile dysfunction again
Diagnostic tool for erectile function
Sildenafil and erectile dysfunction in diabetes
Erythropoietin for anaemia with cancer therapy
Acting on the evidence
Evidence & Effectiveness
Evidence-based dogs
Evidence-based Drinking
Evidence-based Eating and again and again
Cod piece: evidence-based eating
Evidence-based Golf
Evidence-based health care definition
Evidence-based healthy living (Editorial)
New EB Journal on the Block
Evidence-based Implementation
Where GPs get evidence-based information?
EBM in General Practice
Evidence-based Patient Choice
Evidence-based Prevention
Evidence-based screening
The end of the beginning: the evidence cart
Teaching Information Mastery: An Evidence-Based Approach to Medical Education
Evidence-informed Patient Choice
Exercise does not cause knee osteoarthritis
Exercise and sleep
Exercise and bone density
Bone mass and exercise in women
Women should walk
Exercise and Intermittent Claudication
Exercise and mortality
F
Fallacies in health care
Falls in the Elderly
Identifying patients likely to fall in hospital
Injuries from falls are increasing in older adults
False Positive Explosion
Family treatment for schizophrenia
Feverfew for Migraine
Fibromyalgia: diagnosis and treatment
Benefit and harm with finasteride
Finasteride to prevent prostate cancer
Fitness and atherosclerosis progression
Fixed dose combinations and adherence
Fluoride gel and caries
Focus On Drips
Folate and colon cancer
Folate in pregnancy and breast cancer
Outcome after hip fracture
Folate, homocysteine and dementia
Do formularies work?
Pulsed ultrasound for fracture healing
Freezing Warts
Frequently asked Questions
Fungal nail infections
Fungal toenail infections; definitions and results
Topical and oral treatments for foot fungal infections
Funnel plots
Funnel plots: is seeing believing? [October 2005; 140-6]
G
Gene Watch and Human Genetics on the Internet
Genetics
Gene Watch and Human Genetics on the Internet
Genetics of breast cancer
Genetics web site
Genewatch and Genewatch
Genewatch: Screening for Fragile-X Syndrome
Genetics of breast cancer
Mindstretcher 2 - genetics and disease
Genewatch and Genewatch
Genewatch: Screening for Fragile-X Syndrome
Genital wart treatments
GI complications and NSAIDs
GI complications and NSAIDs again
NSAID-induced GI injury
Upper gastrointestinal disease
No evidence for ginseng
Giving Birth at Home
Glucosamine and Arthritis
Glucosamine and arthritis update
Glucose self-monitoring and glycaemic control
Glucose monitoring in type-2 diabetes [April 2005; 134-2] (43974 bytes)
Urine glucose testing is a waste of time [April 2005; 134-3] (14439 bytes)
Glucose self monitoring in the UK [April 2005; 134-4] (48476 bytes)
Glue Ear
Old Curiosity Shop: The gonococcus and the toilet seat
Gout risk and obesity [June 2005; 136-7]
Graduated compression stockings
Graduated compression stockings/DVT
Grapefruit seed extracts (Editorial)
Grapefruit Seed Extracts And Health [December 2005; 142-6]
Grip
Evidence-based guidelines?
Mindstretcher: Making Decisions for Guidelines [April 2006; 146-7]
H
Profit and haemodialysis
Fibre for Haemorrhoid Complications [March 2006; 145-7]
Increasing handwashing in healthcare workers
Handwashing and respiratory illness
Handwashing in schoolchildren
H Pylori and NNTs
H. Pylori and also and H Pylori and Ulcers
Which laboratory serology test for H pylori?
Helicobacter and dyspepsia
Long-term outcome after head injury
Anticonvulsants in head injury
More evidence on chronic headache
Aspartame and headache [May 2005; 135-5]
Another Headache for Homeopathy
Heat and Pain [January 2006; 143-7]
Homeopathy: systematic review of systematic reviews
Health Services Research & Breast Cancer
Health Technology Assessment: What would you like to see assessed?
Swedish Health Technology
Healthy lifestyle for the few [June 2005; 136-4]
Management of high-risk heart failure
Spontaneous Viral Clearance of Hepatitis C [March 2006; 145-8]
Herbal remedies for asthma
Herbal medicine for IBS
Herbal therapies and safety
A quick look at herceptin for breast cancer [December 2005; 142-2]
Hips: “Stops walking when talking”
Neonatal hip instability and intrauterine factors
Homocysteine and heart disease
No evidence for homeopathic prophylaxis for migraine
HTA report: Near patient testing in primary care
Intensive insulin treatment and heart attack
HTA publications
Calcium and vitamin D & hip fractures
Outcome after hip fracture
Hip replacement: needs and risks
Risk factors for hip fracture in women
HIV and AIDS
HIV-1 virus: finding it and stopping it
HIV infection - ACTG320 NNTs
Preventing Homelessness
Homeopathy - dilute information and little knowledge
Another Headache for Homeopathy
Homeopathy and postoperative ileus
Homocysteine and heart disease
Homocysteine lowering after percutaneous coronary intervention
Folate, homocysteine and dementia
Honey for wounds [August 2005; 138-4]
Where there is hope , there is life?
Hope Springs (Editorial)
Hospital acquired infection
Hormonal IUD
Hormones, thrombophilia, and VTE [September 2005; 139-6]
HRT and hip fractures
HRT and breast cancer
Hospital-Led Prescribing and again
Old Curiosity Shop: House Dust Mites and how to get rid of them
How Do I Find? 1 and How Do I Find? 2 and How do I find? 3
How good is that test?
How good is that test - NND
How likely is it to go wrong?
How to do a Systematic Review
HRT and Breast Cancer
HRT and fracture risk
HRT and tooth loss
H pylori eradication for dyspepsia
Hyaluronic acid injections for oa knee
Hyperbaric oxygen for MS
Hyperbaric oxygen for chronic wounds
Hyperbaric oxygen for MS: update
Hypertension in the Elderly
Hypertension and weight loss
Preventing hypertension
Coffee and stroke in hypertensive non-smokers
Life style and hypertension
Lithium and hypothyroidism
I
Mythbuster: ibuprofen and women
Physician staffing and ICU outcomes
Homeopathy and postoperative ileus
Reminders for immunisation increase immunisation rates
ImpAct inside (Editorial)
Treatments for impetigo
Implanon
Implementing Guidelines
Smoking and impotence
Thyroid Incidentalomas
Stress urinary incontinence in women
Duloxetine for female stress urinary incontinence
Treatments for infant colic
Hospital acquired infection
Anti-oestrogen therapy doesn't work in male infertility
Influenza Vaccination
Influenza vaccination
Influenza vaccine in over-65s
Where doctors get information
Ingrowing toenail treatments
Things that affect our INR
Optimum INR level?
On being sane in insane places
Valerian for insomnia
Intensive insulin treatment and heart attack
Nurse staffing and ITU complications
Intermittent claudication treatments
Interviews for drug exposure can be incorrect
Intra-articular shoulder injections
Intracranial Aneurysms
Intravenous Regional Sympathectomy
Iron deficiency
Herbal medicine for IBS
Treatments for irritable bowel syndrome
Irritable bowel syndrome (Editorial)
Mindstretcher - IUD use and the risk of ectopic pregnancy
Hormonal IUD
IV Steroids and Asthma
J
Old Curiosity Shop - Journal Clubs
K
Keyboard discomfort
Keyhole Hernia Repair
Ottawa knee rule OK
L
Which laboratory serology test for H pylori?
Using labs best
Inappropriate laboratory tests
Law of diminishing returns: the laparoscope
Laparoscopic appendectomy
Large Spacers in Asthma
Low level laser therapy for painful joints
Latex Allergy
Latex Allergy
Reducing latex allergy
Laxatives
Laxatives for Bowel Procedures
Correspondence on laxatives
Leg Ulcers
Oral zinc and leg ulcers
Levels of Evidence
Better health through better lifestyle
Life style and hypertension
NNT for lipid lowering
Benecol and Lipids
Lithium and hypothyroidism
Lithium augmentation for treatment-resistant depression
Bandolier's 10 steps to healthy living
Logistic regression explained
Low molecular weight heparin and knee replacement
Treatment protocol for LRTI
Lutein and age-related macular degeneration
M
Management and Asthma
Managing to make a difference
Magnetic insoles for foot pain
Mastectomy versus lumpectomy for breast cancer
Topical NSAID for mastalgia
Measles vaccination schedules
Mediterranean diet evidence
Pathology as art appreciation - melanoma diagnosis
Melanoma and congenital melanocytic nevi
Melanoma diagnosis again
Melatonin for jet lag?
Melatonin for Sleep Disorders [March 2006; 145-6]
Ménière's Disease
Tinnitus and Meniere's Update
Migraine and Ménière's disease
Patent Foramen Ovale and Migraine [December 2005; 142-4]
Alternatives for the menopause and Menopausal decisions
Mental Health Information on the Web
Meta-Analysis for Diagnostic Tests
Meta-Meta-Analysis
In praise of failure: Failed meta-analysis
Methyldibromo glutaronitrile
Metoclopramide is ineffective in preventing postoperative nausea and vomiting
Methadone maintenance interventions
Drug treatments for migraine
Making Sense Of Migraine
Feverfew for Migraine
Migraine: costs and consequences
Botulinum toxin for migraine prevention
Which migraine treatment strategy is most effective?
No evidence for homeopathic prophylaxis for migraine
Millenial Humbug
Mindstretcher: Abstracts should carry health warnings
Mindstretcher - being indirect
Mindstretcher - IUD use and the risk of ectopic pregnancy
Mindstretcher: blind leading blind
Mindstretching meta-analysis
Mindstretcher - some painful reviews
Mindstretcher - trials or systematic reviews?
Minimal Access Surgery
Old Curiosity Shop: House Dust Mites and how to get rid of them
MMR vaccination
More on MMR and autism
Even more on MMR
Risk of MI after sex
Prehospital thrombolysis for MI
Intensive insulin treatment and heart attack
Hyperglycaemia and outcomes after MI
Evidence matters: myocardial infarction
Getting better - myocardial infarction
Bed rest after heart attack
Myocardial infarction: aspirin, NSAIDs, and COXIBs [July 2005; 137-2]
Stent or PTCA for acute MI?
Moorhens and mallards
The problem of multiple publication
NNTs for multiple sclerosis
Cannabis for multiple sclerosis
Hyperbaric oxygen for MS
Intravenous immunoglobulin for MS
No evidence for music therapy for dementia
N
Nabumetone & meloxicam gastrointestinal safety
Nausea and vomiting in early pregnancy
Near Patient Testing
Near Patient Testing
HTA report: Near patient testing in primary care
Needlestick injuries
Neonatal hip instability and intrauterine factors
Consultation to identify NHS R&D priorities
Transdermal Nicotine for Ulcerative Colitis
Nicotine replacement therapy for stopping smoking
Nicotine replacement: patches, sprays, inhalers and gum
Nitpicking Head Lice
Nitroglycerin Patches for Shoulder Pain
Reducing unnecessary consultation - a case of NNNT?
Table of NNTs
Working out NNTs, confidence intervals etc, and other process issues
Flu vaccination / ACE inhibitor
Getting, calculating and using NNTs
Defining and calculating NNT and NNH
NND : Number-needed-to-diagnose
NNT for preventative interventions
NNT confidence intervals - Swots' Corner
NNT or LBHH?
Correspondence: IYDT vs NNT
Correspondence: IYDT vs NNT
OR calculation
NNTs for particular interventions
HIV infection - ACTG320 NNTs
ankle XRays
antibiotics in acute otitis media 7
antibiotics after dog bites 16
Anticonvulsant NNTs
backache after epidural
Caesarian section rate and epidurals
Calcium channel block in hypertension - MI NNT 35
capsaicin
cardiac table
cataract
Snots' corner - cold remedies
compression stockings for postoperative DVT 9
Herbal remedy for depression [3]
drinking and ischaemic heart disease
Drug Treatments for Migraine
DVT : LMWH 17
eclampsia
Caesarian section rate and epidurals
Epidurals for sciatica
Family therapy and schizophrenia
Flu vaccination / ACE inhibitor
Flu vaccination more words
Freezing warts
head lice - 1
H pyl in PU
Herbal remedy for depression [3]
Howarth's elevator in oral surgery
hypertension in the elderly
Calcium channel block in hypertension - MI NNT 35
NNT for lipid lowering
Drug Treatments for Migraine
misoprostol & NSAID
misoprostol again
naftidrofuryl
Nitroglycerin patches for shoulder pain
NND : Number-needed-to-diagnose
NNT for preventative interventions
Howarth's elevator in oral surgery
propofol bradycardia
Family therapy and schizophrenia
selegiline
steroids in Bell's Palsy
terbinafine and griseofulvin
thrombosis and the pill
PE in broken hip
Epidurals for sciatica
Shoulder steroid injection
Nitroglycerin patches for shoulder pain
simvastatin
stopping smoking
NNTs for stroke prevention
Tinnitus
Freezing warts
ankle XRays
NNT and confidence intervals
NNT for cardiac interventions
NNTs for psychological management of chronic pain
NNT for preventative interventions
NNT or LBHH?
NNTs for multiple sclerosis
NNTs for stroke prevention
Editorial: NNTs & NNHs
Nocturnal Leg Cramps
Quinine for nocturnal leg cramps
Non-pharmacological techniques prevent postoperative nausea and vomiting
NSAID-induced GI injury
NSAID Focus
NSAIDs and fracture risk
NSAIDs and bowel injury [November 2005; 141-4]
More on NSAIDs
Topical NSAIDs for OA: update
Better prescribing of NSAIDs
GI, renal and cardiac AEs of NSAIDs
Numbers-Needed-To-Treat
How Good Are We With Numbers? [February 2006; 144-2]
Nurse staffing and ITU complications
Nurse staffing, mortality and burnout
Nutritional assessment tools for nurses
O
Obesity and health
Surgery for morbid obesity
Anti-obesity drugs reviewed
Obsessive compulsive disorder
Diagnosing obstructive airway disease
Oesophageal Ph Monitoring
Right in the gut: Barrett's oesophagitis and colon cancer
Old Curiosity Shop: The gonococcus and the toilet seat
Old Curiosity Shop: House Dust Mites and how to get rid of them
Old Curiosity Shop: The importance of being positive
Old Curiosity Shop - Journal Clubs
Old Curiosity Shop: the power of prayer
Old curiosity shop: view with a room
Changing oral surgery
Prophylactic removal of impacted third molars
Osteoarthritis of the Knee
Surgery for arthritic knees
Osteoporosis
Bandolier conference on osteoporosis and again
Acute otitis media
Ottawa Ankle Rules
Ottawa knee rule OK
Ottawa ankle rules revisited
Ovarian cancer screening
Ovarian cancer risks for relatives
P
PACE
Saw palmetto and prostatic hypertrophy
Pain
Acyclovir and post herpetic neuralgia
Antidepressants in neuropathic pain
Back Pain & Back Pain Guidelines
Epidural Injections for Sciatica
Intra-articular shoulder injections
Intravenous Regional Sympathectomy
Nitroglycerin Patches for Shoulder Pain
NNTs for psychological management of chronic pain
Oxford Pain Internet Site (Editorial)
Does TENS work?
Numbers-Needed-To-Treat
Quality improvement by audit: Pain relief after day surgery
Pain - there's a lot of it about
Pain in the knee
Chronic pain after surgery
Compensation status and surgical outcome [May 2005; 135-6]
Chronic pancreatitis and enzyme supplements
Aspirin and pancreatic cancer
Use of paracetamol in rheumatic disease
Paracetamol for osteoarthritis
Pathology as art appreciation - melanoma diagnosis
Parkinson's treatment
Coffee and the risk of Parkinson's disease
Smoking, coffee, and Parkinson's Disease
Smoking and leg bypass grafts [October 2005; 140-4]
Evidence-informed Patient Choice
What patients want
Patients' preferences - randomisation necessary?
How good is peer review?
Drug treatment of peripheral arterial disease
Incidence of Perthes' disease
Prediction from RCTs
Acid comments on pH
Physiotherapy effectiveness
Physiotherapy and surgery
Polyneuropathy and statins
Pills, purchasing and Presentation
Third-generation Pills
That old placebo feeling
Plaque Control
Are pneumococcal vaccines effective?
Pneumococcal vaccination update
Metoclopramide is ineffective in preventing postoperative nausea and vomiting
Medical therapy for pouchitis
Probiotics for pouchitis [August 2005; 138-5]
Old Curiosity Shop: the power of prayer
Predicting early stroke survival
Predicting falls in older people in the community
Mindstretcher - IUD use and the risk of ectopic pregnancy
Nausea and vomiting in early pregnancy
Caffeine in pregnancy
Home pregnancy tests reviewed
Preventing Teenage Pregnancy
Premature ejaculation treatments
Premature ejaculation treatments reviewed
Pressure Sores
Fragmment score (sic) for pressure ulcers
Pressure Sores - Vitamin C and Ultrasound
Prevention or cure?
Probiotics for antibiotic-associated diarrhoea
Prognostic index for mortality of older people after hospital admission
Prognostic Index for Mortality [April 2006; 146-8]
Promoting Clinical Effectiveness
Prophylactic removal of impacted third molars
Prostacyclin
Prostacyclin and Pulmonary Hypertension
Prostate Disease
Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia and More on BPH
Beta-sitosterol for benign prostatic hyperplasia
DRE Screening for Prostate Cancer
Saw palmetto and prostatic hypertrophy
Conference Report
Screening for prostate cancer
Screenwatch (including PSA)
Transurethral Prostatectomy and Prostatectomy Audit
Prostate Cancer Review
What happens after prostate cancer surgery?
Prostate cancer with low PSA
PSA and Bone Scans and PSA and bone scans
Making sense of PSA and ejaculation
Matters postmenopausal
Diagnosing prosthetic joint infection
Postnatal steroids in preterm infants
Treatment protocol effectiveness
Psoriasis treatments
Treatment adherence in psychosis
Q
Continuous Quality Improvement
Quality control in systematic reviews [October 2005; 140-8]
Measuring quality of prescribing for asthma
Continuous Quality Improvement
Quality of life, health status, and cost [April 2005; 134-6] (72173 bytes)
Decisions, decisions! QALYs etc
Quality and RCTs
Quality and size
On Quality (Editorial)
Quality Assurance
Quality improvement by audit: Pain relief after day surgery
Quality of systematic reviews
Question Time: Readers' Questions
Quinine for nocturnal leg cramps
Quinolones and Achilles tendon rupture
R
Rationing critical care beds
Raynaud's phenomenon update [October 2005; 140-7]
Reading in bed - pillow prize
Reading and Rheumatoid Arthritis
Reassurance (Editorial)
Reflux oesophagitis
Treatment effectiveness and costs in reflux disease
Logistic regression explained
Relax? - don't do it
Evidence on zanamivir (Relenza)
Reporting RCTs
Respirators and TB Protection
Rest easy in your beds
Restless leg syndrome
Restless legs: impact and treatment update
Restless legs
Reviewing a Review: DIY tests of Quality
Rhabdomyolysis with statins
TNF antibodies and rheumatoid arthritis
Anti-TNF therapy in early rheumatoid arthritis
Reading and Rheumatoid Arthritis
Use of paracetamol in rheumatic disease
Rheumatoid arthritis treatments in the real world
How many people use retail analgesics?
Right treatment, right patient
Risk
On Risk [February 2006; 144-3]
Understanding risk
Making tough decisions
Putting Risks into Perspective
Risk of MI after sex
Alligators - another way of tackling risk
Table of Risks
Trust me, I'm a .....(Editorial; & Table of risks of travel)
Does Proximity to Major Roads Increase URTI Incidence? and Dr Down's problem (mystery)
Risk factors for subarachnoid haemorrhage
Rural GPs: getting them and keeping them
S
St John's wort and Depression
On being sane in insane places
Saw palmetto and prostatic hypertrophy
Family treatment for schizophrenia
Prevalence of schizophrenic disorders
Schizophrenia and suicide [September 2005; 139-3]
Epidural Injections for Sciatica
Clinical scoring for alcohol abuse
Screening
Cholesterol Screening and letter
Breast cancer screening
Evidence-based screening
Screening Blacklist
Screening Whitelist
Evidence-based screening
Pre-school vision screening
Screening for prostate cancer
Screenwatch (including PSA)
Screenwatch: Neonatal (Guthrie) Programme
Screenwatch - snails & evangelists
Screening Blacklist and Screening Whitelist and Evidence-based screening
Screenwatch (including PSA)
Screenwatch: Neonatal (Guthrie) Programme
Screenwatch - snails & evangelists
Where there is no evidence - search skills
Sexual dysfunction survey
Sexual health survey
Risk of MI after sex
Intra-articular shoulder injections
Nitroglycerin Patches for Shoulder Pain
Sildenafil and erectile dysfunction in diabetes
Diagnosis of acute sinus infections
Diagnosing acute sinusitis
Skull X-ray for mild head injury?
Smoking Cessation
Fracture risk and smoking
Acupuncture to stop smoking
Nicotine replacement therapy for stopping smoking
Squirreling knowledge, football versus research, snoring sunset (Editorial)
So what is a QALY?
Spinal cord stimulators
Statins
Persistence with statins [July 2005; 137-5]
Statins and colorectal cancer [July 2005; 137-6]
Statins in older people
Statins reduce risk of fracture
Polyneuropathy and statins
Statins and the law of unintended consequences
Mythbuster: statins and event severity
Statistics - Mindstretcher
Book Reviews: Critical Appraisal and Statistics for the Frightened
Mad cows and ecstasy (statistics)
Stent or PTCA for acute MI?
Stents and thrombosis
Steroids In Preterm Delivery and again
Steroid injections for oa knee
Postnatal steroids in preterm infants
Inhaled steroids in childhood asthma
Sterols, stanols and cholesterol
Compression Stockings
Stopping Smoking
Smoking and impotence
Zyban for smoking cessation
Stress urinary incontinence in women
Stress management interventions and blood pressure
Lifestyle modification and blood pressure
Stroke - Northamptonshire Project
Stroke down
Antithrombolytics and stroke in AF
Aspirin and stroke
High-risk mini strokes [September 2005; 139-5]
NNTs for stroke prevention
Stroke Rehabilitation
Risk factors for subarachnoid haemorrhage
Subfertility Review
Pacifier (Dummy) Use and Sudden Infant Death [January 2006; 143-4]
Suicide Prevention
Isotretinoin and suicide [November 2005; 141-5]
Changing oral surgery
Improving surgical outcomes
Chronic pain after surgery
Antibiotic prophylaxis for colorectal surgery
Physiotherapy and surgery
Second cataract surgery
Survival with common cancers and heart conditions
Swedish Health Technology
Swots Corner - regression to the mean
Swots Corner - What the heck's an odds ratio?
How systematic reviews can disappoint
T
Tamoxifen trials, tribulations and truths
Tamoxifen for early breast cancer
Technology Assessment
Preventing Teenage Pregnancy
Telemedicine & Telecare - conference call
Editorial: telemedicine and other thoughts
Telling the truth
Anyone for tennis elbow?
Does TENS work?
Doing the right test right
Inappropriate laboratory tests
How doctors use tests
Making sense of testing
Test of the Month - Electrocochleography
Testing A Screening Test
Testing Tests
Testing times
Third-generation Pills
Thromboprophylaxis + death after THR
Treating thrush [October 2005; 140-2]
Thyroid Incidentalomas
Thyroxine Replacement
Signs and symptoms predict thyroid disease
Tibolone and bone density
Tight underpants
Tinnitus & NNTs
Old Curiosity Shop: The gonococcus and the toilet seat
Which total hip replacement?
Thromboprophylaxis + death after THR
Tinnitus and Meniere's Update
Planning for anti-TNF therapy
Ingrowing toenail treatments
Transdermal Nicotine for Ulcerative Colitis
Autologous blood transfusions and Transfusing your own blood
Transurethral Prostatectomy and Prostatectomy Audit
Trial Methods, Reporting etc
Assessing health technologies
Choosing interventions
Cohors, cohortis
Consort
Difficult Decisions - Mindstretcher
Doing the right test right
Evidence & Effectiveness
False Positive Explosion
Funnel plots
How good is that test - NND
How likely is it to go wrong?
Law of diminishing returns: the laparoscope
Levels of Evidence
Logistic regression explained
Meta-Analysis for Diagnostic Tests
Mindstretcher: Abstracts should carry health warnings
Mindstretching meta-analysis
Mindstretcher - trials or systematic reviews?
Pills, purchasing and Presentation
Quality and RCTs
Quality of systematic reviews
Reviewing a Review: DIY tests of Quality
Rules for Detecting Trials of Poor Quality
Statistics - Mindstretcher
Swots Corner - regression to the mean
Swots Corner - What the heck's an odds ratio?
Testing A Screening Test
Testing Tests
Tonsillectomy for sore throats
Tonsillectomy: bleeding and prediction
Which toothbrush?
Issues in trial reporting
Issues in trial reporting
Troponin tests for cardiac damage
TB Diagnosis
Tumour markers and cancer treatment
TNF antibodies and rheumatoid arthritis
UVWXYZ
Transdermal Nicotine for Ulcerative Colitis
Pulsed ultrasound for fracture healing
Tight underpants
Upper gastrointestinal disease
Antimicrobial urinary catheter review
Stress urinary incontinence in women
Predictors of acute urinary retention in men
Does Proximity to Major Roads Increase URTI Incidence?
Using the Result
Vaginal douching and impaired health
Valerian for insomnia
Evidence-based vegetables and diabetes
Verrucas and Games
More on veruccas
Pre-school vision screening
Calcium and vitamin D & hip fractures
Vitamin D and falls in the elderly
Volunteering
Vomiting after squint surgery - NNTs
Vultures and diclofenac
Waiting, quality and outcome
Hips: ';Stops walking when talking'
Walking good for older women
Freezing Warts
Warts and all
Now wash your hands
Washing hands reduces hospital-acquired infection
Weasel Words
Web watch
Do weight-reducing drugs work?
Weight loss and blood pressure
What patients think
When things go wrong
Which laboratory serology test for H pylori?
Which total hip replacement?
Soft collars for whiplash - Bandolier review [August 2005; 138-3]
Whole Body Vibration (WBV) [February 2006; 144-6]
Winning the Lottery
Women should walk
World drug report
X-Ray Guidelines
Yoghurt and vaginal infections
Evidence on zanamivir (Relenza)
Oral zinc and leg ulcers
Zyban for smoking cessation