PEARLS

​PEARLS are funded by the New Zealand Ministry of Health and are written by Prof Brian McAvoy, Department of General Practice and Primary Health Care, University of Auckland.

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Title PDF Date #sort ascending
Psychological treatments for depression and anxiety effective in dementia and mild cognitive impairment PDF 12/2014 450
Powered toothbrushing more effective than manual for oral health PDF 12/2014 449
Ultrasound ineffective for chronic low-back pain PDF 11/2014 448
Interventions effective in increasing influenza vaccination rates PDF 11/2014 447
Self-management effective for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease PDF 10/2014 446
Electromagnetic field treatment effective for osteoarthritis pain PDF 10/2014 445
Water-based exercise training beneficial in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease PDF 09/2014 444
Vitamin D supplementation may reduce mortality in elderly adults PDF 09/2014 443
Decision aids helpful for treatment or screening decisions PDF 08/2014 442
Fourteen days is ideal treatment duration for Helicobacter pylori eradication PDF 08/2014 441
Triclosan/copolymer toothpastes beneficial for oral health 07/2014 440
Exercise effective for osteoarthritis of hip 06/2014 439
Yoga may be beneficial for primary prevention of cardiovascular disease 07/2014 438
Uncertain effectiveness of physical conditioning to reduce sickness absence for back pain 07/2014 437
Early surgical dressing removal may be beneficial 07/2014 436
Stroke unit care effective 06/2014 435
Nursing interventions effective for smoking cessation 06/2014 434
Endometrial resection/ablation as effective as hysterectomy for heavy menstrual bleeding 06/2014 433
Exercise programmes beneficial for people with dementia 06/2014 432
Physiotherapy effective for Parkinson’s disease 05/2014 431
Combination therapy most effective for psychotic depression 05/2014 430
Interventions effective for endometriosis 03/2014 429
Computerised advice on drug dosage of some benefit 02/2014 428
Venous thrombosis risk of combined pills varies 03/2014 427
Prophylactic antibiotics effective for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease 03/2014 426
No evidence for benefits of influenza vaccine in institutional healthcare workers 03/2014 425
Little benefit from omega-3 fatty acids for intermittent claudication 03/2014 424
Alternating and combined antipyretics effective for febrile children 02/2014 423
Limited benefit from telephone support for pregnant women 02/2014 422
Interventions effective for promoting informed consent 02/2014 421
Internet-based interventions may help smoking cessation 02/2014 420
Interventions effective for preventing and treating pelvic and back pain in pregnancy 01/2014 419
No evidence of benefit of psychostimulants for amphetamine abuse or dependence 01/2014 418
Enhanced care may help people with functional somatic symptoms 01/2014 417
Some evidence of benefit in face-to-face interventions for promoting physical activity 01/2014 416
Beta 2 agonists effective for exercise-induced asthma 12/2013 415
Self-help therapies of some benefit in anxiety disorders 12/2013 414
Flexible sigmoidoscopy and faecal occult blood testing (FOBT) reduce colorectal cancer (CRC) mortality 11/2013 413
Small benefit from cognitive behavioural therapies for fibromyalgia 11/2013 412
Remote and web 2.0 interventions effective for promoting physical activity 11/2013 411
Psychosocial interventions effective for smoking cessation in pregnancy 11/2013 410
No clear benefit from active chest compression-decompression compared with standard manual CPR 10/2013 409
Simple treatments effective for bedwetting in children 10/2013 408
Fluoride varnishes prevent dental caries in children and adolescents 10/2013 407
Diet and exercise effective for weight reduction after childbirth 10/2013 406
Interventions to promote pre-op informed consent effective 09/2013 405
Limited evidence for benefits of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs for tennis elbow 09/2013 403
How effective are topical herbal therapies for treating osteoarthritis? 09/2013 402
Limited evidence for benefits of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs for tennis elbow PDF 09/2013 401
Insufficient evidence for effectiveness of interventions for complex regional pain syndrome PDF 09/2013 400

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