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
Circuit class therapy improves mobility after stroke PDF 08/2010 280
Vaccines effective for prevention of rotavirus diarrhoea PDF 07/2010 279
Interventions for preoperative smoking cessation effective Clinical PDF 08/2010 278
Tinnitus retraining therapy may be effective PDF 06/2010 277
Insufficient evidence for patient education in preventing diabetic foot ulceration PDF 08/2010 276
Iron supplementation effective for breath-holding attacks in children PDF 06/2010 275
Limited evidence for effectiveness of drug-eluting coronary artery stents PDF 07/2010 274
Some evidence of improvement in glycaemic control with treatment of periodontal disease PDF 07/2010 273
Bupropion effective for smoking cessation in schizophrenia PDF 07/2010 272
No evidence for benefit of physical healthcare monitoring for people with serious mental illness PDF 06/2010 271
Self-monitoring and self-management can improve quality of anticoagulant therapy PDF 06/2010 270
Organised systems of regular follow-up and review can improve blood pressure control PDF 09/2007 269
Intra-arterial fibrinolytic agents may be more effective than intravenous agents for peripheral arterial occlusion PDF 06/2010 268
Antiseptic vaginal preparation before caesarean section effective for preventing postoperative endometritis PDF 05/2010 267
Beta-blockers and thiazides are effective but have different blood pressure lowering patterns PDF 06/2010 266
Some evidence that organisation of secondary prevention of ischaemic heart disease in primary care is effective PDF 05/2010 265
Reduction and abrupt cessation equally effective for smokers wanting to quit PDF 05/2010 264
Insufficient evidence for benefits of surgery for Menière’s disease PDF 05/2010 263
Continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion effective for type 1 diabetes mellitus PDF 05/2010 262
Surgery more effective than medical management for gastrooesophageal reflux disease (GORD) PDF 05/2010 261
Chemoradiotherapy effective for cervical cancer PDF 05/2010 260
Limited evidence for benefits of ad libitum feeding for preterm infants PDF 05/2010 259
Sertraline effective for acute major depression PDF 04/2010 258
Antidepressants are effective for depression in physically ill people PDF 05/2010 257
Mixed evidence for zinc supplements preventing otitis media in young children PDF 05/2010 256
Physical examination tests give poor diagnostic indication of lumbar disc herniation PDF 05/2010 255
Post-treatment exercises effective for prevention of recurrences of low-back pain PDF 05/2010 254
Flexible working interventions can benefit employee health and wellbeing PDF 05/2010 253
Topical capsaicin may be of benefit for chronic neuropathic pain PDF 04/2010 252
Limited evidence for efficacy of bracing for adolescent idiopathic scoliosis PDF 04/2010 251
Home-based care has benefits for those with HIV/AIDS PDF 04/2010 250
Motivational interviewing may assist smokers to quit PDF 04/2010 249
Clinical pathways associated with reduced complications and improved documentation in hospitals PDF 05/2010 248
Doppler ultrasound may be effective for high-risk pregnancies PDF 04/2010 247
Alpha-blockers may assist successful catheter removal after acute urinary retention PDF 04/2010 246
Limited evidence for effectiveness of acupuncture for peripheral joint osteoarthritis PDF 04/2010 245
Limited evidence on most effective prophylaxis for chloroquine-resistant malaria PDF 04/2010 244
Magnetic resonance imaging may be more sensitive than computed tomography for early detection of stroke PDF 03/2010 243
Risks of oral or transdermal opioids outweigh benefits for osteoarthritis of the knee or hip PDF 04/2010 242
No evidence adenoidectomy benefits acute otitis media but it can benefit glue ear PDF 04/2010 241
Topical treatments are effective for acute otitis externa PDF 03/2010 240
Prophylactic antibiotics effective for women undergoing caesarean section PDF 03/2010 239
Insufficient evidence for effectiveness of adenoidectomy for recurrent or chronic nasal symptoms in children PDF 03/2010 238
No benefits or harms from restricting oral fluid and food intake during labour PDF 03/2010 237
Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs are effective for dysmenorrhoea PDF 03/2010 236
Treadmill training can improve gait in Parkinson’s disease PDF 03/2010 235
Some interventions are effective for preventing falls in older people PDF 03/2010 234
Insufficient evidence for effectiveness of probiotics for bacterial vaginosis PDF 02/2010 233
Aripiprazole effective for schizophrenia and well tolerated PDF 02/2009 232
Little evidence for benefits of routine pre-pregnancy health promotion PDF 02/2010 231

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