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.

To (un)subscribe for the PEARLS mailalert please go to: http://lists.cochrane.org/mailman/listinfo/primarycare

Title PDF Date #sort ascending
Diuretics have a modest blood pressure lowering effect as second-line therapy for hypertension PDF 02/2010 230
Methyldopa has moderate efficacy in primary hypertension PDF 02/2010 229
Loop diuretics have modest efficacy in hypertension PDF 02/2009 228
Methotrexate effective for maintenance of remission in Crohn's disease PDF 02/2010 227
Pronation may be more effective than supination in correcting pulled elbow PDF 01/2010 226
Rapid viral testing may be beneficial in the emergency department PDF 02/2010 225
No evidence for benefits of homocysteine-lowering interventions for preventing cardiovascular events PDF 01/2010 224
Alpha blockers have modest efficacy in hypertension PDF 07/2011 223
Very limited evidence on effectiveness of assistive technology for rheumatoid arthritis PDF 01/2010 222
Mobile phone-based interventions effective in short term for smoking cessation PDF 01/2010 221
Doxycycline ineffective for osteoarthritis of the knee or hip PDF 12/2009 220
Aldosterone antagonists may prevent progression of chronic kidney disease PDF 11/2009 219
Antimicrobials effective for bacterial vaginosis in non-pregnant women PDF 11/2009 218
Some evidence for efficacy of biologics for rheumatoid arthritis PDF 12/2009 217
Limited evidence for efficacy of antibiotics for Shigella dysentery PDF 12/2009 216
Insufficient evidence of benefit of topical rubefacients for musculoskeletal pain in adults PDF 11/2009 215
Local anaesthetic reduces need for analgesia after caesarean section PDF 11/2009 214
Insufficient evidence for interventions for post-stroke fatigue PDF 11/2009 213
Insufficient evidence for statins in age-related macular degeneration PDF 11/2009 212
Thiazides best first choice for hypertension PDF 10/2009 211
Topical glyceryl trinitrate may be effective in rotator cuff disease PDF 11/2009 210
On-screen computer reminders have a modest effect on care PDF 10/2009 209
Weight-reducing drugs may be beneficial in hypertensive patients PDF 11/2009 208
Psychological interventions may have adverse effects in post-traumatic stress disorder PDF 10/2009 207
Insufficient evidence for garlic in prevention or treatment of the common cold PDF 10/2009 206
Brief interventions may benefit heavy alcohol users admitted to hospital PDF 10/2009 205
Non-pharmacological interventions may comfort children having an anaesthetic PDF 10/2009 204
Chinese herbal medicine may be beneficial in endometriosis PDF 09/2009 203
Pulmonary rehabilitation effective following exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease PDF 09/2009 202
Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs of some benefit for the common cold PDF 10/2009 201
Aiming for blood pressure targets lower than 140/90mmHg may not be of benefit PDF 10/2009 200
Social norms interventions reduce alcohol misuse in students PDF 09/2009 199
Antimicrobial prophylaxis effective for colorectal surgery PDF 04/2009 198
Psychological therapies can be of benefit for chronic pain in adults PDF 09/2009 197
Progressive resistance strength training improves physical function in older adults PDF 09/2009 196
Insufficient evidence on repositioning patients for treatment of pressure ulcers PDF 09/2009 195
Written information about medicines improves consumers’ knowledge PDF 09/2009 194
No advantages to using robot-assisted laparoscopic cholecystectomy PDF 08/2009 193
Early amniotomy and early oxytocin reduce caesarean section rate PDF 08/2009 192
Limited benefit to stenting plus angioplasty for superficial femoral artery lesions PDF 08/2009 191
Insufficient evidence for benefit of enteral tube feeding for older people with advanced dementia PDF 08/2009 190
Parenteral parecoxib effective for acute postoperative pain PDF 08/2009 189
Postoperative radiotherapy effective for ductal carcinoma in situ of the breast PDF 08/2009 188
Single dose etoricoxib effective for acute postoperative pain in adults PDF 08/2009 187
Tricyclic antidepressants and selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors effective for depression in primary care PDF 07/2009 186
No evidence of benefit from cannabinoids in dementia PDF 07/2009 185
Limited evidence on effectiveness of maintenance treatments for opiate dependent adolescents PDF 08/2009 184
Upright positions and walking beneficial in first stage of labour PDF 07/2009 183
No evidence on best filling material for the treatment of caries in primary teeth in children PDF 07/2009 182
No evidence for effectiveness of antivirals in preventing postherpetic neuralgia PDF 07/2009 181

Pages