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
No evidence for use of overgowns in newborn nurseries PDF 09/2011 330
Little evidence of weight gain with progestin-only contraceptives PDF 09/2011 329
Insufficient evidence for biofeedback for pain management during labour PDF 09/2011 328
No clear benefit of salt reduction on mortality and cardiovascular morbidity PDF 09/2011 327
Oxytocin does not reduce caesarean section rate 09/2011 326
Limited evidence for competitions and incentives for smoking cessation PDF 08/2011 325
Insufficient evidence for most effective analgesics following vaginal birth PDF 08/2011 324
Motivational interviewing effective in reducing substance abuse PDF 08/2011 323
Kangaroo mother care effective in low birthweight infants PDF 08/2011 322
Giving women their case notes to carry during pregnancy may be beneficial PDF 10/2008 321
Insufficient evidence for selenium preventing cancer PDF 10/2008 320
Chemotherapy improves survival in mouth and throat cancer PDF 07/2011 319
Continuous support during labour beneficial PDF 07/2011 318
Diaphragm more effective contraceptive than sponge PDF 10/2008 317
Naltrexone effective for alcohol dependence PDF 06/2010 316
Limited evidence for statins in primary prevention of CVD in people at low risk PDF 06/2011 315
No evidence of effectiveness of community-wide interventions for increasing physical activity PDF 06/2011 314
Insufficient evidence for baclofen in alcohol withdrawal PDF 06/2011 313
External cephalic version effective for breech presentation at term PDF 06/2011 312
Insufficient evidence for prophylactic antibiotics for women with meconium-stained amniotic fluid PDF 05/2011 311
Varenicline and behavioural interventions may help smokeless tobacco cessation PDF 05/2011 310
Antibiotics effective for urinary tract infection during pregnancy PDF 05/2011 309
Multidisciplinary interventions can enhance return-to-work for cancer patients PDF 05/2011 308
Some interventions effective in increasing influenza vaccination rates of older people PDF 04/2011 307
Vitamin supplements do not prevent miscarriage PDF 04/2011 306
Nicotine receptor partial agonists effective for smoking cessation PDF 04/2011 305
Insufficient evidence to support specific preconception care for women with diabetes PDF 04/2011 304
Interventions effective for preventing oral mucositis in patients with cancer PDF 03/2011 303
Antibiotics effective for preventing infection at caesarean section PDF 03/2011 302
Insufficient evidence for effectiveness of acupuncture for smoking cessation PDF 03/2011 301
Misoprostol and mifepristone effective for mid-trimester termination of pregnancy PDF 03/2011 300
Gamma-hydroxybutyrate effective for treatment of alcohol withdrawal and prevention of relapses PDF 01/2010 299
Magnesium sulphate effective for eclampsia PDF 01/2011 298
Alternative institutional birth environments may be beneficial PDF 02/2011 297
Limited evidence for benefits of health promotion interventions for coronary heart disease PDF 02/2011 296
Non-hormonal interventions effective for hot flushes in women with a history of breast cancer PDF 01/2011 295
Forceps and ventouse effective in assisted vaginal delivery PDF 01/2011 294
Insufficient evidence for hypnotherapy in smoking cessation PDF 12/2010 293
Percutaneous vascular interventions may be beneficial in stroke PDF 12/2010 292
Limited evidence for effectiveness of influenza vaccine in healthy adults PDF 11/2010 291
Some evidence that interventions can increase uptake and adherence in cardiac rehabilitation PDF 11/2010 290
Acamprosate effective in supporting alcohol abstinence PDF 07/2011 289
Insufficient evidence to support bedrest for preventing miscarriage PDF 11/2010 288
Limited evidence for effectiveness of influenza vaccine in healthy adults PDF 11/2010 287
Some evidence that interventions can increase uptake and adherence in cardiac rehabilitation PDF 11/2010 286
Paracetamol effective for perineal pain in the early postpartum period PDF 10/2010 285
Structured telephone support or telemonitoring effective for chronic heart failure PDF 10/2010 284
Nasal saline irrigation may be beneficial for acute upper respiratory tract infections PDF 10/2010 283
No evidence for benefit of oxygen in acute myocardial infarction PDF 10/2010 282
Insufficient evidence for the benefits of influenza vaccines in the elderly PDF 09/2010 281

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