Evidence Based Articles in Internal Medicine

1 Liberal versus restrictive blood transfusion strategy: 3-year survival and cause of death results from the FOCUS randomised controlled trial The Lancet, December 19, 2014    Evidence Based Medicine    Clinical Article

2 Low-dose aspirin for primary prevention of cardiovascular events in japanese patients 60 years or older with atherosclerotic risk factors: a randomized clinical trial JAMA, December 19, 2014    Evidence Based Medicine    Clinical Article

3 Efficacy and safety of 8 weeks versus 12 weeks of treatment with grazoprevir (MK-5172) and elbasvir (MK-8742) with or without ribavirin in patients with hepatitis C virus genotype 1 mono-infection and HIV/hepatitis C virus co-infection (C-WORTHY): a randomised, open-label phase 2 trial The Lancet, December 19, 2014    Evidence Based Medicine    Clinical Article

4 Effect of neonatal vitamin A supplementation on mortality in infants in Tanzania (Neovita): a randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial The Lancet, December 19, 2014    Evidence Based Medicine    Clinical Article

5 The validity of self-reported body mass index in a population-based osteoarthritis study BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, December 19, 2014    Free full text    Evidence Based Medicine    Clinical Article

6 Farnesoid X nuclear receptor ligand obeticholic acid for non-cirrhotic, non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (FLINT): a multicentre, randomised, placebo-controlled trial The Lancet, December 19, 2014    Evidence Based Medicine    Clinical Article

7 Effects of Spirulina platensis supplementation on lipid profile in HIV-infected antiretroviral naive patients in Yaounde - Cameroon: a randomized trial study Lipids in Health and Disease, December 19, 2014    Free full text    Evidence Based Medicine    Clinical Article

8 Impact of replacing smear microscopy with Xpert MTB/RIF for diagnosing tuberculosis in Brazil: A stepped-wedge cluster-randomized trial PLoS Medicine, December 19, 2014    Free full text    Evidence Based Medicine    Clinical Article

9 Charged particle therapy versus photon therapy for patients with hepatocellular carcinoma: A systematic review and meta-analysis Radiotherapy & Oncology, December 19, 2014    Evidence Based Medicine    Review Article

10 Asthma inhaler adherence determinants in adults: Systematic review of observational data European Respiratory Journal , December 19, 2014    Evidence Based Medicine

11 Evidence-based clinical practice guidelines for irritable bowel syndrome Journal of Gastroenterology, December 19, 2014    Evidence Based Medicine

12 Pain assessment for people with dementia: a systematic review of systematic reviews of pain assessment tools BMC Geriatrics, December 19, 2014    Free full text    Evidence Based Medicine    Review Article

13 Effects comparison between low glycemic index diets and high glycemic index diets on HbA1c and fructosamine for patients with diabetes: A systematic review and meta-analysis Primary Care Diabetes, December 19, 2014    Evidence Based Medicine    Review Article

14 Trends in CD4 count at presentation to care and treatment initiation in sub-Saharan Africa, 2002-2013: A meta-analysis Clinical Infectious Diseases, December 19, 2014    Evidence Based Medicine    Clinical Article

15 Clinical exercise interventions in alcohol use disorders: A systematic review Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, December 19, 2014    Evidence Based Medicine

16 Screening and treatment for Staphylococcus aureus in patients undergoing hemodialysis: A systematic review and meta-analysis BMC Nephrology, December 19, 2014    Free full text    Evidence Based Medicine    Review Article

17 Arthroscopic repair of anterosuperior rotator cuff tears: in-continuity technique vs. disruption of subscapularis-supraspinatus tear margin: comparison of clinical outcomes and structural integrity between the two techniques The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery, December 19, 2014    Evidence Based Medicine

18 Reverse shoulder arthroplasty for the treatment of nonunions of the surgical neck of the proximal part of the humerus (type-3 fracture sequelae) The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery, December 19, 2014    Evidence Based Medicine

19 Metal-carbon fiber composite femoral stems in hip replacements: a randomized controlled parallel-group study with mean ten-year follow-up The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery, December 19, 2014    Evidence Based Medicine

20 Preliminary results of a new test for rapid diagnosis of septic arthritis with use of leukocyte esterase and glucose reagent strips The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery, December 19, 2014    Evidence Based Medicine

21 Surgical site infections after posterior spinal fusion for neuromuscular scoliosis: a thirty-year experience at a single institution The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery, December 19, 2014    Evidence Based Medicine

22 Traditional and religious healers in the pathway to care for people with mental disorders in Africa: A systematic review and meta-analysis Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology, December 19, 2014    Evidence Based Medicine

23 Antimicrobial activity of Chlorhexidine, Peracetic acid and Sodium hypochlorite/etidronate irrigant solutions against Enterococcus faecalis biofilms International Endodontic Journal, December 19, 2014    Evidence Based Medicine    Clinical Article

24 A 4-year prospective study of the progression of periodontal disease in a rural Chinese population Journal of Dentistry, December 19, 2014    Evidence Based Medicine

25 Current drug withdrawal strategy in prolactinoma patients treated with cabergoline: A systematic review and meta-analysis Pituitary, December 19, 2014    Evidence Based Medicine    Review Article

26 Elevated VEGF levels contribute to the pathogenesis of osteoarthritis BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, December 19, 2014    Free full text    Evidence Based Medicine

27 Comparison of two-stage open versus percutaneous pedicle screw fixation in treating pyogenic spondylodiscitis BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, December 19, 2014    Free full text    Evidence Based Medicine    Clinical Article

28 Effect of individually tailored biopsychosocial workplace interventions on chronic musculoskeletal pain, stress and work ability among laboratory technicians: randomized controlled trial protocol BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, December 19, 2014    Free full text    Evidence Based Medicine

29 Does surgery followed by physiotherapy improve short and long term outcome for patients with atraumatic shoulder instability compared with physiotherapy alone? - protocol for a randomized controlled clinical trial BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, December 19, 2014    Free full text    Evidence Based Medicine    Clinical Article

30 Prognostic value of circulating C-reactive protein levels in patients with non-small cell lung cancer: A systematic review with meta-analysis Journal of Cancer Research and Therapeutics, December 19, 2014    Evidence Based Medicine

31 The effect of capitellar impaction fractures on radiocapitellar stability The Journal of Hand Surgery, December 19, 2014    Evidence Based Medicine

32 Cytisine versus nicotine for smoking cessation New England Journal of Medicine, December 18, 2014    Evidence Based Medicine    Clinical Article

33 Short-course oral co-trimoxazole versus intramuscular benzathine benzylpenicillin for impetigo in a highly endemic region: an open-label, randomised, controlled, non-inferiority trial The Lancet, December 18, 2014    Evidence Based Medicine    Clinical Article

34 Entecavir vs lamivudine for prevention of hepatitis B virus reactivation among patients with untreated diffuse large B-cell lymphoma receiving R-CHOP chemotherapy: a randomized clinical trial JAMA, December 18, 2014    Evidence Based Medicine    Clinical Article

35 Effects of high vs low glycemic index of dietary carbohydrate on cardiovascular disease risk factors and insulin sensitivity: the omnicarb randomized clinical trial JAMA, December 18, 2014    Evidence Based Medicine    Clinical Article

36 A randomized trial of intraarterial treatment for acute ischemic stroke New England Journal of Medicine, December 18, 2014    Evidence Based Medicine    Clinical Article

37 Personality traits and obesity: a systematic review Obesity Reviews, December 18, 2014    Evidence Based Medicine    Review Article

38 The prevalence of meniscal tears in young athletes undergoing revision anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction Arthroscopy, December 18, 2014    Evidence Based Medicine

39 MicroRNAs as a potential tool in the differential diagnosis of thyroid cancer: a systematic review and meta-analysis Clinical Endocrinology, December 18, 2014    Evidence Based Medicine    Review Article

40 Does vitamin K2 play a role in the prevention and treatment of osteoporosis for postmenopausal women: A meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials Osteoporosis International, December 18, 2014    Evidence Based Medicine    Review Article

41 Combining biologic therapies with other systemic treatments in psoriasis - Evidence-based, best-practice recommendations from The Medical Board of the National Psoriasis Foundation JAMA Dermatology, December 18, 2014    Evidence Based Medicine

42 Association of vitiligo and alopecia areata with atopic dermatitis-a systematic review and meta-analysis JAMA Dermatology, December 18, 2014    Evidence Based Medicine    Review Article

43 Target risk factors for dementia prevention: A systematic review and Delphi consensus study on the evidence from observational studies International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, December 18, 2014    Evidence Based Medicine    Review Article

44 Accelerated partial irradiation for breast cancer: Systematic review and meta-analysis of 8653 women in eight randomized trials Radiotherapy & Oncology, December 18, 2014    Evidence Based Medicine    Review Article

45 Prevalence of human papillomavirus in head and neck cancers in European populations: a meta-analysis BMC Cancer, December 18, 2014    Free full text    Evidence Based Medicine    Review Article

46 Risk of subsequent cutaneous malignancy in patients with prior melanoma: a systematic review and meta-analysis Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology, December 18, 2014    Evidence Based Medicine    Review Article

47 Postoperative myocardial infarction and cardiac arrest following primary total knee and hip arthroplasty: rates, risk factors, and time of occurrence The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery, December 18, 2014    Evidence Based Medicine

48 Polymorphism of DNA methyltransferase 3B -149C/T and cancer risk: A meta-analysis Medical Oncology, December 18, 2014    Evidence Based Medicine

49 Comparison of topical dorzolamide and ketorolac treatment for cystoid macular edema in retinitis pigmentosa and Usher's syndrome Ophthalmologica, December 18, 2014    Evidence Based Medicine    Clinical Article

50 Evaluation of efficacy of non-invasive ventilation in non-COPD and non-trauma patients with acute hypoxemic respiratory failure: A systematic review and meta-analysis Annals of Thoracic Medicine, December 18, 2014    Free full text    Evidence Based Medicine

51 The value of serum Cyfra21-1 as a biomarker in the diagnosis of patients with non-small cell lung cancer: A meta-analysis Journal of Cancer Research and Therapeutics, December 18, 2014    Evidence Based Medicine

52 Ultrathin strut biodegradable polymer sirolimus-eluting stent versus durable polymer everolimus-eluting stent for percutaneous coronary revascularisation (BIOSCIENCE): a randomised, single-blind, non-inferiority trial The Lancet, December 17, 2014    Evidence Based Medicine    Clinical Article

53 P2X3 receptor antagonist (AF-219) in refractory chronic cough: a randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled phase 2 study The Lancet, December 17, 2014    Evidence Based Medicine    Clinical Article

54 Global surveillance of cancer survival 1995–2009: analysis of individual data for 25 676 887 patients from 279 population-based registries in 67 countries (CONCORD-2) The Lancet, December 17, 2014    Evidence Based Medicine    Clinical Article

55 Effect of a quadrivalent meningococcal ACWY glycoconjugate or a serogroup B meningococcal vaccine on meningococcal carriage: an observer-blind, phase 3 randomised clinical trial The Lancet, December 17, 2014    Evidence Based Medicine    Clinical Article

56 Safety profile of combined therapy inhibiting EFGR and VEGF pathways in patients with advanced non-small-cell lung cancer: A meta-analysis of 15 phase II/III randomized trials International Journal of Cancer, December 17, 2014    Evidence Based Medicine    Review Article

57 Is nutrition important to postpone frailty? Current Opinion in Clinical Nutrition & Metabolic Care, December 17, 2014    Evidence Based Medicine    Review Article

58 A meta-analysis of the effects of angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors and angiotensin II receptor blockers on insulin sensitivity in hypertensive patients without diabetes Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice, December 17, 2014    Evidence Based Medicine    Review Article

59 Daptomycin versus linezolid for treatment of vancomycin-resistant enterococcal bacteremia: Systematic review and meta-analysis BMC Infectious Diseases, December 17, 2014    Free full text    Evidence Based Medicine    Review Article

60 Does preoperative T1 slope affect radiological and functional outcomes after cervical laminoplasty? Spine, December 17, 2014    Evidence Based Medicine

61 Performance of undergraduate dental students on ICDAS clinical caries detection after different learning strategies European Journal of Dental Education, December 17, 2014    Evidence Based Medicine

62 A predictive model for alternative admission to dental education European Journal of Dental Education, December 17, 2014    Evidence Based Medicine

63 Relationships between dental appearance, self-esteem, socio-economic status, and oral health-related quality of life in UK schoolchildren: A 3-year cohort study European Journal of Orthodontics , December 17, 2014    Evidence Based Medicine    Clinical Article

64 Fracture risk in long term care: a systematic review and meta-analysis of prospective observational studies BMC Geriatrics, December 17, 2014    Free full text    Evidence Based Medicine    Review Article

65 Season of birth and subclinical psychosis: Systematic review and meta-analysis of new and existing data Psychiatry Research, December 17, 2014    Evidence Based Medicine

66 Acceptability of a guidebook for the management of Osteoarthritis: a qualitative study of patient and clinicians' perspectives BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, December 17, 2014    Free full text    Evidence Based Medicine    Clinical Article