Top 50 Reviews

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  1. In primary care, it appears that appropriately trained nurses can produce as high quality care and achieve as good health outcomes for patients as doctors. However, the research available is quite limited. (60)
  2. Statins for the primary prevention of cardiovascular disease (25)
  3. Interventions for preventing falls in older people living in the community (21)
  4. Vitamin C for preventing and treating the common cold (21)
  5. Benefits of antihypertensive drugs for mild hypertension are unclear (19)
  6. Echinacea for preventing and treating the common cold (19)
  7. Regulatory information on trials of oseltamivir (Tamiflu) and zanamivir (Relenza) for influenza in adults and children (19)
  8. Vaccines to prevent influenza in healthy adults (19)
  9. Amniotomy for shortening spontaneous labour (11)
  10. Antibiotic treatment for people with a clinical diagnosis of acute bronchitis (11)
  11. 'Scared straight' and other juvenile awareness programs for preventing juvenile delinquency (10)
  12. Alternative positions for the baby immediately at birth before clamping the umbilical cord (10)
  13. Comparing continuous electronic fetal monitoring in labour (cardiotocography, CTG) with intermittent listening (intermittent auscultation, IA) (10)
  14. Exercise for depression (10)
  15. Hypertonic saline solution administered via nebuliser for acute bronchiolitis in infants (10)
  16. Midwife-led continuity models versus other models of care for childbearing women (10)
  17. Screening for breast cancer with mammography (10)
  18. Using the combined vaccine for protection of children against measles, mumps and rubella (10)
  19. Benefits and harms of planned hospital birth compared with planned home birth for low-risk pregnant women (9)
  20. Interventions for nausea and vomiting in early pregnancy (9)
  21. Speech and language therapy interventions for children with primary speech and language delay or disorder (9)
  22. Cranberries for preventing urinary tract infections (8)
  23. Hip protectors for preventing hip fractures in older people (8)
  24. Interventions for preventing obesity in children (8)
  25. Pain management for women in labour – an overview (8)
  26. Probiotics for prevention of necrotizing enterocolitis in preterm infants (8)
  27. Tramadol for osteoarthritis (8)
  28. Antioxidant supplements for prevention of mortality in healthy participants and patients with various diseases (7)
  29. Interferon for the treatment of melanoma patients after surgical removal of their tumour (7)
  30. Intrapartum antibiotics for known maternal Group B streptococcal colonization (7)
  31. Zinc for the common cold (7)
  32. Drugs for treatment of very high blood pressure during pregnancy (6)
  33. Duloxetine for treating painful neuropathy, chronic pain or fibromyalgia (6)
  34. Endometriosis: an overview of Cochrane Reviews (6)
  35. Fluticasone versus beclomethasone or budesonide for chronic asthma in adults and children (6)
  36. Homeopathic Oscillococcinum® for preventing and treating influenza and influenza-like illness (6)
  37. Ibuprofen for the treatment of patent ductus arteriosus in preterm and/or low birth weight infants (6)
  38. Incentive spirometry for prevention of postoperative pulmonary complications after upper abdominal surgery (6)
  39. Music therapy for depression (6)
  40. Psychological therapies for borderline personality disorder (6)
  41. Psychological therapies for chronic post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in adults (6)
  42. Traction for low-back pain (6)
  43. Vaginal prostaglandin (PGE2 and PGF2a) for induction of labour at term (6)
  44. Antibiotics for middle-ear infection (acute otitis media) in children (5)
  45. Anticonvulsant drugs for acute and chronic pain (5)
  46. Beta blockers for peripheral arterial disease (5)
  47. Corticosteroids for bacterial meningitis (5)
  48. Decision aids to help people who are facing health treatment or screening decisions (5)
  49. Diacerein for osteoarthritis (5)
  50. Epidurals for pain relief in labour (5)

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