in Eyes on Evidence
Adenotonsillectomy in children with obstructive
controlled trial in the USA finds that adenotonsillectomy does not improve
cognitive function in children with obstructive sleep apnoea syndrome, although
it does have a beneficial effect on symptoms of sleep apnoea.
compared with indometacin for patent ductus arteriosus
review reports that ibuprofen is as effective as indometacin for closure of
patent ductus arteriosus in preterm or low-birthweight babies, and is
associated with a lower risk of necrotising enterocolitis, reduced time on
assisted ventilation and a lower risk of negative effects on renal
Gallbladder removal with or without bile duct imaging
retrospective cohort study of US data raises caution about interpreting the
benefits of using bile duct imaging during gallbladder removal.
care for depression
randomised controlled trial in English general practices suggests that
collaborative care delivered by mental health workers acting as care managers
is more effective at reducing depression than usual care.
preferences of people with terminal illness who live alone
Australian cohort study finds that around half of people with terminal illness
who live alone would prefer to die at home, but only a small proportion manage
to do so.
recently published Evidence Updates on:
- Venous thromboembolic diseases
- Interventions to reduce substance misuse among vulnerable young people