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Using pedometers to increase physical activity and improve health: a systematic review.
CONTEXT Without detailed evidence of their effectiveness, pedometers have recently become popular as a tool for motivating physical activity. OBJECTIVE To evaluate the association of pedometer use… Expand
Are Organic Foods Safer or Healthier Than Conventional Alternatives?
- Crystal M. Smith-Spangler, M. Brandeau, +9 authors D. Bravata
- Medicine, Business
- Annals of Internal Medicine
- 4 September 2012
BACKGROUND The health benefits of organic foods are unclear. PURPOSE To review evidence comparing the health effects of organic and conventional foods. DATA SOURCES MEDLINE (January 1966 to May… Expand
Coronary artery bypass surgery compared with percutaneous coronary interventions for multivessel disease: a collaborative analysis of individual patient data from ten randomised trials
BACKGROUND Coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) and percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) are alternative treatments for multivessel coronary disease. Although the procedures have been compared in… Expand
Systematic Review: Elective Induction of Labor Versus Expectant Management of Pregnancy
Induction of labor is increasing in the United Statesfrom 9.5% of births in 1990 to 22.1% of births in 2004 (1, 2). Labor may be induced because of maternal (for example, diabetes mellitus, unstable… Expand
Systematic Review: The Effects of Growth Hormone on Athletic Performance
The use of human growth hormone to improve athletic performance has recently received worldwide attention. This practice, often called sports doping, is banned by most professional sports leagues and… Expand
Efficacy and safety of low-carbohydrate diets: a systematic review.
CONTEXT Low-carbohydrate diets have been popularized without detailed evidence of their efficacy or safety. The literature has no clear consensus as to what amount of carbohydrates per day… Expand
Closing the Quality Gap: A Critical Analysis of Quality Improvement Strategies (Vol. 7: Care Coordination)
Context Quality problems and spiraling costs have resulted in widespread interest in solutions that improve the effectiveness and efficiency of the health care system. Care coordination has been… Expand
Systematic Review: The Comparative Effectiveness of Percutaneous Coronary Interventions and Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery
- D. Bravata, Allison L Gienger, +7 authors M. Hlatky
- Annals of Internal Medicine
- 20 November 2007
Context The relative benefits and harms of coronary artery bypass graft surgery (CABG) versus percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) are sometimes unclear. Contribution This systematic review of 23… Expand
Diagnosing and managing common food allergies: a systematic review.
CONTEXT There is heightened interest in food allergies but no clear consensus exists regarding the prevalence or most effective diagnostic and management approaches to food allergies. OBJECTIVE To… Expand
Systematic Review: Benefits and Harms of In-Hospital Use of Recombinant Factor VIIa for Off-Label Indications
BACKGROUND Recombinant factor VIIa (rFVIIa), a hemostatic agent approved for hemophilia, is increasingly used for off-label indications. PURPOSE To evaluate the benefits and harms of rFVIIa use for… Expand