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Meditation programs for psychological stress and well-being: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
IMPORTANCE Many people meditate to reduce psychological stress and stress-related health problems. To counsel people appropriately, clinicians need to know what the evidence says about the health… Expand
Cultural Competence: A Systematic Review of Health Care Provider Educational Interventions
Objective:We sought to synthesize the findings of studies evaluating interventions to improve the cultural competence of health professionals. Design:This was a systematic literature review and… Expand
The VF-14. An index of functional impairment in patients with cataract.
OBJECTIVE To describe the development and the performance of a brief questionnaire designed to measure functional impairment caused by cataract (the VF-14). DESIGN Observational cross-sectional… Expand
The Battering Syndrome: Prevalence and Clinical Characteristics of Domestic Violence in Primary Care Internal Medicine Practices
It is estimated that 2 to 4 million U.S. women are physically abused each year and that domestic violence may occur in as many as one of every four U.S. families . In one study involving primarily… Expand
Comparative Effectiveness and Safety of Medications for Type 2 Diabetes: An Update Including New Drugs and 2-Drug Combinations
BACKGROUND Given the increase in medications for type 2 diabetes mellitus, clinicians and patients need information about their effectiveness and safety to make informed choices. PURPOSE To… Expand
AHRQ series paper 5: grading the strength of a body of evidence when comparing medical interventions--agency for healthcare research and quality and the effective health-care program.
OBJECTIVE To establish guidance on grading strength of evidence for the Evidence-based Practice Center (EPC) program of the U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. STUDY DESIGN AND SETTING… Expand
Barriers to recruiting underrepresented populations to cancer clinical trials: A systematic review
Racial and ethnic minorities, older adults, rural residents, and individuals of low socioeconomic status are underrepresented among participants in cancer‐related trials. The authors conducted a… Expand
Clinical characteristics of women with a history of childhood abuse: unhealed wounds.
OBJECTIVES To determine the prevalence of childhood physical or sexual abuse in women seen in primary care practices; to identify physical and psychologic problems associated with that abuse; and to… Expand
Systematic Review: Comparative Effectiveness and Safety of Oral Medications for Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
- Shari D Bolen, L. Feldman, +8 authors F. Brancati
- Annals of Internal Medicine
- 18 September 2007
The prevalence and morbidity associated with type 2 diabetes mellitus continue to increase in the United States and elsewhere (1, 2). Several studies of the treatment of type 2 diabetes suggest that… Expand
Renal Mass and Localized Renal Cancer: AUA Guideline
Purpose: This AUA Guideline focuses on evaluation/counseling and management of adult patients with clinically localized renal masses suspicious for cancer, including solid‐enhancing tumors and… Expand