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Grading quality of evidence and strength of recommendations
A system for grading the quality of evidence and the strength of recommendations that can be applied across a wide range of interventions and contexts is developed, and a summary of the approach from the perspective of a guideline user is presented. Expand
Prevalence and determinants of lateral and medial epicondylitis: a population study.
Smoking, obesity, repetitive movements, and forceful activities independently of each other showed significant associations with medial epicondylitis. Expand
What may help or hinder the implementation of computerized decision support systems (CDSSs): a focus group study with physicians.
OBJECTIVES To identify potential barriers and facilitators to implementing computerized decision support systems (CDSSs) in health care as perceived by clinicians. METHODS We carried out aExpand
Antibiotics for adults with clinically diagnosed acute rhinosinusitis: a meta-analysis of individual patient data
Common clinical signs and symptoms cannot identify patients with rhinosinusitis for whom treatment is clearly justified and are not justified even if a patient reports symptoms for longer than 7-10 days. Expand
Hand dominance in upper extremity musculoskeletal disorders.
Findings show that UEMSD are more prevalent in the dominant than nondominant arm mainly in women, and for shoulder tendinitis, the difference persists throughout adult age. Expand
Comparison of ultrasound, radiography, and clinical examination in the diagnosis of acute maxillary sinusitis: a systematic review.
Radiography was the most accurate method for diagnosing acute maxillary sinusitis in unselected patients, and future comparative trials should preferably combine diagnosis and treatment, evaluating the two aspects of clinical management as unit. Expand
Self-reported productivity loss among workers with upper extremity disorders.
UED cause substantial loss of productivity at work, and the most important associated factors are related to pain and its impact on work and sleep, but also to psychological aspects of pain and work. Expand
The Antimicrobial Treatment Strategies (MIKSTRA) program: a 5-year follow-up of infection-specific antibiotic use in primary health care and the effect of implementation of treatment guidelines.
Moderate qualitative improvements in antibiotic use were observed after multifaceted intervention, but prescribing for unjustified indications, mainly acute bronchitis, did not decrease. Expand
Diagnostic Tools in Respiratory Tract Infections: Use and Comparison with Finnish Guidelines
In pneumonia and throat infection, diagnostic testing was statistically significantly associated with the use of antimicrobials, but not in otitis, sinusitis or acute bronchitis. Expand
Cardiovascular and lifestyle risk factors in lumbar radicular pain or clinically defined sciatica: a systematic review
The associations of overweight, long smoking history, high physical activity and a high serum C-reactive protein level with lumbar radicular pain or sciatica were substantiated by the present review. Expand