Probiotics for preventing acute upper respiratory tract infections
It is found that probiotics were better than placebo in reducing the number of participants experiencing episodes of acute URTI, the mean duration of an episode of acute United States upper respiratory tract infections, antibiotic use and cold-related school absence and the quality of the evidence was low or very low.
Randomized trials published in some Chinese journals: how many are randomized?
Most reports of randomized controlled Trials published in some Chinese journals were not real randomized controlled trials owing to a lack of adequate understanding on the part of the authors of rigorous clinical trial design and a good practice guide for peer review needs to be developed.
Acupuncture for menopausal hot flushes.
Traditional acupuncture was significantly more effective in reducing hot flush frequency from baseline and hot flush severity and flushes were significantly less severe in the acupuncture group, with a small effect size.
The Effects of Tai Chi on Depression, Anxiety, and Psychological Well-Being: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis
- F. Wang, Eun-Kyoung Othelia Lee, A. Yeung
- PsychologyInternational Journal of Behavioral Medicine
- 1 August 2014
It is demonstrated that tai chi interventions have beneficial effects for various populations on a range of psychological well-being measures, including depression, anxiety, general stress management, and exercise self-efficacy.
Thrombolytic therapy for pulmonary embolism.
- Q. Hao, B. Dong, J. Yue, Taixiang Wu, G. Liu
- MedicineThe Cochrane database of systematic reviews
- 30 September 2015
BACKGROUND Thrombolytic therapy (powerful anticoagulation drugs) is usually reserved for patients with clinically serious or massive pulmonary embolism (PE). Evidence suggests that thrombolytic…
Polycystic ovary syndrome is associated with negatively variable impacts on domains of health-related quality of life: evidence from a meta-analysis.
Green tea and gastric cancer risk: meta-analysis of epidemiologic studies.
The results of this meta-analysis indicated that there is no clear epidemiological evidence to support the suggestion that green tea plays a role in the prevention of gastric cancer.
Comparison of the hypoglycemic effect of acarbose monotherapy in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus consuming an Eastern or Western diet: a systematic meta-analysis.
Adenosine and verapamil for no-reflow during primary percutaneous coronary intervention in people with acute myocardial infarction.
There was no evidence that adenosine and verapamil as treatments for no-reflow during PPCI can reduce all-cause mortality, non-fatal myocardial infarction or the incidence of angiographic no- reflow.
Consolidated standards of reporting trials (CONSORT) for traditional Chinese medicine: current situation and future development
The reporting standards for randomized controlled trials were first published in 1996 by a group of scientists under the name “CONSORT,” which means consolidated standards of reporting trials.…