Articles: 25.04 19 February 2014

Latest reviews from Cochrane

In this section we present an abstract of a review relevant to prescribing in general practice from the latest issue of The Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. To view the article in full or for further information, visit www.thecochranelibrary.com
Antidepressants for smoking cessation

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Immunotherapy effective for atopic dermatitis

This meta-analysis found a significant overall benefit of allergen-specific immunotherapy (allergen-SIT) for the treatment of atopic dermatitis. The effect was most significant in adults with severe atopic dermatitis treated with subcutaneous immunotherapy.
Immunotherapy effective for atopic dermatitis

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Lubiprostone: new treatment for chronic idiopathic constipation

Lubiprostone (Amitiza) increases intestinal motility and is licensed for the treatment of chronic idiopathic constipation. In our New products review, Steve Chaplin presents the data relating to its efficacy and adverse events and Dr Alex Ford discusses its place in therapy.
Lubiprostone new treatment for chronic …

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Polypharmacy – essential, but also to be avoided

Polypharmacy is not new – it was first described and discussed in the medical literature at least 150 years ago. Despite this, other than the dictionary definition of prescribing more than one drug at the same time to an individual, it is has been poorly …

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Polypharmacy: tackling the reality of multiple morbidities

Steve Chaplin discusses the findings of a recent report on polypharmacy that addresses the difficulty of implementing evidence-based practice in patients with multiple morbidities.
Polypharmacy tackling the reality of multiple morbidities

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Recent advances in treatment and diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic auto – immune condition associated with significant co-morbidities. Our Drug review discusses the importance of early detection and highlights recent developments in diagnosis and treatment, followed by sources of further information.
Recent advances in treatment and diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis

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Rotarix: rotavirus vaccine for infants of two months

Steve Chaplin provides an overview of the properties of the rotavirus vaccine, now to be offered routinely to infants at approximately eight weeks of age.
Rotarix rotavirus vaccine for infants of two months

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