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Neomycin (Ophthalmic route)

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Neomycin belongs to the family of medicines called antibiotics. Neomycin ophthalmic preparations are used to treat infections of the eye. Neomycin is available only with your doctor's prescription… Read more
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Evidence reviews

Chronic Venous Ulcers: A Comparative Effectiveness Review of Treatment Modalities [Internet]

To systematically review whether the use of advanced wound dressings, systemic antibiotics, or venous surgery enhanced the healing of venous ulcers over the use of adequate venous compression.

Management of Acute Otitis Media: Update

Acute Otitis Media (AOM), a viral or bacterial infection of the ear, is the most common childhood infection for which antibiotics are prescribed in the United States. In 2001, the Southern California Evidence-based Practice Center conducted a systematic review of the evidence comparing treatments of AOM.

Lactose Intolerance and Health

We systematically reviewed evidence to determine lactose intolerance (LI) prevalence, bone health after dairy-exclusion diets, tolerable dose of lactose in subjects with diagnosed LI, and management.

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Summaries for consumers

No convincing evidence that branched‐chain amino acids have a beneficial effect on patients with hepatic encephalopathy was identified

Hepatic encephalopathy occurs in patients with chronic liver disease or fulminant liver failure and is associated with changes in mental state, ranging from minor signs of altered brain function to deep coma. Treatment with branched‐chain amino acids has been proposed to ameliorate the symptoms. When all the identified trials were combined, branched‐chain amino acids appeared to have a modest effect in improving encephalopathy. However, this effect was not seen when only trials of high quality were included. Thus, this review did not provide convincing evidence to support the use of branched‐chain amino acids for patients with hepatic encephalopathy.

Interventions to reduce Staphylococcus aureus in the management of atopic eczema

Atopic eczema (atopic dermatitis or childhood eczema) is a big problem worldwide. The skin of people with atopic eczema often contains high numbers of a bacterium called Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus).

Interventions for recurrent nosebleeds of unknown cause in children

Nosebleeds in children usually just stop by themselves or after pinching the nose. However, some children get repeated nosebleeds with no specific cause (recurrent idiopathic epistaxis). The most common treatments are cautery or antiseptic cream, or both. Cautery (a method of sealing) can be painful even with local anaesthetic, and usually involves using a silver nitrate stick to seal off a visible blood vessel inside the nose that may be rupturing. Other options include ointments and nasal sprays. The review of trials found that there is not enough evidence to compare the effectiveness of different treatment options, however using a lower concentration of silver nitrate cautery is more effective in the short term and less painful. More research is needed to show the best options for reducing recurrent nosebleeds of unknown cause in children.

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