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Optic Neuritis

An inflammatory disorder of the optic nerve that usually occurs in only one eye and causes visual loss and sometimes blindness. It is generally temporary.

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(Source: NIH - National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke)

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Evidence reviews

Corticosteroids for treating optic neuritis

We reviewed the evidence about the effects of corticosteroids on visual recovery of people with acute optic neuritis.

Primary Care Management of Abnormal Uterine Bleeding [Internet]

The Vanderbilt Evidence-based practice Center systematically reviewed evidence about interventions for symptomatic abnormal uterine bleeding (AUB), both irregular and cyclic. We focused on interventions that are suitable for use in primary care practice including medical, behavioral, and complementary and alternative medicine approaches.

Drug Class Review: Disease-modifying Drugs for Multiple Sclerosis: Final Update 1 Report [Internet]

We compared the effectiveness and safety of disease-modifying drugs for the treatment of multiple sclerosis: Glatiramer acetate (Copaxone®), interferon beta-1a (Avonex®, Rebif®), interferon beta-1b (Betaseron®, Extavia®), mitoxantrone (Novantrone®), and natalizumab (Tysabri®).

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Summaries for consumers

Corticosteroids for treating optic neuritis

We reviewed the evidence about the effects of corticosteroids on visual recovery of people with acute optic neuritis.

Vaccines to prevent influenza in healthy adults

We evaluated the effect of immunisation with influenza vaccines on preventing influenza A or B infections (efficacy), influenza‐like illness (ILI) and its consequences (effectiveness), and determined whether exposure to influenza vaccines is associated with serious or severe harms. The target populations were healthy adults, including pregnant women and newborns.

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