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Testing Treatments: Better Research for Better Healthcare. 2nd edition

How do we know whether a particular treatment really works? How reliable is the evidence? And how do we ensure that research into medical treatments best meets the needs of patients? These are just a few of the questions addressed in a lively and informative way in Testing Treatments. Brimming with vivid examples, Testing Treatments will inspire both patients and professionals.

Pinter & Martin.

Version: 2011
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Neuroreflexotherapy for non‐specific low‐back pain

Neuroreflexotherapy, provided in specialized clinics in Spain, appears to reduce pain and disability for patients with chronic non‐specific low‐back pain.

Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews: Plain Language Summaries [Internet] - John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

Version: 2011

Multidisciplinary biopsychosocial rehabilitation for neck and shoulder pain among working age adults.

There is not enough evidence to show whether or not multidisciplinary biopsychosocial rehabilitation programs are helpful for people with neck and shoulder pain.

Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews: Plain Language Summaries [Internet] - John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

Version: 2010

Androgens for the anaemia of chronic kidney disease in adults

Anaemia, which occurs when red blood cell and haemoglobin levels fall below normal, is a common problem among adults with chronic kidney disease (CKD). Anaemia can cause breathlessness, dizziness and chest pain (angina); reduce ability to think clearly; limits ability to exercise; and contributes to sexual problems, poor appetite and reduced quality of life. Anaemia may also cause longer hospital stays, and sometimes death.

Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews: Plain Language Summaries [Internet] - John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

Version: 2014

Multidisciplinary treatment for back pain

Low back pain (LBP) is a condition that causes a great deal of pain and suffering across the world and also accounts for large costs to society due to healthcare spending and missed work. Previous research has shown that LBP that has persisted for several months or years is often associated with psychological and social problems. Multidisciplinary treatments target physical as well as psychological and social aspects of LBP and involve a team of healthcare providers with different professional backgrounds and training.

Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews: Plain Language Summaries [Internet] - John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

Version: 2014

Exercise as treatment for patients with chronic fatigue syndrome

• People with chronic fatigue syndrome and their family and friends.

Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews: Plain Language Summaries [Internet] - John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

Version: 2016

Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia Treatment (PDQ®): Patient Version

Expert-reviewed information summary about the treatment of chronic myelogenous leukemia.

PDQ Cancer Information Summaries [Internet] - National Cancer Institute (US).

Version: September 21, 2015

Chronic Myeloproliferative Neoplasms Treatment (PDQ®): Patient Version

Expert-reviewed information summary about the treatment of chronic myeloproliferative neoplasms.

PDQ Cancer Information Summaries [Internet] - National Cancer Institute (US).

Version: August 5, 2016

Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia Treatment (PDQ®): Patient Version

Expert-reviewed information summary about the treatment of chronic lymphocytic leukemia.

PDQ Cancer Information Summaries [Internet] - National Cancer Institute (US).

Version: July 28, 2016

Mobile phone messaging for preventive health care

Many costly and disabling conditions such as cardiovascular diseases, cancer or diabetes are linked by common preventable risk factors like tobacco use, unhealthy nutrition, physical inactivity and excessive alcohol use. However, prevention still plays a secondary role in many health systems as all too often, healthcare workers fail to seize interactions with patient as opportunities to inform them about health promotion and disease prevention strategies. This review examined whether mobile phone applications such as Short Message Service (SMS) and Multimedia Message Service (MMS) can support and enhance primary preventive health interventions.

Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews: Plain Language Summaries [Internet] - John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

Version: 2012

Know Your Chances: Understanding Health Statistics

The goal of this book is to help you better understand health information by teaching you about the numbers behind the messages—the medical statistics on which the claims are based. The book will also familiarize you with risk charts, which are designed to help you put your health concerns in perspective. By learning to understand the numbers and knowing what questions to ask, you’ll be able to see through the hype and find the credible information—if any—that remains.

University of California Press.

Version: 2008

Smart Health Choices: Making Sense of Health Advice

This book aims to help consumers and practitioners develop the skills to assess health advice – and hopefully to make decisions that will improve the quality of their care. For some people, making better-informed decisions could be life saving. We hope that it will be useful if you are struggling to come to terms with an illness or injury, and the best ways of managing it. Or you may simply want to lead a healthier life, and may be wondering how to make sense of the often conflicting flood of health information that deluges us every day, through the media, and from our friends and health practitioners.

Hammersmith Press.

Version: 2008

Late Effects of Treatment for Childhood Cancer (PDQ®): Patient Version

Expert-reviewed information summary about the health problems that continue or appear after cancer treatment has ended.

PDQ Cancer Information Summaries [Internet] - National Cancer Institute (US).

Version: August 11, 2016

Childhood Vascular Tumors Treatment (PDQ®): Patient Version

Expert-reviewed information summary about the treatment of childhood vascular tumors.

PDQ Cancer Information Summaries [Internet] - National Cancer Institute (US).

Version: September 12, 2016

Myelodysplastic/ Myeloproliferative Neoplasms Treatment (PDQ®): Patient Version

Expert-reviewed information summary about the treatment of myelodysplastic/myeloproliferative neoplasms including chronic/juvenile myelomonocytic leukemias and atypical CML.

PDQ Cancer Information Summaries [Internet] - National Cancer Institute (US).

Version: August 12, 2015

Topics in Integrative, Alternative, and Complementary Therapies (PDQ®): Patient Version

Expert-reviewed information summary that contains information on integrative, complementary, and/or alternative therapies for people with cancer.

PDQ Cancer Information Summaries [Internet] - National Cancer Institute (US).

Version: April 8, 2016

Pancreatic Cancer Treatment (PDQ®): Patient Version

Expert-reviewed information summary about the treatment of pancreatic cancer.

PDQ Cancer Information Summaries [Internet] - National Cancer Institute (US).

Version: June 30, 2016

Childhood Acute Myeloid Leukemia/Other Myeloid Malignancies Treatment (PDQ®): Patient Version

Expert-reviewed information summary about the treatment of childhood acute myeloid leukemia, myelodysplastic syndromes, and other myeloproliferative disorders.

PDQ Cancer Information Summaries [Internet] - National Cancer Institute (US).

Version: July 28, 2016

Hairy Cell Leukemia Treatment (PDQ®): Patient Version

Expert-reviewed information summary about the treatment of hairy cell leukemia.

PDQ Cancer Information Summaries [Internet] - National Cancer Institute (US).

Version: April 6, 2016

Plasma Cell Neoplasms (Including Multiple Myeloma) Treatment (PDQ®): Patient Version

Expert-reviewed information summary about the treatment of plasma cell neoplasms (including multiple myeloma).

PDQ Cancer Information Summaries [Internet] - National Cancer Institute (US).

Version: August 5, 2016

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