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Training Interventions for Improving Telephone Consultation Skills in Clinicians
A Vaona et al. Cochrane Database Syst Rev 1, CD010034.
Telephone consultation skills are part of a wider set of remote consulting skills whose importance is growing as more and more medical care is delivered from a distance with the support of information technology. Nevertheless, no evidence specifically coming from telephone consultation studies is av ...
  • Review Article
Axillary Treatment for Operable Primary Breast Cancer
N Bromham et al. Cochrane Database Syst Rev 1, CD004561.
This review confirms the benefit of SLNB and axillary sampling as alternatives to ALND for axillary staging, supporting the view that ALND of the clinically and radiologically uninvolved axilla is no longer acceptable practice in people with breast cancer.
  • Review Article
Early Administration of Inhaled Corticosteroids for Preventing Chronic Lung Disease in Very Low Birth Weight Preterm Neonates
VS Shah et al. Cochrane Database Syst Rev 1, CD001969.
Based on this updated review, there is increasing evidence from the trials reviewed that early administration of inhaled steroids to VLBW neonates is effective in reducing the incidence of death or CLD at 36 weeks' PMA among either all randomised infants or among survivors. Even though there is stat ...
  • Review Article
Planned Early Birth Versus Expectant Management (Waiting) for Prelabour Rupture of Membranes at Term (37 Weeks or More)
P Middleton et al. Cochrane Database Syst Rev 1, CD005302.
There is low quality evidence to suggest that planned early birth (with induction methods such as oxytocin or prostaglandins) reduces the risk of maternal infectious morbidity compared with expectant management for PROM at 37 weeks' gestation or later, without an apparent increased risk of caesarean ...
  • Review Article