Diving for PURLs (December 2013)
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Diving for PURLS are reviews of new research studies that could change clinical practice.
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Systemic steroids for sore throat, by Nina Rogers, is a review of: Hayward G, Thompson MJ, Perera R, Glasziou PP, Del Mar CB, Heneghan CJ. Corticosteroids as standalone or add-on treatment for sore throat. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2012; (10):CD008268.Self-collected vulvovaginal samples method better at detecting gonorrhea than endocervical samples, by Kate Rowland, is a review of: Stewart CM, Schoeman SA, Booth RA, Smith SD, Wilcox MH, Wilson JD. Assessment of self taken swabs versus clinician taken swab cultures for diagnosing gonorrhoea in women: single centre, diagnostic accuracy study. BMJ. 2012; 345:e8107.Self-collected vulvovaginal samples better for detecting chlamydia than endocervical samples, by Kate Rowland, is a review of: Schoeman SA, Stewart CM, Booth RA, Smith SD, Wilcox MH, Wilson JD. Assessment of best single sample for finding chlamydia in women with and without symptoms: a diagnostic test study. BMJ. 2012; 345:e8013.Does being overweight protect against death?, by Ryan Lingor and Kate Rowland, is a review of Flegal KM, Kit BK, Orpana H, Graubard BI. Association of all-cause mortality with overweight and obesity using standard body mass index categories: a systematic review and meta-analysis. JAMA. 2013; 309(1):71–82.
Evidence Based Practice 16(12): 05