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Episode 50: More useful clinical trials – with a gentler touch

In episode 50, we talk about 4 more clinical trials that might help you in your practice. We cover topics ranging from fever control with acetaminophen or ibuprofen, injections for rotator cuff injuries, diabetes, and osteoarthritis. Mike and James finally bring in a much needed female flavour to the show, by asking Dr. Tina Korownyk to help out with the evaluation of these studies. Unfortunately we quickly realise that the past 49 shows have, much to our chagrin, lacked any significant sex appeal.

Show Notes

1) Treatment of fever with acetaminophen, ibuprofen or both

BMJ 2008;337:a1302

Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 2004;158:521-6

Lancet 1997;350:704-9

J Pediatr 1989;114:1045-8

2) Rotator cuff injections – do they need to go in the shoulder

BMJ 2009;338;a3112

3) Diabetes is NOT a CHD risk equivalent

Diabet Med 2009;26,142–8

4) Resistance/strength training for osteoarthritis

Arthritis Care Res 2008;59:1488–94

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