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- best evidence topic reports
- aortic dissection
- atrial fibrillation
- chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
- rheumatoid arthritis
Best Evidence Topic reports (BETs) summarise the evidence pertaining to particular clinical questions. They are not systematic reviews, but rather contain the best (highest level) evidence that can be practically obtained by busy practising clinicians. The search strategies used to find the best evidence are reported in detail in order to allow clinicians to update searches whenever necessary. The BETs published below were first reported at the Critical Appraisal Journal Club at the Manchester Royal Infirmary1 or placed on the BestBETs web site. Each BET has been constructed in the four stages that have been described elsewhere.2 The BETs shown here together with those published previously and those currently under construction can be seen at http://www.bestbets.org.3 Five BETs are included in this issue of the journal.
Amiodarone or flecainide for cardioversion in acute onset atrial fibrillation
The sensitivity of a normal chest radiograph in ruling out aortic dissection
Antibiotics in acute exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
Intravenous magnesium in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
Intra-articular corticosteroid injections in acute rheumatoid monoarthritides
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