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Ovulation induction drug therapy for anovulatory infertility associated with polycystic ovary syndrome

Presents a systematic review and critical appraisal of the evidence on the use of ovulation induction (OI) drug therapy to manage anovulatory infertility associated with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) in women of reproductive age. Provides the current published scientific evidence about its safety and efficacy/effectiveness in terms of pregnancy rate in this category of infertile patients.

Published: 2004
Evidence-based medicine  
http://ebm.bmjjournals.com/

A bi-monthly online journal containing articles around evidence-based medicine and health. The websites allows access to tables of contents and selected full text articles.

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Systematic reviews in health care: meta-analysis in context
Provides an introduction to the rationale and principles of systematic reviews.
Published: 2001
Improving research dissemination and uptake in the health sector: beyond the sound of one hand clapping  
http://www.chsrf.ca/knowledge_transfer/pdf/handclapping_e.pdf
Examines the structures and processes involved in communication between health researchers and policy-makers. Analyzes the current state of research dissemination and uptake. (See Details)
Published: 1997
Clinical case reporting in evidence-based medicine
Explains the theory of evidence-based medicine and the practice of choosing and reporting clinical cases. Also provides coverage on routine case reports in medicine, surgery and psychiatry, case reporting in occupational medicine and in tort litigation for courts of law.
Published: 2001
Diagnosis and treatment of coronary heart disease in women: systematic reviews of evidence on selected topics  
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/bv.fcgi?rid=hstat1a.chapter.15366
Provides systematic reviews and meta-analyses on key topics related to coronary heart disease (CHD) in women. (See Details)
Published: 2003
Raloxifene for primary and secondary prevention of osteoporotic fractures in postmenopausal women: a systematic review of effica  
http://www.ccohta.ca/publications/pdf/117_raloxifene_tr_e.pdf
Evaluates the safety and efficacy of raloxifene compared with placebo and other drugs approved in Canada for the primary and secondary prevention of osteoporotic vertebral fractures in postmenopausal women. (See Details)
Published: 2005
Introduction to evidence-based medicine  
http://www.hsl.unc.edu/services/tutorials/ebm/index.htm
Provides a basic introduction to evidence-based medicine principles, for both health professionals and students. (See Details)
Published: 2002
Transdermal progesterone creams for postmenopausal women: more hype than hope?  
http://www.mja.com.au/public/issues/182_05_070305/wre10534_fm.html
Examines claims about the benefits of transdermal progesterone creams for relieving symptoms of menopause. Finds that currently available progesterone creams can not be recommended for treatment of symptoms associated with menopause. (See Details)
Published: 2005
Evidence-based health promotion. No. 1: oral health  
http://www.health.vic.gov.au/healthpromotion/downloads/oral_health.pdf
Using an evidence based strategy, report reveals findings on oral health care system in Victoria, Australia. Builds on the existing summaries of evidence based oral health promotion. Findings include the need to focus on increasing access to fluoride, sealants and strategies to enhance the development of personal skills in oral hygiene. Highlights the need for broader based oral health promotion in order to improve the oral health promotion knowledge of health providers and be able to effectively address the oral health promotion needs of special risk groups. (See Details)
Published: 2000