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Former EBM I Literature Review Requirements: Infectious Disease related topics

This guide has information about the literature review assignment for the Evidence Based Medicine I course at NEOMED.

Bacterial

  • Tigecycline versus levofloxacin for treating community-acquired pneumonia
  • Azithromycin versus amoxicillin/clavulanate for treating acute sinusitis
  • Azithromycin versus amoxicillin/clavulanate for treating otitis media
  • Comparing cefdinir to amoxicillin/clavulanate for treating of otitis media
  • Tigecycline versus vancomycin for treating methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infections
  • Daptomycin vs. linezolid for treating Staphylococci and/or Enterococci infections
  • Vancomycin vs. metronidazole for treating Clostridium difficile infections
  • Benzoyl peroxide vs. benzoyl peroxide/clindamycin for treating acne
  • Benzoyl peroxide vs. clindamycin for treating acne
  • Benzoyl peroxide and clindamycin vs. benzoyl peroxide/clindamycin for treating acne
  • Clindamycin vs. benzoyl peroxide/clindamycin for treating acne
  • Vancomycin vs. linezolid for treating nosocomial pneumonia
  • Vancomycin vs. linezolid for treating methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infections
  • Comparing ciprofloxacin to trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole for treating acute urinary tract infections in women
  • Comparing acellular whooping cough vaccines to whole cell whooping cough vaccines for children
  • Amoxicillin versus penicillin V for treating pharyngitis
  • Comparing fidaxomicin to vancomycin for treating a Clostridium difficile infection
  • Once-weekly rifapentine with isoniazid for 3 months versus isoniazid for 9 months in the  prevention of active tuberculosis
  • Comparing minocycline to lymecycline for treating acne
  • Kanuka honey with antibacterial soap versus antibacterial soap alone for the treatment of acne
  • Azithromycin versus doxycycline for treating of acne vulgaris
  • Minocycline versus lymecycline for treating of acne vulgaris
  • Minocycline and tosufloxacin for the treating of macrolide-resistant Mycoplasma pneumoniae
  • Nitrofurantoin vs fosfomycin for treating urinary tract infections
  • Comparing Postdischarge decolonization plus education versus education alone for the prevention of further MRSA infections
  • Comparing oral to IV antibiotics for treating bone or joint infections

Viral

  • Comparing oseltamivir to zanamivir for the treatment of influenza
  • Tenofovir vs. abacavir-lamivudine as an antiviral therapy

Protozoan

  • Artemether and lumefantrine versus artesunate and amodiaquine for treating malaria

Vaccinations

  • Comparing an new educational program to current practice for educating the public about the importance of vaccinations
  • Comparing two different dosage forms for vaccine delivery (for example: intra-nasal versus the subcutaneous delivery of measles vaccine)
  • Tetanus toxoid, reduced diphtheria toxoid, and acellular pertussis antigens (Tdap) vaccine versus tetanus and diphtheria toxoids vaccine (Td) for efficacy (and/or safety) in patients
  • Comparing efficacy of the quadrivalent flu vaccine to the trivalent flu vaccine
  • Measles-Mumps-Rubella (MMR) vaccine given to children at 8 months versus 12 months.
  • Comparing two doses of combined measles-mumps-rubella-varicella vaccine versus one dose of monovalent varicella vaccine for protecting against varicella
  • Subcutaneous versus Intra-Nasal Administration of Vaccines in the Prevention of Hookworm Infection