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Former EBM I Literature Review Requirements: Neurology & OB/GYN topics

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

Alzheimer's disease & other dementias

  • Comparing rivastigmine vs. galantamine for treating Alzheimer’s disease
  • Comparing rivastigmine to donepezil for treating Alzheimer’s disease
  • Comparing rivastigmine and donepezil for the treatment of dementia
  • Comparing rivastigmine, galantamine, and donepezil for treating Alzheimer’s disease
  • Memantine vs. donepezil for treating Alzheimer’s disease
  • Comparing galantamine to donepezil for treating Alzheimer’s disease
  • Comparing two concentrations of rivastigmine for treating Alzheimer’s disease
  • Comparing gingko biloba vs. donepezil for treating Alzheimer’s disease
  • Natural versus pharmacological treatments of Alzheimer's disease
  • Comparing two dosages of rivastigmine for treating for treating Alzheimer’s disease

Back pain

  • Comparing Avinza to OxyContin therapy for treating lower back pain
  • Comparing acupuncture to local anesthetic injections in the treatment of back pain

Acute and chronic pain

  • Transdermal fentanyl vs. morphine for treating chronic pain
  • Chronic pain issues in the elderly
  • Morphine sulfate extended-release capsules vs. oxycodone hydrochloride for treating chronic pain
  • Ketamine compared to morphine for acute pain
  • Avinza vs. MS Contin for treating chronic pain.
  • Opioids versus nonopioids for treating chronic pain
  • Oxycodone/acetaminophen and hydrocodone/acetaminophen for treating chronic pain
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Epilepsy

  • Carbamazepine versus phenobarbitone for treating epilepsy
  • Comparing lamotrigine to phenytoin for treating epilepsy
  • Comparing lamotrigine to carbamazepine for treating epilepsy
  • Comparing lamotrigine to valproate for treating epilepsy
  • Comparing lamotrigine to oxcarbazepine for treating epilepsy

General and local anesthetics

  • Ketamine versus morphine in pre-hospital anesthetics post-trauma
  • A Comparison of the side effects of intravenous propofol versus inhalant isoflurane for the use of anesthesia
  • Comparing midazolam vs. midazolam and ketamine in pediatric procedural sedation

Migraines

  • Topiramate vs. amitriptyline for treating migraines
  • Metoprolol vs. propranolol for treating migraines

Multiple Sclerosis

  • Oral fingolimod vs. intramuscular interferon for treating Multiple Sclerosis

Stroke

  • Comparing dipyridamole to aspirin for preventing strokes
  • Comparing warfarin to aspirin for preventing strokes Comparing tenecteplase to alteplase for treating ischemic strokes
  • Comparing low-dose versus standard-dose intravenous alteplase for treating acute ischemic stroke
  • Comparing non-contrast CT ASPECTS to CT angiogram source image ASPECTS in acute ischemic stroke outcomes

Misc.

  • Comparing phenytoin to phenobarbitone for treating neonatal seizures
  • Comparing prednisone to cytotoxic drugs for treating lupus nephritis

OB/GYN Topics

  • Comparing atosiban to nifedipine in the treatment of threatened preterm birth
  • Oral tranexamic acid compared to combined oral contraceptives for treating heavy menstrual bleeding
  • Comparing the efficacy of levonorgestrel and ethinyl estradiol patch and pill
  • Comparing hormone replacement therapy treatments: estradiol plus noretisterone acetate or estradiol plus drospirenone
  • Black cohosh versus red clover for the management of menopausal symptoms
  • Black cohosh versus soy for the management of menopausal symptoms
  • Black cohosh versus fluoxetine for treating postmenopausal symptoms
  • Chasteberry versus fluoxetine to treat premenstrual dysphoric disorder