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Former EBM I Literature Review Requirements: Respiratory topics

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


  • Comparing fluticasone with salmeterol versus fluticasone with montelukast to treat asthma
  • Comparing budesonide/formoterol (Symbicort) pressurized meter dose inhaler (pMDI) with budesonide/formoterol (Symbicort) dry powder inhalation (DPI) and budesonide (Pulmicort) pressurized meter dose inhaler (pMDI) for treating asthma
  • Comparing salmeterol/fluticasone propionate versus fluticasone propionate for treating asthma
  • Comparing salmeterol/fluticasone propionate versus montelukast for treating asthma
  • Montelukast versus fluticasone for treating asthma
  • Albuterol versus levalbuterol for treating asthma
  • Bronchial thermoplasty versus conventional treatment for treating severe asthma
  • Comparison between inhaled corticosteroids and Leukotriene Receptor Antagonists for treating asthma in children
  • Safety of Bronchial Thermoplasty vs Conventional Methods for treating asthma
  • Comparing methods to control Asthma Exacerbations in Inner City Children
  • Acetaminophen versus ibupofen in children with mild persistent asthma
  • Omalizumab (Anti-IgE) vs conventional care to treat asthma

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

  • Comparing salmeterol/fluticasone to tiotropium bromide for treating COPD
  • Comparing indacaterol to tiotropium for treating chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
  • Comparing conventional to short-term glucocorticoid therapy in acute exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)


  • Comparing vancomycin to linezolid for treating nosocomial pneumonia
  • Beta-lactam alone versus beta-lactam with a macrolide for treating community-acquired pneumonia
  • Tigecycline versus levofloxacin for treating Community-Acquired Pneumonia

Misc. Topics

  • Dupilumab plus nasal steroids versus nasal steroids to treat chronic sinusitis