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Former EBM I Literature Review Requirements: Non-Medication related topics (Oncology - Z, Misc. Topics)

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


  • Comparing ultrasonography and mammography to mammography alone for breast cancer screening
  • Comparing radical prostatectomy to watchful waiting fore treating early prostate cancer
  • HPV screening versus pap test for cervical cancer screening
  • Computed virtual chromoendoscopy vs. conventional colonoscopy
  • Laparoscopy versus laparotomy in treating endometrial cancer


  • Single-bundle versus double-bundle anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction
  • Comparing patellar tendon to hamstring tendon autografts for treating anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction
  • Comparing anterior cruciate ligament grafts in female patients
  • Comparing cryotherapy in the post-operative treatment to an icing regimen in ACL reconstructive surgery patients
  • Comparing supervised exercise to usual care for treating patellofemoral pain syndrome
  • Surgery versus non-surgical intervention for treating carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Corticosteroid injections compared to physiotherapy for treating lateral epicondylitis
  • Acupuncture versus usual care for low back pain
  • Comparing treatment of a fracture with surgery or a more conservative treatment
  • Milch technique versus the Stimson technique for treating shoulder dislocations
  • Surgery versus non-surgical interventions for treating bone fractures
  • Comparing walking boots to functional braces for treating ankle ligament injuries
  • Comparing two different exercise therapies for treating patellofemoral pain syndrome
  • Knee arthroscopy plus exercise versus exercise for treating patellofemoral pain syndrome
  • Microfracture surgery vs autologous chondrocyte implantation for treating the management of cartilage defects of the knee


  • Tai Chi as a supplementary treatment for COPD

Telemedicine / Social Media

  • Comparison of a mobile app versus use of another type of diet for weight loss
  • Use of a smart phone application plus usual care versus usual care alone to treat type 1 diabetes
  • Comparing a mobile phone application to a text-messaging assessment of patients with schizophrenia and other mental health disorders
  • Comparing telemedicine versus telephone counseling for smoking cessation
  • Comparing telemedicine vs. telephone interventions for treating obesity in rural settings
  • Online delivered cognitive behavioral therapy compared to face-to-face cognitive behavioral therapy
  • Telemedicine vs. standard outpatient treatment for diabetes
  • Comparing in-person and online social networks for promoting physical activity


  • Bariatric surgery versus conventional care to treat diabetes
  • Mechanical versus manual chest compressions for cardiac arrest
  • Dissection versus diathermy for tonsillectomy
  • Tai chi versus usual care for treating chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
  • Chimeric antigen receptor-modified T cells to treat leukemia. Special topic: see H. McEwen for help with article selection
  • Cognitive behavioral therapy versus Tai Chi for treating insomnia
  • Comparing peanut consumption and peanut avoidance in infants in order to prevent peanut allergies
  • Comparing colorectal screening interventions in underserved populations
  • Low glycemic index carbohydrates compared to all types of carbohydrates for treating diabetes in pregnancy
  • Biologic meshes vs synthetic meshes in ventral hernia repair
  • Comparing surgical vs nonoperative treatment to treat  lumbar disc herniation
  • Compare light therapy to cognitive-behavioral therapy for the treatment of seasonal affective disorder
  • Stretching versus strength training to treat plantar fasciitis
  • Comparing the relationship correlation between patients with type 1 diabetes verses type 2 diabetes while also having celiac disease
  • Glue versus suture fixation in Lichtenstein inguinal hernioplasty
  • Comparing the effectiveness of a hospital smoking cessation program for patients hospitalized for acute respiratory disease versus heart disease
  • Comparing Medicare Advantage to Medicare plans for hospital readmission rates