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Courtesy of BMJ and McMaster, below are the most read articles by physicians, public health practitioners and nurses around the world during the last month.

Physician's most read articles:

  1. Noninvasive Ventilation in Acute Hypoxemic Nonhypercapnic Respiratory Failure: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.
    Crit Care Med
  2. Short term use of oral corticosteroids and related harms among adults in the United States: population based cohort study.
  3. Watchful Waiting Versus Surgery of Mildly Symptomatic or Asymptomatic Inguinal Hernia in Men Aged 50 Years and Older: A Randomized Controlled Trial.nd related harms among adults in the United States: population based cohort study.
    Ann Surg
  4. Predicting suicidal behaviours using clinical instruments: systematic review and meta-analysis of positive predictive values for risk scales.
    Br J Psychiatry
  5. Dipeptidyl-peptidase (DPP)-4 inhibitors and glucagon-like peptide (GLP)-1 analogues for prevention or delay of type 2 diabetes mellitus and its associated complications in people at increased risk for the development of type 2 diabetes mellitus.
    Cochrane Database Syst Rev
  6. Cardiovascular outcomes with an inhaled beta2-agonist/corticosteroid in patients with COPD at high cardiovascular risk.
  7. Early Versus Delayed Feeding in Patients With Acute Pancreatitis: A Systematic Review.
    Ann Intern Med
  8. Comparison of Antibiotic Therapy and Appendectomy for Acute Uncomplicated Appendicitis in Children: A Meta-analysis.
    JAMA Pediatr
  9. Vasomotor symptoms resulting from natural menopause: a systematic review and network meta-analysis of treatment effects from the National Institute of Health and Care Excellence guideline on menopause.
  10. The effectiveness of optimised clinical medication reviews for geriatric patients: Opti-Med a cluster randomised controlled trial.
    Fam Pract

Public Health most read articles:

  1. Meta-analysis of the effectiveness of educational interventions for breastfeeding promotion directed to the woman and her social network.
    Journal of Advanced Nursing, 73(2), 323-335.
  2. Neonatal vitamin A supplementation for the prevention of mortality and morbidity in term neonates in low and middle income countries.
    Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 2017(2).
  3. Support for healthy breastfeeding mothers with healthy term babies.
    Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 2017(2).
  4. System change interventions for smoking cessation.
    Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 2017(2), CD010742.
  5. Targeted mass media interventions promoting healthy behaviours to reduce risk of non-communicable diseases in adult, ethnic minorities.
    Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 2017(2), CD011683.
  6. Effectiveness of interactive self-management interventions in individuals with poorly controlled type 2 diabetes: A meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials
    Worldviews on Evidence-Based Nursing, 14(1), 65-73.

Nursing most read articles:

  1. Graduated compression stockings for the prevention of deep-vein thrombosis in postoperative surgical patients: a systematic review and economic model with a value of information analysis.
    Health Technol Assess. 2015 Nov;19(98):1-220. doi: 10.3310/hta19980.
  2. Interventions for self-harm in children and adolescents.
    Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2015 Dec 21;12:CD012013.
  3. Health Information Exchange. Evidence Report/Technology Assessment No. 220.
  4. Cost-Effectiveness of a Chronic Care Model for Frail Older Adults in Primary Care: Economic Evaluation Alongside a Stepped-Wedge Cluster-Randomized Trial.
    J Am Geriatr Soc. 2015 Dec;63(12):2494-2504. doi: 10.1111/jgs.13834. Epub 2015 Dec 11.
  5. Telephone Assessment and Skill-Building Kit for Stroke Caregivers: A Randomized Controlled Clinical Trial.
    Stroke. 2015 Dec;46(12):3478-87. doi: 10.1161/STROKEAHA.115.011099. Epub 2015 Nov 8.
  6. Motivational interviewing increases physical activity and self-efficacy in people living in the community after hip fracture: A randomized controlled trial.