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The purpose and procedure section in each issue of Evidence-Based Medicine describes the criteria for selecting articles for inclusion. The journals read are listed at http://hiru.mcmaster.ca/hiru/journalslist.asp. All articles that meet our criteria in the reviewed journals are cited in Evidence-Based Medicine, but there is not enough space to abstract them all. The following articles passed all criteria but were not abstracted. Practising clinicians rated them for clinical relevance and newsworthiness, and the mean scores are displayed. A fuller list of articles and a sample of the rating form are available on the Evidence-Based Medicine web site (http://ebm.bmjjournals.com/cgi/content/full/14/1/e1).

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Appleton R, Macleod S, Martland T. Drug management for acute tonic-clonic convulsions including convulsive status epilepticus in children. Cochrane Database Syst Rev 2008;(3):CD001905.

Neurology 6/7; Paediatrics 7/7; Paediatric emergency medicine 6/7; Paediatric hospital medicine 7/7

Bernardi E, Camporese G, Buller HR, et al. Serial 2-point ultrasonography plus D-dimer vs whole-leg color-coded Doppler ultrasonography for diagnosing suspected symptomatic deep vein thrombosis: a randomized controlled trial. JAMA 2008;300:1653–9.

Haematology/Thrombosis 6/7; Emergency medicine 6/7

Codipietro L, Ceccarelli M, Ponzone A. Breastfeeding or oral sucrose solution in term neonates receiving heel lance: a randomized, controlled trial. Pediatrics 2008;122:e716–21.

Paediatrics 6/7; Paediatric neonatology 6/7

Costantine MM, Rahman M, Ghulmiyah L, et al. Timing of perioperative antibiotics for cesarean delivery: a metaanalysis. Am J Obstet Gynecol 2008;199:301.e1–6.

GP/FP/Obstetrics 7/7; Obstetrics 6/7; Paediatric neonatology 5/7

Decker WW, Smars PA, Vaidyanathan L, et al. A prospective, randomized trial of an emergency department observation unit for acute onset atrial fibrillation. Ann Emerg Med 2008;52:322–8.

Internal medicine 5/7; Cardiology 5/7; Emergency medicine 6/7

Evers JH, Collins J, Clarke J. Surgery or embolisation for varicoceles in subfertile men. Cochrane Database Syst Rev 2008;(3):CD000479.

Surgery/Urology 6/7 …

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