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Table 1 Medical guidelines selected for analysis

From: Trends in publications regarding evidence-practice gaps: A literature review

Topic Guideline
ACE inhibitors ACE inhibitors are the agent of choice in treatment of hypertension in diabetes mellitus.
Beta-blockers Beta blockers should be prescribed to patients who have experienced a myocardial infarction.
Asthma Inhaled anti-inflammatory agents should be used in patients with persistent asthma.
Atrial fibrillation Patients with atrial fibrillation should be anticoagulated with coumadin.
Pain in cancer patients Pain should be treated aggressively in terminal cancer patients.
Antibiotics for URTI Antibiotics should not be used to treat viral upper respiratory tract infections.
Smoking in pregnancy Pregnant women should be counselled to quit smoking.
Cervical cancer screening Adult women should have regular cervical cancer screening.
Breast cancer screening Adult women should have regular mammograms.
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