Methods of search

1. The initial search conducted for a systematic review compiled in 19997 used the following primary sources: Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials; Medline 1966 to 1997:

Embase 1974 to 1997; records of military trials from the UK, US and Russia, and the specialist register of the Cochrane Diseases Group.

2. Clinical evidence search, May 2000

3. Medline update search for evidence-based dermatology, January 2002

4. Hand searching of relevant journals


How successful are topical treatments for scabies? For example, would a topical treatment be suitable for treating newly diagnosed scabies in a 16-year-old girl? (Figure 37.1)

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