SBU’s inquiry service

The inquiry service offers healthcare and social services personnel the opportunity to receive a quick response to questions on a limited, specific topic. SBU compiles a brief answer as to which published studies are available on different measures or procedures. The answers are composed by SBU’s secretariat, often in consultation with an expert.

Examples (answers in Swedish)

  • Antibiotic prescription during e-visits [January 27, 2017]
  • Botulinum toxin in the treatment of hyperhidrosis from other regions than the axillary, palmar and plantar, [December 21, 2016]
  • Dexamethasone or betamethasone for infections in children, [December 9, 2016]
  • Hyperbaric oxygen treatment of diabetic foot ulcers, [October 14, 2016]
  • Hyperbaric oxygen treatment of osteoradionecrosis, [October 14, 2016]
  • Hyperbaric oxygen treatment for radiation cystitis and proctitis, [October 19, 2016]
  • Limited MRI for low back pain, [October 27, 2016]
  • Diagnostic accuracy of MRI, limited MRI and radiography, for detection of cancer, [October 17, 2016]
  • Disposable clothing during surgery, [October 13, 2016]
  • Non-ported peripheral venous catheters, [October 12, 2016]
  • Autogenic training or basic body awareness for persons with stress related disorders, [September 13, 2016]
  • Mulligan concept, [September 13, 2016]
  • Risk factors for domestic violence, [August 8, 2016]
  • Self monitoring of blood glucose in non-insulin treated type 2 diabetes, [June 30, 2016]
  • Continuous glucose monitoring in diabetes, [May 27, 2016]
  • Routine hydration to severely ill patients in hospitals, [June 17,2016]
  • Skin disinfection prior to subcutaneous injections, [April 14, 2016]
  • Anticholinergic treatment with Ditropan / oxybutynin compared to botulinum toxin A in patients with excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis), [May 26, 2016]
  • ECPR, ECMO in addition to CPR – ECPR, [June 9, 2016]
  • Self monitoring of blood glucose in non-insulin treated type 2 diabetes, [May 27, 2016]
  • Measuring skin conductance as a means for assessing suicide, [March 14, 2016]