The Cochrane Collaboration announced earlier this year a partnership initiative with WikiProject Medicine; a Wikipedia project, read more here.
August 8 is #DyingToKnowDay, an annual day of bringing to life conversation around death. Ammar tells us a bit more about it.
Do placebos really promote physiological change or is it just the patient’s perspective? How are placebos used in practice? And how ethical is it to use placebos in clinical trials?
Sense about science are encouraging people to #AskForEvidence for fad diets. #diet #spoofdiets
Terms such as significant, hypothesis testing, and p-value are usually found in research papers, here is a review explaining them.
In search of a book with simple, comprehensible definitions and examples of clinical evidence? Do you want to take the first step in understanding common terms in clinical evidence as well as commonly used methods and their pitfalls? This review will inform you if this is the book you’re looking for.
Alice went to the Cochrane UK and Ireland Annual Symposium in Manchester in April – here are her reflections on its theme: Cochrane Evidence: Useful, Usable, and Used.
Richard takes a look at Greenhalgh and colleagues, BMJ article “Evidence based medicine: a movement in crisis?”.
For many women, at the end of their yearly check-up, the phrase “we’ll see you back here in one year,” can induce a lot of anxiety. Another pelvic exam awaits in 365 days. Though, the newest guidelines published by the American College of Physicians suggests that routine use of the pelvic examination, may be obsolete. Read Aaron’s overview of the new pelvic exam guidelines.
You probably have heard a debate between clinical judgment and Evidence Based Medicine. Is there a real reason to oppose these two concepts? See here for more…
Antonio takes a detailed look at the latest European Society of Human Reproduction and Embriology guidelines on Endometriosis, from diagnosis to possible treatments.
Is this your first contact with evidence-based healthcare? This course is a perfect start…
In 2004, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force determined their was insufficient evidence to recommended for or against screening for suicide at the primary care level. Where are we 10 years later? Read Aaron’s review of the recent recommendations on suicide screening in the primary care arena.
Ashline takes a look at ethical assessments and considerations in randomised controlled trials and cluster randomised controlled trials.