This week the media ran multiple stories about a research study that may help us crack the secrets of ageing. Heidi takes a look at these articles to see if humans could be eternally youthful in the near future.
Outcome switching is a major problem in clinical trial reporting that distorts the evidence doctors and patients use to make real-world clinical decisions. Numerous prevalence studies have already shown this to be an extremely common problem, even in top medical journals. However the CEBM Outcome Monitoring Project (COMPare) has taken a new approach: writing to journals to correct the record on individual trials, in the hope that individual accountability and open data sharing will help solve this important problem. Our main question was: how will the journals respond? This blog tells the story of COMPare so far.
Reviews tend to provide summaries of the literature on a topic. However, there are differences between them in terms of the stages and applicability of findings. This post will highlight such differences between traditional reviews and systematic reviews.
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Managing hypertension is complex, involves lifestyle modifications such as physical activity and dietary interventions, as well as drugs. Here, we highlight the evidence from Cochrane about which drug is better as a first-line therapy.
This week the media proclaimed that scientists had made a breakthrough that could ‘halt leukaemia in its tracks’ but what’s the evidence?
There is lack of evidence on acute bronchiectasis regarding the use of airway clearance techniques. What is the impact of evidence gap? And what does current evidence say about the use of ACTs for stable bronchiectasis? Read more to to find out.
We hear the word “evidence-based medicine” too often but why is evidence-based medicine important? And what’s the difference between eminence-based medicine? This post addresses those questions and give some examples of both evidence and eminence-based medicine practice.
This article highlights the importance of the results of Cochrane’s new systematic review on the efficacy of Methylphenidate for ADHD in children and adolescents.
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Cochrane is carrying out some research into the teaching and learning of evidence-based practice in a range of settings, and in particular whether there are barriers to the effective learning about EBP among medical students, junior clinicians, or others. Your answers to this set of questions will help us understand possible future development for use Cochrane in teaching and learning.
Patients, carers and members of the public offer a unique perspective in health and social care research, adding to the expertise of the research team. Improving healthcare services will only be possible by involving the people accessing those services.
Migraines are a burden to those who suffer from them; they can reduce one’s quality of life, decrease one’s ability to function, and even impair one’s performance. The goal of this Cochrane Review was to see if SSRIs and SNRIs were effective in the prevention of migraines.
This week the media picked up on health risks associated with consumption of fizzy drinks – the Scots among us may use the term ‘fizzy juice’; I call it ‘pop’. Perhaps an example of my own personal bias, I thoroughly expected these articles to be riddled with inaccuracies; maybe they would even go so far […]