Publication bias is generally ascribed to failure by researchers to submit studies for publication. This current study aims to further evaluate whether the editorial and peer review process also contributes to publication bias.
From Richard’s reviews, we look at a systematic review of management in poorly controlled type 2 diabetes and a study evaluating progress in reducing global childhood mortality.
Norah goes over a couple of interesting studies that were mentioned in one of Richard Lehman’s review of journals for the BMJ. These studies include a new drug for RSV, some unnecessary and other harmful interventions, and the benefits of public transport.
The relationship between Shared Decision Making and EBM; two separate disciplines or not? Read Ammar’s piece on this subject and have your say.
Advancing techniques and mechanization in every field has led to newer computer or written questionnaires in the field of medicine.
One often is confused whether to rely on these questionnaires or carry out oral history taking which has been prevalent for ages?
here’s an insight to it through various researches…
As calculating the mean is so popular it might lead to many intuitive misconceptions. Here are some precautions you can take when interpreting the mean.
From Richard’s Reviews, we highlight the importance of constantly rethinking how we manage patients with kidney stones (nephorlithiasis) and heart attacks (myocardial infarctions).
Sham devices can have a larger effect than placebo, should they remain to be under-regulated? Yamama tells us more.
With all the media attention on the Ebola outbreak in Africa, Stephen Strauss, for the CMAJ, provides commentary on development of vaccines and treatment for the Ebola virus. Read a summary of the article and link to his commentary here.
University can be tough. Ashline gives some useful tips for getting back into uni and coping to the end of the year!
New S4BE Contributor Amy came along to the S4BE Wikipedia Editathon. In this blog she discusses how Wikipedia can help share the latest health information and how she found editing Wiki for the first time…
Next time you visit your doctor you may find that they’re relying on Wikipedia. I went to India to find out why this isn’t as scary as you might think, and how much everyone’s favourite free encyclopaedia is revolutionising the world of medicine.
I did it. I’ve been inducted. Ascended to a higher plain of existence. Yes, that’s right: I am now a Wikipedia editor. And it actually wasn’t that hard.