From Richard’s review this week, we look at whether bisphosphonates can prevent breast cancer, and whether bivalirudin is actually any better than good old-fashioned heparin in patients with ACS undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention
Key message: Evidence Based Medicine is useful for informing healthcare professionals what works, what doesn’t, and helping to determine if the benefits outweigh the harms, but it’s far from perfect. There are valuable lessons learned about research that we can share across disciplines. What is the Evidence Based Medicine problem? In 2005, Dr. John Ioannidis, a […]
Missed the event? Don’t worry. Here you have another chance to go through the workshops and the edits.
From Richards’s Review this week, Pishoy highlights the resurrection of the BCG vaccine and the new gene on the block in the world of breast cancer.
The Systematic Review is the highest level of research design and brings available evidence to find an answer to a research question. Read Danny’s blog.
The UK Cochrane Centre has been kind enough to help us choose our Wikipedia Week topics and set a task list, Ammar tells us more.
this is a reblog from http://dmlcentral.net/. It’s a piece by Cathy Davidson, Director of Futures Initiative, at The Graduate Center, CUNY. We thought it was really useful for S4BE Contributors CV’s when citing your blogs.
Surrogate endpoints are like a double edged sword. Even though they do have some benefits on some occasions, they can easily mislead doctors into withdrawing the wrong conclusions. It is, therefore, important to use them with caution.
We’re having and S4BE Google+ hangout on Sunday 7th of September 2014 at 10 am EST. All S4BE contributors are invited to come have a quick and fun chat with us about the future of S4BE!
Richard Lehman is a brilliant academic primary care physician who writes a weekly review of all the big journals; a number of our star bloggers (Pishoy, Nathan, Norah and Yamama) have taken the time to blog Richard’s Reviews for patients and students.
In this blog, Norah uses Richard Lehman’s review of journals for the BMJ to find and summarize the new and interesting publications in medical journals.
Nathan has picked out two parts of Richard’s Review for this week which he’s found especially interesting; Niacin, and Sjögren Syndrome.
This week RIchard talked about a hope he has had since long ago concerning a syndrome called Antiphospholipid Syndrome, Yamama tells us more.
As part of our weekly blog on Richard’s Reviews, this week, Pishoy has picked Malaria and Blood Cholesterol.