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.
Currently decisions made on treatment of bronchiectasis are based on guidelines which have a very poor evidence base. Read more to find out!
Heidi reviews ‘Systematic Reviews in Health Care: A Practical Guide’ written by Paul Glasziou, Les Irwig, Chris Bain and Graham Colditz
In this blog, Pishoy discusses how the newest Cochrane review impacts how we treat deep vein thrombosis. Are NOACs the way to go?
Doctors must always ensure they are doing the right thing for each patient. But what are benefits and harms, and how do we ‘balance’ them?
Angel takes a look at the new guide on allergies from Sense About Science.
In this post you are going to figure out how to interpret the evaluation of diagnostic tests through sensitivity and specificity.
Angel Wong introduces the Cochrane Textbook of Neurology, an on-line library for Cochrane systematic reviews on neurology and neurosurgery.
Let’s be honest, Evidence-Based Medicine is great. But it’s not perfect. Issues such as the lack of publishing of negative results need to be understood and tackled. In this Youtube video, Prof David Nealy does just that.
YouTube video series by Dr. Aaron Carroll called Healthcare Triage, where his motto is, “To the Research!”
Mental health is one of the biggest causes of disability in the developed world, but lacks parity of esteem or of funding with physical health. Alice Buchan looks at the use of Cochrane evidence in a Department of Health medical report on the subject.
Iván Murrieta Álvarez takes an in depth look at determining the probability that a patient has a certain illness, using only a pen and paper.
Thankfully, this “less is more” idea seems to be a movement gaining serious momentum in the medical world to “wind back the harms of too much medicine”.
In his new book, Dr. Goldacre continues his crusade of exposing quacks and pseudoscience, with an emphasis on how journalists totally mislead the public about what a scientific paper really says. He also chronicles his AllTrials quest by railing against the lack of transparency in clinical trials and publication bias.