This blog discusses the problem of confirmation bias: our tendency to favour answers that confirm ideas and beliefs that we already have. It also discusses two possible solutions to this problem: 1) referring to systematic reviews, which take account of ALL the available evidence and 2) actively seeking out information which may challenge our preconceptions.
In this blog, learn about the Mafaldas, a group of medical students in Brazil & how they’re aiming to promote evidence-based practice among students and the wider community in Brazil.
‘O que é medicina baseada em evidências?’ This is a Portuguese translation of the blog ‘What is evidence-based medicine?’
This blog explains what allocation concealment is & why it’s important, in terms of preventing researchers from (intentionally or otherwise) influencing which participants are assigned to a given intervention group.
Confused about Hazard Ratios and their confidence intervals? This blog provides a handy tutorial.
Here we will address the problem with cancer screening interventions regarding the potential benefits and harms of these strategies.
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.
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.
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?
Randomised Controlled Trials (RCTs) are central to evidence-based healthcare; but they themselves are riddled with inefficiency. Trial Forge aims to change that.
David’s prize winning Prezi looking at the latest Cochrane evidence for stroke treatment.
Check out Emily’s prize winning Prezi looking at the latest Cochrane evidence on thrombolysis for acute ischaemic stroke.