This blog is a critical appraisal of a randomised controlled trial comparing a tailored exercise programme with a general exercise programme for individuals with low back pain and movement control impairment.
This blog introduces the MiRoR project. It’s all about “Research on Research”: an emerging new scientific discipline that aims to reduce waste in research and increase research value.
This is the story of the MedLit Blitz birthday celebration. Cochrane Crowd joined forces with another innovative platform Mark2Cure to run the MedLit Blitz, consisting of three events: a webinar, a 24 hour Cochrane Crowd screening challenge, and a 24 hour Mark2Cure challenge.
Cochrane Malaysia together with Penang Medical College are proud to announce a blog writing competition for undergraduate and postgraduate students of health in Malaysia. Students 4 Best Evidence (S4BE) are pleased to support this competition.
This blog discusses the issue of ‘too much medicine’; a growing concern in the medical community regarding the over-diagnosis, over-treatment and over-testing of various pathologies. In particular, focusing on the overestimation of risk and the base rate fallacy.
This blog introduces Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions (MSCA) which provides grants for all stages of researchers’ careers – be they doctoral candidates or highly experienced researchers – and encourage transnational, intersectoral and interdisciplinary mobility.
This blog discusses fundamental issues affecting healthcare research, which could undermine the field and mean that most medical research may be wrong. Issues discussed include: 1) contradictory findings 2) the illusion of high impact factor journals 3) the reproducibility crisis 4) a lack of translation of research findings from bench to bedside 5) medical reversal 6) bias 7) statistical issues and 8) conflicts of interest and unethical practice. The author then explores possible solutions to these.
This blog is a critical appraisal of a Randomized Controlled Trial (RCT) investigating the influence of strength training on quality of life in ischemic stroke survivors.
This blog is a critical appraisal of the following study: Neuromuscular adaptations to long-term progressive resistance training translates to improved functional capacity for people with multiple sclerosis and is maintained at follow-up.
This blog takes a critical look at a systematic review exploring home-based physiotherapy for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
This blog is a critical appraisal of a randomised control trial comparing aerobic interval training with moderate intensity continuous training as part of treatment for patients with myocardial infarction.
Authorship is a way that researchers get recognition for their work. However many issues may arise when assigning the authorship of a paper. Find here what a junior researcher should know.
This blog is a critical appraisal of a systematic review exploring the benefits of early mobilisation following hip or knee replacement surgery.
This blog is a critical appraisal of a randomised controlled trial exploring the use of non-invasive ventilation as an adjunct to airway clearance treatments during an acute exacerbation of cystic fibrosis.