This blog is a critical appraisal of a randomized control trial which examined the effect of a preoperative exercise intervention on knee pain, functional ability, and quadriceps strength among patients with knee osteoarthritis before and after total knee arthroplasty (TKA) surgery.
In this blog, Julie Duncan Millar, PhD Student and Physiotherapist, reflects on the difficulties of comparing and sharing upper limb rehabilitation trial data and proposes a condensed toolkit of measures recommended for researchers to use in future trials.
Pain is a recurrent undesirable side effect in orthodontic treatment. This blog by Izabel Oliveira introduces pharmacological and non-pharmacological alternatives for orthodontic pain management.
Healthcare guidelines are an invaluable aspect of evidence-based healthcare. This blog by Neelam sheds some light on what a Guideline is, and what is isn’t.
In this blog, Sasha Lawson-Frost explores what moral values underpin or justify the practice of Evidence-Based Medicine, specifically in response to a recent article which stated “the policy side of evidence-based medicine is basically a form of rule utilitarianism”.
Is evidence-based medicine a fairy tale? With this in mind, Foo Wee brings her personal experience into a review of the evidence available for analgesic treatment of G6PD deficient children. This blog won 2nd prize in the recent Cochrane Malaysia blog writing competition.
In this blog, Kamal Pandit discusses the findings of three recent Cochrane reviews which assessed the effectiveness of treatments for Coronary heart disease (CHD). He adds personal experience to provide context to treatment of a condition which is the single leading cause of death globally (WHO 2014).
This blog, written by Leonard Goh, was the winner of Cochrane Malaysia and Penang Medical College’s recent evidence-based medicine blog writing competition. Leonard has written an insightful and informative piece to answer the question: ‘Evidence-based health practice: a fairytale or reality’.
Cindy and Itzel provide us with a student perspective of their time at the Global Evidence Summit. It was the first meeting of Cochrane, the Campbell Collaboration, the Guidelines International Network (G-I-N), the International Society for Evidence-based Health Care and the Joanna Briggs Institute, which took place in September 2017. “…for our luck, it was our very first time attending a Colloquium. This event took place in the beautiful city of Cape Town, South Africa, the land of the first heart transplant”.
This blog follows on from Ammar’s previous post on meta-analysis, and provides further details on the history, value and implementation of this approach.
The Global Evidence Summit took place between 13th and 17th September 2017 in Cape Town, South Africa. The event saw over 1400 delegates from 77 countries gather to discuss how to use evidence to improve lives. Heidi Gardner (a PhD student in Applied Health Sciences) blogs on her thoughts, experience, tips and hope for the future after attending the Summit.
This blog introduces Evidology, a group of Mexican students interested in learning more about and promoting evidence-based practice.
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.