Canada is in the midst of an opioid crisis and prescriptions have something to do with it. The question is, what? Lauren Gorfinkel discusses the need for new research which adequately investigates the ways in which prescription opioids enter and influence the lives of not only those who are prescribed opioids, but those that are not.
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.
This blog takes a critical look at the use of acupuncture for carpal tunnel syndrome.
Why you too should be writing for Students 4 Best Evidence
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.
Migraines are a burden to those who suffer from them; they can reduce one’s quality of life, decrease one’s ability to function, and even impair one’s performance. The goal of this Cochrane Review was to see if SSRIs and SNRIs were effective in the prevention of migraines.
If you’ve read a newspaper or seen the news over the couple of weeks there’s a good chance you’ll have seen a few pretty terrifying headlines related to Alzheimer’s disease… So can you really catch Alzheimer’s disease from blood transfusions, dental visits or surgery? In short: no. Here’s how we know: 1. This was a very […]
Heidi reviews ‘Systematic Reviews in Health Care: A Practical Guide’ written by Paul Glasziou, Les Irwig, Chris Bain and Graham Colditz
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?
We are launching a new, year long campaign to promote students globally to ask What’s the Evidence?
Dannky Minkow describes a new initiative aimed at getting health care professionals to take another look at their use of non evidence-based and wasteful practices.
Advancing techniques and mechanization in every field has led to newer computer or written questionnaires in the field of medicine.
One often is confused whether to rely on these questionnaires or carry out oral history taking which has been prevalent for ages?
here’s an insight to it through various researches…
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