Tips for learners of evidence-based medicine: 4. Assessing heterogeneity of primary studies in systematic reviews and whether to combine their results
- Applications of evidence-based medicine: Evidence-based medicine and clinical trials. // Pharmaceutical Representative;Feb2008, Vol. 38 Issue 2, p29
The article discusses the role of clinical research in evidence-based medicine. It focuses on the components of research protocols, types of experimental designs, strategies to address bias and evaluate treatment options, issues in statistical analysis and understanding clinical reprints. It...
- Answer to the Letter to the Editor of Feng Li et al. entitled 'Minimally invasive versus open transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion: a meta-analysis based on the current evidence' by Nai-Feng Tian, Yao-Sen Wu, Xiao-Lei Zhang, Hua-Zi Xu, Yong-Long Chi, Fang-Min Mao (2013). Eur Spine J, doi:10.1007/s00586-013-2747-z Tian, Nai-Feng; Mao, Fang-Min // European Spine Journal;Apr2014, Vol. 23 Issue 4, p929
A response from the author of the article "Minimally Invasive Versus Open Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion: a Meta-Analysis Based on Current Evidence" in the previous issue is presented.
- Comment on Tian et al.: Minimally invasive versus open transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion: a meta-analysis based on the current evidence. Li, Feng; Huo, Hongjun; Yang, Xuejun; Xiao, Yulong; Xing, Wenhua; Xia, Hong // European Spine Journal;Apr2014, Vol. 23 Issue 4, p927
A letter to the editor is presented in response to the article "Minimally Invasive Versus Open Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion: A Meta-Analysis Based on the Current Evidence" in the previous issue.
- The proof of efficacy in psychopharmacology: clinical studies, metaanalysis and evidence-based medicine. Kasper, Siegfried // European Archives of Psychiatry & Clinical Neuroscience;Feb2010, Vol. 260 Issue 1, p1
The article discusses papers published within the issue, including one on the importance of evidence-based medicine and another on the methodology of meta-analyses.
- Analogies between reading of medical and religious texts. Links, Matthew // BMJ: British Medical Journal (International Edition);11/18/2006, Vol. 333 Issue 7577, p1068
Conventional medicine can be seen as a belief system characterised by a profession of faith in evidence based medicine. Faith in evidence based medicine follows from the benefits it has delivered in the past and continues to deliver. It is the best method we have for navigating our way through...
- Comparative cardiovascular effects of thiazolidinediones: systematic review and meta-analysis of observational studies. Yoon Kong Loke; Chun Shing Kwok; Sonal Singh // BMJ: British Medical Journal (Overseas & Retired Doctors Edition;3/26/2011, Vol. 342 Issue 7799, p692
The article discusses the impact of thiazolidinediones on the cardiovascular system.
- Methodological problems in the use of indirect comparisons for evaluating healthcare interventions: survey of published systematic reviews. Fujian Song; Yoon K. Loke; Walsh, Tanya; Glenny, Anne-Marie; Eastwood, Alison J.; Altman, Douglas G. // BMJ: British Medical Journal (Overseas & Retired Doctors Edition;4/18/2009, Vol. 338 Issue 7700, p932
Objective To investigate basic assumptions and other methodological problems in the application of indirect comparison in systematic reviews of competing. healthcare interventions. Design Survey of published systematic reviews. Inclusion criteria Systematic reviews published between 2000 and...
- Advancing Evidence-Based Practice Through Meta-Analysis. Cowan, Patricia A. // Nephrology Nursing Journal;May/Jun2004, Vol. 31 Issue 3, p343
Explores the meta-analysis procedure and its use in the advancement of evidence-based practice in the clinical medicine setting. Usefulness of meta-analysis; Comparison between meta-analyses and narrative reviews; Benefits of well-designed meta-analyses.
- Management of acute and chronic ocular allergy. Nishiwaki-Dantas, Maria Cristina // Vision Pan-America: The Pan-American Journal of Ophthalmology;Sep2014, Vol. 13 Issue 3, p90
Pressure to practice evidence-based medicine is increasing and has the potential to reduce malpractice claims. Sometimes the evidence may prove a specific therapy to be ineffective, but practice says it is effective. In Medicine, however, if you do not trust the evidence, you may expose yourself...