Oxygen in heart attack: has practice caught up with the evidence?

  Use of oxygen in heart attack patients has remained uncertain for over 40 years, but clinical practice has only recently caught up with the evidence. Carl Heneghan My Oxford Handbook of Acute Medicine – getting rather old now, like me – states to give oxygen in the initial management of myocardial infarction. Oxygen was routine […]

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Why do rates of knee arthroscopy differ?

  A recent trial of keyhole knee surgery for partial meniscectomy showed surgical intervention was ineffective. Surgery rates have varied markedly over time and across the UK, suggesting there is a lot of overtreatment.  Carl Heneghan Published in the Annals of Rheumatic Diseases the randomised trial reported arthroscopic partial meniscectomy was no more effective than […]

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BMJ Evidence-Based Medicine Strategy

  BMJ EBM publishes original evidence-based research, insights and opinions on what matters for health care. Carl Heneghan, Editor in Chief, BMJ EBM The BMJ Evidence-Based Medicine strategy focuses on the tools, methods, and concepts that are basic and central to practising evidence-based medicine.     How we deliver relevant, trustworthy and impactful evidence: By Disseminating relevant research: saving […]

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Is it the end for type 2 diabetes monitoring?

  More intense monitoring makes no difference to outcomes in type 2 diabetes and costs a lot more, but not everyone agrees on what should be done in practice. Carl Heneghan,  Ben Goldacre Glucose self-monitoring with automated feedback messaging in type 2 diabetics not taking insulin makes no difference to patient outcomes and costs a lot […]

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