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Evidence Watch: BMJ Evidence-Based Medicine


Each week our editors select from over 100 journals reliable and useful evidence that we summarise in BMJ Evidence-Based Medicine.

Carl Heneghan, Editor in Chief

Evidence Watch, provides the articles likely to impact practice that our editors select: if you don’t have time to read them then access the summaries at BMJ Evidence-Based Medicine:

Week beginning January 22nd:

Management of suspected opioid overdose with naloxone in out-of-hospital settings: A Systematic Review Chou R. et al. 2017. Annals of Internal Medicine, 167(12), 867–875. DOI: 10.7326/M17-2224

A Meta-analysis of the Impact of Aspirin, Clopidogrel, and Dual Antiplatelet Therapy on Bleeding Complications in Noncardiac Surgery. Columbo J.A. et al. 2018. Annals of Surgery, 267(1), 1–10. DOI: 10.1097/SLA.0000000000002279

Association between maternal use of SSRI medications and autism in their children. King B.H. 2017. JAMA: The Journal of the American Medical Association, 317(15), 1568–1569. doi:10.1001/jama.2016.20614

Contemporary hormonal contraception and the risk of breast cancer. Morch L.S. et al. 2017. The New England Journal of Medicine, 377(23), 2228–2239. DOI: 10.1056/NEJMoa1700732

Corticosteroids for pneumonia. Stern A. et al. 2017. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 2017(12), CD007720. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD007720.pub3

BMJ Evidence-Based Medicine – original evidence-based research, insights and opinions on what matters for health care.

BMJ EBM accepts submissions of a wide range of article types, including original research, debate, analysis & opinion, and clinical spotlight.

Read more about BMJ EBM content in the Welcome to BMJ Evidence-Based Medicine Editorial.




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