The development of a Consensus on Evidence-Based Medicine curriculum for Health Care Schools in Brazil: A first step to change the clinical practice?

Blog entry written on: Consensus on evidence-based medicine curriculum contents for healthcare schools in Brazil, (bmjebm-2020-111397.R1) Authors: Gabriela Andrade Araujo, Luis Claudio Lemos Correia, Julia Rodrigues Siqueira, Leandro Calazans Nogueira, Ney Meziat-Filho, Leonardo Oliveira Pena Costa, Felipe J Reis Evidence-Based Medicine (EBM) integrates the best available research evidence with clinical expertise and patient’s unique values […]

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Evidence, expertise and patient: useful practical ideas on teaching EBM in the workplace

Blog entry written on: Educational strategies to enhance EBM teaching and learning in the workplace: a focus group study, (bmjebm-2020-111383.R1) Authors: L.S. Welink, E. de Groot, R.A.M.J. Damoiseaux, M.E.L. Bartelink  If physicians want to practise evidence-based medicine (EBM) when making decisions for individual patients, it is essential to learn how to combine the three circles […]

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Hip-Hop and Public Health Collide

Blog entry written on: Public awareness of the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline following the release of a hip-hop song, (bmjebm-2020-111509) Authors: Trevor Torgerson, Cole Swayze, Sara Sanghera, Craig Cooper, Jason Beaman, Micah Hartwell, Matt Vassar In April of 2017, the hip-hop artist, Logic (Sir Robert Bryson Hall II), released the hit song titled “1-800-273-8255”, the […]

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Students 4 Best Evidence: a Cochrane knowledge translation tool

Blog entry written on: Students 4 Best Evidence as a digital Problem-Based Learning method to improve Evidence-Based Practice competencies in undergraduate physiotherapy students: an observational study (bmjebm-2020-111395) Authors: Chiara Arienti, Stefano Giuseppe Lazzarini, Joel Pollet, Stefano Negrini Evidence-Based Clinical Practice (EBP) competences are a fundamental element in the delivery of high-quality care and to make […]

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Uncertain about reliably combining randomised and non-randomised studies in healthcare decision-making? Here’s a seven-step framework.

Blog entry written on “A Framework For The Synthesis of Non-Randomized Studies and Randomized Controlled Trials: A Guidance On Conducting A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis For Healthcare Decision-Making” (bmjebm-2020-111493) Authors: Grammati Sarri (Real World Evidence Strategy Lead, Visible Analytics Ltd, UK) and Thomas Debray (Assistant Professor, University Medical Center Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands and Smart […]

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Conflicts of Interest in Medicine: Moving into the Next Decade

Blog entry written on: Ten years later: a review of the US 2009 institute of medicine report on conflicts of interest and solutions for further reform, (bmjebm-2020-111503) Authors: Trevor Torgerson, Cole Wayant, Lisa Cosgrove, Elie A Akl, Jake Checketts, Rafael Dal Re, Jennifer Gill, Samir C Grover, Nasim Khan, Rishad Khan, Ana Marušić, Matthew S […]

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Seeing is believing: blinding practices during point-of-care ultrasound research

Blog entry written on: Blinding practices during acute point-of-care ultrasound research: the BLIND-US meta-research study, (bmjebm-2020-111577) Authors: Ross Prager, Kay Wu2, Roudi Bachar, Rudy R Unni, Joshua Bowdridge, Trevor A McGrath, Rajiv Thavanathan, Michael Y Woo, Matthew D F McInnes Point of care ultrasound (POCUS) has become an invaluable tool for many clinicians. As the […]

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Genetic therapies: still science fiction or now science fact?

“Blog entry written on: An evidence map of randomised controlled trials evaluating genetic therapies, (bmjebm-2020-111448) Authors: Eric A. Apaydin, Andrea S. Richardson, Sangita Baxi, Jerry Vockley, Olamigoke Akinniranye, Rachel Ross, Jody Larkin, Aneesa Motala, Gulrez Azhar, Susanne Hempel. The 1997 sci-fi film Gattaca foretold of a dark future in which parents regularly engaged in eugenics […]

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Methods for teaching EBM: what’s the best bet?

“Blog entry written on: (IV)Integrating evidence-based medicine skills into a medical school curriculum: a quantitative outcomes assessment, (bmjebm-2020-111391). Authors: Laura Menard, Amy E Blevins, Daniel J Trujillo, Kenneth H Lazarus As medical research continues to accelerate, the need for trainees to demonstrate progressive competency of evidence-based medicine (EBM) skills will only continue to grow. Medical […]

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Testing for COVID-19: still many unknowns

Blog entry written on: ‘Effectiveness of tests to detect the presence of SARS-CoV-2 virus, and antibodies to SARS-CoV-2, to inform COVID-19 diagnosis: a rapid systematic review’ (bmjebm-2020-111511). Authors: David Jarrom, Lauren Elston, Jennifer Washington, Matthew Prettyjohns, Kimberley Cann, Susan Myles, Peter Groves. As the COVID-19 pandemic spread at the start of 2020, there was a […]

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