Are physiotherapists on guard to spot spin?

Blog entry written on: Effect of spin in the abstract of a randomised controlled trial on physiotherapists’ perception of treatment benefit: a randomised controlled trial (bmjebm-2021-111714). Authors: Heppy Khanpara, V Prakash Researchers are passionate about the research they conduct. A lot of time, effort and money is spent developing and testing an experimental intervention. Results of […]

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Should combination LABA/ICS inhalers be first line in mild asthma?

Blog entry written on: Combination fixed‐dose beta agonist and steroid inhaler as required for adults or children with mild asthma: a Cochrane Systematic Review, (bmjebm-2021-111764)’ Authors: Iain Crossingham, Sally Turner, Sanjay Ramakrishnan, Anastasia Fries, Matthew Gowell, Farhat Yasmin, Rebekah Richardson, Philip Webb, Emily O’Boyle,Timothy Stopford Christopher Hinks. Blog entry written on: Combination fixed‐dose beta agonist […]

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Call for papers: Addressing misinformation to promote evidence-informed healthcare

  The pandemic has highlighted an increasingly important phenomenon of the past years: misinformation. This could range from the promotion of treatments supported by very low-quality evidence to claims of effectiveness of interventions that are either unsafe or proven ineffective. The role of opinion leaders, including healthcare professionals, politicians, academics and influencers, among others, seems […]

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Navigating the COVID-19 infodemic – can we do better?

Blog entry written on: Characteristics, quality and volume of the first 5 months of the COVID-19 evidence synthesis infodemic: a meta-research study (bmjebm-2021-111710.R1). Authors: Rebecca Abbott, Alison Bethel, Morwenna Rogers, Rebecca Whear, Noreen Orr, Liz Shaw, Ken Stein, Jo Thompson Coon Since the emergence of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in December 2019 in Wuhan, China, […]

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Quality of systematic reviews underpinning recommendations in hypertension guidelines.

Blog entry written on: Quality of systematic reviews supporting the 2017 ACC/AHA and 2018 ESC/ESH guidelines for the management of hypertension, (bmjebm-2021-111675.R1). Authors: Raju Kanukula, Rupasvi Dhurjati, Vidyasagar Kota, Nusrath Rehana, Talari Arun, Abdul Salam, Anthony Rodgers, Matthew J Page. Systematic reviews (SRs) and meta-analyses (MAs) play a crucial role in informing clinical practice guidelines, […]

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Missing Data? – Only Half of Depression Treatment Studies in the U.S. Report Their Results

Blog entry written on: Transparency of Results Reporting for Depression Treatment Studies in ClinicalTrials.gov: A Cross-Sectional Study, (bmjebm-2020-111641.R2) Authors: Karen B Schmaling, Hailey S Landon, Tiffany B Nguyen, Robert M Kaplan Depression is a common condition that is treated by psychotherapies, medications, and procedures. A comprehensive picture of how well these treatments work — based […]

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Completeness of reporting for systematic reviews assessing the diagnostic accuracy of point-of-care ultrasound.

Include ‘Blog entry written on: Completeness of reporting for systematic reviews of point-of-care ultrasound: a meta-research study, (bmjebm-2020-111652). Authors: Ross Prager, Michael Pratte, Andrew Guy, Sudarshan Bala, Roudi Bachar, Daniel J Kim, Scott Millington, Jean-Paul Salameh, Trevor A McGrath, Matthew DF McInnes. Point of care ultrasound (POCUS) has become a valuable tool for answering focused […]

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Patients’ participation in government-sponsored guidelines in Latin America

Blog entry written on: Patients’ participation in government-sponsored guidelines in Latin America: a cross-sectional study, (bmjebm-2020-111530). Authors: Luis Ignacio Garegnani, Nicolás Meza, Pablo Rosón-Rodriguez, Camila Micaela Escobar-Liquitay, Marcelo Arancibia, Eva Madrid, Juan Victor Ariel Franco Clinical practice guidelines (CPGs) have become important tools in the promotion of evidence-informed decision-making, as they prevent unnecessary risks, allow […]

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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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