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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]