Blog posts by CEBM

Introduction to EBM

This one day workshop is aimed at clinicians, health care professionals and researchers who wish to gain knowledge of critical appraisal and experience in the practice of evidence-based medicine…

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Guidelines or tramlines? Putting cancer guidance back on track.

“Does this make them good doctors or bad doctors?” was my favourite response to the Pulse article “GP’s are bending

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EBHC Bulletin Trinity Term 2015

Professional Development at Oxford University EBHC Bulletin for Evidence-Based Health Care Programme Alumni and Students A world class programme that

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CEBM Christmas Statistics Puzzle

  By Dr. Bethany Shinkins (with help from her little elves) Use the following clues to help you find all

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African bush mango effects on weight

Background Many different dietary supplements are marketed as weight loss supplements, but the evidence for effectiveness is unproven for most.

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Finding the Evidence 1 - Using PICO to formulate a search question

A mini tutorial on finding the evidence provided by Neal Thurley and Owen Coxall who regularly tutor on CEBM courses. It is recommended that you watch them in order.

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Finding the evidence 3 - Turning your search strategy into results: searching PubMed

A video demonstration of how to get the best out of PubMed.

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Oxfordshire Women & Children’s Health

Little is known about the impact of pre-pregnancy factors and pregnancy itself on women’s long-term health and wellbeing. Some specific

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Patterns of leakage in clinical guidelines

Clinical practice guidelines are a useful strategy to synthesise research evidence and summarise clinical practice recommendations. However, scientific research evidence

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Hand held computers

This project evaluated the usefulness of hand held computers at the point of care.

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Evidence base for interventions delivered to children in PC

This collaborative project was completed by the Cochrane Child Health Field at the University of Alberta, Canada and the Department

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Paeds emergency admissions

Researchers: Gill PJ, Goldacre MJ, Mant D, Heneghan C, Thomson A, Seagroatt V, Harnden A

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Rheumatoid Factor in RA

Researchers: Mahtani KR, Miller A, Rivero-Arias O, Heneghan C, Price CP, Thompson M, Plüddemann A, Luqmani R.

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Packaging to improve adherence

Researchers: Mahtani KR, Heneghan CJ, Glasziou PP, Perera R.

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Optimal loading dose of warfarin

Warfarin is commonly prescribed to prevent blot clots in patients with medical conditions such as atrial fibrillation, heart valve replacement

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