Blog posts by CEBM

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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Mechanisms in Healthcare

It is problematic to apply average study results to target populations. For example in the European Atrial Fibrillation Trial (EAFT)

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Ranking Evidence according to EBM

Whether a new treatment gets marketing approval depends on whether the evidence supporting the effectiveness of this intervention is considered

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Weight loss supplements

A wide range of complementary therapies is currently being promoted for reducing body weight. Many patients perceive these therapies as

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Green tea and blood pressure effects

Many different dietary supplements are marketed, but the evidence for effectiveness is mixed. Green tea is one of the most

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Funding of emergency depts

Researchers: Macnabb J, Rowan L, Heneghan C, Onakpoya I

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Sport and Exercise Medicine and EBM

This body of research relates to the area of sports and exercise medicine, particularly addressing the research used to underpin

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Arterial stiffnessin primary care

  Central blood pressure (BP) is the pressure in the aorta, which is the large artery into which the heart

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The impact of an MSc. A retrospective view from Dr Felipe Martinez, Valparaiso, Chile.

One of the reasons I took the MSc at Oxford was because I wanted to make EBM friendlier for clinicians in my country.

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What can you learn from an EBM course? More than you think.

I got more than I bargained for. I learned 3 principles of EBM: use it or lose it, practice makes perfect, and be more critical.

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Physical Activity and chronic disease

  The evidence that higher levels of physical activity and/or lower levels of physical inactivity are associated with beneficial health-related

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What could cause you to absorb water better than water?

Now I am a big fan of sports; however, who do major sports think they are actually appealing to when they promote sugary ladened products? The adverts, importantly, target the wrong people.

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