Blog posts by CEBM

About CEBM

CEBM Centre Manager Responsible for maintaining the Centre's ability to respond to new initiatives. Facilitating the development and dissemination of research to improve clinical practice and patient care. Elevating the position of all EBM and EBHC learning related activities globally. Follow CEBM on twitter @CebmOxford and facebook cebm.oxford

MSc BLOG - Ketamine for DEPR

Hayley Trueman

During my time working with patients we noticed that each patient receiving repeated ketamine infusions…

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Rapid POCT for diagnosing HF

Annette Plüddemann

The lack of studies in primary care and the paucity of NTproBNP data means large scale trials…

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Don’t ditch p-values: understand them

Richard Stevens

There are many things I learnt as a statistics student that I don’t teach as a medical statistics lecturer…

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MSc BLOG - Cooling therapies & stroke

Abid Malik

My dissertation explores the use of cooling therapies in acute stroke…

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Testing in Primary Care

Jack O’Sullivan

We recently did a study that tried to identify General Practices that ordered a higher proportion…

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Trade Secrets of a DPhil in EBHC

Marcy McCall MacBain

In 2010, I was introduced to Oxford’s Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine during an immersion workshop…

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Tape or Mesh: Take-home messages

Carl Heneghan

NHS Digital published a retrospective review of surgery for prolapse and stress urinary incontinence using tape or mesh…

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MSc BLOG - Epilepsy in Childhood & ASD

Arsenio Paez

In my clinical practice, I follow many infants and children with epilepsy and rare seizure disorders…

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Value-based healthcare

Louise Hurst and Muir Gray

Whilst the resources – time, carbon and money – to invest in healthcare may be limited…

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We should shorten antibiotic duration

Igho Onakpoya

We evaluated the benefits and harms of shorter versus longer antibiotic therapy using data…

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UK Flu vaccination programme

Carl Heneghan and Tom Jefferson

Excerpts from a letter to Norman Lamb, Chair of  UK Government’s Parliament Science and Technology Committee…

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Psychoactive Drugs & Obesity

Igho Onakpoya

Would you be willing to lose about 5% of your body weight, but at same time increase your risk…

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Why does it take so long to see my GP?

Dr Kamal Mahtani – Why does it take so long to see my GP? On 23 October 2017, Dr Kamal

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Salt intake in heart failure patients

Researchers: Mahtani KR, Heneghan CJ, Nunan D, Onakpoya IJ, Roberts NW, Hobbs FDR

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Am I sick or just O.L.D?

Elizabeth Thomas

Ageing should not be viewed synonymously with disease…

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