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about evidence-based medicine

Postby neuro on May 21st, 2013, 6:13 am 

Just take a look at this:
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC300808/

It might a little bit too British for some of us, but it might be worth reading...

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Re: about evidence-based medicine

Postby Gregorygregg1 on May 21st, 2013, 10:20 am 

neuro wrote:Just take a look at this:
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC300808/

It might a little bit too British for some of us, but it might be worth reading...

:°)


If you liked that, you might appreciate this:
http://www.sivatherium.narod.ru/library ... ook_en.htm
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Re: about evidence-based medicine

Postby Watson on May 21st, 2013, 11:20 am 

neuro wrote:Just take a look at this:
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC300808/

It might a little bit too British for some of us, but it might be worth reading...

:°)

I only read the first part, but clearly people should stop using them until these things are further tested, and more definitive data collected. The placebo testing may give telling results.
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Re: about evidence-based medicine

Postby owleye on May 21st, 2013, 7:48 pm 

While there is such a thing as medical science, I don't think this means that physicians who actually treat patients sit back and wait for that science before they offer their professional opinion on staying healthy and injury free. More than that, for medical science, there is a history of more recent best science concluding something opposed to earlier best science. Physicians, while they should keep up with and receive advisories on all sorts of things from the scientific community, have to calibrate what they read based on their own experience and at least ought to be aware that patients are uniquely individual and don't easily fit the model derived from the ensemble of random variables they may be made out to be associated with by the science.

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