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Causation evidenced-based medicine

J L Tang, L M Li
Evidence-based medicine remains the best paradigm for medical practice. However, evidence alone is not decisions; decisions must also consider resources available and the values of people. Evidence shows that most of those treated with blood pressure-lowering, cholesterol-lowering, glucose-lowering and anti-cancer drugs do not benefit from preventing severe complications such as cardiovascular events and deaths. This implies that diagnosis and treatment in modern medicine in many circumstances is imprecise...
January 10, 2018: Zhonghua Liu Xing Bing Xue za Zhi, Zhonghua Liuxingbingxue Zazhi
Ellen M Raney, David M Freccero, Lori A Dolan, Donald E Lighter, Ramona R Fillman, Henry G Chambers
BACKGROUND: Requested project of the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America Evidenced-Based Medicine Committee. METHODS: The English literature was systematically reviewed for scientific evidence supporting or disputing the common practice of elective removal of implants in children. RESULTS: Several case series reported implant removal, but none contained a control group with retained implants. No articles reported long-term outcomes of retained implants in large numbers...
October 2008: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics
P R Wraight, S M Lawrence, D A Campbell, P G Colman
AIMS: To design a multidisciplinary, evidenced-based, clinical guideline for the assessment, investigation and management of inpatients with acute diabetes related foot complications. METHODS: A systematic search of both published (identified by searching all major electronic databases and hand searching key journals) and unpublished literature (derived from national and internationally recognized experts) identified 266 articles specific to diabetes related foot complications...
February 2005: Diabetic Medicine: a Journal of the British Diabetic Association
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