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Viva la Evidence: EBM + ColdPlay

James McCormack is a Professor in the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada, and is passionate about music and evidence based medicine. In a unique endeavor that reminds me of the incomparable ZDoggMD, he has brought together these two passions in a synergistic manner. He has started making videos… Keep Reading

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CSJC: Case 6 Now Online

The sixth case in the series of discussion on the Cochrane Students’ Journal Club has been uploaded on the site. Check it out here: Cochrane Students’ Journal Club: Case 6: Bronchial Asthma I am the moderator in charge this month and have some new ideas which I would like to incorporate into this month’s show.… Keep Reading

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The First Human RCT: Renal Sympathetic Denervation in Treatment Resistant Hypertension

Treatment resistant hypertension has been an issue which has been bugging medical practitioners for a long time now. The first human trial on renal sympathetic denervation for treatment of this condition, the results of which have been recently published in The Lancet, show some promise. This prospective, multicenter, randomized trial included non-diabetic patients with a… Keep Reading

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Timing the Tab-late

The conventional wisdom states that the intake of thyroid hormone replacement is best when done in the morning, on an empty stomach, in order to allow the best absorption and a more predictable range of serum concentration, thereby preventing potentially iatrogenic hypothyroidism. Now, this has also been studied, albeit in small groups (1), showing that… Keep Reading

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Rapid Revision: ADHD

Epidemiology: One of the commonest psychiatric affliction of the school going population. It is thrice as common in boys The characteristic features are: Age inappropriate hyperactivity Impulsiveness Inattention Classification: Class I: Hyperactivity, Impulsiveness and Inattention all three are present Class II: Hyperactivity and Impulsiveness present only ClassIII: Only Inattention present. It is the least common… Keep Reading

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Crohn’s Disease on Clinical Evidence, BMJ

Clinical Evidence has an update on the management of Crohn’s disease. A very useful read considering the fact that it is a disease with rising number of cases. Here is a list of the recommendations which underwent changes: Aminosalicylates to maintain remission: Categorization changed from likely to be ineffective/harmful to likely to ber beneficial Fish Oil:… Keep Reading

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