ABOUT THIS BOOK
· Systematically addresses all concepts of concepts
· How to critically evaluate best evidence, diagnostic tests, systemic reviews, and meta-analysis
· Written for practitioners in an easy-to-understand format
This is a basic book on evidence-based medicine (EBM). It starts with an introduction to the topic. It outlines the relationship between EBM and research and quality of care. Then It goes on to cover the most commonly used modules of EBM, i.e. therapy, diagnosis, prognosis and meta-analysis. Each module starts with an introduction to fundamental concepts, and description of the related research process, and then follows the critical appraisal of related type of research artcle. At the end, it covers the different systems of grading of level of evidence and strength of recommendations. The book also has three examples of critical appraisal on diagnosis, therapy, and meta-analysis.
Content Level » Professional/practitioner
Keywords » Critical appraisal - Evidence-based Dentistry - Evidence-based Nursing - Evidence-based healthcare - Systematic reviews
Related subjects » Dentistry - Internal Medicine - Medicine
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Chapter 1.Introduction to evidence-based medicine.- Chapter 2.Finding the current best evidence .- Chapter 3.Therapy:fundamental concepts .- Chapter 4.Therapy:critical appraisal-part 1 (validity).- Chapter 5.Therapy:critical appraisal- part 2 (interpreting results).- Chapter 6.Diagnostic test: Fundamental concepts.- Chapter 7.Diagnostic test: Critical appraisal.- Chapter 8.What is the information? (How to evaluate the results if a diagnostic test paper).- Chapter 9.Systematic review and meta analysis: fundamental concepts.- Chapter 10.Meta -analysis: critical appraisal.- Chapter 11.Prognosis .- Chapter 12.Examples of critical appraisal.
AUTHORS & EDITORS
Professor Kameshwar Prasad, Department of Neurology, Neurosciences Centre, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi-110029, INDIA Research and Teaching : Involved in both undergraduate and postgraduate teaching. Included bedside teaching, lectures, supervising postgraduate seminars, journal clubs, guiding postgraduate theses. Research activities included national-level co-ordination of the International Stroke Trial, conducting single-centre, onsite clinical studies, teaching research methodology to residents and guiding theses. Several funded as well as unfunded projects were carried out during this period resulting in international as well as national publications Area of experience:Evidence-Based Medicine Associated with Evidence-based Medicine (EBM) since its inception in 1992, when I was a Rockefeller fellow at the McMaster University, Canada, known as the birthplace of EBM. Received Master of Science degree in health research methodology and clinical epidemiology with emphasis on EBM from the University in 1993. Worked with and is part of the First (pioneer) International Working Group on EBM established at McMaster. A regular faculty at the world renowned Annual Workshop on ‘How to Teach Evidence-Based Clinical Practice’ held at McMaster University, Canada. Scientific Director of the Gulf Reference Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine at the College of Medicine & Medical Sciences, the Arabian Gulf University, Bahrain; designated as such by the Ministers of Health of Gulf countries (Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Yemen).