A Lower Body Mass Index is Associated with Cardiomyopathy in People with HIV Infection: Evidence from a Case Comparison Study (Report)

A Lower Body Mass Index is Associated with Cardiomyopathy in People with HIV Infection: Evidence from a Case Comparison Study (Report)

Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection is, with advancing immunosuppression, a risk factor for the development of heart failure due to dilated cardiomyopathy. (1) In Africa, cross-sectional echocardiographic studies of HIV-infected individuals suggest a prevalence of cardiomyopathy varying from 9% in ambulant persons to 57% in hospitalised patients. (2) Patients with HIV infection and dilated cardiomyopathy […]

Bringing Evidence to Practice: A Team Approach to Teaching Skills Required for an Informationist Role in Evidence-Based Clinical and Public Health Practice * ([Dagger]) (Report)

Bringing Evidence to Practice: A Team Approach to Teaching Skills Required for an Informationist Role in Evidence-Based Clinical and Public Health Practice * ([Dagger]) (Report)

Objective: The objectives were (1) to develop an academic, graduate-level course designed for information professionals seeking to bring evidence to clinical medicine and public health practice and to address, in the course approach, the “real-world” time constraints of these domains and (2) to further specify and realize identified elements of the “informationist” concept. Setting: The […]

Linking Joint Commission Inpatient Core Measures and National Patient Safety Goals with Evidence.

Linking Joint Commission Inpatient Core Measures and National Patient Safety Goals with Evidence.

The Joint Commission’s core measures serve as a national, standardized performance measurement system providing assessments of care delivered in given focus areas (1-3). The current set of hospital-based Joint Commission core measures represents the results of a stepwise development process including input from multiple stakeholders (clinicians, hospitals, consumers, medical societies), a testing/validation phase, and alignment […]

Examining the Impact of Real-World Evidence on Medical Product Development

Examining the Impact of Real-World Evidence on Medical Product Development

Randomized controlled trials (RCTs) have traditionally served as the gold standard for generating evidence about medical interventions. However, RCTs have inherent limitations and may not reflect the use of medical products in the real world. Additionally, RCTs are expensive, time consuming, and cannot answer all questions about a product or intervention. Evidence generated from real-world […]

Medical Evidence for Hypnosis

Medical Evidence for Hypnosis

Be informed about the latest scientific research backing the medical uses of hypnosis. Clinical hypnosis is nothing like the hypnotism you’ve seen in clubs or on TV. It is a proven, effective and safe complement to traditional medicine. This book shows you the ways hypnotism has been demonstrated to help doctors, nurses, and other medical […]

Revisions to Rules Regarding the Evaluation of Medical Evidence (US Social Security Administration Regulation) (SSA) (2018 Edition)

Revisions to Rules Regarding the Evaluation of Medical Evidence (US Social Security Administration Regulation) (SSA) (2018 Edition)

The Law Library presents the complete text of the Revisions to Rules Regarding the Evaluation of Medical Evidence (US Social Security Administration Regulation) (SSA) (2018 Edition).Updated as of May 29, 2018 We are revising our medical evidence rules. The revisions include redefining several key terms related to evidence, revising our rules about acceptable medical sources […]

Searches for Evidence Mapping: Effective, Shorter, Cheaper (Brief Communications) (Report)

Searches for Evidence Mapping: Effective, Shorter, Cheaper (Brief Communications) (Report)

INTRODUCTION An evidence map is an overview of a broad research field that describes the volume, nature, and characteristics of research in that field [1]. Evidence maps can indicate research links, gaps, and strengths in a broad clinical context, while systematic reviews focus on a single clinical question [2, 3]. Maps complement systematic reviews by […]