This unique new book uses a series of focussed questions, comprehensive literature evaluations and structured grades of recommendation to provide evidence for the treatment of hematological disorders, both malignant and benign. With contributions from leading international experts who have a real understanding of evidence-based medicine the book provides comprehensive reviews accompanied by clinical commentaries and recommendations on the best treatment regimes to adopt for individual patients.
The book is split into two sections: the first examines the methodology underlying evidence based practice, and the second concentrates on the clinical practice of hematology, providing current "best evidence" to guide practice in a series of well-defined clinical situations.
This clinical reference is an invaluable source of evidence-based information distilled into guidance for clinical practice which will be welcomed by practitioners, trainees and associated health professionals.
Compiled by Cochrane collaborators and members of OMERACT (Outcome Measures in Rheumatology), Evidence-based Rheumatology is an essential resource for evidence-based medicine as applied to the musculoskeletal disorders.
The introductory section covers the principles of evidence-based medicine in rheumatology, followed by clinical chapters covering all the major disorders. Each chapter includes non-drug therapy, drug therapy, and consumer evidence-based summaries. Evidence-Based Series: Evidence-based Rheumatology, part of the acclaimed series BMJ Evidence-based medicine textbooks that have revolutionised clinical medicine literature, comes with a fully searchable CD-ROM of the whole text. The text is kept up to date online at www.evidbasedrheum.com Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.
In Evidence-based Neurology: Management of Neurological Disorders a carefully selected group of clinically experienced collaborators use the best available evidence to answer more than 100 clinical questions about the treatment and management of neurological disorders.
Divided into three sections and 24 chapters, this book
fills the gap between guidelines and primary studies as well as between primary and secondary scientific medical literature
summarizes the most recent and important findings on treatments for neurological patients
measures the benefit and, when applicable, the risk of harm inherent in specific neurological interventions.
This unique, evidence-based text, edited by members of the Cochrane Neurological Network will be an essential resource for all general neurologists, from the novice to the most experienced, in their everyday clinical practice.
What will happen during and after a clinical trial? How will a trial affect my quality of life? What are the benefits and risks of a trial? What does giving consent mean and what will it involve? Will I incur costs during and because of the trial? These are the questions that should be raised every time a health care professional talks through with a patient the pros and cons of entering a clinical trial. Clinical Trials Explained has been designed in consultation with doctors and patients who have taken part in trials, providing an essential and detailed guide to the clinical trials process. It therefore helps both clinicians and patients make well-informed decisions on whether to take part in a clinical trial.
First major evidence-based text in adult respiratory medicine Comprehensive, authoritative summary of the best treatments for the major respiratory diseases Compiled by specialists from the Cochrane Airways Management Group Easy-to-use format, with key clinical implications summarised in each chapter Kept up-to-date online Compiled by specialists from the Cochrane Collaboration Airways Management Group, Evidence-based Respiratory Medicine is the first major evidence-based text in adult respiratory medicine. Providing a comprehensive summary of the best treatments for the most important respiratory diseases, some of the world's leading physicians review the evidence for a broad range of treatments using evidence-based principles. Essential information is presented in an easy-to-understand format, with the most important clinical implications summarised in each chapter. Evidence-based Respiratory Medicine tackles the big clinical questions in diagnosis and treatment, presenting treatment options which take into account the individual patient's needs. Evidence-Based Series: Evidence-based Respiratory Medicine, part of the acclaimed series BMJ Evidence-based medicine textbooks that have revolutionised clinical medicine literature, comes with a fully searchable CD-ROM of the whole text. Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.
The need for evidence-based decisions that take account of both effectiveness and economics is greater now than ever. Using case studies and illustrative examples throughout the authors describe how the activities and outputs of evidence synthesis, systematic review, economic analysis and decision-making interact within and across different spheres of health and social policy and practice. Expanding on the first edition the book now covers approaches to evidence synthesis that combine economics and systematic review methods in the applied fields of social welfare, education and criminal justice, as well as health care. Written by economists and health services researchers closely involved in developing evidence-based policy and practice it showcases current state-of-the-art methodology and will be an invaluable read for all policy-makers and practitioners using evidence to inform decisions, analysts conducting research to support decisions and students discovering the need for evidence-based decisions to incorporate economic perspectives and evidence.
This is a systematic review on how innovations in health service practice and organisation can be disseminated and implemented. This is an academic text, originally commissioned by the Department of Health from University College London and University of Surrey, using a variety of research methods. The results of the review are discussed in detail in separate chapters covering particular innovations and the relevant contexts. The book is intended as a resource for health care researchers and academics.