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Video Clips about Evidence-Based Clinical Practice

Herewith are some good clips about the world of evidence-based practice. This is just a start…  General Introduction to Evidence-Based Medicine: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XCfZB5ZZyso Introduction to Evidence-Based Medicine (EBM) Definition and 5 As of Evidence-Based Medicine: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cu_HHmZ5oPY Introduction to PICO for Evidence-Based Medicine: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OK9H2P_Cpi0 Evidence-Based Practice: Improving Practice, Improving Outcomes: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OvenUa3Ww8o  Literature Searching EBM- Asking an...
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Random Thoughts about Living in an Evidence-Based World

  When I first began teaching evidence-based practice, one of the comments I sometimes heard was that all we needed was evidence of subluxation or joint dysfunction. This created a great teaching moment, because if you think about it, identifying the presence of subluxation is actually like diagnosis- that is, you are determining that...
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Therapeutic Illusion

There was an interesting commentary in the March 31st issue of the New England journal of Medicine called “The Science of Choosing Wisely-Overcoming Therapeutic Illusion.” The article pointed out the propensity of human beings to overestimate the effects of their actions. This is an offshoot of a well-defined reasoning fallacy referred to as “faulty...
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Vertebral artery blood flow

For the past several decades, one consistent question that is yet to be completely answered could be stated as; what is the potential risk of vertebral artery damage during upper cervical manipulation? Here is some of what we know: • Vertebral artery damage can lead to cerebrovascular accidents.(1) • The portion of the vertebral...
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FDA Hierarchy of Trials

Sometimes when we look up information we may find some research-related terminology that does not make much sense to us. For example, while we do not prescribe drugs we may, in the course of looking up information, come across research papers that describe the process of drug (or device) development, and we should know...
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Journal Impact Factor

The Impact Factor (IF) of a journal is a measure of how often that journal is cited in other journals. It is seen as a proxy measure of journal importance and significance; the higher the IF, the more often work from that journal is cited elsewhere. This suggests that the information published in the...
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A model for doctors to follow with patients experiencing emotional distress

Being an effective caregiver includes many challenges. One includes the ability to effectively consult with patients in emotional distress. Fortunately, there are resources available to help practitioners and students develop skills in this area. One such resource is an article recently published in the journal Patient Education and Counseling.(1) In this article, Lundeby and...
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ANOVA: Analysis of Variance

ANOVA, or analysis of variance, is a statistical procedure you will often see mentioned and used in scientific literature. But what is it? Arun Kumar offers a nice look at this technique in a blog post from 2013 (http://blog.minitab.com/blog/statistics-in-the-field/understanding-anova-by-looking-at-your-household-budget). He begins by noting that in order to understand ANOVA, you need to grapple with...
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A model to follow for patients experiencing emotional distress

Being an effective caregiver includes many challenges. One includes the ability to effectively consult with patients in emotional distress. Fortunately, there are resources available to help practitioners and students develop skills in this area. One such resource is an article recently published in the journal Patient Education and Counseling.(1) In this article, Lundeby and...
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Ethics in Clinical Research

In reading clinical research, one thing a practitioner may not think to consider is the human subject ethics of the project they are reviewing. Yet this is an important part of the research, and it is supposed to be reported. What you would look for would be a statement that the participants in the...
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