Debunking EBM / Research Blogging

Cochrane Students’ Journal Club: An Introduction

Why this Journal Club? Three simple reasons.. To provide students with an opportunity to critically read literature outside their key area of study: To provide students with an opportunity to critically discuss scientific papers. To sensitize them to EBM. Okay. So this is how it goes… A clinical scenario asking a question on the potential … Continue reading

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Research Blogging

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 … Continue 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 … Continue reading

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