Fundamentals of Evidence Based Medicine

Authors: Prasad, Kameshwar

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  • How to critically evaluate best evidence, diagnostic tests, systemic reviews, and meta-analysis
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About this book

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.​

About the authors

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).

Reviews

From the reviews of the second edition:

“This book provides both a background to evidence-based medicine and an easy transition from some of the classical statistics of medical care to everyday practice. … This book will help clinicians of all levels and students of all modalities understand how to put the literature into perspective. … This is an extraordinarily useful book for understanding evidence-based medicine and a pragmatic look at medical statistics. This is a tremendous asset for students who struggle with medical statistics.” (Vincent F. Carr, Doody's Book Reviews, January, 2014)

Table of contents (14 chapters)

  • Introduction to Evidence-Based Medicine

    Prasad, Kameshwar

    Pages 1-18

  • Formulating a Focused Clinical Question

    Prasad, Kameshwar

    Pages 19-25

  • Finding the Current Best Evidence

    Prasad, Kameshwar

    Pages 27-31

  • Therapy: Fundamental Concepts

    Prasad, Kameshwar

    Pages 33-51

  • Therapy: Critical Appraisal: Part 1 (Validity)

    Prasad, Kameshwar

    Pages 53-71

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Fundamentals of Evidence Based Medicine
Authors
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer India
Copyright Holder
Springer India
eBook ISBN
978-81-322-0831-0
DOI
10.1007/978-81-322-0831-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-81-322-0830-3
Edition Number
2
Number of Pages
XX, 154
Additional Information
Originally published by Meeta Publishers, 2004
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