patients

1 02, 2019

Paper of the week 01.02.19: The Rise of Pseudomedicine for Dementia and Brain Health

2019-02-01T10:05:46+00:00

Reference: Hellmuth J, Rabinovici GD, Miller BL. The Rise of Pseudomedicine for Dementia and Brain Health. JAMA. Published online January 25, 2019. doi:10.1001/jama.2018.21560 This week’s paper of the week is brought to you by Professor Sir Muir Gray, 3V’s Founding Director. Bottom line, chosen from the paper Pseudomedicine refers to supplements and medical interventions that exist within the law and are often promoted as scientifically supported treatments, but lack credible efficacy data. Practitioners of pseudomedicine often appeal to health concerns, promote individual testimony as established fact, advocate for unproven therapies, and achieve financial gains Feynman coined the term “cargo cult science” to describe endeavors that follow “…the apparent precepts and forms of scientific investigation, but they’re missing something [...]

Paper of the week 01.02.19: The Rise of Pseudomedicine for Dementia and Brain Health2019-02-01T10:05:46+00:00
16 01, 2019

Paper of the week 16.01.19: Ten Principles for More Conservative, Care-Full Diagnosis

2019-01-16T13:58:35+00:00

Reference: Schiff, G. D., Martin, S. A., Eidelman, D. H., Volk, L. A., Ruan, E., Cassel, C., ... Sheikh, A. (2018). Ten principles for more conservative, care-full diagnosis. Annals of internal medicine, 169(9), 643-645. This week’s paper of the week is brought to you by Professor Sir Muir Gray, 3V’s Founding Director. Bottom line, chosen by Muir from the paper Evidence increasingly shows that indiscriminate diagnostic testing and referrals often fail to provide definitive explanations or improve outcomes and at times are more harmful than beneficial… ...Medicine currently shortchanges the patient history and physical examination, even though carefully listening to and observing patients over time often provide more valuable information than multiple radiologic or chemical tests. We must stop equating testing [...]

Paper of the week 16.01.19: Ten Principles for More Conservative, Care-Full Diagnosis2019-01-16T13:58:35+00:00
This website uses cookies and third party services. Ok