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MANUSCRIPT: Promoting networks between evidence-based medicine and values-based medicine in continuing medical education.

Abstract ABSTRACT: BACKGROUND: In recent years, medical practice has followed two different paradigms: evidence-based medicine (EBM) and values-based medicine (VBM). There is an urgent need to promote medical education that strengthens the relationship between these two paradigms. This work is designed to establish the foundations for a continuing medical education (CME) program

MANUSCRIPT: Exploring the use of social media to measure journal article impact.

Abstract Science blogs, Twitter commentary, and comments on journal websites represent an immediate response to journal articles, and may help in identifying relevant publications. However, the use of these media for establishing paper impact is not well studied. Using Wikipedia as a proxy for other social media, we explore the correlation

MANUSCRIPT: Short- and long-term transfer of urethral catheterization skills from simulation training to performance on patients

Background Inexperienced interns are responsible for most iatrogenic complications after urethral catheterization (UC). Although training on simulators is common, little is known about the transfer of learned skills to real clinical practice. This study aimed to evaluate the short- and long-term effects of UC simulated skills training on performance on real

MANUSCRIPT: Computer game-based and traditional learning method: a comparison regarding students’ knowledge retention

Results Students that received the game-based method performed better in the pos-test assessment only when considering the Anatomy questions section. Students that received the traditional lecture performed better in both post-test and long-term post-test when considering the Anatomy and Physiology questions. Conclusions The game-based learning method is comparable to the traditional learning method in general and in

MANUSCRIPT: User experiences of evidence-based online resources for health professionals: user testing of The Cochrane Library.

BACKGROUND: Evidence-based decision making relies on easy access to trustworthy research results. The Cochrane Library is a key source of evidence about the effect of interventions and aims to "promote the accessibility of systematic reviews to anyone wanting to make a decision about health care". We explored how health professionals found,

ABSTRACT: Which literature retrieval method is most effective for GPs?

BACKGROUND: Evidence-based medicine requires new skills of physicians, including literature searching. OBJECTIVE: To determine which literature retrieving method is most effective for GPs: the printed Index Medicus; Medline through Grateful Med; or Medline on CD-ROM. METHODS: The design was a randomized comparative study. In a continuing medical education course, three groups of health care professionals

MANUSCRIPT: Developing search strategies for clinical practice guidelines in SUMSearch and Google Scholar and assessing their retrieval performance.

BACKGROUND: Information overload, increasing time constraints, and inappropriate search strategies complicate the detection of clinical practice guidelines (CPGs). The aim of this study was to provide clinicians with recommendations for search strategies to efficiently identify relevant CPGs in SUMSearch and Google Scholar. METHODS: We compared the retrieval efficiency (retrieval performance) of search strategies

MANUSCRIPT: Impact of end-user search training on pharmacy students: a four-year follow-up study.

AbstractThe Alfred Taubman Medical Library at the University of Michigan has offered instruction in online literature searching to third-year pharmacy students as a component of the course "Drug Information and Scientific Literature Evaluation" since 1983. In the spring of 1989, a follow-up study was conducted to assess the impact of

MANUSCRIPT: An overview of the design and methods for retrieving high-quality studies for clinical care.

Abstract BACKGROUND: With the information explosion, the retrieval of the best clinical evidence from large, general purpose, bibliographic databases such as MEDLINE can be difficult. Both researchers conducting systematic reviews and clinicians faced with a patient care question are confronted with the daunting task of searching for the best medical literature in

MANUSCRIPT: Knowledge transfer in surgery: skills, process and evaluation.

Abstract INTRODUCTION: Knowledge transfer is an essential element in the management of surgical health care. In a routine clinical practice, surgeons need to make changes to the health care they provide as new clinical evidence emerges. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The information was derived from the authors' experience and research in evidence-based practice, searching of