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X RAYS FOR SHOULDER DISLOCATION?
A prospective validation study of a selective radiography algorithm for anterior shoulder dislocations (
) set out to challenge traditional practice of obtaining x rays before and after reduction of patients with shoulder dislocation. The authors argue that the results of this relatively small study indicate that it may be reasonable not to obtain many post-reduction x rays and not to x ray all patients with recurrent dislocations. They do, however, suggest that a larger study is required and warn that their policy may not satisfy medico-legal opinion!
FASCISM AND EVIDENCE BASED MEDICINE
Always interested in politics and an avid Guardian reader, Sophia’s eye was drawn to a lively review published on 19th August 2006 relating to an article published about evidence based medicine (
) . Followers of Cochrane are at risk of being offended, but will need to understand what has been written first (holders of a postgraduate certificate in education are at a distinct advantage).
LORAZEPAM FOR STATUS EPILEPTICUS
Cochrane fans will have no difficulty in understanding an abstract of a systematic review published in …