Tag Archives: Evidence Uncertainties

Questions Raised About Prescribing Painkillers for Dementia Patients (BBC Radio Four)

Summary An investigation into the role of big pharma in the international opioid crisis, from BBC Radio 4, touches upon questions about the ethics and suitability of pain management embedded semi-routinely in care for persons with dementia: Full Audio Link … Continue reading

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Pseudomedicine and Potential Dementia Treatments? (JAMA)

Summary A United States perspective covers the growing market for complementary interventions to promote brain health or minimise dementia risk and/or symptoms. Health professionals are requested to help the public understand commercial conflicts of interest and the market forces behind … Continue reading

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The Reproducibilty Problem / Replication Crisis in Science: a Pervasive Issue in Medicine? (BBC News / Nature / Elife)

Summary It has been estimated that between 65% and 90% of researchers typically fail to reproduce fellow scientists’ research results. The Reproducibility Project: Cancer Biology has raised awareness of the prevalence of this problem in biomedical science. The issues are … Continue reading

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Qualitative Research Into Spiritual Care for Persons With Dementia in Nursing Homes (BMC Nursing)

Summary Nurses’ and care workers’ experiences in the provision of spiritual care for people with dementia living in Norwegian nursing homes were explored, based on interviews following a phenomenological-hermeneutic approach to analysis. Participants were unsure about spiritual care in many … Continue reading

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Critical Appraisal Skills Programme Website: Making Sense of Evidence (CASP UK)

Summary The Critical Appraisal Skills Programme (CASP) website explains the CASP process and provides access to resources, including the following CASP critical appraisal checklists (which are downloadable freely): CASP Randomised Controlled Trial. CASP Systematic Review. CASP Cohort Study. CASP Case … Continue reading

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Delirium: Evidence Update (NHS Evidence)

[A version of this item appears in: Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 2 Issue 10, May 2012]. Summary This April 2012 “Evidence Update” on Delirium presents a summary of selected new evidence of relevance to the NICE (2010) … Continue reading

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