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Evidence-Based Endocrinology : Contemporary Endocrinology - Victor M. Montori

Evidence-Based Endocrinology

Contemporary Endocrinology

By: Victor M. Montori (Editor)

Hardcover Published: December 2005
ISBN: 9781588295798
Number Of Pages: 400

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Internationally recognized experts, pioneers, and opinion makers in evidence-based medicine (EBM) provocatively recast endocrine policy and practice in the light of EBM philosophy and principles. The authors explain the past, present, and future of EBM; consider its practical implications for endocrinology; demonstrate what the "evidence base" is in EBM; and present illustrative case studies by practicing evidence-based clinicians. Highlights include essays on why cost-effective analyses are problematic, the contrast between clinical investigations and large randomized trials, the role of Cochrane reviews and meta-analyses, and the curriculum requirements for training evidence-based endocrinologists.

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"A comprehensive multiauthored review of evidence-based medicine as applied to clinical endocrinology. ... this much-needed volume is well written and highly readable. ... Written by leading experts in the fields of endocrinology and evidence-based medicine, this volume is likely to become the preeminent text on this topic. ... Recommended Readership: Students, residents, fellows, and attending physicians and allied health professionals in the areas of endocrinology, primary care, and geriatrics, as well as public health and policy professionals with interests in clinical endocrinology." (Hau Liu, Mayo Clinic Proceedings, Vol. 81 (8), August, 2006)

Prefacep. v
Contributorsp. ix
The New Endocrinologist: Evidence-Based Medicine Meets Endocrine Practicep. 1
Past, Present, and Future
A Short History of Evidence-Based Medicine: Issues for the Clinicianp. 11
The Philosophy of Evidence-Based Medicinep. 25
Preparing Future Generations of Evidence-Based Endocrinologistsp. 35
Practicing Evidence-Based Endocrinology
Finding Current Best Evidence in Endocrinologyp. 61
Integrating Evidence Into Clinical Diagnosisp. 69
Supporting Evidence-Based Endocrine Practicep. 87
Supporting Patients' Participation in Decision Makingp. 101
Incorporating Evidence Into Health Policy Decisionsp. 117
Research Evidence for Evidence-Based Endocrine Practice
The Value of Observational Studies in Endocrinologyp. 141
Clinical Research Center-Based Investigations and Evidence-Based Medicinep. 155
The Value of Systematic Reviews in Endocrinology: The Impact of the Cochrane Metabolic and Endocrine Disorders Review Groupp. 165
Health-Related Quality-of-Life Assessment in Endocrinologyp. 179
Decision Analysis in Endocrinologyp. 207
Clouded Thinking: The Misguided Use of Cost-Effectiveness Analysis and the Implications for Endocrine Interventionsp. 225
Translation Research in Diabetes: Asking Broader Questionsp. 241
Case Studies in Evidence-Based Practice
The Patient With Type 1 Diabetes and Hypoglycemiap. 259
The Patient With Medically Complicated Obesityp. 275
The Patient at Risk for Diabetes: Considering Preventionp. 289
An Evidence-Based Approach to Type 2 Diabetesp. 303
Patients With Diabetes Using Alternative Medicinep. 323
Evidence-Based Case Studies in Osteoporosisp. 343
The Neuroendocrinology of Medically Unexplained Syndromes: The Example of Chronic Fatigue Syndromep. 367
Indexp. 381
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ISBN: 9781588295798
ISBN-10: 1588295796
Series: Contemporary Endocrinology
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 400
Published: December 2005
Publisher: Humana Press Inc.
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 25.4 x 17.8  x 3.18
Weight (kg): 0.98