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Expert Experience Interpreting Evidenced-Based Medicine.

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Heard at the Roundtable

  • "Over the last 2 decades, professional organizations have issued a number of screening guidelines. Initially, the AUA and ACS were very pro-screening. However, over time, they have acknowledged the fact that screening decisions are complicated, involving tradeoffs between benefits and harms, and that we need to help men make informed decisions."

    Richard Hoffman

  • "We have evidence of various properties of HDL [high-density lipoprotein] that might be theoretically useful for describing its potential benefit, but we don’t have either a clinical trial or other prospective evidence indicating that any of these properties are explanatory."

    John LaRosa, MD

  • “… digoxin is even more pertinent in the context of the increasing prevalence of heart failure with preserved ejection fraction.”
    ~ Michael White, MD

  • "Guidelines [for heart failure with preserved ejection fraction] don’t have much to say…Treatment remains relatively empiric, and different clinicians have different biases that affect the treatment that they provide…Several small studies have shown that some agents seem to work…[but] there hasn’t been a lot of evidence of benefit."

    Barry Massie, MD

  • "Scientific advances in acupuncture research, coupled with the side effects of treating pain by conventional drugs, have promoted the use of acupuncture dramatically in the past 20 years. It is estimated that over 1 million practitioners outside China administer acupuncture treatments for chronic pain. Of these practitioners, over 300000 are physicians."

    Brian Berman