Evidence-based dermatology /

Be sure your skin-care treatments have strong evidential support Evidence-based Dermatology, Third Edition takes a unique approach to clinical dermatology by emphasising use of only the highest quality available evidence when treating people with skin diseases. Beginning with a toolbox introduction...

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Other Authors: Williams, Hywel C. (Editor), Bigby, Michael E. (Editor)
Format: eBook
Published: Chichester, West Sussex : John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, 2014.
Edition:Third edition.
Online Access:CONNECT
Table of Contents:
  • Cover; Dedication; Title page; Copyright page; Contents; Contributors; Foreword; Preface; About the companion website; PART I: The concept of evidence-based dermatology; CHAPTER 1: The field and its boundaries; Introduction; What is special about dermatology?; A vast array of clinical entities; Extremely common disorders; Large variations in terms of health-care organization; Topical treatment may be possible; Limitations of clinical research; Disease rarity; Patients' preferences; The use of placebo in randomized control trials; Long-term outcome of chronic disorders; Self-control design.
  • The increasing role of industry-sponsored trialsThe limitations of systematic reviews; Evidence-based medicine: where do we go from here?; References; CHAPTER 2: The rationale for evidence-based dermatology; What is evidence-based dermatology?; Definitions; What evidence-based dermatology is not; Problems with other sources of evidence; Personal experience; Expert opinion; Uncontrolled data; The process of evidence-based dermatology; Step 1: asking an answerable structured question; Step 2: searching for the best external information; Step 3: sifting information for relevance and quality.
  • Step 4: applying the evidence back to the patientStep 5: recording the information for the future; Conclusions; References; CHAPTER 3: The role of patient and public involvement in evidence-based dermatology; Introduction; The many benefits and roles of patient and public involvement in health care; The skin shows: it matters psychologically and socially; Education and information for self-care; The role of patient support groups; The rise of internet and social networking; Patient and public involvement in the research process; The role of patient support groups; Cochrane systematic reviews.
  • Priority setting partnershipsClinical trials: development, delivery, and dissemination; Summary; Acknowledgments; References; CHAPTER 4: The Cochrane Skin Group; Background; The Cochrane Skin Group; Types of Cochrane reviews; Scope of the Cochrane Skin Group; Editorial process: join the Cochrane Skin Group and publish a high-impact paper!; Support offered by the Cochrane Skin Group editorial base; Responsibilities of Cochrane Skin Group author teams; How do review teams find trials?; The Cochrane Skin Group Specialized Register; The Cochrane Library; The role of consumers.
  • Impact of our reviewsCommunicating with different audiences; Co-publication; Cochrane Skin Group satellites; Contacting the Cochrane Skin Group editorial base; References; PART II: The critical appraisal toolbox; CHAPTER 5: Formulating well-built clinical questions; Introduction; Tips for building well-built clinical questions; The advantages of well-built clinical questions; What factors are important in generating well-built questions in a dermatology consultation?; References; CHAPTER 6: Finding the best evidence; References; CHAPTER 7: The hierarchy of evidence; References.