NPC Archive Item: Coping with information overload

NOTE – This is an archive post from the NPC and has not been updated since first publication. Therefore, some hyperlinks may no longer be working. 15 August 2011 An editorial in the BMJ highlighted the difficulties of coping with information overload in medicine and outlined various strategies that doctors use to deal with the […]

NPC Archive Item: Reboxetine — a striking example of publication bias

NOTE – This is an archive post from the NPC and has not been updated since first publication. Therefore, some hyperlinks may no longer be working. 1 November 2010 A meta-analysis of published and unpublished data on reboxetine for the acute treatment of major depression found it, overall, to be an ineffective and potentially harmful antidepressant. […]

NPC Archive Item: CONSORT Statement updated

NOTE – This is an archive post from the NPC and has not been updated since first publication. Therefore, some hyperlinks may no longer be working. 26 May 2010 In 1996 and 2001, the CONSORT Group published recommendations on the reporting of randomised controlled trials. These have now been updated as CONSORT 2010. The new […]

NPC Archive Item: Observational data in swine influenza pandemic indicate benefit of early antivirals; new Cochrane review finds oseltamivir▼’s ability to prevent complications of seasonal influenza in otherwise healthy adults not proven.

NOTE – This is an archive post from the NPC and has not been updated since first publication. Therefore, some hyperlinks may no longer be working. 22 December 2009 Action Health professionals’ responses to the swine influenza pandemic should not be affected by the controversy regarding oseltamivir▼’s ability to prevent complications of seasonal influenza in […]