Posts Tagged ‘ EBM ’

What is a clinician to make of the “evidence”? Its good for Tweets. You must go with your experience.

February 17, 2011
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What is a clinician to make of the “evidence”? Its good for Tweets. You must go with your experience.

  I am sorry if I keep promoting Twitter to readers but I am fascinated the amount of information I get exposed to. I have considered  following only people who confirm to my prejudices in order wake up feeling really good about myself, however I try to follow a broad range of views relevant...

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Despite the damage done by the BCA the chiropractic profession should not seek “legitimacy” through the biomedical model

May 1, 2010
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Despite the damage done by the BCA the chiropractic profession should not seek “legitimacy” through the biomedical model

”The time has come for complementary medicine to turn away from the need to obtain legitimacy from orthodox medicine by adopting its paradigm and research methods” David St George, Consultant/Senior Lecturer in. Clinical Epidemiology and Public Health Medicine at the Royal Free Hospital in London (2000). There were many interesting responses in the “Rapid...

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Effects of acupuncture largly due to placebo. So what as long as it helps some women through childbirth.

April 29, 2010
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Effects of acupuncture largly due to placebo. So what as long as it helps some women through childbirth.

Yesterdays Guardian reports that Professor of Complementary Medicine, Ezard Ernst discovers another placebo. I am all for placebos that help people throug a crisis, must be better than drugs. “Acupuncture does not relieve childbirth pain, says study” Research suggests results from complementary therapy during labour may be placebo effect Denis Campbell, health correspondent The...

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If your infant has Colic why not try spinal care? ( dare I say chiropractic)

April 20, 2010
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I read chiropractic sceptics Simon Sing and Andy Lewis have recently become parents. Simon anounced the birth by stating on Twitter,  that  if the baby had colic he would not be going to a chiropractor, I am interested to know what sceptics have done or would do faced with this situation and their book...

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How can Edzart Ernst be considered an expert on clinical Chiropractic?

April 19, 2010
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How can Edzart Ernst be considered an expert on clinical Chiropractic?

Professor Edzart Ernst is proclaimed as the first professor of complementary medicine and the “expert” usually quoted in negative articles about chiropractic. It took me five years to train as a a chiropractor and another five years in practise before I felt anything like an expert. So how can Professor Ernst present himself as...

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Evidence based chiropractic: Fad folly or Fascism By Chris Kent

April 18, 2010
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  by Dr. Christopher Kent Evidence‑based practice (EBP) is the hot buzzword today. The concept is simple, and as old as the healing arts. Sackett defines evidence‑based practice as "The conscientious, explicit, and judicious use of the current best evidence in making decisions about the care of individual patients…(it) is not restricted to randomized...

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Ezard Ernst is blaming Prince Charles for costing him his job? Seems Ernst can dish it out, but not so good at taking it.

April 5, 2010
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Professor Ezard Ernst states in Saturdays Guardian that the field of complementary medicine would benefit greatly, if “the Foundation for Integrated Health ceased to exist and the funds thus freed were directed towards rigorous research." Presumably this would enable professor Ernst to keep his title as the only professor of complementary at Exeter University....

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Vacancy for a former medical doctor who did a bit of Woo on the side.

February 1, 2010
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Vacancy for a former medical doctor who did a bit of Woo on the side.

The Guardian’s health editor Sarah Boseley announced yesterday “We need this voice to fight quackery”                                                                                            Apparently celebrity professor, Edzard Ernst is in danger of losing his job as the only professor of complementary medicine. Sarah Boseley laments the fact that there are not many job opportunities for former medical doctors who dabbled in...

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The BCA should know,you never pick a fight with people who buy ink by the barrel.

October 17, 2009
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The BCA should know,you never pick a fight with people who buy ink by the barrel.

Technorati Tags: British chiropractic association,simon singh Todays Guardian keeps the pressure on the Chiropractic profession to get new leaders. Chiropractors cause controversy Ben Goldacre The Guardian, Saturday 17 October 2009 For those with the finances to try to silence their critics, this has been a week of spectacular own goals. Trafigura has loudly advertised...

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The chiropractic profession has not been very effective at defending itself from sceptics

December 12, 2006
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It embarrass me that the chiropractic profession is so inept at rebuting Edzard Ernst. He reminds me of those holocaust deniers who attended a conference in Tehran last week. They were given media coverage because their ideas are so preposterous it sells newspapers. The BBC showed us some orthodox Jews who were attending the...

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