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The evidence-based medicine (EBM) - called evidence-based medicine in Portugal - is a movement doctor that is based on application of the scientific method to any medical practice, especially those traditionally established that have not been subjected to systematic scientific scrutiny. Evidence mean, here, scientific evidence.

One of the creators of this movement was Professor Archie Cochrane , a British researcher author of Effectiveness and Efficiency: Random Reflections on Health Services ( 1972 ). Their struggle has led to growing popular acceptance of the concept of evidence-based medicine. His work has been recognized and honored with the creation of research centers of evidence-based medicine - the Cochrane Centres - and an international organization called the Cochrane Collaboration .

The Evidence-Based Medicine adopts techniques arising from science , engineering and statistics such as: meta-reviews of literature (also known as meta-analysis ), risk-benefit analysis , randomized, controlled clinical experiments , Naturalistic studies population, among other .

The evidence-based medicine to fight that all doctors to use "conscientious, explicit and judicious use of current best evidence" when making decisions in their work care of individual patients.

The practice of EBM involves not only knowledge and clinical experience, but also "expertise" to seek, to find, interpret and apply the results of scientific studies to epidemiological problems of individual patients. Also involves knowing how to calculate and communicate the risks and benefits of different courses of action for their patients.

Critics of EBM say many doctors already do this in his medical practice. Also say that scientific evidence is often deficient in many areas of medical knowledge. They say the lack of evidence of benefit and lack of benefits are not the same thing and that the more data is gathered and aggregated, it becomes more difficult to compare the results of a specific survey with those of the patient being treated.

Despite all these problems, the MBE has been increasingly successful in making the statement ex cathedra the specialist physician at least valid form of evidence. Now, all medical experts should, where possible, seek to base their statements on relevant literature references. Thus, the Evidence-Based Medicine opposes the call based Medicine Authority.

For example, if an ophthalmologist says there is no need to perform the sterilization of a device that comes in contact with the cornea of ​​his patient before using it on another patient, he must provide evidence - scientific evidence - that statement.

It should therefore seek an epidemiological study that was accompanied a sufficient number of patients who had taken place after sterilization of the device, compared to a similar number of other patients who had no such test performed aseptically by an appropriate period of time .

Without such a study does not exist, you have to mount such a study. After the follow-up period (years to decades) should be analyzed the history of all patients about any health changes.

According to evidence-based medicine, it is only after the application of an appropriate statistical method to the results of incidence of diseases (ocular and non-ocular) in both groups, which can lead to the conclusion that the asepsis of the device is required or not. Any professional - whether medical or not - realize that any statement about the health of a person without it underlies scientific studies are making authority based medicine and not medicine based on scientific evidence.

Source: pt.wikipedia.org

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Leigh, J. and T. Driscoll (2003). "Malignant mesothelioma in Australia, 1945-2002." Int J Occup Environ Health 9(3): 206-17.
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Lilienfeld, D. E. (1991). "Asbestos-associated pleural mesothelioma in school teachers: a discussion of four cases

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Probably because there really isn’t any. The limited research used to support such claims has been refuted as pseudoscience by both the Journal of the American Medical Association and the British Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. (Not to mention smaller studies from researchers at Harvard University, University College London and elsewhere

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