QMedCONNECT: Highlights

July 2022

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What do we have for you this month?
  • Two blog posts from our founder
  • Literature links on World Zoonoses Day, World Hepatitis Day and ORS Day
  • Five useful articles
  • Useful resources: Best Evidence Topics - BETs and Abstrackr
The QMed Team

From our Blog - Our CEO's Posts

Vasumathi Sriganesh, shares an interesting blog post about how a patient helped a doctor with a diagnosis, through an internet search
Can patients / families help doctors with Internet researching?
Some time back we had a blog post - When Patients Google We had mentioned about how concerned doctors were about the misinformation that they could pick up - and rightly so. But, there are times when Internet research by the patient (or family member) can make a huge difference. Here is an excerpt from a Facebook post by Dr Sakthi …

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International Days
The month of July had three observances. We searched PubMed for articles of interest in each of these areas. We have provided links to searches that we did on each topic. The search results retrieve reviews and systematic reviews that are available free.

From our Social Media Posts - "Do You Know?"

Best Evidence Topics - BETs: "Knowing about the best evidence to treat patients is a must. BETs bring the evidence one step closer to the bedside, by providing answers to very specific clinical problems, using the best available evidence. Developed by the Manchester Royal Infirmary, UK, each BET attempts to bring an answer to the question ""What should one do"" and each BET has a clinical ""bottom line"" for the busy physician. One should plan to go through the full website and explore its rich offerings" To know more: https://bestbets.org/

abstrackR is a web-application that simplifies the citation-screening process of systematic reviews. Multiple reviews can screening citations in tandem after importing them. The authors need to create lables to mark their screening decisions and then these can be exported for further action. It would be useful to check out the Help File - at http://abstrackr.cebm.brown.edu/help/, then create a Login and experiment Click here to know more: http://abstrackr.cebm.brown.edu/

From our Social Media Posts - Useful Articles

Useful articles that came to our notice:
  1. Mulkalwar A. Research by undergraduate medical students: Common pitfalls and ethical dilemmas. Indian J Med Ethics. 2022 Jun 8;-(-):1-3. PMID
  2. Kesavadas C. Mentoring Scientific Writing among Radiology Residents. Indian J Radiol Imaging. 2022 Jun 15;32(1):1-2. PMID
  3. Kumaravel B, Stewart C, Ilic D. Face-to-face versus online clinically integrated EBM teaching in an undergraduate medical school: a pilot study. BMJ Evid Based Med. 2022 Jun;27(3):162-168. PMID
  4. Suiter AM, Sarli CC. Selecting a Journal for Publication: Criteria to Consider. Mo Med. 2019 Nov-Dec;116(6):461-465. PMID
  5. Kumar A. Materials and method: The "Recipe" of a research. J Indian Soc Periodontol. 2022 May-Jun;26(3):199-200. PMID

Lectures & Webinars this month

Lectures / Webinars
  • 9h July – Use of Reference Managers -YMT Dental College
  • 11th July – Literature Search – APM’s Ayurved Mahavidyalaya, Sion
  • 14th July - Literature Search - TNMC/Nair Hospital - UG program
  • 18th July - Literature Search - Karunashraya Bengaluru
  • 26th July - Literature Search - KEM - UG program
  • 26th July - KEM - MUHS- RMWS workshop

QMedCourses News

July 2022: Badges Awarded to those who scored 100% and for giving us suggestions that have helped us improve the courses / offerings

Prathipaty Josephine Bindu, GITAM Institute of Medical Sciences and Research; Obuli Srinivasan Gurunathan, CoGuide. General Physician
Course: Information Resources and Literature Searching
Lavanya Poosarla, GITAM Institute of Medical Sciences and Research; Shilpa S, Vydehi Institute of Dental Sciences and Research Center; Dushyanth P, MD. Medicine , Public Health
Course: Introduction to Referencing

Testimonials for QMedCourses

Course: Information Resources & Literature Searching
I intend to apply these techniques for literature searching in my own primary research as an UG student. The course is highly relevant, concise and well taught.. Pranav Raj, UG Student, GMC Patiala

Course : Introduction to Referencing
In colleges we do not get information like this. The best part of this course is the Summaries provided during end.. Shaik Babavali, UG Student, Guntur Medical College, Guntur (Supported by Foundation For Excellence)

Course : Mastering PubMed
This course is very useful for our future research & references. This type of short intervals with best teachers like you is very useful in our profession as a researcher & professor for making publication. Overall the pattern of the course managed is really very helpful. Many small things about the research procedure, and searching procedures in PubMed which are hard to learn if we try it alone, I learnt it from this course easily & with such amazing & supportive teacher. Jahnvi M Chopda, UG Student, Government medical College Bhavnagar (Supported by Foundation For Excellence)

Course : Reference Management with Mendeley
Very useful course. Everything about Mendeley is explained in a very simple way, from installing to every tool in Mendeley website is explained well. As a UG I got all the information I needed. Deepthi D, UG Student, Kakatiya Medical College (Supported by Foundation For Excellence)

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