Infodemic – the avalanche! Who can help?

Infodemic – the avalanche! Who can help?

The library's role in countering infodemics Walker P. J Med Libr Assoc. 2021 Jan 1;109(1):133-136 The World Health Organization recently labeled the COVID-19 pandemic as an 'Infodemic'. As the term suggests, an infodemic translates to an aggressive growth in the amount of information available regarding a topic of interest, so much so that a potential solution becomes more and more convoluted. This article divulges the massive growth in COVID data. It reads that, as of the 28th of August 2020, a simple search with the keyword 'COVID-19' provides 47,405 results in PubMed; 1,717 yields on bioRxiv.org; 6368 on medRxiv.org, and…
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Conducted a Clinical Trial in India? It maybe Yes and No!

Conducted a Clinical Trial in India? It maybe Yes and No!

The mystery of India’s missing clinical trial results Shreya Dasgupta. BMJ 2020;371:m4835 Around eleven years ago  India had made a very welcome move - it was mandatory to register every clinical trial, in a national registry. The CTRI or the Clinical Trials Registry of India, created in 2007,  would then have a database of every trial registered, its progress at various stages and its results. The researchers could also link the registration record to a paper when it was later published in a journal. In order for trial results to be shared in the public domain, every researcher who registers…
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Evidence Based Medicine Practice and Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) Students

Evidence Based Medicine Practice and Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) Students

Educational Prescriptions to Document Evidence-Based Medicine Questions in Ambulatory Care Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiences. Philbrick AM, Hager KD, Lounsbery JL, Moon JY, Pereira C, Undeberg MR, Westberg SM, Reidt S. Am J Pharm Educ. 2019 Oct;83(8):7299. doi: 10.5688/ajpe7299. PMID: 31831906; PMCID: PMC6900823. Researchers form University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy, USA conducted a study to design, implement, and assess the use of “educational prescriptions (Education Rx)” assignments among Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) students in advanced pharmacy practice experiences (APPEs) in ambulatory care. And also, they assessed the impact of these assignments on students’ self-efficacy to practice Evidence Based Medicine (EBM).…
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