EBM Tools

Dynamed - Check out these entires:

Surgical Safety Checklist

Perioperative deep vein thrombosis (DVT) prophylaxis

Dynamed is a clinical reference tool With clinically-organized summaries for nearly 3,000 topics.DynaMed is updated daily and monitors the content of over 500 medical journals and systematic evidence review databases directly and indirectly by using many journal review services. Each publication is reviewed cover-to-cover, and each article is evaluated for clinical relevance and scientific validity. The new evidence is then integrated with existing content, and overall conclusions are changed as appropriate representing a synthesis of the best available evidence.

Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews Includes the Database of Abstracts of Reviews of Effects, the Cochrane Central Register, the Cochrane Methodology Register, Health Technology Assessment Database, and the NHS Economic Evaluation Database


Clinical Queries in PubMed 

Clinical Queries are preformulated searches that find citations that correspond to a specific clinical study category. The search may be either broad and sensitive or narrow and specific.

Useful MeSH (Medical Subject Headings) for EBM searching. From Tufts Health Sciences Library.

The Pyramid  

Explore Countway's own Pyramid of Evidence which links to Harvard databases and tools.Clamber up and down the pyramid from the TRIP (Turning Research into Practice) database to unfiltered database searches.
You will find many Appraisal Tools  at this NHS Public Health Service webpage.

Evidence-Based Surgery

You will find these books in the Countway collection:

  • Evidence-based surgery / [editors] Toby A. Gordon, John L. Cameron.Hamilton, Ont. ; Lewiston, N.Y. : B.C. Decker, 2000. Countway Medicine | | WO 100.3 E92 2000

  • Recommendations for evidence-based endoscopic surgery / Edmund Neugebauer, Stefan Sauerland, editors ; Hans Troidl, coordinator.Paris ; New York : Springer-Verlag, c2000. Countway Medicine | | WO 505 R311 2000

  • Perioperative and supportive care in gynecologic oncology : evidence-based management / edited by Steven A. Vasilev.New York : Wiley-Liss, c2000. Countway Medicine | | WP 145 P445 2000

  • Evidence-based management of the acute coronary syndrome / edited by Roque Pifarré, Patrick J. Scanlon.Philadelphia : Hanley & Belfus, c2001. Countway Medicine | | WG 300.3 E89 2001

  • The evidence for cardiothoracic surgery / edited by B. Keogh ... [et al.].Harley, Shrewsbury, U.K. : tfm Pub., c2005. Countway Medicine | | WF 980 E933 2005

  • Bhopi, Jay.. Evidence-based approach in cataract surgery / Jay Bhopi.London ; New York : Taylor & Francis, 2004. Countway Medicine | | WW 260 B575e 2004

  • Carotid artery stenting : current practice and techniques / editors, Nadim Al-Mubarak ... [et al].Philadelphia : Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, c2004. Countway Medicine | | WL 355.3 C2928 2004

  • EAES guidelines for endoscopic surgery : twelve years evidence-based surgery in Europe / Edmund A.M. Neugebauer ... [et al.], editors.Berlin ; New York : Springer, c2006. Countway Medicine | | WI 141 E11 2006

  • Difficult decisions in thoracic surgery : an evidence-based approach / Mark K. Ferguson, ed.London : Springer, c2007. Countway Medicine | | WF 980 D569 2007

  • Surgery : basic science and clinical evidence / edited by Jeffrey A. Norton ... [et al.].New York, NY : Springer, c2008. Countway Medicine | | WO 100 S9613 2008
  • EBM Tutorials

    Evidence Based Medicine Guide: Created by Countway Library

    Suny Downstate Pyramid

    EBM Surgery

    SOURCE - Surgical Outcomes Research Centre at McMaster University has published a series of articles in the Canadian Journal of Surgery called the Users' Guide to the Surgical Literature. The various chapters are linked below.