Update: BMJ Best Practice and BMJ Clinical Evidence

BMJ Best Practice

BMJ Best Practice Featured topic is: Hepatitis B

Check out their latest 50 updated topics to keep on top of developments in your particular area of interest.

BMJ Clinical Evidence

This month’s featured updated topic for BMJ Clinical Evidence is: Hypothyroidism (Primary)

Update: BMJ Best Practice and BMJ Clinical Evidence

BMJ Best Practice

BMJ Best Practice Featured topic is: Chronic pain syndromes

Check out their latest 50 updated topics to keep on top of developments in your particular area of interest.

BMJ Clinical Evidence

See BMJ’s recently updated BMJ Clinical Evidence Pelvic inflammatory disease overview for the best available evidence on Pelvic inflammatory disease.

BMJ Best Practice App – now available for Android

BMJ have released the Best Practice App on Android

To download as an Android app, click here.

If you want to download iOS (Apple) app, click here.

*Please note full content via the Best Practice app is only available to SGUL staff and students.

The BMJ Best Practice app provides access to:

  • Over 1,000 diagnoses and diagnostic tests
  • Clinical guidelines and research evidence, even when offline
  • Expert opinion to back up your decisions
  • Topics structured around the patient consultation, including prevention, diagnosis and treatment, with clear references and images
  • Personalisation features including options to add notes and bookmarks

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The BMJ have changed the login page for the Best Practice App where it now asks for an ‘Institutional No’. This is an alternative way to log in which St George’s, University of London does not use. Please ignore this and log in to the app using your username and password as usual.

 

BMJ Best Practice App Update

The BMJ have changed the login page for the Best Practice App where it now asks for an ‘Institutional No’. This is an alternative way to log in which St George’s, University of London does not use. Please ignore this and log in to the app using your username and password as usual.

BMJ Best Practice app is available for  iPhone, iPods and iPads.

For more information about the app  please see our Feature review on the Mobile resources blog

 

Free webinar: Transparent reporting of health research is essential – Presenter Professor Doug Altman

Presenter: Prof Doug Altman, Director of the Centre for Statistics in Medicine in Oxford; senior statistics editor at the BMJ, co-editor-in-chief of Trials and Founder of the Equator Network.

Date: 11 February 2013

Time:  15:00 GMT (London)
The webinar will last approximately 1 hour.

Language: conducted in English only.

Sound knowledge of the key principles of reporting various types of health research is crucial for researchers and professionals involved in the publication of medical research. The consequences of non-publication or selective reporting of research findings are far reaching and impact on future science and most of all on patients’ care.

By documenting the most common shortcomings in the health research literature, this webinar will help you to understand why accurate reporting is an ethical imperative and an essential component of good research practice.

Via: Blackboard Collaborate.

Registration: Deadline: 6 February 2013

To register, please email Shona Kirtley at shona.kirtley@csm.ox.ac.uk and include your name, institution/organisation, email address and country. An email confirmation (including connection and audio details) will be sent to all those who register.

Shona Kirtley, Research Information Specialist

EQUATOR Network, Centre for Statistics in Medicine, University of Oxford

Best Practice App update now available

Message from BMJ:

A new release of the Best Practice app is now available on iTunes. The technical issues with the display of some treatment options in the previous version, which caused BMJ to temporarily withdraw the app, have been resolved and all iPhone and iPad users should update to the new release at the earliest opportunity. –  BMJ 17/01/2013

Best Practice is free to download and contains 20 free sample topics.

SGUL Staff and Students have access to the full contents of the Best Practice App via their institutional  login.  If you have not used it before follow these instructions to get started.

1. In order to access full content you must first create a “My Best Practice” account.   You must create this account while connected to the University network. This connects your account to the University’s subscription and allows you access to full content.

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2. Download the app from the app store http://itunes.apple.com

3. From ‘Settings’ (iPhone, iPod Touch) or ‘Subscriptions’ (iPad) go to the ‘Account’ page and login with your My Best Practice account

4. ‘All topics’ will automatically begin to download. It is recommended to download over a good wifi connection.

*Please note full content via the Best Practice app is only available to SGUL staff and students.

Clinical Evidence now only available through Best Practice

Clinical Evidence is an online evidence-based medicine resource from the BMJ Publishing Group.  It is an international source of the best available evidence on the effects of common clinical interventions.

Due to changes to our subscriptions, SGUL users no longer have access through the Clinical Evidence website.  However, all SGUL staff and students can access all Clinical Evidence content, and more, through another BMJ resource called Best Practice.

[Please note that NHS user still have access to Clinical Evidence with an NHS Athens account, but not Best Practice]

Best Practice combines the latest research evidence, guidelines and expert opinion, and presents this all in a step-by-step approach, covering prevention, diagnosis, treatment and prognosis.  Best Practice also provides access to the BNF.

You can access Best Practice via the Library Databases pages or directly at http://bestpractice.bmj.com.  If you are off-site you will need to log in with your SGUL username and password (choose the Shibboleth option on the right-hand-side).

To access specific Clinical Evidence systematic reviews, click on “Clinical Evidence” in the top left corner of the screen.

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