Chapter 2. What to do When there is no Evidence
- Livia Candelise1,
- Richard Hughes2,
- Alessandro Liberati3,
- Bernard M.J. Uitdehaag4 and
- Charles Warlow5
Published Online: 12 NOV 2007
Copyright © 2007 by Blackwell Publishing Ltd
Evidence-based Neurology: Management of Neurological Disorders
How to Cite
Warlow, C. (2007) What to do When there is no Evidence, in Evidence-based Neurology: Management of Neurological Disorders (eds L. Candelise, R. Hughes, A. Liberati, B. M.J. Uitdehaag and C. Warlow), Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470988350.ch2
Cochrane Neurological Network, Ospedale Magglore Policlinico, University of Milan, Italy
King's College London School of Medicine at Guy's, King's College and St Thomas' Hospitals, London, UK
Università di Modena e Reggio Emillia, Modena, Italy
VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
University of Edinburgh, Western General Hospital, Edinburgh, UK
- Published Online: 12 NOV 2007
- Published Print: 1 JAN 2007
Print ISBN: 9780727918116
Online ISBN: 9780470988350
- evidence-based medicine EBM;
- non-randomized evidence;
- therapeutic nihilism;
- clinical trial
This chapter contains sections titled:
Do not succumb to EBMitis
Are you absolutely sure there is no evidence?
Can you generalize from what evidence there is?
Can you use non-randomized evidence from good observational studies?
What about relying on pathophysiology?
Is there such a thing as clinical wisdom?
Join a clinical trial
Remain humble, do not succumb to therapeutic nihilism or the company dinner