Chapter 1. Introduction to Evidence-Based Infectious Diseases

  1. Mark Loeb BSc, MD, MSc, FRCPC Professor1,2,
  2. Fiona Smaill MB, ChB, FRCPC Department Chair Professor of Pathology1 and
  3. Marek Smieja MD, DIP, MSc, PhD, FRCPC Associate Professor1,3
  1. Mark Loeb BSc, MD, MSc, FRCPC Professor1,2,
  2. Marek Smieja MD, DIP, MSc, PhD, FRCPC Associate Professor1,3 and
  3. Fiona Smaill MB, ChB, FRCPC Department Chair Professor of Pathology1

Published Online: 17 DEC 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444301601.ch1

Evidence-Based Infectious Diseases, Second Edition

Evidence-Based Infectious Diseases, Second Edition

How to Cite

Loeb, M., Smieja, M. and Smaill, F. (2009) Introduction to Evidence-Based Infectious Diseases, in Evidence-Based Infectious Diseases, Second Edition (eds M. Loeb, F. Smaill and M. Smieja), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444301601.ch1

Editor Information

  1. 1

    Department of Pathology and Molecular Medicine, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

  2. 2

    Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

  3. 3

    Department of Medicine, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of Pathology and Molecular Medicine, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

  2. 2

    Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

  3. 3

    Department of Medicine, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 17 DEC 2009
  2. Published Print: 28 AUG 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405170260

Online ISBN: 9781444301601

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Keywords:

  • evidence-based infectious diseases (EBID);
  • evidence-based medicine, originating with clinical epidemiologists at McMaster University;
  • randomized clinical trial (RCT) - in assessing treatment;
  • practicing EBID - step 1, posing clinically driven and clinically relevant question;
  • answering a questions - about diagnosis, therapy, prognosis or causation;
  • Evidence-Based Medicine or ACP Journal Club;
  • evidence-based diagnosis;
  • systematic reviews - DataBase of Abstracts of Reviews of Effects (DARE);
  • evidence-based treatment;
  • evidence-based assessment of prognosis

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • What is evidence-based medicine?

  • Evidence-based infectious diseases

  • Posing a clinical question and finding an answer

  • Evidence-based diagnosis

  • Evidence-based treatment

  • Evidence-based assessment of prognosis

  • Summary

  • References