Lecture d'articles médicaux: quelques pièges à éviter [Reading medical articles--what pitfalls to avoid]

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ID Serval
serval:BIB_DA8C470F7D4C
Type
Article: article d'un périodique ou d'un magazine.
Sous-type
Synthèse (review): revue aussi complète que possible des connaissances sur un sujet, rédigée à partir de l'analyse exhaustive des travaux publiés.
Collection
Publications
Titre
Lecture d'articles médicaux: quelques pièges à éviter [Reading medical articles--what pitfalls to avoid]
Périodique
Revue Médicale Suisse
Auteur(s)
Rodondi N., Cornuz J.
ISSN
1660-9379
Statut éditorial
Publié
Date de publication
2007
Volume
3
Numéro
135
Pages
2718-2723
Langue
français
Notes
Publication types: English Abstract ; Journal Article ; Review
Publication Status: ppublish
Résumé
Critical reading and careful interpretation of results of the medical literature is a difficult task for primary care physicians. Being aware of common potential pitfalls that may bias results of a study is helpful. Among common pitfalls, odds ratios are often interpreted as relative risks, which overestimate the impact of a risk factor. Randomized controlled trials assessing the effectiveness of a new drug or a new target disease often use surrogate markers instead of clinical events as outcomes. Results of these trials should be considered with caution before using their results for clinical practice. For screening, observational studies often yield potentially biased or conflicting results. As clinical guidelines and expert opinions are often conflicting, primary care physicians should wait for results of large clinical trials in clinical events before changing their practice for screening or new drugs.
Mots-clé
Anticholesteremic Agents/therapeutic use, Cholesterol, HDL/drug effects, Clinical Trials as Topic, Dementia/drug therapy, Early Diagnosis, Education, Medical, Continuing, Humans, Hypercholesterolemia/drug therapy, Lung Neoplasms/diagnosis, Odds Ratio, Periodicals as Topic, Physicians, Family, Quinolines/therapeutic use, Randomized Controlled Trials as Topic, Reading, Risk Factors
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