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Posted: 17 June 2014 05:15 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 16 ]
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Thanks MacKenzie. That was my error. I realized after posting that it was incorrect to imply that RCT’s are a requirement for EBM. Obviously there are circumstances where it is not possible to do RCT’s because they would cause too much hardship or pose to great a risk to the patient or the logistics and the expense make RCT’s too difficult to do.

Obviously we use the best data available and if the data is insufficient then following EBM practices, any recommendations must be made with appropriate qualifications.

Unfortunately I did not get to see Oz get his comeuppance today. I heard about the impending hearings this morning. At first I was concerned that some star struck senator might be asking him to testify as an expert witness but it was reassuring to find out that they saw through his charade and exposed him for the fraud he is.

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Posted: 17 June 2014 08:59 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 17 ]
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macgyver - 17 June 2014 05:15 PM

Thanks MacKenzie. That was my error. I realized after posting that it was incorrect to imply that RCT’s are a requirement for EBM. Obviously there are circumstances where it is not possible to do RCT’s because they would cause too much hardship or pose to great a risk to the patient or the logistics and the expense make RCT’s too difficult to do.

Obviously we use the best data available and if the data is insufficient then following EBM practices, any recommendations must be made with appropriate qualifications.

Unfortunately I did not get to see Oz get his comeuppance today. I heard about the impending hearings this morning. At first I was concerned that some star struck senator might be asking him to testify as an expert witness but it was reassuring to find out that they saw through his charade and exposed him for the fraud he is.

Try this

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=QkUe4bMS_8Y

And this

http://www.kansascity.com/news/government-politics/article571577/Sen.-Claire-McCaskill-of-Missouri-grills-TV’s-Dr.-Oz-about-diet-fads.html

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Posted: 19 June 2014 04:20 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 18 ]
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This man is nothing but a snake oil salesman and shows little if any respect for his profession.

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Posted: 19 June 2014 07:21 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 19 ]
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Dont know much about him, but he did promote this diet, which wouldnt be very popular in the US.
http://www.doctoroz.com/videos/nutrition-plan-will-save-your-life

Main reason why this diet is interesting though is the study it is based on: A survey of 65 rural counties wirh over 350 variables taken into account.

http://www.thechinastudy.com
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k8Gd-3CbNoQ

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Posted: 19 June 2014 09:14 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 20 ]
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mckenzievmd - 17 June 2014 02:59 PM

The opposite of EBM is probably best characterized as “opinion-based medicine,” in which individual clinicians derive opinions about interventions from the opinions and advice of mentors or opinion leaders and from their own experience, and the use of scientific research to inform these opinions is indirect, haphazard, and inconsistent.

Speaking of… one of my sons brought an app to my attention called ‘SharePractice’. In concept is seemed good, they would list diseases and licensed medical people would weigh in on treatments they thought worked best and the reasons why. They checked my credentials when I signed up, and won’t let you comment until your license has been verified. Unfortunately, it also takes Naturalpaths, homeopaths, Chiropractors and all sorts of quacks, and they seem to have taken over, promoting treatments which are totally ineffective and many downright dangerous. I am so sick of going to the site and giving one star ratings to everything, and some of they I have actually commented, “You have to be f*cking kidding me”, because the suggestions seemed to be pulled out of someones ass, made no physiological/medial sense, and seemed to be promoted by someone unfamiliar with actual human physiology or biology. Quacks feeding quacks..

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Posted: 20 June 2014 05:03 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 21 ]
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asanta - 19 June 2014 09:14 PM
mckenzievmd - 17 June 2014 02:59 PM

The opposite of EBM is probably best characterized as “opinion-based medicine,” in which individual clinicians derive opinions about interventions from the opinions and advice of mentors or opinion leaders and from their own experience, and the use of scientific research to inform these opinions is indirect, haphazard, and inconsistent.

Speaking of… one of my sons brought an app to my attention called ‘SharePractice’. In concept is seemed good, they would list diseases and licensed medical people would weigh in on treatments they thought worked best and the reasons why. They checked my credentials when I signed up, and won’t let you comment until your license has been verified. Unfortunately, it also takes Naturalpaths, homeopaths, Chiropractors and all sorts of quacks, and they seem to have taken over, promoting treatments which are totally ineffective and many downright dangerous. I am so sick of going to the site and giving one star ratings to everything, and some of they I have actually commented, “You have to be f*cking kidding me”, because the suggestions seemed to be pulled out of someones ass, made no physiological/medial sense, and seemed to be promoted by someone unfamiliar with actual human physiology or biology. Quacks feeding quacks..

How can they check the credentials of Homeopaths and Naturopaths? Do they actually have credentials??

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Posted: 20 June 2014 11:09 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 22 ]
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Hey, you can buy anything on the Internet.  I’m sure you can get any credential you want for a reasonable price. LOL

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Posted: 20 June 2014 05:04 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 23 ]
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Yes, there’s even a nascent board certification for “Integrative Medicine.” The value or meaning of specialization will certainly decline if it ceases to have meaning because any group can make up their own specialty and standards without regard to actual science.

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Posted: 20 June 2014 10:39 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 24 ]
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macgyver - 20 June 2014 05:03 AM

How can they check the credentials of Homeopaths and Naturopaths? Do they actually have credentials??

I have no idea, but they asked for my license# before allowing me to post, and appear to have checked to make sure I was legit.

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Posted: 21 June 2014 02:42 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 25 ]
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deros - 19 June 2014 04:20 AM

This man is nothing but a snake oil salesman and shows little if any respect for his profession.

I’d rather refer to him as “Dr.” Ooze.

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Posted: 22 June 2014 12:26 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 26 ]
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LoisL - 21 June 2014 02:42 AM
deros - 19 June 2014 04:20 AM

This man is nothing but a snake oil salesman and shows little if any respect for his profession.

I’d rather refer to him as “Dr.” Ooze.

Brilliant! It certainly fits!

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Posted: 24 June 2014 08:08 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 27 ]
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A great critique of Oz by John Oliver. This is just too funny

http://youtu.be/WA0wKeokWUU

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