Evidence Based Medicine

Whilst I approve of evidence based medicine up to a point I'm concerned that all too often common sense is omitted and signs, symptoms and clinical history are equally valid evidence.

In the interest of good evidence based medicine may I suggest if your doctor is overly dogmatic on the subject you suggest they volunteer for this proposed trial ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articl... .

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  • Jim111,

    PMSL! Excellent read, thanks for sharing.

  • Thank you. That has given me a good laugh.

  • This is brilliant! Thank you.

  • Jim, if you're a member of the PAS forum, would you mind posting the link over there? Don't want to steal your thunder.

  • I'm not a member but you are welcome to post it where ever you like. I know where I'd like to 'post' it but I can't hold the endocrinologists down long enough!

  • :-D

  • jIMH111,

    Slippery lil devils ain't they?

  • Like parachutes, many trials at least appear to be rigged.

    Unlike medicine, there is rarely, if ever, a reserve available if the main fails.

    Unlike thyroid issues, a parachute drop might take ten minutes. A randomised, blinded, controlled trial might take weeks or months. What appears in the short term is often not reflect in the very long, real-world outcomes.

    Unlike parachuting, you’ll never get a trainer to do a tandem run with you.

    Unlike thyroid, synthetic fibres are likely far better than natural silk.

    Parachutes are often compared with the transformation of caterpillars into butterflies and moths. Thyroid is more like the transformation of a butterfly or moth which hits a windscreen.

    (Please take with copious quantities of salt.)

  • Brilliant!

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