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Why is the center of evidence-based dermatology relevant to Indian dermatology?

Williams H - Indian J Dermatol (2009)

Bottom Line: Evidence-based dermatology is the application of high-quality evidence to the care of individual patients with skin diseases.The electronic resources at the Centre of Evidence-Based Dermatology are all freely available to Indian Dermatologists who can use the resources in a way that could benefit their patients.Such new knowledge only has value if it is shared and used.

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Affiliation: Centre of Evidence-Based Dermatology, King's Meadow Campus, University of Nottingham, Lenton Lane, Nottingham NG7 2NR, UK. Hywel.williams@nottingham.ac.uk

ABSTRACT
Evidence-based dermatology is the application of high-quality evidence to the care of individual patients with skin diseases. The Centre of Evidence-Based Dermatology in the UK promotes activities in this field through its three interlinking cogs, composed of the international Cochrane Skin Group, the UK Dermatology Clinical Trials Network (UKDCTN), and the UK national electronic library for skin disorders. The Cochrane Skin Group summarises what is already known about health care interventions by supporting systematic reviews of relevant randomized controlled trials (RCTs). The UKDCTN then addresses the key research gaps identified in systematic reviews by coordinating and carrying out well-designed RCTs. The Skin Disorders specialist library then plays a key role in disseminating new knowledge from systematic reviews and RCTs to a community of clinical users. The electronic resources at the Centre of Evidence-Based Dermatology are all freely available to Indian Dermatologists who can use the resources in a way that could benefit their patients. Such new knowledge only has value if it is shared and used.

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Mentions: In 2008, it was a great honor for me to be invited by Dr. A.J. Kanwar and colleagues to visit the 36th National Conference of the Indian Association of Dermatologists, Venereologists, and Leprologists in Chandigarh and to deliver some key lectures on the topic close to my heart – evidence-based dermatology. It was my first visit to India, and I found it a moving, humbling and enjoyable experience, and I am sure it will not be my last [Figure 1]. A number of colleagues came up to me after my talks to explore how the material was relevant to India. One of those was one of the editors of this journal, Dr. Saumya Panda. It was clear from talking to Dr. Panda that he immediately saw the need and potential benefits of promoting the principles of evidence-based dermatology in India, and it is through his kind invitation that I am sharing some preliminary thoughts with you.


Why is the center of evidence-based dermatology relevant to Indian dermatology?

Williams H - Indian J Dermatol (2009)

The author wearing a silly red hat in Amritsar
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Figure 0001: The author wearing a silly red hat in Amritsar
Mentions: In 2008, it was a great honor for me to be invited by Dr. A.J. Kanwar and colleagues to visit the 36th National Conference of the Indian Association of Dermatologists, Venereologists, and Leprologists in Chandigarh and to deliver some key lectures on the topic close to my heart – evidence-based dermatology. It was my first visit to India, and I found it a moving, humbling and enjoyable experience, and I am sure it will not be my last [Figure 1]. A number of colleagues came up to me after my talks to explore how the material was relevant to India. One of those was one of the editors of this journal, Dr. Saumya Panda. It was clear from talking to Dr. Panda that he immediately saw the need and potential benefits of promoting the principles of evidence-based dermatology in India, and it is through his kind invitation that I am sharing some preliminary thoughts with you.

Bottom Line: Evidence-based dermatology is the application of high-quality evidence to the care of individual patients with skin diseases.The electronic resources at the Centre of Evidence-Based Dermatology are all freely available to Indian Dermatologists who can use the resources in a way that could benefit their patients.Such new knowledge only has value if it is shared and used.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Centre of Evidence-Based Dermatology, King's Meadow Campus, University of Nottingham, Lenton Lane, Nottingham NG7 2NR, UK. Hywel.williams@nottingham.ac.uk

ABSTRACT
Evidence-based dermatology is the application of high-quality evidence to the care of individual patients with skin diseases. The Centre of Evidence-Based Dermatology in the UK promotes activities in this field through its three interlinking cogs, composed of the international Cochrane Skin Group, the UK Dermatology Clinical Trials Network (UKDCTN), and the UK national electronic library for skin disorders. The Cochrane Skin Group summarises what is already known about health care interventions by supporting systematic reviews of relevant randomized controlled trials (RCTs). The UKDCTN then addresses the key research gaps identified in systematic reviews by coordinating and carrying out well-designed RCTs. The Skin Disorders specialist library then plays a key role in disseminating new knowledge from systematic reviews and RCTs to a community of clinical users. The electronic resources at the Centre of Evidence-Based Dermatology are all freely available to Indian Dermatologists who can use the resources in a way that could benefit their patients. Such new knowledge only has value if it is shared and used.

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