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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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The three cogs of the centre of evidence-based dermatology composed of the Cochrane Skin Group that identifies and prioritises uncertainties, the UK dermatology clinical trials network that then addresses those uncertainties through randomised controlled trials and the skin disorders specialist library which then disseminates the research findings to a community of clinical users
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Figure 0005: The three cogs of the centre of evidence-based dermatology composed of the Cochrane Skin Group that identifies and prioritises uncertainties, the UK dermatology clinical trials network that then addresses those uncertainties through randomised controlled trials and the skin disorders specialist library which then disseminates the research findings to a community of clinical users

Mentions: At first sight, the three main activities of the Centre of Evidence-Based Dermatology i.e., the Cochrane Skin Group, the UK Dermatology Clinical Trials Network, and the Skin Disorders Specialist Library may sound like three separate and independent activities. But nothing could be further from the truth because each work aspect drives the other like cogs working together in a machine [Figure 5]. The systematic review cog summarises what is known about current dermatology treatments and highlights research gaps that are then picked up by trials conducted by the UKDCTN cog. Once those trial results are known, they are disseminated to a community of users by the Skin Disorders Library cog, thereby closing the loop of knowledge generation and utilisation. So the work at the Centre all fits beautifully together and is also informed by other projects at the Centre such as epidemiology, development of outcome measures, or the production of decision aids to help doctors and patients choose between difficult treatment options – work that will emerge as part of our recently awarded program grant.


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

Williams H - Indian J Dermatol (2009)

The three cogs of the centre of evidence-based dermatology composed of the Cochrane Skin Group that identifies and prioritises uncertainties, the UK dermatology clinical trials network that then addresses those uncertainties through randomised controlled trials and the skin disorders specialist library which then disseminates the research findings to a community of clinical users
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Figure 0005: The three cogs of the centre of evidence-based dermatology composed of the Cochrane Skin Group that identifies and prioritises uncertainties, the UK dermatology clinical trials network that then addresses those uncertainties through randomised controlled trials and the skin disorders specialist library which then disseminates the research findings to a community of clinical users
Mentions: At first sight, the three main activities of the Centre of Evidence-Based Dermatology i.e., the Cochrane Skin Group, the UK Dermatology Clinical Trials Network, and the Skin Disorders Specialist Library may sound like three separate and independent activities. But nothing could be further from the truth because each work aspect drives the other like cogs working together in a machine [Figure 5]. The systematic review cog summarises what is known about current dermatology treatments and highlights research gaps that are then picked up by trials conducted by the UKDCTN cog. Once those trial results are known, they are disseminated to a community of users by the Skin Disorders Library cog, thereby closing the loop of knowledge generation and utilisation. So the work at the Centre all fits beautifully together and is also informed by other projects at the Centre such as epidemiology, development of outcome measures, or the production of decision aids to help doctors and patients choose between difficult treatment options – work that will emerge as part of our recently awarded program grant.

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.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus