© 2006

Evidence-Based Endocrinology

  • Victor M. Montori

Part of the Contemporary Endocrinology book series (COE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. The New Endocrinologist

    1. Victor M. Montori
      Pages 1-8
  3. Past, Present, and Future

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 9-9
    2. Gordon H. Guyatt, Jason W. Busse
      Pages 25-33
  4. Practicing Evidence-Based Endocrinology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 59-59
    2. R. Brian Haynes, Cynthia J. Walker-Dilks
      Pages 61-68
    3. W. Scott Richardson
      Pages 69-85
    4. Steven A. Smith, Geoffrey S. Gates
      Pages 87-100
    5. Annette M. O’Connor, Dawn Stacey, France Légaré
      Pages 101-116
    6. Eduardo Ortiz, Janelle Guirguis-Blake
      Pages 117-138
  5. Research Evidence for Evidence-Based

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 139-139
    2. L. Joseph Melton III
      Pages 141-153
    3. Elie A. Akl, Holger J. Schünemann
      Pages 179-205
    4. Evelyn Mentari, David Aron
      Pages 207-223
    5. Amiram Gafni
      Pages 225-239
    6. Russell E. Glasgow, Elizabeth Bayliss, Paul A. Estabrooks
      Pages 241-256

About this book


Evidence-based medicine (EBM) stresses the use of evidence from clinical research as the basis for medical decision making, rather than simple reliance on unsystematic clinical experience and pathophysiological rationales. EBM has changed many aspects of medical practice for the better, but its incorporation into endocrine practice has been minimal. In Evidence-Based Endocrinology, internationally recognized experts, pioneers, and opinion makers in EBM provocatively recast endocrine policy and practice in the light of its philosophy and principles. The authors explain the past, present, and future of EBM; consider its practical implications for endocrinology; demonstrate what the "evidence base" is in EBM; and present illustrative case studies by practicing evidence-based clinicians. Highlights include essays on why cost-effective analyses are problematic, the contrast between clinical investigations and large randomized trials, the role of Cochrane reviews and meta-analyses, and the curriculum requirements for training evidence-based endocrinologists.
Authoritative and cutting-edge, Evidence-Based Endocrinology not only spells out the high value of EBM, but also its limitations, challenging endocrinologists to embrace its principles in the best interests of their patient practice.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Victor M. Montori
    • 1
  1. 1.Mayo Clinic College of MedicineRochester

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Evidence-Based Endocrinology
  • Editors Victor M. Montori
  • Series Title Contemporary Endocrinology
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research 2006
  • Publisher Name Humana Press
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-1-58829-579-8
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-61737-655-9
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-59745-008-9
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages , 400
  • Number of Illustrations 22 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Endocrinology
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Internal Medicine & Dermatology


From the reviews:

"A comprehensive multiauthored review of evidence-based medicine as applied to clinical endocrinology. … this much-needed volume is well written and highly readable. … Written by leading experts in the fields of endocrinology and evidence-based medicine, this volume is likely to become the preeminent text on this topic. … Recommended Readership: Students, residents, fellows, and attending physicians and allied health professionals in the areas of endocrinology, primary care, and geriatrics, as well as public health and policy professionals with interests in clinical endocrinology." (Hau Liu, Mayo Clinic Proceedings, Vol. 81 (8), August, 2006)