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Post Of The Week - Saturday 25th March 2017

1) Virtual Reality

This week, as part of the phobias lessons in Year 1, we had a look at some video showing VR being used to treat PTSD. 354 more words

Treating Mental Disorders

An Epidemic of Meta-Analyses – a Veritable Plague?

So says the great John Ioannidis, the world’s leading clinical epidemiologist.[1] He has a point – CLAHRC WM associates Sarah Damery, Sarah Flanagan and Gill Coombes recently published an overview of systematic reviews of ‘Integrated Care’. 222 more words

Richard Lilford

The efficacy of fall-risk-increasing drug (FRID) withdrawal for the prevention of falls and fall-related complications: protocol for a systematic review and meta-analysis

Source: BioMed Central Systematic Reviews

Follow this link for the abstract 

Date of publication: 20 February 2017

 Publication type:  Journal article

In a nutshell: Despite limited evidence of effectiveness, withdrawal (discontinuation or dose reduction) of high risk medications known as “fall-risk increasing drugs” (FRIDs) is typically conducted as a fall prevention strategy based on presumptive benefit. 51 more words

Falls Risk

Visiting scientist - Jeroni Galmes

Text and pic by Lauri Laanisto

Last week Jeroni Galmes visited our lab. He somehow opted to come from the Balearic to slushy Tartu and stay here for the entire week. 102 more words

Ülo Niinemets

CCBYNC Open access Research Vitamin D supplementation to prevent acute respiratory tract infections: systematic review and meta-analysis of individual participant data

Objectives To assess the overall effect of vitamin D supplementation on risk of acute respiratory tract infection, and to identify factors modifying this effect.

Design… 296 more words

Systematic Review

Renin angiotensin system inhibitors for patients with stable coronary artery disease without heart failure: systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized trials

Objective To critically evaluate the efficacy of renin angiotensin system inhibitors (RASi) in patients with coronary artery disease without heart failure, compared with active controls or placebo. 307 more words

Systematic Review