New: Controlled Trials in Trip

Trip Database Blog

Today we released a new refine option in Trip, one for Controlled Trials (mainly RCTs).

After help with filters from Julie Glanville we have grabbed trials from PubMed and Mendeley and this has resulted in approximately 500,000 trials being added to Trip (too see the filter used, click here).  Give the nature of filters used to highlight controlled trials there is a compromise between sensitivity and specificity. Over the next few months we’ll work to improve the quality and also the quantity of trials.

In testing, I’ve used the feature extensively and it’s worked really well.  It really is a powerful addition to Trip.  To use it yourself, simply go to Trip and search as you would normally and simply press the ‘Controlled Trials’ link/button in the refine area on the right hand side of the search results.

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Always I have to fall in LOVE,

Always I fall in LOVE.




Always I fall in LOVE  who don’t love me.

Who LOVE me, always had to convince me.

And I LOVE them totally.

If they don´t LOVE me more.

I no longer LOVE him.

But I keep them in my heart.

with LOVE……..


LOVE, please………………..







Bienvenida a la Feria de Málaga con La Mari de Chambao y Helena Paparizou

La Mari de Chambao ha dado la bienvenida a la Feria de Málaga con un Pregón sentido, autentico y sencillo a la vez, seguido de una gran actuación en la noche  inaugural en la playa de la Malagueta .La Feria de Málaga tiene más de cinco siglos de tradición, está documentada en 1491 y su…

Source: Bienvenida a la Feria de Málaga con La Mari de Chambao y Helena Paparizou

Serie anécdotas sanitarias:

A veces los sanitarios no nos damos cuenta

¿De que ?

Humanidad, hace poco tenia una conversacion sobre  quien del equipo sanitario es el mas humano en su trato al paciente .Yo defendia que todos somos humanos, pero luego pasan cosas que hacen que cambie de opinion.

  • Uno que trata mal a un paciente que tienen una crisis de ansiedad por miedo .
  • Otro que pide un favor a un compañero de otra categoria y este le  hace sentir inferior .
  • Un sanitario que le dice a un paciente al que nunca le dan cita , ¿ y usted porque  no cambio la sonda ?
  • Un paciente al que se le realizo un mal diagnostico , que es paciente y aguanta el tiron con su mejor sonrisa , ¿Usted porque tardo tanto en ir al medico?
  • A su familiar sanitario Y usted que es de la casa ,¿ Porque no hace nada ?
  • Una persona con problemas de movilidad ,silla de ruedas. Al que por las dudas se le indica ir a otro Hospital ¿ si esta ahi al lado?.
  • y algunas mas que me guardo …………

Aunque tambien :

  • Hay quien cuando empieza el turno te saluda y te pregunta como estas .
  • Quien te mira cuando se dirige a ti
  • Quien sabe que tienes un problema y esta pendiente de ti
  • Aquel que te sonrie al pasar .
  • Tambien hay quien te intenta ayudar
  • Quien lucha porque te ingresen y te operen
  • Quien te coge de la mano cuando tienes miedo.
  • Quien te busca la comida que te gusta dentro de las posibidades .
  • Tambien quien te llama , te trae un pisto y una tortilla, para que no cocines.
  • Quien te llama todo  los dias para ver como estas
  • Aquel que te acompaña sin hablar .
  • Que te pone la musica que te gusta .
  • Aquella que te dice ¿Tengo ganas de verte?
  • Una amiga que te da un abrazo en la puerta del Hospital.
  • Aquel que te dice ¿visitame cuando vengas al Hospital?
  • Un compañero que siempre se acuerda de ti .
  • La sonrisa impresionante de alquien que esta en un sitio mejor

Quizas sin lo primero no valiorariamos lo segundo , pero a veces una cosa que es muy simple puede hacer que te sientas muy bien , y otra muy mal .

Sometimes health staff  do not realize

Of what?

Humanity recently I had a conversation about who the health team is the most humane in their treatment of the patient. I defended that we are all human, but then things happen that make us change our minds.

  • One that badly treats a patient who has an anxiety crisis out of fear.
  • Another who asks a favor from a partner in another category and this makes him feel inferior.
  • A doctor that tells a patient never who don’t get an appointment, why you do not change the catheter?
  • A patient who was diagnosed wrong, who is patient and hangs up with his best smile, Why do you take so long to go to the doctor?
  • To your relative if you are staff, Why do not you do anything?
  • A person with mobility problems, wheelchair. Who is doubly told to go to another hospital, if it is there?

And some more that I keep …………
But also:

  •  who when the staff begins shift greet you and ask you how you are.
  • Who looks at you when it comes to you
  • Who knows you have a problem and is aware of you.
  • The one who smiles at you.
  • Someone also tries to help you
  • Who fights because they enter and operate you
  • Who holds you by the hand when you’re afraid.
  • Who is looking for the food that you like?
  • Also whoever calls you, brings you a pisto and an omelet, so you do not cook.
  • Who calls you every day to see how are you
  • The one who accompanies you without speaking.
  • That puts the music you like.
  • The one that tells you I want to see you?
  • A friend who gives you a hug at the door of the Hospital.
  • The one who tells you to visit me when you come to the hospital?
  • A college who always remembers you.
  • The impressive smile of someone who is in a better place

Maybe without the first part, we would not value the second, but sometimes one thing that is very simple can make you feel very good, and another very bad.


Highlighting new research: the results

Trip Database Blog

Last week I asked users from primary care to rate a series of new articles added to Trip.  We asked them to let us know which of 12 articles they thought looked interesting/important.  With 342 votes the results are in:

  1. Systematic literature review on effectiveness of self-management support interventions in patients with chronic conditions and low socio-economic status. EvidenceUpdate
  2. Shared decision making in primary care can reduce antibiotic prescribing. NIHR Dissemination Centre
  3. Multimorbidity and polypharmacy. NICE, advice
  4. Extended hours in primary care linked to reductions in minor A&E attendances. NIHR Dissemination Centre
  5. Antimicrobial stewardship: changing risk-related behaviours in the general population. NICE, Clinical Guideline
  6. Capsaicin 8% Patch in Painful Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy: A Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Study. EvidenceUpdates
  7. Support at Home: Interventions to Enhance Life in Dementia (SHIELD) evidence, development and evaluation of complex interventions. NIHR HTA
  8. Randomised controlled trial and economic analysis of an internet-based weight management programme: POWeR+…

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