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evidence

(1) Information, including verifiable facts and data that support a practice or belief.

(2) EVIDENCE
Evidence for Interferon Dose Effect: European-North American Comparative Efficacy. A clinical trial comparing 2 formulations of interferon beta-1a—Avonex and Rebif—in patients with relapsing multiple sclerosis.

Conclusion
Rebif was approved by the FDA based on its “clear superiority” in the EVIDENCE trial.

evidence

In forensic medicine, all the tangible items and record materials pertinent to the legal considerations.

anecdotal evidence

Evidence based on anecdotes arising from the analysis of individual clinical cases, rather than the study of scientifically randomized groups of patients. Such evidence may be true or false, but it is always unreliable because it is based on hearsay, faulty reasoning, or other cause.

material evidence

In medicolegal considerations, such things as facts, medical records, documents, or expert testimony that are important to proving or disproving matters of dispute.

evidence

any thing properly presented to a court which will assist it to make a decision in a case. Testimony is evidence given orally.

Patient discussion about evidence

Q. Is there any clinical evidence to support to my question? Can acupuncture help reduce the pain in fibromyalgia? Is there any clinical evidence to support to my question?

A. Yes, acupuncture therapy can reduce the fatigue, widespread pain and sleep problems associated with fibromyalgia. If acupuncture can be used in place of pain reliever then its good as the side effect associated with pain relievers are reduced.

Q. Are vitamins really helpful? Last week some guy in the mall tried to sell me pills of “multi vitamins” and told me that these vitamins will protect my heart and brain. I told him that I never heard of such things, but he kept claiming that many researches and studies proved that vitamins are very helpful - is it true?

A. Regardless of whether they would make you immortal (or just impoverished ? ) you should consult your doctor before you start to take any medications (including herbs and vitamins), since they may interfere with medications your doctor prescribed you.

Q. Is it really working? My boyfriend practice Chinese medicine and he always advocate Chinese medicine and brings many examples in which regular medicine failed for many years and one treatment of acupuncture cured the problem. I know it sounds convincing, but maybe these stories are misleading? I find it hard to believe in this meridian thing. It seems just like an old and out-of-date theory. What do you think?

A. As a successful practicing doctor of Chinese medicine I can tell you this: it doesn't matter what a patient believes if the diagnosis and treatment is correct. I treat patients every day who benefit from treatment as seen by objective sign and symptom changes. I am not providing new-age this or that, or ambient music, or BS talk. It's a standardized form of medicine with a complete theory at its foundation. Those who say otherwise are uneducated, inexperienced, and full of empty speculative opinions. This is real clinical experience talking, having worked and practiced in 5 clinics with vastly different patient demographics.

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OSTEONECROSIS IN TALAR NECK FRACTURES: In this study of talar neck fractures radiographic evidence of osteonecrosis was identified in thirteen (52%) of twenty five patients.
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One-third of patients (5 of 15) who had radiographic evidence of at least moderate HO did not report pain or other symptoms from excess bone growth that interfered with prosthetic use.
Twenty-nine percent of patients reported having some knee pain ill the previous month, 23% reported symptoms on most days, and 18% had radiographic evidence of osteoarthritis (OA).
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He also showed confusion, irritability, and radiographic evidence of interstitial pneumonitis.
Classification System for TB Class Type Description 0 No TB exposure No history of exposure Not infected Negative reaction to tuberculin skin test 1 TB exposure History of exposure No evidence of Negative reaction to infection tuberculin skin test 2 TB infection Positive reaction to No disease tuberculin skin test Negative bacteriologic studies (if done) No clinical, bacteriological, or radiographic evidence of active TB 3 TB, clinically M.
Findings showed that only 10% of patients had radiographic evidence of pneumonia.
Based on the findings of the published reports, it appears three patterns of abnormalities are associated with maternal parvovirus B19 infection: positional limb deformities, radiographic evidence of intercranial calcifications, and dysplastic changes, including agyria, macrogyria, polymicrogyria, and dysgenesis of the corpus callosum, he said.
The researchers found radiographic evidence of composite graft and host bone integration at an average of 2 months after surgery.