31 Aug 2007 johnnyb   » (Journeyer)

Been experimenting with evidence-based medical search and building medical systematic-reviews. Playing with a format for entering and viewing stuff. The first thing I did was put in some of the data for a systematic review of Surgery as a therapy for sciatica, which includes an evidence summary and a pubmed query.

In case your curious, there is evidently no evidence that surgery does better than conservative therapy.

Another review I put in was one for saw palmetto as a therapy for BPH.

Rather than finding no evidence for effectiveness, they found evidence for ineffectiveness of saw palmetto.

This had one decent study out of this list of studies

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