Book Review: Evidence-based Urology

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Int Neurourol J. 2012;16(2):100-100
Publication date (electronic) : 2012 June 30
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Department of Urology, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Korea.
Corresponding author: Jang Hwan Kim. Department of Urology, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Korea.

Modern medicine increasingly requires the clinician, including urologists, to apply evidence based medicine in their daily practice. What clinicians thought were true are being constantly changed through evidence search and evidence merging to derive on a new clinical message. Addition of new evidence then goes on to regularly challenge these clinical messages. This book is divided into two parts where the process of evidence based medicine is first explained and later clinical questions from antibiotic prophylaxis to treatment of Wilms' are reviewed.

The process of evidence based medicine starts with a well-built clinical question. Evidence-based urology explains this important first step then covers topics such as how to search the literature to obtain the best available evidence, how to interpret systemic reviews and meta-analysis, and how to rate the quality of evidence and make recommendations. The book then provides evidence summaries for focused clinical questions including their best treatment options from a broad spectrum of urological conditions. More importantly, the reader is shown with both the strength and weakness of the available evidence. This book is a wonderful introduction to evidence based medicine particularly for urologists that also provide current up-to-date recommendations in the practical setting.

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