The EBM Focus is a free weekly e-newsletter published by DynaMed. It provides valuable, advertising-free information to the medical community.
DynaMed editors monitor a large volume of research information on a daily basis through the process of Systematic Literature Surveillance. Articles are selected each week that are “most likely to inform clinical practice” and are highlighted in the EBM Focus with a brief and concise overview.
The EBM Focus provides sufficient information to understand the outcome of the research as well as links to additional information if the reader wants to know more. DynaMed subscribers can take advantage of persistent links to click from an article directly to the topic in DynaMed.
Readers of EBM Focus can earn free CME credits through our partnership with Antidote Education Company, an
ACCME accredited provider. Look for the CME link in each issue.
Editorial Process for DynaMed EBM Focus
DynaMed Editors are adding and editing summaries of new evidence to DynaMed daily. When DynaMed Editors consider a new summary likely to change or otherwise inform clinical practice, or have relevance to many clinicians for clinical or educational value they select the article for consideration. Two DynaMed Editors summarize the article summary in prose form, adding clinical context and important caveats for proper interpretation, and disseminate as an email newsletter. Rapid open peer review is completed by the DynaMed EBM Focus Contributing Editors via listserv communication.
DynaMed EBM Focus Newsletter Editors
Alan Ehrlich, MD
Executive Editor, DynaMed Plus
Diplomate, American Board of Family Medicine
Assistant Clinical Professor of Family Medicine
University of Massachusetts Medical School
Ruth Hertzman-Miller, MD, MPH, FACP
Deputy Editor of SLS, DynaMed Plus
Primary Care Internist
Hebrew Senior Life
Chris Talsness, DVM, MSc
Ashvin Shah, PhD
Senior Medical Writer
Monica Zangwill, MD, MPH
Associate Deputy Editor
All authors, contributing editors and reviewers must disclose any conflicts of interest. Statements acknowledging any conflicts of interest or declaring no conflicts of interest will be found within the Author information section of the DynaMed EBM Focus.
Authors must have obtained proper permission from the copyright authorities for any reproduced material used in the DynaMed EBM Focus. In general no reproduction of material is expected in these brief articles. The article will be available for open-access viewing. Reproduction in other forms is allowed after obtaining permission from EBSCO Information Services.
How to cite
The suggested format for citation is: Author Name. Article Title. DynaMed EBM Journal. Year; volume number(issue number). Available from URL.
An example is: DynaMed Editorial Team. Low-Frequency Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation of Supplementary Motor Area Improves Motor Function in Patients with Parkinson Disease. DynaMed EBM Journal. 2013; 8(19). Available from http://archive.constantcontact.com/fs132/1102736301344/archive/111334464…