EBM Focus

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.

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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

Editors, DynaMed EBM Focus

Dan Randall, MD, MPH, FACP
Deputy Editor, General Internal Medicine, DynaMed

Alan Ehrlich, MD, FAAFP
Executive Editor, DynaMed
Ipswich, Massachusetts
Diplomate, American Board of Family Medicine
Associate Professor of Family Medicine and Community Health
University of Massachusetts Medical School
Worcester, Massachusetts

Katharine DeGeorge, MD, MS
Associate Professor
Associate Residency Program Director
Associate Director, Faculty Development Fellowship
Department of Family Medicine
University of Virginia

Coordinating and Contributing Editors, DynaMed EBM Focus

Carina Brown, MD
Assistant Professor
Cone Family Medicine Residency
UNC-Chapel Hill

Nicole Jensen, MD
Faculty Development Fellow and Clinical Instructor
Department of Family Medicine
University of Virginia Charlottesville, Virginia

Terri Levine, MSc, PhD
Senior Medical Writer, Obstetrics and Gynecology, DynaMed

Support Editor, DynaMed EBM Focus

Christine Fessenden
Editorial Operations Assistant
Ipswich, Massachusetts


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.

Copyright information

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…