EBP Education Center of Excellence: EBP Humor

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EBP Humor


Olenski AR, Abola MV, Jena AB.
Do heads of government age more quickly? Observational study comparing mortality between elected leaders and runners-up in national elections of 17 countries.
BMJ. 2015 Dec 14;351:h6424. doi: 10.1136/bmj.h6424. Erratum in: BMJ. 2015;351:h6935.
PubMed PMID: 26666894; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4678172.
Abstract

Araújo R, Ferreira JJ, Antonini A, Bloem BR.
"Gunslinger's gait": a new cause of unilaterally reduced arm swing.
BMJ. 2015 Dec 14;351:h6141. doi:10.1136/bmj.h6141.
PubMed PMID: 26666758; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4678175.
Abstract
 
Nemeth B, Scheres LJ, Lijfering WM, Rosendaal FR.
Bloodcurdling movies and measures of coagulation: Fear Factor crossover trial.
BMJ. 2015 Dec 16;351:h6367. doi: 10.1136/bmj.h6367.
PubMed PMID: 26673787.
Abstract

Wehner MR, Nead KT, Linos K, Linos E.
Plenty of moustaches but not enough women: cross sectional study of medical leaders.
BMJ. 2015 Dec 16;351:h6311. doi:10.1136/bmj.h6311.
PubMed PMID: 26673637; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4681767.
Abstract

Hougaard A, Lindberg U, Arngrim N, Larsson HB, Olesen J, Amin FM,
Ashina M, Haddock BT.
Evidence of a Christmas spirit network in the brain: functional MRI study.
BMJ. 2015 Dec 16;351:h6266. doi: 10.1136/bmj.h6266.
PubMed PMID: 26676562;
PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4681765.
Abstract

Smith TC.
Zombie infections: epidemiology, treatment, and prevention.
BMJ. 2015 Dec 14;351:h6423. doi: 10.1136/bmj.h6423.
PubMed PMID: 26668070.
No abstract available

Giesinger K, Hamilton DF, Erschbamer M, Jost B, Giesinger JM.
Black medicine: an observational study of doctors' coffee purchasing patterns at work.
BMJ. 2015 Dec 16;351:h6446. doi: 10.1136/bmj.h6446.
PubMed PMID: 26676463; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4680933.
Abstract

Arroll B, Alrutz S, Moyes S.
An exploration of the basis for patient complaints about the oldness of magazines in practice waiting rooms: cohort study.
BMJ. 2014 Dec 11;349:g7262. doi: 10.1136/bmj.g7262.
PubMed PMID: 25500116; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4263958.
Abstract

Lendrem BA, Lendrem DW, Gray A, Isaacs JD.
The Darwin Awards: sex differences in idiotic behaviour.
BMJ. 2014 Dec 11;349:g7094. doi: 10.1136/bmj.g7094.
PubMed PMID: 25500113; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4263959.
Abstract

Slow S, Florkowski CM, Chambers ST, Priest PC, Stewart AW,
Jennings LC,Livesey JH, Camargo CA Jr, Scragg R, Murdoch DR.
Effect of monthly vitamin D3 supplementation in healthy adults on adverse effects of earthquakes: randomised controlled trial.
BMJ. 2014 Dec 15;349:g7260. doi: 10.1136/bmj.g7260.
PubMed PMID: 25516139; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4267197.
Abstract

Ni MY, Chan BH, Leung GM, Lau EH, Pang H.
Transmissibility of the Ice Bucket Challenge among globally influential celebrities: retrospective cohort study.
BMJ. 2014 Dec 16;349:g7185. doi: 10.1136/bmj.g7185.
PubMed PMID: 25514905; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4267700.
Abstract

Pottegård A, Haastrup MB, Stage TB, Hansen MR, Larsen KS, Meegaard PM,
Meegaard LH, Horneberg H, Gils C, Dideriksen D, Aagaard L, Almarsdottir AB,Hallas J, Damkier P.
SearCh for humourIstic and Extravagant acroNyms and Thoroughly Inappropriate names For Important Clinical trials (SCIENTIFIC):qualitative and quantitative systematic study.
BMJ. 2014 Dec 16;349:g7092. doi:10.1136/bmj.g7092.
PubMed PMID: 25516539; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4267482.
Abstract

Korownyk C, Kolber MR, McCormack J, Lam V, Overbo K, Cotton C, Finley C,Turgeon RD,
Garrison S, Lindblad AJ, Banh HL, Campbell-Scherer D, Vandermeer B,Allan GM.
Televised medical talk shows-what they recommend and the evidence to support their recommendations: a prospective observational study.
BMJ. 2014 Dec17;349:g7346. doi: 10.1136/bmj.g7346.
PubMed PMID: 25520234; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4269523.
Abstract

Howard L, Lorains J, Foëx BA.
Medical training: some "forgotten" common competencies.
BMJ. 2014 Dec 17;349:g7384. doi: 10.1136/bmj.g7384.
PubMed PMID:25520055.
No abstract available

Aroll B, Goodyear-Smith F, Moyes S, Kenealy T.
Being right or being happy: pilot study.
BMJ 2013;347:f7398. 
No abstract available

Gajendragadkar PR, Moualed DJ, Nicolson PLR, Adjei FD, Cakebread HE, Duehmke RM, Martin CA.
The survival time of chocolates on hospital wards: covert observational study.
BMJ 2013;347:f7198.
 Abstract

Johnson G, Guha IN, Davies P.
Were James Bond’s drinks shaken because of alcohol induced tremor?
BMJ 2013;347:f7255.
Abstract 

Briggs ADM, Mizdrak A, Scarborough P.
A statin a day keeps the doctor away: comparative proverb assessment modeling study.
BMJ 2013;347:f7267.
No abstract available

Messerli FH.
Chocolate consumption, cognitive function, and Nobel laureates.
N Engl J Med. 2012 Oct 18;367(16):1562-4. doi: 10.1056/NEJMon1211064. Epub 2012 Oct 10.
PubMed PMID: 23050509. 
No abstract available

Ashdown HF, D'Souza N, Karim D, Stevens RJ, Huang A, Harnden A.
Pain over speed bumps in diagnosis of acute appendicitis: diagnostic accuracy study.
BMJ. 2012 Dec 14;345:e8012. doi: 10.1136/bmj.e8012.
PubMed PMID: 23247977; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3524367. 
Abstract

Ince C, van Kuijen AM, Milstein DM, Yürük K, Folkow LP, Fokkens WJ, Blix AS.
Why Rudolph's nose is red: observational study.
BMJ. 2012 Dec 14;345:e8311. doi: 10.1136/bmj.e8311.
PubMed PMID: 23247980; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3524369. 
Abstract

Ludman S,Daya H, Richards PS, Fox A.
The tooth fairy and malpractice.
BMJ. 2012 Dec 14;345:e3027. 
No abstract available

Stanaway FF, Gnjidic D, Blyth FM, Le Couteur DG, Naganathan V, Waite L, Seibel MJ, Handelsman DJ, Sambrook PN, Cumming RG.
How fast does the Grim Reaper walk? Receiver operating characteristics curve analysis in healthy men aged 70 and over.
BMJ. 2011 Dec 15;343:d7679. doi: 10.1136/bmj.d7679.
PubMed PMID: 22174324; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3240682.
Abstract

Stepney R.
A series of unfortunate events? Morbidity and mortality in a Borsetshire village.
BMJ. 2011 Dec 15;343:d7518. doi: 10.1136/bmj.d7518.
PubMed PMID: 22174323.
No abstract available.

Choudhry A, Marchi C, Stephens W.
Manchester United induced addisonian crisis.
BMJ. 2011 Dec 15;343:d7732. doi: 10.1136/bmj.d7732.
PubMed PMID: 22174325.
No abstract available.

Brewster LM, Berentzen CA, van Montfrans GA.
High salt meals in staff canteens of salt policy makers: observational study.
BMJ. 2011 Dec 20;343:d7352. doi:10.1136/bmj.d7352.
PubMed PMID: 22187322; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3243753.
Abstract

Smith R.
Strategies for coping with information overload.
BMJ. 2010 Dec15;341:c7126. doi: 10.1136/bmj.c7126.
PubMed PMID: 21159764.  
No abstract available.

Heinrich H, Goetze O, Menne D, et al.  
Effect on gastric function and symptoms of drinking wine, black tea, or schnapps with a Swiss cheese fondue: randomised controlled crossover trial.
BMJ. 2010 Dec 14;341:c6731. doi: 10.1136/bmj.c6731.
PubMed PMID: 21156747.  
Abstract

Solomon AW, Kirwan CJ, Alexander ND, Nimako K, Jurukov A, Forth RJ, Rahman TM;  
Prospective Analysis of Renal Compensation for Hypohydration in Exhausted Doctors PARCHED) Investigators.
Urine output on an intensive care unit: case-control study.
BMJ. 2010 Dec 14;341:c6761. doi: 10.1136/bmj.c6761.
PubMed PMID: 21156738; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3001704.
Abstract

Rothberg MB, Arora A, Hermann J, Kleppel R, St Marie P, Visintainer P.
Phantom vibration syndrome among medical staff: a cross sectional survey.
BMJ. 2010 Dec 15;341:c6914. doi: 10.1136/bmj.c6914.
PubMed PMID: 21159761.  
Abstract

McCain RS, Harris AR, McCallion K, Campbell WJ, Kirk SJ.
The barrier method as a new tool to assist in career selection: covert observational study.
BMJ. 2010 Dec 15;341:c6968. doi: 10.1136/bmj.c6968.
PubMed PMID: 21159762; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3002171.  
Abstract

Rawlins L, Woollard M, Williams J, Hallam P.
Effect of listening to Nellie the Elephant during CPR training on performance of chest compressions by lay people: randomised crossover trial.
BMJ. ;339:b4707.
PubMed PMID: 20008376.  
Abstract

Christensen K, Thinggaard M, McGue M, Rexbye H, Hjelmborg JV, Aviv A, Gunn D, van der Ouderaa F, Vaupel JW.
Perceived age as clinically useful biomarker of ageing: cohort study.
BMJ. ;339:b5262.
PubMed PMID: 20008378.  
Abstract

Horne R, Petrie KJ, Wessely S.
H-index pathology: implications for medical researchers and practitioners.
BMJ. ;339:b5356.
PubMed PMID: 20008971.  
No abstract available

Grills NJ, Halyday B.
Santa Claus: a public health pariah?
BMJ. 2009 Dec 16;339:b5261. doi: 10.1136/bmj.b5261.
PubMed PMID: 20015905.  
No abstract available

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