Brian S Alper
Affiliation: University of Missouri-Columbia
- Urinary tract infection in childrenBrian S Alper
Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of Missouri Columbia, Columbia, Missouri, USA
Am Fam Physician 72:2483-8. 2005..Oral antibiotics are as effective as parenteral therapy in randomized trials. The optimal duration of antibiotic therapy has not been established, but one-day therapies have been shown to be inferior to longer treatment courses...
- Physicians answer more clinical questions and change clinical decisions more often with synthesized evidence: a randomized trial in primary careBrian S Alper
DynaMed, Columbia, MO, USA
Ann Fam Med 3:507-13. 2005..We investigated whether primary care clinicians would answer more clinical questions, change clinical decision making, and alter search time using DynaMed in addition to their usual information sources...
- Experiential curriculum improves medical students' ability to answer clinical questions using the internetBrian S Alper
Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of Missouri Columbia, USA
Fam Med 37:565-9. 2005..We provided clinically integrated teaching of using the Internet to answer clinical questions for third-year medical students and assessed the change in their search skills...
- How much effort is needed to keep up with the literature relevant for primary care?Brian S Alper
Department of Family and Community Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Missouri Columbia, 65201, USA
J Med Libr Assoc 92:429-37. 2004..The authors estimated the volume of medical literature potentially relevant to primary care published in a month and the time required for physicians trained in medical epidemiology to evaluate it for updating a clinical knowledge base...
- Using systematic literature surveillanceBrian S Alper
Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of Missouri Columbia, 65201 USA
J Fam Pract 54:516. 2005
- Usefulness of online medical informationBrian S Alper
DynaMed, Ipswich, Massachusetts, USA
Am Fam Physician 74:482, 485. 2006
- Intention-to-treat analysis: who is in? Who is out?Robin L Kruse
Department of Family Community Medicine, University of Missouri Columbia School of Medicine, M228 Medical Sciences Bldg, Columbia, MO 65212, USA
J Fam Pract 51:969-71. 2002..Nineteen of the 92 studies excluded more than 5% of randomized participants, and 10 excluded more than 10%. There is considerable variation in how researchers define and apply the principle of intention to treat...
- Treatment of postherpetic neuralgia: a systematic review of the literatureBrian S Alper
Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of Missouri Columbia School of Medicine, Columbia, MO 65212, USA
J Fam Pract 51:121-8. 2002..We wanted to determine whether any treatment had been shown to reduce pain or disability from postherpetic neuralgia (PHN), a common sequela of herpes zoster in elderly patients...
- Response to proposal for use of SORT evidence levelsBrian S Alper
Am Fam Physician 70:2269; author reply 2269-70. 2004
- Defending the use of EBM and shared decision makingBrian S Alper
Am Fam Physician 71:1261-2. 2005
- Communicating evidence for participatory decision makingRonald M Epstein
Rochester Center to Improve Communication in Health Care, Department of Family Medicine, University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, NY 14620, USA
JAMA 291:2359-66. 2004....
- Practical evidence-based Internet resourcesBrian S Alper
Fam Pract Manag 10:49-52. 2003
- DynaMed is evidence basedBrian S Alper
Fam Med 35:540-1; author reply 541. 2003
- Which database for which search?Eamon C Armstrong
J Fam Pract 51:181-2; author reply 182. 2002
- Evaluating evidence-based practice performanceBrian S Alper
ACP J Club 145:A10. 2006