PT Inquest Episode 118: Spin in the Literature

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Being positive in life is usually seen as a good thing. Try to identify the silver lining and highlight it. But when it comes to research, that “spin” can have detrimental results for developing clinical guidelines and the scientific process as a whole. This is the final episode of this season – we’ll see you all in a few months!

‘Spin’ in published biomedical literature: A methodological systematic review.
Chiu K, Grundy Q, Bero L.
PLoS Biol. 2017 Sep 11;15(9):e2002173. doi: 10.1371/journal.pbio.2002173. eCollection 2017 Sep.

Recommendations are made in the absence of any good treatments.
Colquhoun D.
BMJ. 2017 Aug 30;358:j3975. doi: 10.1136/bmj.j3975.

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Music for PT Inquest:
“The Science of Selling Yourself Short” by Less Than Jake
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