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Convincing the Public to Accept New Medical Guidelines: When it comes to new treatment guidelines for breast cancer, back pain and other maladies, it’s the narrative presentation that matters

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Christie Aschwanden
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Pacific Standard
Apr 20

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An excellent article about how hard it is to get people to accept new evidence. In particular (and most relevant to, Aschwanden makes an example of research showing that ibuprofen does not prevent athletes from getting sore muscles (see Nieman 2006). She also uses back pain as an example, focusing the disconnect between guidelines and practice, especially when it comes to imaging.

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“Ibuprofen use, endotoxemia, inflammation, and plasma cytokines during ultramarathon competition,” Nieman et al, Brain Behav Immun, 2006.

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