Evidence-based endocrinology - Illustrating its principles in the management of patients with pituitary incidentalomas

I. Bancos, N. Natt, M. H. Murad, V. M. Montori

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Abstract

Incidentally discovered pituitary lesions are commonly encountered in the current era of ever-increasing imaging. Individualizing a particular approach implies a thorough analysis of existing evidence and balancing it against different patient expectations. We will illustrate the application of principles of Evidence-Based Medicine to a case of a pituitary incidentaloma by formulating questions that are important to patient care and finding related evidence. Our objective is to reflect the opportunities and the challenges that an evidence-based clinical approach offers to clinicians and patients.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)9-19
Number of pages11
JournalBest Practice and Research: Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
Volume26
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 2012

Keywords

  • evidence-based medicine
  • guidelines
  • pituitary incidentaloma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
  • Endocrinology

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