Thematic Article
Volume 4 Issue 8 - 2020
Operative Management of Chronic Anal Fissure; Looking for Up to Date Evidence
Sogunle PT*, Adebiyi WA, Sogunle EO, Olawoyin WA, Ayilara SA and Ojo OS
Department of Family Medicine and Primary Care, Federal Medical Centre, Abeokuta, Nigeria
*Corresponding Author: Sogunle PT, Department of Family Medicine and Primary Care, Federal Medical Centre, Abeokuta, Nigeria.
Received: June 18, 2020; Published: July 06, 2020


Among health care professionals, the requirement to base clinical decisions on the best available evidence is recently gaining popularity. Evidence based medicine (EBM) is a conscientious, explicit and judicious use of current best evidence in making decisions regarding the care of individual patients. It is systematic approach to clinical problem solving which allows the integration of the best available research evidence with clinical expertise and patient values. This paper employs the use of the five step EBM model to formulate an answerable clinical questions; searched for evidence; critically appraised evidence, applied the evidence and evaluated performance in the surgical management of posterior midline chronic anal fissure in a resource limited primary care setting in western Nigeria.

Keywords: Evidence Based Medicine; Current Best Evidence; Five Step EBM Model; Chronic Anal Fissure


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