Paolo Gardois

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BACKGROUND Recent terrorist attacks and natural disasters have led to an increased awareness of the importance of emergency planning. However, the extent to which emergency planners can access or use evidence remains unclear. The aim of this study was to identify, analyse and assess the location, source and quality of emergency planning publications in the(More)
BACKGROUND Considerable barriers still prevent paediatricians from successfully using information retrieval technology. OBJECTIVES To verify whether the assistance of biomedical librarians significantly improves the outcomes of searches performed by paediatricians in biomedical databases using real-life clinical scenarios. METHODS In a controlled trial(More)
BACKGROUND Academic, medical and research libraries frequently implement Web 2.0 services for users. Several reports notwithstanding, characteristics and effectiveness of services are unclear. OBJECTIVES To find out: the Web 2.0 services implemented by medical, academic and research libraries; study designs, measures and types of data used in included(More)
BACKGROUND Stroke places a significant burden to all affected individuals, but it is perhaps more significant amongst members of black, minority and ethnic communities, who may experience poorer awareness of stroke symptoms than the general population. Recently, several initiatives tried to improve public awareness that symptoms of stroke need to be treated(More)
INTRODUCTION Globally, there has been an increase in the prevalence and scale of disasters with low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) tending to be more affected. Consequently, disaster risk reduction has been advocated as a global priority. However, the evidence base for disaster management in these settings is unclear. METHODS This study is a scoping(More)
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