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Updated Method Guidelines for Systematic Reviews in the Cochrane Collaboration Back Review Group
Study Design. Descriptive method guidelines. Objectives. To help reviewers design, conduct, and report reviews of trials in the field of back and neck pain. Summary of Background Data. In 1997, theExpand
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2009 Updated Method Guidelines for Systematic Reviews in the Cochrane Back Review Group
Study Design. Method guidelines for systematic reviews of trials of treatments for neck and back pain. Objective. To help review authors design, conduct and report systematic reviews of trials inExpand
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Opioids for chronic noncancer pain: a meta-analysis of effectiveness and side effects
Background: Chronic noncancer pain (CNCP) is a major health problem, for which opioids provide one treatment option. However, evidence is needed about side effects, efficacy, and risk of misuse orExpand
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Muscle relaxants for non-specific low back pain.
BACKGROUND The use of muscle relaxants in the management of non-specific low back pain is controversial. It is not clear if they are effective, and concerns have been raised about the potentialExpand
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Interrelationships among lean bundles and their effects on operational performance
The aim of our research is to disentangle the complex relations among lean bundles and operational performance. In particular, we focus on the direct and mediating effects on operational performanceExpand
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2015 Updated Method Guideline for Systematic Reviews in the Cochrane Back and Neck Group
Study Design. Method guideline for systematic reviews of trials of interventions for neck and back pain, and related spinal disorders. Objective. To help authors design, conduct, and reportExpand
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Should meta-analyses of interventions include observational studies in addition to randomized controlled trials? A critical examination of underlying principles.
Some authors argue that systematic reviews and meta-analyses of intervention studies should include only randomized controlled trials because the randomized controlled trial is a more valid studyExpand
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Opioids compared to placebo or other treatments for chronic low-back pain.
BACKGROUND The use of opioids in the long-term management of chronic low-back pain (CLBP) has increased dramatically. Despite this trend, the benefits and risks of these medications remain unclear.Expand
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Massage for low-back pain.
BACKGROUND Low-back pain (LBP) is one of the most common and costly musculoskeletal problems in modern society. It is experienced by 70% to 80% of adults at some time in their lives. Massage therapyExpand
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Effect of training and lifting equipment for preventing back pain in lifting and handling: systematic review
Objectives To determine whether advice and training on working techniques and lifting equipment prevent back pain in jobs that involve heavy lifting. Data sources Medline, Embase, CENTRAL, CochraneExpand
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