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Assessing the quality of reports of randomized clinical trials: is blinding necessary?
It has been suggested that the quality of clinical trials should be assessed by blinded raters to limit the risk of introducing bias into meta-analyses and systematic reviews, and into theExpand
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Interpreting the clinical importance of treatment outcomes in chronic pain clinical trials: IMMPACT recommendations.
UNLABELLED A consensus meeting was convened by the Initiative on Methods, Measurement, and Pain Assessment in Clinical Trials (IMMPACT) to provide recommendations for interpreting clinical importanceExpand
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How should we define health?
The WHO definition of health as complete wellbeing is no longer fit for purpose given the rise of chronic disease. Machteld Huber and colleagues propose changing the emphasis towards the ability toExpand
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Assessing the quality of randomized controlled trials: an annotated bibliography of scales and checklists.
Assessing the quality of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) is important and relatively new. Quality gives us an estimate of the likelihood that the results are a valid estimate of the truth. WeExpand
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Seeking Support on Facebook: A Content Analysis of Breast Cancer Groups
Background Social network sites have been growing in popularity across broad segments of Internet users, and are a convenient means to exchange information and support. Research on their use forExpand
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A Lot of Action, But Not in the Right Direction: Systematic Review and Content Analysis of Smartphone Applications for the Prevention, Detection, and Management of Cancer
Background Mobile phones have become nearly ubiquitous, offering a promising means to deliver health interventions. However, little is known about smartphone applications (apps) for cancer. ObjectiveExpand
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What Is eHealth (3): A Systematic Review of Published Definitions
Context The term eHealth is widely used by many individuals, academic institutions, professional bodies, and funding organizations. It has become an accepted neologism despite the lack of anExpand
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Evidence-based Patient Choice and Consumer health informatics in the Internet age
In this paper we explore current access to and barriers to health information for consumers. We discuss how computers and other developments in information technology are ushering in the era ofExpand
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A guide to interpreting discordant systematic reviews.
Systematic reviews are becoming prominent tools to guide health care decisions. As the number of published systematic reviews increases, it is common to find more than 1 systematic review addressingExpand
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PDPH is a common complication of neuraxial blockade in parturients: a meta-analysis of obstetrical studies
PurposePostdural puncture headache (PDPH) is an iatrogenic complication of neuraxial blockade. We systematically reviewed the literature on parturients to determine the frequency onset, and durationExpand
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