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PRISMA Extension for Scoping Reviews (PRISMA-ScR): Checklist and Explanation
A PRISMA extension for scoping reviews was needed to provide reporting guidance for this specific type of knowledge synthesis and was developed according to published guidance by the EQUATOR (Enhancing the QUAlity and Transparency of health Research) Network for the development of reporting guidelines.
Meta-Analysis: Secondary Prevention Programs for Patients with Coronary Artery Disease
- A. Clark, L. Hartling, B. Vandermeer, F. McAlister
- MedicineAnnals of Internal Medicine
- 1 November 2005
A systematic review to update earlier work and to determine the effects of different types of secondary prevention programs (particularly those with a structured exercise component versus those without) on mortality, MI, or hospitalization rates in patients with established CAD.
Assessing the Risk of Bias of Individual Studies in Systematic Reviews of Health Care Interventions
This Guide presents issues key to the development of Comparative Effectiveness Reviews and describes recommended approaches for addressing difficult, frequently encountered methodological issues.
Systematic review of knowledge translation strategies in the allied health professions
This is the first systematic review of the effectiveness of a variety of KT interventions in five allied health disciplines: dietetics, occupational therapy, pharmacy, physiotherapy, and speech-language pathology.
Testing the Newcastle Ottawa Scale showed low reliability between individual reviewers.
Behavioural and Developmental Interventions for Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Clinical Systematic Review
It is suggested that Lovaas may improve some core symptoms of ASD compared to special education, but these findings are based on pooling of a few, methodologically weak studies with few participants and relatively short-term follow-up.
Screening Tests for Gestational Diabetes: A Systematic Review for the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force
- L. Donovan, L. Hartling, M. Muise, A. Guthrie, B. Vandermeer, D. Dryden
- MedicineAnnals of Internal Medicine
- 16 July 2013
The OGCT and fasting plasma glucose level by 24 weeks' gestation are good at identifying women who do not have gestational diabetes mellitus and the OGCT is better at identifyingWomen who have GDM.
Social media interventions for diet and exercise behaviours: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials
- Gillian Williams, M. Hamm, Jocelyn Shulhan, B. Vandermeer, L. Hartling
- Medicine, Political ScienceBMJ Open
- 1 February 2014
Social media may provide certain advantages for public health interventions; however, studies of social media interventions to date relating to healthy lifestyles tend to show low levels of participation and do not show significant differences between groups in key outcomes.
Oral versus intravenous rehydration for treating dehydration due to gastroenteritis in children.
- L. Hartling, S. Bellemare, N. Wiebe, K. Russell, T. Klassen, W. Craig
- MedicineThe Cochrane database of systematic reviews
- 19 July 2006
The ORT group did have a higher risk of paralytic ileus, and the IVT group was exposed to risks of intravenous therapy, but there was no significant difference between ORT using the low osmolarity solutions recommended by the World Health Organization and IVT.
Grading the Strength of a Body of Evidence When Assessing Health Care Interventions for the Effective Health Care Program of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality: An Update
This report may be used, in whole or in part, as the basis for development of clinical practice guidelines and other quality enhancement tools, or as a basis for reimbursement and coverage policies, and is not intended to be a substitute for the application of clinical judgment.