Lorenzo Moja

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BACKGROUND How to assess the impact of research is of growing interest to funders, policy makers and researchers mainly to understand the value of investments and to increase accountability. Broadly speaking the term "research impact" refers to the contribution of research activities to achieve desired societal outcomes. The aim of this overview is to(More)
BACKGROUND Since September 2005 the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors has required that trials be registered in accordance with the World Health Organization (WHO) minimum dataset, in order to be considered for publication. The objective is to evaluate registries' and individual trial records' compliance with the 2006 version of the WHO(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the ability of international point of care information summaries to update evidence relevant to medical practice. DESIGN Prospective cohort bibliometric analysis. SETTING Top five point of care information summaries (Clinical Evidence, EBMGuidelines, eMedicine, Dynamed, UpToDate) ranked for coverage of medical conditions, editorial(More)
4,5 " Although time is a reality, lack of time is not lack of reality "-HOJES Systematic reviews Systematic reviews are scientific investigations, with pre-planned methods and an assembly of original studies as their " subjects " [1,2]. They synthesize the results of multiple primary investigations by using strategies that limit bias and random error [1,2].(More)
BACKGROUND Heart failure (HF) patients show high morbidity and mortality rate with increased risk of malignant arrhythmia and thromboembolism. Anticoagulation reduces embolic event and death rates in HF patients with atrial fibrillation, but if antithrombotic therapy is beneficial in patients with HF in sinus rhythm is still debated. METHODOLOGY AND(More)
BACKGROUND The consistency of treatment recommendations of evidence-based medical textbooks with more recently published evidence has not been investigated to date. Inconsistencies could affect the quality of medical care. OBJECTIVE To determine the frequency with which topics in leading online evidence-based medical textbooks report treatment(More)
BACKGROUND Although muscular dystrophy causes muscle weakness and muscle loss, the role of exercise in the management of this disease remains controversial. OBJECTIVE The purpose of this systematic review is to evaluate the role of exercise interventions on muscle strength in patients with muscular dystrophy. METHODS We performed systematic electronic(More)
BACKGROUND Research has shown that many healthcare professionals have problems with guidelines as they would prefer to be given all relevant information relevant to decision-making rather than being told what they should do. This study assesses doctors' judgement of the validity, relevance, clarity and usability of the Italian translation of Clinical(More)
The structure and aim of continuing medical education (CME) is shifting from the passive transmission of knowledge to a competency-based model focused on professional development. Self-directed learning is emerging as the foremost educational method for advancing competency-based CME. In a field marked by the constant expansion of knowledge, self-directed(More)