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Preferred reporting items for systematic review and meta-analysis protocols (PRISMA-P) 2015 statement
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A reporting guideline is described, the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic reviews and Meta-Analyses for Protocols 2015 (PRISMA-P 2015), which consists of a 17-item checklist intended to facilitate the preparation and reporting of a robust protocol for the systematic review.
Diagnosis and Treatment of Low Back Pain: A Joint Clinical Practice Guideline from the American College of Physicians and the American Pain Society
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This guideline is to present the available evidence for evaluation and management of acute and chronic low back pain in primary care settings and grades its recommendations by using the ACP's clinical practice guidelines grading system.
Preferred reporting items for systematic review and meta-analysis protocols (PRISMA-P) 2015: elaboration and explanation
Protocols of systematic reviews and meta-analyses allow for planning and documentation of review methods, act as a guard against arbitrary decision making during review conduct, enable readers to
Systematic Review: Impact of Health Information Technology on Quality, Efficiency, and Costs of Medical Care
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This work systematically review evidence on the costs and benefits associated with use of health information technology and to identify gaps in the literature in order to provide organizations, policymakers, clinicians, and consumers an understanding of the effect ofhealth information technology on clinical care.
Preferred reporting items for systematic review and meta-analysis protocols (PRISMA-P) 2015: elaboration and explanation
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An international group of experts has created a guideline to improve the transparency, accuracy, completeness, and frequency of documented systematic review and meta-analysis protocols—PRISMA-P (for protocols) 2015.
Meta-Analysis: Chronic Disease Self-Management Programs for Older Adults
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This meta-analysis summarizes data from 53 randomized, controlled trials of self-management interventions for adults with diabetes mellitus, hypertension, or osteoarthritis and found statistically significant benefits for some outcomes within conditions.
The Vulnerable Elders Survey: A Tool for Identifying Vulnerable Older People in the Community
OBJECTIVES: To develop a simple method for identifying community‐dwelling vulnerable older people, defined as persons age 65 and older at increased risk of death or functional decline. To assess
Diagnosis and Management of Stable Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease: A Clinical Practice Guideline Update from the American College of Physicians, American College of Chest Physicians, American
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The value of history and physical examination for predicting airflow obstruction; the value of spirometry for screening or diagnosis of COPD; and COPD management strategies, specifically evaluation of various inhaled therapies, pulmonary rehabilitation programs, and supplemental oxygen therapy are addressed.
Meta-Analysis: Pharmacologic Treatment of Obesity
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This review of 79 clinical trials involving diet plus the obesity drugs sibutramine, orlistat, fluoxetine, sertraline, bupropion, topiramate, or zonisamide shows that these medications can lead to modest weight reductions of approximately 5 kg or less at 1 year.
Interventions for the prevention of falls in older adults: systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised clinical trials
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Interventions to prevent falls in older adults are effective in reducing both the risk of falling and the monthly rate of falling, including a multifactorial falls risk assessment and management programme.
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