Victor M. Montori

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Overwhelming evidence shows the quality of reporting of randomised controlled trials (RCTs) is not optimal. Without transparent reporting, readers cannot judge the reliability and validity of trial findings nor extract information for systematic reviews. Recent methodological analyses indicate that inadequate reporting and design are associated with biased(More)
OBJECTIVE Our objective was to update the guidelines for the evaluation and treatment of androgen deficiency syndromes in adult men published previously in 2006. PARTICIPANTS The Task Force was composed of a chair, selected by the Clinical Guidelines Subcommittee of The Endocrine Society, five additional experts, a methodologist, and a medical writer. The(More)
CONTEXT Tumor necrosis factor (TNF) plays an important role in host defense and tumor growth control. Therefore, anti-TNF antibody therapies may increase the risk of serious infections and malignancies. OBJECTIVE To assess the extent to which anti-TNF antibody therapies may increase the risk of serious infections and malignancies in patients with(More)
OBJECTIVES The purpose of this research was to assess the association between the metabolic syndrome (MetSyn) and cardiovascular events and mortality by meta-analyses of longitudinal studies. BACKGROUND Controversy exists regarding the cardiovascular risk associated with MetSyn. METHODS We searched electronic reference databases through March 2005,(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim was to formulate practice guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of hyperprolactinemia. PARTICIPANTS The Task Force consisted of Endocrine Society-appointed experts, a methodologist, and a medical writer. EVIDENCE This evidence-based guideline was developed using the Grading of Recommendations, Assessment, Development, and(More)
OBJECTIVE The objective was to provide guidelines for the evaluation and treatment of androgen deficiency syndromes in adult men. PARTICIPANTS The Task Force was composed of a chair, selected by the Clinical Guidelines Subcommittee of The Endocrine Society, five additional experts, a methodologist, and a professional writer. The Task Force received no(More)
BACKGROUND Thyrotoxicosis has multiple etiologies, manifestations, and potential therapies. Appropriate treatment requires an accurate diagnosis and is influenced by coexisting medical conditions and patient preference. This article describes evidence-based clinical guidelines for the management of thyrotoxicosis that would be useful to generalist and(More)
BACKGROUND Although guidelines for critical appraisal of diagnostic research and meta-analyses have already been published, these may be difficult to understand for clinical researchers or do not provide enough detailed information. METHODS Development of guidelines based on a systematic review of the evidence in reports of systematic searches of the(More)