Assessment of methodologic quality of randomized trials of interventional techniques: development of an interventional pain management specific instrument.

@article{Manchikanti2014AssessmentOM,
  title={Assessment of methodologic quality of randomized trials of interventional techniques: development of an interventional pain management specific instrument.},
  author={Laxmaiah Manchikanti and Joshua A Hirsch and Steven P Cohen and James E. Heavner and Frank John English Falco and Sudhir A. Diwan and Mark V. Boswell and Kenneth D. Candido and Chiatogu Onyewu and Jie Wu Zhu and Nalini Sehgal and Alan D. Kaye and Ramsin M. Benyamin and Standiford Helm and Vijay Lakshmi Singh and Sukdeb Datta and Salahadin Abdi and Paul J. Christo and Haroon Hameed and Mariam Hameed and Ricardo Alfredo Carre{\~n}o Vallejo and Vidyasagar Pampati and Gabor B. Racz and P. Prithvi Raj},
  journal={Pain physician},
  year={2014},
  volume={17 3},
  pages={
          E263-90
        }
}
BACKGROUND A major component of a systematic review is an assessment of the methodological quality and bias of randomized trials. The most commonly utilized methodological quality assessment and bias assessment for randomized trials is by the Cochrane Review Group. While this is not a "gold standard," it is an indication of the current state-of-the-art review methodology. There is, however, no specific instrument to assess the methodological quality of manuscripts published for interventional… CONTINUE READING

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