Title, abstract and keyword searching resulted in poor recovery of articles in systematic reviews of epidemiologic practice
This article describes a comparison of search strategies based on a systematic literature review of all manuscripts published in 5 top-ranked epidemiology journals between 2000 and 2017. (Source: Journal of Clinical Epidemiology)
Source: Journal of Clinical Epidemiology - January 23, 2020 Category: Epidemiology Authors: Bas B.L. Penning de Vries, Maarten van Smeden, Frits R. Rosendaal, Rolf H.H. Groenwold Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Inferential reproduction analysis demonstrated that 'Paracetamol for Acute Low Back Pain' trial conclusions were reproducible
The aim of this study was to reanalyze and reinterpret data obtained in PACE, the first large randomized controlled trial evaluating the efficacy of paracetamol in acute low back pain, to assess the inferential reproducibility of the original conclusions. (Source: Journal of Clinical Epidemiology)
Source: Journal of Clinical Epidemiology - January 23, 2020 Category: Epidemiology Authors: Marco Schreijenberg, Alessandro Chiarotto, Katya A.L. Mauff, Chung-Wei Christine Lin, Christopher G. Maher, Bart W. Koes Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Use of GRADE for assessment of evidence about prognostic factors: rating certainty in identification of groups of patients with different absolute risks
The Grading of Recommendations, Assessment, Development and Evaluation (GRADE) approach to rating certainty in the results of research studies was initially developed for therapeutic questions. The approach considers: study design, risk of bias; inconsistency; imprecision; indirectness, publication bias; magnitude of effect; and dose-response.Questions about prognosis bear great relevance for decision-making in health care. Studies of prognosis can inform individuals about their likely outcome: for instance, in patients with a new diagnosis of cancer, are they likely to be alive or dead in five years. (Source: Journal of C...
Source: Journal of Clinical Epidemiology - January 23, 2020 Category: Epidemiology Authors: Farid Foroutan, Gordon Guyatt, Victoria Zuk, Per Olav Vandvik, Ana Carolina Alba, Reem Mustafa, Robin Vernooij, Ingrid Rodriguez, Zachary Munn, Pavel Roshanov, Richard Riley, Stefan Schandelmaier, Ton Kujipers, Reed Siemieniuk, Carlos Canelo Avbar, Holger Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

A methodological review revealed that reporting of trials in manual therapy has not improved over time
The aim of this review was to evaluate a selection of major reporting aspects in manual therapy (MT) trials, before and after the publication of the CONSORT extension for non-pharmacological trials (CONSORTnpt) (Source: Journal of Clinical Epidemiology)
Source: Journal of Clinical Epidemiology - January 20, 2020 Category: Epidemiology Authors: Gerard Alvarez, Ivan Sol à, Mercè Sitjà-Rabert, Azahara Fort, Ignasi Gich, Carles Fernández, Xavier Bonfill, Gerard Urrutia Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Single-reviewer abstract screening missed 13 percent of relevant studies: a crowd-based, randomized controlled trial
To determine the accuracy of single-reviewer screening in correctly classifying abstracts as relevant or irrelevant for literature reviews. (Source: Journal of Clinical Epidemiology)
Source: Journal of Clinical Epidemiology - January 20, 2020 Category: Epidemiology Authors: G. Gartlehner, L. Affengruber, V. Titscher, A. Noel-Storr, G. Dooley, N. Ballarini, F. K önig Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Issues in the Registration of Database Studies
(Source: Journal of Clinical Epidemiology)
Source: Journal of Clinical Epidemiology - January 20, 2020 Category: Epidemiology Authors: Deborah A. Zarin, William H. Crown, Barbara E. Bierer Tags: Commentary Source Type: research

Improving the generalizability and credibility of core outcome sets (COSs) by a large and international participation of diverse stakeholders
This article proposes three adjustments to the development of COSs. First, instead of a qualitative study with few participants, we propose to generate the outcome domains by mapping the expectations toward treatment of a large number of stakeholders, internationally, by using an online s urvey with open-ended questions. (Source: Journal of Clinical Epidemiology)
Source: Journal of Clinical Epidemiology - January 13, 2020 Category: Epidemiology Authors: Astrid Chevance, Viet-Thi Tran, Philippe Ravaud Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

A Systematic Review Evaluating Screening Instruments for Gambling Disorder Finds Lack of Adequate Evidence
To date, no research has systematically evaluated screening instruments for gambling disorder to assess their accuracy and the quality of the research. This systematic review evaluated screening instruments for gambling disorder to inform decision-makers about choices for population-level screening. (Source: Journal of Clinical Epidemiology)
Source: Journal of Clinical Epidemiology - January 6, 2020 Category: Epidemiology Authors: Jean L. Otto, Derek J. Smolenski, Abigail L. Garvey Wilson, Daniel P. Evatt, Marjorie S. Campbell, Erin H. Beech, Don E. Workman, Rebecca L. Morgan, Kevin O ’Gallagher, Bradley E. Belsher Tags: Review Source Type: research

In response to "Lunny et al. Validation of five search filters for retrieval of clinical practice guidelines produced low precision".
(Source: Journal of Clinical Epidemiology)
Source: Journal of Clinical Epidemiology - January 6, 2020 Category: Epidemiology Authors: Kelly Farrah, David Kaunelis Tags: Letter to the editor Source Type: research

Instruments to Measure Shared Decision Making in Outpatient Chronic Care: A systematic review and appraisal
(Source: Journal of Clinical Epidemiology)
Source: Journal of Clinical Epidemiology - January 5, 2020 Category: Epidemiology Authors: Allison A. Norful, Jennifer Dillon, Dawon Baik, Maureen George, Siqin Ye, Lusine Poghosyan Tags: Letter to the editor Source Type: research

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Source: Journal of Clinical Epidemiology - January 1, 2020 Category: Epidemiology Source Type: research

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Source: Journal of Clinical Epidemiology - January 1, 2020 Category: Epidemiology Source Type: research

Can the Schwarz and Lalouch concept of differentiating between explanatory and pragmatic studies be useful for diagnostic test studies?
Bossuyt et  al report on an intriguing extension of the definitions and characteristics differentiating pragmatic from explanatory studies described by Schwartz and Lellouch [1] for randomized trials of interventions to define a similar continuum for diagnostic accuracy studies. In this extension, explanatory studies aim to better understand the behavior of a test; in contrast, pragmatic ones aim to support recommendations or decisions about using the test in clinical practice. The key differentiating characteristics for diagnostic studies include study eligibility criteria, the recruitment of patients, the reference ...
Source: Journal of Clinical Epidemiology - January 1, 2020 Category: Epidemiology Authors: Peter Tugwell, J. Andr é Knottnerus Tags: Editorial Source Type: research

Collection of antirheumatic medication data from both patients and rheumatologists shows strong agreement in a real-world clinical cohort: Methodological issues to avoid misinterpretation
(Source: Journal of Clinical Epidemiology)
Source: Journal of Clinical Epidemiology - December 27, 2019 Category: Epidemiology Authors: Siamak Sabour, Pouya Pakdel Tags: Letter to the editor Source Type: research

Proportion of published primary health care protocols with published results in subsequent papers was decreasing
We assessed the proportion of primary health care (PHC) randomized controlled trial (RCT) protocols published in peer-reviewed journals that published results in subsequent papers in peer-reviewed journals; and whether this proportion changed over time. (Source: Journal of Clinical Epidemiology)
Source: Journal of Clinical Epidemiology - December 26, 2019 Category: Epidemiology Authors: Ioannis Staikos, Eleni Ntalaouti, Christina Antoniadou, Elias Zintzaras, Chrysoula Doxani, Athina Tatsioni Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

“Collection of antirheumatic medication data from both patients and rheumatologists shows strong agreement in a real-world clinical cohort:Methodological issues to avoid misinterpretation”
(Source: Journal of Clinical Epidemiology)
Source: Journal of Clinical Epidemiology - December 25, 2019 Category: Epidemiology Authors: Peter Tugwell Tags: Letter to the editor Source Type: research

An Approach to Explore for a Sweet-spot in Randomized Trials
To demonstrate how a conventional randomized trial can be analyzed through a stratified or a matched approach to identify a potential sweet-spot where observed differences seem accentuated in the mid range of disease severity. (Source: Journal of Clinical Epidemiology)
Source: Journal of Clinical Epidemiology - December 21, 2019 Category: Epidemiology Authors: Donald A. Redelmeier, Robert J. Tibshirani Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Grading of Recommendations Assessment, Development, and Evaluations (GRADE) notes: extremely serious, GRADE's terminology for rating down by three levels
The Grading of Recommendations Assessment, Development, and Evaluations (GRADE) system for assessing certainty in a body of evidence currently uses two levels, serious and very serious, for downgrading on a single domain. In the context of newer risk of bias instruments, such as Risk of Bias in Non-Randomized Studies I (ROBINS-I), evidence generated by nonrandomized studies may justify rating down by more than two levels on a single domain. Given the importance users of GRADE assign to terminology, our objective was to assess what term GRADE stakeholders would prefer for rating down certainty by three levels. (Source: Jour...
Source: Journal of Clinical Epidemiology - December 19, 2019 Category: Epidemiology Authors: Thomas Piggott, Rebecca L. Morgan, Carlos A. Cuello-Garcia, Nancy Santesso, Reem A. Mustafa, Joerg J. Meerpohl, Holger J. Sch ünemann, GRADE Working Group Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Conflict of interest as ethical shorthand: Understanding the range and nature of “non-financial conflict of interest” in biomedicine
To identify the range of issues labelled as “non-financial conflicts of interest” in biomedicine, articulate the associated concerns, and analyse the implications of defining these issues as conflicts of interest. (Source: Journal of Clinical Epidemiology)
Source: Journal of Clinical Epidemiology - December 19, 2019 Category: Epidemiology Authors: Quinn Grundy, Christopher Mayes, Kelly Holloway, Sasha Mazzarello, Brett D. Thombs, Lisa Bero Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

GRADE notes: Extremely Serious, GRADE ’s Terminology for Rating Down by 3-Levels
The GRADE system for assessing certainty in a body of evidence currently uses two-levels, serious and very serious, for downgrading on a single domain. In the context of newer risk of bias instruments, such as ROBINS-I, evidence generated by non-randomised studies may justify rating down by more than 2 levels on a single domain. Given the importance users of GRADE assign to terminology, our objective was to assess what term GRADE stakeholders would prefer for rating down certainty by 3 levels. (Source: Journal of Clinical Epidemiology)
Source: Journal of Clinical Epidemiology - December 19, 2019 Category: Epidemiology Authors: Thomas Piggott, Rebecca L. Morgan, Carlos A. Cuello-Garcia, Nancy Santesso, Reem A. Mustafa, Joerg J. Meerpohl, Holger J. Sch ünemann, GRADE Working Group Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Inter-review agreement of risk-of-bias judgments varied in Cochrane reviews
To measure the level of agreement between Cochrane Reviews of overlapping randomized controlled trials (RCTs) regarding risk-of-bias (RoB) judgments. (Source: Journal of Clinical Epidemiology)
Source: Journal of Clinical Epidemiology - December 19, 2019 Category: Epidemiology Authors: Nadja K önsgen, Ognjen Barcot, Simone Heß, Livia Puljak, Käthe Goossen, Tanja Rombey, Dawid Pieper Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Group Sample Sizes in Non-Regulated Health Care Intervention Trials Described as Randomized Controlled Trials were Overly Similar
We evaluated whether sample sizes in different arms of two-arm parallel group RCTs of non-regulated interventions were systematically closer in size than would plausibly occur by chance if simple randomization had been applied. (Source: Journal of Clinical Epidemiology)
Source: Journal of Clinical Epidemiology - December 19, 2019 Category: Epidemiology Authors: Brett D. Thombs, Alexander W. Levis, Marleine Azar, Nazanin Saadat, Kira E. Riehm, Tatiana A. Sanchez, Matthew J. Chiovitti, Danielle B. Rice, Brooke Levis, Claire Fedoruk, Anita Lyubenova, Aurelio L ópez Malo Vázquez de Lara, Lorie A. Kloda, Andrea Ben Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

No clear choice between NOS and AXIS to assess methodological quality in cross-sectional studies of health-related quality-of-life and breast cancer
To compare the inter-rater reliability, concurrent validity, completion time, and ease of use of two methodological quality (MQ) assessment tools for cross-sectional studies: an adapted Newcastle-Ottawa Scale (NOS) and the Appraisal Tool for Cross-Sectional Studies (AXIS). (Source: Journal of Clinical Epidemiology)
Source: Journal of Clinical Epidemiology - December 19, 2019 Category: Epidemiology Authors: Alexandra Moskalewicz, Mark Oremus Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

The trials within cohorts design facilitated efficient patient enrolment and generalisability in oncology setting
The trials within cohorts (TwiCs)-design aims to improve recruitment efficiency. We conducted the first TwiCs in radiation oncology and described efficiency of the design and generalisability of the results. (Source: Journal of Clinical Epidemiology)
Source: Journal of Clinical Epidemiology - December 19, 2019 Category: Epidemiology Authors: Alice M. Couwenberg, Johannes P.M. Burbach, Anne May, Maaike Berbee, Martijn P.W. Intven, Helena M. Verkooijen Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Cancer screening programs should incorporate values and preferences of potential participants
(Source: Journal of Clinical Epidemiology)
Source: Journal of Clinical Epidemiology - December 18, 2019 Category: Epidemiology Authors: Bart J. Knottnerus, Lucinda S. Bertels Tags: Letter to the editor Source Type: research

A validation study revealed differences in design and performance of MEDLINE search filters for qualitative research
Several search filters exist to identify qualitative research but so far none of them has been validated with an independent set of relevant references irrespective of a medical topic. To provide a comparative overview of validation results for various MEDLINE search filters. (Source: Journal of Clinical Epidemiology)
Source: Journal of Clinical Epidemiology - December 17, 2019 Category: Epidemiology Authors: Mandy Wagner, Stefanie Rosumeck, Christian K üffmeier, Kristina Döring, Ulrike Euler Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

A common framework of steps and criteria for prioritizing topics for evidence syntheses: a systematic review
To systematically review the literature for proposed approaches and exercises conducted to prioritize topics or questions for systematic reviews and other types of evidence syntheses in any health-related area. (Source: Journal of Clinical Epidemiology)
Source: Journal of Clinical Epidemiology - December 14, 2019 Category: Epidemiology Authors: Racha Fadlallah, Amena El-Harakeh, Lama Bou-Karroum, Tamara Lotfi, Fadi El-Jardali, Lama Hishi, Elie A. Akl Tags: Review Source Type: research

Methods and reporting of systematic reviews of comparative accuracy were deficient: a methodological survey and proposed guidance
To examine methodological and reporting characteristics of systematic reviews and meta-analyses which compare diagnostic test accuracy (DTA) of multiple index tests, identify good practice, and develop guidance for better reporting. (Source: Journal of Clinical Epidemiology)
Source: Journal of Clinical Epidemiology - December 13, 2019 Category: Epidemiology Authors: Yemisi Takwoingi, Christopher Partlett, Richard D. Riley, Chris Hyde, Jonathan J. Deeks Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

The Clinical trial transparency in oncology significantly increased over the recent years
This study aims to analyze the extent of registration, prospective registration and protocol disclosure in oncology clinical trials and their changing trends. (Source: Journal of Clinical Epidemiology)
Source: Journal of Clinical Epidemiology - December 6, 2019 Category: Epidemiology Authors: Seung Yeon SONG, Eun Young KIM Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Reviews may overestimate the effectiveness of medicines for back pain: systematic review and meta-analysis
Systematic-reviews of analgesics for low back pain generally include published data only. Obtaining data from unpublished trials is potentially important because they may impact effect sizes in meta-analyses. We determined whether including unpublished data from trial registries changes the effect sizes in meta-analyses of analgesics for low back pain. (Source: Journal of Clinical Epidemiology)
Source: Journal of Clinical Epidemiology - December 6, 2019 Category: Epidemiology Authors: Matthew K. Bagg, Edel O ’Hagan, Pauline Zahara, Benedict M. Wand, Markus Hübscher, G Lorimer Moseley, James H. McAuley Tags: Review Source Type: research

Recruitment through media and general practitioners resulted in comparable samples in an RCT on incontinence.
To assess the impact of recruitment strategy on the baseline characteristics of patients recruited in a randomized controlled trial for treating women with urinary incontinence. (Source: Journal of Clinical Epidemiology)
Source: Journal of Clinical Epidemiology - December 4, 2019 Category: Epidemiology Authors: Henk van der Worp, Anne M.M. Loohuis, Ilse L. Flohil, Boudewijn J. Kollen, Nienke J. Wessels, Marco H. Blanker Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Consideration of confounding was suboptimal in the reporting of observational studies in psychiatry: a meta-epidemiological study
When reporting observational studies, authors should explicitly discuss the potential for confounding and other biases but it is unclear to what extent this is done within the psychiatric field. (Source: Journal of Clinical Epidemiology)
Source: Journal of Clinical Epidemiology - December 3, 2019 Category: Epidemiology Authors: Klaus Munkholm, Maria Faurholt-Jepsen, John P.A. Ioannidis, Lars G. Hemkens Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Systematic review finds that appraisal tools for medical research studies address conflicts of interest superficially
To identify and summarise 1) appraisal tools and other guides which address conflicts of interest in medical research studies; and 2) top journals with policies on managing conflicts of interest in journal papers. (Source: Journal of Clinical Epidemiology)
Source: Journal of Clinical Epidemiology - December 3, 2019 Category: Epidemiology Authors: Andreas Lundh, Kristine Rasmussen, Lasse Østengaard, Isabelle Boutron, Lesley A. Stewart, Asbjørn Hróbjartsson Tags: Review Source Type: research

An observational study found large methodological heterogeneity in systematic reviews addressing prevalence and cumulative incidence
To assess reporting and methodological aspects of systematic reviews (SRs) on prevalence and cumulative incidence data. (Source: Journal of Clinical Epidemiology)
Source: Journal of Clinical Epidemiology - December 3, 2019 Category: Epidemiology Authors: Falk Hoffmann, Daniela Eggers, Dawid Pieper, Hajo Zeeb, Katharina Allers Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Cover 2 Editorial Board
(Source: Journal of Clinical Epidemiology)
Source: Journal of Clinical Epidemiology - November 30, 2019 Category: Epidemiology Source Type: research

Table of Contents
(Source: Journal of Clinical Epidemiology)
Source: Journal of Clinical Epidemiology - November 30, 2019 Category: Epidemiology Source Type: research

Should the cost perspective be integrated in clinical guidelines?
In the evaluation of healthcare interventions, as input for developing and updating clinical guidelines, the choice of outcome measures is key. Of course, subjective and objective health outcome, daily functioning, and health-related quality of life will have central positions. Over the years, it has become clear that in operationalizing these outcomes, the patient perspective is the most important guide for clinicians to optimize individual care. (Source: Journal of Clinical Epidemiology)
Source: Journal of Clinical Epidemiology - November 30, 2019 Category: Epidemiology Authors: J. Andr é Knottnerus, Peter Tugwell Tags: Editorial Source Type: research

Reviewers of the year
High quality of published research cannot be achieved without high quality peer review of submitted manuscripts. Good reviews are critical, but also provide authors with constructive comments to make their manuscripts even better. As an editorial team, we are extremely grateful to all our colleagues who have volunteered their expertise and have taken time out of their busy schedules to participate in the peer review for our journal. They helped us to make good editorial decisions and to safeguard the quality of the papers that were published in the past year. (Source: Journal of Clinical Epidemiology)
Source: Journal of Clinical Epidemiology - November 30, 2019 Category: Epidemiology Source Type: research

David Sackett Young Investigator Award
In 2015, the Journal of Clinical of Epidemiology has initiated the annual David Sackett Young Investigator Award. This award is in the spirit of the late David L. Sackett, who over many decades and in numerous ways has continuously  inspired and educated generations of young investigators in the fields of clinical epidemiology and evidence-based medicine. (Source: Journal of Clinical Epidemiology)
Source: Journal of Clinical Epidemiology - November 30, 2019 Category: Epidemiology Tags: David Sackett Young Investigator Award Source Type: research

Patient focused outcomes are infrequently reported in paediatric health information technology trials: A systematic review
Billions of dollars have been invested in Health Information Technologies (HITs), and Randomised Controlled Trials (RCTs) have been conducted to identify the effects of these interventions. Our objective was to identify the types of outcomes that were measured and reported in these RCTs. (Source: Journal of Clinical Epidemiology)
Source: Journal of Clinical Epidemiology - November 30, 2019 Category: Epidemiology Authors: Matthew T. Neame, Jerry Chacko, Jamie J. Kirkham, Ian P. Sinha, Daniel B. Hawcutt Tags: Review Source Type: research

Discontinuing long-term medication in primary care: how well do trials report the intervention?
Discontinuation of inappropriate medication is widely recognised as an essential component of best prescribing practice. Physicians typically attempt to taper or stop medications on the basis of clinical experience, rather than using a systematic approach guided by evidence. (Source: Journal of Clinical Epidemiology)
Source: Journal of Clinical Epidemiology - November 29, 2019 Category: Epidemiology Authors: Thomas Dirven, Cynthia Turner, Sioe-Lie Thio, Jeanet Blom, Christiane Muth, Mieke L. van Driel Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Reporting of key methodological issues in placebo-controlled trials of surgery needs improvement: a systematic review
To examine key methodological considerations for using a placebo intervention in randomised controlled trials (RCTs) evaluating invasive procedures, including surgery. (Source: Journal of Clinical Epidemiology)
Source: Journal of Clinical Epidemiology - November 28, 2019 Category: Epidemiology Authors: Cousins S, Blencowe NB, Tsang C, Lorenc A, Chalmers K, Carr AJ, Campbell MK, Cook JA, Beard DJ, Blazeby JM Tags: Review Source Type: research

Discrepancies in meta-analyses answering the same clinical question were hard to explain: a meta-epidemiological study
To systematically explore the methodological factors underpinning discrepancies in pooled effect estimates from Cochrane (CR) and non-Cochrane (NCR) systematic reviews answering the same clinical question. (Source: Journal of Clinical Epidemiology)
Source: Journal of Clinical Epidemiology - November 26, 2019 Category: Epidemiology Authors: Claudia Hacke, David Nunan Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

An observational study of missing data enquiry from randomised trial authors showed a poor response
The quality of evidence from a meta-analysis might be affected by poor or inadequate reporting of individual randomized controlled trials (RCTs). The results of data request from authors has not been investigated to date. (Source: Journal of Clinical Epidemiology)
Source: Journal of Clinical Epidemiology - November 25, 2019 Category: Epidemiology Authors: Sofia Tsokani, Dimitrios Mavridis, Shahab Hadjibandeh, Shahin Hadjibandeh, George A. Antoniou, Alexandros Andreou, Stavros A. Antoniou Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Methodological and reporting quality in non-Cochrane systematic review updates could be improved: a comparative study
To compare the methodological and reporting quality of updated systematic reviews (SRs) and original SRs. (Source: Journal of Clinical Epidemiology)
Source: Journal of Clinical Epidemiology - November 20, 2019 Category: Epidemiology Authors: Ya Gao, Yitong Cai, Kelu Yang, Ming Liu, Shuzhen Shi, Ji Chen, Yue Sun, Fujian Song, Junhua Zhang, Jinhui Tian Tags: Review Source Type: research

P-value driven methods were underpowered to detect publication bias: analysis of Cochrane review meta-analyses
To investigate the effect of number of studies in a meta-analysis on the detection of publication bias using p-value driven methods. (Source: Journal of Clinical Epidemiology)
Source: Journal of Clinical Epidemiology - November 16, 2019 Category: Epidemiology Authors: Luis Furuya-Kanamori, Chang Xu, Lifeng Lin, Tinh Doan, Haitao Chu, Lukman Thalib, Suhail A.R. Doi Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Frequent inappropriate use of unweighted summary statistics in systematic reviews of pathogen genotypes or genogroups
Our study aims to systematically assess and report the methodological quality used in epidemiological systematic reviews (SRs) and meta-analysis (MA) of pathogen genotypes/genogroups. (Source: Journal of Clinical Epidemiology)
Source: Journal of Clinical Epidemiology - November 15, 2019 Category: Epidemiology Authors: Linh Tran, Mai Nhu Y, Thai Le Ba Nghia, Abdulrahman Hendam, Nguyen Lam Vuong, Ebrahim Alzalal, Ahmed M. Sayed, Mustafa Mushtaq Hussain, Akash Sharma, Thuan Tieu, Peterson Gitonga Mathenge, Kenji Hirayama, Neal Alexander, Nguyen Tien Huy Tags: Review Source Type: research

Mapping of reporting guidance for systematic reviews and meta-analyses generated a comprehensive item bank for future reporting guidelines
To generate a comprehensive bank of systematic review (SR) reporting items to inform an update of the PRISMA 2009 statement. (Source: Journal of Clinical Epidemiology)
Source: Journal of Clinical Epidemiology - November 15, 2019 Category: Epidemiology Authors: Matthew J. Page, Joanne E. McKenzie, Patrick M. Bossuyt, Isabelle Boutron, Tammy Hoffmann, Cynthia D. Mulrow, Larissa Shamseer, David Moher Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Overall bias methods and their use in sensitivity analysis of Cochrane reviews were not consistent
To analyze methods of assessing ‘overall bias’ in Cochrane reviews of interventions published in the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (CDSR), and sensitivity analyses related to overall risk of bias (RoB). (Source: Journal of Clinical Epidemiology)
Source: Journal of Clinical Epidemiology - November 14, 2019 Category: Epidemiology Authors: Andrija Babic, Ivana Vuka, Frano Saric, Ivona Proloscic, Ema Slapnicar, Jakica Cavar, Tina Poklepovic Pericic, Dawid Pieper, Livia Puljak Tags: Original Article Source Type: research

Data mining information from EHRs produced high yield and accuracy for current smoking status
Researchers are increasingly using routine clinical data for care evaluations and feedback to patients and clinicians. The quality of these evaluations depends on the quality and completeness of the input data. (Source: Journal of Clinical Epidemiology)
Source: Journal of Clinical Epidemiology - November 12, 2019 Category: Epidemiology Authors: T. Katrien J. Groenhof, Laurien R. Koers, Enja Blasse, Mark de Groot, Diederick E. Grobbee, Michiel L. Bots, Folkert W. Asselbergs, A. Titia Lely, Saskia Haitjema, the UPOD & UCC-SMART study groups Tags: Original Article Source Type: research