Mohit Bhandari

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Country: Canada

Publications

  1. ncbi Doubling the impact: publication of systematic review articles in orthopaedic journals
    Mohit Bhandari
    Health Information Research Unit, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    J Bone Joint Surg Am 86:1012-6. 2004
  2. ncbi User's guide to a randomized trial about an orthopaedic implant
    Dan Vena
    Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    J Long Term Eff Med Implants 17:111-20. 2007
  3. pmc Use of both Short Musculoskeletal Function Assessment questionnaire and Short Form-36 among tibial-fracture patients was redundant
    Jason W Busse
    Institute for Work and Health, 481 University Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Clin Epidemiol 62:1210-7. 2009
  4. doi The Radiographic Union Score for Hip (RUSH): the use of a checklist to evaluate hip fracture healing improves agreement between radiologists and orthopedic surgeons
    Mary M Chiavaras
    Department of Radiology, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    Skeletal Radiol 42:1079-88. 2013
  5. ncbi Operative management of displaced femoral neck fractures in elderly patients. An international survey
    Mohit Bhandari
    Department of Surgery, Hamilton Health Sciences General Hospital, 237 Barton Street East, 7 North, Suite 727, Hamilton, Ontario L8L 2X2, Canada
    J Bone Joint Surg Am 87:2122-30. 2005
  6. doi Development of the radiographic union score for tibial fractures for the assessment of tibial fracture healing after intramedullary fixation
    Daniel B Whelan
    Division of Orthopaedic Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Trauma 68:629-32. 2010
  7. pmc Study to prospectively evaluate reamed intramedually nails in patients with tibial fractures (S.P.R.I.N.T.): study rationale and design
    Mohit Bhandari
    SPRINT Methods Center, Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, 1200 Main Street West, Room 2C9 Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    BMC Musculoskelet Disord 9:91. 2008
  8. ncbi Health-related quality of life following operative treatment of unstable ankle fractures: a prospective observational study
    Mohit Bhandari
    Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    J Orthop Trauma 18:338-45. 2004
  9. ncbi An economic analysis of management strategies for closed and open grade I tibial shaft fractures
    Jason W Busse
    Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    Acta Orthop 76:705-12. 2005
  10. doi The prevalence of intimate partner violence across orthopaedic fracture clinics in Ontario
    Mohit Bhandari
    Division of Orthopaedic Surgery, Department of Surgery, McMaster University, 293 Wellington Street North, Suite 110, Hamilton, Ontario L8L 2X2, Canada
    J Bone Joint Surg Am 93:132-41. 2011

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Publications120 found, 100 shown here

  1. ncbi Doubling the impact: publication of systematic review articles in orthopaedic journals
    Mohit Bhandari
    Health Information Research Unit, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    J Bone Joint Surg Am 86:1012-6. 2004
    ....
  2. ncbi User's guide to a randomized trial about an orthopaedic implant
    Dan Vena
    Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    J Long Term Eff Med Implants 17:111-20. 2007
    ..The purpose of this article is to assist orthopaedic surgeons with this process, focusing on critically reviewing randomized controlled trials...
  3. pmc Use of both Short Musculoskeletal Function Assessment questionnaire and Short Form-36 among tibial-fracture patients was redundant
    Jason W Busse
    Institute for Work and Health, 481 University Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Clin Epidemiol 62:1210-7. 2009
    ..To compare the Short Musculoskeletal Function Assessment Dysfunction Index (SMFA DI) and the Short Form-36 Physical Component Summary (SF-36 PCS) scores among patients undergoing operative management of tibial fractures...
  4. doi The Radiographic Union Score for Hip (RUSH): the use of a checklist to evaluate hip fracture healing improves agreement between radiologists and orthopedic surgeons
    Mary M Chiavaras
    Department of Radiology, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    Skeletal Radiol 42:1079-88. 2013
    ....
  5. ncbi Operative management of displaced femoral neck fractures in elderly patients. An international survey
    Mohit Bhandari
    Department of Surgery, Hamilton Health Sciences General Hospital, 237 Barton Street East, 7 North, Suite 727, Hamilton, Ontario L8L 2X2, Canada
    J Bone Joint Surg Am 87:2122-30. 2005
    ..Our objective was to clarify current opinion with regard to the operative treatment of displaced fractures of the femoral neck...
  6. doi Development of the radiographic union score for tibial fractures for the assessment of tibial fracture healing after intramedullary fixation
    Daniel B Whelan
    Division of Orthopaedic Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Trauma 68:629-32. 2010
    ..Because there is no "gold standard," it was hypothesized that the RUST score would provide substantial improvements compared with previous scores presented in the literature...
  7. pmc Study to prospectively evaluate reamed intramedually nails in patients with tibial fractures (S.P.R.I.N.T.): study rationale and design
    Mohit Bhandari
    SPRINT Methods Center, Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, 1200 Main Street West, Room 2C9 Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    BMC Musculoskelet Disord 9:91. 2008
    ....
  8. ncbi Health-related quality of life following operative treatment of unstable ankle fractures: a prospective observational study
    Mohit Bhandari
    Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    J Orthop Trauma 18:338-45. 2004
    ..Although the explanation for variability in outcomes remains unclear, previous studies of other surgical procedures have suggested nonsurgery-related causes account for much of the variability in outcomes...
  9. ncbi An economic analysis of management strategies for closed and open grade I tibial shaft fractures
    Jason W Busse
    Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    Acta Orthop 76:705-12. 2005
    ..Closed and open grade I (low-energy) tibial shaft fractures are a common and costly event, and the optimal management for such injuries remains uncertain...
  10. doi The prevalence of intimate partner violence across orthopaedic fracture clinics in Ontario
    Mohit Bhandari
    Division of Orthopaedic Surgery, Department of Surgery, McMaster University, 293 Wellington Street North, Suite 110, Hamilton, Ontario L8L 2X2, Canada
    J Bone Joint Surg Am 93:132-41. 2011
    ....
  11. pmc Barriers to and facilitators for screening women for intimate partner violence in surgical fracture clinics: a qualitative descriptive approach
    Sheila Sprague
    Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University, 293 Wellington St, N Suite 110, Hamilton, ON L8L 8E7, Canada
    BMC Musculoskelet Disord 14:122. 2013
    ..Using qualitative methods, this study aimed to explore the perceived barriers to IPV screening and potential facilitators for overcoming these barriers among orthopaedic surgeons and surgical trainees...
  12. pmc Development and validation of an instrument to predict functional recovery in tibial fracture patients: the Somatic Pre-Occupation and Coping (SPOC) questionnaire
    Jason W Busse
    Institute for Work and Health, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Orthop Trauma 26:370-8. 2012
    ..To explore the role of patients' beliefs in their likelihood of recovery from severe physical trauma...
  13. ncbi Predictors of early and late instability following conservative treatment of extra-articular distal radius fractures
    James Leone
    Division of Orthopaedic Surgery, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    Arch Orthop Trauma Surg 124:38-41. 2004
    ..The purpose of this study was to identify radiological predictors of early and late instability following conservative treatment of extra-articular distal radius fractures...
  14. pmc PRevalence of Abuse and Intimate Partner Violence Surgical Evaluation (P.R.A.I.S.E.): rationale and design of a multi-center cross-sectional study
    Mohit Bhandari
    Division of Orthopaedic Surgery, Department of Surgery, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    BMC Musculoskelet Disord 11:77. 2010
    ..The current study seeks to address the issue of possible underreporting of IPV in orthopaedic fracture clinics by establishing prevalence rates of IPV among women seeking treatment for musculoskeletal injuries...
  15. pmc Can orthopedic trials change practice?
    Bernadette G Dijkman
    Division of Orthopedic Surgery, Department of Surgery, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    Acta Orthop 81:122-5. 2010
    ..We surveyed surgeons to assess whether they would change practice based upon results of a large, multicenter randomized controlled hip fracture trial...
  16. ncbi Hierarchy of evidence: differences in results between non-randomized studies and randomized trials in patients with femoral neck fractures
    Mohit Bhandari
    Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University Medical Center, 1200 Main Street West, Room 2C3, L8N 3Z5, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    Arch Orthop Trauma Surg 124:10-6. 2004
    ....
  17. ncbi Interobserver agreement in the application of levels of evidence to scientific papers in the American volume of the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery
    Mohit Bhandari
    Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University Medical Centre, 1200 Main Street West, Room 2C9, Hamilton, ON L8N 3Z5, Canada
    J Bone Joint Surg Am 86:1717-20. 2004
    ..The aim of the current study was to evaluate the interobserver agreement among reviewers, with varying levels of epidemiology training, in categorizing the levels of evidence of these clinical studies...
  18. pmc Randomized trial of reamed and unreamed intramedullary nailing of tibial shaft fractures
    Mohit Bhandari
    Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada
    J Bone Joint Surg Am 90:2567-78. 2008
    ..Previous small trials have left the evidence for either approach inconclusive. We compared reamed and unreamed intramedullary nailing with regard to the rates of reoperations and complications in patients with tibial shaft fractures...
  19. ncbi Barriers to full-text publication following presentation of abstracts at annual orthopaedic meetings
    Sheila Sprague
    Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University Heatlh Sciences Centre, Hamilton, ON, Canada
    J Bone Joint Surg Am 85:158-63. 2003
    ....
  20. pmc Fluid lavage in patients with open fracture wounds (FLOW): an international survey of 984 surgeons
    Brad Petrisor
    Department of Surgery, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    BMC Musculoskelet Disord 9:7. 2008
    ..Our objective was to clarify current opinion with regard to the irrigation of open fracture wounds...
  21. pmc Orthopaedic surgeons prefer to participate in expertise-based randomized trials
    Elzbieta Bednarska
    Faculty of Health Sciences, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada
    Clin Orthop Relat Res 466:1734-44. 2008
    ..The expertise-based randomized clinical trial design may overcome some of the barriers to conducting clinical trials in orthopaedic surgery and improve the validity of their conclusions...
  22. pmc Predictors of nonunion and reoperation in patients with fractures of the tibia: an observational study
    Katie Fong
    Division of Orthopaedic Surgery, McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada
    BMC Musculoskelet Disord 14:103. 2013
    ..We further aimed to evaluate the predictive value of a previously-developed prognostic index of three fracture characteristics on nonunion and reoperation rate...
  23. doi Patient opinions of screening for intimate partner violence in a fracture clinic setting: P.O.S.I.T.I.V.E.: a multicenter study
    Sheila Sprague
    Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, 293 Wellington Street North, Suite 110, Hamilton, ON L8L 8E7, Canada
    J Bone Joint Surg Am 95:e91. 2013
    ..The aim of the current study was to determine patients' perceptions on screening for intimate partner violence during visits to a surgical fracture clinic...
  24. pmc Perceptions of intimate partner violence: a cross sectional survey of surgical residents and medical students
    Sheila Sprague
    Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University, Canada
    J Inj Violence Res 5:1-10. 2013
    ..Our objective was to assess the knowledge, attitudes and perceptions about IPV among university medical students and surgical residents...
  25. ncbi Arthroplasty versus internal fixation of femoral neck fractures: a clinical decision analysis
    Ilyas S Aleem
    Departments of Surgery, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    Ortop Traumatol Rehabil 11:233-41. 2009
    ..We sought to compare arthroplasty and internal fixation alternatives and determine the key factors influencing final outcomes using a clinical decision analysis...
  26. doi (Mis)perceptions about intimate partner violence in women presenting for orthopaedic care: a survey of Canadian orthopaedic surgeons
    Mohit Bhandari
    Division of Orthopaedic Surgery, Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University, 6 North, 237 Barton Street East, Hamilton, ON L8L 2X2, Canada
    J Bone Joint Surg Am 90:1590-7. 2008
    ..We aimed to identify the perceptions, attitudes, and knowledge of Canadian orthopaedic surgeons with regard to intimate partner violence...
  27. ncbi Treatment of displaced femoral neck fractures in the elderly: a cost-benefit analysis
    Bashar Alolabi
    Department of Surgery, University of Western Ontario, Ontario, Canada
    J Orthop Trauma 23:442-6. 2009
    ..Compared with hemiarthroplasty (HA), internal fixation (IF) is associated with less operative trauma, bleeding, and possibly lower mortality at the expense of a higher reoperation rate and possibly increased cost...
  28. doi Current management of tibial shaft fractures: a survey of 450 Canadian orthopedic trauma surgeons
    Jason W Busse
    Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    Acta Orthop 79:689-94. 2008
    ..It is not known what forms of management for tibial fractures predominate among Canadian orthopedic surgeons. We therefore asked a representative sample of orthopedic trauma surgeons about their management of tibial fracture patients...
  29. ncbi Technical considerations in the operative management of femoral neck fractures in elderly patients: a multinational survey
    Sanjeev Kakar
    Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, USA
    J Trauma 63:641-6. 2007
    ..To identify current opinions among orthopedic traumatologists relating to technical aspects of internal fixation and arthroplasty for patients with femoral neck fractures...
  30. pmc Internet versus mailed questionnaires: a controlled comparison (2)
    Pam Leece
    Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University, Hamilton ON, Canada
    J Med Internet Res 6:e39. 2004
    ..Low response rates among surgeons can threaten the validity of surveys. Internet technologies may reduce the time, effort, and financial resources needed to conduct surveys...
  31. ncbi A lack of consensus in the assessment of fracture healing among orthopaedic surgeons
    Mohit Bhandari
    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    J Orthop Trauma 16:562-6. 2002
    ..Variability in the assessment of healing may have important implications in surgeons' decisions to intervene when they perceive fracture healing is slow to progress...
  32. pmc Effect of early surgery after hip fracture on mortality and complications: systematic review and meta-analysis
    Nicole Simunovic
    Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMasterUniversity, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    CMAJ 182:1609-16. 2010
    ..We conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis to determine the effect of early surgery on the risk of death and common postoperative complications among elderly patients with hip fracture...
  33. ncbi Shortening after femoral neck fracture fixation: is there a solution?
    Michael Zlowodzki
    Division of Orthopedic Surgery, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    Clin Orthop Relat Res 461:213-8. 2007
    ..A plate with multiple nonparallel lag screws that can be locked into the plate might be a solution. However, the findings of this study are surgeons' opinions, which may or may not be confirmed by scientific evidence...
  34. ncbi Comparison of mortality between private for-profit and private not-for-profit hemodialysis centers: a systematic review and meta-analysis
    P J Devereaux
    Depatment of Medicine, McMaster University, Faculty of Health Sciences, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada L8N 3Z5
    JAMA 288:2449-57. 2002
    ..There has been extensive debate about whether the profit status of these facilities influences patient mortality...
  35. pmc Intimate partner violence and musculoskeletal injury: bridging the knowledge gap in orthopaedic fracture clinics
    Sheila Sprague
    Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University, 293 Wellington St, N Suite 110, L8L 8E7, Hamilton, ON, Canada
    BMC Musculoskelet Disord 14:23. 2013
    ..Our review summarizes the evidence from surgical research in the field of IPV and provides recommendations for developing and evaluating an IPV identification and support program and opportunities for future research...
  36. ncbi Misuse of baseline comparison tests and subgroup analyses in surgical trials
    Mohit Bhandari
    Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    Clin Orthop Relat Res 447:247-51. 2006
    ..Investigators reported differences between subgroups in 31 (57%) of the analyses, all of which were featured in the summary or conclusion. These inferences may be misleading, making their application to clinical practice unwarranted...
  37. ncbi Current practice in the intramedullary nailing of tibial shaft fractures: an international survey
    Mohit Bhandari
    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    J Trauma 53:725-32. 2002
    ....
  38. doi Attitudes toward chiropractic: a survey of North American orthopedic surgeons
    Jason W Busse
    Institute for Work and Health, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 34:2818-25. 2009
    ..Questionnaire survey...
  39. ncbi Assessment of radiographic fracture healing in patients with operatively treated femoral neck fractures
    Mohit Bhandari
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    J Orthop Trauma 27:e213-9. 2013
    ....
  40. doi Feasibility of screening for intimate partner violence at orthopedic trauma hospitals in India
    Zahra Sohani
    Faculty of Health Sciences, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    J Interpers Violence 28:1455-75. 2013
    ..Given the prevalence of and impact of IPV, various organizations recommend routine IPV screening for women by health-care professionals...
  41. ncbi An observational study found that authors of randomized controlled trials frequently use concealment of randomization and blinding, despite the failure to report these methods
    P J Devereaux
    Department of Medicine, Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Faculty of Health Sciences, McMaster University, Room 2C8, 1200 Main Street West, Hamilton, ON, L8N 3Z5, Canada
    J Clin Epidemiol 57:1232-6. 2004
    ..We undertook an observational study to determine whether concealment of randomization or blinding was used in RCTs that failed to report these bias-reducing strategies...
  42. pmc Radiographic union score for hip substantially improves agreement between surgeons and radiologists
    Mohit Bhandari
    McMaster University, 1280 Main Street West, Hamilton, Ontario, L8S 4L8, Canada
    BMC Musculoskelet Disord 14:70. 2013
    ..Secondary objectives included evaluating a checklist designed to assess hip fracture healing and determining whether agreement improved when reviewers were aware of the timing of the x-rays in relation to the patients' surgery...
  43. doi Variability in the approach to total hip arthroplasty in patients with displaced femoral neck fractures
    Harman Chaudhry
    Division of Orthopaedic Surgery, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada
    J Arthroplasty 27:569-74. 2012
    ..Dislocation rates varied from 0% to 22%. There is considerable variability in RCTs evaluating THA for femoral neck fractures. Standardization toward optimal outcomes for femoral neck fractures is needed...
  44. doi Screening for intimate partner violence in orthopedic patients: a comparison of three screening tools
    Sheila Sprague
    Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    J Interpers Violence 27:881-98. 2012
    ..Identification of IPV may be under-estimated by the WAST and PVS screening tools. Our findings suggest direct questioning may increase the frequency of disclosure of IPV among women attending outpatient orthopaedic clinics...
  45. doi Poor citation of prior evidence in hip fracture trials
    Ujash Sheth
    Center for Evidence Based Orthopaedics, Division of Orthopaedic Surgery, McMaster University, 293 Wellington Street North, Suite 110, Hamilton, ON L8L 8E7, Canada
    J Bone Joint Surg Am 93:2079-86. 2011
    ..We evaluated trials in which internal fixation was compared with arthroplasty for the treatment of hip fractures in order to determine the extent to which these randomized trials cited all relevant previous trials...
  46. ncbi Reviewer agreement in scoring 419 abstracts for scientific orthopedics meetings
    Rudolf W Poolman
    Orthopaedic Research Unit, Division of Orthopaedic Surgery, McMaster University, Hamilton Health Sciences General Hospital, Hamilton, ON, Canada
    Acta Orthop 78:278-84. 2007
    ....
  47. doi Twenty years of meta-analyses in orthopaedic surgery: has quality kept up with quantity?
    Bernadette G Dijkman
    Division of Orthopaedic Surgery, Department of Surgery, McMaster University, 293 Wellington Street North, Suite 110, Hamilton, ON L8L 2X2, Canada
    J Bone Joint Surg Am 92:48-57. 2010
    ..The objectives of this review were to assess the scientific quality and number of published meta-analyses on orthopaedics-related topics over time...
  48. ncbi Compression plating versus intramedullary nailing of humeral shaft fractures--a meta-analysis
    Mohit Bhandari
    Department of Clinical Epidemiology, McMaster Univerisity, Ontario, Canada
    Acta Orthop 77:279-84. 2006
    ..A meta-analysis of existing trials would improve inferences regarding the treatment effect...
  49. pmc Resolving controversies in hip fracture care: the need for large collaborative trials in hip fractures
    Mohit Bhandari
    Division of Orthopaedic Surgery, Department of Surgery, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    J Orthop Trauma 23:479-84. 2009
    ..This manuscript will describe the need, the information, the organization, and the accomplishments to date of the International Hip Fracture Research Collaborative...
  50. ncbi Ontario chiropractors' knowledge, attitudes, and beliefs about intimate partner violence among their patients: a cross-sectional survey
    Heather M Shearer
    Graduate Education and Research, Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Manipulative Physiol Ther 31:424-33. 2008
    ..This study assessed chiropractors' attitudes, beliefs, knowledge, and experience about intimate partner violence (IPV) and identified if any differences exist between age groups, sex, and year of graduation of respondents...
  51. pmc Psychological distress and quality of life after orthopedic trauma: an observational study
    Mohit Bhandari
    Division of Orthopaedic Surgery, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    Can J Surg 51:15-22. 2008
    ..The objective of our study was to investigate the extent of psychological symptoms that patients experience following orthopedic trauma and whether these are associated with quality of life...
  52. doi Economic evaluation of reamed versus unreamed intramedullary nailing in patients with closed and open tibial fractures: results from the study to prospectively evaluate reamed intramedullary nails in patients with tibial fractures (SPRINT)
    Matthias Briel
    Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada
    Value Health 14:450-7. 2011
    ..We performed an economic evaluation to compare resource use and effectiveness of reamed and unreamed intramedullary nailing using a cost-utility analysis...
  53. ncbi Displaced intra-articular calcaneal fractures
    Sohail Bajammal
    Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Hamilton Health Sciences General Hospital, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    J Orthop Trauma 19:360-4. 2005
    ..OBJECTIVE: This study was designed to determine the effect of operative treatment compared with nonoperative treatment on the rate of union, complications, and functional outcome after intra-articular calcaneal fracture in adults...
  54. ncbi Internal fixation compared with arthroplasty for displaced fractures of the femoral neck. A meta-analysis
    Mohit Bhandari
    Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Health Sciences Centre, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    J Bone Joint Surg Am 85:1673-81. 2003
    ....
  55. pmc An observational study of duplicate presentation rates between two national orthopedic meetings
    Mohit Bhandari
    Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ont
    Can J Surg 48:117-22. 2005
    ..To determine the incidence of duplicate presentation of research between recent COA and AAOS meetings and between national meetings (AAOS and subspecialty), we conducted an observational study...
  56. doi Adjudicating outcomes: fundamentals
    Christopher Vannabouathong
    Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University, 293 Wellington Street North, Suite 110, Hamilton, ON L8L 8E7, Canada
    J Bone Joint Surg Am 94:70-4. 2012
    ..This article provides an overview of the adjudication process, along with details on the common pearls and pitfalls associated with this method of outcomes assessment...
  57. doi Efficacy of autologous platelet-rich plasma use for orthopaedic indications: a meta-analysis
    Ujash Sheth
    Center for Evidence Based Orthopaedics, Division of Orthopaedic Surgery, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    J Bone Joint Surg Am 94:298-307. 2012
    ..We conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis to determine the efficacy of autologous blood concentrates in decreasing pain and improving healing and function in patients with orthopaedic bone and soft-tissue injuries...
  58. doi Fluid lavage of open wounds (FLOW): a multicenter, blinded, factorial pilot trial comparing alternative irrigating solutions and pressures in patients with open fractures
    Bradley Petrisor
    McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    J Trauma 71:596-606. 2011
    ..We compared the use of castile soap versus normal saline and high- versus low-pressure pulsatile lavage on the rates of reoperations and complications in patients with open fracture wounds...
  59. doi Prospectively screening for eligible patients was inaccurate in predicting patient recruitment of orthopedic randomized trials
    Bauke W Kooistra
    Division of Orthopaedic Surgery, Department of Surgery, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario L8L 2X2, Canada
    J Clin Epidemiol 64:537-42. 2011
    ..To compare the accuracy of estimates of potential recruitment from a prospective 8-week screening study compared with a retrospective chart review across sites participating in two fracture management trials...
  60. ncbi Conducting industry-partnered trials in orthopaedic surgery
    Mohit Bhandari
    Division of Orthopaedic Surgery, McMaster University, Canada
    Injury 37:361-6. 2006
    ....
  61. pmc Payments for care at private for-profit and private not-for-profit hospitals: a systematic review and meta-analysis
    P J Devereaux
    Department of Medicine, McMaster University, Hamilton
    CMAJ 170:1817-24. 2004
    ....
  62. ncbi Therapeutic ultrasound and fracture healing: a survey of beliefs and practices
    Jason W Busse
    Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biiostatistics, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 85:1653-6. 2004
    ..To explore current beliefs among senior physiotherapy (PT) students and orthopedic surgeons on the clinical utility of therapeutic ultrasound for assisting fracture healing...
  63. ncbi Intramedullary versus extramedullary fixation for subtrochanteric femur fractures
    Paul R T Kuzyk
    Division of Orthopaedic Surgery, Department of Surgery, St Michael s Hospital, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Orthop Trauma 23:465-70. 2009
    ..Both intramedullary and extramedullary internal fixation has been advocated for the treatment of subtrochanteric femur fractures. Is there clinical evidence to recommend one method of internal fixation over the other?..
  64. doi Evaluating agreement: conducting a reliability study
    Paul J Karanicolas
    Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University, 293 Wellington Street North, Suite 110, Hamilton, ON L8L 2X2, Canada
    J Bone Joint Surg Am 91:99-106. 2009
    ..Readers interested in critically appraising reliability studies or in developing their own reliability studies may find this review helpful...
  65. ncbi How to interpret a meta-analysis and judge its value as a guide for clinical practice
    Michael Zlowodzki
    Division of Orthopedic Surgery, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    Acta Orthop 78:598-609. 2007
  66. doi Hierarchy of evidence: where observational studies fit in and why we need them
    Daniel J Hoppe
    Division of Orthopaedic Surgery, Department of Surgery, McMaster University, 293 Wellington Street North, Suite 110, Hamilton, ON L8L 2X2, Canada
    J Bone Joint Surg Am 91:2-9. 2009
    ..In this paper, we use examples from the literature to explain the importance of observational studies in furthering the boundaries of orthopaedic surgery and knowledge of musculoskeletal disorders...
  67. ncbi Reporting of outcomes in orthopaedic randomized trials: does blinding of outcome assessors matter?
    Rudolf W Poolman
    Orthopaedic Research Unit, Division of Orthopaedic Surgery, McMaster University, Hamilton Health Sciences General Hospital, 237 Barton Street East, 7 North, Suite 727, Hamilton, ON L8L 2X2, Canada
    J Bone Joint Surg Am 89:550-8. 2007
    ....
  68. ncbi Predictors of reoperation following operative management of fractures of the tibial shaft
    Mohit Bhandari
    Department of Clinical Epidemiology, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    J Orthop Trauma 17:353-61. 2003
    ..Accurate prediction of likelihood of reoperation in patients with tibial shaft fractures would facilitate optimal management. Previous studies were limited by small sample sizes and noncomprehensive examination of possible risk factors...
  69. pmc Factors associated with citation rates in the orthopedic literature
    Mohit Bhandari
    Department of Clinical Epidemiology, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ont, Canada
    Can J Surg 50:119-23. 2007
    ..We conducted a review of the highest impact clinical orthopedic journal (Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, American volume [J Bone Joint Surg Am]) to determine factors associated with subsequent citations within 3 years of publication...
  70. ncbi A randomized trial of opinion leader endorsement in a survey of orthopaedic surgeons: effect on primary response rates
    Mohit Bhandari
    Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, and Orthopaedic Surgery, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    Int J Epidemiol 32:634-6. 2003
    ..Opinion leaders have been shown to have significant influence on the practice of health professionals and patient outcomes...
  71. ncbi The quality of reporting of orthopaedic randomized trials with use of a checklist for nonpharmacological therapies
    Simon Chan
    Hamilton Health Sciences General Hospital, 237 Barton Street East, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    J Bone Joint Surg Am 89:1970-8. 2007
    ..We hypothesized that lack of reporting of a methodological safeguard did not necessarily mean it had not been conducted...
  72. doi Future perspectives: the need for large clinical trials
    Clary J Foote
    Division of Orthopaedics, Department of Surgery, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    J Orthop Trauma 25:S95-8. 2011
    ..Additional evidence, from large clinical trials, is required before definitive treatment recommendations can be made in many cases. In this article, we review the example of the femoral neck fracture to illustrate this point...
  73. ncbi User's guide to the chiropractic literature-IB: how to use an article about therapy
    Jason W Busse
    McMaster Health Sciences, Center, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    J Manipulative Physiol Ther 26:525-32. 2003
  74. ncbi Perceptions and competence in evidence-based medicine: Are surgeons getting better? A questionnaire survey of members of the Dutch Orthopaedic Association
    Rudolf W Poolman
    Division of Orthopaedic Surgery, McMaster University, Hamilton General Hospital, 7 North, Room 727, 237 Barton Street East, Hamilton, ON L8L 2X2, Canada
    J Bone Joint Surg Am 89:206-15. 2007
    ..Therefore, we examined perceptions and competence in evidence-based medicine among Dutch orthopaedic surgeons...
  75. doi The radiographic union scale in tibial fractures: reliability and validity
    Bauke W Kooistra
    Division of Orthopaedic Surgery, Department of SurgeryMcMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    J Orthop Trauma 24:S81-6. 2010
    ..This may increase the utility of radiographs as a standardized measure of treatment efficacy in the follow-up of tibial fractures...
  76. doi How to design a good case series
    Bauke Kooistra
    Division of Orthopaedic Surgery, Department of Surgery, McMaster University, 293 Wellington Street North, Suite 110, Hamilton, ON L8L 2X2, Canada
    J Bone Joint Surg Am 91:21-6. 2009
    ..This article will provide principles for the design, analysis, and reporting of case series, illustrated by examples from the orthopaedic surgical literature...
  77. ncbi Gamma nails revisited: gamma nails versus compression hip screws in the management of intertrochanteric fractures of the hip: a meta-analysis
    Mohit Bhandari
    Division of Orthopaedic Surgery, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada
    J Orthop Trauma 23:460-4. 2009
    ..The current meta-analysis aimed to explore the effects of time and Gamma Nail design on the risks of femoral shaft fracture after treatment of extracapsular hip fractures...
  78. ncbi Complex limb salvage or early amputation for severe lower-limb injury: a meta-analysis of observational studies
    Jason W Busse
    Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    J Orthop Trauma 21:70-6. 2007
    ..Leg threatening injuries present patients and clinicians with a difficult decision: whether to pursue primary amputation or limb salvage? The purpose of our study was to review the literature in an effort to inform this management decision...
  79. pmc Association between industry funding and statistically significant pro-industry findings in medical and surgical randomized trials
    Mohit Bhandari
    Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ont
    CMAJ 170:477-80. 2004
    ..In this study, we examine the association between industry funding and the statistical significance of results in recently published medical and surgical trials...
  80. ncbi An observational study of orthopaedic abstracts and subsequent full-text publications
    Mohit Bhandari
    Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University Heath Health Sciences Center, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    J Bone Joint Surg Am 84:615-21. 2002
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  81. ncbi What is the quality of the orthopaedic literature?
    Raman Mundi
    Divisions of Orthopaedic Surgery, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    J Long Term Eff Med Implants 17:103-9. 2007
    ..Such endeavors will ultimately form a high-quality RCT evidence base, which can subsequently be integrated by systematic reviews and meta-analyses in order to provide clinicians with the best evidence for decision-making...
  82. ncbi The quality of reporting of randomized trials in the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery from 1988 through 2000
    Mohit Bhandari
    Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University Health Sciences Centre, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    J Bone Joint Surg Am 84:388-96. 2002
    ....
  83. pmc Does a "Level I Evidence" rating imply high quality of reporting in orthopaedic randomised controlled trials?
    Rudolf W Poolman
    Department Surgery, Division of Orthopaedic Surgery, McMaster University, Hamilton General Hospital, 7 North, Room 727, 237 Barton Street East, Hamilton, Ontario L8L 2X2, Canada
    BMC Med Res Methodol 6:44. 2006
    ..We aimed to determine the reporting quality of Randomised Controlled Trials (RCTs) published in the most frequently cited general orthopaedic journals...
  84. ncbi Evidence-based medicine: what it is and what it is not
    Mohit Bhandari
    Division of Orthopaedic Surgery, McMaster University, Hamilton General Hospital, ON, Canada
    Injury 37:302-6. 2006
    ....
  85. ncbi Perception of Garden's classification for femoral neck fractures: an international survey of 298 orthopaedic trauma surgeons
    Michael Zlowodzki
    Department of Surgery, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada
    Arch Orthop Trauma Surg 125:503-5. 2005
    ..High variability in the surgeons' perceptions of the Garden classification system provides a rationale for discontinuing the use of this system in daily practice...
  86. ncbi Designing implant trials in 2010: a recipe for success
    Mohit Bhandari
    McMaster University, Department of Orthopedic Surgery Musculoskeletal Research Unit, Canada and Division of Orthopaedic Surgery, Canada
    J Long Term Eff Med Implants 19:171-2. 2009
    ..We hope that the current symposium will provide a broad context to clinical trials of orthopedic devices. Despite the challenges of the current regulatory arena, there has never been a more exciting time to conduct research in our field...
  87. ncbi New orthopedic devices and the FDA
    Ujash Sheth
    Queen s School of Medicine, Queen s University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    J Long Term Eff Med Implants 19:173-84. 2009
    ..As a result, most medical devices are approved without demonstrating safety or effectiveness. This article reviews the regulatory processes used by the FDA to evaluate new orthopedic devices...
  88. ncbi Four part fractures of the proximal humerus
    Mohit Bhandari
    Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    J Orthop Trauma 18:126-7. 2004
    ..Treatment options for these displaced fractures include nonoperative treatment, open reduction and internal fixation, and arthroplasty. Presently, there is a lack of consensus on the optimal management strategy for this complex injury...
  89. ncbi Hierarchy of evidence: a simple system for orthopaedic research?
    Julia Pemberton
    Department of Surgery, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    J Long Term Eff Med Implants 17:95-102. 2007
    ..The GRADE working group has devised a new rating system that attempts to address deficiencies seen within other systems...
  90. ncbi Evidence-based orthopaedics: is it possible?
    Helena Viveiros
    Division of Orthopaedic Surgery, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    J Long Term Eff Med Implants 17:87-93. 2007
    ..EBM is referred to as the conscientious, explicit, and judicious use of current best evidence in making decisions about the care of individual patients. This article describes the history and practice of evidence-based medicine...
  91. ncbi Limiting loss to follow-up in a multicenter randomized trial in orthopedic surgery
    Sheila Sprague
    Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    Control Clin Trials 24:719-25. 2003
    ..Through planning, organization, and committing time and resources to minimizing loss to follow-up, other orthopedic trauma trials can hope to achieve the same high rates of follow-up...
  92. ncbi Principles of teaching evidence-based medicine
    Brad A Petrisor
    Division of Orthopaedics, Department of Surgery, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ont, Canada
    Injury 37:335-9. 2006
    ..Teaching this process and its necessary content requires as with everything else, dedication, knowledge and practice. The best way to teach both patient care and EBM is by example...
  93. ncbi Who did what? (Mis)perceptions about authors' contributions to scientific articles based on order of authorship
    Mohit Bhandari
    Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University Medical Center, Hamilton, ON, Canada
    J Bone Joint Surg Am 85:1605-9. 2003
  94. ncbi Surgical preference in anterior cervical discectomy: a national survey of Canadian spine surgeons
    Brian Drew
    Division of Orthopaedic Surgery, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    J Spinal Disord Tech 15:454-7. 2002
  95. ncbi User's guide to the orthopaedic literature: how to use a systematic literature review
    Mohit Bhandari
    Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    J Bone Joint Surg Am 84:1672-82. 2002
  96. ncbi Misconceptions about practicing evidence-based orthopedic surgery
    Rudolf W Poolman
    Division of Orthopedic Surgery, McMaster University, Ontario, Canada
    Acta Orthop 78:2-11. 2007
  97. ncbi User's guide to a meta-analysis about an orthopaedic implant
    Laura Quigley
    Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    J Long Term Eff Med Implants 17:121-33. 2007
    ..Meta-analyses are useful for synthesizing the results of multiple primary studies and can provide excellent evidence for clinical decisions; however, it is important that methodological flaws are limited...
  98. ncbi Application of the Consolidated Standards of Reporting Trials (CONSORT) in the Fracture Care Literature
    Mohit Bhandari
    Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University Health Sciences Centre, Hamilton, ON, Canada
    J Bone Joint Surg Am 84:485-9. 2002
  99. ncbi Management of chronic subdural hematoma: a national survey and literature review
    Aleksa Cenic
    Division of Neurosurgery, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    Can J Neurol Sci 32:501-6. 2005
    ..To survey neurosurgical practices in the treatment of chronic and subacute subdural hematoma in the Canadian adult population...
  100. ncbi Randomization and concealment in surgical trials: a comparison between orthopaedic and non-orthopaedic randomized trials
    Patricia Li
    Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University Medical Centre, 1200 Main Street West, Room 2C9, Hamilton, Ontario, L8N 3Z5, Canada
    Arch Orthop Trauma Surg 125:70-2. 2005
  101. pmc Methodological issues in systematic reviews and meta-analyses of observational studies in orthopaedic research
    Nicole Simunovic
    Division of Orthopaedic Surgery, Department of Surgery, McMaster University, 293 Wellington Street North, Suite 110, Hamilton, ON L8L 8E7, Canada
    J Bone Joint Surg Am 91:87-94. 2009
    ..In this paper, we address the advantages and limitations of systematic reviews and meta-analyses of observational studies and suggest solutions at the design phase of protocol development...