A R Jadad
Affiliation: McMaster University
- A guide to interpreting discordant systematic reviewsA R Jadad
Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ont
CMAJ 156:1411-6. 1997..The authors provide an adjunct decision tool--a decision algorithm--to help decision-makers select from among discordant reviews...
- Systematic reviews and meta-analyses on treatment of asthma: critical evaluationA R Jadad
Department of Clinical Epidemiology, McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada L8N 3Z5
BMJ 320:537-40. 2000..To evaluate the clinical, methodological, and reporting aspects of systematic reviews and meta-analyses on the treatment of asthma and to compare those published by the Cochrane Collaboration with those published in paper based journals...
- The treatment of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder: an annotated bibliography and critical appraisal of published systematic reviews and metaanalysesA R Jadad
Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario
Can J Psychiatry 44:1025-35. 1999..One strategy used to avoid duplication of work included a critical appraisal of existing systematic reviews and metaanalyses...
- Methodology and reports of systematic reviews and meta-analyses: a comparison of Cochrane reviews with articles published in paper-based journalsA R Jadad
Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
JAMA 280:278-80. 1998..Ideally, reviews should include strategies to minimize bias and to maximize precision and be reported so explicitly that any interested reader would be able to replicate them...
- Rating health information on the Internet: navigating to knowledge or to Babel?A R Jadad
Health Information Research Unit, Canadian Cochrane Network and Centre, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario
JAMA 279:611-4. 1998..Despite its obvious benefits, the increase in the availability of information could also result in many potentially harmful effects on both consumers and health professionals who do not use it appropriately...
- Examining the evidence in anesthesia literature: a critical appraisal of systematic reviewsP T Choi
Department of Anaesthesia, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Anesth Analg 92:700-9. 2001..Adoption of recently published criteria on writing and methods could further improve this type of literature...
- Meta-analysis of screening data: a survey of the literatureS D Walter
Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada L8N 3Z5
Stat Med 18:3409-24. 1999..There is considerable potential for meta-analyses of this kind, but improvement in methodological standards will be required to obtain valid conclusions...
- Lessons from large trials: the MTA study as a model for evaluating the treatment of childhood psychiatric disorderM H Boyle
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario
Can J Psychiatry 44:991-8. 1999..To review the methodology of the Multimodal Treatment Study of Children With Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), the MTA study, and its implications for the design of future child mental health treatment studies...
- What contributions do languages other than English make on the results of meta-analyses?D Moher
Thomas C Chalmers Center for Systematic Reviews, Children s Hospital of Eastern Ontario Research Institute, Ontario, Ottawa, Canada
J Clin Epidemiol 53:964-72. 2000..We encourage others to replicate this study using different sampling frames, clinical topics and interventions...
- Does locoregional radiation therapy improve survival in breast cancer? A meta-analysisT J Whelan
Departments of Medicine, Clinical Epidemiology, and Biostatistics, McMaster University, and Cancer Care Ontario, Hamilton Regional Cancer Centre, Hamilton, ON, Canada
J Clin Oncol 18:1220-9. 2000..A systematic review of randomized trials that examine the effectiveness of locoregional radiation therapy in patients treated by definitive surgery and adjuvant systemic therapy was conducted...