Sheila Sprague

Summary

Affiliation: McMaster University
Country: Canada

Publications

  1. doi request reprint 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. doi request reprint Barriers to screening for intimate partner violence
    Sheila Sprague
    Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Division of Orthopaedic Surgery, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    Women Health 52:587-605. 2012
  5. 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
  6. ncbi request reprint 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
  7. doi request reprint 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
  8. ncbi request reprint 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
  9. ncbi request reprint A prospective study of patients undergoing breast reduction surgery: health-related quality of life and clinical outcomes
    Achilleas Thoma
    Department of Surgery, Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, St Joseph s Healthcare, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    Plast Reconstr Surg 120:13-26. 2007
  10. 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

Detail Information

Publications71

  1. doi request reprint 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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. doi request reprint Barriers to screening for intimate partner violence
    Sheila Sprague
    Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Division of Orthopaedic Surgery, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    Women Health 52:587-605. 2012
    ..The authors wanted to identify barriers to intimate partner violence screening and improve the understanding of intimate partner violence screening barriers among different health care providers...
  5. 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...
  6. ncbi request reprint 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...
  7. doi request reprint 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
    ....
  8. ncbi request reprint 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
    ....
  9. ncbi request reprint A prospective study of patients undergoing breast reduction surgery: health-related quality of life and clinical outcomes
    Achilleas Thoma
    Department of Surgery, Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, St Joseph s Healthcare, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    Plast Reconstr Surg 120:13-26. 2007
    ..This study assessed the health-related quality of life experienced by breast reduction patients using four reliable and validated health-related quality-of-life measures...
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. ncbi request reprint 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...
  13. pmc Use of alternative medicines by patients with OA that adversely interact with commonly prescribed medications
    Jacquelyn Marsh
    Faculty of Health Sciences, Elborn College, The University of Western Ontario, London, ON, Canada
    Clin Orthop Relat Res 467:2705-22. 2009
    ..Orthopaedic surgeons should make it part of their consultation to inquire about CAM use. Level of Evidence: Level III, therapeutic study. See the Guidelines for Authors for a complete description of levels of evidence...
  14. 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...
  15. 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...
  16. doi request reprint 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...
  17. ncbi request reprint 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 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...
  19. ncbi request reprint 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...
  20. ncbi request reprint 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...
  21. 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...
  22. 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...
  23. doi request reprint 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
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  24. ncbi request reprint 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
    ....
  25. doi request reprint (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...
  26. doi request reprint 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...
  27. ncbi request reprint 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
    ....
  28. ncbi request reprint 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...
  29. ncbi request reprint 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
    ....
  30. doi request reprint 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...
  31. doi request reprint 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...
  32. doi request reprint 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...
  33. pmc Internet versus mailed questionnaires: a randomized comparison (2)
    Pam Leece
    Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada
    J Med Internet Res 6:e30. 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...
  34. doi request reprint 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...
  35. doi request reprint 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...
  36. doi request reprint Assessment of radiographic fracture healing in patients with operatively treated femoral neck fractures
    Mohit Bhandari
    Departments of Orthopaedic Surgery and Radiology, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    J Orthop Trauma 27:e213-9. 2013
    ....
  37. pmc Does flattery work? A comparison of 2 different cover letters for an international survey of orthopedic surgeons
    Pam Leece
    Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON
    Can J Surg 49:90-5. 2006
    ..However, the validity of surveys among physicians is often threatened by low response rates. We investigated whether response rates to an international survey could be increased using a more personalized cover letter...
  38. doi request reprint Outcomes in microsurgery
    Achilleas Thoma
    Division of Plastic Surgery, Department of Surgery, McMaster University, St Joseph s Healthcare, 101 206 James Street South, Hamilton, Ontario L8P3A9, Canada
    Plast Reconstr Surg 124:e303-12. 2009
    ....
  39. 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...
  40. doi request reprint The Genesis II in primary total knee replacement: a systematic literature review of clinical outcomes
    Mohit Bhandari
    Department of Surgery, McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada
    Knee 19:8-13. 2012
    ..Additional studies with larger sample sizes and longer follow-up periods are needed to better understand the long-term performance of this implant...
  41. doi request reprint Pivot shift as an outcome measure for ACL reconstruction: a systematic review
    Olufemi R Ayeni
    Division of Orthopaedic Surgery, Department of Surgery, McMaster University Medical Center, 1200 Main St West, Room 4E17, Hamilton, ON L8N 3Z5, Canada
    Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc 20:767-77. 2012
    ..Thus, the literature was reviewed to assess whether the pivot shift was able to correlate with final functional outcomes...
  42. doi request reprint The tactics of large randomized trials
    Gerard P Slobogean
    McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    J Bone Joint Surg Am 94:19-23. 2012
    ..Tactics for successfully completing a large randomized controlled trial are outlined with examples from recent orthopaedic trials...
  43. ncbi request reprint Understanding cost effectiveness: money matters?
    Sheila Sprague
    Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    J Long Term Eff Med Implants 17:145-52. 2007
    ..A well-conducted economic analysis will be able to answer questions on the medical device's efficacy and cost effectiveness...
  44. 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...
  45. ncbi request reprint 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...
  46. 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...
  47. ncbi request reprint 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...
  48. ncbi request reprint 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
    ....
  49. doi request reprint Survey design in orthopaedic surgery: getting surgeons to respond
    Sheila Sprague
    Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University, 293 Wellington Street North, Suite 110, Hamilton, ON L8L 2X2, Canada
    J Bone Joint Surg Am 91:27-34. 2009
    ..The costs associated with each administration method are briefly discussed, and ethical considerations are reviewed...
  50. 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...
  51. pmc Principles and practice of clinical research course for surgeons: an evaluation of knowledge transfer and perceptions
    Sheila Sprague
    Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ont
    Can J Surg 55:46-52. 2012
    ..To address a lack of resources for surgeons, trainees and related specialties, we developed a Principles and Practice of Clinical Research (PPCR) course. The current study evaluated transfer of knowledge and perceptions about the course...
  52. doi request reprint Guidelines for fracture healing assessments in clinical trials. Part II: electronic data capture and image management systems--Global Adjudicatorâ„¢ system
    Natalie Kuurstra
    Division of Orthopaedic Surgery, Department of Surgery, McMaster University, 293 Wellington Street North, Suite 110, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada L8L 8E7
    Injury 42:317-20. 2011
    ..This manuscript highlights the features of the Global Adjudicatorâ„¢ and demonstrates the benefits of using a web-based adjudication system...
  53. ncbi request reprint Humeral shaft fractures as predictors of intra-abdominal injury in motor vehicle collision victims
    Anthony Adili
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    Arch Orthop Trauma Surg 122:5-9. 2002
    ..Moreover, humeral shaft fractures may serve as a predictor of potential intra-abdominal pathology in multiply injured trauma patients involved in MVCs...
  54. doi request reprint Sources and quality of literature addressing femoroacetabular impingement
    Olufemi R Ayeni
    Division of Orthopaedic Surgery, Department of Surgery, McMaster University, 4E17 1200 Main Street West, Hamilton, ON, L6M 0K2, Canada
    Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc 21:415-9. 2013
    ..The aim of this study was to determine the trends in FAI literature with specific emphasis on the quality and source of publications in the literature...
  55. doi request reprint Study design and hierarchy of evidence for surgical decision making
    Sheila Sprague
    Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University, 293 Wellington Street North, Suite 110, Hamilton, ON L8L 8E7, Canada
    Clin Plast Surg 35:195-205. 2008
    ..This article also reviews the principles and importance of evidence-based plastic surgery and describes several systems to rate the strength of the scientific evidence...
  56. ncbi request reprint Challenges to the practice of evidence-based medicine during residents' surgical training: a qualitative study using grounded theory
    Mohit Bhandari
    Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University Medical Centre, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    Acad Med 78:1183-90. 2003
    ..To examine surgical trainees' barriers to implementing and adopting evidence-based medicine (EBM) in the day-to-day care of surgical patients...
  57. ncbi request reprint 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...
  58. doi request reprint Outcomes assessment in fracture healing trials: a primer
    Bauke W Kooistra
    Division of Orthopaedic Surgery, Department of Surgery, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    J Orthop Trauma 24:S71-5. 2010
    ..Critically evaluating established clinician-based assessments and integrating those found to be valid with patient-assessed outcomes into a composite measure of fracture healing constitute major future challenges...
  59. ncbi request reprint A systematic review of economic analyses of low-molecular-weight heparin for the treatment of venous thromboembolism
    Sheila Sprague
    Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada L8N 3Z5
    Thromb Res 112:193-201. 2003
    ..We conducted a systematic review of economic analyses of venous thromboembolism treatment focusing on studies evaluating low-molecular-weight heparin...
  60. doi request reprint Electrical stimulation for fracture healing: current evidence
    Christina Goldstein
    Division of Orthopaedics, Department of Surgery, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    J Orthop Trauma 24:S62-5. 2010
    ....
  61. ncbi request reprint 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
  62. pmc Methodology and measurement properties of health-related quality of life instruments: a prospective study of patients undergoing breast reduction surgery
    Achilleas Thoma
    Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Department of Surgery, St, Joseph s Healthcare, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    Health Qual Life Outcomes 3:44. 2005
    ..A prospective study was conducted to assess the change in health-related quality of life (HRQL) following breast reduction mammoplasty. This paper describes the measurement properties of each of the HRQL questionnaires used...
  63. doi request reprint Variability in the definition and perceived causes of delayed unions and nonunions: a cross-sectional, multinational survey of orthopaedic surgeons
    Mohit Bhandari
    Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics and the Division of Orthopaedic Surgery, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    J Bone Joint Surg Am 94:e1091-6. 2012
    ..We aimed to explore the current opinions of orthopaedic surgeons with regard to defining, diagnosing, and treating delayed unions and nonunions in extremity fractures...
  64. doi request reprint When is a fracture healed? Radiographic and clinical criteria revisited
    Bernadette G Dijkman
    Division of Orthopaedic Surgery, Department of Surgery, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    J Orthop Trauma 24:S76-80. 2010
    ..In this article, we provide an overview of the most commonly used radiographic and clinical criteria for defining fracture healing. The validity and reliability of alternative approaches is also discussed...
  65. doi request reprint Multicenter collaboration in observational research: improving generalizability and efficiency
    Sheila Sprague
    Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University, 293 Wellington Street North, Suite 110, Hamilton, ON L8L 8E7, Canada
    J Bone Joint Surg Am 91:80-6. 2009
    ..To illustrate the organization of a multicenter initiative, we use the example of a total hip arthroplasty collaborative...
  66. ncbi request reprint Finding a contract research organization for your research trial
    Nicole Simunovic
    McMaster University, Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Hamilton, Ontario L8L 8E3, Canada
    J Long Term Eff Med Implants 19:241-5. 2009
    ..We present uses for and attributes to consider when choosing a CRO, and provide examples of four CROs specializing in various therapeutic areas...
  67. ncbi request reprint 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
  68. pmc Composite tissue allotransplantation of the face: Decision analysis model
    Sabrina Cugno
    Surgical Outcomes Research Centre SOURCE, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario
    Can J Plast Surg 15:145-52. 2007
    ....
  69. doi request reprint Guidelines for fracture healing assessments in clinical trials. Part I: definitions and endpoint committees
    Christopher Vannabouathong
    Division of Orthopaedic Surgery, Department of Surgery, McMaster University, 293 Wellington Street North, Suite 110, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada L8L 2X2
    Injury 42:314-6. 2011
    ..This manuscript outlines the current definitions used in the assessment of fracture healing and highlights the need for endpoint Adjudication Committees in fracture healing trials...
  70. pmc Economic evaluation of bone stimulation modalities: A systematic review of the literature
    Melissa L Button
    Division of Orthopaedic Surgery, Departments of Surgery and Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University, Ontario, Canada
    Indian J Orthop 43:168-74. 2009
    ..Large, prospective, randomized controlled trials that include cost-effectiveness analyses are needed to further define the clinical effectiveness and financial burden associated with bone stimulation modalities...
  71. pmc Low-intensity pulsed ultrasound: Nonunions
    Bernadetta G Dijkman
    Division of Orthopaedic Surgery, Department of Surgery and Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics McMaster University, 293 Wellington Street North, Suite 110, Hamilton, Ontario L8L 2X2
    Indian J Orthop 43:141-8. 2009
    ..There is evidence from trials that low-intensity pulsed ultrasound may be an effective treatment for healing of nonunions. More homogeneous and larger controlled series are needed to further investigate its efficacy...