Shanil Ebrahim

Summary

Affiliation: University of Toronto
Country: Canada

Publications

  1. pmc Impact of missing participant data for dichotomous outcomes on pooled effect estimates in systematic reviews: a protocol for a methodological study
    Elie A Akl
    Department of Internal Medicine, Clinical Epidemiology Unit, American University of Beirut Medical Center, PO Box 11 0236, Riad El Solh, Beirut 1107, 2020, Beirut, Lebanon
    Syst Rev 3:137. 2014
  2. doi request reprint Comparison of utility scores from the Visual Analog Scale and Health Utilities Index 3 in children following pediatric intensive care unit admission
    Shanil Ebrahim
    McMaster University, Canada Stanford University, USA
    J Child Health Care 19:53-62. 2015
  3. pmc A methodological survey of the analysis, reporting and interpretation of Absolute Risk ReductiOn in systematic revieWs (ARROW): a study protocol
    Pablo Alonso-Coello
    Iberoamerican Cochrane Centre, Institute of Biomedical Research IIB Sant Pau, Barcelona, Spain
    Syst Rev 2:113. 2013
  4. pmc Systematic review and network meta-analysis of interventions for fibromyalgia: a protocol
    Jason W Busse
    Department of Anesthesia, McMaster University, 1200 Main Street West, Hamilton, Ontario, L8S 4K1, Canada
    Syst Rev 2:18. 2013
  5. pmc Evaluating patient values and preferences for thromboprophylaxis decision making during pregnancy: a study protocol
    Pablo Alonso-Coello
    Iberoamerican Cochrane Centre, CIBERESP IIB Sant Pau, Barcelona, 08041, Spain
    BMC Pregnancy Childbirth 12:40. 2012
  6. pmc Association of psychotherapy with disability benefit claim closure among patients disabled due to depression
    Shanil Ebrahim
    Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario Canada
    PLoS ONE 8:e67162. 2013
  7. doi request reprint Managing moral hazard in motor vehicle accident insurance claims
    Shanil Ebrahim
    Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University, HHC 2C, 1280 Main Street West, Hamilton, ON L8S 4K1, Canada
    J Public Health Policy 34:320-9. 2013
  8. pmc Effectiveness of cognitive behavioral therapy for depression in patients receiving disability benefits: a systematic review and individual patient data meta-analysis
    Shanil Ebrahim
    Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada
    PLoS ONE 7:e50202. 2012
  9. pmc Correcting and interpreting the effect of cognitive therapy versus exposure in anxiety disorders
    Shanil Ebrahim
    Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University, 1200 Main Street West, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    BMC Psychiatry 12:202. 2012
  10. ncbi request reprint The effectiveness of splint therapy in patients with temporomandibular disorders: a systematic review and meta-analysis
    Shanil Ebrahim
    Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University, 1280 Main St, West Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, L8S 4K1
    J Am Dent Assoc 143:847-57. 2012

Collaborators

  • Jason W Busse
  • Cindy Malachowski
  • Alfonso Iorio
  • Yuqing Zhang
  • John P A Ioannidis
  • Holger Schunemann
  • Brenda R Hemmelgarn
  • Toshi A Furukawa
  • Per O Vandvik
  • Kristian Thorlund
  • L Esther de Graaf
  • Edward J Mills
  • Stephen Birch
  • Elie A Akl
  • Pablo Alonso-Coello
  • Gordon H Guyatt
  • Bradley C Johnston
  • Ignacio Neumann
  • Alonso Carrasco-Labra
  • Romina Brignardello-Petersen
  • Matthias Briel
  • Kari A O Tikkinen
  • Ivan Solà
  • Xin Sun
  • Laura Martínez García
  • Affan Irfan
  • Oscar E Zazueta
  • Anna Selva
  • Carlos E Granados
  • Anggie Ramírez-Morera
  • Reem A Mustafa
  • Robin W M Vernooij
  • Andrea Juliana Sanabria
  • Qi Zhou
  • Sohail M Mulla
  • Lara A Kahale
  • Aria Fallah
  • Brad C Johnston
  • Sandy Hsu
  • Tommy Lam
  • Luis Montoya
  • Donald L Patrick
  • D Norman Buckley
  • Daniel I Sessler
  • Thomas Agoritsas
  • Mostafa Kamaleldin
  • Amna Maqbool
  • Anne Scheidecker
  • Lori Olivieri
  • Gihad Nesrallah
  • Laxsanaa Sivananthan
  • Ludwig Tsoi
  • Luciane C Lopes
  • Khaled Shawwa
  • Stefan Schandelmaier
  • Regina Kunz
  • Mark W Crawford
  • John J Riva
  • Reem Mustafa
  • Batoul Diab
  • Gordon Guyatt
  • Joey Kwong
  • Luciane Cruz Lopes
  • Ling Li
  • Arnav Agarwal
  • Paul Elias Alexander
  • Nada Al-Matari
  • George M Ibrahim
  • Demian Glujovsky
  • Mohit Bhandari
  • Deven Reddy
  • Laura M Garcia
  • James T Rutka
  • Andrea J Sanabria
  • Neera Bhatnagar
  • Deborah J Cook
  • O Carter Snead
  • Federica Teutonico
  • Shuli Liang
  • Stephen D Walter
  • Laura Banfield
  • Alireza Mansouri
  • Abhaya V Kulkarni
  • Jianxiang Liao
  • Shannon M Bates
  • Mark H Eckman
  • Sarah D McDonald

Detail Information

Publications31

  1. pmc Impact of missing participant data for dichotomous outcomes on pooled effect estimates in systematic reviews: a protocol for a methodological study
    Elie A Akl
    Department of Internal Medicine, Clinical Epidemiology Unit, American University of Beirut Medical Center, PO Box 11 0236, Riad El Solh, Beirut 1107, 2020, Beirut, Lebanon
    Syst Rev 3:137. 2014
    ....
  2. doi request reprint Comparison of utility scores from the Visual Analog Scale and Health Utilities Index 3 in children following pediatric intensive care unit admission
    Shanil Ebrahim
    McMaster University, Canada Stanford University, USA
    J Child Health Care 19:53-62. 2015
    ..These data illustrate the potential impact of HRQoL assessment techniques on economic analyses used to inform health policy decision-making for pediatric critical care. ..
  3. pmc A methodological survey of the analysis, reporting and interpretation of Absolute Risk ReductiOn in systematic revieWs (ARROW): a study protocol
    Pablo Alonso-Coello
    Iberoamerican Cochrane Centre, Institute of Biomedical Research IIB Sant Pau, Barcelona, Spain
    Syst Rev 2:113. 2013
    ..The objectives of our study are to determine the proportion of systematic reviews that report absolute measures of effect for the most important outcomes, and ascertain how they are analyzed, reported and interpreted...
  4. pmc Systematic review and network meta-analysis of interventions for fibromyalgia: a protocol
    Jason W Busse
    Department of Anesthesia, McMaster University, 1200 Main Street West, Hamilton, Ontario, L8S 4K1, Canada
    Syst Rev 2:18. 2013
    ..No review has evaluated all interventional studies for fibromyalgia, which limits attempts to make inferences regarding the relative effectiveness of treatments...
  5. pmc Evaluating patient values and preferences for thromboprophylaxis decision making during pregnancy: a study protocol
    Pablo Alonso-Coello
    Iberoamerican Cochrane Centre, CIBERESP IIB Sant Pau, Barcelona, 08041, Spain
    BMC Pregnancy Childbirth 12:40. 2012
    ..The values and treatment preferences of pregnant women, crucial when making recommendations for prophylaxis, are currently unknown. The objective of this study is to address this gap in knowledge...
  6. pmc Association of psychotherapy with disability benefit claim closure among patients disabled due to depression
    Shanil Ebrahim
    Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario Canada
    PLoS ONE 8:e67162. 2013
    ..No studies have explored the association between the provision of psychotherapy for depression and time to claim closure...
  7. doi request reprint Managing moral hazard in motor vehicle accident insurance claims
    Shanil Ebrahim
    Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University, HHC 2C, 1280 Main Street West, Hamilton, ON L8S 4K1, Canada
    J Public Health Policy 34:320-9. 2013
    ..These findings suggest that high threshold no-fault or pure no-fault compensation systems may be associated with improved outcomes for patients and reduced moral hazard...
  8. pmc Effectiveness of cognitive behavioral therapy for depression in patients receiving disability benefits: a systematic review and individual patient data meta-analysis
    Shanil Ebrahim
    Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada
    PLoS ONE 7:e50202. 2012
    ....
  9. pmc Correcting and interpreting the effect of cognitive therapy versus exposure in anxiety disorders
    Shanil Ebrahim
    Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University, 1200 Main Street West, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    BMC Psychiatry 12:202. 2012
    ..For PTSD, the SMD (95% CI) for short-term outcomes was -0.13 (-0.36, 0.11) and 0.05 (-0.22, 0.32) for long-term outcomes. However, correcting the errors did not change the interpretation of the findings considerably...
  10. ncbi request reprint The effectiveness of splint therapy in patients with temporomandibular disorders: a systematic review and meta-analysis
    Shanil Ebrahim
    Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University, 1280 Main St, West Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, L8S 4K1
    J Am Dent Assoc 143:847-57. 2012
    ....
  11. doi request reprint Addressing continuous data measured with different instruments for participants excluded from trial analysis: a guide for systematic reviewers
    Shanil Ebrahim
    Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University, 1200 Main St West, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, L8S 4K1 Department of Anesthesia, McMaster University, 1200 Main St West, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, L8S 4K1 Stanford Prevention Research Center, Department of Medicine, Stanford University, 1265 Welch Road, Stanford, California, USA, 94305 Department of Anesthesia and Pain Medicine, The Hospital for Sick Children, 555 University Ave, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M5G 1X8 Electronic address
    J Clin Epidemiol 67:560-70. 2014
    ..We extend this approach to meta-analyses including trials that use different instruments to measure the same construct...
  12. doi request reprint Systematic reviews experience major limitations in reporting absolute effects
    Pablo Alonso-Coello
    Clinical Epidemiology and Public Health Department, Iberoamerican Cochrane Centre, Biomedical Research Institute Sant Pau IIB Sant Pau, C Sant Antoni Maria Claret, 167, Pavelló 18, Planta 0, 08025 Barcelona, Spain Centro de Investigación Biomédica en Red de Epidemiología y Salud Pública CIBERESP Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University, 1280 Main Street West, Hamilton, Ontario L8S 4K1, Canada Electronic address
    J Clin Epidemiol 72:16-26. 2016
    ..We therefore undertook a systematic survey to identify and describe the reporting and methods for calculating absolute effect estimates in SRs...
  13. doi request reprint Reporting missing participant data in randomised trials: systematic survey of the methodological literature and a proposed guide
    Elie A Akl
    Department of Internal Medicine, American University of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon Faculty of Health Sciences, American University of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    BMJ Open 5:e008431. 2015
    ....
  14. doi request reprint Reporting of IMMPACT-recommended core outcome domains among trials assessing opioids for chronic non-cancer pain
    Sohail M Mulla
    aDepartment of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada bOutcomes Research Consortium, Cleveland, OH, USA cFaculty of Science, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada dPharmaceutical Sciences Postgraduate Course, University of Sorocaba, Sao Paulo, Brazil eSwiss Academy of Insurance Medicine, University Hospital Basel, Basel, Switzerland fBasel Institute for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University Hospital Basel, Basel, Switzerland gDepartment of Family Medicine, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada hInstitute of Health and Society, Faculty of Medicine, University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway iAccident and Emergency Department, Tseung Kwan O Hospital, Hong Kong, China jAccident and Emergency Department, Tuen Mun Hospital, Hong Kong, China kDepartment of Anesthesia, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada lStanford Prevention Research Center, Department of Medicine, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, USA mDepartment of Anesthesia and Pain Medicine, The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, ON, Maryland 21205
    Pain 156:1615-9. 2015
    ..Most IMMPACT domains showed an increased rate of reporting over time, although many patient-important outcome domains remained unreported by over half of all trials evaluating the effects of opioids for CNCP. ..
  15. doi request reprint 0161 Development of an instrument assessing recovery expectations in patients receiving disability benefits secondary to mental health disorders
    Shanil Ebrahim
    McMaster University, Hamilton, CanadaStanford University, Stanford, USA
    Occup Environ Med 71:A81. 2014
    ....
  16. doi request reprint Reporting, handling and assessing the risk of bias associated with missing participant data in systematic reviews: a methodological survey
    Elie A Akl
    Department of Internal Medicine, American University of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    BMJ Open 5:e009368. 2015
    ..To describe how systematic reviewers are reporting missing data for dichotomous outcomes, handling them in the analysis and assessing the risk of associated bias...
  17. doi request reprint Measures of patients' expectations about recovery: a systematic review
    Shanil Ebrahim
    Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada
    J Occup Rehabil 25:240-55. 2015
    ..Patients' expectations regarding their prognosis has been shown to affect recovery. We completed a systematic review to identify measures that assess patients' expectations of recovery...
  18. doi request reprint Association of worker characteristics and early reimbursement for physical therapy, chiropractic and opioid prescriptions with workers' compensation claim duration, for cases of acute low back pain: an observational cohort study
    Jason W Busse
    The Michael G DeGroote Institute for Pain Research and Care, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada Department of Anesthesia, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    BMJ Open 5:e007836. 2015
    ..To assess the association between early reimbursement for physiotherapy, chiropractic and opioid prescriptions for acute low back pain (LBP) with disability claim duration...
  19. doi request reprint 0160 Development of an instrument assessing symptom exaggeration in patients receiving disability benefits secondary to mental health disorders
    Shanil Ebrahim
    McMaster University, Hamilton, CanadaStanford University, Stanford, USA
    Occup Environ Med 71:A80-1. 2014
    ....
  20. doi request reprint Minimally important difference estimates and methods: a protocol
    Bradley C Johnston
    Department of Anaesthesia and Pain Medicine, The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Ontario, Canada Child Health Evaluative Sciences, The Research Institute, The Hospital for Sick Children, Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Ontario, Canada Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    BMJ Open 5:e007953. 2015
    ....
  21. doi request reprint Meta-analyses with industry involvement are massively published and report no caveats for antidepressants
    Shanil Ebrahim
    Stanford Prevention Research Center, Department of Medicine, Stanford University, 1265 Welch Road, 3rd Floor, Stanford, CA 94305, USA Meta Research Innovation Center at Stanford METRICS, Stanford University, 1265 Welch Road, Stanford, CA 94305, USA Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University, 1200 Main Street West, Room 2C, Hamilton, Ontario L8S 4K1, Canada Department of Anesthesia, McMaster University, 1200 Main Street West, HSC 2U1, Hamilton, Ontario L8S 4K1, Canada Department of Anaesthesia and Pain Medicine, Hospital for Sick Children, 555 University Ave, Toronto, Ontario M5G 1X8, Canada
    J Clin Epidemiol 70:155-63. 2016
    ..To identify the impact of industry involvement in the publication and interpretation of meta-analyses of antidepressant trials in depression...
  22. doi request reprint 0179 Independent Medical Evaluations - Important, neglected, in need of reform: a systematic review
    Jason Busse
    McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    Occup Environ Med 71:A83. 2014
    ..To inform the evidence-base underlying IMEs, we conducted a systematic review of all primary literature conducted in North America...
  23. doi request reprint Addressing continuous data for participants excluded from trial analysis: a guide for systematic reviewers
    Shanil Ebrahim
    Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University, 1200 Main St West, Hamilton, Canada, L8S 4K1
    J Clin Epidemiol 66:1014-1021.e1. 2013
    ..No methods directly address the impact of missing participant data for continuous outcomes in systematic reviews on risk of bias...
  24. pmc Opioids for chronic non-cancer pain: a protocol for a systematic review of randomized controlled trials
    Jason W Busse
    Department of Anesthesia, McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada
    Syst Rev 2:66. 2013
    ..We propose to conduct a systematic review and meta-analysis to summarize the evidence for using opioids in the treatment of CNCP and the risk of associated adverse events...
  25. doi request reprint An efficient strategy allowed English-speaking reviewers to identify foreign-language articles eligible for a systematic review
    Jason W Busse
    Department of Anesthesia, McMaster University, HSC 2U1, 1200 Main Street West, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada L8S 4K1 Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University, 1280 Main Street West, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada L8S 4K1 The Michael G DeGroote Institute for Pain Research and Care, McMaster University, MDCL 2101, 1280 Main Street West, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada L8S 4K1 Electronic address
    J Clin Epidemiol 67:547-53. 2014
    ..To assess English-speaking reviewers' accuracy in determining the eligibility of foreign-language articles for a systematic review...
  26. pmc Low-intensity pulsed ultrasonography versus electrical stimulation for fracture healing: a systematic review and network meta-analysis
    Shanil Ebrahim
    The Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Department of Anesthesia, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ont, Stanford Prevention Research Center, Stanford University, Stanford, Calif
    Can J Surg 57:E105-18. 2014
    ..We performed a network meta-analysis to indirectly compare low intensity pulsed ultrasonography (LIPUS) with electrical stimulation (ESTIM) for fracture healing...
  27. doi request reprint Reanalyses of randomized clinical trial data
    Shanil Ebrahim
    Stanford Prevention Research Center, Department of Medicine, Stanford University, Stanford, California2Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada3Department of Anesthesia, McMaster University4Depa
    JAMA 312:1024-32. 2014
    ..Reanalyses of randomized clinical trial (RCT) data may help the scientific community assess the validity of reported trial results...
  28. doi request reprint 0182 Predictors of Workers' Compensation Claim Duration among Workers Disabled Due to Low Back Pain
    Jason Busse
    McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    Occup Environ Med 71:A22-3. 2014
    ....
  29. pmc Addressing dichotomous data for participants excluded from trial analysis: a guide for systematic reviewers
    Elie A Akl
    Department of Internal Medicine, American University of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon
    PLoS ONE 8:e57132. 2013
    ..Systematic reviewer authors intending to include all randomized participants in their meta-analyses need to make assumptions about the outcomes of participants with missing data...
  30. doi request reprint Adaptive behavior, functional outcomes, and quality of life outcomes of children requiring urgent ICU admission
    Shanil Ebrahim
    Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada
    Pediatr Crit Care Med 14:10-8. 2013
    ..To describe the adaptive behavior and functional outcomes, and health-related quality of life of children who were urgently admitted to the ICU...
  31. pmc Predictors of seizure outcomes in children with tuberous sclerosis complex and intractable epilepsy undergoing resective epilepsy surgery: an individual participant data meta-analysis
    Aria Fallah
    Division of Neurosurgery, Department of Surgery, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
    PLoS ONE 8:e53565. 2013
    ..To perform a systematic review and individual participant data meta-analysis to identify preoperative factors associated with a good seizure outcome in children with Tuberous Sclerosis Complex undergoing resective epilepsy surgery...