M Briel

Summary

Affiliation: University Hospital
Country: Switzerland

Publications

  1. pmc Association between change in high density lipoprotein cholesterol and cardiovascular disease morbidity and mortality: systematic review and meta-regression analysis
    Matthias Briel
    Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University, 1200 Main Street West, Hamilton, ON, Canada
    BMJ 338:b92. 2009
  2. pmc Substitutes of structural and non-structural autologous bone grafts in hindfoot arthrodeses and osteotomies: a systematic review
    Marc Andreas Müller
    Orthopedic Department University Hospital Basel, Spitalstrasse 21, Basel, 4031, Switzerland
    BMC Musculoskelet Disord 14:59. 2013
  3. pmc Learning from failure--rationale and design for a study about discontinuation of randomized trials (DISCO study)
    Benjamin Kasenda
    Basel Institute for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University Hospital Basel, Basel, Switzerland
    BMC Med Res Methodol 12:131. 2012
  4. doi request reprint Updated evidence on early statin therapy for acute coronary syndromes: meta-analysis of 18 randomized trials involving over 14,000 patients
    Matthias Briel
    Basel Institute for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University Hospital Basel, Switzerland
    Int J Cardiol 158:93-100. 2012
  5. pmc Stopping randomized trials early for benefit: a protocol of the Study Of Trial Policy Of Interim Truncation-2 (STOPIT-2)
    Matthias Briel
    Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada
    Trials 10:49. 2009
  6. ncbi request reprint Effects of statins on stroke prevention in patients with and without coronary heart disease: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials
    Matthias Briel
    Basel Institute for Clinical Epidemiology, University Hospital Basel, Switzerland
    Am J Med 117:596-606. 2004
  7. ncbi request reprint Adjunctive corticosteroids for Pneumocystis jiroveci pneumonia in patients with HIV-infection
    M Briel
    University Hospital Basel, Basel Institute for Clinical Epidemiology, Internal Medicine, Hebelstrasse 10, Basel, Switzerland 4031
    Cochrane Database Syst Rev 3:CD006150. 2006
  8. ncbi request reprint Prevalence and influence of diagnostic tests for acute respiratory tract infections in primary care
    Matthias Briel
    Basel Institute for Clinical Epidemiology, University Hospital Basel, Switzerland
    Swiss Med Wkly 136:248-53. 2006
  9. ncbi request reprint Communication training and antibiotic use in acute respiratory tract infections. A cluster randomised controlled trial in general practice
    Matthias Briel
    Basel Institute for Clinical Epidemiology, University Hospital Basel, Switzerland
    Swiss Med Wkly 136:241-7. 2006
  10. pmc Procalcitonin-guided antibiotic use versus a standard approach for acute respiratory tract infections in primary care: study protocol for a randomised controlled trial and baseline characteristics of participating general practitioners [ISRCTN73182671]
    Matthias Briel
    Basel Institute for Clinical Epidemiology, University Hospital Basel, CH 4031 Basel, Switzerland
    BMC Fam Pract 6:34. 2005

Detail Information

Publications25

  1. pmc Association between change in high density lipoprotein cholesterol and cardiovascular disease morbidity and mortality: systematic review and meta-regression analysis
    Matthias Briel
    Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University, 1200 Main Street West, Hamilton, ON, Canada
    BMJ 338:b92. 2009
    ....
  2. pmc Substitutes of structural and non-structural autologous bone grafts in hindfoot arthrodeses and osteotomies: a systematic review
    Marc Andreas Müller
    Orthopedic Department University Hospital Basel, Spitalstrasse 21, Basel, 4031, Switzerland
    BMC Musculoskelet Disord 14:59. 2013
    ..However, their efficacy is unclear.The primary goal of this systematic review was to compare autologous bone grafts with structural and non-structural substitutes regarding the odds of union in hindfoot arthrodeses and osteotomies...
  3. pmc Learning from failure--rationale and design for a study about discontinuation of randomized trials (DISCO study)
    Benjamin Kasenda
    Basel Institute for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University Hospital Basel, Basel, Switzerland
    BMC Med Res Methodol 12:131. 2012
    ..Currently, little is known regarding the frequency and characteristics of discontinued RCTs...
  4. doi request reprint Updated evidence on early statin therapy for acute coronary syndromes: meta-analysis of 18 randomized trials involving over 14,000 patients
    Matthias Briel
    Basel Institute for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University Hospital Basel, Switzerland
    Int J Cardiol 158:93-100. 2012
    ..Our objective was to update the evidence on patient relevant outcomes from all randomized trials comparing early statin therapy with placebo or usual care at 1 and 4 months following ACS...
  5. pmc Stopping randomized trials early for benefit: a protocol of the Study Of Trial Policy Of Interim Truncation-2 (STOPIT-2)
    Matthias Briel
    Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada
    Trials 10:49. 2009
    ..The aim of STOPIT-2 is to determine the magnitude and determinants of possible bias introduced by stopping RCTs early for benefit...
  6. ncbi request reprint Effects of statins on stroke prevention in patients with and without coronary heart disease: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials
    Matthias Briel
    Basel Institute for Clinical Epidemiology, University Hospital Basel, Switzerland
    Am J Med 117:596-606. 2004
    ..To assess if lipid-lowering interventions (statins, fibrates, resins, n-3 fatty acids, diet) prevent nonfatal and fatal strokes in patients with and without coronary heart disease...
  7. ncbi request reprint Adjunctive corticosteroids for Pneumocystis jiroveci pneumonia in patients with HIV-infection
    M Briel
    University Hospital Basel, Basel Institute for Clinical Epidemiology, Internal Medicine, Hebelstrasse 10, Basel, Switzerland 4031
    Cochrane Database Syst Rev 3:CD006150. 2006
    ..It was suggested that in these patients corticosteroids adjunctive to standard treatment for PCP could prevent the need for mechanical ventilation and decrease mortality...
  8. ncbi request reprint Prevalence and influence of diagnostic tests for acute respiratory tract infections in primary care
    Matthias Briel
    Basel Institute for Clinical Epidemiology, University Hospital Basel, Switzerland
    Swiss Med Wkly 136:248-53. 2006
    ..We investigated the prevalence of these tests, and how tests are associated with diagnosis, treatment and patient satisfaction...
  9. ncbi request reprint Communication training and antibiotic use in acute respiratory tract infections. A cluster randomised controlled trial in general practice
    Matthias Briel
    Basel Institute for Clinical Epidemiology, University Hospital Basel, Switzerland
    Swiss Med Wkly 136:241-7. 2006
    ..A cluster-randomised controlled trial in general practice..
  10. pmc Procalcitonin-guided antibiotic use versus a standard approach for acute respiratory tract infections in primary care: study protocol for a randomised controlled trial and baseline characteristics of participating general practitioners [ISRCTN73182671]
    Matthias Briel
    Basel Institute for Clinical Epidemiology, University Hospital Basel, CH 4031 Basel, Switzerland
    BMC Fam Pract 6:34. 2005
    ..The aim of this trial is to compare a ProCT-guided antibiotic therapy with a standard approach based on evidence-based guidelines for patients with ARTI in primary care...
  11. pmc Adjunctive corticosteroids for Pneumocystis jiroveci pneumonia in patients with HIV infection: a meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials
    Matthias Briel
    Institut für Klinische Epidemiologie, Universitatsspital Basel, 4031 Basel, Switzerland
    BMC Infect Dis 5:101. 2005
    ....
  12. doi request reprint Prescribed medications and pharmacy interventions for acute respiratory tract infections in Swiss primary care
    K E Hersberger
    Institute of Clinical Pharmacy, University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland
    J Clin Pharm Ther 34:387-95. 2009
    ..Our study objectives were to examine prescribing patterns of antibiotics and symptomatic medications for ARTI in Swiss primary care and to monitor pharmacists' interventions during the prescription-dispensing process...
  13. doi request reprint Procalcitonin-guided antibiotic use vs a standard approach for acute respiratory tract infections in primary care
    Matthias Briel
    Department of Internal Medicine, University Hospital Basel, Petersgraben 4, 4031 Basel, Switzerland
    Arch Intern Med 168:2000-7; discussion 2007-8. 2008
    ..We consider whether antibiotic therapy guided by procalcitonin reduces the use of antibiotics without increasing the restrictions experienced by patients by more than 1 day...
  14. ncbi request reprint Shared-decision making in general practice: do patients with respiratory tract infections actually want it?
    Matthias Briel
    Basel Institute for Clinical Epidemiology, University Hospital Basel, Switzerland
    Swiss Med Wkly 137:483-5. 2007
    ..There is conflicting evidence on whether patients wish to be involved in medical decisions...
  15. ncbi request reprint Effects of low-carbohydrate vs low-fat diets on weight loss and cardiovascular risk factors: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials
    Alain J Nordmann
    Basel Institute for Clinical Epidemiology, University Hospital Basel, Hebelstrasse 10, CH 4031 Basel, Switzerland
    Arch Intern Med 166:285-93. 2006
    ..Low-carbohydrate diets have become increasingly popular for weight loss. However, evidence from individual trials about benefits and risks of these diets to achieve weight loss and modify cardiovascular risk factors is preliminary...
  16. ncbi request reprint Mortality in randomized controlled trials comparing drug-eluting vs. bare metal stents in coronary artery disease: a meta-analysis
    Alain Joel Nordmann
    Basel Institute for Clinical Epidemiology, University Hospital Basel, Hebelstrasse 10, 4031 Basel, Switzerland
    Eur Heart J 27:2784-814. 2006
    ..To evaluate the effect of drug-eluting vs. bare metal stents for the treatment of coronary artery disease on overall, cardiac, and non-cardiac mortalities...
  17. ncbi request reprint Effect of different antilipidemic agents and diets on mortality: a systematic review
    Marco Studer
    Basel Institute for Clinical Epidemiology, University Hospital Basel, CH 4031 Basel, Switzerland
    Arch Intern Med 165:725-30. 2005
    ..Mortality data are the most reliable data to assess efficacy of interventions. We aimed to assess efficacy and safety of different lipid-lowering interventions based on mortality data...
  18. ncbi request reprint Effects of early treatment with statins on short-term clinical outcomes in acute coronary syndromes: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials
    Matthias Briel
    Basel Institute for Clinical Epidemiology, University Hospital Basel, Basel, Switzerland
    JAMA 295:2046-56. 2006
    ..The short-term effects of early treatment with statins in patients after the onset of acute coronary syndromes (ACS) for the outcomes of death, myocardial infarction (MI), and stroke are unclear...
  19. ncbi request reprint Statin therapy for prevention and treatment of acute and chronic cardiovascular disease: update on recent trials and metaanalyses
    Matthias Briel
    Basel Institute for Clinical Epidemiology, University Hospital Basel, Basel, Switzerland
    Curr Opin Lipidol 16:601-5. 2005
    ....
  20. pmc Subgroup Analysis of Trials Is Rarely Easy (SATIRE): a study protocol for a systematic review to characterize the analysis, reporting, and claim of subgroup effects in randomized trials
    Xin Sun
    Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada
    Trials 10:101. 2009
    ....
  21. ncbi request reprint Randomized trials stopped early for benefit: a systematic review
    Victor M Montori
    Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    JAMA 294:2203-9. 2005
    ..Their prevalence, the magnitude and plausibility of their treatment effects, and the extent to which they report information about how investigators decided to stop early are, however, unknown...
  22. ncbi request reprint Systematic reviewers neglect bias that results from trials stopped early for benefit
    Dirk Bassler
    The Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    J Clin Epidemiol 60:869-73. 2007
    ....
  23. doi request reprint Corticosteroid therapy for acute lung injury, acute respiratory distress syndrome, and severe pneumonia: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials
    Francois Lamontagne
    Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    J Crit Care 25:420-35. 2010
    ..We sought to determine whether systemic corticosteroids reduce hospital mortality from these illnesses...
  24. doi request reprint Stopping randomized trials early for benefit and estimation of treatment effects: systematic review and meta-regression analysis
    Dirk Bassler
    Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    JAMA 303:1180-7. 2010
    ..Theory and simulation suggest that randomized controlled trials (RCTs) stopped early for benefit (truncated RCTs) systematically overestimate treatment effects for the outcome that precipitated early stopping...
  25. pmc Effects of antithyroid drugs on radioiodine treatment: systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials
    Martin A Walter
    Institute of Nuclear Medicine, University Hospital Basel, Switzerland
    BMJ 334:514. 2007
    ..To determine the effect of adjunctive antithyroid drugs on the risk of treatment failure, hypothyroidism, and adverse events after radioiodine treatment...