Arri Coomarasamy

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Country: UK

Publications

  1. pmc Meta-DiSc: a software for meta-analysis of test accuracy data
    Javier Zamora
    Clinical Biostatistics Unit, Ramon y Cajal Hospital, Spain
    BMC Med Res Methodol 6:31. 2006
  2. pmc A hierarchy of effective teaching and learning to acquire competence in evidenced-based medicine
    Khalid S Khan
    Division of Reproductive and Child Health, University of Birmingham, and Birmingham Women s Hospital, UK
    BMC Med Educ 6:59. 2006
  3. pmc What is the evidence that postgraduate teaching in evidence based medicine changes anything? A systematic review
    Arri Coomarasamy
    Education Resource Centre, Birmingham Women s Hospital, Birmingham, B15 2TG
    BMJ 329:1017. 2004
  4. ncbi Urinary hMG versus recombinant FSH for controlled ovarian hyperstimulation following an agonist long down-regulation protocol in IVF or ICSI treatment: a systematic review and meta-analysis
    Arri Coomarasamy
    Assisted Conception Unit, 4th Floor, Thomas Guy House, Guys Hospital, Thomas Street, London SE1 9RT, UK
    Hum Reprod 23:310-5. 2008
  5. ncbi Quality of brief guidelines produced by professional bodies: a study of the 'green-top' guidelines by the UK Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists
    A Coomarasamy
    Education Resource Centre, Birmingham Women s Hospital, Birmingham, UK
    J Obstet Gynaecol 23:479-83. 2003
  6. ncbi Aspirin for prevention of preeclampsia in women with historical risk factors: a systematic review
    Aravinthan Coomarasamy
    Education Resource Centre, Birmingham Women s Hospital, Birmingham, United Kingdom
    Obstet Gynecol 101:1319-32. 2003
  7. ncbi Antral follicle count at down-regulation and prediction of poor ovarian response
    Mohammed Khairy
    Assisted Conception Unit, Guy s Hospital, London, UK
    Reprod Biomed Online 17:508-14. 2008
  8. ncbi Pituitary suppression regimens in poor responders undergoing IVF treatment: a systematic review and meta-analysis
    Sesh Kamal Sunkara
    Assisted Conception Unit, 4th Floor, Thomas Guy House, Guy s Hospital, St Thomas Street, London, SE1 9RT, UK
    Reprod Biomed Online 15:539-46. 2007
  9. doi The effect of intramural fibroids without uterine cavity involvement on the outcome of IVF treatment: a systematic review and meta-analysis
    Sesh Kamal Sunkara
    Assisted Conception Unit, Guy s and St Thomas Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, 11th Floor, Tower Wing, Guy s Hospital Great Maze Pond, London SE1 9RT, UK
    Hum Reprod 25:418-29. 2010
  10. pmc Tests for predicting complications of pre-eclampsia: a protocol for systematic reviews
    Shakila Thangaratinam
    Academic Unit of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Birmingham Women s Hospital, Birmingham, UK
    BMC Pregnancy Childbirth 8:38. 2008

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  1. pmc Meta-DiSc: a software for meta-analysis of test accuracy data
    Javier Zamora
    Clinical Biostatistics Unit, Ramon y Cajal Hospital, Spain
    BMC Med Res Methodol 6:31. 2006
    ..In this article, we present Meta-DiSc, a Windows-based, user-friendly, freely available (for academic use) software that we have developed, piloted, and validated to perform diagnostic meta-analysis...
  2. pmc A hierarchy of effective teaching and learning to acquire competence in evidenced-based medicine
    Khalid S Khan
    Division of Reproductive and Child Health, University of Birmingham, and Birmingham Women s Hospital, UK
    BMC Med Educ 6:59. 2006
    ..There is a need for a clear hierarchy of educational activities to effectively impart and acquire competence in EBM skills. This paper develops such a hierarchy based on current empirical and theoretical evidence...
  3. pmc What is the evidence that postgraduate teaching in evidence based medicine changes anything? A systematic review
    Arri Coomarasamy
    Education Resource Centre, Birmingham Women s Hospital, Birmingham, B15 2TG
    BMJ 329:1017. 2004
    ..To evaluate the effects of standalone versus clinically integrated teaching in evidence based medicine on various outcomes in postgraduates...
  4. ncbi Urinary hMG versus recombinant FSH for controlled ovarian hyperstimulation following an agonist long down-regulation protocol in IVF or ICSI treatment: a systematic review and meta-analysis
    Arri Coomarasamy
    Assisted Conception Unit, 4th Floor, Thomas Guy House, Guys Hospital, Thomas Street, London SE1 9RT, UK
    Hum Reprod 23:310-5. 2008
    ..Since the most recent Cochrane review on hMG versus rFSH for controlled ovarian hyperstimulation following a long down-regulation protocol, several new trials have emerged...
  5. ncbi Quality of brief guidelines produced by professional bodies: a study of the 'green-top' guidelines by the UK Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists
    A Coomarasamy
    Education Resource Centre, Birmingham Women s Hospital, Birmingham, UK
    J Obstet Gynaecol 23:479-83. 2003
    ..We conclude that the brief guidelines were deficient in several specific quality items, particularly those in the applicability dimension. Guideline developers need to achieve the higher quality standards expected of professional bodies...
  6. ncbi Aspirin for prevention of preeclampsia in women with historical risk factors: a systematic review
    Aravinthan Coomarasamy
    Education Resource Centre, Birmingham Women s Hospital, Birmingham, United Kingdom
    Obstet Gynecol 101:1319-32. 2003
    ..To examine the effectiveness of aspirin in preventing perinatal death and preeclampsia in women with predisposing historical risk factors, such as previous history of preeclampsia, chronic hypertension, diabetes, and renal disease...
  7. ncbi Antral follicle count at down-regulation and prediction of poor ovarian response
    Mohammed Khairy
    Assisted Conception Unit, Guy s Hospital, London, UK
    Reprod Biomed Online 17:508-14. 2008
    ..82) showing only marginal improvement over dAFC alone. In conclusion, the performance of dAFC is the same regardless of the definition used for the size of antral follicles...
  8. ncbi Pituitary suppression regimens in poor responders undergoing IVF treatment: a systematic review and meta-analysis
    Sesh Kamal Sunkara
    Assisted Conception Unit, 4th Floor, Thomas Guy House, Guy s Hospital, St Thomas Street, London, SE1 9RT, UK
    Reprod Biomed Online 15:539-46. 2007
    ..Currently available evidence does not favour any one pituitary suppression regimen for women with poor ovarian response undergoing IVF/ICSI treatment...
  9. doi The effect of intramural fibroids without uterine cavity involvement on the outcome of IVF treatment: a systematic review and meta-analysis
    Sesh Kamal Sunkara
    Assisted Conception Unit, Guy s and St Thomas Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, 11th Floor, Tower Wing, Guy s Hospital Great Maze Pond, London SE1 9RT, UK
    Hum Reprod 25:418-29. 2010
    ..However, there is uncertainty about the effect of intramural fibroids that do not distort the endometrial cavity on IVF outcomes...
  10. pmc Tests for predicting complications of pre-eclampsia: a protocol for systematic reviews
    Shakila Thangaratinam
    Academic Unit of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Birmingham Women s Hospital, Birmingham, UK
    BMC Pregnancy Childbirth 8:38. 2008
    ..We aim to determine the accuracy of various tests to predict complications of pre-eclampsia by systematic quantitative reviews...
  11. doi Infertility information on the World Wide Web: a cross-sectional survey of quality of infertility information on the internet in the UK
    Jennifer V Marriott
    Assisted Conception Unit, Guy s and St Thomas Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Thomas Guy House, Guys Hospital, 4th Floor, London SE1 9RT, UK
    Hum Reprod 23:1520-5. 2008
    ..The aim of this study was to assess the quality of websites providing information on infertility and its management in the UK. Differences between website types and affiliations were assessed...
  12. doi The effect of sperm DNA fragmentation on miscarriage rates: a systematic review and meta-analysis
    Lynne Robinson
    Centre for Human Reproductive Science, Birmingham Women s Hospital, Mindelsohn Drive, Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 2TG, UK
    Hum Reprod 27:2908-17. 2012
    ..Is there an association between high levels of sperm DNA damage and miscarriage?..
  13. doi Regression, relapse, and live birth rates with fertility-sparing therapy for endometrial cancer and atypical complex endometrial hyperplasia: a systematic review and metaanalysis
    Ioannis D Gallos
    Academic Unit of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Birmingham Women s Hospital, Birmingham, England, United Kingdom
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 207:266.e1-12. 2012
    ..The objective of the study was to evaluate the regression, relapse, and live birth rates of early-stage endometrial cancer (EC) and atypical complex hyperplasia (ACH) with fertility-sparing treatment...
  14. ncbi Outpatient hysteroscopy and subsequent IVF cycle outcome: a systematic review and meta-analysis
    Tarek El-Toukhy
    Assisted Conception Unit, Guy s and St Thomas Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, London SE1 9RT, UK
    Reprod Biomed Online 16:712-9. 2008
    ..Future robust randomized trials comparing outpatient hysteroscopy or mini-hysteroscopy with no intervention before IVF treatment would be a useful addition to further guide clinical practice...
  15. ncbi The relationship between endometrial thickness and outcome of medicated frozen embryo replacement cycles
    Tarek El-Toukhy
    Assisted Conception Unit, Guy s and St Thomas Hospital NHS Trust, London, United Kingdom
    Fertil Steril 89:832-9. 2008
    ..To examine the relationship between endometrial thickness and outcome of medicated frozen-thawed embryo replacement (FER) cycles...
  16. ncbi Aspirin in women undergoing in vitro fertilization treatment: a systematic review and meta-analysis
    Mohammed Khairy
    Assisted Conception Unit, Guys Hospital, London, United Kingdom
    Fertil Steril 88:822-31. 2007
    ..We conducted a systematic review of trials of aspirin during IVF or ICSI treatment to generate more precise estimates of effects and attempt to explore the reasons for the inconsistencies...
  17. doi Should androgen supplementation be used for poor ovarian response in IVF?
    Sesh Kamal Sunkara
    Assisted Conception Unit, Guy s and St Thomas Foundation Trust, King s College London, 11th Floor, Tower Wing, St Thomas Street, London SE1 9RT, UK
    Hum Reprod 27:637-40. 2012
    ..We examine the rationale for the use of adjuvant androgens and suggest that the current clinical uncertainty should be addressed by a randomized controlled trial of DHEA in poor responders...
  18. pmc Estimation of proteinuria as a predictor of complications of pre-eclampsia: a systematic review
    Shakila Thangaratinam
    Academic Unit of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Birmingham Women s Hospital, Birmingham, UK
    BMC Med 7:10. 2009
    ..We aim to determine the accuracy with which the amount of proteinuria predicts maternal and fetal complications in women with pre-eclampsia by systematic quantitative review of test accuracy studies...
  19. pmc A multi-centre randomised controlled study of pre-IVF outpatient hysteroscopy in women with recurrent IVF implantation failure: Trial of Outpatient Hysteroscopy - [TROPHY] in IVF
    Tarek El-Toukhy
    Assisted Conception Unit, Guy s and St Thomas Foundation Trust, London, SE1 9RT, UK
    Reprod Health 6:20. 2009
    ..A favourable ethical opinion has been obtained (REC reference: 09/H0804/32). TRAIL REGISTRATION: The trial has been assigned the following ISRCTN number: ISRCTN35859078...
  20. pmc Computer-based teaching is as good as face to face lecture-based teaching of evidence based medicine: a randomised controlled trial
    James Davis
    The Education Resource Centre, The Birmingham Women s Hospital NHS Trust, Edgbaston, Birmingham, UK
    BMC Med Educ 7:23. 2007
    ..There have been no randomized controlled trials comparing computer based sessions with traditional lectures at postgraduate level within medicine...
  21. doi A 36-month study of patient complaints at a tertiary fertility centre
    Lynne Robinson
    Birmingham Women s NHS Foundation Trust, Birmingham, West Midlands, UK
    Hum Fertil (Camb) 17:45-9. 2014
    ..Improved communication with patients, General Practitioners and commissioners should reduce complaints. The resolution of the majority of complaints can be achieved locally and should be used in a positive way to improve patient care...
  22. doi A systematic review and thematic synthesis of qualitative studies on maternal emergency transport in low- and middle-income countries
    Amie Wilson
    School of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, College of Medical and Dental Sciences, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK
    Int J Gynaecol Obstet 122:192-201. 2013
    ..Most maternal deaths are preventable with emergency obstetric care; therefore, ensuring access is essential. There is little focused information on emergency transport of pregnant women...
  23. ncbi Accuracy of ultrasound biometry in the prediction of macrosomia: a systematic quantitative review
    Arri Coomarasamy
    Education Resource Centre, Birmingham Women s Hospital, UK
    BJOG 112:1461-6. 2005
    ..To determine the accuracy of ultrasonographically estimated fetal weight (EFW) and abdominal circumference (AC) in the prediction of macrosomia...
  24. doi Oral progestogens vs levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine system for endometrial hyperplasia: a systematic review and metaanalysis
    Ioannis D Gallos
    Academic Unit of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Birmingham Women s Hospital, Birmingham, UK
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 203:547.e1-10. 2010
    ..To conduct a systematic review and metaanalysis of studies evaluating the regression rate of endometrial hyperplasia with oral progestogens and levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine system...
  25. ncbi Individualising use of aspirin to prevent pre-eclampsia: a framework for clinical decision making
    Aravinthan Coomarasamy
    Education Resource Centre, Birmingham Women s Hospital, UK
    BJOG 110:882-8. 2003
  26. ncbi A systematic review of postgraduate teaching in evidence-based medicine and critical appraisal
    Aravinthan Coomarasamy
    Education Resource Centre, Birmingham Women s Hospital, Birmingham, UK
    Med Teach 25:77-81. 2003
    ..However, to draw robust conclusions, well-designed trials are needed that focus on curriculum content and delivery as well as how outcomes are assessed...
  27. ncbi Progesterone for the prevention of preterm birth: a critical evaluation of evidence
    Aravinthan Coomarasamy
    Education Resource Centre, Birmingham Women s Hospital, Metchley Park Road, Birmingham B15 2TG, UK
    Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol 129:111-8. 2006
    ..A comprehensive review of both trial and observational data on harm did not show any demonstrable evidence of harm to mother and baby. Women at high risk of preterm birth should be recommended progestational agent therapy...
  28. ncbi Long-term fertility prognosis following selective salpingography and tubal catheterization in women with proximal tubal blockage
    Spyros Papaioannou
    Hum Reprod 17:2325-30. 2002
    ..This observation may be due to the relatively small number of patients and short follow-up of previous studies. Furthermore, couples with other causes of infertility apart from proximal tubal blockage have usually been excluded...
  29. ncbi The potential value of tubal perfusion pressures measured during selective salpingography in predicting fertility
    Spyros Papaioannou
    Assisted Conception Unit, Education Resource Center and Department of Radiology, Birmingham Women s Hospital, Metchley Park Road, Birmingham B15 2TG, UK
    Hum Reprod 18:358-63. 2003
    ..The value of tubal perfusion pressures assessed during selective salpingography and tubal catheterization in predicting fertility has not been investigated...
  30. ncbi Diagnostic and therapeutic value of selective salpingography and tubal catheterization in an unselected infertile population
    Spyros Papaioannou
    Assisted Conception Unit, Birmingham Women s Hospital, United Kingdom
    Fertil Steril 79:613-7. 2003
    ..To present diagnostic findings and fertility outcome after selective salpingography and tubal catheterization in an unselected infertile population...
  31. pmc Bias associated with delayed verification in test accuracy studies: accuracy of tests for endometrial hyperplasia may be much higher than we think!
    T Justin Clark
    Academic Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Birmingham Women s Hospital, Birmingham, B15 2TG, UK
    BMC Med 2:18. 2004
    ..To empirically evaluate bias in estimation of accuracy associated with delay in verification of diagnosis among studies evaluating tests for predicting endometrial hyperplasia...
  32. ncbi Elective cervical cerclage for prevention of preterm birth: a systematic review
    Lucas M Bachmann
    Horten Centre, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
    Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand 82:398-404. 2003
    ..Elective cervical cerclage has been purported to prevent spontaneous preterm birth. We present a systematic review to determine the effectiveness of cervical cerclage in preventing spontaneous preterm birth before 34 weeks' gestation...
  33. pmc South Asian health: what is to be done? Skills of evidence based medicine need to be taught
    Evangelia Chryssafidou
    BMJ 328:839. 2004
  34. ncbi Effectiveness of nifedipine versus atosiban for tocolysis in preterm labour: a meta-analysis with an indirect comparison of randomised trials
    Aravinthan Coomarasamy
    Education Resource Centre, Birmingham Women s Hospital, UK
    BJOG 110:1045-9. 2003
    ..To explore the effectiveness of nifedipine compared with atosiban for tocolysis in preterm labour...
  35. ncbi The effect on pregnancy rates of tubal perfusion pressure reductions achieved by guide-wire tubal catheterization
    Spyros Papaioannou
    12 Metfield Croft, Harborne, Birmingham B17 0NN, UK
    Hum Reprod 17:2174-9. 2002
    ..Whether fertility prognosis improves as a result is currently unknown. Our objective was to clarify the issue...