Mei Chung

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Affiliation: Tufts Medical Center
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Two methods provide similar signals for the need to update systematic reviews
    Mei Chung
    Tufts Evidence based Practice Center, Institute for Clinical Research and Health Policy Studies, Tufts Medical Center, Boston, MA 02111, USA
    J Clin Epidemiol 65:660-8. 2012
  2. doi Vitamin D with or without calcium supplementation for prevention of cancer and fractures: an updated meta-analysis for the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force
    Mei Chung
    Tufts Evidence based Practice Center, Institute for Clinical Research and Health Policy Studies, Tufts Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts 02111, USA
    Ann Intern Med 155:827-38. 2011
  3. ncbi Interventions in primary care to promote breastfeeding: an evidence review for the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force
    Mei Chung
    Tufts New England Medical Center Evidence based Practice Center, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Ann Intern Med 149:565-82. 2008
  4. pmc Systematic review to support the development of nutrient reference intake values: challenges and solutions
    Mei Chung
    Tufts Evidence based Practice Center, Institute for Clinical Research and Health Policy Studies, Tufts Medical Center, Boston, MA02111, USA
    Am J Clin Nutr 92:273-6. 2010
  5. ncbi Heterogeneity and lack of good quality studies limit association between folate, vitamins B-6 and B-12, and cognitive function
    Gowri Raman
    Tufts New England Medical Center Evidence based Practice Center, Institute for Clinical Research and Health Policy Studies, Tufts New England Medical Center, Boston, MA 02111, USA
    J Nutr 137:1789-94. 2007
  6. pmc Reporting of systematic reviews of micronutrients and health: a critical appraisal
    Mei Chung
    Tufts Evidence based Practice Center, Institute for Clinical Research and Health Policy Studies, Tufts Medical Center, Boston, MA 02111, USA
    Am J Clin Nutr 89:1099-113. 2009
  7. ncbi n-3 Fatty acids from fish or fish-oil supplements, but not alpha-linolenic acid, benefit cardiovascular disease outcomes in primary- and secondary-prevention studies: a systematic review
    Chenchen Wang
    Tufts New England Medical Center Evidence based Practice Center, Institute for Clinical Research and Health Policy Studies, Tufts New England Medical Center, Boston, MA, USA
    Am J Clin Nutr 84:5-17. 2006
  8. pmc Concordance of randomized and nonrandomized studies was unrelated to translational patterns of two nutrient-disease associations
    Thomas A Trikalinos
    Center for Clinical Evidence Synthesis, Institute for Clinical Research and Health Policy Studies, Tufts Medical Center, Box 63, 800 Washington Street, Boston, MA 02111, USA
    J Clin Epidemiol 65:16-29. 2012
  9. doi Predictors of atrial fibrillation recurrence after radiofrequency catheter ablation: a systematic review
    Ethan M Balk
    Tufts Evidence based Practice Center, TuftsMedical Center, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 21:1208-16. 2010
  10. pmc Systematic review: Vitamin D and cardiometabolic outcomes
    Anastassios G Pittas
    Tufts Medical Center and Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, and Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging, Tufts University, Boston, Massachusetts 02111, USA
    Ann Intern Med 152:307-14. 2010

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  1. pmc Two methods provide similar signals for the need to update systematic reviews
    Mei Chung
    Tufts Evidence based Practice Center, Institute for Clinical Research and Health Policy Studies, Tufts Medical Center, Boston, MA 02111, USA
    J Clin Epidemiol 65:660-8. 2012
    ..Apply and compare two methods that identify signals for the need to update systematic reviews, using three Evidence-based Practice Center reports on omega-3 fatty acids as test cases...
  2. doi Vitamin D with or without calcium supplementation for prevention of cancer and fractures: an updated meta-analysis for the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force
    Mei Chung
    Tufts Evidence based Practice Center, Institute for Clinical Research and Health Policy Studies, Tufts Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts 02111, USA
    Ann Intern Med 155:827-38. 2011
    ..Studies suggest that vitamin D supplementation may reduce cancer and fracture risks...
  3. ncbi Interventions in primary care to promote breastfeeding: an evidence review for the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force
    Mei Chung
    Tufts New England Medical Center Evidence based Practice Center, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Ann Intern Med 149:565-82. 2008
    ..Evidence suggests that breastfeeding decreases the risk for many diseases in mothers and infants. It is therefore important to evaluate the effectiveness of breastfeeding interventions...
  4. pmc Systematic review to support the development of nutrient reference intake values: challenges and solutions
    Mei Chung
    Tufts Evidence based Practice Center, Institute for Clinical Research and Health Policy Studies, Tufts Medical Center, Boston, MA02111, USA
    Am J Clin Nutr 92:273-6. 2010
    ..The experiences described in this article can serve as a basis for future improvements in systematic reviews of nutrients and to better integrate systematic review into development of future nutrient reference values...
  5. ncbi Heterogeneity and lack of good quality studies limit association between folate, vitamins B-6 and B-12, and cognitive function
    Gowri Raman
    Tufts New England Medical Center Evidence based Practice Center, Institute for Clinical Research and Health Policy Studies, Tufts New England Medical Center, Boston, MA 02111, USA
    J Nutr 137:1789-94. 2007
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  6. pmc Reporting of systematic reviews of micronutrients and health: a critical appraisal
    Mei Chung
    Tufts Evidence based Practice Center, Institute for Clinical Research and Health Policy Studies, Tufts Medical Center, Boston, MA 02111, USA
    Am J Clin Nutr 89:1099-113. 2009
    ..The quality of nutrition-related systematic reviews (SRs) is an unstudied but important factor affecting their usefulness...
  7. ncbi n-3 Fatty acids from fish or fish-oil supplements, but not alpha-linolenic acid, benefit cardiovascular disease outcomes in primary- and secondary-prevention studies: a systematic review
    Chenchen Wang
    Tufts New England Medical Center Evidence based Practice Center, Institute for Clinical Research and Health Policy Studies, Tufts New England Medical Center, Boston, MA, USA
    Am J Clin Nutr 84:5-17. 2006
    ..The evidence for the benefits of fish oil is stronger in secondary- than in primary-prevention settings. Adverse effects appear to be minor...
  8. pmc Concordance of randomized and nonrandomized studies was unrelated to translational patterns of two nutrient-disease associations
    Thomas A Trikalinos
    Center for Clinical Evidence Synthesis, Institute for Clinical Research and Health Policy Studies, Tufts Medical Center, Box 63, 800 Washington Street, Boston, MA 02111, USA
    J Clin Epidemiol 65:16-29. 2012
    ..We hypothesized that this discordance is attributable to differences in the translational paths of nutrient-disease associations. Translational paths can be assessed using citation analysis...
  9. doi Predictors of atrial fibrillation recurrence after radiofrequency catheter ablation: a systematic review
    Ethan M Balk
    Tufts Evidence based Practice Center, TuftsMedical Center, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 21:1208-16. 2010
    ..AF Recurrence After RFA: Systematic Review...
  10. pmc Systematic review: Vitamin D and cardiometabolic outcomes
    Anastassios G Pittas
    Tufts Medical Center and Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, and Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging, Tufts University, Boston, Massachusetts 02111, USA
    Ann Intern Med 152:307-14. 2010
    ..Vitamin D may modify risk for cardiometabolic outcomes (type 2 diabetes, hypertension, or cardiovascular disease)...
  11. ncbi Effects of omega-3 fatty acids on serum markers of cardiovascular disease risk: a systematic review
    Ethan M Balk
    Tufts New England Medical Center Evidence based Practice Center, Institute for Clinical Research and Health Policy Studies, Tufts New England Medical Center, NEMC 63, Boston, MA 02111, USA
    Atherosclerosis 189:19-30. 2006
    ..The evidence regarding the effects of omega-3 fatty acids on hs-CRP is inconclusive, as are data on ALA...
  12. ncbi A summary of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality's evidence report on breastfeeding in developed countries
    Stanley Ip
    Institute for Clinical Research and Health Policy Studies, Tufts Medical Center Evidence based Practice Center, 800 Washington Street, Boston, MA 02111, USA
    Breastfeed Med 4:S17-30. 2009
    ..This article summarizes the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality's evidence report on the effects of breastfeeding on term infant and maternal health outcomes in developed countries...
  13. ncbi Active surveillance in men with localized prostate cancer: a systematic review
    Issa J Dahabreh
    Tufts Evidence based Practice Center, Institute for Clinical Research and Health Policy Studies, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Ann Intern Med 156:582-90. 2012
    ..Active surveillance (AS) and watchful waiting (WW) have been proposed as management strategies for low-risk, localized prostate cancer...
  14. ncbi Comparability of methods for LDL subfraction determination: A systematic review
    Mei Chung
    Tufts Evidence based Practice Center, Institute for Clinical Research and Health Policy Studies, Boston, MA 02111, United States
    Atherosclerosis 205:342-8. 2009
    ....
  15. doi Systematic review of screening for bilirubin encephalopathy in neonates
    Thomas A Trikalinos
    Tufts Evidence Based Practice Center and Center for Clinical Evidence Synthesis, Institute for Clinical Research and Health Policy Studies, Boston, Massachusetts 02111, USA
    Pediatrics 124:1162-71. 2009
    ..Severe neonatal hyperbilirubinemia is associated with chronic bilirubin encephalopathy (kernicterus)...
  16. ncbi Vitamin B6, B12, and folic acid supplementation and cognitive function: a systematic review of randomized trials
    Ethan M Balk
    Tufts New England Medical Center Evidence based Practice Center, Institute for Clinical Research and Health Policy Studies, Boston, MA 02111, USA
    Arch Intern Med 167:21-30. 2007
    ..A systematic review of the effect of pyridoxine hydrochloride (hereinafter "vitamin B(6)"), cyanocobalamin or hydroxycobalamin (hereinafter "vitamin B(12)"), and folic acid supplementation on cognitive function was performed...
  17. pmc High priority future research needs for obstructive sleep apnea diagnosis and treatment
    Kamal Patel
    Institute of Clinical Research and Health Policy Studies, Tufts University School of Medicine, Tufts Medical Center, Boston, MA, USA
    J Clin Sleep Med 9:395-402. 2013
    ..To identify and prioritize future research needs (FRN) topics for diagnosis and treatment of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA)...
  18. doi Cochlear implantation in adults: a systematic review and meta-analysis
    James M Gaylor
    Tufts Evidence based Practice Center, Tufts Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts 02111, USA
    JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 139:265-72. 2013
    ..In addition, this meta-analysis is to our knowledge the first to evaluate quality-of-life (QOL) outcomes in adults with cochlear implants...
  19. ncbi Systematic review: association of low-density lipoprotein subfractions with cardiovascular outcomes
    Stanley Ip
    Tufts Medical Center and Tufts University, Boston, Massachusetts 02111, USA
    Ann Intern Med 150:474-84. 2009
    ..Measures of low-density lipoprotein (LDL) subfractions have been proposed as an independent risk factor for cardiovascular disease...
  20. ncbi Effects of omega-3 fatty acids on coronary restenosis, intima-media thickness, and exercise tolerance: a systematic review
    Ethan M Balk
    Tufts New England Medical Center Evidence based Practice Center, Institute for Clinical Research and Health Policy Studies, 750 Washington Street, NEMC 63, Boston, MA 02111, USA
    Atherosclerosis 184:237-46. 2006
    ..The dearth of long term data on fish consumption or omega-3 fatty acid supplementation on measures of cardiovascular disease risk severely limits our ability to draw definitive conclusions at this time...
  21. ncbi A systematic review and meta-analysis of the impact of omega-3 fatty acids on selected arrhythmia outcomes in animal models
    Nirupa R Matthan
    Cardiovascular Nutrition Laboratory, Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging, Tufts University, Boston, MA 02111, USA
    Metabolism 54:1557-65. 2005
    ..It is not known whether omega-3 fatty-acid supplementation has antiarrhythmic effects in other disease settings not related to ischemia...
  22. ncbi Effectiveness of management strategies for renal artery stenosis: a systematic review
    Ethan Balk
    Tufts New England Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts 02111, USA
    Ann Intern Med 145:901-12. 2006
    ..Atherosclerotic renal artery stenosis is increasingly common in an aging population. Therapeutic options include medical treatment only or revascularization procedures...
  23. pmc Do observational studies using propensity score methods agree with randomized trials? A systematic comparison of studies on acute coronary syndromes
    Issa J Dahabreh
    Center for Clinical Evidence Synthesis, Institute for Clinical Research and Health Policy Studies, Tufts Medical Center, 800 Washington Street, Box No 63, Boston, MA 02111, USA
    Eur Heart J 33:1893-901. 2012
    ..We aimed to systematically assess agreement between observational studies using PS methods and RCTs on therapeutic interventions for ACS...
  24. pmc Auto-titrating versus fixed continuous positive airway pressure for the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea: a systematic review with meta-analyses
    Stanley Ip
    Institute of Clinical Research and Health Policy Studies, Tufts University School of Medicine, Tufts Medical Center, Boston, MA, USA
    Syst Rev 1:20. 2012
    ..Obstructive sleep apnea is a relatively common disorder that can lead to lost productivity and cardiovascular disease. The form of positive airway treatment that should be offered is unclear...
  25. ncbi Systematic review: comparative effectiveness of radiofrequency catheter ablation for atrial fibrillation
    Teruhiko Terasawa
    Tufts Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts 02111, USA
    Ann Intern Med 151:191-202. 2009
    ..Atrial fibrillation is the most common sustained arrhythmia. Medical treatment often fails to control symptoms...
  26. doi Comparative evaluation of radiation treatments for clinically localized prostate cancer: an updated systematic review
    Raveendhara R Bannuru
    Institute of Clinical Research and Health Policy Studies, Tufts University School of Medicine, Tufts Medical Center, and Tufts Clinical and Translational Science Institute, Boston, Massachusetts 02111, USA
    Ann Intern Med 155:171-8. 2011
    ..Radiation therapy is one of many treatment options for patients with prostate cancer...
  27. pmc Opportunities and challenges in conducting systematic reviews to support the development of nutrient reference values: vitamin A as an example
    Robert Russell
    Jean Mayer US Department of Agriculture Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging, Tufts University, Boston, MA, USA
    Am J Clin Nutr 89:728-33. 2009
    ..Ultimately, an objective, unbiased systematic review of a defined question could be useful, not only in helping to set nutrient reference values, but also for increasing the transparency of the decision making process...
  28. ncbi Meta-analysis: the effect of dietary counseling for weight loss
    Michael L Dansinger
    Tufts New England Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts 02111, USA
    Ann Intern Med 147:41-50. 2007
    ..Dietary and lifestyle modification efforts are the primary treatments for people who are obese or overweight. The effect of dietary counseling on long-term weight change is unclear...
  29. doi Data extraction from machine-translated versus original language randomized trial reports: a comparative study
    Ethan M Balk
    Tufts Evidence based Practice Center, Institute for Clinical Research and Health Policy Studies, 800 Washington Street, Box 63, Boston, MA 02111, USA
    Syst Rev 2:97. 2013
    ..Google Translate offers free Web-based translation, but it is unknown whether its translation accuracy is sufficient to use in systematic reviews to mitigate concerns about language bias...
  30. doi A systematic review on zinc for the prevention and treatment of age-related macular degeneration
    Rohini Vishwanathan
    Carotenoids and Health Lab, Jean Mayer United States Department of Agriculture Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University, Boston, Massachusetts
    Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 54:3985-98. 2013
    ..The objective of this systematic review was to examine the evidence on zinc intake from foods and supplements in the primary prevention and treatment of AMD...
  31. ncbi Effects of fish oil supplementation on kidney transplantation: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized, controlled trials
    Athina Tatsioni
    Tufts New England Medical Center, Evidence Based Practice Center, Institute for Clinical Research and Health Policy Studies, 750 Washington Street, Box 63, Boston, MA 0211, USA
    J Am Soc Nephrol 16:2462-70. 2005
    ..00, 95% confidence interval 0.96 to 1.05). The available data (mostly derived from older studies with important methodologic limitations) do not demonstrate a consistent, clinically important benefit of fish oil in kidney transplantation...
  32. pmc The effects of mind-body therapies on the immune system: meta-analysis
    Nani Morgan
    Center for Integrative Medicine, Division of Rheumatology, Tufts Medical Center, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 9:e100903. 2014
    ..Psychological and health-restorative benefits of mind-body therapies have been investigated, but their impact on the immune system remain less defined...
  33. ncbi Hyperbilirubinemia and kernicterus: 50 years later
    Stanley Ip
    Department of Pediatrics, Tufts New England Medical Center, Boston, MA 02111, USA
    Pediatrics 114:263-4. 2004