Thomas A Trikalinos

Summary

Affiliation: Tufts Medical Center
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Meta-analysis of genome-wide linkage scans for renal function traits
    Madhumathi Rao
    Division of Nephrology, Tufts Medical Center, Boston, MA, USA
    Nephrol Dial Transplant 27:647-56. 2012
  2. 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
  3. pmc Semi-automated screening of biomedical citations for systematic reviews
    Byron C Wallace
    Department of Computer Science, Tufts University, Medford, MA, USA
    BMC Bioinformatics 11:55. 2010
  4. pmc Genotype misclassification in genetic association studies of the rs1042522 TP53 (Arg72Pro) polymorphism: a systematic review of studies of breast, lung, colorectal, ovarian, and endometrial cancer
    Issa J Dahabreh
    Center for Clinical Evidence Synthesis, Institute for Clinical Research and Health Policy Studies, Tufts Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 177:1317-25. 2013
  5. ncbi Toward modernizing the systematic review pipeline in genetics: efficient updating via data mining
    Byron C Wallace
    Institute for Clinical Research and Health Policy Studies, Tufts Medical Center, Boston, MA, USA
    Genet Med 14:663-9. 2012
  6. doi 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
  7. doi Drug and device effects on peak oxygen consumption, 6-minute walk distance, and natriuretic peptides as predictors of therapeutic effects on mortality in patients with heart failure and reduced ejection fraction
    Benjamin S Wessler
    Division of Cardiology, Cardiovascular Center, Institute for Clinical Research and Health Policy Studies, Tufts Medical Center, Boston, MA, USA
    Circ Heart Fail 4:578-88. 2011
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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

Detail Information

Publications27

  1. pmc Meta-analysis of genome-wide linkage scans for renal function traits
    Madhumathi Rao
    Division of Nephrology, Tufts Medical Center, Boston, MA, USA
    Nephrol Dial Transplant 27:647-56. 2012
    ..Genome scan meta-analysis (GSMA) is a quantitative method to synthesize linkage results from independent studies and assess their concordance...
  2. 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...
  3. pmc Semi-automated screening of biomedical citations for systematic reviews
    Byron C Wallace
    Department of Computer Science, Tufts University, Medford, MA, USA
    BMC Bioinformatics 11:55. 2010
    ..We explore the application of machine learning techniques to semi-automate citation screening, thereby reducing the reviewers' workload...
  4. pmc Genotype misclassification in genetic association studies of the rs1042522 TP53 (Arg72Pro) polymorphism: a systematic review of studies of breast, lung, colorectal, ovarian, and endometrial cancer
    Issa J Dahabreh
    Center for Clinical Evidence Synthesis, Institute for Clinical Research and Health Policy Studies, Tufts Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 177:1317-25. 2013
    ..Use of tumor tissue as the source of genotyping material for cases is associated with significant bias in the estimate of the genetic effect in cancer genetic association studies...
  5. ncbi Toward modernizing the systematic review pipeline in genetics: efficient updating via data mining
    Byron C Wallace
    Institute for Clinical Research and Health Policy Studies, Tufts Medical Center, Boston, MA, USA
    Genet Med 14:663-9. 2012
    ..The aim of this study was to demonstrate that modern data mining tools can be used as one step in reducing the labor necessary to produce and maintain systematic reviews...
  6. doi 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...
  7. doi Drug and device effects on peak oxygen consumption, 6-minute walk distance, and natriuretic peptides as predictors of therapeutic effects on mortality in patients with heart failure and reduced ejection fraction
    Benjamin S Wessler
    Division of Cardiology, Cardiovascular Center, Institute for Clinical Research and Health Policy Studies, Tufts Medical Center, Boston, MA, USA
    Circ Heart Fail 4:578-88. 2011
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  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. pmc Heterogeneity of the phenotypic definition of coronary artery disease and its impact on genetic association studies
    Georgios D Kitsios
    Institute for Clinical Research and Health Policy Studies, Tufts Medical Center and Sackler School of Graduate Biomedical Sciences, Tufts University, Boston, MA 02111, USA
    Circ Cardiovasc Genet 4:58-67. 2011
    ..We assessed the extent of phenotypic heterogeneity and quantified its impact in a large literature sample of association studies...
  12. ncbi Systematic review: charged-particle radiation therapy for cancer
    Teruhiko Terasawa
    Tufts Medical Center Evidence based Practice Center, Institute for Clinical Research and Health Policy Studies, Tufts Medical Center, 800 Washington Street, Boston, MA 02111, USA
    Ann Intern Med 151:556-65. 2009
    ..Radiation therapy with charged particles can potentially deliver maximum doses while minimizing irradiation of surrounding tissues, and it may be more effective or less harmful than other forms of radiation therapy...
  13. 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)...
  14. pmc Dose of erythropoiesis-stimulating agents and adverse outcomes in CKD: a metaregression analysis
    Ioannis Koulouridis
    Department of Medicine, Division of Nephrology, Kidney and Dialysis Research Laboratory, St Elizabeth s Medical Center, Boston, MA 02135, USA
    Am J Kidney Dis 61:44-56. 2013
    ..Targeting higher hemoglobin levels with erythropoiesis-stimulating agents (ESAs) to treat the anemia of chronic kidney disease (CKD) is associated with increased cardiovascular risk...
  15. pmc Electrocardiogram screening for disorders that cause sudden cardiac death in asymptomatic children: a meta-analysis
    Angie Mae Rodday
    Tufts Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Pediatrics 129:e999-1010. 2012
    ..We estimated (1) phenotypic (ECG- or echocardiogram [ECHO]-based) prevalence of selected pediatric disorders associated with SCD, and (2) sensitivity, specificity, and predictive value of ECG, alone or with ECHO...
  16. 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...
  17. doi Parity and risk of lung cancer in women: systematic review and meta-analysis of epidemiological studies
    Issa J Dahabreh
    Center for Clinical Evidence Synthesis, Institute for Clinical Research and Health Policy Studies, Tufts Medical Center, Boston, MA, USA
    Lung Cancer 76:150-8. 2012
    ..Future studies should include analyses in well-defined histological disease subgroups...
  18. pmc CYP2D6 testing to predict response to tamoxifen in women with breast cancer: Pharmacogenomic
    Issa Dahabreh
    ICRHPS, Tufts Medical Center Department of Internal Medicine, Fujita Health University School of Medicine Tufts Medical Center and Tufts Evidence based Practice Center, Institute for Clinical Research and Health Policy Studies, Tufts Medical Center
    PLoS Curr 2:RRN1176. 2010
    ..A test predicting lack of response to tamoxifen could supplement information used by clinicians and patients in treatment decision-making. For example, physicians and patients may opt to switch to an alternative therapy upfront...
  19. doi Systematic review: Anti-epidermal growth factor receptor treatment effect modification by KRAS mutations in advanced colorectal cancer
    Issa J Dahabreh
    Center for Clinical Evidence Synthesis, Institute for Clinical Research and Health Policy Studies, Tufts Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts 02111, USA
    Ann Intern Med 154:37-49. 2011
    ..KRAS mutations have been extensively investigated as predictive biomarkers for treatment of advanced colorectal cancer with the anti-epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) antibodies cetuximab and panitumumab...
  20. pmc BCR-ABL mutation testing to predict response to tyrosine kinase inhibitors in patients with chronic myeloid leukemia
    Teruhiko Terasawa
    Department of Internal Medicine, Fujita Health University School of Medicine ICRHPS, Tufts Medical Center and Tufts Evidence based Practice Center, Institute for Clinical Research and Health Policy Studies, Tufts Medical Center
    PLoS Curr 2:RRN1204. 2010
    ..Testing for mutations in BCR-ABL1 may predict lack of response to imatinib or may inform the choice between alternative TKIs...
  21. doi Risk of arrhythmic and nonarrhythmic death in patients with heart failure and chronic kidney disease
    Alawi A Alsheikh-Ali
    Institute for Clinical Research and Health Policy Studies, Tufts Medical Center, Boston, MA, USA
    Am Heart J 161:204-209.e1. 2011
    ....
  22. pmc Paraoxonase 1 polymorphisms and ischemic stroke risk: A systematic review and meta-analysis
    Issa J Dahabreh
    Institute for Clinical Research and Health Policy Studies, Tufts Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Genet Med 12:606-15. 2010
    ..We performed a meta-analysis of published studies investigating the association between ischemic stroke and two nonsynonymous PON1 polymorphisms, rs662 (p.Q192R) and rs854560 (p.L55M) in humans...
  23. doi Quantitative evaluation of drug or device effects on ventricular remodeling as predictors of therapeutic effects on mortality in patients with heart failure and reduced ejection fraction: a meta-analytic approach
    Daniel G Kramer
    Division of Cardiology and the CardioVascular Center, Tufts Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts 02111, USA
    J Am Coll Cardiol 56:392-406. 2010
    ..The purpose of this study was to quantitatively assess the relationship between therapy-induced changes in left ventricular (LV) remodeling and longer-term outcomes in patients with left ventricular dysfunction (LVD)...
  24. pmc The empirical basis for determinations of medical futility
    Ezra Gabbay
    Division of Nephrology, Tufts Medical Center, Boston, MA 02111, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 25:1083-9. 2010
    ..Our objective was to systematically review the criteria for futility and the strength of empirical evidence across clinical studies that purport to support or refute claims of futility...
  25. pmc Meta-Analyst: software for meta-analysis of binary, continuous and diagnostic data
    Byron C Wallace
    Center for Clinical Evidence Synthesis, Institute for Clinical Research and Health Policy Studies, Tufts Medical Center, Boston, MA 02111, USA
    BMC Med Res Methodol 9:80. 2009
    ..In practice, most meta-analyses are performed in general statistical packages or dedicated meta-analysis programs...
  26. doi Decision-analytic modeling to evaluate benefits and harms of medical tests: uses and limitations
    Thomas A Trikalinos
    Tufts Evidence Based Practice Center and Center for Clinical Evidence Synthesis, Tufts Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Med Decis Making 29:E22-9. 2009
    ....
  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...