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A descriptive analysis of a representative sample of pediatric randomized controlled trials published in 2007Download
BACKGROUND: Randomized controlled trials (RCTs) are the gold standard for trials assessing the effects of therapeutic interventions; therefore it is important to understand how they are conducted. Our objectives were to provide an overview of a representative sample of pediatric RCTs published in...
A descriptive analysis of child-relevant systematic reviews in the Cochrane Database of Systematic ReviewsDownload
Background: Systematic reviews (SRs) are considered an important tool for decision-making. There has been no recent comprehensive identification or description of child-relevant SRs. A description of existing child-relevant SRs would help to identify the extent of available child-relevant...
Brief Emergency Department Interventions for Youth Who Use Alcohol and Other Drugs: A Systematic ReviewDownload
Objective: Brief intervention (BI) is recommended for use with youth who use alcohol and other drugs. Emergency departments (EDs) can provide BIs at a time directly linked to harmful and hazardous use. The objective of this systematic review was to determine the effectiveness of EDbased BIs....
This presentation describes a project to create first-generation search filters that retrieve studies from the Ovid MEDLINE database related to Canadian Indigenous Peoples. The filters are designed to be single line searchs that can be “cut and paste” into the OVID Medline search box.
Developing a child health trials register: benefits, challenges and solutions
An overview of the development of a pediatric controlled trials register, the World's most comprehensive register of published pediatric trials.
Background: Bronchodilators are commonly used for acute bronchiolitis, despite uncertain effectiveness. Objectives: To examine the efficacy and safety of epinephrine in children less than two with acute viral bronchiolitis. Search methods: We searched CENTRAL (2010, Issue 3) which contains the...
Filter to Retrieve Articles Related to Indigenous Peoples of New Brunswick from the OVID MEDLINE DatabaseDownload
This is one of a suite of search filters designed to retrieve studies related to Canadian Indigenous Peoples from the OVID MEDLINE database. This filter is specific to New Brunswick.