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Background Systematic reviewers seek to comprehensively search for relevant studies and summarize these to present the most valid estimate of intervention effectiveness. The more resources searched, the higher the yield, and thus time and costs required to conduct a systematic review. While there...
The Effects of Audience Response Systems on Learning Outcomes in Health Professions Education: a Best Evidence Medical Education (BEME) Systematic Review
The Effects of Audience Response Systems on Learning Outcomes in Health Professions Education: a Best Evidence Medical Education (BEME) Systematic ReviewDownload
This review demonstrates that audience response systems have a positive impact on knowledge based learning outcomes with the most significant impact being observed when compared to non-interactive teaching methods. Learner reaction to the ARS was nearly all positive. A formal meta-analysis is...
Teaching Musculoskeletal Clinical Skills: A Best Evidence in Medical Education (BEME) Systematic Review of Techniques and Their Efficacy
Teaching Musculoskeletal Clinical Skills: A Best Evidence in Medical Education (BEME) Systematic Review of Techniques and Their EfficacyDownload
This review provides supportive evidence for the use of several instructional methods to teach MSK skills with most studies supporting patient educator, interactive small group teaching and computer assisted learning. As class sizes grow, interest in the use of alternate instructional methods is...
Steroids and bronchodilators for acute bronchiolitis in the first two years of life: systematic review and meta-analysis.Download
Objective To evaluate and compare the efficacy and safety of bronchodilators and steroids, alone or combined, for the acute management of bronchiolitis in children aged less than 2 years. Design Systematic review and meta-analysis. Data sources Medline, Embase, Central, Scopus, PubMed, LILACS,...
Background: Methamphetamine (MA) is a potent stimulant that is readily available. Its effects are similar to cocaine, but the drug has a profile associated with increased acute and chronic toxicities. The objective of this systematic review was to identify and synthesize literature on risk...
Objective: To quantify bias related to specific methodological characteristics in child-relevant randomized controlled trials (RCTs). Design: Meta-epidemiological study. Data Sources: We identified systematic reviews containing a meta-analysis with 10–40 RCTs that were relevant to child health in...
Introduction: Non-invasive ventilation (NIV) in children has become an increasingly common modality of breathing support where pressure support is delivered through a mask interface or less commonly through other non-invasive interfaces. At this time, NIV is considered a first-line option for...
From the trenches: a cross-sectional study applying the GRADE tool in systematic reviews of healthcare interventions.Download
Background GRADE was developed to address shortcomings of tools to rate the quality of a body of evidence. While much has been published about GRADE, there are few empirical and systematic evaluations. Objective To assess GRADE for systematic reviews (SRs) in terms of inter-rater agreement and...
Controlled trials in children: quantity, methodological quality and descriptive characteristics of pediatric controlled trials published 1948-2006.Download
Background The objective of this study was to describe randomized controlled trials (RCTs) and controlled clinical trials (CCTs) in child health published between 1948 and 2006, in terms of quantity, methodological quality, and publication and trial characteristics. We used the Trials Register...
Children are often touted as being very important members of society because they represent our future. Optimizing their health outcomes has the potential for a huge impact on public health because children are at an early stage in the life trajectory. But it is often unclear how society...