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Interventions for waterpipe tobacco smoking prevention and cessation: a systematic review.

Jawad M, Jawad S, Waziry RK, Ballout RA, Akl EA.

Sci Rep. 2016 May 11;6:25872. doi: 10.1038/srep25872.


Consensus statement on assessment of waterpipe smoking in epidemiological studies.

Maziak W, Ben Taleb Z, Jawad M, Afifi R, Nakkash R, Akl EA, Ward KD, Salloum RG, Barnett TE, Primack BA, Sherman S, Cobb CO, Sutfin EL, Eissenberg T; Expert Panel on Waterpipe Assessment in Epidemiological Studies.

Tob Control. 2016 May 10. pii: tobaccocontrol-2016-052958. doi: 10.1136/tobaccocontrol-2016-052958. [Epub ahead of print]


Use of heparins in patients with cancer: individual participant data meta-analysis of randomised trials study protocol.

Schünemann HJ, Ventresca M, Crowther M, Briel M, Zhou Q, Garcia D, Lyman G, Noble S, Macbeth F, Griffiths G, DiNisio M, Iorio A, Beyene J, Mbuagbaw L, Neumann I, Van Es N, Brouwers M, Brozek J, Guyatt G, Levine M, Moll S, Santesso N, Streiff M, Baldeh T, Florez I, Gurunlu Alma O, Solh Z, Ageno W, Marcucci M, Bozas G, Zulian G, Maraveyas A, Lebeau B, Buller H, Evans J, McBane R, Bleker S, Pelzer U, Akl EA; IPDMA heparin use in cancer patients research group.

BMJ Open. 2016 Apr 29;6(4):e010569. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2015-010569.


The effects of waterpipe tobacco smoking on health outcomes: an updated systematic review and meta-analysis.

Waziry R, Jawad M, Ballout RA, Al Akel M, Akl EA.

Int J Epidemiol. 2016 Apr 13. pii: dyw021. [Epub ahead of print]


Requirements of Clinical Journals for Authors' Disclosure of Financial and Non-Financial Conflicts of Interest: A Cross Sectional Study.

Shawwa K, Kallas R, Koujanian S, Agarwal A, Neumann I, Alexander P, Tikkinen KA, Guyatt G, Akl EA.

PLoS One. 2016 Mar 31;11(3):e0152301. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0152301. eCollection 2016.


How to treat ankylosing spondylitis and nonradiographic axial spondyloarthritis. Key practical messages from the 2015 American College of Rheumatology recommendations.

Uthman I, Noureldine MH, Arayssi T, Chalhoub NE, Akl EA.

Pol Arch Med Wewn. 2016 Mar 24;126(4):254-61. doi: 10.20452/pamw.3337. Epub 2016 Mar 24.


Meta-analysis of antibiotics versus appendicectomy for non-perforated acute appendicitis.

Sallinen V, Akl EA, You JJ, Agarwal A, Shoucair S, Vandvik PO, Agoritsas T, Heels-Ansdell D, Guyatt GH, Tikkinen KA.

Br J Surg. 2016 Mar 17. doi: 10.1002/bjs.10147. [Epub ahead of print] Review.


Three challenges described for identifying participants with missing data in trials reports, and potential solutions suggested to systematic reviewers.

Akl EA, Kahale LA, Ebrahim S, Alonso-Coello P, Schünemann HJ, Guyatt GH.

J Clin Epidemiol. 2016 Mar 2. pii: S0895-4356(16)00159-1. doi: 10.1016/j.jclinepi.2016.02.022. [Epub ahead of print]


Development of the GRADE Evidence to Decision (EtD) frameworks for tests in clinical practice and public health.

Schünemann HJ, Mustafa R, Brozek J, Santesso N, Alonso-Coello P, Guyatt G, Scholten R, Langendam M, Leeflang MM, Akl EA, Singh J, Meerpohl J, Hultcrantz M, Bossuyt P, Oxman AD; GRADE Working Group.

J Clin Epidemiol. 2016 Feb 27. pii: S0895-4356(16)00136-0. doi: 10.1016/j.jclinepi.2016.01.032. [Epub ahead of print]


Knowledge, beliefs and attitudes of physicians in low and middle-income countries regarding interacting with pharmaceutical companies: a systematic review.

Lotfi T, Morsi RZ, Rajabbik MH, Alkhaled L, Kahale L, Nass H, Brax H, Fadlallah R, Akl EA.

BMC Health Serv Res. 2016 Feb 17;16(1):57. doi: 10.1186/s12913-016-1299-4.


Antithrombotic Therapy for VTE Disease: CHEST Guideline and Expert Panel Report.

Kearon C, Akl EA, Ornelas J, Blaivas A, Jimenez D, Bounameaux H, Huisman M, King CS, Morris TA, Sood N, Stevens SM, Vintch JR, Wells P, Woller SC, Moores L.

Chest. 2016 Feb;149(2):315-52. doi: 10.1016/j.chest.2015.11.026. Epub 2016 Jan 7.


Guidelines on vitamin D replacement in bariatric surgery: Identification and systematic appraisal.

Chakhtoura MT, Nakhoul N, Akl EA, Mantzoros CS, El Hajj Fuleihan GA.

Metabolism. 2016 Apr;65(4):586-97. doi: 10.1016/j.metabol.2015.12.013. Epub 2016 Jan 4. Review.


Improving GRADE evidence tables part 3: detailed guidance for explanatory footnotes supports creating and understanding GRADE certainty in the evidence judgments.

Santesso N, Carrasco-Labra A, Langendam M, Brignardello-Petersen R, Mustafa RA, Heus P, Lasserson T, Opiyo N, Kunnamo I, Sinclair D, Garner P, Treweek S, Tovey D, Akl EA, Tugwell P, Brozek JL, Guyatt G, Schünemann HJ.

J Clin Epidemiol. 2016 Jan 12. pii: S0895-4356(15)00582-X. doi: 10.1016/j.jclinepi.2015.12.006. [Epub ahead of print]


Improving GRADE evidence tables part 1: a randomized trial shows improved understanding of content in summary of findings tables with a new format.

Carrasco-Labra A, Brignardello-Petersen R, Santesso N, Neumann I, Mustafa RA, Mbuagbaw L, Etxeandia Ikobaltzeta I, De Stio C, McCullagh LJ, Alonso-Coello P, Meerpohl JJ, Vandvik PO, Brozek JL, Akl EA, Bossuyt P, Churchill R, Glenton C, Rosenbaum S, Tugwell P, Welch V, Garner P, Guyatt G, Schünemann HJ.

J Clin Epidemiol. 2016 Jan 11. pii: S0895-4356(15)00583-1. doi: 10.1016/j.jclinepi.2015.12.007. [Epub ahead of print]


A guide for health professionals to interpret and use recommendations in guidelines developed with the GRADE approach.

Neumann I, Santesso N, Akl EA, Rind DM, Vandvik PO, Alonso-Coello P, Agoritsas T, Mustafa RA, Alexander PE, Schünemann H, Guyatt GH.

J Clin Epidemiol. 2016 Apr;72:45-55. doi: 10.1016/j.jclinepi.2015.11.017. Epub 2016 Jan 6. Review.


Compression Stockings for Preventing the Postthrombotic Syndrome in Patients with Deep Vein Thrombosis.

Berntsen CF, Kristiansen A, Akl EA, Sandset PM, Jacobsen EM, Guyatt G, Vandvik PO.

Am J Med. 2016 Apr;129(4):447.e1-447.e20. doi: 10.1016/j.amjmed.2015.11.031. Epub 2015 Dec 31.


Stakeholders' perceptions of rehabilitation services for individuals living with disability: a survey study.

Darzi AJ, Officer A, Abualghaib O, Akl EA.

Health Qual Life Outcomes. 2016 Jan 8;14:2. doi: 10.1186/s12955-016-0406-x.


Safety engineered injection devices for intramuscular, subcutaneous and intradermal injections in healthcare delivery settings: a systematic review and meta-analysis.

Harb AC, Tarabay R, Diab B, Ballout RA, Khamassi S, Akl EA.

BMC Nurs. 2015 Dec 30;14:71. doi: 10.1186/s12912-015-0119-1. eCollection 2015.


Reporting missing participant data in randomised trials: systematic survey of the methodological literature and a proposed guide.

Akl EA, Shawwa K, Kahale LA, Agoritsas T, Brignardello-Petersen R, Busse JW, Carrasco-Labra A, Ebrahim S, Johnston BC, Neumann I, Sola I, Sun X, Vandvik P, Zhang Y, Alonso-Coello P, Guyatt GH.

BMJ Open. 2015 Dec 30;5(12):e008431. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2015-008431.


Effect of Lowering the Dialysate Temperature in Chronic Hemodialysis: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.

Mustafa RA, Bdair F, Akl EA, Garg AX, Thiessen-Philbrook H, Salameh H, Kisra S, Nesrallah G, Al-Jaishi A, Patel P, Patel P, Mustafa AA, Schünemann HJ.

Clin J Am Soc Nephrol. 2016 Mar 7;11(3):442-57. doi: 10.2215/CJN.04580415. Epub 2015 Dec 28.

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