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Long-term Use of Acamprosate Calcium for Alcoholism: A Review of the Clinical Effectiveness, Safety, and Guidelines [Internet]. Ottawa (ON): Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health; 2015 May 29.

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METHODS

Literature Search Strategy

A limited literature search was conducted on key resources including PubMed, MEDLINE, Embase, PsycINFO, The Cochrane Library, University of York Centre for Reviews and Dissemination (CRD) databases, Canadian and major international health technology agencies, as well as a focused Internet search. No filters were applied to limit the retrieval by study type. Where possible, retrieval was limited to the human population. The search was also limited to English language documents published between January 1, 2005 and April 28, 2015.

Selection Criteria and Methods

One reviewer screened citations and selected studies. In the first level of screening, titles and abstracts were reviewed and potentially relevant articles were retrieved and assessed for inclusion. The final selection of full-text articles was based on the inclusion criteria presented in Table 1.

Table 1. Selection Criteria.

Table 1

Selection Criteria.

Exclusion Criteria

Studies were excluded if they did not satisfy the selection criteria, if they were duplicate publications, or were published prior to 2005. Guidelines were excluded, if the methodology used was unclear.

Critical Appraisal of Individual Studies

Critical appraisal of a study was conducted based on an assessment tool appropriate for the particular study design. The AGREE II checklist12 was used for appraising the guidelines.

For the critical appraisal, a numeric score was not calculated. Instead, the strength and limitations of the study were described.

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