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A cross-sectional study examining convergent validity of a frailty index based on electronic medical records in a Canadian primary care program.

Abbasi M, Khera S, Dabravolskaj J, Vandermeer B, Theou O, Rolfson D, Clegg A.

BMC Geriatr. 2019 Apr 16;19(1):109. doi: 10.1186/s12877-019-1119-x.


Association between harm reduction strategies and healthcare utilization in patients on long-term prescribed opioid therapy presenting to acute healthcare settings: a protocol for a systematic review and meta-analysis.

Deschamps J, Gilbertson J, Straube S, Dong K, MacMaster FP, Korownyk C, Montgomery L, Mahaffey R, Downar J, Clarke H, Muscedere J, Rittenbach K, Featherstone R, Sebastianski M, Vandermeer B, Lynam D, Magnussen R, Bagshaw SM, Rewa OG.

Syst Rev. 2019 Apr 5;8(1):88. doi: 10.1186/s13643-019-0997-5.


Asymptomatic bacteriuria in pregnancy: systematic reviews of screening and treatment effectiveness and patient preferences.

Wingert A, Pillay J, Sebastianski M, Gates M, Featherstone R, Shave K, Vandermeer B, Hartling L.

BMJ Open. 2019 Mar 13;9(3):e021347. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2017-021347.


Performance of commercial tests for molecular detection of Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC): a systematic review and meta-analysis protocol.

Tarr GAM, Lin CY, Lorenzetti D, Chui L, Tarr PI, Hartling L, Vandermeer B, Freedman SB.

BMJ Open. 2019 Mar 7;9(3):e025950. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2018-025950.


Brain natriuretic peptide to predict successful liberation from mechanical ventilation in critically ill patients: protocol for a systematic review and meta-analysis.

Deschamps J, Webber J, Featherstone R, Sebastianski M, Vandermeer B, Senaratne J, Bagshaw SM.

BMJ Open. 2019 Feb 12;9(2):e022600. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2018-022600.


Screening for chlamydia and/or gonorrhea in primary health care: protocol for systematic review.

Pillay J, Moore A, Rahman P, Lewin G, Reynolds D, Riva J, Thériault G, Thombs B, Wilson B, Robinson J, Ramdyal A, Cadieux G, Featherstone R, Burchell AN, Dillon JA, Singh A, Wong T, Doull M, Traversy G, Courage S, MacGregor T, Johnson C, Vandermeer B, Hartling L.

Syst Rev. 2018 Dec 26;7(1):248. doi: 10.1186/s13643-018-0904-5.


Study protocol for a randomised controlled trial of humanoid robot-based distraction for venipuncture pain in children.

Ali S, Sivakumar M, Beran T, Scott SD, Vandermeer B, Curtis S, Jou H, Hartling L.

BMJ Open. 2018 Dec 14;8(12):e023366. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2018-023366.


Determining the optimal time for liberation from renal replacement therapy in critically ill patients: protocol for a systematic review and meta-analysis (DOnE RRT).

Al Saadon A, Katulka R, Sebastianski M, Featherstone R, Vandermeer B, Gibney RTN, Rewa OG, Bagshaw SM.

BMJ Open. 2018 Nov 25;8(11):e023306. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2018-023306.


What are the most common conditions in primary care? Systematic review.

Finley CR, Chan DS, Garrison S, Korownyk C, Kolber MR, Campbell S, Eurich DT, Lindblad AJ, Vandermeer B, Allan GM.

Can Fam Physician. 2018 Nov;64(11):832-840.


Does a maternal history of abuse before pregnancy affect pregnancy outcomes? A systematic review with meta-analysis.

Nesari M, Olson JK, Vandermeer B, Slater L, Olson DM.

BMC Pregnancy Childbirth. 2018 Oct 16;18(1):404. doi: 10.1186/s12884-018-2030-8.


Glucocorticoids for croup in children.

Gates A, Gates M, Vandermeer B, Johnson C, Hartling L, Johnson DW, Klassen TP.

Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2018 Aug 22;8:CD001955. doi: 10.1002/14651858.CD001955.pub4.


Measuring Disease Activity and Damage with Validated Metrics: A Systematic Review on Mortality and Damage in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus.

Keeling SO, Vandermeer B, Medina J, Chatterley T, Nevskaya T, Pope J, Alaburubalnabi Z, Bissonauth A, Touma Z.

J Rheumatol. 2018 Oct;45(10):1448-1461. doi: 10.3899/jrheum.171310. Epub 2018 Aug 15.


Practice Variations in the Diagnosis, Monitoring, and Treatment of Systemic Lupus Erythematosus in Canada.

Keeling SO, Bissonauth A, Bernatsky S, Vandermeer B, Fortin PR, Gladman DD, Peschken C, Urowitz MB.

J Rheumatol. 2018 Oct;45(10):1440-1447. doi: 10.3899/jrheum.171307. Epub 2018 Aug 1.


Monitoring of Osteonecrosis in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus: A Systematic Review and Metaanalysis.

Hussein S, Suitner M, Béland-Bonenfant S, Baril-Dionne A, Vandermeer B, Santesso N, Keeling S, Pope JE, Fifi-Mah A, Bourré-Tessier J.

J Rheumatol. 2018 Oct;45(10):1462-1476. doi: 10.3899/jrheum.170837. Epub 2018 Jul 1.


Evaluation of the reliability, usability, and applicability of AMSTAR, AMSTAR 2, and ROBIS: protocol for a descriptive analytic study.

Gates A, Gates M, Duarte G, Cary M, Becker M, Prediger B, Vandermeer B, Fernandes RM, Pieper D, Hartling L.

Syst Rev. 2018 Jun 13;7(1):85. doi: 10.1186/s13643-018-0746-1. Review.


Harms of Antipsychotics in Children and Young Adults: A Systematic Review Update.

Pillay J, Boylan K, Newton A, Hartling L, Vandermeer B, Nuspl M, MacGregor T, Featherstone R, Carrey N.

Can J Psychiatry. 2018 Oct;63(10):661-678. doi: 10.1177/0706743718779950. Epub 2018 Jun 4.


Evaluating the effectiveness of systemic corticosteroids to mitigate relapse in children assessed and treated for acute asthma: A network meta-analysis.

Kirkland SW, Vandermeer B, Campbell S, Villa-Roel C, Newton A, Ducharme FM, Rowe BH.

J Asthma. 2018 Jun 22:1-12. doi: 10.1080/02770903.2018.1467444. [Epub ahead of print]


Response to Dr. Livia Puljak's letter about our published article.

Gates A, Vandermeer B, Hartling L.

J Clin Epidemiol. 2018 Jul;99:169-170. doi: 10.1016/j.jclinepi.2018.03.001. Epub 2018 Mar 12. No abstract available.


Comparison of nuisance parameters in pediatric versus adult randomized trials: a meta-epidemiologic empirical evaluation.

Vandermeer B, van der Tweel I, Jansen-van der Weide MC, Weinreich SS, Contopoulos-Ioannidis DG, Bassler D, Fernandes RM, Askie L, Saloojee H, Baiardi P, Ellenberg SS, van der Lee JH.

BMC Med Res Methodol. 2018 Jan 10;18(1):7. doi: 10.1186/s12874-017-0456-8.


Technology-assisted risk of bias assessment in systematic reviews: a prospective cross-sectional evaluation of the RobotReviewer machine learning tool.

Gates A, Vandermeer B, Hartling L.

J Clin Epidemiol. 2018 Apr;96:54-62. doi: 10.1016/j.jclinepi.2017.12.015. Epub 2017 Dec 28.


The Conduct and Reporting of Child Health Research: An Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials Published in 2012 and Evaluation of Change over 5 Years.

Gates A, Hartling L, Vandermeer B, Caldwell P, Contopoulos-Ioannidis DG, Curtis S, Fernandes RM, Klassen TP, Williams K, Dyson MP.

J Pediatr. 2018 Feb;193:237-244.e37. doi: 10.1016/j.jpeds.2017.09.014. Epub 2017 Nov 21. Review.


Effectiveness of Multifaceted Care Approach on Adverse Clinical Outcomes in Nondiabetic CKD: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis.

Bello AK, Qarni B, Samimi A, Okel J, Chatterley T, Okpechi IG, Vandermeer B, Braam B.

Kidney Int Rep. 2017 Feb 16;2(4):617-625. doi: 10.1016/j.ekir.2017.02.007. eCollection 2017 Jul.


The impact of breast reduction surgery on breastfeeding: Systematic review of observational studies.

Kraut RY, Brown E, Korownyk C, Katz LS, Vandermeer B, Babenko O, Gross MS, Campbell S, Allan GM.

PLoS One. 2017 Oct 19;12(10):e0186591. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0186591. eCollection 2017. Review.


First- and Second-Generation Antipsychotics in Children and Young Adults: Systematic Review Update [Internet].

Pillay J, Boylan K, Carrey N, Newton A, Vandermeer B, Nuspl M, MacGregor T, Jafri SHA, Featherstone R, Hartling L.

Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (US); 2017 Mar.


Grey literature in systematic reviews: a cross-sectional study of the contribution of non-English reports, unpublished studies and dissertations to the results of meta-analyses in child-relevant reviews.

Hartling L, Featherstone R, Nuspl M, Shave K, Dryden DM, Vandermeer B.

BMC Med Res Methodol. 2017 Apr 19;17(1):64. doi: 10.1186/s12874-017-0347-z.


Bisphosphonates for steroid-induced osteoporosis.

Allen CS, Yeung JH, Vandermeer B, Homik J.

Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2016 Oct 5;10:CD001347. Review.


The contribution of databases to the results of systematic reviews: a cross-sectional study.

Hartling L, Featherstone R, Nuspl M, Shave K, Dryden DM, Vandermeer B.

BMC Med Res Methodol. 2016 Sep 26;16(1):127.


Prioritizing Systemic Corticosteroid Treatments to Mitigate Relapse in Adults With Acute Asthma: A Systematic Review and Network Meta-analysis.

Rowe BH, Kirkland SW, Vandermeer B, Campbell S, Newton A, Ducharme FM, Villa-Roel C.

Acad Emerg Med. 2017 Mar;24(3):371-381. doi: 10.1111/acem.13107. Review.


Helicobacter pylori status among patients undergoing gastroscopy in rural northern Alberta.

Colmers-Gray IN, Vandermeer B, Greidanus RI, Kolber MR.

Can Fam Physician. 2016 Sep;62(9):e547-54.


Effectiveness of Interventions to Decrease Emergency Department Visits by Adult Frequent Users: A Systematic Review.

Moe J, Kirkland SW, Rawe E, Ospina MB, Vandermeer B, Campbell S, Rowe BH.

Acad Emerg Med. 2017 Jan;24(1):40-52. doi: 10.1111/acem.13060. Review.


Nutritional support for critically ill children.

Joffe A, Anton N, Lequier L, Vandermeer B, Tjosvold L, Larsen B, Hartling L.

Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2016 May 27;(5):CD005144. doi: 10.1002/14651858.CD005144.pub3. Review.


Drugs for the acute treatment of migraine in children and adolescents.

Richer L, Billinghurst L, Linsdell MA, Russell K, Vandermeer B, Crumley ET, Durec T, Klassen TP, Hartling L.

Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2016 Apr 19;4:CD005220. doi: 10.1002/14651858.CD005220.pub2. Review.


Amphetamines for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children and adolescents.

Punja S, Shamseer L, Hartling L, Urichuk L, Vandermeer B, Nikles J, Vohra S.

Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2016 Feb 4;2:CD009996. doi: 10.1002/14651858.CD009996.pub2. Review.


Effect of Phototherapy on the Reliability of Transcutaneous Bilirubin Devices in Term and Near-Term Infants: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.

Nagar G, Vandermeer B, Campbell S, Kumar M.

Neonatology. 2016;109(3):203-12. doi: 10.1159/000442195. Epub 2016 Jan 21. Review.


Behavioral Programs for Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus: A Systematic Review and Network Meta-analysis.

Pillay J, Armstrong MJ, Butalia S, Donovan LE, Sigal RJ, Vandermeer B, Chordiya P, Dhakal S, Hartling L, Nuspl M, Featherstone R, Dryden DM.

Ann Intern Med. 2015 Dec 1;163(11):848-60. doi: 10.7326/M15-1400. Epub 2015 Sep 29. Review.


Behavioral Programs for Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis.

Pillay J, Armstrong MJ, Butalia S, Donovan LE, Sigal RJ, Chordiya P, Dhakal S, Vandermeer B, Hartling L, Nuspl M, Featherstone R, Dryden DM.

Ann Intern Med. 2015 Dec 1;163(11):836-47. doi: 10.7326/M15-1399. Epub 2015 Sep 29. Review.


Variation among cardiovascular risk calculators in relative risk increases with identical risk factor increases.

Allan GM, Nouri F, Korownyk C, Kolber MR, Vandermeer B, McCormack J.

BMC Res Notes. 2015 Sep 7;8:417. doi: 10.1186/s13104-015-1401-8.


Methotrexate for maintenance of remission in ulcerative colitis.

Wang Y, MacDonald JK, Vandermeer B, Griffiths AM, El-Matary W.

Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2015 Aug 11;(8):CD007560. doi: 10.1002/14651858.CD007560.pub3. Review.


Intravenous immunoglobulin for presumed viral myocarditis in children and adults.

Robinson J, Hartling L, Vandermeer B, Klassen TP.

Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2015 May 20;(5):CD004370. doi: 10.1002/14651858.CD004370.pub3. Review.


Positron Emission Tomography for Nine Cancers (Bladder, Brain, Cervical, Kidney, Ovarian, Pancreatic, Prostate, Small Cell Lung, Testicular) [Internet].

Ospina MB, Horton J, Seida J, Vandermeer B, Liang G, McEwan AJ, Gulenchyn K.

Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (US); 2008 Dec 1.


Ultrasound or near-infrared vascular imaging to guide peripheral intravenous catheterization in children: a pragmatic randomized controlled trial.

Curtis SJ, Craig WR, Logue E, Vandermeer B, Hanson A, Klassen T.

CMAJ. 2015 May 19;187(8):563-570. doi: 10.1503/cmaj.141012. Epub 2015 Apr 20.


Randomized Trials of Secondary Prevention Programs in Coronary Artery Disease: A Systematic Review [Internet].

Clark AM, McAlister FA, Hartling L, Vandermeer B.

Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (US); 2005 Dec 5.


Test ordering for preventive health care among family medicine residents.

Fung D, Schabort I, MacLean CA, Asrar FM, Khory A, Vandermeer B, Allan GM.

Can Fam Physician. 2015 Mar;61(3):256-62.


Diagnosing clinically significant dehydration in children with acute gastroenteritis using noninvasive methods: a meta-analysis.

Freedman SB, Vandermeer B, Milne A, Hartling L; Pediatric Emergency Research Canada Gastroenteritis Study Group.

J Pediatr. 2015 Apr;166(4):908-16.e1-6. doi: 10.1016/j.jpeds.2014.12.029. Epub 2015 Jan 29. Review.


Contributors to primary care guidelines: What are their professions and how many of them have conflicts of interest?

Allan GM, Kraut R, Crawshay A, Korownyk C, Vandermeer B, Kolber MR.

Can Fam Physician. 2015 Jan;61(1):52-8.


Televised medical talk shows--what they recommend and the evidence to support their recommendations: a prospective observational study.

Korownyk C, Kolber MR, McCormack J, Lam V, Overbo K, Cotton C, Finley C, Turgeon RD, Garrison S, Lindblad AJ, Banh HL, Campbell-Scherer D, Vandermeer B, Allan GM.

BMJ. 2014 Dec 17;349:g7346. doi: 10.1136/bmj.g7346.


A meta-epidemiological study to examine the association between bias and treatment effects in neonatal trials.

Bialy L, Vandermeer B, Lacaze-Masmonteil T, Dryden DM, Hartling L.

Evid Based Child Health. 2014 Dec;9(4):1052-9. doi: 10.1002/ebch.1985.


Lifestyle Interventions for Four Conditions: Type 2 Diabetes, Metabolic Syndrome, Breast Cancer, and Prostate Cancer [Internet].

Sumamo E, Ha C, Korownyk C, Vandermeer B, Dryden DM.

Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (US); 2011 May 26.


Mortality risk among sulfonylureas: a systematic review and network meta-analysis.

Simpson SH, Lee J, Choi S, Vandermeer B, Abdelmoneim AS, Featherstone TR.

Lancet Diabetes Endocrinol. 2015 Jan;3(1):43-51. doi: 10.1016/S2213-8587(14)70213-X. Epub 2014 Oct 22.


Systematic reviews, overviews of reviews and comparative effectiveness reviews: a discussion of approaches to knowledge synthesis.

Hartling L, Vandermeer B, Fernandes RM.

Evid Based Child Health. 2014 Jun;9(2):486-94. doi: 10.1002/ebch.1968. Review.


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