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The reporting of progression criteria in protocols of pilot trials designed to assess the feasibility of main trials is insufficient: a meta-epidemiological study.

Mbuagbaw L, Kosa SD, Lawson DO, Stalteri R, Olaiya OR, Alotaibi A, Thabane L.

Pilot Feasibility Stud. 2019 Nov 3;5:120. doi: 10.1186/s40814-019-0500-z. eCollection 2019.


Quality of reporting in abstracts of RCTs published in emergency medicine journals: a systematic survey of the literature suggests we can do better.

Germini F, Marcucci M, Fedele M, Galli MG, Heath T, Mbuagbaw L, Salvatori V, Veronese G, Worster A, Thabane L.

Emerg Med J. 2019 Nov 6. pii: emermed-2019-208629. doi: 10.1136/emermed-2019-208629. [Epub ahead of print]


Incremental healthcare utilisation and costs among new senior high-cost users in Ontario, Canada: a retrospective matched cohort study.

Muratov S, Lee J, Holbrook A, Guertin JR, Mbuagbaw L, Paterson JM, Gomes T, Pequeno P, Tarride JE.

BMJ Open. 2019 Oct 28;9(10):e028637. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2018-028637.


A meta-epidemiological study of subgroup analyses in cochrane systematic reviews of atrial fibrillation.

Paquette M, Alotaibi AM, Nieuwlaat R, Santesso N, Mbuagbaw L.

Syst Rev. 2019 Oct 25;8(1):241. doi: 10.1186/s13643-019-1152-z.


Feasibility and implementation of a healthy lifestyles program in a community setting in Ontario, Canada: protocol for a pragmatic mixed methods pilot study.

Alvarez E, Qutob M, Mbuagbaw L, Lavis J, Lokker C, Walli-Attaei M, Samaan Z, Sutton A, Singh J, Feeny D, Fortuna J.

BMJ Open. 2019 Oct 16;9(10):e031298. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2019-031298.


Unplanned index hospital admissions among new older high-cost health care users in Ontario: a population-based matched cohort study.

Muratov S, Lee J, Holbrook A, Paterson JM, Guertin JR, Mbuagbaw L, Gomes T, Khuu W, Pequeno P, Tarride JE.

CMAJ Open. 2019 Aug 25;7(3):E537-E545. doi: 10.9778/cmajo.20180185. Print 2019 Jul-Sep.


Antiplatelet therapy and coronary artery bypass grafting: Protocol for a systematic review and network meta-analysis.

Gupta S, Belley-Côté EP, Rochwerg B, Bozzo A, Panchal P, Pandey A, Mbuagbaw L, Mehta S, Schwalm JD, Whitlock RP.

Medicine (Baltimore). 2019 Aug;98(34):e16880. doi: 10.1097/MD.0000000000016880.


Priority setting for new systematic reviews: processes and lessons learned in three regions in Africa.

Effa EE, Oduwole O, Schoonees A, Hohlfeld A, Durao S, Kredo T, Mbuagbaw L, Meremikwu M, Ongolo-Zogo P, Wiysonge C, Young T.

BMJ Glob Health. 2019 Jul 26;4(4):e001615. doi: 10.1136/bmjgh-2019-001615. eCollection 2019.


Misoprostol as an adjunct to oxytocin can reduce postpartum-haemorrhage: a propensity score-matched retrospective chart review in Bamenda-Cameroon, 2015-2016.

Morfaw F, Fundoh M, Pisoh C, Ayaba B, Mbuagbaw L, Anderson LN, Thabane L.

BMC Pregnancy Childbirth. 2019 Jul 22;19(1):257. doi: 10.1186/s12884-019-2407-3.


Diarrhoea: interventions, consequences and epidemiology in the intensive care unit (DICE-ICU): a protocol for a prospective multicentre cohort study.

Dionne JC, Sullivan K, Mbuagbaw L, Takaoka A, Duan EH, Alhazzani W, Devlin JW, Duprey M, Moayyedi P, Armstrong D, Thabane L, Tsang JLY, Jaeschke R, Hamielec C, Karachi T, Cartin-Ceba R, Muscedere J, Alshahrani MSS, Cook DJ.

BMJ Open. 2019 Jun 27;9(6):e028237. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2018-028237.


Development of the summary of findings table for network meta-analysis.

Yepes-Nuñez JJ, Li SA, Guyatt G, Jack SM, Brozek JL, Beyene J, Murad MH, Rochwerg B, Mbuagbaw L, Zhang Y, Flórez ID, Siemieniuk RA, Sadeghirad B, Mustafa R, Santesso N, Schünemann HJ.

J Clin Epidemiol. 2019 Nov;115:1-13. doi: 10.1016/j.jclinepi.2019.04.018. Epub 2019 May 2.


EUS versus magnetic resonance imaging in staging rectal adenocarcinoma: a diagnostic test accuracy meta-analysis.

Chan BPH, Patel R, Mbuagbaw L, Thabane L, Yaghoobi M.

Gastrointest Endosc. 2019 Aug;90(2):196-203.e1. doi: 10.1016/j.gie.2019.04.217. Epub 2019 Apr 17. Review.


Outcomes of Bedaquiline Treatment in Patients with Multidrug-Resistant Tuberculosis.

Mbuagbaw L, Guglielmetti L, Hewison C, Bakare N, Bastard M, Caumes E, Fréchet-Jachym M, Robert J, Veziris N, Khachatryan N, Kotrikadze T, Hayrapetyan A, Avaliani Z, Schünemann HJ, Lienhardt C.

Emerg Infect Dis. 2019 May;25(5):936-943. doi: 10.3201/eid2505.181823.


Effects of antiretroviral therapy in HIV-positive adults on new HIV infections among young women: a systematic review protocol.

Chibawara T, Mbuagbaw L, Kitenge M, Nyasulu P.

Syst Rev. 2019 Mar 5;8(1):68. doi: 10.1186/s13643-019-0982-z.


Quality of reporting of outcomes in trials of therapeutic interventions for pressure ulcers in adults: a protocol for a systematic survey.

Miranda JS, Abbade LPF, Deonizio AP, Abbade JF, Mbuagbaw L, Thabane L.

BMJ Open. 2019 Feb 15;9(2):e024633. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2018-024633.


Barriers to HIV care among Francophone African, Caribbean and Black immigrant people living with HIV in Canada: a protocol for a scoping systematic review.

Djiadeu P, Nguemo J, Mukandoli C, Odhiambo AJ, Lightfoot D, Mbuagbaw L, Nelson LE.

BMJ Open. 2019 Jan 30;9(1):e027440. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2018-027440.


Efficacy and Safety of EMLA Cream for Pain Control Due to Venipuncture in Infants: A Meta-analysis.

Shahid S, Florez ID, Mbuagbaw L.

Pediatrics. 2019 Jan;143(1). pii: e20181173. doi: 10.1542/peds.2018-1173.


Evaluation of non-adherence to anti-retroviral therapy, the associated factors and infant outcomes among HIV-positive pregnant women: a prospective cohort study in Lesotho.

Kadima N, Baldeh T, Thin K, Thabane L, Mbuagbaw L.

Pan Afr Med J. 2018 Jul 31;30:239. doi: 10.11604/pamj.2018.30.239.14532. eCollection 2018.


Networking in eHealth research: results of the IDRC SEARCH program evaluation.

Decosas J, Mbuagbaw L.

J Public Health (Oxf). 2018 Dec 1;40(suppl_2):ii12-ii15. doi: 10.1093/pubmed/fdy193.


Exploring factors associated with views on sharing of certain interim trial result measures by the data safety monitoring board (DSMB) with non-DSMB members.

Borg Debono V, Mbuagbaw L, Paul J, Buckley N, Thabane L.

Trials. 2018 Nov 12;19(1):621. doi: 10.1186/s13063-018-2938-3.


Antiretroviral resistance testing in HIV-positive people.

Aves T, Tambe J, Siemieniuk RA, Mbuagbaw L.

Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2018 Nov 9;11:CD006495. doi: 10.1002/14651858.CD006495.pub5.


Regional variation in healthcare spending and mortality among senior high-cost healthcare users in Ontario, Canada: a retrospective matched cohort study.

Muratov S, Lee J, Holbrook A, Costa A, Paterson JM, Guertin JR, Mbuagbaw L, Gomes T, Khuu W, Tarride JE.

BMC Geriatr. 2018 Nov 1;18(1):262. doi: 10.1186/s12877-018-0952-7.


Does the medical literature remain inadequately described despite having reporting guidelines for 21 years? - A systematic review of reviews: an update.

Jin Y, Sanger N, Shams I, Luo C, Shahid H, Li G, Bhatt M, Zielinski L, Bantoto B, Wang M, Abbade LP, Nwosu I, Leenus A, Mbuagbaw L, Maaz M, Chang Y, Sun G, Levine MA, Adachi JD, Thabane L, Samaan Z.

J Multidiscip Healthc. 2018 Sep 27;11:495-510. doi: 10.2147/JMDH.S155103. eCollection 2018. Review.


Thiamine versus placebo in older heart failure patients: study protocol for a randomized controlled crossover feasibility trial (THIAMINE-HF).

Wong EKC, Lee JY, Leong DP, Mbuagbaw L, Yousuf H, Keen S, Straus SE, Patterson CJ, Demers C.

Pilot Feasibility Stud. 2018 Sep 20;4:149. doi: 10.1186/s40814-018-0342-0. eCollection 2018.


Treatment correlates of successful outcomes in pulmonary multidrug-resistant tuberculosis: an individual patient data meta-analysis.

Collaborative Group for the Meta-Analysis of Individual Patient Data in MDR-TB treatment–2017, Ahmad N, Ahuja SD, Akkerman OW, Alffenaar JC, Anderson LF, Baghaei P, Bang D, Barry PM, Bastos ML, Behera D, Benedetti A, Bisson GP, Boeree MJ, Bonnet M, Brode SK, Brust JCM, Cai Y, Caumes E, Cegielski JP, Centis R, Chan PC, Chan ED, Chang KC, Charles M, Cirule A, Dalcolmo MP, D'Ambrosio L, de Vries G, Dheda K, Esmail A, Flood J, Fox GJ, Fréchet-Jachym M, Fregona G, Gayoso R, Gegia M, Gler MT, Gu S, Guglielmetti L, Holtz TH, Hughes J, Isaakidis P, Jarlsberg L, Kempker RR, Keshavjee S, Khan FA, Kipiani M, Koenig SP, Koh WJ, Kritski A, Kuksa L, Kvasnovsky CL, Kwak N, Lan Z, Lange C, Laniado-Laborín R, Lee M, Leimane V, Leung CC, Leung EC, Li PZ, Lowenthal P, Maciel EL, Marks SM, Mase S, Mbuagbaw L, Migliori GB, Milanov V, Miller AC, Mitnick CD, Modongo C, Mohr E, Monedero I, Nahid P, Ndjeka N, O'Donnell MR, Padayatchi N, Palmero D, Pape JW, Podewils LJ, Reynolds I, Riekstina V, Robert J, Rodriguez M, Seaworth B, Seung KJ, Schnippel K, Shim TS, Singla R, Smith SE, Sotgiu G, Sukhbaatar G, Tabarsi P, Tiberi S, Trajman A, Trieu L, Udwadia ZF, van der Werf TS, Veziris N, Viiklepp P, Vilbrun SC, Walsh K, Westenhouse J, Yew WW, Yim JJ, Zetola NM, Zignol M, Menzies D.

Lancet. 2018 Sep 8;392(10150):821-834. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(18)31644-1. Review.


Strategies to improve adherence to antiretroviral therapy and retention in care for people living with HIV in high-income countries: a protocol for an overview of systematic reviews.

Mbuagbaw L, Mertz D, Lawson DO, Smieja M, Benoit AC, Alvarez E, Puchalski Ritchie L, Rachlis B, Logie C, Husbands W, Margolese S, Thabane L.

BMJ Open. 2018 Sep 11;8(9):e022982. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2018-022982.


Correction: Communication Tools for End-of-Life Decision-Making in Ambulatory Care Settings: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.

Oczkowski SJ, Chung HO, Hanvey L, Mbuagbaw L, You JJ.

PLoS One. 2018 Sep 7;13(9):e0203911. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0203911. eCollection 2018.


Output from the CIHR Canadian HIV Trials Network international postdoctoral fellowship for capacity building in HIV clinical trials.

Mbuagbaw L, Slogrove AL, Sas J, Lengwe Kunda J, Morfaw F, Mukonzo JK, Cao W, Ngomba-Kadima G, Zunza M, Ongolo-Zogo P, Nana PN, Cockcroft A, Andersson N, Sewankambo N, Cotton MF, Li T, Young T, Singer J, Routy JP, Ross CJ, Thin K, Thabane L, Anis AH.

HIV AIDS (Auckl). 2018 Aug 16;10:151-155. doi: 10.2147/HIV.S150107. eCollection 2018.


Subgroup analyses are seldom possible and subgroup effects are rare in Cochrane HIV systematic reviews.

Mbuagbaw L, Morgano GP, Lawson DO, Nyambi A, Youssef M, Olaiya O, Thabane L.

J Clin Epidemiol. 2018 Dec;104:143-144. doi: 10.1016/j.jclinepi.2018.08.007. Epub 2018 Aug 20. No abstract available.


A cross-sectional study of the reporting quality of pilot or feasibility trials in high-impact anesthesia journals.

Shanthanna H, Kaushal A, Mbuagbaw L, Couban R, Busse J, Thabane L.

Can J Anaesth. 2018 Nov;65(11):1180-1195. doi: 10.1007/s12630-018-1194-z. Epub 2018 Aug 9.


Cochrane Africa: a network of evidence-informed health-care decision making across sub-saharan Africa.

Mbuagbaw L, Zogo PO, Kredo T, Durao S, Young T, Effa E, Meremikwu M, Hohlfeld A, Wiysonge C.

Pan Afr Med J. 2018 Apr 3;29:196. doi: 10.11604/pamj.2018.29.196.14521. eCollection 2018.


Adolescent deliveries in urban Cameroon: a retrospective analysis of the prevalence, 6-year trend and adverse outcomes.

Tamambang RF, Njim T, Njie AE, Mbuagbaw L, Mafuta A, Tchana M, Choukem SP.

BMC Res Notes. 2018 Jul 13;11(1):469. doi: 10.1186/s13104-018-3578-0.


Direct comparative effectiveness and safety between non-vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants for stroke prevention in nonvalvular atrial fibrillation: a systematic review and meta-analysis of observational studies.

Li G, Lip GYH, Holbrook A, Chang Y, Larsen TB, Sun X, Tang J, Mbuagbaw L, Witt DM, Crowther M, Thabane L, Levine MAH.

Eur J Epidemiol. 2019 Feb;34(2):173-190. doi: 10.1007/s10654-018-0415-7. Epub 2018 Jun 8.


Enhancing research publications and advancing scientific writing in health research collaborations: sharing lessons learnt from the trenches.

Li G, Jin Y, Mbuagbaw L, Dolovich L, Adachi JD, Levine MA, Cook D, Samaan Z, Thabane L.

J Multidiscip Healthc. 2018 May 17;11:245-254. doi: 10.2147/JMDH.S152681. eCollection 2018.


Survey of professional views on sharing interim results by the Data Safety Monitoring Board (DSMB): what to share, with whom and why.

Borg Debono V, Mbuagbaw L, Paul J, Buckley N, Thabane L.

Trials. 2018 May 21;19(1):281. doi: 10.1186/s13063-018-2655-y.


Sharing some interim data in trial monitoring can mislead or unmask trial investigators: A scenario-based survey of trial experts.

Borg Debono V, Mbuagbaw L, Paul J, Buckley N, Thabane L.

Contemp Clin Trials Commun. 2017 May 19;7:81-85. doi: 10.1016/j.conctc.2017.05.005. eCollection 2017 Sep.


Quality of abstracts of randomized control trials in five top pain journals: A systematic survey.

Sriganesh K, Bharadwaj S, Wang M, Abbade LPF, Jin Y, Philip M, Couban R, Mbuagbaw L, Thabane L.

Contemp Clin Trials Commun. 2017 Jun 9;7:64-68. doi: 10.1016/j.conctc.2017.06.001. eCollection 2017 Sep.


Microbial Preparations (Probiotics) for the Prevention of Clostridium difficile Infection in Adults and Children: An Individual Patient Data Meta-analysis of 6,851 Participants.

Johnston BC, Lytvyn L, Lo CK, Allen SJ, Wang D, Szajewska H, Miller M, Ehrhardt S, Sampalis J, Duman DG, Pozzoni P, Colli A, Lönnermark E, Selinger CP, Wong S, Plummer S, Hickson M, Pancheva R, Hirsch S, Klarin B, Goldenberg JZ, Wang L, Mbuagbaw L, Foster G, Maw A, Sadeghirad B, Thabane L, Mertz D.

Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2018 Jul;39(7):771-781. doi: 10.1017/ice.2018.84. Epub 2018 Apr 26. Erratum in: Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2018 Jul;39(7):894.


Association of Placebo, Indomethacin, Ibuprofen, and Acetaminophen With Closure of Hemodynamically Significant Patent Ductus Arteriosus in Preterm Infants: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis.

Mitra S, Florez ID, Tamayo ME, Mbuagbaw L, Vanniyasingam T, Veroniki AA, Zea AM, Zhang Y, Sadeghirad B, Thabane L.

JAMA. 2018 Mar 27;319(12):1221-1238. doi: 10.1001/jama.2018.1896. Review.


Enhancing primary reports of randomized controlled trials: Three most common challenges and suggested solutions.

Li G, Bhatt M, Wang M, Mbuagbaw L, Samaan Z, Thabane L.

Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2018 Mar 13;115(11):2595-2599. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1708286114. Epub 2018 Mar 12. Review.


Misclassification of Case-Control Studies in Neurosurgery and Proposed Solutions.

Esene IN, Mbuagbaw L, Dechambenoit G, Reda W, Kalangu KK.

World Neurosurg. 2018 Apr;112:233-242. doi: 10.1016/j.wneu.2018.01.171. Epub 2018 Feb 3. Review.


Exploring the characteristics, global distribution and reasons for retraction of published articles involving human research participants: a literature survey.

Li G, Kamel M, Jin Y, Xu MK, Mbuagbaw L, Samaan Z, Levine MA, Thabane L.

J Multidiscip Healthc. 2018 Jan 18;11:39-47. doi: 10.2147/JMDH.S151745. eCollection 2018.


Two alternatives versus the standard Grading of Recommendations Assessment, Development and Evaluation (GRADE) summary of findings (SoF) tables to improve understanding in the presentation of systematic review results: a three-arm, randomised, controlled, non-inferiority trial.

Yepes-Nuñez JJ, Morgan RL, Mbuagbaw L, Carrasco-Labra A, Chang S, Hempel S, Shekelle P, Helfand M, Baldeh T, Schünemann HJ.

BMJ Open. 2018 Jan 23;8(1):e015623. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2016-015623.


Risk factors for acute respiratory infections in children under five years attending the Bamenda Regional Hospital in Cameroon.

Tazinya AA, Halle-Ekane GE, Mbuagbaw LT, Abanda M, Atashili J, Obama MT.

BMC Pulm Med. 2018 Jan 16;18(1):7. doi: 10.1186/s12890-018-0579-7.


A systematic review of comparisons between protocols or registrations and full reports in primary biomedical research.

Li G, Abbade LPF, Nwosu I, Jin Y, Leenus A, Maaz M, Wang M, Bhatt M, Zielinski L, Sanger N, Bantoto B, Luo C, Shams I, Shahid H, Chang Y, Sun G, Mbuagbaw L, Samaan Z, Levine MAH, Adachi JD, Thabane L.

BMC Med Res Methodol. 2018 Jan 11;18(1):9. doi: 10.1186/s12874-017-0465-7.


Agreement in reporting between trial publications and current clinical trial registry in high impact journals: A methodological review.

Kosa SD, Mbuagbaw L, Borg Debono V, Bhandari M, Dennis BB, Ene G, Leenus A, Shi D, Thabane M, Valvasori S, Vanniyasingam T, Ye C, Yranon E, Zhang S, Thabane L.

Contemp Clin Trials. 2018 Feb;65:144-150. doi: 10.1016/j.cct.2017.12.011. Epub 2017 Dec 26. Review.


A scoping review of comparisons between abstracts and full reports in primary biomedical research.

Li G, Abbade LPF, Nwosu I, Jin Y, Leenus A, Maaz M, Wang M, Bhatt M, Zielinski L, Sanger N, Bantoto B, Luo C, Shams I, Shahid H, Chang Y, Sun G, Mbuagbaw L, Samaan Z, Levine MAH, Adachi JD, Thabane L.

BMC Med Res Methodol. 2017 Dec 29;17(1):181. doi: 10.1186/s12874-017-0459-5. Review.


Senior high-cost healthcare users' resource utilization and outcomes: a protocol of a retrospective matched cohort study in Canada.

Muratov S, Lee J, Holbrook A, Paterson JM, Guertin JR, Mbuagbaw L, Gomes T, Khuu W, Pequeno P, Costa AP, Tarride JE.

BMJ Open. 2017 Dec 26;7(12):e018488. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2017-018488.


Setting priorities for knowledge translation of Cochrane reviews for health equity: Evidence for Equity.

Tugwell P, Petkovic J, Welch V, Vincent J, Bhutta ZA, Churchill R, deSavigny D, Mbuagbaw L, Pantoja T.

Int J Equity Health. 2017 Dec 2;16(1):208. doi: 10.1186/s12939-017-0697-5.

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