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Clinical interval and diagnostic characteristics in a cohort of bladder cancer patients in Spain: a multicenter observational study

: Coordinating investigator: Xavier Bonfill Cosp (Iberoamerican Cochrane Cen‑ tre. Public Health and Clinical Epidemiology Service. Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau, IIB Sant Pau, Barcelona, Spain). Project

Cost-Effectiveness of Double Reading versus Single Reading of Mammograms in a Breast Cancer Screening Programme

Xavier Bonfill 0 1 0 Service of Clinical Epidemiology and Public Health, Biomedical Research Institute Sant Pau (IIB Sant Pau) , Barcelona , Spain , 2 Economics Department, Universitat Rovira i Virgili

Diagnostic tools for alzheimer�s disease dementia and other dementias: an overview of diagnostic test accuracy (DTA) systematic reviews

Sol Xavier Bonfill Erick Sanchez Pablo Alonso-Coello 0 Pediatrics, Obstetrics & Gynecology and Preventive Medicine Department, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona , Barcelona , Spain 1 Division of, an On-Line Database Containing Appraisals of the Clinical Value and Appropriateness of Healthcare Interventions: Database Development and Retrospective Analysis

Objective To describe the development of a novel on-line database aimed to serve as a source of information concerning healthcare interventions appraised for their clinical value and appropriateness by several initiatives worldwide, and to present a retrospective analysis of the appraisals already included in the database. Methods and Findings Database development and a ...

Description of the Protocols for Randomized Controlled Trials on Cancer Drugs Conducted in Spain (1999–2003)

ObjectiveTo describe the characteristics of randomized controlled clinical trials (RCT) on cancer drugs conducted in Spain between 1999 and 2003 based on their protocols. MethodsWe conducted an observational retrospective cohort study to identify the protocols of RCTs on cancer drugs authorized by the Agencia Española del Medicamento y Productos Sanitarios (AEMPS) (Spanish Agency ...

Clinical intervals and diagnostic characteristics in a cohort of prostate cancer patients in Spain: a multicentre observational study

prostatic symptoms, PSA level, and Gleason score influence the clinical intervals differently. Appendix EMPARO study group Coordinating investigator: Xavier Bonfill Cosp (Iberoamerican Cochrane Centre

Translating Cochrane Reviews to Ensure that Healthcare Decision-Making is Informed by High-Quality Research Evidence

Erik von Elm and colleagues discuss plans to increase access and global reach of Cochrane Reviews through translations into other languages. Please see later in the article for the Editors' Summary

Development of quality of care indicators from systematic reviews: the case of hospital delivery

Background The objective of this research is to generate quality of care indicators from systematic reviews to assess the appropriateness of obstetric care in hospitals. Methods A search for systematic reviews about hospital obstetric interventions, conducted in The Cochrane Library, clinical evidence and practice guidelines, identified 303 reviews. We selected 48 high-quality ...

Characteristics of Randomized Trials Published in Latin America and the Caribbean According to Funding Source

Introduction Few studies have assessed the nature and quality of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC). Methods and Findings The aims of this systematic review are to evaluate the characteristics (including the risk of bias assessment) of RCT conducted in LAC according to funding source. A review of RCTs published in 2010 in which the author's ...

Bladder cancer index: cross-cultural adaptation into Spanish and psychometric evaluation

Garin (IMIM Hospital del Mar Medical Research Institute); Albert Frances (Hospital del Mar); Carola Orrego Villagran, Rosa Suol (Instituo U. Avedis Donabedian); Dimelza Osorio, Xavier Bonfill Cosp, Esther

Whole body vibration for older persons: an open randomized, multicentre, parallel, clinical trial

Background Institutionalized older persons have a poor functional capacity. Including physical exercise in their routine activities decreases their frailty and improves their quality of life. Whole-body vibration (WBV) training is a type of exercise that seems beneficial in frail older persons to improve their functional mobility, but the evidence is inconclusive. This trial will ...

A randomized controlled trial to assess the efficacy and cost-effectiveness of urinary catheters with silver alloy coating in spinal cord injured patients: trial protocol

Background Patients with non-acute spinal cord injury that carry indwelling urinary catheters have an increased risk of urinary tract infection (UTIs). Antiseptic Silver Alloy-Coated Silicone Urinary Catheters seems to be a promising intervention to reduce UTIs; however, actual evidence cannot be extrapolated to spinal cord injured patients. The aim of this trial is to make a ...

Reporting of Methodologic Information on Trial Registries for Quality Assessment: A Study of Trial Records Retrieved from the WHO Search Portal

Background Although randomized clinical trials (RCTs) are considered the gold standard of evidence, their reporting is often suboptimal. Trial registries have the potential to contribute important methodologic information for critical appraisal of study results. Methods and Findings The objective of the study was to evaluate the reporting of key methodologic study characteristics ...