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Study protocol for a randomised controlled trial of haloperidol plus promethazine plus chlorpromazine versus haloperidol plus promethazine for rapid tranquilisation for agitated psychiatric patients in the emergency setting (TREC-Lebanon) (2019)
Journal Article
Dib, J. E., Adams, C. E., Ikdais, W. H., Atallah, E., Yaacoub, H. E., Merheb, T. J., …Hallit, S. (2019). Study protocol for a randomised controlled trial of haloperidol plus promethazine plus chlorpromazine versus haloperidol plus promethazine for rapid tranquilisation for agitated psychiatric patients in the emergency setting (TREC-Lebanon). F1000Research, 8, doi:10.12688/f1000research.19933.1

Background: Agitated and aggressive behaviours are common in the psychiatric setting and rapid tranquilisation is sometimes unavoidable. A survey of Lebanese practice has shown that an intramuscular haloperidol, promethazine and chlorpromazine combin... Read More about Study protocol for a randomised controlled trial of haloperidol plus promethazine plus chlorpromazine versus haloperidol plus promethazine for rapid tranquilisation for agitated psychiatric patients in the emergency setting (TREC-Lebanon).

Introducing RAPTOR: Revman Parsing Tool for Reviewers (2019)
Journal Article
Schmidt, L., Shokraneh, F., Steinhausen, K., & Adams, C. E. (2019). Introducing RAPTOR: Revman Parsing Tool for Reviewers. Systematic Reviews, 8, doi:10.1186/s13643-019-1070-0

Background: Much effort is made to ensure Cochrane reviews are based on reliably extracted data. There is commitment to wide access to these data-for novel processing and/or reuse-but delivering this access is problematic. Aim: To describe a proof-o... Read More about Introducing RAPTOR: Revman Parsing Tool for Reviewers.

Study-based registers reduce waste in systematic reviewing: discussion and case report (2019)
Journal Article
Shokraneh, F., & Adams, C. E. (2019). Study-based registers reduce waste in systematic reviewing: discussion and case report. Systematic Reviews, 8(1), doi:10.1186/s13643-019-1035-3

Background Maintained study-based registers (SBRs) have, at their core, study records linked to, potentially, multiple other records such as references, data sets, standard texts and full-text reports. Such registers can minimise and refine searchin... Read More about Study-based registers reduce waste in systematic reviewing: discussion and case report.

Day of the week to tweet: a randomised controlled trial (2019)
Journal Article
Jayaram, M., Adams, C. E., Friedel, J. S., Mcclenaghan, E., Montgomery, A. A., Välimäki, M., …Zhao, S. (2019). Day of the week to tweet: a randomised controlled trial. BMJ Open, 9(4), doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2018-025380

Objective: To assess the effects of using health social media on different days of the working week on web activity. Design: Individually randomised controlled parallel group superiority trial. Setting: Twitter and Weibo. Participants: 194 Cochran... Read More about Day of the week to tweet: a randomised controlled trial.

A simple formula for enumerating comparisons in trials and network meta-analysis [version 2; peer review: 2 approved] (2019)
Journal Article
Shokraneh, F., & Adams, C. E. (2019). A simple formula for enumerating comparisons in trials and network meta-analysis [version 2; peer review: 2 approved]. F1000Research, 8, doi:10.12688/f1000research.17352.2

We present use of a simple formula to calculate the number of pairwise comparisons of interventions within a single trial or network meta-analyses. We used the data from our previous network meta-analysis to build a study-based register and enumerate... Read More about A simple formula for enumerating comparisons in trials and network meta-analysis [version 2; peer review: 2 approved].

A simple formula for enumerating comparisons in trials and network meta-analysis [version 1; referees: awaiting peer review] v1 (2019)
Journal Article
Shokraneh, F., & Adams, C. E. (2019). A simple formula for enumerating comparisons in trials and network meta-analysis [version 1; referees: awaiting peer review] v1. F1000Research, 8, doi:10.12688/f1000research.17352.1

We present use of a simple formula to calculate the number of pairwise comparisons of interventions within a single trial or network meta-analyses. We used the data from our previous network meta-analysis to build a study-based register and enumerate... Read More about A simple formula for enumerating comparisons in trials and network meta-analysis [version 1; referees: awaiting peer review] v1.

Cochrane Collaboration (2018)
Book Chapter
Adams, C. E., Aali, G., & Shokraneh, F. (in press). Cochrane Collaboration. In Encyclopedia of Library and Information Science

Systematic Review (2018)
Book Chapter
Aali, G., Adams, C. E., & Shokraneh, F. (in press). Systematic Review. In Encyclopedia of Library and Information Science

Why Cochrane should prioritise sharing data (2018)
Journal Article
Shokraneh, F., Adams, C. E., Clarke, M., Amato, L., Bastian, H., Beller, E., …Goldacre, B. (2018). Why Cochrane should prioritise sharing data. BMJ, 362, doi:10.1136/bmj.k3229. ISSN 1756-1833

Managing acutely aggressive or agitated people in a psychiatric setting: a survey in Lebanon (2018)
Journal Article
Dib, J. E., Adams, C. E., Kazour, F., Tahan, F., Haddad, G., Haddad, C., & Hallit, S. (2018). Managing acutely aggressive or agitated people in a psychiatric setting: a survey in Lebanon. Medical Journal of the Islamic Republic of Iran, 32(1), (352-360). doi:10.14196/mjiri.32.60. ISSN 1016-1430

Background: Violent patients constitute 10% of all psychiatric admissions. Treatment options and clinical practice interventions vary across the globe and no survey of practice in a Middle Eastern setting exists. Surveying treatments in Lebanon will... Read More about Managing acutely aggressive or agitated people in a psychiatric setting: a survey in Lebanon.

Making progress with the automation of systematic reviews: principles of the International Collaboration for the Automation of Systematic Reviews (ICASR) (2018)
Journal Article
Beller, E., Clark, J., Tsafnat, G., Adams, C., Diehl, H., Lund, H., …Glasziou, P. (2018). Making progress with the automation of systematic reviews: principles of the International Collaboration for the Automation of Systematic Reviews (ICASR). Systematic Reviews, 7, https://doi.org/10.1186/s13643-018-0740-7

Systematic reviews (SR) are vital to health care, but have become complicated and time-consuming, due to the rapid expansion of evidence to be synthesised. Fortunately, many tasks of systematic reviews have the potential to be automated or may be ass... Read More about Making progress with the automation of systematic reviews: principles of the International Collaboration for the Automation of Systematic Reviews (ICASR).

Classification of interventions in traditional Chinese medicine (2018)
Journal Article
Hongyong, D., Adams, C. E., Shokraneh, F., & Shanghua, L. (2018). Classification of interventions in traditional Chinese medicine. Journal of Traditional Chinese Medicine, 38(2), (315-320). doi:10.1016/j.jtcm.2018.04.003. ISSN 0255-2922

Objective To describe the key systems used for Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) classification. Methods The TCM classifications used in the International Classification of Diseases-9 Clinical Modification (ICD-9-CM) volume 3, the ICD-10 Pr... Read More about Classification of interventions in traditional Chinese medicine.

Rispridone for psychosis-induced aggression or agitation (rapid tranquilisation) (review) (2018)
Journal Article
Ostinelli, E., Hussein, M., Ahmed, U., Rehman, F., Miramontes, K., & Adams, C. (2018). Rispridone for psychosis-induced aggression or agitation (rapid tranquilisation) (review). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 2018(4), 1-128. doi:10.1002/14651858.CD009412.pub2

Background Aggressive, agitated or violent behaviour due to psychosis constitutes an emergency psychiatric treatment where fast‐acting interventions are required. Risperidone is a widely accessible antipsychotic that can be used to manage psychosis‐... Read More about Rispridone for psychosis-induced aggression or agitation (rapid tranquilisation) (review).

Calcium channel blockers for antipsychotic-induced tardive dyskinesia (review) (2018)
Journal Article
Essali, A., Soares-Weiser, K., Bergman, H., & Adams, C. (2018). Calcium channel blockers for antipsychotic-induced tardive dyskinesia (review). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 2018(3), 1-51. doi:10.1002/14651858.CD000206.pub4

Background Schizophrenia and related disorders affect a sizable proportion of any population. Antipsychotic medications are the primary treatment for these disorders. Antipsychotic medications are associated with a variety of adverse effects inclu... Read More about Calcium channel blockers for antipsychotic-induced tardive dyskinesia (review).

SEED: a tool for disseminating systematic review data into Wikipedia (2017)
Journal Article
Schmidt, L., Friedel, J., & Adams, C. E. (in press). SEED: a tool for disseminating systematic review data into Wikipedia. Systematic Reviews, 6, https://doi.org/10.1186/s13643-017-0607-3

Wikipedia, the free-content online encyclopaedia, contains many heavily accessed pages relating to healthcare. Cochrane systematic reviews contain much high-grade evidence but dissemination into Wikipedia has been slow. New skills are needed to both... Read More about SEED: a tool for disseminating systematic review data into Wikipedia.