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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

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

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

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

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

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, doi:10.1186/s13643-017-0607-3. ISSN 2046-4053

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

Study-based registers of randomized controlled trials: starting a systematic review with data extraction or meta-analysis (2017)
Journal Article
Shokraneh, F., & Adams, C. E. (2017). Study-based registers of randomized controlled trials: starting a systematic review with data extraction or meta-analysis. Bioimpacts, 7(4), doi:10.15171/bi.2017.25. ISSN 2228-5652

Introduction: Despite years of use of study-based registers for storing reports of randomized controlled trials (RCTs), the methodology used in developing such registers/databases has not been documented. Such registers are integral to the process of... Read More

Systematic review of interventions for treating or preventing antipsychotic-induced tardive dyskinesia (2017)
Journal Article
Bergman, H., Walker, D., Nikolakopoulou, A., Soares-Weiser, K., & Adams, C. E. (in press). Systematic review of interventions for treating or preventing antipsychotic-induced tardive dyskinesia. Health Technology Assessment, 21(43), doi:10.3310/hta21430. ISSN 1366-5278

Background: Antipsychotic medication can cause tardive dyskinesia (TD) – late-onset, involuntary, repetitive movements, often involving the face and tongue. TD occurs in > 20% of adults taking antipsychotic medication (first-generation antipsychotics... Read More

Increasing value and reducing waste in data extraction for systematic reviews: tracking data in data extraction forms (2017)
Journal Article
Shokraneh, F., & Adams, C. E. (in press). Increasing value and reducing waste in data extraction for systematic reviews: tracking data in data extraction forms. Systematic Reviews, 6(1), doi:10.1186/s13643-017-0546-z. ISSN 2046-4053

Data extraction is one of the most time-consuming tasks in performing a systematic review. Extraction is often onto some sort of form. Sharing completed forms can be used to check quality and accuracy of extraction or for re-cycling data to other res... Read More