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  1. A recently published systematic review indicated superiority of duodenum-preserving techniques when compared with pancreatoduodenectomy, for the treatment of patients with chronic pancreatitis in the head of t...

    Authors: Markus K Diener, Thomas Bruckner, Pietro Contin, Christopher Halloran, Matthias Glanemann, Hans Jürgen Schlitt, Joachim Mössner, Meinhard Kieser, Jens Werner, Markus W Büchler and Christoph M Seiler

    Citation: Trials 2010 11:47

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  2. Psychological treatments for dementia are widely used in the UK and internationally, but only rarely have they been standardised, adequately evaluated or systematically implemented. There is increasing recogni...

    Authors: Elisa Aguirre, Aimee Spector, Juanita Hoe, Ian T Russell, Martin Knapp, Robert T Woods and Martin Orrell

    Citation: Trials 2010 11:46

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  3. Editors from a number of medical journals lay out principles for journals considering publication of Comparative Effectiveness Research (CER). In order to encourage dissemination of this editorial, this articl...

    Authors: Harold C Sox, Mark Helfand, Jeremy Grimshaw, Kay Dickersin, David Tovey, J André Knottnerus and Peter Tugwell

    Citation: Trials 2010 11:45

    Content type: Editorial

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  4. The gap between the level of care recommended by evidence-based clinical practice guidelines and the actual care delivered to patients in practice has been well established. The Canadian Diabetes Association (...

    Authors: Baiju R Shah, Onil Bhattacharyya, Catherine Yu, Muhammad Mamdani, Janet A Parsons, Sharon E Straus and Merrick Zwarenstein

    Citation: Trials 2010 11:44

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  5. We assessed the prevalence, and potential impact of, trials of pharmacological agents for acute stroke that were completed but not published in full. Failure to publish trial data is to be deprecated as it set...

    Authors: Lorna M Gibson, Miriam Brazzelli, Brenda M Thomas and Peter AG Sandercock

    Citation: Trials 2010 11:43

    Content type: Research

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  6. Basal cell carcinoma is the commonest human cancer. Despite increasing incidence it remains poorly researched. While not life threatening it can cause significant cosmetic disfigurement. Imiquimod, a cream whi...

    Authors: Mara Ozolins, Hywel C Williams, Sarah J Armstrong and Fiona J Bath-Hextall

    Citation: Trials 2010 11:42

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  7. Patients undergoing major elective or urgent surgery are at high risk of death or significant morbidity. Measures to reduce this morbidity and mortality include pre-operative optimisation and use of higher lev...

    Authors: Brian H Cuthbertson, Marion K Campbell, Stephen A Stott, Luke Vale, John Norrie, John Kinsella, Jonathan Cook, Julie Brittenden and Adrian Grant

    Citation: Trials 2010 11:41

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  8. Each year, worldwide about 530,000 women die from causes related to pregnancy and childbirth. Of the deaths 99% are in low and middle income countries. Obstetric haemorrhage is the leading cause of maternal mo...

    Authors: Haleema Shakur, Diana Elbourne, Metin Gülmezoglu, Zarko Alfirevic, Carine Ronsmans, Elizabeth Allen and Ian Roberts

    Citation: Trials 2010 11:40

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  9. Recruitment to clinical trials can be challenging. We identified anonymous potential participants to an existing pragmatic randomised controlled depression trial to assess the feasibility of using routinely co...

    Authors: Joanna McGregor, Caroline Brooks, Padmaja Chalasani, Jude Chukwuma, Hayley Hutchings, Ronan A Lyons and Keith Lloyd

    Citation: Trials 2010 11:39

    Content type: Research

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  10. Insufficient blood pressure control is a frequent problem despite the existence of effective treatment. Insufficient adherence to self-monitoring as well as to therapy is a common reason. Blood pressure self-m...

    Authors: Claudia Steurer-Stey, Marco Zoller, Corinne Chmiel Moshinsky, Oliver Senn and Thomas Rosemann

    Citation: Trials 2010 11:38

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  11. Reporting bias represents a major problem in the assessment of health care interventions. Several prominent cases have been described in the literature, for example, in the reporting of trials of antidepressan...

    Authors: Natalie McGauran, Beate Wieseler, Julia Kreis, Yvonne-Beatrice Schüler, Heike Kölsch and Thomas Kaiser

    Citation: Trials 2010 11:37

    Content type: Review

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  12. Back pain, one of the most prevalent conditions afflicting American adults, is the leading reason for using complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) therapies. Yoga is an increasingly popular "mind-body" C...

    Authors: Karen J Sherman, Daniel C Cherkin, Andrea J Cook, Rene J Hawkes, Richard A Deyo, Robert Wellman and Partap S Khalsa

    Citation: Trials 2010 11:36

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  13. African Americans with Type 2 diabetes (T2DM) have higher prevalence of diabetes, poorer metabolic control, and greater risk for complications and death compared to American Whites. Poor outcomes in African Am...

    Authors: Leonard E Egede, Joni L Strom, Valerie L Durkalski, Patrick D Mauldin and William P Moran

    Citation: Trials 2010 11:35

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  14. Tinnitus is the perception of hearing a sound for which there is no external acoustic source. It is often associated with sudden, temporary hearing loss and has a clear impact on a patient's quality of life. D...

    Authors: Nam-Kwen Kim, Dong-Hyo Lee, Jung-Hun Lee, Yong-Leol Oh, In-Hwan Yoon, Eun-Sung Seo and Chung-Ho Lee

    Citation: Trials 2010 11:34

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  15. Just like you would not buy a car without key information such as service history, you would not "buy" a clinical trial report without key information such as concealment of allocation. Implementation of the u...

    Authors: Hywel C Williams

    Citation: Trials 2010 11:33

    Content type: Commentary

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  16. Psychotic disorders are a serious mental health problem. Intervention before the onset of psychosis might result in delaying the onset, reducing the impact or even preventing the first episode of psychosis. Th...

    Authors: Judith Rietdijk, Sara Dragt, Rianne Klaassen, Helga Ising, Dorien Nieman, Lex Wunderink, Philippe Delespaul, Pim Cuijpers, Don Linszen and Mark van der Gaag

    Citation: Trials 2010 11:30

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  17. Pain is one of the most frequent and distressing symptoms in cancer patients. For the majority of the patients, sufficient pain relief can be obtained if adequate treatment is provided. However, pain remains o...

    Authors: Patrick Jahn, Maria Kitzmantel, Petra Renz, Ene Kukk, Oliver Kuss, Anette Thoke-Colberg, Ingrid Horn and Margarete Landenberger

    Citation: Trials 2010 11:29

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  18. Recent cohort studies of randomised controlled trials have provided evidence of within-study selective reporting bias; where statistically significant outcomes are more likely to be more completely reported co...

    Authors: Joanne E McKenzie, G Peter Herbison, Paul Roth and Charlotte Paul

    Citation: Trials 2010 11:28

    Content type: Commentary

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  19. Pre-diabetes is a growing health concern where a large percentage of these patients develop full type 2 diabetes. Effective interventions on pre-diabetes can prevent or delay the occurrence or development of d...

    Authors: Hongbo Cao, Ming Ren, Liping Guo, Hongcai Shang, Junhua Zhang, Yuzhen Song, Hui Wang, Baohe Wang, Xiantao Li, Jing Hu, Xuemei Wang, Dehui Wang, Jianzong Chen, Shuanglei Li and Liming Chen

    Citation: Trials 2010 11:27

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  20. The incidence of venous ulceration is rising with the increasing age of the general population. Venous ulceration represents the most prevalent form of difficult to heal wounds and these problematic wounds req...

    Authors: Carolina D Weller, Sue Evans, Christopher M Reid, Rory Wolfe and John McNeil

    Citation: Trials 2010 11:26

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  21. Suicide, attempted suicide and suicidal thoughts are major public health problems worldwide. Effective face-to-face treatments are Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT) and...

    Authors: Bregje A J van Spijker, Annemieke van Straten and Ad J F M Kerkhof

    Citation: Trials 2010 11:25

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  22. Low back pain (LBP) is a prevalent and costly condition in the United States. Evidence suggests there is no one treatment which is best for all patients, but instead several viable treatment options. Additiona...

    Authors: Kristine K Westrom, Michele J Maiers, Roni L Evans and Gert Bronfort

    Citation: Trials 2010 11:24

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  23. Authors: Anthony J Avery, Sarah Rodgers, Judith A Cantrill, Sarah Armstrong, Rachel Elliott, Rachel Howard, Denise Kendrick, Caroline J Morris, Scott A Murray, Robin J Prescott, Kathrin Cresswell and Aziz Sheikh

    Citation: Trials 2010 11:23

    Content type: Erratum

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    The original article was published in Trials 2009 10:28

  24. In Major Depressive Disorder (MDD), the traditional belief of a delayed onset of antidepressants' effects has lead to the concept of current guidelines that treatment durations should be between 3-8 weeks befo...

    Authors: André Tadić, Stanislav Gorbulev, Norbert Dahmen, Christoph Hiemke, Dieter F Braus, Joachim Röschke, Dietrich van Calker, Daniel Wachtlin, Kai Kronfeld, Thorsten Gorbauch, Monika Seibert-Grafe and Klaus Lieb

    Citation: Trials 2010 11:21

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  25. The purpose of the study was to evaluate systematic reviews of research into two public health priorities, tobacco consumption and HIV infection, in terms of the reporting of data related to the applicability ...

    Authors: Nizar Ahmad, Isabelle Boutron, Agnès Dechartres, Pierre Durieux and Philippe Ravaud

    Citation: Trials 2010 11:20

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  26. Depression frequently occurs in the elderly and in patients suffering from dementia. Its cause is largely unknown, but several studies point to a possible contribution of circadian rhythm disturbances. Post-mo...

    Authors: Els IS Most, Philip Scheltens and Eus JW Van Someren

    Citation: Trials 2010 11:19

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  27. Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) is a common mental disorder associated with raised mortality, morbidity and substantial economic costs. Although complex psychological interventions have been shown to be ...

    Authors: Paul Moran, Rohan Borschmann, Clare Flach, Barbara Barrett, Sarah Byford, Joanna Hogg, Morven Leese, Kim Sutherby, Claire Henderson, Diana Rose, Mike Slade, George Szmukler and Graham Thornicroft

    Citation: Trials 2010 11:18

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  28. Enrolment of patients into a randomised controlled trial (RCT) in violation of key inclusion or exclusion criteria, may lead to excess avoidable harm. The purpose of this paper was to systematically identify a...

    Authors: Fiona Simpson, Elizabeth A Sweetman and Gordon S Doig

    Citation: Trials 2010 11:17

    Content type: Research

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  29. Earlier diagnosis followed by multi-factorial cardiovascular risk intervention may improve outcomes in Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (T2DM). Latent phase identification through screening requires structured, approp...

    Authors: DR Webb, K Khunti, B Srinivasan, LJ Gray, N Taub, S Campbell, J Barnett, J Henson, S Hiles, A Farooqi, SJ Griffin, NJ Wareham and MJ Davies

    Citation: Trials 2010 11:16

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  30. Various treatment options for the prosthetic treatment of jaws where all molars are lost are under discussion. Besides the placement of implants, two main treatment types can be distinguished: replacement of t...

    Authors: Ralph G Luthardt, Birgit Marré, Achim Heinecke, Joachim Gerss, Hans Aggstaller, Eckhard Busche, Paul Dressler, Ingrid Gitt, Wolfgang Hannak, Sinsa Hartmann, Guido Heydecke, Florentine Jahn, Matthias Kern, Torsten Mundt, Peter Pospiech, Helmut Stark…

    Citation: Trials 2010 11:15

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  31. Previous research has shown the oxidizing properties and microbiological efficacies of chlorine dioxide (ClO2). Its clinical efficacies on oral malodor have been evaluated and reported only in short duration tria...

    Authors: Kayoko Shinada, Masayuki Ueno, Chisato Konishi, Sachiko Takehara, Sayaka Yokoyama, Takashi Zaitsu, Mari Ohnuki, Fredrick Allan Clive Wright and Yoko Kawaguchi

    Citation: Trials 2010 11:14

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  32. The National Dementia Strategy seeks to enhance general practitioners' diagnostic and management skills in dementia. Early diagnosis in dementia within primary care is important as this allows those with demen...

    Authors: Steve Iliffe, Jane Wilcock, Mark Griffin, Priya Jain, Ingela Thuné-Boyle, Tamar Koch and Frances Lefford

    Citation: Trials 2010 11:13

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  33. Verrucae are a common, infectious and sometimes painful problem. The optimal treatment for verrucae is unclear due to a lack of high quality randomised controlled trials. The primary objective of this study is...

    Authors: E Sarah Cockayne

    Citation: Trials 2010 11:12

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  34. There are controversies about the most effective treatment to eradicate first growth of Pseudomonas aeruginosa (P aeruginosa) from the lower airways of patients with cystic fibrosis (CF). UK guidelines recommend ...

    Authors: Helen R Hickey, Ashley P Jones, Warren Lenney, Paula R Williamson and Rosalind L Smyth

    Citation: Trials 2010 11:11

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  35. Performance of primary school students in India lags far below government expectations, and major disparity exists between rural and urban areas. The Naandi Foundation has designed and implemented a programme ...

    Authors: Alex Eble, Vera Mann, Preetha Bhakta, Rashmi Lakshminarayana, Chris Frost, Diana Elbourne and Peter Boone

    Citation: Trials 2010 11:10

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  36. In recognition of the benefits of transparent reporting, many peer-reviewed journals require that their authors be prepared to share their raw, unprocessed data with other scientists and/or state the availabil...

    Authors: Iain Hrynaszkiewicz, Melissa L Norton, Andrew J Vickers and Douglas G Altman

    Citation: Trials 2010 11:9

    Content type: Editorial

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  37. Depression is a leading cause of disability worldwide and depressive symptoms are common in later life. Observational evidence suggests that depression is more prevalent among people with high plasma homocyste...

    Authors: Andrew H Ford, Leon Flicker, Kieran McCaul, Frank van Bockxmeer, Sarah Hegarty, Varsha Hirani, Stephen Fenner and Osvaldo P Almeida

    Citation: Trials 2010 11:8

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  38. New Zealand has relatively high rates of morbidity and mortality from infectious disease compared with other OECD countries, with infectious disease being more prevalent in children compared with others in the...

    Authors: Joanne E McKenzie, Patricia Priest, Rick Audas, Marion R Poore, Cheryl R Brunton and Lesley M Reeves

    Citation: Trials 2010 11:7

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  39. Regular physical activity reduces the risk of mortality from all causes, with a powerful beneficial effect on risk of falls and hip fractures. However, physical activity levels are low in the older population ...

    Authors: Steve Iliffe, Denise Kendrick, Richard Morris, Dawn Skelton, Heather Gage, Susie Dinan, Zoe Stevens, Mirilee Pearl and Tahir Masud

    Citation: Trials 2010 11:6

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  40. Acute coronary syndromes, including myocardial infarction and unstable angina, are important causes of premature mortality, morbidity and hospital admissions. Acute coronary syndromes consume large amounts of ...

    Authors: Marcus D Flather, Jean Booth, Daphne Babalis, Hector Bueno, Philippe G Steg, Grzegorz Opolski, Filippo Ottani, Jacques Machecourt, Alfredo Bardaji, Mats Bojestig, Anthony R Brady and Bertil Lindahl

    Citation: Trials 2010 11:5

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  41. The primary aim of this study was to compare the efficacy of three physical activity (PA) behavioural intervention strategies in a sample of adults with type 2 diabetes.

    Authors: Ronald C Plotnikoff, Kerry S Courneya, Ronald J Sigal, Jeffrey A Johnson, Nicholas Birkett, David Lau, Kim Raine, Steven T Johnson and Nandini Karunamuni

    Citation: Trials 2010 11:4

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  42. Marfan syndrome (MFS) is one of the most common systemic disorders of connective tissue with the incidence of approximately 2-3 per 10 000 individuals. Aortic disease, leading to progressive aneurysmal dilatat...

    Authors: Teodora Radonic, Piet de Witte, Marieke JH Baars, Aeilko H Zwinderman, Barbara JM Mulder and Maarten Groenink

    Citation: Trials 2010 11:3

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  43. Paclitaxel-eluting stents decrease angiographic and clinical restenosis following percutaneous coronary intervention compared to bare metal stents. TAXUS Element is a third-generation paclitaxel-eluting stent ...

    Authors: Dominic J Allocco, Louis A Cannon, Amy Britt, John E Heil, Andrey Nersesov, Scott Wehrenberg, Keith D Dawkins and Dean J Kereiakes

    Citation: Trials 2010 11:1

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  44. Experts in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) have studied the TCM subject of the pathogenesis of heart failure (HF) for several decades. As a result, the general idea is ben deficiency and biao excess. However, ...

    Authors: Jingyuan Mao, Yazhu Hou, Hongcai Shang, Henghe Wang, Xianliang Wang, Yingqiang Zhao, Tianfu Niu, Jinrong Cui, Guangping Li, Qian Lin, Le Shi, Xiuli Jia, Ruihong Fan, Baohe Wang, Hongwu Wang and Jishou Ruan

    Citation: Trials 2009 10:122

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  45. The implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) is generally well accepted, but 25-33% of patients experience clinical levels of anxiety, depression, and impaired quality of life (QoL) following implantation....

    Authors: Susanne S Pedersen, Viola Spek, Dominic AMJ Theuns, Marco Alings, Pepijn van der Voort, Luc Jordaens, Pim Cuijpers, Johan Denollet and Krista C van den Broek

    Citation: Trials 2009 10:120

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