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Publications 2018

Research Articles

  1. Elshami, M.S., Alkhatib, M., Elshami, A., Abu-Nemer, K., Qandeel, A., Hana, M., Alshorbassi, N., Matar, G., Baraka, O., Elblbessy, M. and Albarqouni, L., 2018. 1568PD Public awareness of cancer in the Gaza-Strip: A cross-sectional study. Annals of Oncology, 29(suppl_8), pp.mdy297-012.
  2. Albarqouni, L., Elessi, K. and Abu-Rmeileh, N.M., 2018. A comparison between health research output and burden of disease in Arab countries: evidence from Palestine. Health research policy and systems, 16(1), 25.
  3. Price, A., Albarqouni, L., Kirkpatrick, J., Clarke, M., Liew, S.M., Roberts, N., Burls, A., 2018. Patient and public involvement in the design of clinical trials: An overview of systematic reviews. Journal of evaluation in clinical practice, 24(1), 240-253.
  4. Rasmussen, M., Platell, C., Jones, M., 2018. Monitoring excess unplanned return to theatre following colorectal cancer surgery. ANZ journal of surgery, 88(11), 1168-1173.
  5. Kelly, J., Reidlinger, D., Hoffmann, T., Campbell, K., 2018. Patient experiences of dietary management in chronic kidney disease: a focus group study. Journal of Renal Nutrition, S1051-2276(17): 30192-9.
  6. Soon, J., Traeger, A.C., Elshaug, A.G., Cvejic, E., Maher, C.G.,¬†Doust, J.A.,¬†Mathieson, S., McCaffery, K. and Bonner, C., 2018.¬†Effect of two behavioural ‚Äėnudging‚Äô interventions on management decisions for low back pain: a randomised vignette-based study in general practitioners.¬†BMJ Qual Saf, bmjqs-2018-008659.
  7. Thomas, R., Spence, M., Roy, R. and Beller, E., 2018. 62 A randomised on-line survey to explore how disease labels, psychological traits and illness risk perceptions affect behavioural intentions. BMJ Evidence-Based Medicine, 23(Suppl_2), A29.
  8. Ewald, B., Del Mar, C., & Hoffmann, T., 2018. Quantifying the benefits and harms of various preventive health activities. Australian Journal of General Practice, 47(12), 842-845.
  9. Fitzpatrick, T., Perrier, L., Shakik, S., Cairncross, Z., Tricco, A.C., Lix, L., Zwarenstein, M., Rosella, L. and Henry, D., 2018. Assessment of Long-term Follow-up of Randomized Trial Participants by Linkage to Routinely Collected Data: A Scoping Review and Analysis. JAMA network open, 1(8), e186019.
  10. Furuya-Kanamori, L., Walker, R.M., Gillespie, B.M., Clark, J., Doi, S.A. and Thalib, L., 2018. Effectiveness of Different Topical Treatments in the Healing of Pressure Injuries: A Network Meta-analysis. Journal of the American Medical Directors Association, S1525-8610(18)30583-8
  11. Stehlik, P., Frotjold, A., & Schneider, C. R., 2018. Effect of hospital simulation tutorials on nursing and pharmacy student perception of interprofessional collaboration: Findings from a pilot study. Journal of Interprofessional Care, 32(1), 115-117.
  12. Scanlan, J. N., Lannin, N. A., Hoffmann, T., Stanley, M., & Mcdonald, R., 2018. Impact of adjusting for inter-rater variability in conference abstract ranking and selection processes. Australian Occupational Therapy Journal, 65(1), 54-62.
  13. Chalmers, I., Oxman, A.D., Austvoll-Dahlgren, A., Ryan-Vig, S., Pannell, S., Sewankambo, N., Semakula, D., Nsangi, A., Albarqouni, L., Glasziou, P. and Mahtani, K., 2018. Key concepts for informed health choices: A framework for helping people learn how to assess treatment claims and make informed choices. Evidence-Based Medicine, 23(1), 29-33.
  14. Scott, A.M., Beller, E.M., Clark, J., Roos, K., Grimwood, K., Little, P. and Del Mar, C.B., 2018. Probiotics for preventing acute otitis media in children (protocol). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, Issue 1. Art. No.: CD012941
  15. Sch√ľnemann, H., Montori, V.,¬†Glasziou, P.¬†and Guyatt, G., 2018.¬†When Can We Be Confident about Estimates of Treatment Effects?¬†The Medical Roundtable General Medicine Edition, 1(3): 178-184
  16. Simes, J., Robledo, K.P., White, H.D., Espinoza, D., Stewart, R.A., Sullivan, D.R., Zeller, T., Hague, W., Nestel, P.J., Glasziou, P.P. and Keech, A.C., 2018. D-dimer predicts long-term cause-specific mortality, cardiovascular events and cancer in stable coronary heart disease patients: the LIPID study. Circulation, 138:712-723
  17. Albarqouni, L., Glasziou, P. and Hoffmann, T.,¬†2018.¬†Completeness of the reporting of evidence‚Äźbased practice educational interventions: a review.¬†Medical education,¬†52(2), 161-170.
  18. Furuya-Kanamori, L., Sedrakyan, A., Onitilo, A.A., Bagheri, N., Glasziou, P. and Doi, S.A., 2018. Differentiated thyroid cancer: millions spent with no tangible gain? Endocrine-related cancer, 25(1), 51-57.
  19. Bonner, C., Bell, K., Jansen, J., Glasziou, P., Irwig, L., Doust, J. and McCaffery, K., 2018. Should heart age calculators be used alongside absolute cardiovascular disease risk assessment? BMC Cardiovascular Disorders, 18(1), 19.
  20. Al-Barqouni, N., Al Shorafa, A., Dabour, B., Abed, S. and Albarqouni, L., 2018. Management of acute meningococcal septicaemia in Al-Nasser Paediatric Hospital: a retrospective cohort study. The Lancet, 391, S27.
  21. Albarqouni, L., Abu-Rmeileh, N., Elessi, K., Obeidallah, M., Bjertness, E. and Chalmers, I., 2018. The quality of medical and public health research from Palestinian institutions: a survey-based study. The Lancet, 391, S16.
  22. Jolliffe, L., Lannin, N.A., Cadilhac, D.A. and Hoffmann, T., 2018. Systematic review of clinical practice guidelines to identify recommendations for rehabilitation after stroke and other acquired brain injuries. BMJ open, 8(2), e018791.
  23. Nickel, B., Brito, J.P., Moynihan, R., Barratt, A., Jordan, S. and McCaffery, K., 2018. Patients’ experiences of diagnosis and management of papillary thyroid microcarcinoma: a qualitative study. BMC cancer, 18(1), 242.
  24. Hoffmann, T., Jansen, J. and Glasziou, P., 2018. The importance and challenges of shared decision making in older people with multimorbidity. PLoS Med, 15(3), e1002530.
  25. Ranakusuma, R.W., Pitoyo, Y., Safitri, E.D., Thorning, S., Beller, E.M., Sastroasmoro, S. and Del Mar, C., 2018. Systemic corticosteroids for acute otitis media in children. Cochrane Database Syst Rev., 3, CD012289.
  26. Albarqouni, L., Elessi, K. and Abu-Rmeileh, N., 2018. The relation between health research output and burden of disease in Palestine: a systematic review. The Lancet, 391, S23.
  27. Traeger, A.C., Reed, B.J., O’Connor, D.A., Hoffmann, T.C., Machado, G.C., Bonner, C., Maher, C.G. and Buchbinder, R., 2018. Clinician, patient and general public beliefs about diagnostic imaging for low back pain: protocol for a qualitative evidence synthesis. BMJ open, 8(2), e019470.
  28. Pathirana, T.I.¬†and Jackson, C.A., 2018.¬†Socioeconomic status and multimorbidity: a systematic review and meta‚Äźanalysis.¬†Aust N Z J¬†Public Health, 42(2), 186-194.
  29. Alyacoubi, S., Abuowda, Y., Albarqouni, L., Böttcher, B. and Elessi, K., 2018. Inpatient management of community-acquired pneumonia at the European Gaza Hospital: a clinical audit. The Lancet, 391, S40.
  30. Alkhatib, M.N., Abd-Alghafoor, T., Elmassry, A., Albarqouni, L., Böttcher, B. and Alfaqawi, M., 2018. Management of acute ischaemic stroke at Nasser Hospital, Gaza Strip: a clinical audit. The Lancet, 391, S28.
  31. Karmali, K.N., Lloyd-Jones, D.M., van der Leeuw, J., Goff Jr, D.C., Yusuf, S., Zanchetti, A., Glasziou, P., et al., 2018. Blood pressure-lowering treatment strategies based on cardiovascular risk versus blood pressure: A meta-analysis of individual participant data. PLoS Med, 15(3), e1002538.
  32. Djulbegovic, B., Glasziou, P., Klocksieben, F.A., Reljic, T., VanDenBergh, M., Mhaskar, R., Ioannidis, J.P. and Chalmers, I., 2018. Larger effect sizes in nonrandomized studies are associated with higher rates of EMA licensing approval. J Clin Epidemiol, 98, 24-32.
  33. Byambasuren, O., Sanders, S., Beller, E., Glasziou, P., 2018. Prescribable mHealth apps identified from an overview of systematic reviews. npj Digital Medicine, 1: 12
  34. Wangdi, K., Furuya-Kanamori, L., Clark, J., Barendregt, J.J., Gatton, M.L., Banwell, C., Kelly, G.C., Doi, S.A., Clements, A.C., 2018. Comparative effectiveness of malaria prevention measures: a systematic review and network meta-analysis. Parasites & Vectors, 11(1), 210.
  35. Scott, A.M., Beller, E., Glasziou, P., Clark, J., Ranakusuma, R.W., Byambasuren, O., Bakhit, M., Page, S.W., Trott, D., Del Mar, C., 2018. Is antimicrobial administration to food animals a direct threat to human health? A rapid systematic review. International journal of Antimicrobial Agents.
  36. Cusack, L., Del Mar, C.B., Chalmers, I., Gibson, E. and Hoffmann, T.C., 2018. Educational interventions to improve people’s understanding of key concepts in assessing the effects of health interventions: a systematic review. Systematic reviews, 7(1), 68.
  37. Doiron, K.A., Hoffmann, T.C. and Beller, E.M., 2018. Early intervention (mobilization or active exercise) for critically ill adults in the intensive care unit. Cochrane Database Syst Rev, 3, CD010754.
  38. Wenke, R.J., Thomas, R., Hughes, I. and Mickan, S., 2018. The effectiveness and feasibility of TREAT (Tailoring Research Evidence and Theory) journal clubs in allied health: a randomised controlled trial. BMC Medical Education, 18(1), 104.
  39. Bonner, C., McKinn, S., Lau, A., Jansen, J., Doust, J., Trevena, L. and McCaffery, K., 2018. Heuristics and biases in cardiovascular disease prevention: How can we improve communication about risk, benefits and harms?. Patient Education and Counseling, 101(5), 843-853.
  40. Cleo, G., Hersch, J. and Thomas, R., 2018. Participant experiences of two successful habit-based weight-loss interventions in Australia: a qualitative study. BMJ open, 8(5), e020146.
  41. Tsafnat, G., Glasziou, P., Karystianis, G. and Coiera, E., 2018. Automated screening of research studies for systematic reviews using study characteristics. Systematic reviews, 7(1), 64.
  42. Beller, E., Clark, J., Tsafnat, G., Adams, C., Diehl, H., Lund, H., Ouzzani, M., Thayer, K., Thomas, J., Turner, T., Xia, J., Robinson, K., 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(1), 77.
  43. Lum, E.P., Page, K., Whitty, J.A., Doust, J. and Graves, N., 2018. Antibiotic prescribing in primary healthcare: Dominant factors and trade-offs in decision-making. Infection, Disease & Health, 23(2), 74-86.
  44. Ho, C.L.B., Breslin, M., Doust, J., Reid, C.M. and Nelson, M.R., 2018. Effectiveness of blood pressure-lowering drug treatment by levels of absolute risk: post hoc analysis of the Australian National Blood Pressure Study. BMJ open, 8(3), e017723.
  45. Campbell, M., Katikireddi, S.V., Hoffmann, T., Armstrong, R., Waters, E. and Craig, P., 2018. TIDieR-PHP: a reporting guideline for population health and policy interventions. BMJ, 361, k1079.
  46. Alser, O., Tahboub, H., Al-Slaibi, I., Abuowda, Y., Elshami, M. R., and Albarqouni, L., 2018. Epidemiology of surgical site infections after gastrointestinal surgery in gaza strip & west bank, palestine: A multi-centre, prospective cohort study. International Journal of Surgery, 55: S39
  47. Scott, A.M., Clark, J., Dooley, L., Jones, A., Jones, M. and Del Mar, C., 2018. Cochrane Acute Respiratory Infections Group’s Stakeholder Engagement Project identified systematic review priority areas. Journal of clinical epidemiology, 102:63-68.
  48. Cardona, M., Kellett, J., Lewis, E., Brabrand, M. and Ní Chróinín, D., 2018. Truth disclosure on prognosis: Is it ethical not to communicate personalised risk of death?. International journal of clinical practice, e13222.
  49. Albarqouni, L., Hoffmann, T., Glasziou P., 2018. Evidence-based practice educational intervention studies: A systematic review of what is taught and how it is measured. BMC Medical Education. 18(1):177.
  50. Howick, J., Hoffmann, T. (2018). How placebo characteristics can influence estimates of intervention effects in trials. CMAJ, 190(30), E908-E911.
  51. Bakhit, M., Hoffmann, T., Scott, A. M., Beller, E., Rathbone, J., & Del Mar, C., 2018. Resistance decay in individuals after antibiotic exposure in primary care: a systematic review and meta-analysis. BMC Medicine, 16(1), 126.
  52. Nickel, B., Moynihan, R., Barratt, A., Brito, J. P., & McCaffery, K., 2018. Renaming low risk conditions labelled as cancer. BMJ, 362:k3322
  53. Nickel, B., Howard, K., Brito, J.P., Barratt, A., Moynihan, R., McCaffery, K., 2018. Association of Preferences for Papillary Thyroid Cancer Treatment With Disease Terminology: A Discrete Choice Experiment.  JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 
  54. Wood, E., Albarqouni, L., Tkachuk, S., Green, C.J., Ahamad, K., Nolan, S., McLean, M., Klimas, J., 2018. Will This Hospitalized Patient Develop Severe Alcohol Withdrawal Syndrome?: The Rational Clinical Examination Systematic Review. JAMA, 320(8), 825-833.
  55. Vernooij, R.W., Lytvyn, L., Pardo-Hernandez, H., Albarqouni, L., Canelo-Aybar, C., Campbell, K. and Agoritsas, T., 2018. Values and preferences of men for undergoing prostate-specific antigen screening for prostate cancer: a systematic review. BMJ open, 8(9), e025470.
  56. Degeling, C., Barratt, A., Aranda, S., Bell, R.,¬†Doust, J.,¬†Houssami, N., Hersch, J., Sakowsky, R., Entwistle, V. and Carter, S.M., 2018.¬†Should women aged 70‚Äď74 be invited to participate in screening mammography? A report on two Australian community juries.¬†BMJ open,¬†8(6), e021174.
  57. Jones, M., Tett, S. E., & Del Mar, C., 2018. Psychiatric adverse events in oseltamivir prophylaxis trials: Novel comparative analysis using data obtained from clinical study reports.Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety, 27(11), 1217-1222
  58. Nickel, B., Barratt, A., McGeechan, K., Brito, J. P., Moynihan, R., Howard, K., & McCaffery, K., 2018. Effect of a Change in Papillary Thyroid Cancer Terminology on Anxiety Levels and Treatment Preferences: A Randomized Crossover Trial. JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 144(10): 867-874
  59. Bakhit, M., Del Mar, C., Gibson, E. and Hoffmann, T., 2018. Shared decision making and antibiotic benefit-harm conversations: an observational study of consultations between general practitioners and patients with acute respiratory infections. BMC Family Practice, 19(1), 165.
  60. Nayak, A., Hayen, A., Zhu, L., McGeechan, K., Glasziou, P., Irwig, L., Doust, J., Gregory, G. and Bell, K., 2018. Legacy effects of statins on cardiovascular and all-cause mortality: a meta-analysis. BMJ open, 8(9), e020584.
  61. Tricco, A.C., Moore, J.E., Beben, N., Brownson, R.C., Chambers, D.A., Dolovich, L.R., Edwards, A., Fairclough, L., Glasziou, P.P., et al., 2018. Sustaining knowledge translation interventions for chronic disease management in older adults: protocol for a systematic review and network meta-analysis. Systematic reviews, 7(1), 140.
  62. Glasziou, P. and Aronson, J.K., 2018. A brief history of clinical evidence updates and bibliographic databases. Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine, 111(8), 292-301.
  63. Lamberink, H.J., Otte, W.M., Sinke, M.R., Lakens, D., Glasziou, P.P., Tijdink, J.K. and Vinkers, C.H., 2018. Statistical power of clinical trials increased while effect size remained stable: an empirical analysis of 136,212 clinical trials between 1975 and 2014. Journal of clinical epidemiology, 102, 123-128.
  64. Keijzers, G., Fatovich, D.M., Egerton‚ÄźWarburton, D., Cullen, L., Scott, I.A.,¬†Glasziou, P.¬†and Croskerry, P., 2018.¬†Deliberate clinical inertia: Using meta‚Äźcognition to improve decision‚Äźmaking.¬†Emergency Medicine Australasia,¬†30(4), 585-590.
  65. Shen, H.N., Lin, C.C., Hoffmann, T., Tsai, C.Y., Hou, W.H. and Kuo, K.N., 2018. The relationship between health literacy and perceived shared decision making in patients with breast cancer. Patient education and counseling.
  66. Ranakusuma, R.W., McCullough, A.R., Safitri, E.D., Pitoyo, Y., Del Mar, C.B. and Beller, E.M., 2018. Oral prednisolone for acute otitis media in children: protocol of a pilot randomised, open-label, controlled study (OPAL study). Pilot and feasibility studies, 4(1), 146.
  67. Holloway, K.A., Kotwani, A., Batmanabane, G., Santoso, B., Ratanawijitrasin, S. and Henry, D., 2018. Promoting quality use of medicines in South-East Asia: reports from country situational analyses. BMC health services research, 18(1), 526.
  68. Pyper, E., Henry, D., Yates, E.A., Mecredy, G., Ratnasingham, S., Slegers, B. and Walker, J.D., 2018. Walking the Path Together: Indigenous Health Data at ICES. Healthcare quarterly (Toronto, Ont.), 20(4), 6-9.
  69. Cardona, M., Lewis, E.T., Kristensen, M.R., et al., 2018. Predictive validity of the CriSTAL tool for short-term mortality in older people presenting at Emergency Departments: a prospective study. European Geriatric Medicine, 9(6): 891-901
  70. Glasziou, P.¬†and Chalmers, I., 2018.¬†Research waste is still a scandal‚ÄĒan essay by Paul Glasziou and Iain Chalmers.¬†BMJ,¬†363, k4645.
  71. Jacklyn, G., McGeechan, K., Houssami, N., Bell, K., Glasziou, P.P. and Barratt, A., 2018. Overdiagnosis due to screening mammography for women aged 40 years and over.Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, Issue 7. Art. No.: CD013076.
  72. Elshami, M., Abu Kmeil, H., Abu-Jazar, M., …, Albarquoni, L., Böttcher, B., 2018. Breast Cancer Awareness and Barriers to Early Presentation in the Gaza-Strip: A Cross-Sectional Study. Journal of global oncology, 4, 1-13.
  73. Moynihan, R., Barratt, A.L., Buchbinder, R., Carter, S.M., Dakin, T., Donovan, J., Elshaug, A.G., Glasziou, P.P., Maher, C.G., McCaffery, K.J. and Scott, I.A., 2018. Australia is responding to the complex challenge of overdiagnosis. Medical Journal of Australia, 209(8), 332-334.
  74. Trankle, S.A., Shanmugam, S., Lewis, E., Nicholson, M., Hillman, K. and Cardona, M., 2018. Are We Making Progress on Communication with People Who Are Near the End of Life in the Australian Health System? A Thematic Analysis. Health Communication, 1-10.
  75. Bakhit, M., Del Mar, C., Scott, A.M. and Hoffmann, T., 2018. An analysis of reporting quality of prospective studies examining community antibiotic use and resistance. Trials, 19(1), 656.
  76. Santer, M., Lalonde, A., Francis, N.A., Smart, P., Hooper, J., Teasdale, E., Del Mar, C., Chalmers, J.R. and Thomas, K.S., 2018. Management of cellulitis: current practice and research questions. Br J Gen Pract, 68(677), 595-596.
  77. Cardona, M., O‚ÄôSullivan, M., Lewis, E.T., Turner, R.M., Garden, F., Alkhouri, H., Asha, S., Mackenzie, J., Perkins, M., Suri, S. and Holdgate, A., 2018.¬†Prospective Validation of a Checklist to Predict Short‚Äźterm Death in Older Patients After Emergency Department Admission in Australia and Ireland.¬†Academic¬†Emergency Medicine.
  78. Albarqouni, L., Hoffmann, T., Straus, S. E., Olsen, N. R., Young, T., Ilic, D., … Glasziou, P., 2018. Core Competencies in Evidence-Based Practice for Health Professionals Consensus Statement Based on a Systematic Review and Delphi Survey. JAMA Network Open, 1(2), 180281.
  79. Lachaud, J., Donnelly, P., Henry, D., Kornas, K., Fitzpatrick, T., Calzavara, A., ... & Rosella, L., 2018. Characterising violent deaths of undetermined intent: a population-based study, 1999‚Äď2012.¬†Injury prevention,¬†24(6), 424-430.
  80. Gomes, T., Jain, S., Paterson, J. M., Sketris, I., Caetano, P., Henry, D., & Canadian Network for Observational Drug Effect Studies (CNODES) Investigators,¬†2018. Trends and uptake of new formulations of controlled‚Äźrelease oxycodone in Canada.¬†Pharmacoepidemiology and drug safety,¬†27(5), 520-525.
  81. Rosella, L., Kornas, K., Huang, A., Bornbaum, C., Henry, D., & Wodchis, W.P., 2018. Accumulation of chronic conditions at the time of death increased in Ontario from 1994 To 2013. Health Affairs, 37(3), 464-472.
  82. Walker, J., Pyper, E., Jones, C. R., Khan, S., Chong, N., Legge, D., ... & Henry, D., 2018. Unlocking First Nations health information through data linkage. International Journal of Population Data Science, 3(1).


  1. Doust, J., Glasziou, P., 2018. High-Sensitivity Troponin Highlights the Need for New methods to Evaluate Diagnostic Tests. Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes,11:e004468
  2. Bell, K.J.L., Doust, J., Glasziou, P., 2018. Incremental Benefits and Harms of the 2017 American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association High Blood Pressure Guideline. JAMA Intern Med, 178(6):755-757
  3. Carter, S.M., Barratt, A., Doust, J., Degeling, C., 2018. Defining, estimating, and communicating overdiagnosis in cancer screening. Annals of Internal Medicine, 169(11), 823-824.
  4. Shokraneh, F., Adams, C.E., Clarke, M., Amato, L., Bastian, H., Beller, E., Brassey, J., Buchbinder, R., Davoli, M., Del Mar, C. and Glasziou, P., 2018. Why Cochrane should prioritise sharing data. BMJ, 362, p.k3229.
  5. Stehlik, P., Rosella, L. and Henry, D., 2018. Commentary: Renewed controversy over cardiovascular risk with non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. Int J Epidemiol, 47(2): 362-367.
  6. Henry, D., Stehlik, P., Rosella, L., 2018. Response to authors re commentary: Renewed controversy over cardiovascular risk with non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. Int J Epidemiol, 47(2): 675-676
  7. Henry, D., Stehlik, P., Camacho, X., Pearson, S.A., 2018. Access to routinely collected data for population health research: Experiences in Canada and Australia. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health. 
  8. Henry, D., Buajitti, E. and Rosella, L., 2018. Regional Inequalities in All-Cause and Premature Mortality in Ontario. HealthcarePapers, 17(3), 28-34.