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BMI and all cause mortality: systematic review and non-linear dose-response meta-analysis of 230 cohort studies with 3.74 million deaths among 30.3 million participants

Objective To conduct a systematic review and meta-analysis of cohort studies of body mass index (BMI) and the risk of all cause mortality, and to clarify the shape and the nadir of the dose-response curve, and the influence on the results of confounding from smoking, weight loss associated with disease, and preclinical disease. 307 more words

09 (May 2016)

Systematic Reviews of Interventions, June 2016

Overview: This course takes a step-by-step approach to the tasks and methods involved in conducting a new Systematic Review to answer a question about the effects of an intervention. 122 more words

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Effect of age and sex on efficacy and tolerability of β blockers in patients with heart failure with reduced ejection fraction: individual patient data meta-analysis

Objectives To determine the efficacy and tolerability of β blockers in a broad age range of women and men with heart failure with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF) by pooling individual patient data from placebo controlled randomised trials. 227 more words

09 (May 2016)

Clinical risk factors for pre-eclampsia determined in early pregnancy: systematic review and meta-analysis of large cohort studies

Objective To develop a practical evidence based list of clinical risk factors that can be assessed by a clinician at ≤16 weeks’ gestation to estimate a woman’s risk of pre-eclampsia. 219 more words

09 (May 2016)

An Open Meta-analysis Manifesto

Meta-analysis has become an indispensable part of modern science.  By pooling data from many studies, and using special mathematical techniques, meta-analysis answers more questions, with more power and precision, than is possible either with single studies or informal reviews. 1,810 more words

Collective Wisdom

Human echolocation, absolute pitch and Golden Ears

I’m always intrigued by stories of people with amazing abilities, and similar questions often come up. Is this for real, and is this a latent ability that we all might have? 917 more words

Too many methods

John Hattie of meta-analysis fame puts it like this: “..nearly all of them have a positive impact on student learning.” Hundreds of teaching methods compete for out limited time and resources. 139 more words

Weak Method