Achilles Tendon Rupture: Surgical Intervention vs Non-surgical Intervention

Research Paper Title Is surgical intervention more effective than non-surgical treatment for acute Achilles tendon rupture? A systematic review of overlapping meta-analyses. Background There is discordance in the results from meta-analyses on surgical versus non-surgical treatment for acute Achilles tendon rupture. We systematically reviewed the overlapping meta-analyses on this topic to provide information that will… Read More

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Military Populations: Linking Motivational Interviewing Plus Feedback with Untreated Alcohol Abuse

Research Paper Title Randomised Trial of Motivational Interviewing Plus Feedback for Soldiers With Untreated Alcohol Abuse. Background Alcohol use disorders (AUDs) are prevalent in the military and are a major public health concern. Although efficacious AUD interventions exist, few service members seek treatment. Army-specific barriers to AUD treatment include treatment being recorded on health records,… Read More

What’s Wrong with Non-regulated Interventions & Trials?

The following article (written by Rafeal Dal-Re, Michael Bracken & John Ioannidis in the BMJ) is a timely reminder to authors, journalists and consumers about the pros and cons of non-regulated interventions and trials. Efforts to promote the availability of data from clinical trials have been led predominantly by regulators (EMA, 2014) or drug companies… Read More

Long Term Maintenance of Weight Loss with Non-surgical Interventions in Obese Adults

Research Paper Title Long Term Maintenance of Weight Loss with Non-surgical Interventions in Obese Adults: Systematic Review and Meta-analyses of Randomised Controlled Trials. Study Question What is the randomised controlled Evidence for the effectiveness of non-surgical weight interventions for maintenance of weight loss? Summary Answer Behavioural interventions covering both diet and physical activity show small… Read More