COMMENTARY & PERSPECTIVE
- Reply to Letter to the Editor. Dorr, Lawrence // Clinical Orthopaedics & Related Research;May2014, Vol. 472 Issue 5, p1660
A response from the author of the article "Tourniquet use during cementation only during total knee arthroplasty: a randomized trail" in the March 22, 2014 issue is presented.
- Randomized Trials in Orthopaedic Surgery: One Step Closer. Bhandari, Mohit; Tornetta III, Paul; Schemitsch, Emil H. // Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery, American Volume;7/18/2012 Supp1, Vol. 94-A, p1
An introduction is presented in which the editors discusses various reports within the issue on topics related to randomized trials in orthopaedic surgery.
- Patients in knee cartilage studies unlike typical patients seen in the clinic. Rapp, Susan M. // Orthopaedics Today Europe;Jul/Aug2010, Vol. 13 Issue 4, p17
The article focuses on a review of 10 randomized controlled cartilage repair trials in Norway which suggests that the patients chosen to be enrolled in the trials are not representative of the patients with focal cartilage defects in the knee seen in the clinic.
- Providing fit for purpose descriptions in surgical trials. Blencowe, Natalie; Mills, Nicola; Whiting, Penny; Blazeby, Jane // BMJ: British Medical Journal;10/19/2013, Vol. 347 Issue 7929, p21
A letter to the editor is presented in response to the article "Descriptions of non-pharmacological interventions in clinical trials," by A. Cook and colleagues in the September 11, 2013 issue.
- Clinical digest. Placebo surgical trials a usefulÂƒl tool for questioning continued use of ineffective treatments. // Nursing Standard;6/11/2014, Vol. 28 Issue 41, p17
The article discusses research reported in the article "Use of Placebo Controls in the Evaluation of Surgery: Systematic Review" by K. Wartolowska et al. in a 2014 issue of the "British Medical Journal", which found that placebo surgical trials are useful for questioning the continued use of...
- Comment on Wei et al.: Comparison of artificial total disc replacement versus fusion for lumbar degenerative disc disease: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. Liao, Guoping; Deng, Fangwen; Yin, Xinsheng; Lin, Jingming // International Orthopaedics;Oct2013, Vol. 37 Issue 10, p2107
A letter to the editor is presented in response to the article "Comparison of artificial total disc replacement versus fusion for lumbar degenerative disc disease: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials" in the May 2013 issue.
- Auricular acupuncture for analgesia after arthroscopy. Buckley, Norman // CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;1/16/2007, Vol. 176 Issue 2, p193
The author comments on the use of acupuncture for pain relief after ambulatory knee surgery. Acupuncture is mentioned as entering the mainstream of Canadian health care. The author mentions that a study by Usichenko and others showed the efficiency and limitations of acupuncture as a therapeutic...
- Gynaecologic surgery from uncertainty to science: evidence-based surgery is no passing fad. N.P. Johnson; T. Selman; J. Zamora; K.S. Khan // Human Reproduction;Apr2008, Vol. 23 Issue 4, p832
BACKGROUND The randomized controlled trial (RCT) is the least biased measure of the effectiveness of interventions, including surgical interventions. The aim was to review the available evidence base in gynaecologic surgery, to assess what progress has been made and to determine gaps in the...
- Comment on Chang et al.: The safety and efficacy of minimally invasive discectomy: a meta-analysis of prospective randomised controlled trials. Liu, Li; Liu, Xiaoxia; Wu, Zhuomin; Cen, Bohong; Ji, Aimin // International Orthopaedics;Oct2014, Vol. 38 Issue 10, p2227
A letter to the editor is presented in response to the article "The safety and efficacy of minimally invasive discectomy: a meta-analysis of prospective randomised controlled trials" by X. Chang in the April 2014 issue.