In Peer Reviewed Journals

Peer Reviewed Journals

Baigent C, Harrell FE, Buyse M, Emberson JR, Altman DG. Ensuring trial validity by data quality assurance and diversification of monitoring methods. Clin Trials 2008; 5: 49-55.

Ballard C, Lana MM, Theodoulou M, Douglas S, McShane R, Jacoby R, Kossakowski K, Yu LM, Juszczak E; on behalf of the Investigators DART AD. A randomised, blinded, placebo-controlled trial in dementia patients continuing or stopping neuroleptics (The DART-AD trial). PLoS Med 2008; 5: e76.

Birks J. The evidence for the efficacy of cholinesterase inhibitors in the treatment of Alzheimer's disease is convincing. Int Psychogeriatr 2008; 20: 279-286.

Bishara S, Griffin M, Cargill A, Bali A, Gore ME, Kaye SB, Shepherd JH, Van Trappen PO. Pre-treatment white blood cell subtypes as prognostic indicators in ovarian cancer. Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol 2008; 138: 71-75.

Blanchard Rohner G, Snape MD, Kelly DF, John T, Morant A, Yu LM, Borkowski A, Ceddia F, Borrow R, Siegrist CA, Pollard AJ. The magnitude of the antibody and memory B cell responses during priming with a protein-polysaccharide conjugate vaccine in human infants is associated with the persistence of antibody and the intensity of booster response. J Immunol 2008; 180: 2165-2173.

Boutron I, Moher D, Altman DG, Schulz KF, Ravaud P for the CONSORT Group. Methods and processes of the CONSORT group: example of an extension for trials assessing non-pharmacologic treatments. Ann Intern Med 2008; 148: W-60-W-66.

Boutron I, Moher D, Altman DG, Schulz KF, Ravaud P for the CONSORT Group. Extending the CONSORT Statement to randomized trials reporting non-pharmacologic treatment: explanation and elaboration. Ann Intern Med 2008; 148: 295-309.

Dawes MG, Bartlett G, Coats AJ, Juszczak E. Comparing the effects of white coat hypertension and sustained hypertension on mortality in a UK primary care setting. Ann Fam Med 2008; 6: 390-396.

Dwan K, Altman DG, Arnaiz JA, Bloom J, Chan A-W, Cronin E, Decullier E, Easterbrook PJ, von Elm E, Gamble C, Ghersi D, Ioannidis JPA, Simes J, Williamson PR. Systematic review of the empirical evidence of study publication bias and outcome reporting bias. PLoS ONE 2008; 3: e3081.

Eddleston M, Juszczak E, Buckley NA, for the Ox-Col Poisoning Study collaborators. Multiple-dose activated charcoal in acute self-poisoning: a randomised controlled trial. Lancet 2008; 371: 579587.

Fletcher HA, Pathan AA, Berthoud TK, Dunachie SJ, Whelan KT, Alder NC, Sander CR, Hill AV, McShane H. Boosting BCG vaccination with MVA85A down-regulates the immunoregulatory cytokine TGF-beta1. Vaccine 2008; 26: 5269-5275.

Harris RJ, Bradburn MJ, Deeks JJ, Harbord RM, Altman DG, Sterne JAC. metan: fixed- and random-effects meta-analysis. Stata J 2008; 8: 3-28.

Hirst A, Dutton S, Wu O, Briggs A, Edwards C, Waldenmaier L, Maresh M, Nicholson A, McPherson K. A multi-centre retrospective cohort study comparing the efficacy, safety and cost-effectiveness of hysterectomy and uterine artery embolisation for the treatment of symptomatic uterine fibroids. The HOPEFUL study. Health Technol Assess 2008; 12(5): 1-248.

Hopewell S, Altman DG, Moher D, Schulz KF. Endorsement of the CONSORT Statement by high impact factor medical journals: a survey of journal editors and journal 'Instructions to Authors'. Trials 2008; 9: 20.

Hopewell S, Clarke M, Moher D, Wager E, Middleton P, Altman DG, Schulz KF and the CONSORT Group. CONSORT for reporting randomised trials in journal and conference abstracts. Lancet 2008; 371: 281-283.

Hopewell S, Clarke M, Moher D, Wager E, Middleton P, Altman DG, Schulz KF and the CONSORT Group. CONSORT for reporting randomized controlled trials in journal and conference abstracts: explanation and elaboration. PLoS Med 2008; 5: e20.

Hopewell S, Clarke M, Moher D, Wager E, Middleton P, Altman DG, Schulz KF, and the CONSORT Group. [CONSORT for reporting randomized controlled trials in journal and conference abstracts: explanation and elaboration.] (in Chinese) J Chin Integr Med/Zhong Xi Yi Jie He Xue Bao 2008; 6: 221-232.

Lee YC, Kelly DF, Yu LM, Slack MP, Booy R, Heath PT, Siegrist CA, Moxon RE, Pollard AJ. Haemophilus influenzae type b vaccine failure in children is associated with inadequate production of high-quality antibody. Clin Infect Dis 2008; 46: 186-192.

Lloyd CE, Sturt J, Johnson M, Mughal S, Collins GS, Barnett AH. Development of alternative methods of data collection in South Asians with Type 2 diabetes. Diabetic Med 2008; 25: 455-462.

Lloyd CE, Johnson MR, Mughal S, Sturt JA, Collins GS, Roy T, Bibi R, Barnett AH. Securing recruitment and obtaining informed consent in minority ethnic groups in the UK. BMC Health Serv Res 2008; 8: 68.

Mann JR, Gray ES, Thornton C, Raafat F, Robinson K, Collins GS, Gornall P, Huddart SN, Hale JP, Oakhill A. Mature and immature extracranial teratomas in children: the UK Children's Cancer Study Group experience. J Clin Oncol 2008; 26: 3590-3597.

Mytton OT, Simpson A, Thompson AA, Oram RA, Darowski A, Yu LM, Collier DJ, Pollard AJ. Manual assessment of the initial fall in blood pressure after orthostatic challenge at high altitude. Wilderness Environ Med 2008; 19(4): 225-232.

Needleman I, Worthington H, Moher D, Schulz K, Altman DG. Improving the completeness and transparency of reports of randomized trials in oral health: the CONSORT Statement. Am J Dent 2008; 21: 7-12.

Oh SY, Griffiths D, John T, Lee YC, Yu LM, McCarthy N, Heath PT, Crook D, Ramsay M, Moxon ER, Pollard AJ. School-aged children: a reservoir for continued circulation of Haemophilus influenzae type b in the United Kingdom. J Infect Dis 2008; 197: 1275-1281.

O'Shea D, O'Riain C, Taylor C, Waters R, Carlotti E, Macdougall F, Gribben J, Rosenwald A, Ott G, Rimsza LM, Smeland EB, Johnson N, Campo E, Greiner TC, Chan WC, Gascoyne RD, Wright G, Staudt LM, Lister TA, Fitzgibbon J. The presence of TP53 mutation at diagnosis of follicular lymphoma identifies a high-risk group of patients with shortened time to disease progression and poorer overall survival. Blood 2008; 112: 3126-3129.

Pace D, Snape MD, Westcar S, Oluwalana C, Yu LM, Begg N, Wysocki J, Czajka H, Maechler G, Boutriau D, Pollard AJ. A novel combined Hib-MenC-TT glycoconjugate vaccine as a booster dose for toddlers: a Phase 3 open randomised controlled trial. Arch Dis Child 2008;93(11):963-70.

Pegg TJ, Selvanayagam JB, Francis JM, Karamitsos TD, Maunsell Z, Yu LM, Neubauer S, Taggart DP.  A Randomized Trial of On-Pump Beating Heart and Conventional Cardioplegic Arrest in Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery Patients With Impaired Left Ventricular Function Using Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Biochemical Markers.  Circulation. 2008 Nov 3. [Epub ahead of print]

Punwani S, Halligan S, Irving P, Bloom S, Bungay A, Greenhalgh R, Godbold J, Taylor SA, Altman DG. Measurement of colonic polyps by radiologists and endoscopists: Who is most accurate? Eur Radiol 2008; 18: 874-881.

Ramasamy A, Mondry A, Holmes CC, Altman DG. Key issues in conducting a meta-analysis of gene expression microarray datasets. PLoS Med; 5: e184.

Robinson S, Halligan S, Taylor SA, Mallett S, Altman DG. CT colonography: A systematic review of standard of reporting for studies of computer-aided detection. Radiology 2008; 246: 426-433.

Rohner GB, Snape MD, Kelly DF, John T, Morant A, Yu LM, Borkowski A, Ceddia F, Borrow R, Siegrist CA, Pollard AJ. The magnitude of the antibody and memory B cell responses during priming with a protein-polysaccharide conjugate vaccine in human infants is associated with the persistence of antibody and the intensity of booster response. J Immunol 2008; 180: 2165-2173.

Royston P, Parmar MKB, Altman DG. Visualizing length of survival in time-to-event studies: a complement to Kaplan-Meier plots. J Natl Cancer Inst 2008; 100: 92-97.

Simera I, Altman DG, Moher D, Schulz KF, Hoey J. Guidelines for reporting health research: the EQUATOR network's survey of guideline authors. PLoS Med 2008;5:e139.

Simera I, Altman DG, Moher D, Schulz KF, Hoey J. The EQUATOR Network: facilitating transparent and accurate reporting of health research. Serials 2008;21:183-187.

Snape MD, Kelly DF, Lewis S, Banner C, Kibwana L, Moore CE, Diggle L, John T, Yu LM, Borrow R, Borkowski A, Nau C, Pollard AJ. Seroprotection against serogroup C meningococcal disease in adolescents in the United Kingdom: observational study. BMJ 2008; 336: 1487-1491.

Snape MD, Perrett KP, Ford KJ, John TM, Pace D, Yu LM, Langley JM, McNeil S, Dull PM, Ceddia F, Anemona A, Halperin SA, Dobson S, Pollard AJ. Immunogenicity of a tetravalent meningococcal glycoconjugate vaccine in infants: a randomized controlled trial. JAMA 2008; 299: 173-184.

Soomro GM, Altman D, Rajagopal S, Oakley-Browne M. Selective serotonin re-uptake inhibitors (SSRIs) versus placebo for obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD). Cochrane Database Syst Rev 2008; (1): CD001765.

Stocken DD, Hassan AB, Altman DG, Billingham LJ, Bramhall SR, Johnson PJ, Freemantle N. Modelling prognostic factors in advanced pancreatic cancer. Br J Cancer 2008 Aug 26. [Epub ahead of print]

Strong V, Waters R, Hibberd C, Murray G, Wall L, Walker J, McHugh G, Walker A, Sharpe M.  Management of depression for people with cancer (SMaRT oncology 1): a randomised trial.  Lancet 2008; 372: 40-48.

von Elm E, Altman DG, Egger M, Pocock SJ, Gøtzsche PC, Vandenbroucke JP for the STROBE Initiative. The Strengthening the Reporting of Observational Studies in Epidemiology (STROBE) statement: guidelines for reporting observational studies. J Clin Epidemiol 2008; 61: 344-349.

von Elm E, Altman DG, Egger M, Pocock SJ, Gøtzsche PC, Vandenbroucke JP en nombre de la Iniciativa STROBE. Declaración de la Iniciativa STROBE (Strengthening the Reporting of Observational studies in Epidemiology): directrices para la comunicación de estudios observacionales. (in Spanish) Gaceta Sanitaria 2008; 22: 144-150.

von Elm E, Altman DG, Egger M, Pocock SJ, Gøtzsche PC, Vandenbroucke JP für die STROBE-Initiative. Das Strengthening the Reporting of Observational Studies in Epidemiology (STROBE-) Statement. Leitlinien für das Berichten von Beobachtungsstudien. (in German) Internist 2008; 49: 688-693. 

von Elm E, Altman DG, Egger M, Pocock SJ, Gøtzsche PC, Vandenbroucke JP für die STROBE-Initiative. Das Strengthening the Reporting of Observational Studies in Epidemiology (STROBE-) Statement. Leitlinien für das Berichten von Beobachtungsstudien. (in German) Notfall Rettungsmed 2008; 11: 260-265.

von Elm E, Altman DG, Egger M, Pocock SJ, Gøtzsche PC, Vandenbroucke JP (en nombre de la Iniciativa STROBE). Declaración de la iniciativa STROBE (Strengthening the Reporting of Observational Studies in Epidemiology): directrices para la comunicación de estudios observacionales. Rev Esp Salud Pública 2008; 82: 251-259.

Walker J, Waters RA, Murray G, Swanson H, Hibberd CJ, Rush RW, Storey DJ, Strong VA, Fallon MT, Wall LR, Sharpe M. Better off dead: suicidal thoughts in cancer patients. J Clin Oncol 2008; 26: 4725-4730.

Warrell MJ, Riddell A, Yu LM, Phipps J, Diggle L, Bourhy H, Deeks JJ, Fooks AR, Audry L, Brookes SM, Meslin FX, Moxon R, Pollard AJ, Warrell DA. A simplified 4-site economical intradermal post-exposure rabies vaccine regimen: a randomised controlled comparison with standard methods. PLoS Negl Trop Dis 2008; 2: e224.

Whiting PF, Sterne JAC, Westwood ME, Bachmann LM, Harbord R, Egger M, Deeks JJ. Graphical presentation of diagnostic information. BMC Med Res Meth 2008, 8: 20.

Wilkinson P, Alder N, Juszczak E, Matthews H, Merritt C, Montgomery H, Howard R, Macdonald A, Jacoby R. A pilot randomised controlled trial of a brief cognitive behavioural group intervention to reduce recurrence rates in late life depression. Int J Geriatr Psychiatry 2008 Jul 9. [Epub ahead of print]

Wilkinson S, Perry R, Blanchard K, Linsell L. Effectiveness of a three-day communication skills course in changing nurses' communication skills with cancer/palliative care patients: a randomised controlled trial. Palliat Med 2008; 22: 365-375.

Wilson-MacDonald J, Fairbank J, Frost H, Yu LM, Barker K, Collins R, Campbell H; Spine Stabilization Trial Group. The MRC spine stabilization trial: surgical methods, outcomes, costs, and complications of surgical stabilization. Spine 2008; 33: 2334-2340.

Wood L, Egger M, Gluud LL, Schulz KF, Jüni P, Altman DG, Gluud C, Martin RM, Wood AJG, Sterne JAC. Empirical evidence of bias in treatment effect estimates in controlled trials with different interventions and outcomes: meta-epidemiological study. BMJ 2008; 336: 601-605.