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Authors: Soledad Cepeda, M.D.,Ph.D., Daniel B. Carr

1. Content and Objectives

  1. Different types of clinical analgesic trials and their key features

  2. Systemic reviews and meta-analysis

    Required Readings

2. Required Readings

  1. The Cochrane Collaboration - http://www.cochrane.org

  2. Wittink H, Wiffen P, Carr DB. Evidence-based medicine in pain management. Chapter 2. In: Berman S (ed.). Approaches to Pain Management: An Essential Guide for Clinical Leaders . Oakbrook Terrace, IL: Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations; 2003:21-33.

  3. Petticrew M. Systematic reviews from astronomy to zoology: Myths and misconceptions. BMJ 2001;322:98-101.

  4. Cook DJ, Mulrow CD, and Haynes RB. Systematic reviews: synthesis of best evidence for clinical decisions. Ann Intern Med 1997;126:376-380.