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Research: Poor reporting of multivariable prediction model studies: the TRIPOD statement

Complete reporting is essential to judge the validity and applicability of multivariable prediction models, an assessment concluded that more than half of the items deemed essential for reporting were not fully addressed in publications of multivariable prediction model studies.

Research: Vaccination against human papilloma virus in males

A systematic review indicates that human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccination in males is moderately effective against HPV infection and high-grade anal intraepithelial lesions, supporting recommendations for vaccination of boys.

Research: Depression and excess mortality

In this umbrella review, André F. Carvalho and colleagues synthesize the evidence for associations between depression and all-cause and cause-specific mortalities, finding only weak evidence for any association among observational studies. Overall, they conclude that a causal link between depression and excess mortality is still unproven.

Research: Identifying medications that reduce emergency hospital admission rates

An overview of systematic reviews identified 11 medications – supported by strong evidence and clinical guidelines – that could reduce emergency hospital admission rates if utilised appropriately.

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Research Article | 20 March 2018
Sleep deficiency and motor vehicle crash risk in the general population: a prospective cohort study
Daniel J. Gottlieb, Jeffrey M. Ellenbogen, Matt T. Bianchi and Charles A. Czeisler  

Debate | 3 April 2018
Real-world evidence: How pragmatic are randomized controlled trials labeled as pragmatic?
Rafael Dal-Ré, Perrine Janiaud and John P. A. Ioannidis

Correspondence | 10 April 2018
The perceived organizational impact of the gender gap across a Canadian department of medicine and proposed strategies to combat it: a qualitative study
Reena Pattani, Christine Marquez, Camellia Dinyarian, Malika Sharma, Julie Bain, Julia E. Moore and Sharon E. Straus

Research Article | 19 March 2018
Clinical assessment is a neglected component of outbreak preparedness: evidence from refugee camps in Greece
Amanda M. Rojek, Kassiani Gkolfinopoulou, Apostolos Veizis, Angeliki Lambrou, Lyndsey Castle, Theano Georgakopoulou, Karl Blanchet, Takis Panagiotopoulos, Peter W. Horby and The Epidemic Diseases Research Group field team

Research Article | 8 March 2018
Antidepressant use and risk of adverse outcomes in people aged 20–64 years: cohort study using a primary care database
Carol Coupland, Trevor Hill, Richard Morriss, Michael Moore, Antony Arthur and Julia Hippisley-Cox

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Review | 5th May 2016
Cancer immunotherapy: the beginning of the end of cancer?
Sofia Farkona, Eleftherios P. Diamandis and Ivan M. Blasutig

Correspondence | 4th January 2016
Cancer and fertility preservation: international recommendations from an expert meeting
Matteo Lambertini, Lucia Del Mastro, Maria C. Pescio, Claus Y. Andersen, Hatem A. Azim Jr., Fedro A. Peccatori, Mauro Costa, Alberto Revelli, Francesca Salvagno, Alessandra Gennari, Filippo M. Ubaldi, Giovanni B. La Sala, Cristofaro De Stefano, W. Hamish Wallace, Ann H. Partridge and Paola Anserini

Review | 23rd March 2016
The impact of migration on tuberculosis epidemiology and control in high-income countries: a review
Manish Pareek, Christina Greenaway, Teymur Noori, Jose Munoz and Dominik Zenner

Research Article | 4 February 2016
Post-marketing withdrawal of 462 medicinal products because of adverse drug reactions: a systematic review of the world literature
Igho J. Onakpoya, Carl J. Heneghan and Jeffrey K. Aronson

Guideline | 9 November 2016
Effective and safe proton pump inhibitor therapy in acid-related diseases – A position paper addressing benefits and potential harms of acid suppression
Carmelo Scarpignato, Luigi Gatta, Angelo Zullo, Corrado Blandizzi, for the SIF-AIGO-FIMMG Group and on behalf of the Italian Society of Pharmacology, the Italian Association of Hospital Gastroenterologists, and the Italian Federation of General Practitioners

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Correspondence | 24 March 2010
CONSORT 2010 Statement: updated guidelines for reporting parallel group randomised trials
Kenneth F Schulz, Douglas G Altman and David Moher

Debate | 14 May 2013
Toward the future of psychiatric diagnosis: the seven pillars of RDoC
Bruce N Cuthbert and Thomas R Insel

Research Article | 26 December 2006
Collagen reorganization at the tumor-stromal interface facilitates local invasion
Paolo P Provenzano, Kevin W Eliceiri, Jay M Campbell, David R Inman, John G White and Patricia J Keely

Research Article | 24 June 2008
miR-124 and miR-137 inhibit proliferation of glioblastoma multiforme cells and induce differentiation of brain tumor stem cells
Joachim Silber, Daniel A Lim, Claudia Petritsch, Anders I Persson, Alika K Maunakea, Mamie Yu, Scott R Vandenberg, David G Ginzinger, C David James, Joseph F Costello, Gabriele Bergers, William A Weiss, Arturo Alvarez-Buylla and J Graeme Hodgson

Research Article | 26 July 2011
Cross-national epidemiology of DSM-IV major depressive episode
Evelyn Bromet, Laura Helena Andrade, Irving Hwang, Nancy A Sampson, Jordi Alonso, Giovanni de Girolamo, Ron de Graaf, Koen Demyttenaere, Chiyi Hu, Noboru Iwata, Aimee N Karam, Jagdish Kaur, Stanislav Kostyuchenko, Jean-Pierre Lépine, Daphna Levinson, Herbert Matschinger, Maria Elena Medina Mora, Mark Oakley Browne, Jose Posada-Villa, Maria Carmen Viana, David R Williams and Ronald C Kessler

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