Consensus Development Conferences as Topic

Publication Title: 
Mayo Clinic Proceedings

The objective of the International Society for the Study of Women's Sexual Health expert consensus panel was to develop a concise, clinically relevant, evidence-based review of the epidemiology, physiology, pathogenesis, diagnosis, and treatment of hypoactive sexual desire disorder (HSDD), a sexual dysfunction affecting approximately 10% of adult women. Etiologic factors include conditions or drugs that decrease brain dopamine, melanocortin, oxytocin, and norepinephrine levels and augment brain serotonin, endocannabinoid, prolactin, and opioid levels.

Author(s): 
Goldstein, Irwin
Kim, Noel N.
Clayton, Anita H.
DeRogatis, Leonard R.
Giraldi, Annamaria
Parish, Sharon J.
Pfaus, James
Simon, James A.
Kingsberg, Sheryl A.
Meston, Cindy
Stahl, Stephen M.
Wallen, Kim
Worsley, Roisin
Publication Title: 
Prescrire International

(1) Acupuncture has been assessed in hundreds of published comparative trials involving thousands of patients in a variety of situations. (2) Most of these trials are handicapped by their poor methodological quality. (3) Systematic reviews have found evidence of specific benefit in the treatment of nausea and vomiting, both postoperatively and during pregnancy. Unfortunately, the practical implications of these results are limited, notably because various methods were used to stimulate the relevant acupuncture points (needle insertion, finger pressure, electrical stimulation).

Publication Title: 
Joint, Bone, Spine: Revue Du Rhumatisme

OBJECTIVES: Because drugs do not halt joint destruction in rheumatoid arthritis (RA), non-drug treatments are an important adjunct to drug treatment. Establishing rules governing their use is difficult because treatment is multidisciplinary, complex, and difficult to assess. The aims of these guidelines were to (a) establish the indications for physical therapies and for educational, psychological, and other non-drug interventions, (b) address social welfare, occupational, and organizational issues.

Author(s): 
Forestier, Romain
Andre-Vert, Joëlle
Guillez, Pascal
Coudeyre, Emmanuel
Lefevre-Colau, Marie-Martine
Combe, Bernard
Mayoux-Benhamou, Marie-Anne
Publication Title: 
Prescrire International

(1) Acupuncture has been assessed in hundreds of published comparative trials involving thousands of patients in a variety of situations. (2) Most of these trials are handicapped by their poor methodological quality. (3) Systematic reviews have found evidence of specific benefit in the treatment of nausea and vomiting, both postoperatively and during pregnancy. Unfortunately, the practical implications of these results are limited, notably because various methods were used to stimulate the relevant acupuncture points (needle insertion, finger pressure, electrical stimulation).

Publication Title: 
Journal of Psychopharmacology (Oxford, England)

The British Association for Psychopharmacology (BAP) coordinated a meeting of experts to review the evidence on the drug treatment for dementia. The level of evidence (types) was rated using a standard system: Types 1a and 1b (evidence from meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials or at least one controlled trial respectively); types 2a and 2b (one well-designed study or one other type of quasi experimental study respectively); type 3 (non-experimental descriptive studies); and type 4 (expert opinion).

Author(s): 
Burns, Alistair
O'Brien, John
BAP Dementia Consensus group
Auriacombe, Sophie
Ballard, Clive
Broich, Karl
Bullock, Roger
Feldman, Howard
Ford, Gary
Knapp, Martin
McCaddon, Andrew
Iliffe, Steve
Jacova, Claudia
Jones, Roy
Lennon, Sean
McKeith, Ian
Orgogozo, Jean-Marc
Purandare, Nitin
Richardson, Mervyn
Ritchie, Craig
Thomas, Alan
Warner, James
Wilcock, Gordon
Wilkinson, David
British Association for Psychopharmacology
Publication Title: 
Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics

OBJECTIVES: The establishment of nomenclature is a sign of maturity in any field. Each discipline formally adopts or sanctions the terminology based by its practitioners. METHODS: Description of the development of chiropractic nomenclature through consensus methodology. A model was designed as an algorithm to outline steps leading to broad geographical and philosophical agreement. RESULTS: Moving through a regional nominal panel to an international Delphi panel, consensus at the 80% level of agreement was obtained for 10 terms and definitions commonly used by the chiropractic profession.

Author(s): 
Gatterman, M. I.
Hansen, D. T.
Publication Title: 
Health Services Research

OBJECTIVE: The objective of the study was to examine the appropriateness ratings for the use of spinal manipulation for low back pain of a multidisciplinary panel of medical and chiropractic physicians, and those of a panel composed only of chiropractic physicians. DATA SOURCES: The study analyzed data from two consensus panels conducted at RAND in 1990 and 1991. STUDY DESIGN: The study design followed that of the traditional RAND consensus panels.

Author(s): 
Coulter, I.
Adams, A.
Shekelle, P.
Publication Title: 
Zhong Xi Yi Jie He Xue Bao = Journal of Chinese Integrative Medicine

For a long time, in the field of medical research, due to lack of proper methods, research decision-making process has not made the most of human experience, recommendations and different opinions, viewpoints, and expositions related to subjective interpretation. At present, this problem in the course of the standardized clinical research on traditional Chinese medicine is particularly prominent and needs to be solved urgently.

Author(s): 
Liao, Xing
Xie, Yan-ming
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