metcardio.org
 Meta-analysis and Evidence-based Medicine Training in Cardiology
The metcardio.org website is dedicated to meta-analysis and evidence-based medicine training in cardiology. It is sponsored by the Meta-analysis and Evidence-based medicine Training in Cardiology (METCARDIO) Group, currently headquartered in Turin, Italy, and formerly known as the Center for Overview, Meta-analysis, and Evidence-based Medicine Training (COMET). The focus of the metcardio.org website is on clinical research methods and evidence-based cardiovascular medicine with a specific interest in interventional cardiology and peripheral cardiovascular interventions. Nonetheless, there is plenty of training and research opportunities for other evidence-based endeavors, eg in anesthesiology, critical care medicine, and psychiatry.

















This page features a list of interesting links to external websites, including URLs focusing on cardiology, epidemiology, statistics, meta-analyses, and other topics. Those wishing to recommend other links, can send an email to the webmaster.
  1. Cardiology and other medical topics
  2. Clinical research
  3. Epidemiology
  4. Evidence-based medicine
  5. Scientific publishing
  6. Statistics
  7. Studies
  8. Systematic reviews and meta-analyses
  9. Other
  1. Cardiology and other medical topics
    1. Books
      1. Treatment Strategies - Interventional Cardiology

    2. Congresses
      1. International Interventional Forum
      2. Joint Interventional Meeting

    3. Databases
      1. Clinical Trial Results
      2. CRTonline
      3. TCTmd.com
      4. theheart.org

    4. Electrocardiogram (EKG)
      1. Adult EKG
      2. Archive of pediatric EKG
      3. Guide to the pediatric EKG

    5. Journals
      1. American Heart Journal
      2. American Journal of Cardiology
      3. BMJ
      4. Cardiovascular Revascularization Medicine
      5. Catheterization Cardiovascular Interventions
      6. Chinese Medical Journal
      7. Circulation
      8. Circulation Journal
      9. EuroIntervention
      10. European Heart Journal
      11. Giornale Italiano di Cardiologia
      12. Giornale Italiano di Cardiologia Invasiva
      13. Heart
      14. Heart International
      15. HSR Proceedings in Intensive Care and Cardiovascular Anesthesia
      16. Journal of Cardiovascular Medicine
      17. Journal of Endovascular Therapy
      18. Journal of Invasive Cardiology
      19. Journal of the American College of Cardiology (JACC)
      20. Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology
      21. Minerva Cardioangiologica
      22. PLoS Clinical Trials
      23. PLoS Medicine

    6. Risk, score and other calculators
      1. Cockcroft-Gault equation for glomerular filtration rate (GFR)
      2. Corrected QT for heart rate (QTc)
      3. EuroSCORE
      4. Friedewald formula for low density lipoprotein
      5. Glasgow coma score
      6. Global Registry of Acute Coronary Events (GRACE) score
      7. Heparin nomogram
      8. Hyponatremia and hypernatremia
      9. QFracture
      10. San Francisco syncope rule
      11. Society of Thoracic Surgery (STS) risk calculator
      12. Syncope versus seizure diagnostic score
      13. SYNTAX score
      14. Thrombolysis in Myocardial Infarction (TIMI) risk score for ST-segment-elevation acute myocardial infarction
      15. Thrombolysis in Myocardial Infarction (TIMI) risk score for unstable angina/non-ST-segment-elevation acute myocardial infarction

    7. Societies
      1. European Society of Cardiology (ESC)
      2. Italian Association Of Cardiothoracic Anasthesiologists
      3. Radiological Society of North America
      4. Società Italiana di Cardiologia Invasiva - Gruppo Italiano Studio Emodinamica (SICI-GISE)
      5. Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI)

    8. Stress testing
      1. American Heart Association on stress test
      2. Duke treadmill score calculator
      3. Simplified treadmill score calulator
      4. Heartsite.com on treadmill stress test
      5. Victor Froelicher's cardiology.org
      6. Wikipedia on stress test

    9. Various
      1. Cardiology.org
      2. Cladio Moretti, MD
      3. EMOdinamica UNiversitaria TOrino
      4. Extremities Extreme Angiolasty
      5. G-cardio.net
      6. Seconds-Count.org
      7. Treatment Strategies - Interventional Cardiology
      8. Studio Medico Torrino
      9. WebPAX


  2. Clinical research
    1. Contract research organizations
      1. Cardialysis
      2. Cardiovascular Research Fundation
      3. Associazione Endovascular Onlus
      4. genae
      5. Ibis Informatica & Idee
      6. Mediolanum Cardio Research
      7. TIMI Study Group

    2. Distance learning
      1. LSHTM MSc in Clinical Trials
      2. UCSF Training In Clinical Research
      3. University of Oxford Statistics for Health Researchers


  3. Epidemiology
    1. Books
      1. Uninitiated

    2. Institutions
      1. Center for disease control
      2. London School of Hygiene and tropical medicine

    3. Various topics
      1. Scientific integrity
      2. Virtual library


  4. Evidence-based medicine
    1. Randomized trials
      1. Practiihc

    2. Tutorials
      1. Introduction to EBM


  5. Scientific publishing
    1. Various
      1. Anne O'Tate
      2. ETBlast
      3. Journal/author name extimator
      4. Publish or perish
      5. PubMed Pub Reminder

  6. Statistics
    1. Agreement
      1. Methods for agreement

    2. Analysis of variance (ANOVA)
      1. Daniel Soper's ANOVA calculator for summary data
      2. VassarStats

    3. Bayesian methods
      1. Bayesian belief nets
      2. Francesca Dominici's course on Bayesian methods
      3. International Society for Bayesian analysis

    4. Bootstrapping
      1. StatsDirect

    5. Chi-square and Fisher exact tests
      1. 2x2 tables
      2. 2x2 tables
      3. 2x5 tables

    6. Classification and regression trees
      1. CART
      2. Decision trees

    7. Confidence intervals
      1. Confidence Interval Analysis (CIA)
      2. Confidence interval calculator

    8. Diagnostic tests
      1. Comparison of receiver operating characteristic (ROC) curves

    9. Exact statistical analysis
      1. Cytel

    10. Gosset's (Student) t test
      1. t test

    11. Logistic regression
      1. Conditional logistic regression
      2. C statistic

    12. Monte Carlo resampling methods
      1. General info

    13. Randomization
      1. Randomization.com

    14. Receiver operating characteristic
      1. MedCalc
      2. Statistical Analysis of ROC Curves

    15. Ronald Fisher
      1. Statistical methods for research workers

    16. Sample size computations
      1. Sample size calculator for equivalence trials
      2. Non-inferiority/superiority for means
      3. Non-inferiority/superiority for proportions
      4. StudySize
      5. Superiority for proportions and means

    17. SPSS
      1. Syntax examples
      2. Syntax tools
      3. Tutorial on SPSS syntax

    18. Various topcs
      1. Bruce Weaver
      2. Sisa
      3. StatTools
      4. Virtual statistician
      5. Wolfgang Viechtbauer

    19. WinBUGS
      1. WinBUGS Homepage
      2. WinBUGS in Wikipedia
      3. WinBUGS User Manual


  7. Studies
    1. Online case report forms or study portals
      1. ART Study
      2. IRCTO: Italian Registry of Chronic Total Occlusion
      3. PERFETTO: Paclitaxel-Eluted Balloon for Provisional Stenting During Bifurcation Lesions Treatment - An Observational Registry
      4. RITMO: Registro Italiano sul Trattamento del Tronco Comune Non Protetto


  8. Systematic reviews and meta-analyses
    1. Databases
      1. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
      2. BioMedCentral
      3. Clinicaltrials.gov
      4. Database of Abstracts of Reviews of Effects
      5. Google Scholar
      6. GoPubMed
      7. IFPMA Clinical Trials Portal
      8. LILACS
      9. UK National Research Register
      10. PubMed
      11. PubMed Interact
      12. SCImago Journal & Country Rank
      13. TrialsCentral

    2. Freewares
      1. EasyMA
      2. Meta-DiSc
      3. Meta-Stat
      4. RevMan
      5. Trial Sequential Analysis

    3. Gene Glass
      1. Meta-analysis at 25

    4. Impact factors
      1. 2005
      2. 2003

    5. Individual patient data
      1. Cochrane Methods Group
      2. Lesley et al's slides

    6. Network meta-analyses and mixed treatment comparisons
      1. R and WinBUGS codes for mixed treatment comparisons
      2. R codes for mixed treatment comparisons
      3. University of Bristol Multi-parameter Evidence Synthesis Research Group
      4. WinBUGS codes for mixed treatment comparisons

    7. Proprietary softwares
      1. Comprehensive Meta-analysis
      2. NCSS
      3. SRS

    8. The Cochrane Collaboration
      1. Main website
      2. Reviewers' Handbook
      3. RevMan

    9. Training resources
      1. CMA whitepapers
      2. NHS CRD's distance learning


  9. Other
    1. Email
      1. Gmail
      2. Yahoo mail

    2. Encyclopedias
      1. Marquis Who's Who
      2. Wikipedia

    3. Hosts
      1. Angelfire
      2. Aruba
      3. Register.it

    4. Libraries
      1. BMA Library

    5. News
      1. Articolo 21
      2. Beppe Grillo
      3. BusinessWeek
      4. La Stampa
      5. Le Monde

    6. Open source software
      1. Firefox
      2. Linux
      3. Open Office
      4. Sunbird
      5. Thunderbird

    7. Other
      1. BRay Med
      2. Heyos
      3. Inciso srl

    8. Shopping
      1. Amazon
      2. Barnes and Noble
      3. Cardiotext