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.
  1. Full text of selected articles
  2. Spreadsheet macros
  3. Text documents

  4. Full text of selected articles
    1. Abbate A, et al. Recurrent angina after coronary revascularization: a clinical challenge. Eur Heart J 2007 (Pdf file)
    2. Agostoni P, et al. Is bare-metal stenting superior to balloon angioplasty for small vessel coronary artery disease? Eur Heart J 2005 (Pdf file)
    3. Biondi-Zoccai G, et al. Alternatives to clopidogrel for acute coronary syndromes: Prasugrel or ticagrelor? World J Cardiol 2010 (HTML file, Pdf file)
    4. Biondi-Zoccai G, et al. A systematic review and meta-analysis on the hazards of discontinuing or not adhering to aspirin among 50,279 patients at risk for coronary artery disease. Eur Heart J 2006 (Pdf file)
    5. Biondi-Zoccai G, et al. Compliance with QUOROM and quality of reporting of overlapping meta-analyses. BMJ 2006 (Pdf file)
    6. Biondi-Zoccai G, et al. Critical role of bare-metal stent controls in trials of drug-eluting stents. Eur Heart J 2005 (Pdf file)
    7. Biondi-Zoccai G, et al. Incidence, predictors, and outcomes of coronary dissections left untreated after drug-eluting stent implantation. Eur Heart J 2006 (Pdf file)
    8. Biondi-Zoccai G, et al. Novel insights on HIV/AIDS and cardiac disease: shedding light on the HAART of Darkness. Eur Heart J 2011 (HTML file, Pdf file)
    9. Linde C, et al. New Year's resolutions for 2008: European cardiologists share their goals and aspirations, professional, in practice, and personal, for 2008. Interviews by Lindy van den Berghe. Circulation 2008 (Pdf file)
    10. Sheiban I, et al. Next-generation drug-eluting stents in coronary artery disease: focus on everolimus-eluting stent (Xience V). Vasc Health Risk Manag 2008 (Pdf file)
    11. Testa L, et al. Rate-control vs. rhythm-control in patients with atrial fibrillation: a meta-analysis. Eur Heart J 2005 (Pdf file)

  5. Spreadsheet macros
    1. Computing standard errors from confidence_intervals (21 Kb Xls file, February 2011)
    2. Computing standard errors of proportions (15 Kb Xls file, November 2006)
    3. Adjusted indirect comparison meta-analysis with Indirect Meta-analysis Tool (IMT, 30 Kb Xls file, May 2005)
    4. Generic inverse variance weighting meta-analysis (15 Kb Xls file, June 2005)
    5. Imputing differences from means and SDs (15 Kb Xls file, January 2007)
    6. Nomogram for drug infusions (28 Kb Xls file, March 2008)
    7. Pediatric electrocardiogram (ECG or EKG) (24 Kb Xls file, February 2011)
    8. QTc calculator (108 Kb Xls file, November 2011)

  6. Text documents
    1. Below-the-knee stenting review-overall form (78 Kb Rtf file, October 2008)
    2. MOOSE checklist for authors, editors, and reviewers of meta-analyses of observational studies (63 Kb Rtf File, May 2008)
    3. PRISMA checklist for authors, editors, and reviewers of meta-analyses (54 Kb Doc file, July 2011)
    4. PRISMA flowchart for authors, editors, and reviewers of meta-analyses (114 Kb Ppt file, November 2011)
    5. Unprotected left main review-overall form (49 Kb Doc file, November 2006)
    6. Unprotected left main review-high risk group form (32 Kb Doc file, November 2006)
    7. Unprotected left main review-low risk group form (15 Kb Doc file, November 2006)
    8. Unprotected left main review-non bifurcational group form (20 Kb Doc file, November 2006)