Strengthening the quality of clinical trials of acupuncture: a guideline protocol

Introduction Acupuncture is a widely recognised traditional Chinese therapy1 and has been gradually accepted in many…

Statistical methods for non-adherence in non-inferiority trials: useful and used? A systematic review

Strengths and limitations of this study This is the first systematic review to identify statistical methods…

Twelve-month prevalence of haemarthrosis and joint disease using the Haemophilia Joint Health score: evaluation of the UK National Haemophilia Database and Haemtrack patient reported data: an observational study

Strengths and limitations of this study This study reports the 12-month prevalence of haemarthrosis in children…

Impact of serum uric acid levels on the clinical prognosis and severity of coronary artery disease in patients with acute coronary syndrome and hypertension after percutaneous coronary intervention: a prospective cohort study

INTRODUCTION At present, cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) have a high incidence and high fatality rate worldwide. Acute…

Behaviour model integrated by protection motivation theory and information-motivation-behavioural skills model applying in pregnancy weight management (PrInMAMa): a study protocol for a randomised controlled trial in China

Introduction Gestational weight gain (GWG) is considered a normal physiological change during pregnancy and is closely…

Value-based care pathway for inflammatory bowel disease: a protocol for the multicentre longitudinal non-randomised parallel cluster IBD Value study with baseline period

Strength and limitation of the study This study is, to the best of our knowledge, the…

Identification of child mental health problems by combining electronic health record information from different primary healthcare professionals: a population-based cohort study

Strengths and limitations of this study Large, population and real life-based cohort study with children aged…

Physicians characteristics and practices associated with the provision of cancer screening advice to their patients: the Spanish SUN cohort study

Strengths and limitations of this study This study evaluates the association between doctors’ own lifestyle and…

Changes in paediatric dental clinic after reopening during COVID-19 pandemic in Wuhan: a retrospective study

Introduction In December 2019, COVID-19 emerged in Wuhan and spread rapidly across the globe, becoming a…

Do health literacy levels of nursing students change throughout the study programme? A cross-sectional study

Strengths and limitations of this study Cross-sectional design and associations observed do not necessarily establish a…