Journal Club

Every fortnight CREBP hosts a journal club – either a clinical or methodological topic.  

CREBP journal club discussions and outcomes can now be viewed on PubMed Commons.



Effectiveness of steam inhalation and nasal irrigation for chronic or recurrent sinus symptoms in primary care

“Intensive vs. Standard BP control?”

Calcium intake and risk of fracture: systematic review

What are the Effects of Teaching Evidence-Based Health Care (EBHC)? Overview of systematic reviews


A hybrid effectiveness-implementation trial of an evidence-based exercise intervention for breast cancer survivors

Clinicians’ Views and Experiences of Interventions to Enhance the Quality of Antibiotic Prescribing for Acute Respiratory Tract Infections

Patient information leaflets to reduce antibiotic use and reconsultation rates in general practice: a systematic review

Shifting the focus in fracture prevention from osteoporosis to falls

Quantifying and monitoring overdiagnosis in cancer screening: a systematic review of methods

Tobacco smoking and all-cause mortality in a large Australian cohort study: findings from a mature epidemic with current low smoking prevalence

Scientific hypotheses can be tested by comparing the effects of one treatment over many diseases in a systematic review


A Summary to Communicate evidence from systematic reviews to the public improved understanding and accessibility of information: a randomized controlled trial by PhD candidate Peter Coxeter

Recurrence up to 3.5 years after antibiotic treatment of acute otitis media in very young Dutch children: survey of trial participants by Research Fellow Malene Plejdrup Hansen

Meta-analysis when the numbers get tricky by Assoc Prof Elaine Beller

The prognosis of common mental disorders in adolescents facilitated by Snr Research Fellow Rae Thomas

Media Reporting of Health Interventions: Signs of Improvement, but Major Problems Persist facilitated by Ray Moynihan

Effects of zinc supplementation on diabetes mellitus a systematic review and meta-analysis facilitated by Assoc Prof Elaine Beller

Effect of dietary pulse intake on established therapeutic lipid targets for cardiovascular risk reduction: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials facilitated by Prof Paul Glasziou

Evaluation of the effects of Krill Oil facilitated by Dr Treasure McGuire

Feasibility Study of a Systematic Approach for Discontinuation of Multiple Medications in Older Adults facilitated by Prof Jenny Doust

Free Open Access Medical Education (FOAM) for the emergency physician facilitated by Dr Victoria Brazil

A Comparison of Three Intervention Models for Successful Weight Loss Maintenance facilitated by Gina Hage

Rethinking Testing for Pulmonary Embolism Less Is More facilitated by Dr Victoria Brazil

Menthol for Cough Relief facilitated by Dr Jane Smith

Effect of Honey on Nocturnal Cough and Sleep Quality: A Double-Blind, Randomised, Placebo-Controlled Trial facilitated by Dr Jane Smith

Time to Flush the Meds? Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Psychosis facilitated by Dr Andrew Amos

Haemorrhoids – how we should treat them? What works and what doesn’t? Assoc Prof Jane Smith

Nudging Guideline-Concordant Antibiotic Prescribing: A Randomized Trial facilitated by Professor Chris Del Mar

Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV), facilitated by Associate Professor Jane Smith

Red flags to screen for malignancy and fracture in patients with low back pain: systematic review by Associate Professor Jane Smith


Efficacy of anti-inflammatory or antibiotic treatment in patients with non-complicated acute bronchitis and discoloured sputum: randomised placebo controlled trial facilitated by Prof Chris Del Mar

Harmonisation of LFT profiles facilitated by Tony Badrick

Systematic review and meta-analysis of clinical trials of the effects of low carbohydrate diets on cardiovascular risk factors facilitated by Associate Professor Justin Keogh – Summarised by Professor Chris Del Mar

Key principles on how to manage patients with multimorbidity in primary care practice facilitated by visiting researcher Dr. Christiane Muth, Goethe-University, Frankfurt, Germany and Professor Paul Glasziou

Pros and cons of Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) in women facilitated by Associated Professor Jane Smith

The impact of ordering investigations  and getting normal test results on patients’ well being and health seeking behaviour facilitated by Associate Professor Jane Smith

Chronic Back Pain facilitated by Dr James Dickinson

Influence Of Circadian Time Of Hypertension Treatment On Cardiovascular Risk: Results Of The Mapec Study facilitated by Associate Professor Jane Smith

Comparisons of RCT and preference-based interventions facilitated by Associate Professor Justin Keogh

The impact of enhancing students’ social and emotional learning: A meta-analysis of school-based interventions facilitated by Senior Research Fellow Rae Thomas

A clinical dilemma – the logistics of applying ‘guidelines’ in practice facilitated by Associate Professor Treasure McGuire

The challenges of determining noninferiority margins: a case study of noninferiority randomized controlled trials of novel oral anticoagulants facilitated by Professor Charles Leduc

Comparisons of established risk prediction models for cardiovascular disease: systematic facilitated by Senior Research Fellow Georga Cooke

Long-term Follow-up of the TIPS early detection in psychosis study: Effects on 10-year outcome – facilitated by Dr Andrew Amos

Bias in reporting of end points of efficacy and toxicity in randomized, clinical trials for women with breast cancer facilitated by Associate Professor Charles Leduc

SPIRIT 2013 Statement: Defining standard protocol items for clinical trials facilitated by Associate Professor Elaine Beller

Methods to increase response to postal and electronic questionnaires facilitated by Associate Professor Jane Smith

Meta-analysis of fall-risk tools in hospitalized adults facilitated by Joyce Kee-Hsin Chen, RN, Supervisor, Dept. of Nursing Taipei Medical University-WanFang Medical Center, TW

Training family physicians in shared decision-making to reduce the overuse of antibiotics in acute respiratory infections: a cluster randomized trial facilitated by Professor Chris Del Mar

Sitting time and all-cause mortality risk in 222 497 Australian adults facilitated by Professor Chris Del Mar