PsykTestBarn is an open-access scientific journal for systematic reviews of the psychometric properties of assessment instruments for Scandinavian children and adolescents. At this seminar, I will present the background for PsykTestBarn, as well as our methods for identifying and selecting studies for the reviews. I will also present the European Federation of Psychologist Associations’ (EFPA) model for evaluating psychometric properties. Finally, I will summarise findings for the approximately 40 instruments that have been evaluated in systematic reviews so far.
Naltrexone is an opioid receptor antagonist that blocks the effects of opioids such as heroin and morphine. Naltrexone has no abuse potential, mild and transient side effects and thus appears an ideal pharmacotherapy for opioid dependence. Limited compliance with oral naltrexone treatment is a known drawback. Several naltrexone implant and injectable depot formulations are being investigated and provide naltrexone release for at least one month. During the last couple of years several reports on new formulations have been published. This presentation gives an update on the systematic Cochrane review first published in 2008 on naltrexone injectables and implants for opioid dependence. The new systematic search was conducted in August 2010. To evaluate effectiveness only randomised-controlled trials (RCTs) were included. Reviewers independently evaluated the reports, rated methodological quality and extracted data. When appropriate, meta-analyses were performed for pre-specified outcome measures. The systematic search identified 685 reports as possibly relevant. The findings from the RCTs that were included will be presented at the meeting.
Periodontitt betegner en betennelsesreaksjon i vevet som omgir og fester tennene til kjeven. Tilstanden rammer et stort antall pasienter hvert år, og kan føre til at tenner løsner og faller ut. Tannlegebehandling kan bestå av rens av tannoverflater med ulike mekaniske hjelpemidler (depurasjon), kirurgiske prosedyrer, antibiotika eller kombinasjoner av disse tre. I denne rapporten har vi vurdert om pasientenes røykevaner kan påvirke effekten av depurasjonsbehandling og kirurgi.