Study Title and Description
Birth defects after maternal exposure to corticosteroids: prospective cohort study and meta-analysis of epidemiological studies.
Key Questions Addressed
|3||Indirect Evidence (Systematic Reviews): KQ 1 - What are the (comparative) benefits and harms of interventions to prevent attacks of primary headache in women who are pregnant (or attempting to become pregnant), postpartum, or breastfeeding?|
|4||Indirect Evidence (Systematic Reviews): KQ 2 - What are the (comparative) benefits and harms of interventions to treat acute attacks of primary headache in women who are pregnant (or attempting to become pregnant), postpartum, or breastfeeding?|
Primary Publication Information
|Title||Birth defects after maternal exposure to corticosteroids: prospective cohort study and meta-analysis of epidemiological studies.|
|Author||Park-Wyllie L., Mazzotta P., Pastuszak A., Moretti ME., Beique L., Hunnisett L., Friesen MH., Jacobson S., Kasapinovic S., Chang D., Diav-Citrin O., Chitayat D., Nulman I., Einarson TR., Koren G.|
|Country||Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada.|
Pubmed ID: 11091360
Secondary Publication Information
There are currently no secondary publications defined for this study.
Extraction Form: Extraction Form for Indirect Evidence (Systematic Reviews)
No arms have been defined in this extraction form.
|Question... Follow Up||Answer||Follow-up Answer|
|How many DATABASES did the authors search?||3|
|What was the YEAR of the last search?||1999|
|How many STUDIES were included in the review?||10|
|What INTERVENTIONS were addressed?||Corticosteroids|
|Were MATERNAL adverse events reported?||No|
|Were FETAL/CHILD adverse events reported?||Yes|
|AMSTAR Item 1 - Did the authors specify the research questions and inclusion criteria for the SR?||Yes|
|AMSTAR Item 4 - Did the SR authors use a comprehensive literature search strategy?||Yes|
|AMSTAR Item 5 - Did the SR authors perform study selection in duplicate?||Yes|
|AMSTAR Item 6 - Did the SR authors perform data extraction in duplicate, either independently or through verification?||Yes|
|AMSTAR Item 8 - Did the SR authors describe the included studies in adequate detail?||Yes|
|AMSTAR Item 9 - Did the SR authors use a satisfactory technique for assessing the risk of bias in individual studies that were included in the SR?||Yes|
|AMSTAR Item 12 - Did the SR authors assess the potential impact of risk of bias in individual studies on the summary results, interpretation, discussion?||Yes|
|AMSTAR Item 11 - If meta-analysis (MA) was performed did the SR authors use appropriate methods for statistical combination of results?||Yes|
|AMSTAR Item 14 - Did the SR authors provide a satisfactory explanation for, and discussion of, any heterogeneity observed in the results of the SR?||Yes|
|AMSTAR Item 16 - Did the SR authors report the lack of significant potential of conflict of interest (COI) regarding conducting the SR?||Unclear|
|What was the OVERALL QUALITY OF THE SYSTEMATIC REVIEW||High|
|MATERNAL Adverse Events - ANTEPARTUM|
|MATERNAL Adverse Events - POSTPARTUM|
|MATERNAL Adverse Events - DELIVERY|
|MATERNAL Adverse Events - TIMING NOT REPORTED|
|FETAL/CHILD Adverse Events - IN UTERO|
|FETAL/CHILD Adverse Events - PERINATAL|
|FETAL/CHILD Adverse Events - NEONATAL|
|FETAL/CHILD Adverse Events - CHILD|
No baseline characteristics have been defined for this extraction form.
Results & Comparisons
No Results found.
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