Monthly Archives: April 2019

Assessing study quality and bias in prognosis research on rehabilitation in chronic pain using the QUIPS tool


We performed a systematic review to synthesize evidence on prognostic factors for physical functioning after multidisciplinary rehabilitation in patients with chronic musculoskeletal pain (Tseli et. al, 2019) and used a tool, QUIPS, which was developed specifically for evaluation of study quality of prognostic studies (Hayden, et al 2013). We have evaluated this process in our… Read more »


Oral, Head and Neck Cancer Awareness Month: Research Highlights


BMC supports Oral, Head and Neck Cancer Awareness month in April with a focused campaign week starting April 7th, led by the Head and Neck Cancer Alliance. In this blog, our Editors highlight some of the recent developments and emerging research areas on oral, head and neck cancers. This year, we’ve also created a quiz to complement these highlights and our author blog addressing Commonly Held Myths of Head and Neck Cancers.


Commonly Held Myths of Head and Neck Cancers


There are many myths associated with head and neck cancer such as how environmental influences can affect our risk, or what role gender plays. Here, Dr Fauzia Riaz helps set the record straight to provide the real facts behind the myths. For the latest research on head and neck cancer at BMC, please read our ‘Oral, Head and Neck Cancer Awareness Month: Research Highlights’ blog. Then, when you’re ready to test your knowledge, take our dedicated 2019 quiz on this topic.

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