“Guideline Assessment Project II: statistical calibration informed the development of an AGREE II extension for surgical guidelines” published onlineOn 22 June 2021, the article Guideline Assessment Project II: statistical calibration informed the development of an AGREE II extension for surgical guidelines by Sofia Tsokani et al. was published online on the official website of the Surgical Endoscopy.
In May 12, 2021, Richu Philip, et al published an article entitled “Variation in hypertension clinical practice guidelines: a global comparison” in BMC Medicine. This study systematic searched and analysed national and international hypertension clinical practice guidelines (CPGs) published between 2010 to May 2020.
Publication: Evaluation of Chinese Clinical Practice Guidelines Published in Medical Journals in 2019Evaluation of Chinese Clinical Practice Guidelines Published in Medical Journals in 2019 was published in Medical Journal of Peking Union Medical College Hospital in June 7, 2021. As the beginning article of the second issue of the "Clinical Practice Guidelines" column, this article provides an overview of the main content of the series. That is, by taking the Chinese guidelines published in domestic and foreign journals in 2019 as the research object, this research conducts a comprehensive investigation and in-depth analysis of the development status of Chinese guidelines, elaborates the main and common problems, and puts forward targeted solutions. Seven aspects are analyzed in this study, focusing on the formulation of guidelines, conflicts of interest, citation, evidence quality and recommendation strength, methodological quality and reporting quality, research gaps, and dissemination and implementation of guidelines. It is expected to provide reference for the guideline developers, users and evaluators in China.
Chinese Medical Association Publishing House is the largest and most influential medical professional publishing house in China at present. Guideline is one of the important publishing types of Chinese Medical Association Publishing House. To improve the quality of guidelines published by Chinese Medical Association Publishing House, Guidelines and Standers Research Center of Chinese Medical Association Publishing House combined with WHO Collaborating Center for Guideline Implementation and Knowledge Translation, organized domestic and foreign clinical experts and methodologists to set up a working group for the evaluation of Chinese Medical Association series journals. 2020 guideline evaluation report of Chinese Medical Association Publishing House was published in Journal of Chinese Medical Association in June 7, 2021.
Journal of Clinical Epidemiology published article "Development and application of health outcome descriptors facilitated decision-making in the production of practice guidelines"On 12 May 2021, the article "Development and application of health outcome descriptors facilitated decision-making in the production of practice guidelines" by Wojtek Wiercioch et al. was published online on the official website of the Journal of Clinical Epidemiology.
2021 Conference of Western Tour of Pediatric Clinical Practice Guidelines and Workshop on Clinical Practice Guideline Development Strategies of the Pediatric Branch of the Chinese Medical Association was successfully heldOn April 24, 2021, the Conference of Western Tour of Pediatric Clinical Practice Guidelines and the Workshop on Clinical Practice Guideline Development Strategies of the Pediatric Branch of the Chinese Medical Association were successfully held in Yinchuan, China. The conference was chaired by Prof. Jiang Yuwu, Vice Chairman of the Pediatrics Branch of the Chinese Medical Association, and moderated by Prof. Zhang Chongfan, Associate Editor-in-Chief of the Chinese Journal of Evidence-Based Pediatrics. With the theme of "Pursuing Excellence, Leading the Future", the conference invited renowned experts from China, Canada, and Colombia in clinical epidemiology, clinical guideline development methodology, and pediatrics to discuss the methodology and development of clinical practice guidelines in the field of pediatrics in China with young scholars.
The Lanzhou University, Affiliate of the Cochrane China Network Co-organized 2021 National Clinical Practice Guidelines Methodology Training Course in BeijingOn 17-18 April, the 2021 National Clinical Practice Guidelines (CPGs) Methodology Training Course was successfully held in Beijing, which was co-organized with the support of the Lanzhou University, Affiliate of the Cochrane China Network, together with Chinese Medical Association Publishing House and the WHO Collaborating Centre for Guidelines Implementation and Knowledge Translation. Sixty-six clinicians and researchers from 12 provinces and municipalities across China participated in the entire two-day training course.
In February 2021, Chinese guidelines for diagnosis and treatment of diabetic kidney disease (Registration number: IPGRP-2021CN035) were published online by the Chinese Society of Nephrology in the Chinese Journal of Nephrology. The guideline is based on domestic and international expert consensus and integrates the clinical experience of Chinese nephrologists. This guideline contains the diagnosis of diabetic kidney disease (DKD), renal pathology biopsy, treatment and management, management of complications, and rational application of commonly used drugs. The expert group has referred to the international guideline format in the preparation process based on the principles of rigor, conciseness, and authority. The guidelines reflect new trends and perspectives in the treatment of DKD and are of great value in further strengthening the understanding of DKD, standardizing the treatment system, formulating reasonable treatment principles, guiding the precise use of drugs, delaying the progression of kidney disease. It will improve the life quality of patients and could be used by physicians for reference in clinical work.
The Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic reviews and Meta-Analyses (PRISMA) statement, published in 2009, was designed to help to improve the reporting quality of the systematic reviews. The first edition of the PRISMA statement has been published over 10 years. Over the past decade, advances in systematic review methodology and terminology have necessitated an update to the guideline.
The RIGHT Extension Statement for Traditional Chinese Medicine: Development, Recommendations, and ExplanationIn January 2021，Runsheng Xie published an article in Pharmacological Research entitled The RIGHT Extension Statement for Traditional Chinese Medicine: Development, Recommendations, and Explanation. Nowadays, the number of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) guidelines is constantly increasing, but its reporting quality remains unsatisfactory. The group hopes that the RIGHT-TCM may assist TCM guideline developers in reporting guidelines, support journal editors and peer reviewers when considering TCM guideline reports, and help health care practitioners understand and implement a TCM guideline.