Health Research Methods, Evidence, and Impact


Jan Brożek

MD (Kraków, Poland), PhD (Kraków, Poland)

Associate Professor, Department of Health Research Methods, Evidence, and Impact

Joint Member, Department of Medicine

Member, CLARITY (Clinical Advances through Research and Information Translation)

905 525 9140 x 22936
905 522-9507
brozekj@mcmaster.ca

Room:HSC-2C19

Mailing Address:
Department of Health Research Methods, Evidence, and Impact
McMaster University Health Sciences Centre, Room 2C19
1280 Main Street West
Hamilton, ON  L8S 4K1


Academic Interests

Methodology of clinical practice guidelines and systematic reviews, development and adaptation of clinical practice guidelines, and systematic reviews of therapeutic and diagnostic interventions particularly in allergy and immunology.

Selected Publications

    1. Brożek JL, Bousquet J, Baena-Cagnani CE, Bonini S, Canonica GW, Casale TB, van Wijk RG, Ohta K, Zuberbier T, Schünemann HJ; Global Allergy and Asthma European Network; Grading of Recommendations Assessment, Development and Evaluation Working Group. Allergic Rhinitis and its Impact on Asthma (ARIA) guidelines: 2010 revision. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2010;126(3):466-476.
    2. Fiocchi A, Brożek J, Schünemann H, Bahna SL, von Berg A, Beyer K, Bozzola M, Bradsher J, Compalati E, Ebisawa M, Guzman MA, Li H, Heine RG, Keith P, Lack G, Landi M, Martelli A, Rancé F, Sampson H, Stein A, Terracciano L, Vieths S. World Allergy Organization (WAO) Diagnosis and Rationale for Action against Cow's Milk Allergy (DRACMA) Guidelines. World Allergy Organization Journal. 2010;3(4):57-161 (Pediatr Allergy Immunol. 2010; 21 Suppl 21: 1-125).
    3. Hsu J, Brożek JL, Terracciano L, Kreis J, Compalati E, Stein AT, Fiocchi A, Schünemann HJ. Application of GRADE: Making Evidence-Based Recommendations about Diagnostic Tests in Clinical Practice Guidelines. Implementation Science. 2011; 6(1):62
    4. Brożek JL, Akl EA, Compalati E, Kreis J, Terracciano L, Fiocchi A, Ueffing E, Andrews J, Alonso-Coello P, Meerpohl JJ, Lang DM, Jaeschke R, Williams JW Jr, Phillips B, Lethaby A, Bossuyt P, Glasziou P, Helfand M, Watine J, Afilalo M, Welch V, Montedori A, Abraha I, Horvath AR, Bousquet J, Guyatt GH, Schünemann HJ for the GRADE Working Group. Grading quality of evidence and strength of recommendations in clinical practice guidelines. Part 3 of 3. The GRADE approach to developing recommendations. Allergy, 2011; 66(5): 588-595.
    5. Brożek JL, Akl EA, Jaeschke R, Bousquet J, Guyatt GH, Schünemann HJ for the GRADE Working Group. Grading quality of evidence and strength of recommendations in clinical practice guidelines: the GRADE approach to grading quality of evidence about diagnostic tests and strategies. Allergy, 2009; 64: 1109 1116.
    6. Brożek JL, Akl EA, Alonso-Coello P, Lang D, Jaeschke R, Williams JW, Phillips B, Lelgemann M, Lethaby A, Bousquet J, Guyatt GH, Schünemann HJ for the GRADE Working Group. Grading quality of evidence and strength of recommendations in clinical practice guidelines: an overview of the GRADE approach and grading quality of evidence about interventions. Allergy. 2009; 64: 669-677.
    7. Jaeschke R, O'Byrne PM, Mejza F, Parameswaran K, Lesniak W, Brożek J, Thabane L, Cheng J, Schünemann HJ, Sears MR, Guyatt GH. Safety of long acting beta agonists among patients with asthma using inhaled corticosteroids. Am J resp Crit Care Med 2008; 178: 1009-1016
    8. Jaeschke R, O'Byrne PM, Mejza F, Parameswaran K, Lesniak W, Brożek J, Thabane L, Cheng J, Bala M, Schünemann HJ, Sears MR, Guyatt GH. The safety of formoterol among patients with asthma using inhaled corticosteroids. Systematic review and meta-analysis. Pol Arch Med Wewn. 2008; 118: 627-635.
    9. Brożek JL, Guyatt GH, Schünemann HJ. How a well-grounded minimal important difference can enhance transparency of labelling claims and improve interpretation of a patient reported outcome measure. Health Qual Life Outcomes. 2006; 4: 69.
    10. Montori VM, Jaeschke R, Schünemann HJ, Bhandari M, Brożek JL, Devereaux PJ, Guyatt GH. Users' guide to detecting misleading claims in clinical research reports. BMJ. 2004; 329: 1093-1096.

 

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