Published by Jason Busse Associate Professor, Department of Anesthesia, Associate Professor, Department of Health Research Methods, Evidence and Impact McMaster University, HSC-2V9, 1280 Main St. West, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, L8S 4K1 email@example.com on Oct 29, 2018
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AbstractGuideline Panel Members:
Jason W. Busse (Chair), McMaster University, Canada
Gordon H. Guyatt, McMaster University, Canada
Alonso Carrasco, American Dental Association, USA
Elie Akl, American University of Beirut, Lebanon
Thomas Agoritsas, University Hospitals of Geneva, Switzerland
Bruno da Costa, Florida International University, USA
Per Olav Vandvik, Innlandet Hospital Trust-Division Gjøvik, Norway
Peter Tugwell, University of Ottawa, Canada
Sol Stern, private practice, Canada
Lynn Cooper, Canadian Pain Coalition, Canada
Chris Cull, Inspire by Example, Canada
Gus Grant, College of Physicians and Surgeons of Nova Scotia, Canada
Alfonso Iorio, McMaster University, Canada
Nav Persaud, University of Toronto, Canada
Joseph Frank, VA Eastern Colorado Health Care System, USA
Guideline Steering Committee: Gordon H. Guyatt (Chair), Norm Buckley, Jason W. Busse, David Juurlink
Clinical Expert Committee: Norm Buckley, Donna Buna, Gary Franklin, Chris Giorshev, Jeff Harris, Lydia Hatcher, Kurt Hegmann, Roman Jovey, David Juurlink, Priya Manjoo, Pat Morley-Forster, Dwight Moulin, Mark Sullivan
Patient Advisory Committee:* Bart Bennett, Lynn Cooper, Chris Cull, Ada Giudice-Tompson, Deborah Ironbow, Pamela Jessen, Mechelle Kane, Andrew Koster, Sue Mace, Tracy L. Mercer, Kyle Neilsen, Ian Tregunna, Jen Watson
* 3 members did not provide written consent to be listed
Evidence Synthesis Team: Samantha Craigie, Jason W. Busse, Li Wang, Rachel Couban, Vahid Ashoorion, Mahmood AmniLari, Yaping Chang, Kayli Culig, Kyle De Oliveira, Anna Goshua, Justin Ho, Patrick Hong, Alka Kaushal, Regina Li, Veena Manja, Curtis May, Yasir Rehman, John Riva, Stephanie Ross, Nicole Vogel, Raad Yameen, Yuqing Zhang
External Review Committee: Paul Glasziou (Chair), Pablo Alonso Coello, Miranda Langendam
Acknowledgements: The authors acknowledge Arnav Agarwal, Fazila Aloweni, Justin Bhullar, Linn Brandt, Paul Bruno, Jasmine Chahal, Iván D. Flórez, Farid Foroutan, Andrea Furlan, Mehdi Ghasemi, Daniel Gottlieb, François-Camille Grolleau, Robert Hauptman, Alan Kaplan, Luciane Lopes, Lyubov Lytvyn, Doug McEvoy, Isabel Ng, Marie Nikkanen, Sureka Pavalagantharajah, Loren Regier, Behnam Sadeghirad, and Naomi Scott for their contribution to this work.