Help with screening of Italian article for a review on medical interventions for treating primary angle-closure glaucoma
Seeking someone who can read Italian to review a journal article to help determine whether it should be included in our review. The review is on medical interventions (medications) for treating a specific type of glaucoma. If the study meets the inclusion criteria, we will ask the helper if they would like to assist with data abstraction as well. Inclusion criteria for the review is as follows:
Types of studies
We will include randomized controlled trials (RCTs).
Types of participants
We will include studies in which participants were diagnosed with PACG (as defined by the study investigator) and presented with uncontrolled IOP after a patent LPI. We will not include participants with a history of an acute attack of angle-closure crisis. We will apply no restriction with regard to participant age, gender, race, baseline IOP, or baseline anatomical configuration of the angle. We will not include participants with uncontrolled IOP after
lens extraction because treatment guidelines still consider LPI as the first treatment option.
Types of interventions
We will include studies in which one type of medical intervention (beta-blockers, prostaglandin analogs, ormiotics) is compared with another type of medical intervention. Specifically, we will look at three types of comparisons.
• Prostaglandins versus pilocarpine.
• Beta-blockers versus pilocarpine.
• Prostaglandins versus beta-blockers.
An ideal applicant is able to read Italian and has an understanding of a randomized controlled trial.