PJ Devereaux

BSc. (Dalhousie), MD (McMaster), PhD (McMaster), FRCPC

Professor, Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiology

Professor, Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics

Member CLARITY (Clinical Advances Through Research and Information Translation)

Attending Staff, Hamilton Health Sciences, Cardiac Care Unit

Administrative Coordinator: Heather Gill
905-527-4322 x40654
905-297-3778
hgill@mcmaster.ca

Research Interests

The focus of Dr. Devereaux's clinical research is perioperative vascular medicine in patients undergoing noncardiac surgery. He is the Co-Principal Investigator of the POISE trial, the world’s largest cardiac randomized controlled trial in patients undergoing noncardiac surgery. He is also the Principal Investigator of several other ongoing perioperative vascular studies evaluating risk estimation, monitoring, and interventions for perioperative vascular events.

Dr. Devereaux has also undertaken health policy research comparing health outcomes and payment for care in inv est or owned private for-profit and private not-for-profit health care delivery systems. Dr. Devereaux is also inter est ed in methodological research, and he has published several studies and position papers on this topic including proposing the concept of expertise-based randomized controlled trials.

He is also a member of the CLARITY (Clinical Advances through Research and Information Translation) Research Group.

CLARITY (Clinical Advances through Research and Information Translation) Research Group.
From top step: Brian Haynes, Mohit Bhandari, Holger Schünemann, PJ Deveraux, Deb Cook, Gord Guyatt, Maureen Meade.

Selected Publications

  1. Devereaux PJ, Bhandari M, Clarke M, Montori VM, Cook DJ, Yusuf S, Sackett DL, Cinà CS, W alter S, Haynes B, Schünemann HJ, Norman GR, Guyatt GH. The need for expertise-based randomised controlled trials. BMJ. 2005; 330: 88-92.
  2. Devereaux PJ, Beattie WS, Choi PTL, Badner NH, Guyatt GH, Villar JC, Cinà CS, Leslie K, Jacka MJ, Montori VM, Bhandari M, Avezum A, Biasi Cavalcante A, Giles JW, Schricker T, Jackobsen CJ, Yusuf S. How strong is the evidence for the use of perioperative ß-blockers in non-cardiac surgery? A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials. BMJ. 2005; 331: 313-321.
  3. Devereaux, PJ, Goldman L, Cook DJ, Gilbert K, Leslie K, Guyatt GH. Perioperative cardiac events in patients undergoing noncardiac surgery: a review of the magnitude of the problem, the pathophysiology of the events and methods to estimate and communicate risk. CMAJ. 2005: 173: 627-634.
  4. Devereaux PJ, Goldman L, Yusuf S, Gilbert K, Leslie K, Guyatt GH. Surveillance and prevention of major perioperative ischemic cardiac events in patients undergoing noncardiac surgery: A review. CMAJ. 2005; 173: 779-788.
  5. Devereaux PJ, Heels-Ansdell D, Lacchetti C, Haines T. Burns KEA, Cook DJ, Ravindran N, Walter SD, McDonald H, Stone SB, Patel R, Bhandari M, Schünemann HJ, Choi PTL, Bayoumi AM, Lavis JN, Sullivan T, Stoddart G, Guyatt GH. Payments for care at private for-profit and private not-for-profit hospitals: A systematic review and meta-analysis. CMAJ. 2004; 170: 1817-1824. (Fast-tracked article)
  6. Devereaux PJ, Choi PTL, El-Dika S, Bhandari M, Montori VM, Schünemann HJ, Garg AX , Busse JW, Heels-Ansdell D, Ghali WA, Manns BJ, Guyatt GH. An observational study found that authors of randomized controlled trials frequently used concealment of randomization and blinding, despite the failure to report these methods. J Clin Epidemiol. 2004; 57:1232-1236.
  7. Devereaux PJ, Choi PT-L, Lacchetti C, Weaver B, Schünemann HJ, Haines T, Lavis JN, Grant BJB, Haslam DRS, Bhandari M, Sullivan T, Cook DJ, Walter SD, Meade M, Khan H, Bhatnagar N, Guyatt GH. A systematic review and meta-analysis of studies comparing mortality rates of private for-profit and private not-for-profit hospitals. CMAJ. 2002; 166: 1399-1406. (Fast-tracked article)
  8. Devereaux PJ, Schünemann HJ, Ravindran N, Bhandari M, Garg AX, Choi PT-L, Grant BJB, Haines T, Lacchetti C, Weaver B, Lavis JN, Cook DJ, Haslam DRS, Sullivan T, Guyatt GH. Comparison of mortality between private for-profit and private not-for-profit hemodialysis centers: A systematic review and meta-analysis. JAMA. 2002; 288: 2449-2457.
  9. Devereaux PJ , Anderson DR, Gardner MJ, Putnam W, Flowerdew GJ, Brownell BF, Nagpal S, Cox JL. Differences between perspectives of physicians and patients on anticoagulation in patients with atrial fibrillation: observational study. BMJ. 2001; 323: 1218-1222.
  10. Devereaux PJ , Ghali WA, Gibson NE, Skjodt NM, Ford DC, Quan H, Guyatt GH. Physician estimates of perioperative cardiac risk in patients undergoing noncardiac surgery. Arch Intern Med. 1999; 159:713-717.

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