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  1. Identifying and removing reference duplicates when conducting systematic reviews (SRs) remain a major, time-consuming issue for authors who manually check for duplicates using built-in features in citation man...

    Authors: Nikolay Borissov, Quentin Haas, Beatrice Minder, Doris Kopp-Heim, Marc von Gernler, Heidrun Janka, Douglas Teodoro and Poorya Amini
    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2022 11:172
  2. Aging is an independent risk factor for cardiovascular events. It promotes vascular dysfunction which is associated with risk factors for cardiovascular diseases (CVDs). Exercise can modulate vascular function...

    Authors: Raphael S. N. da Silva, Diego S. da Silva, Gustavo Waclawovsky and Maximiliano I. Schaun
    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2022 11:171
  3. Microneedles are defined as micron-sized projections with an insertion length ranging from 20 to 1500 μm and an external diameter up to 300 μm. Medications administered through microneedles diffuse through the...

    Authors: Ishumeet Kaur Bajwa, Navneet Kaur, Jeanne M. Dsouza and Joseph L. Mathew
    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2022 11:170
  4. Interprofessional collaboration (IPC) is seen as the “gold standard” of comprehensive care, but credible evidence concerning the effects on patient-reported outcomes (PRO) is lacking. The aim of this systemati...

    Authors: Laura Kaiser, Susann Conrad, Edmund A. M. Neugebauer, Barbara Pietsch and Dawid Pieper
    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2022 11:169
  5. Childhood overweight and obesity is a global public health issue. Although there is evidence of a reduced prevalence in some countries, there is still much controversy about the efficacy of health intervention...

    Authors: Edgar Denova-Gutiérrez, Lucía Méndez-Sánchez, Berenice Araiza-Nava, Alejandra González-Rocha, Teresa Shamah, Anabelle Bonvechio, Simón Barquera and Juan Rivera
    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2022 11:168
  6. An estimated 400,000 children develop cancer worldwide. Of those, 90% occur in low- and middle-income countries, where survival rates can be as low as 30%. To reduce the childhood cancer survival gap between h...

    Authors: Julie Cayrol, André Ilbawi, Michael Sullivan and Amy Gray
    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2022 11:167
  7. Prediction models for poor patient-reported surgical outcomes after total hip replacement (THR) and total knee replacement (TKR) may provide a method for improving appropriate surgical care for hip and knee os...

    Authors: Wei-Ju Chang, Justine Naylor, Pragadesh Natarajan, Victor Liu and Sam Adie
    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2022 11:165
  8. The judicialization of health care can be understood as a societal response to pressing healthcare needs, which probably are not being adequately addressed by the current healthcare system. This phenomenon inc...

    Authors: Sueli Miyuki Yamauti, Jorge Otávio Maia Barreto, Silvio Barberato-Filho, Fernanda Lacerda da Silva Machado and Luciane Cruz Lopes
    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2022 11:164
  9. The present study examines the association between psychological violence and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression, and anxiety, while comparing the specific subtypes of psychological violence and ...

    Authors: S. B. Dokkedahl, R. Kirubakaran, D. Bech-Hansen, T. R. Kristensen and A. Elklit
    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2022 11:163
  10. The COVID-19 pandemic could worsen adolescent sexual and reproductive health (ASRH). We sought evidence on the indirect impacts of previous infectious disease epidemics and the current COVID-19 pandemic on the...

    Authors: Mwila Ng’andu, Aldina Mesic, Jake Pry, Chanda Mwamba, Florence Roff, Jenala Chipungu, Yael Azgad and Anjali Sharma
    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2022 11:161
  11. Despite evidence-based efficacy, mental health services are underutilized due to low rates of help-seeking, leaving unmet mental health needs a global concern. The Theory of Planned Behavior (TPB) has been app...

    Authors: Claire Adams, Eyal Gringart and Natalie Strobel
    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2022 11:160
  12. Bacterial skin infections and scabies disproportionately affect children in resource-poor countries as well as underprivileged children in high-income countries. Atopic dermatitis is a common childhood dermato...

    Authors: Bernadette M. Ricciardo, Heather-Lynn Kessaris, Sujith Prasad Kumarasinghe, Jonathan R. Carapetis and Asha C. Bowen
    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2022 11:159
  13. Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a neurodegenerative disorder of the nervous system that affects movement. Individuals with PD commonly experience difficulty initiating movements, slowness of movements, decreased b...

    Authors: Tabitha Singer, Paul Fahey and Karen P. Y. Liu
    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2022 11:158
  14. Tuberculosis (TB) is considered one of the top 10 causes of death worldwide and the leading cause of death from a single infectious agent. Multidrug-resistant (MDR) TB can affect people of all age groups, incl...

    Authors: Sheetal Harichander, Ebenezer Wiafe, Kofi Boamah Mensah, Varsha Bangalee and Frasia Oosthuizen
    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2022 11:157
  15. Instrumental activities of daily living are essential for ageing well and independent living. Little is known about the effectiveness of cognitive remediation on instrumental activities of daily living perform...

    Authors: Nikki Tulliani, Michelle Bissett, Paul Fahey, Rosalind Bye and Karen P. Y. Liu
    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2022 11:156
  16. During the COVID-19 pandemic, some studies describing different aspects of the infection included very similar participants, rising suspicion about double reporting. We aimed to evaluate the Gantt chart as a t...

    Authors: Vânia N. Hirakata, Maria Lúcia R. Oppermann, Vanessa K. Genro and Angela J. Reichelt
    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2022 11:155
  17. Rapid reviews have emerged as an approach to provide contextualized evidence in a timely and efficient manner. Three rapid review centers were established in Ethiopia, Lebanon, and South Africa through the All...

    Authors: Rhona M. Mijumbi-Deve, Ismael Kawooya, Edward Kayongo, Rose Izizinga, Hadis Mamuye, Krystle Amog and Etienne V. Langlois
    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2022 11:154
  18. Due to the explosion in rapid reviews in the literature during COVID-19, their utility in universal health coverage and in other routine situations, there is now a need to document and further advance the appl...

    Authors: Andrea C. Tricco, Sharon E. Straus, Abdul Ghaffar and Etienne V. Langlois
    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2022 11:153
  19. Transparent reporting of rapid reviews enables appropriate use of research findings and dissemination strategies can strengthen uptake and impact for the targeted knowledge users, including policy-makers and h...

    Authors: Shannon E. Kelly, Jessie McGowan, Kim Barnhardt and Sharon E. Straus
    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2022 11:152
  20. Health policy-makers must often make decisions in compressed time frames and with limited resources. Hence, rapid reviews have become a pragmatic alternative to comprehensive systematic reviews. However, it is...

    Authors: Valerie J. King, Adrienne Stevens, Barbara Nussbaumer-Streit, Chris Kamel and Chantelle Garritty
    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2022 11:151
  21. Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a neurodevelopmental condition associated with severe social communication, interaction, and sensory processing impairments. Efforts to understand its etiology and pathophysio...

    Authors: Alana Castro Panzenhagen, Amanda Cavalcanti, Dirson João Stein, Ligia Lins de Castro, Mailton Vasconcelos, Mariana Boechat Abreu, Roberto Farina Almeida, Leandro José Bertoglio and Ana Paula Herrmann
    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2022 11:150
  22. Multivariate meta-analysis allows the joint synthesis of multiple outcomes accounting for their correlation. This enables borrowing of strength (BoS) across outcomes, which may lead to greater efficiency and even...

    Authors: Miriam Hattle, Danielle L. Burke, Thomas Trikalinos, Christopher H. Schmid, Yong Chen, Dan Jackson and Richard D. Riley
    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2022 11:149
  23. Aromatherapy — the therapeutic use of essential oils from plants (flowers, herbs or trees) to treat ill health and promote physical, emotional and spiritual well-being — is one of the most widely used natural ...

    Authors: Sue E. Brennan, Steve McDonald, Melissa Murano and Joanne E. McKenzie
    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2022 11:148
  24. The Measurement Tool to Assess systematic Reviews (AMSTAR) 2 is a critical appraisal tool for systematic reviews (SRs) and meta-analyses (MAs) of interventions. We aimed to perform the first AMSTAR 2-based qua...

    Authors: Lin Li, Iriagbonse Asemota, Bolun Liu, Javier Gomez-Valencia, Lifeng Lin, Abdul Wahab Arif, Tariq Jamal Siddiqi and Muhammad Shariq Usman
    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2022 11:147
  25. Indigenous Peoples are impacted by industrial resource development that takes place on, or near, their communities. Existing literature on impacts of industrial resource development on Indigenous Peoples prima...

    Authors: Nicole Burns, Janice Linton, Nathaniel J. Pollock, Laura Jane Brubacher, Nadia Green, Arn Keeling, Alex Latta, Jessica Martin, Jenny Rand and Melody E. Morton Ninomiya
    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2022 11:146
  26. Many published reviews do not meet the widely accepted PRISMA standards for systematic reviews and meta-analysis. Campbell Collaboration and Cochrane reviews are expected to meet even more rigorous standards, ...

    Authors: Julia H. Littell and Dennis M. Gorman
    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2022 11:145
  27. Subjective cognitive decline (SCD) is present in the early stage of preclinical Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and is associated with an increased risk of further cognitive decline and AD dementia later in life. Ear...

    Authors: Aliaa Ibnidris, Janelle N. Robinson, Marissa Stubbs, Giovanni Piumatti, Ishtar Govia and Emiliano Albanese
    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2022 11:144
  28. Shift work, i.e., non-standard work hours, has been associated with both short- and long-term sickness absence. However, findings are inconsistent and inconclusive. Thus far, no comprehensive meta-analytic syn...

    Authors: Erlend Sunde, Anette Harris, Morten Birkeland Nielsen, Bjørn Bjorvatn, Stein Atle Lie, Øystein Holmelid, Øystein Vedaa, Siri Waage and Ståle Pallesen
    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2022 11:143
  29. In recent years, innovations in artificial intelligence (AI) have led to the development of new healthcare AI (HCAI) technologies. Whilst some of these technologies show promise for improving the patient exper...

    Authors: Emma Kellie Frost, Rebecca Bosward, Yves Saint James Aquino, Annette Braunack-Mayer and Stacy M. Carter
    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2022 11:142
  30. Oxygen is routinely given to patients during and after surgery. Perioperative oxygen administration has been proposed as a potential strategy to prevent and treat hypoxaemia and reduce complications, such as s...

    Authors: Adel Elfeky, Yen-Fu Chen, Amy Grove, Amy Hooper, Anna Wilson, Keith Couper, Marion Thompson, Olalekan Uthman, Rachel Court, Sara Tomassini and Joyce Yeung
    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2022 11:140
  31. Fascioliasis is an emerging public health threat in a number of regions worldwide, including Southeast Asia. Up to now, a summary of current knowledge on the occurrence and the distribution in Southeast Asia i...

    Authors: Vinh Hoang Quang, Bruno Levecke, Dung Do Trung, Brecht Devleesschauwer, Binh Vu Thi Lam, Katja Polman, Steven Callens, Pierre Dorny and Veronique Dermauw
    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2022 11:138
  32. Global plastic production has increased exponentially since the 1960s, with more than 6300 million metric tons of plastic waste generated to date. Studies have found a range of human health outcomes associated...

    Authors: Louise M. Goodes, Enoch V. S. Wong, Jennifer Alex, Louise Mofflin, Priyanka Toshniwal, Manuel Brunner, Terena Solomons, Emily White, Omrik Choudhury, Bhedita J. Seewoo, Yannick R. Mulders, Tristan Dale, Hamish J. Newman, Alina Naveed, Andrew B. Lowe, Delia V. Hendrie…
    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2022 11:137
  33. Surgery is the main treatment option for patients with local gastric cancer. However, surgery alone is usually not sufficient for stomach cancer patients, and combined therapies are recommended for these patie...

    Authors: Jianwen Hu, Yanpeng Yang, Yongchen Ma, Yingze Ning, Guowei Chen and Yucun Liu
    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2022 11:136
  34. To determine the relative effectiveness of medications for preventing hypertensive disorders in high-risk pregnant women and to provide a ranking of medications using network meta-analysis.

    Authors: Tippawan Liabsuetrakul, Yoshiko Yamamoto, Chanon Kongkamol, Erika Ota, Rintaro Mori and Hisashi Noma
    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2022 11:135
  35. Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an inflammatory and degenerative disease of the central nervous system with an increasing worldwide prevalence. Since 1993, more than 15 disease-modifying immunotherapies (DMTs) have...

    Authors: Thomas Lehnert, Christian Röver, Sascha Köpke, Jordi Rio, Declan Chard, Andrea V. Fittipaldo, Tim Friede, Christoph Heesen and Anne C. Rahn
    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2022 11:134
  36. Out-of-pocket expenses have been reported as a major barrier to accessing antenatal care and skilled birth delivery in most of sub-Saharan Africa. Performance-based financing (PBF) is one of several strategies...

    Authors: Miriam Nkangu, Julian Little, Olumuyiwa Omonaiye and Sanni Yaya
    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2022 11:133
  37. The evidence-based medicine (EBM) movement is stepping up its efforts to assess medical artificial intelligence (AI) and data science studies. Since 2017, there has been a marked increase in the number of publ...

    Authors: Thilo von Groote, Narges Ghoreishi, Maria Björklund, Christian Porschen and Livia Puljak
    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2022 11:132
  38. Cytomegalovirus (CMV) is transmitted by direct contact with body fluids from infected individuals. Transmission of CMV in households, particularly those with young children, contributes significantly to CMV in...

    Authors: Safari Joseph Balegamire, Elisabeth McClymont, Agathe Croteau, Philippe Dodin, Soren Gantt, Amir Abbas Besharati, Christian Renaud, Benoît Mâsse and Isabelle Boucoiran
    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2022 11:131
  39. Authors: João L. Bastos, Helena M. Constante, Helena S. Schuch, Dandara G. Haag, Sonia Nath, Roger K. Celeste, Carol C. Guarnizo-Herreño, Mary J. McCallum and Lisa M. Jamieson
    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2022 11:130

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  40. To explore how clinical yarning has been utilised as a health intervention for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples and if there are any reported impacts yarning might have on health outcomes.

    Authors: Alexander W. Burke, Susan Welch, Tamara Power, Cherie Lucas and Rebekah J. Moles
    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2022 11:129
  41. Health behaviour can change outcomes in both healthy and unhealthy populations and are particularly useful in promoting compliance to treatment and maintaining fidelity to care seeking and follow-up options in...

    Authors: Biswajit Paul, Richard Kirubakaran, Rita Isaac, Marshall Dozier, Liz Grant and David Weller
    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2022 11:127
  42. Based on previous studies, it has been hypothesized that tube sterilization may be associated with a lower risk of breast cancer. This study aims to investigate the relationship between tubal ligation and the ...

    Authors: Nazila Najdi, Arezoo Esmailzadeh, Maryam Shokrpour, Somayeh Nikfar, Seyedeh Zahra Razavi, Mahdi Sepidarkish, Saman Maroufizadeh, Saeid Safiri and Amir Almasi-Hashiani
    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2022 11:126
  43. Sepsis is a common, life-threatening syndrome of physiologic, pathologic, and biochemical abnormalities that are caused by infection and propagated by a dysregulated immune response. In 2017, the estimated ann...

    Authors: M. Elizabeth Wilcox, Marietou Daou, Joanna C. Dionne, Peter Dodek, Marina Englesakis, Allan Garland, Claire Lauzon, Osama Loubani, Bram Rochwerg, Manu Shankar-Hari, Kednapa Thavorn and Andrea C. Tricco
    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2022 11:125
  44. Before the declaration of the COVID-19 pandemic in March 2020, primary care in most countries relied on face-to-face consultations, with relatively limited use of telemedicine. Lockdowns and social distancing ...

    Authors: Daniela Valdes, Lama Alqazlan, Rob Procter and Jeremy Dale
    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2022 11:124
  45. Medical innovations offer tremendous hope. Yet, similar innovations in governance (law, policy, ethics) are likely necessary if society is to realize medical innovations’ fruits and avoid their pitfalls. As in...

    Authors: Michael Da Silva, Tanya Horsley, Devin Singh, Emily Da Silva, Valentina Ly, Bryan Thomas, Ryan C. Daniel, Karni A. Chagal-Feferkorn, Samantha Iantomasi, Kelli White, Arianne Kent and Colleen M. Flood
    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2022 11:123

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