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  1. Protocol

    Celebrities’ impact on health-related knowledge, attitudes, behaviors, and status outcomes: protocol for a systematic review, meta-analysis, and meta-regression analysis

    Celebrities are highly influential people whose actions and decisions are watched and often emulated by wide audiences. Many celebrities have used their prominent social standing to offer medical advice or end...

    Steven J. Hoffman, Yasmeen Mansoor, Navneet Natt, Lathika Sritharan, Julia Belluz, Timothy Caulfield, Yoni Freedhoff, John N. Lavis and Arya M. Sharma

    Systematic Reviews 2017 6:13

    Published on: 21 January 2017

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    Protocol for a realist review of workplace learning in postgraduate medical education and training

    Postgraduate medical education and training (PGMET) is a complex social process which happens predominantly during the delivery of patient care. The clinical learning environment (CLE), the context for PGMET, ...

    Anel Wiese, Caroline Kilty, Colm Bergin, Patrick Flood, Na Fu, Mary Horgan, Agnes Higgins, Bridget Maher, Grainne O’Kane, Lucia Prihodova, Dubhfeasa Slattery and Deirdre Bennett

    Systematic Reviews 2017 6:10

    Published on: 19 January 2017

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    What is the relationship between type 2 diabetes mellitus status and the neuroradiological correlates of cerebral small vessel disease in adults? Protocol for a systematic review

    Cerebral small vessel disease (CSVD) is a common cause of stroke, dementia, and functional decline. In recent years, neuroradiologic correlates of CSVD have been identified. These imaging findings, best charac...

    Clark Funnell, Mary M. Doyle-Waters, Samuel Yip and Thalia Field

    Systematic Reviews 2017 6:7

    Published on: 17 January 2017

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    The dynamics of HIV transmission in out of school young heterosexual men in South Africa: a systematic scoping review protocol

    In South Africa, gender inequality dominated by males and heterosexual HIV epidemic are associated with high HIV infection. Underlying epidemiological and social determinants driving HIV acquisition and transm...

    Nonzwakazi Ntombela, Tivani P. Mashamba-Thompson, Andile Mtshali, Anna Voce and Ayesha B. M. Kharsany

    Systematic Reviews 2017 6:9

    Published on: 17 January 2017

  5. Protocol

    Risk assessment tools to predict location of discharge and need for supportive services for medical patients after discharge from hospital: a systematic review protocol

    Patients who are discharged from hospital after an acute medical illness often have impaired function that prevents them from returning to their previous place of residence. Assessing each patient’s post-disch...

    Daniel M. Kobewka, Daniel McIsaac, Michaël Chassé, Kednapa Thavorn, Sunita Mulpuru, Luke T. Lavallée, Shane English, Justin Presseau and Alan J. Forster

    Systematic Reviews 2017 6:8

    Published on: 17 January 2017

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    Determinants and materno-fetal outcomes related to cesarean section delivery in private and public hospitals in low- and middle-income countries: a systematic review and meta-analysis protocol

    Despite the well-established morbidity, mortality, long-term effects, and unnecessary extra-cost burden associated with cesarean section delivery (CSD) worldwide, its rate has grown exponentially. This has bec...

    Idrissa Beogo, Bomar Mendez Rojas and Marie-Pierre Gagnon

    Systematic Reviews 2017 6:5

    Published on: 14 January 2017

  7. Protocol

    Association between diabetes mellitus and multi-drug-resistant tuberculosis: a protocol for a systematic review and meta-analysis

    Multi-drug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) has emerged as a challenge to global tuberculosis (TB) control and remains a major public health concern in many countries. Diabetes mellitus (DM) is an increasingly ...

    Balewgizie Sileshi Tegegne, Tesfa Dejenie Habtewold, Melkamu Merid Mengesha and Johannes G.M. Burgerhof

    Systematic Reviews 2017 6:6

    Published on: 14 January 2017

  8. Protocol

    Therapies for bruxism: a systematic review and network meta-analysis (protocol)

    Bruxism is a sleep disorder characterized by grinding and clenching of the teeth that may be related to irreversible tooth injuries. It is a prevalent condition occurring in up to 31% of adults. However, there...

    Mauro Elias Mesko, Brian Hutton, Jovito Adiel Skupien, Rafael Sarkis-Onofre, David Moher and Tatiana Pereira-Cenci

    Systematic Reviews 2017 6:4

    Published on: 13 January 2017

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    Characteristics and use of urban health indicator tools by municipal built environment policy and decision-makers: a systematic review protocol

    There is wide agreement that there is a lack of attention to health in municipal environmental policy-making, such as urban planning and regeneration. Explanations for this include differing professional norms...

    Helen Pineo, Ketevan Glonti, Harry Rutter, Nicole Zimmermann, Paul Wilkinson and Michael Davies

    Systematic Reviews 2017 6:2

    Published on: 13 January 2017

  10. Research

    Prosodic processing post traumatic brain injury - a systematic review

    Traumatic brain injury (TBI) survivors often report difficulties with understanding and producing paralinguistic cues, as well as understanding and producing basic communication tasks. However, a large range o...

    Gabriela Ilie, Michael D. Cusimano and Wenshan Li

    Systematic Reviews 2017 6:1

    Published on: 4 January 2017

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    Interventions and assessment tools addressing key concepts people need to know to appraise claims about treatment effects: a systematic mapping review

    People’s ability to appraise claims about treatment effects is crucial for informed decision-making. Our objective was to systematically map this area of research in order to (a) provide an overview of interve...

    Astrid Austvoll-Dahlgren, Allen Nsangi and Daniel Semakula

    Systematic Reviews 2016 5:215

    Published on: 29 December 2016

  12. Research

    Data extraction for complex meta-analysis (DECiMAL) guide

    As more complex meta-analytical techniques such as network and multivariate meta-analyses become increasingly common, further pressures are placed on reviewers to extract data in a systematic and consistent ma...

    Hugo Pedder, Grammati Sarri, Edna Keeney, Vanessa Nunes and Sofia Dias

    Systematic Reviews 2016 5:212

    Published on: 13 December 2016

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    Pharmacological interventions for delirium in intensive care patients: a protocol for an overview of reviews

    The prevalence of delirium in intensive care unit (ICU) patients is high. Delirium has been associated with morbidity and mortality including more ventilator days, longer ICU stay, increased long-term mortalit...

    Marija Barbateskovic, Laura Krone Larsen, Marie Oxenbøll-Collet, Janus Christian Jakobsen, Anders Perner and Jørn Wetterslev

    Systematic Reviews 2016 5:211

    Published on: 7 December 2016

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    Incidence, causes, and consequences of preventable adverse drug events: protocol for an overview of reviews

    Medication errors represent a noteworthy source of harm to patients. In recent years, several systematic reviews have assessed the frequency and causes of these events, as well as other factors such as commonl...

    Brian Hutton, Salmaan Kanji, Erika McDonald, Fatemeh Yazdi, Dianna Wolfe, Kednapa Thavorn, Sally Pepper, Laurie Chapman, Becky Skidmore and David Moher

    Systematic Reviews 2016 5:209

    Published on: 5 December 2016

  15. Methodology

    Rayyan—a web and mobile app for systematic reviews

    Synthesis of multiple randomized controlled trials (RCTs) in a systematic review can summarize the effects of individual outcomes and provide numerical answers about the effectiveness of interventions. Filteri...

    Mourad Ouzzani, Hossam Hammady, Zbys Fedorowicz and Ahmed Elmagarmid

    Systematic Reviews 2016 5:210

    Published on: 5 December 2016

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    Carotid artery stenting versus no stenting assisting thrombectomy for acute ischaemic stroke: protocol for a systematic review of randomised clinical trials with meta-analyses and trial sequential analyses

    In patients with intracranial large vessel arterial occlusion, ipsilateral extracranial carotid artery occlusions or near-occlusions pose a significant hurdle in endovascular management of acute ischaemic stro...

    Henrik Steglich-Arnholm, Markus Holtmannspötter, Christian Gluud and Derk Wolfgang Krieger

    Systematic Reviews 2016 5:208

    Published on: 1 December 2016

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    Prognostic biomarkers to identify patients destined to develop severe Crohn’s disease who may benefit from early biological therapy: protocol for a systematic review, meta-analysis and external validation

    It is believed increasingly that patients with severe Crohn’s disease are best treated early with biological therapy, which may ameliorate subsequent disease course and diminish long-term complications. Howeve...

    Steve Halligan, Darren Boone, Gauraang Bhatnagar, Tariq Ahmad, Stuart Bloom, Manuel Rodriguez-Justo, Stuart A. Taylor and Susan Mallett

    Systematic Reviews 2016 5:206

    Published on: 1 December 2016

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    A systematic review of patient safety in mental health: a protocol based on the inpatient setting

    Despite the growing international interest in patient safety as a discipline, there has been a lack of exploration of its application to mental health. It cannot be assumed that findings based upon physical he...

    Danielle D’Lima, Stephanie Archer, Bethan Ines Thibaut, Sonny Christian Ramtale, Lindsay H. Dewa and Ara Darzi

    Systematic Reviews 2016 5:203

    Published on: 29 November 2016

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