Skip to main content

Articles

Page 1 of 41

  1. The use of minimally and non-invasive monitoring systems (including continuous glucose monitoring) has increased rapidly over recent years. Up to now, it remains unclear how accurate devices can detect hypogly...

    Authors: Nicole Lindner, Aya Kuwabara and Tim Holt

    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2021 10:145

    Content type: Research

    Published on:

  2. Nephrotic syndrome is the most common kidney disease in children worldwide. Our aim was to critically appraise the quality of recent Clinical Practice Guidelines (CPGs) for idiopathic steroid-sensitive nephrot...

    Authors: Khalid Abdulaziz Alhasan, Reem Al Khalifah, Majed Aloufi, Weiam Almaiman, Muddathir Hamad, Naif Abdulmajeed, Abdullah Al Salloum, Jameela A. Kari, Muneera AlJelaify, Rolan K. Bassrawi, Turki Al Hussain, Adi Alherbish, Abdulhadi Al Talhi, Mohamad-Hani Temsah, Sidharth Kumar Sethi, Rupesh Raina…

    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2021 10:144

    Content type: Research

    Published on:

  3. Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has no confirmed specific treatments. However, there might be in vitro and early clinical data as well as evidence from severe acute respiratory syndrome and Middle Eastern ...

    Authors: Benjamin P. Geisler, Lara Zahabi, Adam Edward Lang, Naomi Eastwood, Elaine Tennant, Ljiljana Lukic, Elad Sharon, Hai-Hua Chuang, Chang-Berm Kang, Knakita Clayton-Johnson, Ahmed Aljaberi, Haining Yu, Chinh Bui, Tuan Le Mau, Wen-Cheng Li, Debbie Teodorescu…

    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2021 10:143

    Content type: Protocol

    Published on:

  4. Reducing child health inequalities is a global health priority and evidence suggests that optimal development of knowledge, skills and attributes in early childhood could reduce health risks across the life co...

    Authors: Michelle Black, Amy Barnes, Mark Strong and David Taylor-Robinson

    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2021 10:142

    Content type: Protocol

    Published on:

  5. Eczematous skin diseases, e.g., atopic dermatitis or contact dermatitis, are associated with a high disease burden, a significant impact on quality of life and a higher risk for anxiety and depression. Therefo...

    Authors: Marc Rocholl, Michaela Ludewig, Carola Brakemeier, Swen Malte John and Annika Wilke

    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2021 10:141

    Content type: Research

    Published on:

  6. The world has changed dramatically since the beginning of 2020 due to COVID-19. As a result of the pandemic, many older adults are now experiencing an increased and unprecedented amount of psychological stress...

    Authors: Ryan Churchill, Indira Riadi, Lucy Kervin, Kelly Teo and Theodore Cosco

    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2021 10:140

    Content type: Protocol

    Published on:

  7. Patch angioplasty in conventional carotid endarterectomy is suggested to reduce the risk of restenosis and recurrent ipsilateral stroke compared with primary closure. A systematic review of randomized clinical...

    Authors: Martijn S. Marsman, Jørn Wetterslev, Abdelkarime Kh. Jahrome, Christian Gluud, Frans L. Moll, Frederik Keus and Giel G. Koning

    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2021 10:139

    Content type: Systematic review update

    Published on:

  8. With the burden of prostate cancer, it has become imperative to exploit cost-effective ways to tackle this menace. Women have demonstrated their ability to recognize early cancer signs, and it is, therefore, r...

    Authors: Ebenezer Wiafe, Kofi Boamah Mensah, Adwoa Bemah Boamah Mensah, Varsha Bangalee and Frasia Oosthuizen

    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2021 10:138

    Content type: Research

    Published on:

  9. Female sex workers are extremely vulnerable and highly susceptible to being infected with human immunodeficiency virus. As a result, community-based targeted interventions have been recommended as one of the m...

    Authors: Lydia Atuhaire, Olatunji Adetokunboh, Constance Shumba and Peter S. Nyasulu

    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2021 10:137

    Content type: Research

    Published on:

  10. In nursing students, high stress levels can lead to burnout, anxiety, and depression. Our objective is to characterize the epidemiology of perceived stress, stressors, and coping strategies among nursing stude...

    Authors: Sonia Chaabane, Karima Chaabna, Sapna Bhagat, Amit Abraham, Sathyanarayanan Doraiswamy, Ravinder Mamtani and Sohaila Cheema

    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2021 10:136

    Content type: Research

    Published on:

  11. Despite prophylactic human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination being a safe, effective and cost-effective public health intervention for the prevention of cervical cancer, the HPV vaccine is not actively recommen...

    Authors: Matthew Palmer, Kota Katanoda, Eiko Saito, Cecilia Acuti Martellucci, Shiori Ostuki, Shuhei Nomura, Erika Ota, Julia M. L. Brotherton and Jane Hocking

    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2021 10:135

    Content type: Protocol

    Published on:

  12. Countries around the world have committed in policy to transforming their mental health services towards a recovery orientation. How has mental health recovery been implemented into services for adults, and wh...

    Authors: Myra Piat, Megan Wainwright, Eleni Sofouli, Brigitte Vachon, Tania Deslauriers, Cassandra Préfontaine and Francesca Frati

    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2021 10:134

    Content type: Research

    Published on:

  13. Indigenous young people worldwide are at greater risk of developing mental health concerns due to ongoing inequity and disadvantage. Digital mental health (dMH) interventions are identified as a potential appr...

    Authors: Josie Povey, Buaphrao Raphiphatthana, Michelle Torok, Tricia Nagel, Fiona Shand, Michelle Sweet, Anne Lowell, Patj Patj Janama Robert Mills and Kylie Dingwall

    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2021 10:133

    Content type: Protocol

    Published on:

  14. We aimed to synthesise data on issues related to stakeholder perceptions of consent for the use of secondary data. To better understand the current literature available, we conducted a systematic literature re...

    Authors: Elizabeth Hutchings, Max Loomes, Phyllis Butow and Frances M. Boyle

    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2021 10:132

    Content type: Research

    Published on:

  15. Preterm birth (PTB) is the leading cause of death in children under five years. Spontaneous preterm birth (SPTB) is the major cause of preterm delivery. The key risk factors for SPTB are women who have a short...

    Authors: Ashad Issah, Rosanna Diacci, Kimberley P. Williams, Anne-Marie Aubin, Liam McAuliffe, Jason Phung, Carol Wang, Panos Maouris and Craig E. Pennell

    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2021 10:130

    Content type: Protocol

    Published on:

  16. Physical restraint (PR) is a routine care measure in many hospital wards to ensure patient safety. However, it is associated with many different professional, legal, and ethical challenges. Some guidelines and...

    Authors: Azam Sharifi, Narges Arsalani, Masoud Fallahi-Khoshknab and Farahnaz Mohammadi-Shahbolaghi

    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2021 10:129

    Content type: Research

    Published on:

  17. There is growing interest in the use of routine patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs) to influence the care of individual patients with stroke. However, there are significant gaps in our understanding as t...

    Authors: A. Smith, J. Hewitt, T. J. Quinn and M. Robling

    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2021 10:128

    Content type: Protocol

    Published on:

  18. Massage is a popularly used complementary and alternative therapy. Previous randomised controlled trials have examined the effects of massage on children, and several systematic reviews have been conducted to ...

    Authors: Shu-Cheng Chen, Juan Yu, Sam Chun-Sum Yuen, Jason Chun-Sing Lam, Lorna Kwai-Ping Suen and Wing-Fai Yeung

    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2021 10:127

    Content type: Protocol

    Published on:

  19. Public safety personnel and frontline healthcare professionals are at increased risk of exposure to potentially psychologically traumatic events (PPTE) and developing posttraumatic stress injuries (PTSI, e.g.,...

    Authors: Paula M. Di Nota, Anees Bahji, Dianne Groll, R. Nicholas Carleton and Gregory S. Anderson

    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2021 10:126

    Content type: Research

    Published on:

  20. Adolescent substance use continues to be a growing major public health concern in Africa. Recent studies infer an overall estimated prevalence of 42% among adolescents in sub-Saharan Africa. Unfortunately, thi...

    Authors: Sandra Jumbe, Tony Mwenda Kamninga, Isaac Mwalwimba and Ukwuori-Gisela Kalu

    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2021 10:125

    Content type: Protocol

    Published on:

  21. Rapid adoption of robotic-assisted general surgery procedures, particularly for cholecystectomy, continues while questions remain about its benefits and utility. The objective of this study was to compare the ...

    Authors: Rivfka Shenoy, Michael A. Mederos, Linda Ye, Selene S. Mak, Meron M. Begashaw, Marika S. Booth, Paul G. Shekelle, Mark Wilson, William Gunnar, Melinda Maggard-Gibbons and Mark D. Girgis

    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2021 10:124

    Content type: Systematic review update

    Published on:

  22. Rates of childhood obesity have accelerated rapidly over the past decade in low- and middle-income countries and in Latin America in particular. At the same time, Latinx children in high-income countries have ...

    Authors: Rachel Bleiweiss-Sande, Arturo Jiménez-Cruz, Montserrat Bacardí-Gascón, Kara Skelton and Sara E. Benjamin-Neelon

    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2021 10:123

    Content type: Protocol

    Published on:

  23. Overweight and obesity in children and adolescents are major public health challenges affecting quality of life and representing important risk factors in the development of non-communicable diseases. School e...

    Authors: Edris Nury, Jakub Morze, Kathrin Grummich, Gerta Rücker, Georg Hoffmann, Claudia M. Angele, Jürgen M. Steinacker, Johanna Conrad, Daniela Schmid, Jörg J. Meerpohl and Lukas Schwingshackl

    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2021 10:122

    Content type: Protocol

    Published on:

  24. Time-saving formats of evidence syntheses have been developed to fulfill healthcare policymakers’ demands for timely evidence-based information. A discrete choice experiment (DCE) with decision-makers and peop...

    Authors: Christian Speckemeier, Laura Krabbe, Susanne Schwenke, Jürgen Wasem, Barbara Buchberger and Silke Neusser

    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2021 10:121

    Content type: Research

    Published on:

  25. Exercise and weight loss diets are two independent non-pharmaceutical strategies used to improve several aspects of body composition and health. We plan to systematically review controlled clinical trials inve...

    Authors: Sara Beigrezaei, Zeinab Yazdanpanah, Sepideh Soltani, Seyede Hamide Rajaie, Sahar Mohseni-Takalloo, Tayebeh Zohrabi, Mojtaba Kaviani, Scott C. Forbes, Julien S. Baker and Amin Salehi-Abargouei

    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2021 10:120

    Content type: Protocol

    Published on:

  26. Patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs) are valuable tools in assessing the quality of health care from a patient perspective and are increasingly used by otologists. However, selecting the right questionnai...

    Authors: Koen Viergever, Jeroen T. Kraak, Els. M. Bruinewoud, Johannes C. F. Ket, Sophia E. Kramer and Paul Merkus

    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2021 10:119

    Content type: Systematic review update

    Published on:

  27. We conducted systematic reviews on the benefits and harms of screening compared with no screening or alternative screening approaches for Chlamydia trachomatis (CT) and Neisseria gonorrhoeae (NG) in non-pregnant ...

    Authors: Jennifer Pillay, Aireen Wingert, Tara MacGregor, Michelle Gates, Ben Vandermeer and Lisa Hartling

    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2021 10:118

    Content type: Research

    Published on:

  28. Living systematic reviews (LSRs) can expedite evidence synthesis by incorporating new evidence in real time. However, the methods needed to identify new studies in a timely manner are not well established.

    Authors: Michelle Gates, Sarah A. Elliott, Allison Gates, Meghan Sebastianski, Jennifer Pillay, Liza Bialy and Lisa Hartling

    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2021 10:116

    Content type: Research

    Published on:

  29. Implementing performance-based payment (PBP) plan has led to developing a number of significant potentialities such as performance improvement and effectiveness, quality improvement of provided services, and d...

    Authors: Asieh Mousaloo, Mehrdad Amir-Behghadami, Ali Janati and Masoumeh Gholizadeh

    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2021 10:114

    Content type: Protocol

    Published on:

  30. Despite the well-documented information on cancer prevention and management, among noncommunicable diseases (NCDs), globally, cancer continues to be the second leading cause of morbidity and mortality with dev...

    Authors: Cebisile Ngcamphalala, Ellinor Ostensson, Mbuzeleni Hlongwa and Themba G. Ginindza

    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2021 10:113

    Content type: Protocol

    Published on:

  31. Investigations of transparency, reproducibility and replicability in science have been directed largely at individual studies. It is just as critical to explore these issues in syntheses of studies, such as sy...

    Authors: Matthew J. Page, David Moher, Fiona M. Fidler, Julian P. T. Higgins, Sue E. Brennan, Neal R. Haddaway, Daniel G. Hamilton, Raju Kanukula, Sathya Karunananthan, Lara J. Maxwell, Steve McDonald, Shinichi Nakagawa, David Nunan, Peter Tugwell, Vivian A. Welch and Joanne E. McKenzie

    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2021 10:112

    Content type: Protocol

    Published on:

  32. Multiple clinical conditions are associated with cerebral hypoxia/ischaemia and thereby an increased risk of hypoxic-ischaemic brain injury. Cerebral near-infrared spectroscopy monitoring (NIRS) is a tool to m...

    Authors: Mathias Lühr Hansen, Simon Hyttel-Sørensen, Janus Christian Jakobsen, Christian Gluud, Elisabeth M. W. Kooi, Jonathan Mintzer, Willem P. de Boode, Monica Fumagalli, Ana Alarcon, Thomas Alderliesten and Gorm Greisen

    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2021 10:111

    Content type: Protocol

    Published on:

  33. Supplemental oxygen during exercise training is used to increase the training effect of an exercise program in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) who show exercise-induced desaturation....

    Authors: Shohei Kawachi, Shuhei Yamamoto, Kenichi Nishie, Takayoshi Yamaga, Manaka Shibuya, Yasunari Sakai and Keisaku Fujimoto

    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2021 10:110

    Content type: Protocol

    Published on:

  34. Gender-affirming hormone (GAH) therapy aims to support the transition of transgender people to their gender identity. GAHs can induce changes in their secondary sex characteristics such as the development of b...

    Authors: M. F. Van den Bosch, C. M. Wiepjes, M. Den Heijer, L. J. Schoonmade, R. E. G. Jonkman and R. A. Meursinge Reynders

    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2021 10:109

    Content type: Protocol

    Published on:

  35. Globally, cancer is generally recognized as a developmental threat yet most countries in Africa lack capacity to diagnose cancer especially gynecological cancers resulting in late detection and poor outcomes. ...

    Authors: Sebastian Yidana Ninimiya, Monica Ansu-Mensah, Vitalis Bawontuo and Desmond Kuupiel

    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2021 10:108

    Content type: Protocol

    Published on:

  36. Disparities in the stage at diagnosis of endometrial cancer (EC) account for a significant proportion of the disparities in morbidity and mortality experienced by vulnerable groups in the USA. Evidence suggest...

    Authors: Anna J. Najor, Dyda Dao, Jamie N. Bakkum-Gamez, Mark E. Sherman, Avonne E. Connor and Christopher C. Destephano

    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2021 10:107

    Content type: Protocol

    Published on:

  37. Schizophrenia requires a community-based intervention approach combined with standard treatment to prevent relapses. A literature review is required to understand the effectiveness of community-based intervent...

    Authors: Soo-Yeon Kim and Ah. Rim Kim

    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2021 10:106

    Content type: Protocol

    Published on:

  38. Self-efficacy is developed through a person’s interaction with his/her physical and social environment. Self-efficacy in caring is an essential attribute of care workers to develop a positive attitude towards ...

    Authors: Sumina Shrestha, Rayan Jafnan M. Alharbi, Christine While, Julie Ellis, Muhammad Aziz Rahman and Yvonne Wells

    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2021 10:105

    Content type: Protocol

    Published on:

  39. Obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) is a significant public health problem affecting a large proportion of the population and is associated with adverse health consequences and a substantial economic burden. Despit...

    Authors: Andrea N. Natsky, Andrew Vakulin, Ching Li Chai Coetzer, R. D. McEvoy, Robert J. Adams and Billingsley Kaambwa

    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2021 10:104

    Content type: Protocol

    Published on:

  40. The determination of CA 15-3 is useful for monitoring breast cancer patients. Several retrospective studies determined CA 15-3 levels in frozen samples to evaluate the sensitivity and specificity of novel biom...

    Authors: Luigi Coppola, Alessandra Cianflone, Katia Pane, Monica Franzese, Peppino Mirabelli and Marco Salvatore

    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2021 10:102

    Content type: Research

    Published on:

  41. The aim of our study was to determine through a systematic review and meta-analysis the incubation period of COVID-19. It was conducted based on the preferred reporting items for systematic reviews and meta-an...

    Authors: Wafa Dhouib, Jihen Maatoug, Imen Ayouni, Nawel Zammit, Rim Ghammem, Sihem Ben Fredj and Hassen Ghannem

    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2021 10:101

    Content type: Systematic review update

    Published on:

  42. Alcohol consumption is a key public health challenge in sub-Saharan Africa, which has the highest burden of alcohol attributable injury and disease of any region. Excess alcohol use is particularly harmful for...

    Authors: Eleanor Briegal, Alice M. Biggane and Angela I. Obasi

    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2021 10:100

    Content type: Protocol

    Published on:

  43. The Reporting Items for Practice Guidelines in Healthcare (RIGHT) checklist was used to assess the reporting quality of 2009–2019 clinical practice guidelines (CPGs) regarding gout and hyperuricemia, aimed to ...

    Authors: Can Wang, Xufei Luo, Maichao Li, Lingling Cui, Xinde Li, Lin Han, Xuefeng Wang, Wei Ren, Yuwei He, Wenyan Sun, Changgui Li, Yaolong Chen and Zhen Liu

    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2021 10:99

    Content type: Systematic review update

    Published on:

  44. Accepted systematic review (SR) methodology requires citation screening by two reviewers to maximise retrieval of eligible studies. We hypothesized that records could be excluded by a single reviewer without l...

    Authors: Nassr Nama, Mirna Hennawy, Nick Barrowman, Katie O’Hearn, Margaret Sampson and James Dayre McNally

    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2021 10:98

    Content type: Research

    Published on:

  45. Systematic Reviews (SR), studies of studies, use a formal process to evaluate the quality of scientific literature and determine ensuing effectiveness from qualifying articles to establish consensus findings a...

    Authors: John Zimmerman, Robin E. Soler, James Lavinder, Sarah Murphy, Charisma Atkins, LaShonda Hulbert, Richard Lusk and Boon Peng Ng

    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2021 10:97

    Content type: Methodology

    Published on:

  46. Letters are regularly sent by healthcare organisations to healthcare professionals to encourage them to take action, change practice or implement guidance. However, whether letters are an effective tool in del...

    Authors: Aikaterini Grimani, Louis Goffe, Mei Yee Tang, Fiona Beyer, Falko F. Sniehotta and Ivo Vlaev

    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2021 10:94

    Content type: Protocol

    Published on:

Annual Journal Metrics

\