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  1. Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) are the leading cause of death worldwide. Clinical practice guidelines (CPGs) constitute an important tool for the promotion of evidence-based health, which may improve healthc...

    Authors: Caroline de Godoi Rezende Costa Molino, Eliane Ribeiro, Nicolina Silvana Romano-Lieber, Airton Tetelbom Stein and Daniela Oliveira de Melo
    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2017 6:220
  2. The Contextualized Health Research Synthesis Program (CHRSP), developed in 2007 by the Newfoundland and Labrador Centre for Applied Health Research, produces contextualized knowledge syntheses for health-syste...

    Authors: Stephen Bornstein, Rochelle Baker, Pablo Navarro, Sarah Mackey, David Speed and Melissa Sullivan
    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2017 6:218
  3. For many vital signs, monitoring methods require contact with the patient and/or are invasive in nature. There is increasing interest in developing still and video image-guided monitoring methods that are non-...

    Authors: Mirae Harford, Jacqueline Catherall, Stephen Gerry, Duncan Young and Peter Watkinson
    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2017 6:217
  4. Obesity and dental caries are global public health problems which can impact in childhood and throughout the life course. In simple terms, childhood dental caries and body weight are linked via the common risk...

    Authors: Susan J. Carson, Lamis Abuhaloob, Derek Richards, Mark P. Hector and Ruth Freeman
    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2017 6:216
  5. Rapid and accurate diagnosis of tuberculosis (TB) is key to manage the disease and to control and prevent its transmission. Many established diagnostic methods suffer from low sensitivity or delay of timely re...

    Authors: Emmanuel O. Babafemi, Benny P. Cherian, Lee Banting, Graham A. Mills and Kandala Ngianga II
    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2017 6:215
  6. People with long-term serious mental illness live with severe and debilitating symptoms that can negatively influence their health and quality of life, leading to outcomes such as premature mortality, morbidit...

    Authors: Helen Quirk, Helen Crank, Deborah Harrop, Emma Hock and Robert Copeland
    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2017 6:214
  7. Information-seeking behaviour is necessary to improve knowledge on diabetes therapy and complications. Combined with other self-management skills and autonomous handling of the disease, it is essential for ach...

    Authors: Silke Kuske, Tim Schiereck, Sandra Grobosch, Andrea Paduch, Sigrid Droste, Sarah Halbach and Andrea Icks
    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2017 6:212

    The Correction to this article has been published in Systematic Reviews 2017 6:241

  8. The incorporation of Behavioral Change Techniques (BCTs) in eHealth interventions for the management of non-communicable diseases (NCDs), such as type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM), might be a promising approach ...

    Authors: Mihiretu Kebede, Lara Christianson, Zohaib Khan, Thomas L. Heise and Claudia R. Pischke
    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2017 6:211
  9. Authors’ response to comments letter to the editor from Nachman KE et al.

    Authors: Annette M. O’Connor, Brent W. Auvermann, Rungano S. Dzikamunhenga, Julie M. Glanville, Julian P. T. Higgins, Shelley P. Kirychuk, Jan M. Sargeant, Sarah C. Totton, Hannah Wood and Susanna G. Von Essen
    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2017 6:210
  10. The receptionist is the focal point of the practice, undertaking an array of clinically orientated roles such as triaging patients for GP consultations or managing repeat prescribing. However, the full nature ...

    Authors: Michael Burrows, Nicola Gale, Sheila Greenfield and Ian Litchfield
    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2017 6:209
  11. Social network analysis quantifies and visualizes relationships between and among individuals or organizations. Applications in the health sector remain underutilized. This systematic review seeks to analyze w...

    Authors: Kate Sabot, Deepthi Wickremasinghe, Karl Blanchet, Bilal Avan and Joanna Schellenberg
    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2017 6:208
  12. Therapeutic exercises play a crucial role in the management of burn injuries. The broad objective of this review is to systematically evaluate the effectiveness, safety and applicability to low-income countrie...

    Authors: Tapfuma Mudawarima, Matthew Chiwaridzo, Jennifer Jelsma, Karen Grimmer and Faith Chengetayi Muchemwa
    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2017 6:207
  13. Each year, about 500,000 people suffer a cardiac arrest (either out-of-hospital or in-hospital) in the USA. Although significant improvements in survival have occurred through the implementation of complex hig...

    Authors: Guillaume Geri, Joshua Gilgan, Carolyn Ziegler, Wanrudee Isaranuwatchai and Laurie J. Morrison
    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2017 6:205
  14. Assessment of the quality of included studies is an essential component of any systematic review. A formal quality assessment is facilitated by using a structured tool. There are currently no guidelines availa...

    Authors: Penny Whiting, Robert Wolff, Susan Mallett, Iveta Simera and Jelena Savović
    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2017 6:204
  15. While hospitalized in the NICU, preterm neonates undergo many painful procedures. This may be the same for full-term neonates when longer hospitalization is required. Untreated and repeated pain has short-term...

    Authors: Gwenaëlle De Clifford-Faugère, Andréane Lavallée and Marilyn Aita
    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2017 6:203
  16. We performed a systematic review and meta-analysis to evaluate the efficacy and safety of high-flow oxygen via nasal cannulae (HFNC) compared to non-invasive ventilation (NIV) and/or standard oxygen in patient...

    Authors: Murdoch Leeies, Eric Flynn, Alexis F. Turgeon, Bojan Paunovic, Hal Loewen, Rasheda Rabbani, Ahmed M. Abou-Setta, Niall D. Ferguson and Ryan Zarychanski
    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2017 6:202
  17. Hydrocephalus is a recognised complication of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-related opportunistic infections. Symptomatic raised cerebrospinal fluid pressure can be treated with ventriculoperitoneal shunt...

    Authors: James J. M. Loan, Ncedile Mankahla, Graeme Meintjes and A. Graham Fieggen
    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2017 6:201
  18. It is estimated that 650,000 patients may develop human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-related renal disease in South Africa. South Africa has recently adopted WHO policy, stipulating that all HIV-infected patie...

    Authors: Shirelle Assaram, Nombulelo P. Magula, Suman Mewa Kinoo and Tivani P. Mashamba-Thompson
    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2017 6:200
  19. Chronic musculoskeletal pain is a major public health problem. Early prediction for optimal treatment results has received growing attention, but there is presently a lack of evidence regarding what informatio...

    Authors: Elena Tseli, Wilhelmus Johannes Andreas Grooten, Britt-Marie Stålnacke, Katja Boersma, Paul Enthoven, Björn Gerdle and Björn Olov Äng
    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2017 6:199
  20. The onset of bathing disability for older adults has been found to be an indicator and potential precursor of further disability. Thus interventions targeting bathing may prevent or delay further disability an...

    Authors: Miriam Golding-Day, Phillip Whitehead, Kathryn Radford and Marion Walker
    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2017 6:198
  21. The aim of this systematic review with meta-analysis was to analyze the effects of intra-pregnancy nonsurgical periodontal therapy on periodontal inflammatory biomarkers and adverse pregnancy outcomes.

    Authors: Helbert Eustáquio Cardoso da Silva, Cristine Miron Stefani, Nilce de Santos Melo, Adriano de Almeida de Lima, Cassiano Kuchenbecker Rösing, André Luís Porporatti and Graziela De Luca Canto
    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2017 6:197
  22. Human epidermal growth factor receptor 2-positive (HER2+) breast cancer is an aggressive disease that makes up about 20% of all invasive breast cancers. HER2+ breast cancer is associated with poor prognosis an...

    Authors: Florence R. Wilson, Megan E. Coombes, Quinlan Wylie, Mariya Yurchenko, Christine Brezden-Masley, Brian Hutton, Becky Skidmore and Chris Cameron
    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2017 6:196
  23. Syphilis infection has recently resurfaced as a significant public health problem. Although there has been a tremendous amount of research on the epidemiology of syphilis, there has been limited work done to s...

    Authors: Ken Kitayama, Eddy R. Segura, Jordan E. Lake, Amaya G. Perez-Brumer, Catherine E. Oldenburg, Bethany A. Myers, Paria Pourjavaheri, Chinomnso N. Okorie, Robinson L. Cabello and Jesse L. Clark
    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2017 6:195
  24. This study is to perform a systematic review of existing guidance on quality of reporting and methodology for systematic reviews of diagnostic test accuracy (DTA) in order to compile a list of potential items ...

    Authors: Trevor A. McGrath, Mostafa Alabousi, Becky Skidmore, Daniël A. Korevaar, Patrick M. M. Bossuyt, David Moher, Brett Thombs and Matthew D. F. McInnes
    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2017 6:194
  25. Mobile health (mHealth) interventions for smoking cessation have been shown to be associated with an increase in effectiveness. However, interventions using mobile phones to change people’s behaviour are often...

    Authors: Pritaporn Kingkaew, Liz Glidewell, Rebecca Walwyn, Hamish Fraser and Jeremy C. Wyatt
    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2017 6:193
  26. The health of older persons has not been a major priority in many African countries. Hypertension is one of the common health problems of older persons. However, there is little information on the prevalence o...

    Authors: William K. Bosu, Justice M. K. Aheto, Eugenio Zucchelli and Siobhan Reilly
    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2017 6:192
  27. Out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) is associated with significant mortality or may have a poor neurological outcome. Various community-training programmes have improved practices like bystander cardiopulmon...

    Authors: Leanne Eveson, Marcela Vizcaychipi and Shashank Patil
    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2017 6:191
  28. Numerous psychological risk and protective factors have been identified as contributing to or preventing the development of the prevalent issue of chronic pain. Systematic reviews of studies on psychological i...

    Authors: Mélanie Bérubé, Céline Gélinas, Manon Choinière, Nancy Feeley, Géraldine Martorella, Stefan Parent and David L. Streiner
    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2017 6:190
  29. Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are childhood onset neurodevelopmental disorders that may persist into adulthood. ASD and ADHD tend to run in families and may...

    Authors: Ferrán Catalá-López, Brian Hutton, Matthew J. Page, Manuel Ridao, Jane A. Driver, Adolfo Alonso-Arroyo, Jaume Forés-Martos, Diego Macías Saint-Gerons, Eduard Vieta, Alfonso Valencia and Rafael Tabarés-Seisdedos
    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2017 6:189
  30. Myopia is a common visual disorder with increasing prevalence among developed countries of the world. Myopia constitutes a substantial risk factor for several ocular conditions that can lead to blindness. The ...

    Authors: Efthymia Prousali, Asimina Mataftsi, Nikolaos Ziakas, Andreas Fontalis, Periklis Brazitikos and Anna-Bettina Haidich
    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2017 6:188
  31. Despite the growing appreciation of the importance of sex and gender considerations in transplantation research, there is currently no framework or good practice guidelines for the appropriate handling of sex ...

    Authors: Claudie Laprise, Vikas Srinivasan Sridhar, Lori West, Bethany Foster, Louise Pilote and Ruth Sapir-Pichhadze
    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2017 6:186
  32. While many outcomes post-stroke (e.g., depression) have been previously investigated, there is no complete data on the impact of a variety of quality improvement strategies on the quality of life and physical ...

    Authors: Sarah E.P. Munce, Laure Perrier, Saeha Shin, Chamila Adhihetty, Kristen Pitzul, Michelle L.A. Nelson and Mark T. Bayley
    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2017 6:184
  33. Prevalence of non-communicable diseases has been increasing at a greater pace in developing countries and, in particular, the South Asia region. Various behavioral, social and environmental factors present in ...

    Authors: Sudesh Raj Sharma, Shiva Raj Mishra, Kusum Wagle, Rachel Page, Anna Matheson, Danielle Lambrick, James Faulkner, David Lounsbury and Abhinav Vaidya
    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2017 6:183
  34. Behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia (BPSD) are highly prevalent in patients with dementia. Both pharmacological and non-pharmacological strategies are commonly used to treat these symptoms, but t...

    Authors: Jennifer Watt, Zahra Goodarzi, Andrea C. Tricco, Areti-Angeliki Veroniki and Sharon E. Straus
    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2017 6:182
  35. The clinical specialty of obstetrics is under particular scrutiny with increasing litigation costs and unnecessary tests and procedures done in attempts to prevent litigation. We aimed to identify reports eval...

    Authors: Roberta Cardoso, Wasifa Zarin, Vera Nincic, Sarah Louise Barber, Ahmet Metin Gulmezoglu, Charlotte Wilson, Katherine Wilson, Heather McDonald, Meghan Kenny, Rachel Warren, Sharon E. Straus and Andrea C. Tricco
    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2017 6:181
  36. Excess body weight and risky alcohol consumption are two of the greatest contributors to global disease. Health behaviours cluster in adolescence and track to adulthood. Very little is known about similar and ...

    Authors: Stephanie Scott, Jessica Reilly, Emma L. Giles, Frances Hillier-Brown, Louisa Ells, Eileen Kaner and Ashley Adamson
    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2017 6:180
  37. In this comment, we summarize several scientific concerns with the recently published systematic review from O’Connor and colleagues that examined the relationship between proximity to animal-feeding operation...

    Authors: Keeve E. Nachman, Juleen Lam, Leah H. Schinasi, Tara C. Smith, Beth J. Feingold and Joan A. Casey
    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2017 6:179
  38. Many medical residents lack ready access to social and emotional supports that enable them to successfully cope with the challenges associated with medical residency. This absence of support has been shown to ...

    Authors: Helen Pethrick, Lorelli Nowell, Elizabeth Oddone Paolucci, Liza Lorenzetti, Michele Jacobsen, Tracey Clancy and Diane L. Lorenzetti
    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2017 6:178
  39. The aim of the current study was to conduct a systematic review determining the effect of sport-specific mental health awareness programs to improve mental health knowledge and help-seeking among sports coache...

    Authors: Gavin Breslin, Stephen Shannon, Tandy Haughey, Paul Donnelly and Gerard Leavey
    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2017 6:177
  40. Community pharmacies have great potential to deliver services aimed at promoting health and preventing disease, and are embedded within communities. In the light of a rapid increase in community pharmacy-deliv...

    Authors: Frances Hillier-Brown, Clare Bambra, Katie Thomson, Mirza Balaj, Nick Walton and Adam Todd
    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2017 6:176
  41. Growing evidence suggests that childhood and adolescence self-regulation contributes to multiple health, educational and social outcomes. Considering the potential impact of self-regulation skills on improved ...

    Authors: Anuja Pandey, Daniel Hale, Anne-Lise Goddings, Sarah-Jayne Blakemore and Russell Viner
    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2017 6:175
  42. Individuals living in rural and remote settings face oral health problems and access-to-care barriers due to the shortage of oral health care providers in these areas, geographic remoteness, lack of appropriat...

    Authors: Elham Emami, Naomi Kadoch, Sara Homayounfar, Hermina Harnagea, Patrice Dupont, Nicolas Giraudeau and Rodrigo Mariño
    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2017 6:174
  43. The effectiveness of antiretroviral therapy (ART) depends on the choice of regimens during initiation. Most evidences from developed countries indicated that there is difference between efavirenz (EFV) and nev...

    Authors: Tadesse Awoke Ayele, Alemayehu Worku, Yigzaw Kebede, Kassahun Alemu, Adetayo Kasim and Ziv Shkedy
    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2017 6:173
  44. In 2014, UNAIDS announced the 90-90-90 treatment targets to curb the HIV epidemic by 2020: 90% of people living with HIV know their HIV status, 90% of people who know their HIV status access treatment and 90% ...

    Authors: Aysel Gueler, Fiona Vanobberghen, Brian Rice, Matthias Egger and Catrina Mugglin
    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2017 6:172
  45. Mental health is an integral part of health and well-being and yet health systems have not adequately responded to the burden of mental disorders. Integrating mental health services into primary health care (P...

    Authors: Edith K. Wakida, Dickens Akena, Elialilia S. Okello, Alison Kinengyere, Ronald Kamoga, Arnold Mindra, Celestino Obua and Zohray M. Talib
    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2017 6:171
  46. The prevalence of obesity is increasing worldwide, and there is growing interest in better delineating the role of the human gut microbiome in this phenomenon. Obesity-specific gut microbiome features have bee...

    Authors: Heidi Dutton, Mary-Anne Doyle, C. Arianne Buchan, Shuhiba Mohammad, Kristi B. Adamo, Risa Shorr and Dean A. Fergusson
    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2017 6:169

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