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  1. Systematic reviews of ethical literature (SREL) aim at providing an overview of ethical issues, arguments, or concepts on a specific ethical topic. As SREL are becoming more common, their methodology and possi...

    Authors: Hélène Nobile, Natali Lilie Randjbar Moshtaghin, Zoë Lüddecke, Antje Schnarr and Marcel Mertz
    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2023 12:173

    The Correction to this article has been published in Systematic Reviews 2023 12:206

  2. Professional Identity formation is the process by which learners internalize a profession’s values, behaviors, and perceptions. With respect to physicians, this occurs at multiple levels of medical education, ...

    Authors: Meklit Endalcachew, Jennifer Deberg, Melissa Swee, Manish Suneja and Bharat Kumar
    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2023 12:171
  3. This paper presents a generalized registration form for systematic reviews that can be used when currently available forms are not adequate. The form is designed to be applicable across disciplines (i.e., psyc...

    Authors: Olmo R. van den Akker, Gjalt-Jorn Ygram Peters, Caitlin J. Bakker, Rickard Carlsson, Nicholas A. Coles, Katherine S. Corker, Gilad Feldman, David Moreau, Thomas Nordström, Jade S. Pickering, Amy Riegelman, Marta K. Topor, Nieky van Veggel, Siu Kit Yeung, Mark Call, David T. Mellor…
    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2023 12:170
  4. There is now a relatively well-established evidence base suggesting that greener living environments and time spent in urban green and blue spaces (UGBS) can be beneficial for human health and wellbeing. Howev...

    Authors: Emmylou Rahtz, Sarah L. Bell, Alexander Nurse, Benedict W. Wheeler, Cornelia Guell, Lewis R. Elliott, Catharine Ward Thompson, Craig W. McDougall and Rebecca Lovell
    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2023 12:169
  5. Evidence syntheses cite retracted publications. However, citation is not necessarily endorsement, as authors may be criticizing or refuting its findings. We investigated the sentiment of these citations—whethe...

    Authors: Caitlin J. Bakker, Nicole Theis-Mahon, Sarah Jane Brown and Maurice P. Zeegers
    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2023 12:168
  6. The World Health Organization recognises injuries as a growing global public health problem. While there are several causes of injuries and trauma, relevant research is mostly centred on road traffic accidents...

    Authors: Desmond Kuupiel, Monsurat A. Lateef, Julian D. Pillay and Gugu G. Mchunu
    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2023 12:167
  7. Isoflurane is used as an inhalation anesthetic in medical, paramedical, and veterinary practice. Epidemiological studies suggest an increased risk of miscarriages and malformations at birth related to maternal...

    Authors: Fréderique Struijs, Carlijn R. Hooijmans, Marije Buijs, Albert Dahan, Sebastian Hoffmann, Romy Kiffen, Daniele Mandrioli, Julia Menon, Merel Ritskes-Hoitinga, Nel Roeleveld, Anne de Ruijter, Gert Jan Scheffer, Vivi Schlünssen and Paul T. J. Scheepers
    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2023 12:166
  8. The field of the commercial determinants of health (CDOH) refers to the commercial products, pathways and practices that may affect health. The field is growing rapidly, as evidenced by the WHO programme on th...

    Authors: Mark Petticrew, Rebecca E. Glover, Jimmy Volmink, Laurence Blanchard, Éadaoin Cott, Cécile Knai, Nason Maani, James Thomas, Alice Tompson, May C. I. van Schalkwyk and Vivian Welch
    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2023 12:165
  9. Unilateral peripheral vestibular hypofunction can result in symptoms of dizziness, gaze and gait instability, and impaired navigation and spatial orientation. These impairments and activity limitations may neg...

    Authors: Carrie W. Hoppes, Eric R. Anson, Wendy J. Carender, Gregory F. Marchetti, Courtney D. Hall, Susan L. Whitney, Christiana Keinath and Susan J. Herdman
    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2023 12:164
  10. Supplemental green bean coffee extract (GBCE) with caffeine has been shown to prevent weight gain. There are different dosages of GBCE that contain chlorogenic acid (CGA), and the data for their effectiveness ...

    Authors: Sukrit Kanchanasurakit, Surasak Saokaew, Pochamana Phisalprapa and Acharaporn Duangjai
    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2023 12:163
  11. Enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) interventions aim to improve patient outcomes. Vascular surgery patients have unique requirements and it is unclear which ERAS interventions are supported by an evidence ...

    Authors: Eric A. Apaydin, Karen Woo, Julia Rollison, Sangita Baxi, Aneesa Motala and Susanne Hempel
    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2023 12:162
  12. Systematic literature screening is a key component in systematic reviews. However, this approach is resource intensive as generally two persons independently of each other (double screening) screen a vast numb...

    Authors: Siw Waffenschmidt, Wiebke Sieben, Thomas Jakubeit, Marco Knelangen, Inga Overesch, Stefanie Bühn, Dawid Pieper, Nicole Skoetz and Elke Hausner
    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2023 12:161
  13. Cardiovascular diseases are a leading cause of mortality globally. The modifiable risk factors can be measured and identified early at primary healthcare facilities. Community pharmacists present an opportunit...

    Authors: Nthabiseng Florina Motlohi, Ebenezer Wiafe, Kofi Boamah Mensah, Neelaveni Padayachee, Ruwayda Petrus and Varsha Bangalee
    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2023 12:160
  14. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is characterised by hyperinflation and expiratory airflow limitation due to long-term exposure to irritants. The variety and complexity of COPD treatment and the po...

    Authors: Omar Ammous, Stefan Andreas, Tim Friede, Regina Kampo, Sarah Schwarz, Maximilian Wollsching-Strobel, Susanna Salem, Wolfram Windisch and Tim Mathes
    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2023 12:159
  15. Autonomy-supporting interventions, such as self-determination theory and guided self-determination interventions, may improve self-management and clinical and psychosocial outcomes in people with diabetes. Suc...

    Authors: Anne Sophie Mathiesen, Vibeke Zoffmann, Jane Lindschou, Janus Christian Jakobsen, Christian Gluud, Mette Due-Christensen, Bodil Rasmussen, Emilie Haarslev Schröder Marqvorsen, Trine Lund-Jacobsen, Tine Bruhn Skytte, Thordis Thomsen and Mette Juel Rothmann
    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2023 12:158
  16. The covid-19 pandemic has highlighted the role of living systematic reviews. The speed of evidence generated during the covid-19 pandemic accentuated the challenges of managing high volumes of research literat...

    Authors: Leonie Heron, Diana Buitrago-Garcia, Aziz Mert Ipekci, Rico Baumann, Hira Imeri, Georgia Salanti, Michel Jacques Counotte and Nicola Low
    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2023 12:156
  17. We investigated whether an impediment to progress in understanding the environmental factors that cause falls may be the difficulty in comparing results across studies because walking surfaces are poorly defin...

    Authors: Rebecca Lawson and Nicholas D. A. Thomas
    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2023 12:155
  18. When reviewing a protocol, research ethics committees (RECs, equivalent to institutional review boards — IRBs) have the responsibility to consider whether the proposed research is justified. If research is not...

    Authors: Simon E. Kolstoe, Jennifer Durning, Jennifer Yost and Silviya Aleksandrova-Yankulovska
    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2023 12:154
  19. The greatest proportion of burn injuries globally occur in South Asia, where there are also high numbers of intentional burns. Burn injury prevention efforts are hampered by poor surveillance data on injury in...

    Authors: Emily Bebbington, Parvathy Ramesh, Mohan Kakola, Rebecca McPhillips, Fatima Bibi, Atiya Hanif, Nia Morris, Murad Khan, Rob Poole and Catherine Robinson
    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2023 12:153
  20. In Germany and Western Europe, gastroesophageal junction cancer (AEG) and proximal gastric cancer are currently treated with (transhiatal-extended) total gastrectomy (TG) according to the latest treatment guid...

    Authors: Julian Hipp, Jasmina Kuvendjiska, Verena Martini, Hans Christian Hillebrecht, Stefan Fichtner-Feigl and Markus K. Diener
    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2023 12:150
  21. Motor development delay is the first neurodevelopmental impairment that becomes apparent in infants with congenital heart disease (CHD). Early interventions have addressed high-risk groups like infants born pr...

    Authors: Rahel Kaeslin, Beatrice Latal and Elena Mitteregger
    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2023 12:149
  22. Diabetic retinopathy (DR) affects more than 80% of patients with diabetes. However, literature on the association between serum lipids and DR in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) is inconsistent. H...

    Authors: Zhaoping Li, Yuan Yuan, Qianjin Qi, Qian Wang and Li Feng
    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2023 12:148
  23. Building community capacity is an essential health promotion approach, which refers to the characteristics of communities that affect their ability to identify and address social and public health problems. De...

    Authors: Vera Birgel, Lea Decker, Dominik Röding and Ulla Walter
    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2023 12:147
  24. Chronic pain in adults is a frequent clinical symptom with a significant impact on patient well-being. Therefore, sufficient pain management is of utmost importance. While tramadol is a commonly used pain medi...

    Authors: J. Barakji, S. K. Korang, J. B. Feinberg, M. Maagaard, O. Mathiesen, C. Gluud and J. C. Jakobsen
    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2023 12:145
  25. Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), the most common liver disease, is closely associated with metabolic conditions such as obesity and diabetes mellitus, which significantly impact human health outcomes...

    Authors: Amirhossein Naghipour, Ehsan Amini-Salehi, Mahdi Orang Gorabzarmakhi, Milad Shahdkar, Bahman Fouladi, Iraj Alipourfard and Zahra Momayez Sanat
    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2023 12:144
  26. Subjective cognitive impairment (SCI) substantially increases dementia risk and is often conceptualised as the preclinical asymptomatic phase of the cognitive decline continuum. Due to the lack of pharmacologi...

    Authors: Adele E. Cave, Dennis H. Chang, Gerald W. Münch and Genevieve Z. Steiner-Lim
    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2023 12:143
  27. Bacterial sexually transmitted infections (STIs) including Neisseria gonorrhoeae and Chlamydia trachomatis are common in men who have sex with men (MSM). These infections increase the risk of acquiring and transm...

    Authors: Kehinde Charles Mofolorunsho, Vinogrin Dorsamy, Chauntelle Bagwandeen and Nathlee Samantha Abbai
    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2023 12:141
  28. More than 1.7 billion people are affected by neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) worldwide. Forty percent of the NTD-affected people live in Africa with the poorest, most vulnerable, and hard to reach geographi...

    Authors: Agumasie Semahegn, Tsegahun Manyazewal, Eyerusalem Getachew, Bethelhem Fekadu, Esubalew Assefa, Munir Kassa, Gail Davey, Michael Hopkins, Mesele Araya, Tassew Woldehanna, Charlotte Hanlon and Abebaw Fekadu
    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2023 12:140
  29. Melasma is one of the most encountered dermatoses in dermatology and skin care clinics. It is a challenging chronic, recurrent condition associated with hyperpigmentation. Its aetiology is poorly understood. M...

    Authors: Nomakhosi Mpofana, Buyisile Chibi, Nceba Gqaleni, Ahmed Hussein, Avenal Jane Finlayson, Kabelo Kgarosi and Ncoza Cordelia Dlova
    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2023 12:139
  30. Experiences and determinants connected with type 2 diabetes mellitus-associated erectile dysfunction (T2DMED) in health appointments are not well understood and infrequently reported. This systematic review wa...

    Authors: Setho Hadisuyatmana, Gulzar Malik, Ferry Efendi, Sonia Reisenhofer and James Boyd
    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2023 12:138
  31. The coronavirus disease-2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has created a global crisis unique to the healthcare system around the world. It also had a profound impact on the management of neurosurgical patients. In our ...

    Authors: Haiying Teng, Zilan Wang, Xingyu Yang, Xiaoxiao Wu, Zhouqing Chen, Zhong Wang and Gang Chen
    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2023 12:137
  32. Involving collaborators and partners in research may increase relevance and uptake, while reducing health and social inequities. Collaborators and partners include people and groups interested in health resear...

    Authors: Peter Tugwell, Vivian Welch, Olivia Magwood, Alex Todhunter-Brown, Elie A. Akl, Thomas W. Concannon, Joanne Khabsa, Richard Morley, Holger Schunemann, Lyubov Lytvyn, Arnav Agarwal, Alba Antequera, Marc T. Avey, Pauline Campbell, Christine Chang, Stephanie Chang…
    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2023 12:134
  33. The aim of this systematic review was to summarise the evidence for the clinical effectiveness of revision knee arthroplasty (rKA) compared to non-operative treatment for the management of patients with electi...

    Authors: Shiraz A. Sabah, Elizabeth A. Hedge, Lennart von Fritsch, Joshua Xu, Raja Bhaskara Rajasekaran, Thomas W. Hamilton, Alexander D. Shearman, Abtin Alvand, David J. Beard, Sally Hopewell and Andrew J. Price
    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2023 12:133
  34. Case study research is generating interest to evaluate complex interventions. However, it is not clear how this is being utilized by occupational therapists or how feasible it is to contribute to the evidence ...

    Authors: Leona McQuaid, Katie Thomson and Katrina Bannigan
    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2023 12:132
  35. Overviews (i.e., systematic reviews of systematic reviews, meta-reviews, umbrella reviews) are a relatively new type of evidence synthesis. Among others, one reason to conduct an overview is to investigate adv...

    Authors: Thilo Sachse, Salmaan Kanji, Pierre Thabet, Sven Schmiedl, Petra Thürmann, Fadi Guirguis, Shellyza Sajwani, Marie-France Gauthier, Carole Lunny, Tim Mathes and Dawid Pieper
    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2023 12:131
  36. The purpose of this systematic review is to collect, appraise, and synthesize existing evidence from systematic reviews and meta-analyses (SRs/MAs) on the effectiveness of tolvaptan for water retention in hear...

    Authors: Yujing Pan, Haoyang Li, Jin Gao, Zishuo Mi, Hao Chen and Ying Li
    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2023 12:130
  37. Rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases (RMDs) cause significant burden to the individual and society, requiring lifelong management and specialist healthcare resource use. Costing over 200 billion euros per ye...

    Authors: Rosemarie Barnett, Christopher Clarke, Raj Sengupta and Peter C. Rouse
    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2023 12:129
  38. We systematically reviewed the literature and performed a meta-analysis on the effects of speech therapy and phonosurgery, for transgender women, in relation to the fundamental frequency gain of the voice, reg...

    Authors: Karine Schwarz, Carla Aparecida Cielo, Poli Mara Spritzer, Anna Paula Villas-Boas, Angelo Brandelli Costa, Anna Martha Vaitses Fontanari, Bruna Costa Gomes, Dhiordan Cardoso da Silva, Maiko Abel Schneider and Maria Inês Rodrigues Lobato
    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2023 12:128
  39. Mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) is an increasing public health problem, because of its persistent symptoms and several functional consequences. Understanding the prognosis of a condition is an important com...

    Authors: Julien Déry, Béatrice Ouellet, Élaine de Guise, Ève-Line Bussières and Marie-Eve Lamontagne
    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2023 12:127
  40. Variability and inaccuracies in the diagnosis of prostate cancer, and the risk of complications from invasive tests, have been extensively reported in the research literature. To address this, the use of artif...

    Authors: Elisa Martinez-Marroquin, Minh Chau, Murray Turner, Hodo Haxhimolla and Catherine Paterson
    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2023 12:126
  41. A limited number of studies have directly examined the effect of whole eggs on body weight and composition in adults, and they have led to inconsistent results. This study aimed to summarize the evidence on th...

    Authors: Arezoo Sadat Emrani, Sara Beigrezaei, Faezeh Zademohammadi and Amin Salehi-Abargouei
    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2023 12:125
  42. Umbrella review is one of the terms used to describe an overview of systematic reviews. During the last years, a rapid increase in the number of umbrella reviews on epidemiological studies has been observed, b...

    Authors: Lazaros Belbasis, Robin D Brooker, Emmanuel Zavalis, Angelo Maria Pezzullo, Cathrine Axfors and John PA Ioannidis
    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2023 12:123
  43. Abnormal uterine bleeding (AUB), which includes heavy menstrual bleeding (HMB), is a common condition placing women at increased risk for developing iron deficiency and iron deficiency anemia (IDA). Depletion ...

    Authors: Hasmik Nazaryan, Megan Watson, Dana Ellingham, Swarni Thakar, Andrea Wang, Menaka Pai, Yang Liu, Bram Rochwerg, Nadia Gabarin, Donald Arnold, Emily Sirotich and Michelle P. Zeller
    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2023 12:121

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