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  1. Content type: Protocol

    There are 43 state medical marijuana programs in the USA, yet limited evidence is available on the demographic characteristics of the patient population accessing these programs. Moreover, insights into the so...

    Authors: Celina I. Valencia, Ibitola O. Asaolu, John E. Ehiri and Cecilia Rosales

    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2017 6:154

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  2. Content type: Letter

    Data extraction is one of the most time-consuming tasks in performing a systematic review. Extraction is often onto some sort of form. Sharing completed forms can be used to check quality and accuracy of extra...

    Authors: Farhad Shokraneh and Clive E. Adams

    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2017 6:153

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    The Letter to this article has been published in Systematic Reviews 2018 7:18

  3. Content type: Protocol

    Studies show that a large number of women around the world have experienced situations of abuse, disrespect, abuse, and neglect during childbirth and/or abortion. This violence is a serious violation of the ri...

    Authors: Sofia Madeira, Vicky Pileggi and João Paulo Souza

    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2017 6:152

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  4. Content type: Research

    Radical cystectomy is associated with high rates of perioperative morbidity. Robotic-assisted radical cystectomy (RARC) is widely used today despite limited evidence for clinical superiority. The aim of this r...

    Authors: Susanne Vahr Lauridsen, Hanne Tønnesen, Bente Thoft Jensen, Bruno Neuner, Peter Thind and Thordis Thomsen

    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2017 6:150

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  5. Content type: Protocol

    Head and neck cancer incidence is increasing worldwide. Despite overall improvements in survival, numerous studies suggest worse survival in more disadvantaged populations; however, this literature has not bee...

    Authors: Bilal G. Taib, Joseph Rylands, Sue Povall, Terry M. Jones and David Taylor-Robinson

    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2017 6:151

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  6. Content type: Research

    Producing high-quality, relevant systematic reviews and keeping them up to date is challenging. Cochrane is a leading provider of systematic reviews in health. For Cochrane to continue to contribute to improve...

    Authors: Tari Turner, Sally Green, David Tovey, Steve McDonald, Karla Soares-Weiser, Charlotte Pestridge and Julian Elliott

    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2017 6:147

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  7. Content type: Commentary

    There is an increasing body of research documenting flaws in many published systematic reviews’ methodological and reporting conduct. When good systematic review practice is questioned, attention is rarely tur...

    Authors: Lesley Uttley and Paul Montgomery

    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2017 6:149

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  8. Content type: Protocol

    The use of electronic records in healthcare is increasing. To avoid errors, it is essential that the data displays used by these systems are usable: efficient, effective and satisfying. A wide variety of displ...

    Authors: Antonia Burt, Lauren Morgan, Tatjana Petrinic, Duncan Young and Peter Watkinson

    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2017 6:148

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  9. Content type: Research

    Guidelines for assessing methodological and reporting quality of systematic reviews (SRs) were developed to contribute to implementing evidence-based health care and the reduction of research waste. As SRs ass...

    Authors: Kusala Pussegoda, Lucy Turner, Chantelle Garritty, Alain Mayhew, Becky Skidmore, Adrienne Stevens, Isabelle Boutron, Rafael Sarkis-Onofre, Lise M. Bjerre, Asbjørn Hróbjartsson, Douglas G. Altman and David Moher

    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2017 6:131

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  10. Content type: Methodology

    Overviews of systematic reviews are an increasingly popular method of evidence synthesis; there is a lack of clear guidance for completing overviews and a number of methodological challenges. At the UK Cochran...

    Authors: Alex Pollock, Pauline Campbell, Ginny Brunton, Harriet Hunt and Lise Estcourt

    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2017 6:145

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  11. Content type: Protocol

    One of the most frequently used assessment tools that measure the trainees’ performance in workplace is the mini-Clinical Evaluation Exercise (mini-CEX), in which an expert observes and rates the actual perfor...

    Authors: Sara Mortaz Hejri, Mohammad Jalili, Mandana Shirazi, Rasoul Masoomi, Saharnaz Nedjat and John Norcini

    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2017 6:146

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  12. Content type: Research

    Occupational stress and burnout are highly prevalent among medical doctors and can have adverse effects on patient, doctor, and organisational outcomes. The purpose of the current study was to review and evalu...

    Authors: Bonnie A. Clough, Sonja March, Raymond J. Chan, Leanne M. Casey, Rachel Phillips and Michael J. Ireland

    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2017 6:144

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  13. Content type: Methodology

    To date there is no consensus about the optimal strategy for keeping clinical guidelines (CGs) up-to-date. The aims of this study were (1) to develop a continuous surveillance and updating strategy for CGs and...

    Authors: Laura Martínez García, Hector Pardo-Hernández, Andrea Juliana Sanabria and Pablo Alonso-Coello

    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2017 6:143

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  14. Content type: Protocol

    Tuberculosis patients receiving anti-tuberculosis treatment may experience serious adverse drug reactions, such as hepatotoxicity. Genetic risk factors, such as polymorphisms of the NAT2, CYP2E1 and GSTM1 genes, ...

    Authors: Marty Richardson, Jamie Kirkham, Kerry Dwan, Derek Sloan, Geraint Davies and Andrea Jorgensen

    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2017 6:142

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  15. Content type: Protocol

    One of the most critical practices in mass casualty incident management is vacating the victims from scene of the incident and transporting them to proper healthcare facilities. Decision on distribution of cas...

    Authors: Mohammad Reza Khajehaminian, Ali Ardalan, Sayed Mohsen Hosseini Boroujeni, Amir Nejati, Abbasali Keshtkar, Abbas Rahimi Foroushani and Omid Mahdi Ebadati E.

    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2017 6:141

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  16. Content type: Protocol

    There has been little focus in the literature on how to build genetic testing and counseling services in low- and middle-income countries in a responsible, ethical, and culturally appropriate manner. It is unc...

    Authors: Adrina Zhong, Benedict Darren and Helen Dimaras

    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2017 6:140

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  17. Content type: Protocol

    Pain reduction can be achieved by lowering proinflammatory cytokine levels in the blood. Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) is a non-invasive physiotherapeutic resource for pain management, but...

    Authors: Tábata Cristina do Carmo Almeida, Francisco Winter dos Santos Figueiredo, Valter Cordeiro Barbosa Filho, Luiz Carlos de Abreu, Fernando Luiz Affonso Fonseca and Fernando Adami

    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2017 6:139

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  18. Content type: Protocol

    Delayed reward discounting (DRD), the degree to which future rewards are discounted relative to immediate rewards, is used as an index of impulsive decision-making and has been associated with a number of prob...

    Authors: Max M. Owens, Michael T. Amlung, Steven R. H. Beach, Lawrence H. Sweet and James MacKillop

    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2017 6:138

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  19. Content type: Protocol

    Anorexia nervosa is characterized by a severe restriction of caloric intake, low body weight, fear of gaining weight or of becoming fat, and disturbance of body image. Pathogenesis of the disorder may include ...

    Authors: Ferrán Catalá-López, Brian Hutton, Jane A. Driver, Manuel Ridao, José M. Valderas, Ricard Gènova-Maleras, Jaume Forés-Martos, Adolfo Alonso-Arroyo, Diego Macías Saint-Gerons, Eduard Vieta, Alfonso Valencia and Rafael Tabarés-Seisdedos

    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2017 6:137

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  20. Content type: Research

    Tobacco smoking is a leading cause of disease and premature mortality among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (Indigenous) Australians. While the daily smoking prevalence among Indigenous Australians has d...

    Authors: Catherine Chamberlain, Susan Perlen, Sue Brennan, Lucie Rychetnik, David Thomas, Raglan Maddox, Noore Alam, Emily Banks, Andrew Wilson and Sandra Eades

    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2017 6:135

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  21. Content type: Protocol

    The prevalence of menopause in women with or at risk of chronic kidney disease is increasing globally. Although international guidelines on menopause recommend the use of postmenopausal hormone therapy with or...

    Authors: Sandra M. Dumanski, Sharanya Ramesh, Matthew T. James, Amy Metcalfe, Kara Nerenberg, Ellen W. Seely, Helen Lee Robertson and Sofia B. Ahmed

    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2017 6:134

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  22. Content type: Protocol

    N-of-1 trials are multiple cross-over trials done in individual participants, generating individual treatment effect information. While reporting guidelines for the CONSORT Extension for N-of-1 trials (CENT) a...

    Authors: Antony J. Porcino, Salima Punja, An-Wen Chan, Richard Kravitz, Aaron Orkin, Philippe Ravaud, Christopher H. Schmid and Sunita Vohra

    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2017 6:132

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  23. Content type: Protocol

    Predicting outcomes in those with chronic kidney disease or following transplantation is challenging, and current models lack detailed patient-level information. Frailty and poor functional status are risk fac...

    Authors: Kendra E. Brett, Alexandria Bennett, Lindsay J. Ritchie and Greg A. Knoll

    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2017 6:133

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  24. Content type: Protocol

    Body size, nutrition and socioeconomic position (SEP) in early life have been associated with a range of later life health outcomes. Epigenetic regulation is one mechanism through which these early life factor...

    Authors: Jane Maddock, Wahyu Wulaningsih and Rebecca Hardy

    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2017 6:129

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