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  1. Human ABO blood group type and the antigenic secretor status are hypothesized to associate with oral diseases including oral cancer. Secretor status is the ability of individuals to secrete blood group antigen...

    Authors: T. Walpola, K. L. T. D. Jayawardene and I. Weerasekara
    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2024 13:13
  2. Patient misunderstanding of instructions on medication labels is a common cause of medication errors and can result in ineffective treatment. One way to better improve patient comprehension of medication label...

    Authors: Sara Saif, Tien Thi Thuy Bui, Gyana Srivastava and Yuri Quintana
    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2024 13:12
  3. Intravenous iron (IV-iron) is used as an alternative to, or alongside, red blood cell transfusion (RBC-T) to treat more severe postpartum anemia (PPA), although optimal treatment options remain unclear. No pre...

    Authors: E. Caljé, K. M. Groom, L. Dixon, J. Marriott, R. Foon, C. Oyston, F. H. Bloomfield and V. Jordan
    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2024 13:9
  4. Research that examines the intersections of Indigenous Peoples’ health and wellbeing with climate change and biodiversity loss is abundant in the global scholarship. A synthesis of this evidence base is crucia...

    Authors: Laura Jane Brubacher, Tara Tai-Wen Chen, Sheri Longboat, Warren Dodd, Laura Peach, Susan J. Elliott, Kaitlyn Patterson and Hannah Neufeld
    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2024 13:8
  5. Iron deficiency (ID) is the leading cause of anemia worldwide. The prevalence of preoperative ID ranges from 23 to 33%. Preoperative anemia is associated with worse outcomes, making it important to diagnose an...

    Authors: Stephanie Stangl, Maria Popp, Stefanie Reis, Magdalena Sitter, Lena Saal-Bauernschubert, Selina Schießer, Peter Kranke, Suma Choorapoikayil, Stephanie Weibel and Patrick Meybohm
    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2024 13:5
  6. Quality measurement as part of quality improvement in healthcare is integral for service delivery and development. This is particularly pertinent for health services that deliver care in ways that differ from ...

    Authors: Jamie Scott, Libby Thomas, Tony Joy and Paddy McCrossan
    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2024 13:3
  7. Equitable sex- and gender-based representation in clinical trials is an essential step to ensuring evidence-based care for women. While multi-institutional actions have led to significant improvements in the i...

    Authors: Karen M. Goldstein, Lindsay Chi Yan Kung, Susan Alton Dailey, Aimee Kroll-Desrosiers, Colleen Burke, Megan Shepherd-Banigan, Rebecca Lumsden, Catherine Sims, Julie Schexnayder, Dhara Patel, Sarah Cantrell, Kate L. Sheahan and Jennifer M. Gierisch
    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2024 13:2
  8. Authors: Powsiga Uruthirakumar, Rajendra Surenthirakumaran, Tiffany E. Gooden, Gregory Y. H. Lip, G. Neil Thomas, David J. Moore, Krishnarajah Nirantharakumar, Balachandran Kumarendran, Kumaran Subaschandran, Shribavan Kaneshamoorthy, Vethanayagam Antony Sheron and Mahesan Guruparan
    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2023 12:241

    The original article was published in Systematic Reviews 2023 12:52

  9. Sensitive, robust, and fast point-of-care tests are needed for cutaneous leishmaniasis (CL) diagnosis. The recently developed CL Detect rapid test (InBios) for detecting Leishmania peroxidoxin antigen has been ev...

    Authors: Behailu Taye Gebremeskele, Gashaw Adane, Mohammed Adem and Fitsumbrhan Tajebe
    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2023 12:240
  10. A bibliometric review of the biomedical literature could be essential in synthesizing evidence if thoroughly conducted and documented. Although very similar to review papers in nature, it slightly differs in s...

    Authors: Ali Montazeri, Samira Mohammadi, Parisa M.Hesari, Marjan Ghaemi, Hedyeh Riazi and Zahra Sheikhi-Mobarakeh
    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2023 12:239
  11. The living systematic review (LSR) approach is based on ongoing surveillance of the literature and continual updating. Most currently available guidance documents address the conduct, reporting, publishing, an...

    Authors: Claire Iannizzi, Elie A. Akl, Eva Anslinger, Stephanie Weibel, Lara A. Kahale, Abina Mosunmola Aminat, Vanessa Piechotta and Nicole Skoetz
    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2023 12:238
  12. Numerous studies have explored care interventions to improve the psychological outcome of intensive care unit (ICU) patients, but inconclusive evidence makes it difficult for decision-makers, managers, and cli...

    Authors: Yafang Zheng, Lijuan Zhang, Shihong Ma, Bian Wu, Peipei Chen, Yan Xu, Wenting Tan, Hanzhan Li, Qiaomei Wu and Jingxia Zheng
    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2023 12:237
  13. The global healthcare crisis with the COVID-19 pandemic has placed a significant overwhelming demand for intubation procedures and the need for reliable and accessible video laryngoscopes. The purpose of this ...

    Authors: Ana Cristina Beitia Kraemer Moraes, Chiara das Dores do Nascimento, Everton Granemann Souza, Mauricio Beitia Kraemer, Mauricio Moraes, Neftali Lenin Villarreal Carreno, Evandro Piva and Rafael Guerra Lund
    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2023 12:236

    The Correction to this article has been published in Systematic Reviews 2024 13:31

  14. College students who experience the negative impact of poverty, such as food, financial, and housing insecurity, are at higher risk for poor academic performance. One recent study examined grief in a college s...

    Authors: Sarah Elizabeth Garza-Levitt, Mary M. McFarland, Kimberly Ponce Gonzalez and Katherine P. Supiano
    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2023 12:235
  15. As systematic reviews (SRs) inform healthcare decisions, it is key that they address relevant questions and use rigorous methodology. Registration of SR protocols helps researchers identify relevant topics for...

    Authors: Kim van der Braak, Pauline Heus, Claudia Orelio, Fredh Netterström-Wedin, Karen A. Robinson, Hans Lund and Lotty Hooft
    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2023 12:234
  16. Patients in the intensive care unit (ICU) are highly heterogeneous in characteristics, their clinical course, and outcomes. Genetic variability may partly explain the variability and similarity in disease cour...

    Authors: Eline G. M. Cox, Wenbo Zhang, Peter H. J. van der Voort, Gerton Lunter, Frederik Keus and Harold Snieder
    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2023 12:233
  17. The widely accepted prevalence of traditional medicine (TM) in Ethiopia was about 80 %, of which 95 % were sourced from plants. The purpose of this study was to update knowledge of the prevalence of herbal med...

    Authors: Nigatu Tuasha, Sintayehu Fekadu and Serawit Deyno
    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2023 12:232
  18. Intravenous (IV) medication is commonly administered and closely associated with patient safety. Although nurses dedicate considerable time and effort to rate the control of IV medications, many medication err...

    Authors: Jeongok Park, Sang Bin You, Gi Wook Ryu and Youngkyung Kim
    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2023 12:230
  19. Practice-based research networks (PBRNs) have been recognized as essential laboratories and mechanisms for developing primary care research. This scoping review aims to examine and map the features and develop...

    Authors: Yang Wang, Xinyang Cao, Zhijie Xu and Hai Fang
    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2023 12:229
  20. Integrative Chinese and Western medicine (ICWM) is commonly used for the treatment of ulcerative colitis (UC) in clinical practice. However, it is unclear whether the details of ICWM interventions, such as sel...

    Authors: Jialing Zhang, Jiashuai Deng, Nana Wang, Ping Wang, Ji Li, Yunhai Wang, Wanting Cui, Feng Liang, Peijin Chen, Juan Wang, Fei Han, Chun Pong Chan, Aiping Lyu, Zhaoxiang Bian and Xuan Zhang
    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2023 12:228
  21. There is limited knowledge on the reliability of risk of bias (ROB) tools for assessing internal validity in systematic reviews of exposure and frequency studies. We aimed to identify and then compare the inte...

    Authors: Isabel Kalaycioglu, Bastien Rioux, Joel Neves Briard, Ahmad Nehme, Lahoud Touma, Bénédicte Dansereau, Ariane Veilleux-Carpentier and Mark R. Keezer
    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2023 12:227
  22. Data extraction (DE) is a challenging step in systematic reviews (SRs). Complex SRs can involve multiple interventions and/or outcomes and encompass multiple research questions. Attempts have been made to clar...

    Authors: Mohamed Afifi, Henrik Stryhn and Javier Sanchez
    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2023 12:226
  23. Stem cell sheet implantation offers a promising avenue for spinal cord injury (SCI) and is currently under investigation in pre-clinical in vivo studies. Nevertheless, a systematic review of the relevant liter...

    Authors: Luchun Xu, He Zhao, Yongdong Yang, Yang Xiong, Wenqing Zhong, Guozheng Jiang and Xing Yu
    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2023 12:225
  24. In our experience, working with a therapy animal strengthens endurance, maintains motivation, provides a sense of achievement, and boosts overall mental resilience. The aims of this work were to summarize the ...

    Authors: Veronika Mittly, Cecilia Farkas-Kirov, Ágnes Zana, Kata Szabó, Veronika Ónodi-Szabó and György Purebl
    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2023 12:224
  25. Diagnostic errors are a major problem in healthcare. In 2015, the report “Improving Diagnosis in Health Care” by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) stated that it is likely t...

    Authors: Nicoline Lykke Hansen, Helle Precht, Palle Larsen and Lene Noehr-Jensen
    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2023 12:223
  26. Medication adherence has a major impact on reducing mortality and healthcare costs related to the treatment of cardiovascular diseases and diabetes mellitus. Selecting the best patient-reported outcome measure...

    Authors: Henrique Ceretta Oliveira, Daisuke Hayashi, Samantha Dalbosco Lins Carvalho, Rita de Cássia Lopes de Barros, Mayza Luzia dos Santos Neves, Carla Renata Silva Andrechuk, Neusa Maria Costa Alexandre, Paula Aver Bretanha Ribeiro and Roberta Cunha Matheus Rodrigues
    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2023 12:222
  27. Shock-induced endotheliopathy (SHINE), defined as a profound sympathoadrenal hyperactivation in shock states leading to endothelial activation, glycocalyx damage, and eventual compromise of end-organ perfusion...

    Authors: Nchafatso G. Obonyo, Declan P. Sela, Sainath Raman, Reema Rachakonda, Bailey Schneider, Louise E. See Hoe, Jonathon P. Fanning, Gianluigi Li Bassi, Kathryn Maitland, Jacky Y. Suen and John F. Fraser
    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2023 12:221
  28. Public health surveillance is crucial in monitoring the progress of maternal, newborn, and children under-five health outcomes (MNCH). Consequently, mapping the existing surveillance system from countries with...

    Authors: Asri C. Adisasmita, Trisari Anggondowati, Septyana Choirunisa, Sabarinah Prasetyo, Mardiati Nadjib and Mondastri Korib Sudaryo
    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2023 12:220
  29. Prehabilitation programs focusing on exercise training as the main component are known as a promising alternative for improving patients’ outcomes before cancer surgery. This systematic review determined the b...

    Authors: Jose F. Meneses-Echavez, Andrés F. Loaiza-Betancur, Víctor Díaz-López, Andrés M. Echavarría-Rodríguez and Héctor Reynaldo Triana-Reina
    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2023 12:219
  30. Symbrachydactyly is a rare congenital malformation of the hand characterized by short or even absent fingers with or without syndactyly, mostly unilaterally present. The hand condition can vary from a small ha...

    Authors: A. Bartsch, D. Nikkhah, R. Miller, K. Mende, S. E. R. Hovius and A. Kaempfen
    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2023 12:218
  31. The COVID-19 pandemic spurred publication of a rapid proliferation of studies on potential therapeutic agents. While important for the advancement of clinical care, pressure to collect, analyze, and report dat...

    Authors: Brittany Chatterton, Simon B. Ascher, Naihua Duan and Richard L. Kravitz
    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2023 12:216
  32. Wounds inflict pain and affect human health causing high expenditure on treatment and management. Herbal crude extracts are used in traditional medicine as a treatment for wounds and other illnesses. However, ...

    Authors: Catherine Namuga, Moses Ocan, Alison A. Kinengyere, Ssenono Richard, Eve Namisango, Haruna Muwonge, John Baptist Kirabira, Mugisha Lawrence and Ekwaro A. Obuku
    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2023 12:215
  33. Chronic HIV infection significantly elevates the risk of brain pathology, precipitating neurocognitive impairment (NCI) among people living with HIV (PLWH). The diagnosis of NCI in PLWH hinges on evaluating de...

    Authors: Astri Parawita Ayu, Arie Rahadi, Kevin Kristian, Tara Puspitarini Sani, Aditya Putra, Glenardi Halim, Ghea Mangkuliguna, Theresia Puspoarum Kusumoputri and Yuda Turana
    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2023 12:214
  34. Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) is potentially a fatal form of respiratory failure among COVID-19 patients. Globally, there are inconsistent findings regarding ARDS among COVID-19 patients. Therefor...

    Authors: Abere Woretaw Azagew, Zerko Wako Beko, Yohannes Mulu Ferede, Habtamu Sewunet Mekonnen, Hailemichael Kindie Abate and Chilot Kassa Mekonnen
    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2023 12:212
  35. Conducting a systematic review is a time- and resource-intensive multi-step process. Enhancing efficiency without sacrificing accuracy and rigor during the screening phase of a systematic review is of interest...

    Authors: Lynn Teo, Mary E. Van Elswyk, Clara S. Lau and Christopher J. Shanahan
    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2023 12:211
  36. International guidelines promote preoperative education for patients undergoing orthopedic surgery. However, the evidence sustaining these recommendations comes mainly from studies for hip and knee replacement...

    Authors: Laura Vergara-Merino, María Jesús Lira, Camila Micaela Escobar Liquitay, Nicolás González-Kusjanovic and Sergio Morales
    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2023 12:210
  37. The relative treatment effects estimated from network meta-analysis can be employed to rank treatments from the most preferable to the least preferable option. These treatment hierarchies are typically based o...

    Authors: Virginia Chiocchia, Toshi A. Furukawa, Johannes Schneider-Thoma, Spyridon Siafis, Andrea Cipriani, Stefan Leucht and Georgia Salanti
    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2023 12:209
  38. The number of healthcare professionals leaving clinical practice and transitioning to alternative careers in health professions education is increasing. Among these non-practicing healthcare professionals, con...

    Authors: Helen R. Church, Megan E. L. Brown, Lynelle Govender and Deborah Clark
    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2023 12:207
  39. The purpose of this network meta-analysis (NMA) is to investigate the efficacy of pharmacological and non-pharmacological therapy on pain intensity and disability of older people with chronic nonspecific low b...

    Authors: Letícia Soares Fonseca, Juliana Pereira Silva, Mateus Bastos Souza, Rodrigo de Oliveira Mascarenhas, Hytalo de Jesus Silva, Mariana Gabrich Moraes Campos, Leani Souza Máximo Pereira, Murilo Xavier Oliveira and Vinicius Cunha Oliveira
    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2023 12:205
  40. Fall-related injuries can reduce older adults’ independence and result in economic burdens. The assistive technologies and home modifications explored in this review are suggested to reduce the risk of falls o...

    Authors: Kathryn M. Crosby, Catarina A. Rodriguez, Matthew A. Canas, Changki Kim, Shamim Noroozi, Mathew Vis-Dunbar, Vicki Komisar, Brodie M. Sakakibara and Jennifer M. Jakobi
    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2023 12:204
  41. Mental ill-health and substance use bear a substantial burden and harm on young people and often arise from co-occurring and compounding risk factors, such as traumatic stress. Trauma-informed prevention of me...

    Authors: S. Bailey, N. Newton, Y. Perry, L. Grummitt, L. Baams and E. Barrett
    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2023 12:203
  42. Multivariable prediction models are used in oral health care to identify individuals with an increased likelihood of caries increment. The outcomes of the models should help to manage individualized interventi...

    Authors: Kristian Havsed, Gunnel Hänsel Petersson, Per-Erik Isberg, Maria Pigg, Gunnel Svensäter and Madeleine Rohlin
    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2023 12:202
  43. Food-borne diseases are a global public health issue with 1 in 10 people falling ill after eating contaminated food every year. In response, the food industry has implemented several new pathogen control strat...

    Authors: Danitza Xiomara Romero-Calle, Vinicius Pereira de Santana, Raquel Guimarães Benevides, Maria Teresa Alvarez Aliaga, Craig Billington and Aristóteles Góes-Neto
    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2023 12:201
  44. Dementia is associated with cognitive and functional decline that significantly impacts quality of life. There is currently no cure for dementia, thus, it is important to manage dementia in the early stages an...

    Authors: Nibras Jasim, Darsiha Balakirishnan, Han Zhang, Genevieve Z. Steiner-Lim, Diana Karamacoska and Guo-Yan Yang
    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2023 12:200

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