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  1. Content type: Research

    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

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  2. Content type: Research

    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

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

  3. Content type: Protocol

    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

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  4. Content type: Research

    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

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  5. Content type: Protocol

    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

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  6. Content type: Protocol

    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

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  7. Content type: Commentary

    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

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  8. Content type: Methodology

    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

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  9. Content type: Protocol

    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

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  10. Content type: Protocol

    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

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  11. Content type: Research

    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

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  12. Content type: Protocol

    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

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  13. Content type: Research

    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

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  14. Content type: Protocol

    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

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  15. Content type: Research

    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

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  16. Content type: Research

    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

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  17. Content type: Protocol

    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

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  18. Content type: Research

    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

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  19. Content type: Protocol

    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

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  20. Content type: Protocol

    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

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  21. Content type: Protocol

    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

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  22. Content type: Protocol

    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

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  23. Content type: Protocol

    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

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