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  1. Content type: Research

    Abnormal placental cord insertion (PCI) includes marginal cord insertion (MCI) and velamentous cord insertion (VCI). VCI has been shown to be associated with adverse pregnancy outcomes. This systematic review ...

    Authors: Khadijah Irfah Ismail, Ailish Hannigan, Keelin O’Donoghue and Amanda Cotter

    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2017 6:242

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  2. Content type: Protocol

    Pulmonary embolism (PE) is a life-threatening condition common after major surgery. Although the high incidence (0.3–30%) and mortality rate (16.9–31%) of PE in patients undergoing major surgical procedures is...

    Authors: Mazou N. Temgoua, Joel Noutakdie Tochie, Jean Jacques Noubiap, Valirie Ndip Agbor, Celestin Danwang, Francky Teddy A. Endomba and Njinkeng J. Nkemngu

    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2017 6:240

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  3. Content type: Protocol

    The indications for and the number of tracheostomy procedures has increased with advances in critical care. Studies are indicating likely continued increase in number of tracheostomies. Despite the important b...

    Authors: John Kutsukutsa, Tivani Phosa Mashamba-Thompson and Yougan Saman

    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2017 6:239

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  4. Content type: Correction

    During the production process for this article [1] some errors were introduced into Table 2. The correct version of Table 2 can be found below; the original article [1] has also been updated with the correct v...

    Authors: Silke Kuske, Tim Schiereck, Sandra Grobosch, Andrea Paduch, Sigrid Droste, Sarah Halbach and Andrea Icks

    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2017 6:241

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    The original article was published in Systematic Reviews 2017 6:212

  5. Content type: Protocol

    The number of systematic reviews of economic evaluations is steadily increasing. This is probably related to the continuing pressure on health budgets worldwide which makes an efficient resource allocation inc...

    Authors: Miriam Luhnen, Barbara Prediger, Edmund A. M. Neugebauer and Tim Mathes

    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2017 6:238

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  6. Content type: Research

    Immunosuppressive drugs have to be taken through the whole duration of kidney transplant survival to avoid rejection. Low adherence can increase the risk of allograft rejection.

    Authors: Tim Mathes, Kirsten Großpietsch, Edmund A. M. Neugebauer and Dawid Pieper

    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2017 6:236

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  7. Content type: Research

    The purpose and contribution of supplementary search methods in systematic reviews is increasingly acknowledged. Numerous studies have demonstrated their potential in identifying studies or study data that wou...

    Authors: Chris Cooper, Andrew Booth, Nicky Britten and Ruth Garside

    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2017 6:234

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  8. Content type: Protocol

    Preterm birth is the most common cause of death and harm to newborn babies. Babies that are born early may have difficulties at birth and experience health problems during early childhood. Despite extensive st...

    Authors: Lesley A. Stewart, Mark Simmonds, Lelia Duley, Kristina Charlotte Dietz, Melissa Harden, Alex Hodkinson, Alexis Llewellyn, Sahar Sharif, Ruth Walker and Kath Wright

    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2017 6:235

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  9. Content type: Research

    Citation screening for scoping searches and rapid review is time-consuming and inefficient, often requiring days or sometimes months to complete. We examined the reliability of PICo-based title-only screening ...

    Authors: John Rathbone, Loai Albarqouni, Mina Bakhit, Elaine Beller, Oyungerel Byambasuren, Tammy Hoffmann, Anna Mae Scott and Paul Glasziou

    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2017 6:233

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  10. Content type: Protocol

    Mastectomy in the context of breast malignancy can have a profoundly negative impact on a woman’s self-image, impairing personal, sexual and social relationships. The deep inferior epigastric perforator (DIEP)...

    Authors: Ankur Khajuria, Oliver J. Smith, Maxim Prokopenko, Maximillian Greenfield and Afshin Mosahebi

    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2017 6:232

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  11. Content type: Methodology

    Overviews of systematic reviews attempt to systematically retrieve and summarise the results of multiple systematic reviews. Methods for conducting, interpreting and reporting overviews are in their infancy. T...

    Authors: Carole Lunny, Sue E. Brennan, Steve McDonald and Joanne E. McKenzie

    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2017 6:231

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  12. Content type: Research

    Partial foot amputation (PFA) is a common consequence of advanced peripheral vascular disease. Given the different ways incidence rate and prevalence data have been measured and reported, it is difficult to sy...

    Authors: Michael P Dillon, Matthew Quigley and Stefania Fatone

    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2017 6:230

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  13. Content type: Protocol

    Metastasis is the most frequent type of recurrence in gastrointestinal (GI) cancers, and there is an emerging potential for new diagnostic and therapeutic approaches, especially in the cases of metastatic GI c...

    Authors: Elmira Gheytanchi, Zahra Madjd, Leila Janani, Arezoo Rasti, Roya Ghods, Fatemeh Atyabi, Mohammad Hossein Asadi-Lari and Sadegh Babashah

    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2017 6:228

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  14. Content type: Protocol

    Despite the introduction of HPV vaccines, the incidence of HPV-related cancers (cervical, penile, anal, vulvar, vagina, head, and neck) in sub-Saharan Africa has been rising. The increasing incidence of these ...

    Authors: Bridget K. M. Lekoane, Tivani P. Mashamba-Thompson and Themba G. Ginindza

    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2017 6:229

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  15. Content type: Protocol

    Acutely ill patients are a heterogeneous group, and some of these suffer from organ failure. As the prognosis of organ failure improves with early treatment, it is important to identify these patients as early...

    Authors: Peter Bank Pedersen, Asbjorn Hrobjartsson, Daniel Lykke Nielsen, Daniel Pilsgaard Henriksen, Mikkel Brabrand and Annmarie Touborg Lassen

    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2017 6:227

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  16. Content type: Protocol

    Despite advances in treatment, acute myocardial infarction (MI) is still associated with significant morbidity and mortality, especially in patients with extensive damage and scar formation. Based on some prom...

    Authors: Carly C. Barron, Manoj M. Lalu, Duncan J. Stewart, Dean Fergusson, Homer Yang, David Moher, Peter Liu, David Mazer, P. J. Devereaux and Lauralyn McIntyre

    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2017 6:226

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  17. Content type: Protocol

    Previous systematic reviews have examined preterm infants’ long-term neurodevelopment after neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) discharge, although none have explored the effectiveness of interventions on pret...

    Authors: Marilyn Aita, Robyn Stremler, Nancy Feeley, Andréane Lavallée and Gwenaëlle De Clifford-Faugère

    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2017 6:225

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  18. Content type: Protocol

    Psychosocial factors play an important role in chronic musculoskeletal pain disorders. Although psychosocial stress is likely to contribute to the development of chronic musculoskeletal pain, investigations ar...

    Authors: Valentina Buscemi, Wei-Ju Chang, Matthew B. Liston, James H. McAuley and Siobhan Schabrun

    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2017 6:224

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  19. Content type: Protocol

    The economic determinants of health have been widely recognised as crucial factors affecting health; however, to date, no comprehensive review has been undertaken to summarise these factors and the ways in whi...

    Authors: Yannish Naik, Peter Baker, Ian Walker, Taavi Tillmann, Kristin Bash, Darryl Quantz, Frances Hillier-Brown and Clare Bambra

    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2017 6:222

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  20. Content type: Protocol

    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

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  21. Content type: Protocol

    This systematic review is the first step in a study investigating the resilience methods and processes in families of children with juvenile idiopathic arthritis. In particular, this review will focus on chron...

    Authors: Sophia Saetes, Lisa Hynes, Brian E. McGuire and Line Caes

    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2017 6:221

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  22. Content type: Protocol

    Stroke is a growing global epidemic limiting the ability of millions to function independently due to post-stroke deficits and complications. Although specialized stroke rehabilitation improves the recovery of...

    Authors: Michael Pugliese, Dylan Johnson, Dar Dowlatshahi and Tim Ramsay

    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2017 6:219

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