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  1. Medical schools have used mindfulness meditation as a strategy to assist students in stress management. This study aimed to seek evidence regarding the effectiveness of mindfulness-based training programs in r...

    Authors: Claudia Cardoso Gomes da Silva, Cláudia Vicari Bolognani, Fábio Ferreira Amorim and Aline Mizusaki Imoto
    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2023 12:79
  2. The majority of people with a chronic disease (e.g., diabetes, hypertension, COPD) have more than one concurrent condition and are also at higher risk for developing comorbidities in mental health, including a...

    Authors: Maxime Sasseville, Annie LeBlanc, Jack Tchuente, Mylène Boucher, Michèle Dugas, Mbemba Gisèle, Romina Barony, Maud-Christine Chouinard, Marianne Beaulieu, Nicolas Beaudet, Becky Skidmore, Pascale Cholette, Christine Aspiros, Alain Larouche, Guylaine Chabot and Marie-Pierre Gagnon
    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2023 12:78
  3. Quality assessment is a critical component of determining the value of medical services, including palliative care. The utilisation of palliative care quality measures could assist in assessing the degree to w...

    Authors: M. K. T. N. Motlana, S. E. Makhunga, N. Jafta and T. G. Ginindza
    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2023 12:77
  4. The World Health Organization announced the outbreak of the Coronavirus disease as a global pandemic on March 11, 2020. Since then, rapid implementation of telehealth approaches into the healthcare system have...

    Authors: Sharan Jaswal, Joyce Lo, Gobika Sithamparanathan and Behdin Nowrouzi-Kia
    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2023 12:76
  5. It is well established that breast milk offers numerous health benefits for mother and child. Mothers are recommended to exclusively breastfeed their child until 6 months of age, with continued breastfeeding u...

    Authors: Curtis J. D’Hollander, Victoria A. McCredie, Elizabeth M. Uleryk, Charles D. G. Keown-Stoneman, Catherine S. Birken, Deborah L. O’Connor and Jonathon L. Maguire
    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2023 12:75
  6. The efficacy and safety of L-carnitine supplementation on non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) are unclear. This systematic review and meta-analysis aimed to assess the efficacy and safety of L-carnitine ...

    Authors: Aiping Liu, Yitong Cai, Yuan Yuan, Ming Liu, Zhengjing Zhang, Yongquan Xu and Pingzu Jiao
    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2023 12:74
  7. Research evidence supporting the implementation of centredness in health care is not easily accessible due to the sheer amount of literature available and the diversity in terminology and conceptualisations us...

    Authors: Emma Forsgren, Sara Wallström, Caroline Feldthusen, Niklas Zechner, Richard Sawatzky and Joakim Öhlén
    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2023 12:73
  8. In this commentary, we discuss ChatGPT and our perspectives on its utility to systematic reviews (SRs) through the appropriateness and applicability of its responses to SR related prompts. The advancement of a...

    Authors: Riaz Qureshi, Daniel Shaughnessy, Kayden A. R. Gill, Karen A. Robinson, Tianjing Li and Eitan Agai
    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2023 12:72
  9. Ketones are synthesised as an alternative fuel source during times of energy restriction. In the absence of a hyperglycemic emergency, ketosis in patients presenting to the emergency department (ED) may indica...

    Authors: Su An Hui, Angela Lin Chiew and Barbara Depczynski
    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2023 12:71
  10. Reduced physical activity (PA) is one of the significant health concerns in adults and children alike. Despite the proven benefits of PA, most children, globally, do not meet the weekly criteria of enough PA t...

    Authors: Prateek Srivastav, K. Vaishali, Eti Rajwar, Suzanne Broadbent and H. Vinod Bhat
    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2023 12:70
  11. A large variety of oral anticancer agents have become available and while at first glance these therapies appear to provide only benefits, patients have expressed their need for educational interventions and r...

    Authors: Federico Fonda, Sonja Cedrone, Ivana Sartor and Lucia Cadorin
    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2023 12:69
  12. To investigate the usefulness and performance metrics of three freely-available softwares (Rayyan®, Abstrackr® and Colandr®) for title screening in systematic reviews.

    Authors: Ana Helena Salles dos Reis, Ana Luiza Miranda de Oliveira, Carolina Fritsch, James Zouch, Paulo Ferreira and Janaine Cunha Polese
    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2023 12:68
  13. The Community Attitudes to Mental Illness (CAMI) scale measures social stigma towards people with mental illness. Although it has been used worldwide, the psychometric properties of the CAMI have not been syst...

    Authors: Juan P. Sanabria-Mazo, Eduardo Doval, Albert Bernadàs, Natalia Angarita-Osorio, Ariadna Colomer-Carbonell, Sara Evans-Lacko, Graham Thornicroft, Juan V. Luciano and María Rubio-Valera
    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2023 12:66
  14. We aimed to conduct a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) to investigate the effects of rice bran supplementation on serum lipid profile levels.

    Authors: Zahra Hariri, Fatemeh Afzalzade, Golbon Sohrab, Saeede Saadati and Zahra Yari
    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2023 12:65
  15. A growing number of studies point to a high mental health burden among children and adolescents during the COVID-19 pandemic, particularly concerning anxiety. However, the study quality and effect direction ar...

    Authors: Helena Ludwig-Walz, Indra Dannheim, Lisa M. Pfadenhauer, Jörg M. Fegert and Martin Bujard
    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2023 12:64
  16. Situation awareness (SA) is a key factor in accountability and ensuring patient safety in health care. SA is an essential element to research on human factors in healthcare. It is essential to identify valid i...

    Authors: Chiman Ghaderi, Roghayeh Esmaeili, Abbas Ebadi and Mohammad Reza Amiri
    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2023 12:60
  17. Low socioeconomic status (SES) is associated with increased rates of overweight and obesity. Proponents of electronic health (eHealth) hypothesise that its inclusion in weight management interventions can impr...

    Authors: Richard Myers-Ingram, Jade Sampford, Rhian Milton-Cole and Gareth David Jones
    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2023 12:59
  18. Posterior cortical atrophy (PCA) is a neurodegenerative syndrome characterised by progressive visuospatial and visuoperceptual impairment. Recent research shows that memory impairment can also occur as an earl...

    Authors: A. Burbaite, S. Leeworthy, L. Hirst, E. Mioshi, L. Clare and S. Ahmed
    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2023 12:58
  19. Major depressive disorder causes a great burden on patients and societies. Venlafaxine and mirtazapine are commonly prescribed as second-line treatment for patients with major depressive disorder worldwide. Pr...

    Authors: Caroline Kamp Jørgensen, Sophie Juul, Faiza Siddiqui, Mark Abie Horowitz, Joanna Moncrieff, Klaus Munkholm, Michael Pascal Hengartner, Irving Kirsch, Christian Gluud and Janus Christian Jakobsen
    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2023 12:57
  20. Systematic reviews (SRs) are invaluable evidence syntheses, widely used in biomedicine and other scientific areas. Tremendous resources are being spent on the production and updating of SRs. There is a continu...

    Authors: Mersiha Mahmić-Kaknjo, Vicko Tomić, Moriah E. Ellen, Barbara Nussbaumer-Streit, Raluca Sfetcu, Eduard Baladia, Nicoletta Riva, Angelos P. Kassianos and Ana Marušić
    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2023 12:56
  21. In this letter, we briefly describe how we selected and implemented the quality criteria checklist (QCC) as a critical appraisal tool in rapid systematic reviews conducted to inform public health advice, guida...

    Authors: Daphne Duval, Nicola Pearce-Smith, Jennifer C. Palmer, Jason Kwasi Sarfo-Annin, Paul Rudd and Rachel Clark
    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2023 12:55
  22. There is evidence that antipsychotic drugs differ in their effect on the cognitive symptoms of schizophrenia. So far, there is no comprehensive systematic review available that would enable providers and patie...

    Authors: Lena Feber, Natalie Peter, Johannes Schneider-Thoma, Spyridon Siafis, Irene Bighelli, Wulf-Peter Hansen, Daniel Prates Baldez, Georgia Salanti, Richard S. E. Keefe, Rolf R. Engel and Stefan Leucht
    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2023 12:54
  23. Painful diabetic peripheral neuropathy (PDPN) is a key concern in clinical practice. In this systematic review and meta-analysis, we compared duloxetine and placebo treatments in terms of their efficacy and sa...

    Authors: Chung-Sheng Wu, Yu-Jui Huang, Yuan-Chun Ko and Che-Hsiung Lee
    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2023 12:53
  24. Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common heart arrhythmia globally and it adversely affects the quality of life (QoL). Available rate and rhythm control strategies equally reduce mortality but may impact Q...

    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 12:52

    The Correction to this article has been published in Systematic Reviews 2023 12:241

  25. To inform recommendations by the Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care, we reviewed evidence on the benefits, harms, and acceptability of screening and treatment, and on the accuracy of risk prediction...

    Authors: Michelle Gates, Jennifer Pillay, Megan Nuspl, Aireen Wingert, Ben Vandermeer and Lisa Hartling
    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2023 12:51
  26. The importance of investigating sex- and gender-dependent differences has been recently emphasized by major funding agencies. Notably, the influence of biological sex on clinical outcomes in sepsis is unclear,...

    Authors: MengQi Zhang, Dean A. Fergusson, Rahul Sharma, Ciel Khoo, Asher A. Mendelson, Braedon McDonald, Kimberly F. Macala, Neha Sharma, Sean E. Gill, Kirsten M. Fiest, Christian Lehmann, Risa Shorr, Forough Jahandideh, Stephane L. Bourque, Patricia C. Liaw, Alison Fox-Robichaud…
    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2023 12:50
  27. The global increased on research outputs around health research in general and systematic reviews has not left Sub-Saharan Africa indifferent, and Cameroon in particular. Research projects have not only increa...

    Authors: Jean Joel Bigna, Willy Steven Kamgang and Georges Nguefack-Tsague
    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2023 12:49
  28. Diabetic retinopathy (DR) is the leading cause of vision loss among adults in the USA. Vision loss associated with diabetic retinopathy can be prevented with timely ophthalmologic care, and therefore, it is re...

    Authors: Tania Padilla Conde, Lauren Robinson, Paras Vora, S. Lee Ware, Arnold Stromberg and Ana Bastos de Carvalho
    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2023 12:48
  29. Over the past decade qualitative evidence synthesis (QES), a range of methods for synthesising qualitative research evidence, has become a valued form of evidence for guideline producers who wish to understand...

    Authors: Chris Carmona, Christopher Carroll and Susan Baxter
    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2023 12:47
  30. Undernutrition is defined as not consuming enough nutrients and energy to meet one’s needs for maintaining good health. It is exacerbated by armed conflict. Individuals cannot stick to jobs because of a lack o...

    Authors: Melkalem Mamuye Azanaw, Denekew Tenaw Anley, Rahel Mulatie Anteneh, Getachew Arage and Achenef Asmamaw Muche
    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2023 12:46
  31. Scoping reviews, mapping reviews, and evidence and gap maps are evidence synthesis methodologies that address broad research questions, aiming to describe a bigger picture rather than address a specific questi...

    Authors: Fiona Campbell, Andrea C. Tricco, Zachary Munn, Danielle Pollock, Ashrita Saran, Anthea Sutton, Howard White and Hanan Khalil
    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2023 12:45

    The Correction to this article has been published in Systematic Reviews 2023 12:61

  32. Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) has been increasingly used in the last years to provide hemodynamic and respiratory support in critically ill patients. In this scenario, prognostic scores remain ess...

    Authors: Luca Giordano, Andrea Francavilla, Tomaso Bottio, Andrea Dell’Amore, Dario Gregori, Paolo Navalesi, Giulia Lorenzoni and Ileana Baldi
    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2023 12:44
  33. Peripheral facial paralysis (PFP) results in functional disorder and social dysfunction, when it is under a severe condition at onset, long-term poor outcomes do occur. Different acupuncture methods have been ...

    Authors: Lu Cheng, Xiao-lin Li, Yi Ying, Shi-hao Du, Xu-dong Zhang, Wei Guo, Shu-qi Mi and Ji-ping Zhao
    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2023 12:43
  34. Keloids are pathologic scars that pose a significant functional and cosmetic burden. They are challenging to treat, despite the multitude of treatment modalities currently available.

    Authors: Laura A. Walsh, Ellen Wu, David Pontes, Kevin R. Kwan, Sneha Poondru, Corinne H. Miller and Roopal V. Kundu
    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2023 12:42
  35. Contraceptive dynamics is the use of contraception, unmet need, discontinuation, and/or switching of contraception. Women with disabilities (WWDs) in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) face a common prob...

    Authors: Getalem Aychew Beyene, Solomon Mekonnen Abebe, Gedefaw Abeje Fekadu, Achenef Asmamaw Muche and Bisrat Misganaw Geremew
    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2023 12:40
  36. The health effects of dietary fats are a controversial issue on which experts and authoritative organizations have often disagreed. Care providers, guideline developers, policy-makers, and researchers use syst...

    Authors: Bradley C. Johnston, Dena Zeraatkar, Jeremy Steen, Diego Rada Fernandez de Jauregui, Hongfei Zhu, Mingyao Sun, Matthew Cooper, Malgorzata Maraj, Anna Prokop-Dorner, Boris Castro Reyes, Claudia Valli, Dawid Storman, Giorgio Karam, Joanna Zajac, Long Ge, Mateusz J. Swierz…
    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2023 12:39
  37. There is a growing body of evidence of systematic reviews (SRs) with varying degrees of methodological quality. The Grading of Recommendations, Assessment, Development, and Evaluation (GRADE) approach allows S...

    Authors: Sara Ibrahim, Maria Azab, Anna Miroshnychenko and Romina Brignardello-Petersen
    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2023 12:38
  38. Although it is known that proper nutrition is effective in managing sarcopenia, the most powerful nutrients have not yet been determined. This study is designed to investigate the effects of various nutritiona...

    Authors: Jung-Hyun Kim, Sung-Min Kim, Yong-Chan Kim and Byung-Kwan Seo
    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2023 12:37
  39. Health-care decision making should consider the best available evidence, often in the form of systematic reviews (SRs). The number of existing SRs and their overlap make their identification and use difficult....

    Authors: Charlotte Mareike Kugler, Matthias Perleth, Tim Mathes, Kaethe Goossen and Dawid Pieper
    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2023 12:36
  40. Accumulating evidence suggests that HbA1c levels, a common clinical indicator of chronic glucose metabolism over the preceding 2–3 months, are independent risk factors for cardiovascular disease, including hea...

    Authors: Jun-Peng Xu, Rui-Xiang Zeng, Xiao-Yi Mai, Wen-Jun Pan, Yu-Zhuo Zhang and Min-Zhou Zhang
    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2023 12:35
  41. The emergence of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has brought an unprecedented burden on health systems and personnel globally. This pandemic potentially can result in increased frequency of stress...

    Authors: George Agyemang, Yaa Bema, Deborah Aba Eturu, Vitalis Bawontuo and Desmond Kuupiel
    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2023 12:34
  42. Comfort is a primary patient objective and central to patient experience, and thus, maximising comfort is a universal goal for healthcare. However, comfort is a complex concept that is difficult to operational...

    Authors: Yanxia Lin, Yi Zhou and Can Chen
    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2023 12:33
  43. Virtual care is transforming the nature of healthcare, particularly with the accelerated shift to telehealth and virtual care during the COVID-19 pandemic. Health profession regulators face intense pressures t...

    Authors: Kathleen Leslie, Sophia Myles, Tracey L. Adams, Catharine Schiller, Jacob Shelley and Sioban Nelson
    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2023 12:31
  44. Patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) is one of the most common congenital heart diseases. Once the PDA is diagnosed, it needs to be dealt with in time. At present, main methods include pharmacological treatment, sur...

    Authors: Xin Zhang, Xiao-Dong Hou, Wen-Xin Wang, Kang Yi, Xin-Kuan Wang, Fan Ding, Xin-Xin Li and Tao You
    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2023 12:29

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