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  1. Content type: Research

    Previous research shows that many authors of Cochrane overviews were also involved in some of the included systematic reviews (SRs). This type of dual (co-)authorship (DCA) may be a conflict of interest and a ...

    Authors: Dawid Pieper, Andreas Waltering, Jakob Holstiege and Roland Brian Büchter

    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2018 7:63

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  2. Content type: Protocol

    In the context of rising dementia prevalence, the workload of general practitioners (GPs) in dementia care is set to increase. However, there are many aspects of dementia care that GPs find challenging. Behavi...

    Authors: Aisling A. Jennings, Tony Foley, Kieran A. Walsh, Alice Coffey, John P. Browne and Colin P. Bradley

    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2018 7:62

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  3. Content type: Protocol

    Three types of central venous access devices (CVADs)—peripherally inserted central catheters (PICCs), skin-tunnelled central catheters (Hickman-type devices), and implantable chest wall Ports (Ports)—are routi...

    Authors: Caoimhe Ryan, Hannah Hesselgreaves, Olivia Wu, Jim Paul, Judith Dixon-Hughes and Jonathan G. Moss

    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2018 7:61

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  4. Content type: Protocol

    Nearly 15% of all pregnancies end in fatal perinatal obstetric complications including bleeding, infections, hypertension, obstructed labor, and complications of abortion. Between 1990 and 2015, an estimated 1...

    Authors: Ayele Geleto, Catherine Chojenta, Abdulbasit Mussa and Deborah Loxton

    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2018 7:60

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  5. Content type: Research

    We investigated whether information in ClinicalTrials.gov would impact the conclusions of five ongoing systematic reviews.

    Authors: Gaelen P. Adam, Stacey Springs, Thomas Trikalinos, John W. Williams Jr, Jennifer L. Eaton, Megan Von Isenburg, Jennifer M. Gierisch, Lisa M. Wilson, Karen A. Robinson, Meera Viswanathan, Jennifer Cook Middleton, Valerie L. Forman-Hoffman, Elise Berliner and Robert M. Kaplan

    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2018 7:59

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  6. Content type: Protocol

    Mid-portion Achilles tendinopathy (AT) is prevalent amongst athletic and non-athletic populations with pain, stiffness and impaired function typically reported. While different management options exist, loadin...

    Authors: Myles Murphy, Mervyn Travers and William Gibson

    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2018 7:58

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  7. Content type: Protocol

    Depression and anxiety symptoms are reported to be common among university students in many regions of the world and impact on quality of life and academic attainment. The extent of the problem of depression a...

    Authors: James January, Munyaradzi Madhombiro, Shalote Chipamaunga, Sunanda Ray, Alfred Chingono and Melanie Abas

    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2018 7:57

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  8. Content type: Protocol

    Despite a decline in child and adult smoking prevalence, young people who smoke (even occasionally) can rapidly become addicted to nicotine, with most adult smokers initiating smoking before they are 18. Schoo...

    Authors: Fiona Dobbie, Kathryn Angus, Hannah Littlecott, Karen Allum, Valerie Wells, Amanda Amos, Sally Haw and Linda Bauld

    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2018 7:56

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  9. Content type: Protocol

    The Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 3 emphasises on reducing neonatal deaths caused by low birth weight (LBW) complications by the implementation and utilisation of Kangaroo Mother Care (KMC) in low- and mi...

    Authors: Christina T. Mathias, Solange Mianda and Themba G. Ginindza

    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2018 7:55

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  10. Content type: Protocol

    Caring for patients with subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) presents unique challenges, due in part to the severity of the underlying insult, competing systemic injuries, and unpredictable clinical course. Even whe...

    Authors: Shaurya Taran, Vatsal Trivedi, Jeffrey M. Singh, Shane W. English and Victoria A. McCredie

    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2018 7:53

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  11. Content type: Protocol

    Childhood obesity is a major global public health problem, with governments increasingly having to undertake various strategies to reduce excess weight in their populations. Considering the increasing number o...

    Authors: Mandana Zanganeh, Peymane Adab, Bai Li and Emma Frew

    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2018 7:54

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  12. Content type: Protocol

    Heart failure (HF) in pediatric populations is a major public health concern. It is associated with high rates of hospital admissions, disability, and mortality in high-income countries (HIC), but its burden i...

    Authors: Aurélie T. Sibetcheu, Valirie Ndip Agbor, Ulrich Flore Nyaga, Jean Joël Bigna and Jean Jacques Noubiap

    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2018 7:52

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  13. Content type: Protocol

    There is heterogeneity among obese individuals, as some appear to have healthier metabolic profiles and decreased health risks. These individuals are defined as metabolically healthy obese (MHO), whilst those ...

    Authors: E. M. Robson, S. Costa, M. Hamer and W. Johnson

    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2018 7:50

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  14. Content type: Protocol

    The high impact of a cancer diagnosis on patients and their families and the increasing costs of cancer treatment call for optimal and efficient oncological care. To improve the quality of care and to minimize...

    Authors: Jolanda C. van Hoeve, Robin W. M. Vernooij, Adegboyega K. Lawal, Michelle Fiander, Peter Nieboer, Sabine Siesling and Thomas Rotter

    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2018 7:49

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  15. Content type: Correction

    The correct title of the article [1] should be “Integrating multiple data sources (MUDS) for meta-analysis to improve patient-centered outcomes research: a protocol”.

    Authors: Evan Mayo-Wilson, Susan Hutfless, Tianjing Li, Gillian Gresham, Nicole Fusco, Jeffrey Ehmsen, James Heyward, Swaroop Vedula, Diana Lock, Jennifer Haythornthwaite, Jennifer L. Payne, Theresa Cowley, Elizabeth Tolbert, Lori Rosman, Claire Twose, Elizabeth A. Stuart…

    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2018 7:48

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    The original article was published in Systematic Reviews 2015 4:143

  16. Content type: Protocol

    Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) with antiretrovirals is an efficacious and effective intervention to decrease the risk of HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) acquisition. Yet drug and delivery costs prohibit ac...

    Authors: Kednapa Thavorn, Howsikan Kugathasan, Darrell H. S. Tan, Nasheed Moqueet, Stefan D. Baral, Becky Skidmore, Derek MacFadden, Anna Simkin and Sharmistha Mishra

    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2018 7:47

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  17. Content type: Protocol

    DNA methylation (global and gene-specific) has been reported as an epigenetic mechanism that could be involved in the pathogenesis of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). Furthermore, epigenetic therapy has been s...

    Authors: Tinashe Mutize, Zibusiso Mkandla and Bongani B. Nkambule

    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2018 7:46

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  18. Content type: Research

    Machine learning tools can expedite systematic review (SR) processes by semi-automating citation screening. Abstrackr semi-automates citation screening by predicting relevant records. We evaluated its performa...

    Authors: Allison Gates, Cydney Johnson and Lisa Hartling

    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2018 7:45

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  19. Content type: Protocol

    Technology has been implemented since the 1970s with the hope of improving glycaemic control and reducing the burden of complications for those living with type 1 diabetes. A clinical and cost-effectiveness co...

    Authors: Anthony Pease, Clement Lo, Arul Earnest, Danny Liew and Sophia Zoungas

    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2018 7:44

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  20. Content type: Protocol

    Epidemiology and the reporting characteristics of systematic reviews (SRs) and meta-analyses (MAs) are well known. However, no study has analyzed the influence of protocol features on the probability that a st...

    Authors: Juan Ruano, Francisco Gómez-García, Jesús Gay-Mimbrera, Macarena Aguilar-Luque, José Luis Fernández-Rueda, Jesús Fernández-Chaichio, Patricia Alcalde-Mellado, Pedro J. Carmona-Fernandez, Juan Luis Sanz-Cabanillas, Isabel Viguera-Guerra, Francisco Franco-García, Manuel Cárdenas-Aranzana, José Luis Hernández Romero, Marcelino Gonzalez-Padilla, Beatriz Isla-Tejera and Antonio Velez Garcia-Nieto

    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2018 7:43

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  21. Content type: Protocol

    Rapid response teams have been widely adopted across the world. Although evidence for their efficacy is not clear, they remain a popular means to detect and react to patient deterioration. This may in part be ...

    Authors: Michael K. Xu, Kathleen G. Dobson, Lehana Thabane and Alison E. Fox-Robichaud

    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2018 7:42

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  22. Content type: Protocol

    Digital storytelling is an arts-based research method with potential to elucidate complex narratives in a compelling manner, increase participant engagement, and enhance the meaning of research findings. This ...

    Authors: Kendra L. Rieger, Christina H. West, Amanda Kenny, Rishma Chooniedass, Lisa Demczuk, Kim M. Mitchell, Joanne Chateau and Shannon D. Scott

    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2018 7:41

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  23. Content type: Protocol

    Despite the existence of human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccines with demonstrated safety and effectiveness and funded HPV vaccination programs, coverage rates are persistently lower and cervical cancer burden hi...

    Authors: Kelly J. Mrklas, Shannon MacDonald, Melissa A. Shea-Budgell, Nancy Bedingfield, Heather Ganshorn, Sarah Glaze, Lea Bill, Bonnie Healy, Chyloe Healy, Juliet Guichon, Amy Colquhoun, Christopher Bell, Ruth Richardson, Rita Henderson, James Kellner, Cheryl Barnabe…

    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2018 7:40

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  24. Content type: Protocol

    Health behaviors directly impact the health of individuals, and populations. Since individuals tend to engage in multiple unhealthy behaviors such as smoking, excessive alcohol use, physical inactivity, and ea...

    Authors: Nadia Minian, Wayne K. deRuiter, Mathangee Lingam, Tricia Corrin, Rosa Dragonetti, Heather Manson, Valerie H. Taylor, Laurie Zawertailo, Arezoo Ebnahmady, Osnat C. Melamed, Terri Rodak, Margaret Hahn and Peter Selby

    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2018 7:38

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