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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. Content type: Protocol

    Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are childhood onset neurodevelopmental disorders that may persist into adulthood. ASD and ADHD tend to run in families and may...

    Authors: Ferrán Catalá-López, Brian Hutton, Matthew J. Page, Manuel Ridao, Jane A. Driver, Adolfo Alonso-Arroyo, Jaume Forés-Martos, Diego Macías Saint-Gerons, Eduard Vieta, Alfonso Valencia and Rafael Tabarés-Seisdedos

    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2017 6:189

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  13. Content type: Protocol

    Myopia is a common visual disorder with increasing prevalence among developed countries of the world. Myopia constitutes a substantial risk factor for several ocular conditions that can lead to blindness. The ...

    Authors: Efthymia Prousali, Asimina Mataftsi, Nikolaos Ziakas, Andreas Fontalis, Periklis Brazitikos and Anna-Bettina Haidich

    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2017 6:188

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  14. Content type: Protocol

    Despite the growing appreciation of the importance of sex and gender considerations in transplantation research, there is currently no framework or good practice guidelines for the appropriate handling of sex ...

    Authors: Claudie Laprise, Vikas Srinivasan Sridhar, Lori West, Bethany Foster, Louise Pilote and Ruth Sapir-Pichhadze

    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2017 6:186

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  15. Content type: Protocol

    Behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia (BPSD) are highly prevalent in patients with dementia. Both pharmacological and non-pharmacological strategies are commonly used to treat these symptoms, but t...

    Authors: Jennifer Watt, Zahra Goodarzi, Andrea C. Tricco, Areti-Angeliki Veroniki and Sharon E. Straus

    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2017 6:182

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  16. Content type: Protocol

    While many outcomes post-stroke (e.g., depression) have been previously investigated, there is no complete data on the impact of a variety of quality improvement strategies on the quality of life and physical ...

    Authors: Sarah E.P. Munce, Laure Perrier, Saeha Shin, Chamila Adhihetty, Kristen Pitzul, Michelle L.A. Nelson and Mark T. Bayley

    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2017 6:184

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  17. Content type: Protocol

    Prevalence of non-communicable diseases has been increasing at a greater pace in developing countries and, in particular, the South Asia region. Various behavioral, social and environmental factors present in ...

    Authors: Sudesh Raj Sharma, Shiva Raj Mishra, Kusum Wagle, Rachel Page, Anna Matheson, Danielle Lambrick, James Faulkner, David Lounsbury and Abhinav Vaidya

    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2017 6:183

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  18. Content type: Research

    The clinical specialty of obstetrics is under particular scrutiny with increasing litigation costs and unnecessary tests and procedures done in attempts to prevent litigation. We aimed to identify reports eval...

    Authors: Roberta Cardoso, Wasifa Zarin, Vera Nincic, Sarah Louise Barber, Ahmet Metin Gulmezoglu, Charlotte Wilson, Katherine Wilson, Heather McDonald, Meghan Kenny, Rachel Warren, Sharon E. Straus and Andrea C. Tricco

    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2017 6:181

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  19. Content type: Protocol

    Excess body weight and risky alcohol consumption are two of the greatest contributors to global disease. Health behaviours cluster in adolescence and track to adulthood. Very little is known about similar and ...

    Authors: Stephanie Scott, Jessica Reilly, Emma L. Giles, Frances Hillier-Brown, Louisa Ells, Eileen Kaner and Ashley Adamson

    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2017 6:180

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  20. Content type: Research

    The aim of the current study was to conduct a systematic review determining the effect of sport-specific mental health awareness programs to improve mental health knowledge and help-seeking among sports coache...

    Authors: Gavin Breslin, Stephen Shannon, Tandy Haughey, Paul Donnelly and Gerard Leavey

    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2017 6:177

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  21. Content type: Commentary

    In this comment, we summarize several scientific concerns with the recently published systematic review from O’Connor and colleagues that examined the relationship between proximity to animal-feeding operation...

    Authors: Keeve E. Nachman, Juleen Lam, Leah H. Schinasi, Tara C. Smith, Beth J. Feingold and Joan A. Casey

    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2017 6:179

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  22. Content type: Protocol

    Many medical residents lack ready access to social and emotional supports that enable them to successfully cope with the challenges associated with medical residency. This absence of support has been shown to ...

    Authors: Helen Pethrick, Lorelli Nowell, Elizabeth Oddone Paolucci, Liza Lorenzetti, Michele Jacobsen, Tracey Clancy and Diane L. Lorenzetti

    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2017 6:178

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  23. Content type: Protocol

    Community pharmacies have great potential to deliver services aimed at promoting health and preventing disease, and are embedded within communities. In the light of a rapid increase in community pharmacy-deliv...

    Authors: Frances Hillier-Brown, Clare Bambra, Katie Thomson, Mirza Balaj, Nick Walton and Adam Todd

    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2017 6:176

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