systematic review


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systematic review

A review of a clearly formulated question which uses systematic and explicit methods to identify, select and critically appraise relevant research, and collect and analyse data from the studies that are included in the review. Statistical methods (e.g., meta-analysis), may or may not be used to analyse and summarise the results of the included studies.

sys·te·mat·ic re·view

(sis'tĕ-mat'ik rē-vyū')
Program that integrates the results of primary research studies to identify the best available evidence on a treatment, quantitative systematic reviews use metaanalysis to combine the results of individual studies.
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Climate for evidence-informed health systems: a profile of systematic review production in 41 low- and middle-income countries, 1996-2008.
Dissemination of the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses (PRISMA) checklist, a guide for reporting systematic reviews, has been associated with improvements in reporting completeness and higher review quality.
"Using systematic review methods is associated with a reduced probability of screening being recommended," the authors write.
Aspirin in primary prevention of cardiovascular disease and cancer: a systematic review of the balance of evidence from reviews of randomized trials.
Altman, "Preferred reporting items for systematic reviews and meta-analyses: The PRISMA statement," The PRISMA statement.
Magee, "Scales to assess the quality of randomized controlled trials: a systematic review," Physical Therapy, vol.
"This year, 29 participants from around the world and 10 faculty members from WHO, Cochrane and Cornell University, are working on systematic reviews that will provide evidence on important questions about the role of nutrition in health, many of which will be used in WHO guidelines on nutrition," said Patricia Cassano, professor and associate director of DNS, and director of the summer institute.
An analyst could turn to a recent systematic review and meta-analysis (Free et al.
Nevertheless, expert consensus statements can be developed by incorporating findings from rigorous systematic reviews of available evidence using the same transparent and explicit methods as those for clinical practice guidelines.
In the case of precarious employment, a new, high-quality systematic review would be helpful to overcome the limitations of the three low-quality systematic reviews already conducted (7, 17, 23).
In 2017, Mazidi, et al, published a systematic review and meta-analysis of 20 randomized controlled trials which indicated a that there was a significant reduction in serum CRP following probiotic administration.
We collected citations for articles that were independently identified as methodologically focused from PubMed using the PubMed Systematic Review Methods subset in the summer of 2017.

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