Systematic Reviews

Great Healthcare Technology Is Designed to Disappear

Well-designed healthcare technology leads to successful care transitions and talented providers. Poorly designed tech, however, breeds only stories …

Health Care

Misleading review of mindfulness used to promote Bensen Mind-Body Medicine services | Mind the Brain

<i>A seriously flawed overview “systematic review “ of systematic reviews and meta-analyses of the effects of mindfulness on health and well-being</i> …

Clinical Trials

Dietary patterns, foods and nutrients in male fertility parameters and fecundability: a systematic review of observational studies

BACKGROUND<p>Infertility is a global public health issue, affecting 15% of all couples of reproductive age. Male factors, including decreased semen …

Job clubs may protect unemployed people from depression

Ian Cummins explores a recent systematic review of interventions to reduce the impact of unemployment and economic hardship on mental health in the …

Depression

Evidence of insufficient quality of reporting in patent landscapes in the life sciences

Despite the importance of patent landscape analyses in the commercialization process for life science and healthcare technologies, the quality of …

Research

The prognostic value of MRI in determining reinjury risk following acute hamstring injury: a systematic review

BackgroundA challenge for sports physicians is to estimate the risk of a hamstring re-injury, but the current evidence for MRI variables as a risk …

Medicine

[Systematic Review] Effectiveness of upper limb functional electrical stimulation after stroke for the improvement of activities of daily living and motor function: a systematic review and meta-analysis – Full Text

Stroke is defined as a clinical syndrome characterised by rapidly developing focal or global disturbance in cerebral function lasting more than 24 h …

Medicine

Weight loss that works: A true story

Many people struggle with being overweight, or even obese. It’s a common topic at office visits. As a doctor, I know that excess weight is associated …

Weight Loss

Go nuts with nuts for a better future!

Want to live a longer? Healthier? And give the environment a break?<p>Consider popping more nuts into your month and life. They’re an under-appreciated …

Nutrition

Timely use of Probiotics in Hospitalized Adults Prevents Clostridium difficile Infection: a Systematic Review with Meta-Regression Analysis. - PubMed

BACKGROUND & AIMS:<p>Systematic reviews have provided evidence for the efficacy of probiotics in preventing Clostridium difficile infection (CDI), but …

The effects of probiotics on depressive symptoms in humans: a systematic review. - PubMed

BACKGROUND:<p>Patients suffering from depression experience significant mood, anxiety, and cognitive symptoms. Currently, most antidepressants work by …

How to write a research proposal | School of the Built Environment

<b>Working title</b><p><b>Introduction/justification/rationale</b><p><b>Aim/hypothesis</b> - A simple statement of what the research is seeking to achieve. The aim should be …

Research

Transnasal-transsphenoidal brain injury by a fencing foil: an unusual case report and brief literature review. - PubMed

BACKGROUND:<p>In this report, the authors present an unusual case of a 10-year-old child who suffered a severe headache and rhinorrhea that occurred as …

The Brain

Vitamin D supplementation to prevent acute respiratory tract infections: systematic review and meta-analysis of individual participant data

Grijalva CG, Nuorti JP, Griffin MR. Antibiotic prescription rates for acute respiratory tract infections in US ambulatory …

Health Information

Sustainability through Partnerships: A Systematic Review

Collaboration is one of the keys for unlocking sustainability, with leaders from all sectors of society agreeing that solving environmental and …

Governance

Mindfulness Meditation for the Treatment of Tobacco Use: A Systematic Review

RAND researchers conducted a systematic review that synthesized evidence from randomized controlled trials of mindfulness meditation interventions — …

Research

Risk of road accident associated with the use of drugs: a systematic review and meta-analysis of evidence from epidemiological studies.

2013 Nov;60:254-67. doi: 10.1016/j.aap.2012.06.017. Epub 2012 Jul 9.<p>1Institute of Transport Economics, Gaustadalléen 21, NO-0349 Oslo, Norway; …

Life Sciences

Prevalence of depression and anxiety in Multiple Sclerosis: A systematic review and meta-analysis. - PubMed

OBJECTIVE:<p>Prevalence rates of depression and anxiety in patients with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) vary widely across studies. Aim of this systematic …

Depression

A guiding framework to maximise the power of the arts in medical education: a systematic review and metasynthesis. - PubMed

CONTEXT:<p>A rich literature describes many innovative uses of the arts in professional education. However, arts-based teaching tends to be …

Genderqueer Literature Review #1: Alternating Gender Incongruity

As you know, I’ll be speaking at this year’s American Humanist Association conference about what it means to be genderqueer/nonbinary. I’m currently …

Gender

The Effectiveness of Footwear and Other Removable Off-loading Devices in the Treatment of Diabetic Foot Ulcers: A Systematic Review

<b>Title:</b>The Effectiveness of Footwear and Other Removable Off-loading Devices in the Treatment of Diabetic Foot Ulcers: A Systematic Review<p><b>VOLUME:</b> 10</b> …

Life Sciences

A systematic review of the effectiveness of cutaneous warming systems to prevent hypothermia

CRD summary<p>This review concluded that carbon-fibre blankets and forced-air warming systems were equally effective in preventing hypothermia during …

UK Universities

The role of perioperative warming in surgery: a systematic review

CRD summary<p>The review found that perioperative warming of surgical patients reduced postoperative wound pain, infection, shivering and blood loss. In …

UK Universities

The effectiveness of yoga in modifying risk factors for cardiovascular disease and metabolic syndrome: A systematic review and meta-analysis of ran... - PubMed

BACKGROUND:<p>Yoga, a popular mind-body practice, may produce changes in cardiovascular disease (CVD) and metabolic syndrome risk factors.<p>DESIGN:<p>This …

Health

Perceived barriers and facilitators of mental health service utilization in adult trauma survivors: A systematic review.

2016 Dec 8;52:52-68. doi: 10.1016/j.cpr.2016.12.001. [Epub ahead of print]<p>1Faculty of Psychology, University of Vienna, Liebiggasse 5, 1010 Vienna, …

Mental Health

A Systematic Review Found Eating Red Meat May Not Negatively Affect Heart Health

The review looked into short-term effects of red meat on blood pressure and cholesterol

Nutrition

How to stop ‘flipping’ (and write a good to-do list)

At a dinner party some time ago, an academic’s husband pointed out that there are many similarities between being an academic and running a small, …

Productivity

Sugar guidelines unreliable says study funded by sugar industry

Most people in the UK eat too much sugar<p>"A study … challenged recommendations by public health officials for people to cut sugar consumption," the …

Research

The Scientific Basis of Guideline Recommendations on Sugar Intake A Systematic Review

This article has been corrected. The original version (PDF) is appended to this article as a Supplement.Background:The relationship between sugar and …

Diabetes

Child Mental Health - Medical School

Current projects<p>Supporting Teachers And childRen in Schools (STARS)<p>A large, 5 year project funded by NIHR PHR: Currently in year 3. The STARS study …

ADHD