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Systematic Review Guide

What is a Systematic Review?

A Systematic review “attempts to collate all empirical evidence that fits pre-specified eligibility criteria in order to answer a specific research question.  It uses explicit, systematic methods that are selected with a view to minimizing bias, thus providing more reliable findings from which conclusions can be drawn and decisions made.”*

*Higgins JPT, Green S (editors). Cochrane Handbook for Systematic Reviews of Interventions Version 5.1.0 [updated March 2011]. The Cochrane Collaboration, 2011. Available from www.cochrane-handbook.org., Section 1.2.2 

As part of your systematic review project team, Becker librarians:

  • Design a comprehensive search strategy that complies with best practices and current systematic review standards
  • Translate search strategies across multiple resources
  • Provide search results using citation management software
  • Write the complete search methodology that can be included in the final systematic review manuscript

Click on the Becker SR Service tab for more information and to request assistance with your systematic review!

Becker Library SR Team

 

Becker Library has librarians trained to provide comprehensive systematic review literature searches. Our systematic review searches follow guidelines recommended by the Cochrane group, PRISMA, and the IOM. Click on the Becker SR Services tab above to learn more about our service and to request a systematic review literature search.

Becker SR Librarians (from bottom left to right)

Laura Simon, Lauren Yaeger, Emily Gallaher, Michelle Doering, Kim Lipsey, Angela Hardi, and Debbie Thomas

 

Becker Librarian Authored Systematic Reviews

Boots, C. E., Meister, M., Cooper, A. R., Hardi, A., & Jungheim, E. S. (2016). Ovarian stimulation in the luteal phase: systematic review and meta-analysis. Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics, 33(8), 971-980. doi:10.1007/s10815-016-0721-5

Chin-Yee, D., Eck, T., Fowler, S., Hardi, A., & Apte, R. S. (2016). A systematic review of as needed versus treat and extend ranibizumab or bevacizumab treatment regimens for neovascular age-related macular degeneration. British Journal of Ophthalmology, 100(7), 914-917. doi:10.1136/bjophthalmol-2015-306987

Davis, J., Sanford, D., Schilling, J., Hardi, A., & Colditz, G. (2015). Systematic review of outcomes after noncardiac surgery in patients with implanted left ventricular assist devices. ASAIO Journal, 61(6), 648-651. doi:10.1097/MAT.0000000000000278

Drewry, A. M., Ablordeppey, E. A., Murray, E. T., Stoll, C. R. T., Izadi, S. R., Dalton, C. M., . . . Colditz, G. A. (2017). Antipyretic therapy in critically ill septic patients: A systematic review and meta-Analysis. Critical Care Medicine, 45(5), 806-813. doi:10.1097/CCM.0000000000002285

Levy, P. T., Machefsky, A., Sanchez, A. A., Patel, M. D., Rogal, S., Fowler, S., . . . Singh, G. K. (2016). Reference Ranges of Left Ventricular Strain Measures by Two-Dimensional Speckle-Tracking Echocardiography in Children: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography, 29(3), 209-225. doi:10.1016/j.echo.2015.11.016

Lu, K., Marino, N. E., Russell, D., Singareddy, A., Zhang, D., Hardi, A., . . . Puri, V. (2018). Use of short message service and smartphone applications in the management of surgical patients: A systematic review. Telemedicine and e-Health, 24(6), 406-414. doi:10.1089/tmj.2017.0123

Potretzke, A. M., Knight, B. A., Vetter, J. M., Anderson, B. G., Hardi, A. C., Bhayani, S. B., & Figenshau, R. S. (2016). Diagnostic Utility of Selective Upper Tract Urinary Cytology: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis of the Literature. Urology, 96, 35-43. doi:10.1016/j.urology.2016.04.030

Burnham, J. P., Lu, C., Yaeger, L. H., Bailey, T. C., & Kollef, M. H. (2018). Using wearable technology to predict health outcomes: a literature review. J Am Med Inform Assoc. doi:10.1093/jamia/ocy082

Levy, P. T., Machefsky, A., Sanchez, A. A., Patel, M. D., Rogal, S., Fowler, S., . . . Singh, G. K. (2016). Reference Ranges of Left Ventricular Strain Measures by Two-Dimensional Speckle-Tracking Echocardiography in Children: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography, 29(3), 209-225. doi:10.1016/j.echo.2015.11.016

Prouhet, P. M., Gregory, M. R., Russell, C. L., & Yaeger, L. H. (2018). Fathers' Stress in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit: A Systematic Review. Advances in Neonatal Care, 18(2), 105-120. doi:10.1097/ANC.0000000000000472

Karlow, N., Schlaepfer, C. H., Stoll, C. R. T., Doering, M., Carpenter, C. R., Colditz, G. A., . . . Schwarz, E. S. (2018). A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis of Ketamine as an Alternative to Opioids for Acute Pain in the Emergency Department. Academic Emergency Medicine. doi:10.1111/acem.13502

Schulz, G. L., Kelly, K. P., Holtmann, M., Doering, M. M., & Armer, J. M. (2018). Decision making in pediatric hematopoietic cell transplantation: Influential factors vary among diseases. Pediatric Blood and Cancer, 65(4). doi:10.1002/pbc.26890

Yu, L., Kronen, R. J., Simon, L. E., Stoll, C. R. T., Colditz, G. A., & Tuuli, M. G. (2017). Prophylactic negative-pressure wound therapy after cesarean is associated with reduced risk of surgical site infection: A systematic review and meta-analysis. American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology. doi:10.1016/j.ajog.2017.09.017

Conner, S. N., Bedell, V., Lipsey, K., Macones, G. A., Cahill, A. G., & Tuuli, M. G. (2016). Maternal Marijuana Use and Adverse Neonatal Outcomes: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. Obstetrics and Gynecology, 128(4), 713-723. doi:10.1097/AOG.0000000000001649

Gebara, M. A., Lipsey, K. L., Karp, J. F., Nash, M. C., Iaboni, A., & Lenze, E. J. (2015). Cause or effect? selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors and falls in older adults: A systematic review. American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 23(10), 1016-1028. doi:10.1016/j.jagp.2014.11.004

Gebara, M. A., Shea, M. L. O., Lipsey, K. L., Teitelbaum, S. L., Civitelli, R., Müller, D. J., . . . Lenze, E. J. (2014). Depression, antidepressants, and bone health in older adults: A systematic review. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 62(8), 1434-1441. doi:10.1111/jgs.12945

Greenberg, J. K., Milner, E., Yarbrough, C. K., Lipsey, K., Piccirillo, J. F., Smyth, M. D., . . . Limbrick, D. D., Jr. (2015). Outcome methods used in clinical studies of Chiari malformation type I: A systematic review. Journal of Neurosurgery, 122(2), 262-272. doi:10.3171/2014.9.JNS14406

Wong, A. W. K., Chang, T. T., Christopher, K., Lau, S. C. L., Beaupin, L. K., Love, B., . . . Feuerstein, M. (2017). Patterns of unmet needs in adolescent and young adult (AYA) cancer survivors: in their own words. Journal of Cancer Survivorship, 11(6), 751-764. doi:10.1007/s11764-017-0613-4

Yarbrough, C. K., Ong, C. J., Beyer, A. B., Lipsey, K., & Derdeyn, C. P. (2015a). Endovascular Thrombectomy for Anterior Circulation Stroke: Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Stroke, 46(11), 3177-3183. doi:10.1161/STROKEAHA.115.009847

Yarbrough, C. K., Ong, C. J., Beyer, A. B., Lipsey, K., & Derdeyn, C. P. (2015b). Erratum: Endovascular thrombectomy for anterior circulation stroke: Systematic review and meta-analysis (Stroke. 2015 46 (3177-3183)). Stroke, 46(11), e249. doi:10.1161/STR.0000000000000084

Zozula, A., Carpenter, C. R., Lipsey, K., & Stark, S. (2016). Prehospital emergency services screening and referral to reduce falls in community-dwelling older adults: A systematic review. Emergency Medicine Journal, 33(5), 345-350. doi:10.1136/emermed-2015-204815

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