Systematic Reviews

(The TQCC of Systematic Reviews is 12. The table below lists those papers that are above that threshold based on CrossRef citation counts. The publications cover those that have been published in the past four years, i.e., from 2019-06-01 to 2023-06-01.)
Toward systematic review automation: a practical guide to using machine learning tools in research synthesis176
Effects of walking speed on gait biomechanics in healthy participants: a systematic review and meta-analysis155
Medication adherence influencing factors—an (updated) overview of systematic reviews142
Are systematic reviews up-to-date at the time of publication?120
How should systematic reviewers handle conference abstracts? A view from the trenches119
The risk of bias in observational studies of exposures (ROBINS-E) tool: concerns arising from application to observational studies of exposures107
The Evidence Project risk of bias tool: assessing study rigor for both randomized and non-randomized intervention studies99
Risk of bias tools in systematic reviews of health interventions: an analysis of PROSPERO-registered protocols97
Time to rethink the systematic review catechism? Moving from ‘what works’ to ‘what happens’92
A review of recent publication trends from top publishing countries85
Advancing knowledge of rapid reviews: an analysis of results, conclusions and recommendations from published review articles examining rapid reviews84
Loneliness and social isolation causal association with health-related lifestyle risk in older adults: a systematic review and meta-analysis protocol78
Selecting and implementing overview methods: implications from five exemplar overviews74
Machine learning algorithms for systematic review: reducing workload in a preclinical review of animal studies and reducing human screening error68
Benefits and harms of medical cannabis: a scoping review of systematic reviews67
Limitations of A Measurement Tool to Assess Systematic Reviews (AMSTAR) and suggestions for improvement62
Utilization of screening mammography in older women according to comorbidity and age: protocol for a systematic review60
Exercise, or exercise and diet for the management of polycystic ovary syndrome: a systematic review and meta-analysis56
Preferred Reporting Items for Overviews of Reviews (PRIOR): a protocol for development of a reporting guideline for overviews of reviews of healthcare interventions55
Comparative effectiveness and safety of pharmacological and non-pharmacological interventions for insomnia: an overview of reviews51
e-Health interventions for healthy aging: a systematic review51
Decision aids that facilitate elements of shared decision making in chronic illnesses: a systematic review46
Clarifying differences between reviews within evidence ecosystems44
A question of trust: can we build an evidence base to gain trust in systematic review automation technologies?44
A systematic review of the perceptions of adolescents on graphic health warnings and plain packaging of cigarettes43
Gender-based violence among female youths in educational institutions of Sub-Saharan Africa: a systematic review and meta-analysis40
Prevalence of metabolic syndrome among HIV-positive and HIV-negative populations in sub-Saharan Africa—a systematic review and meta-analysis40
Association between diabetes mellitus and multi-drug-resistant tuberculosis: evidence from a systematic review and meta-analysis39
The effectiveness of psychological interventions for fatigue in cancer survivors: systematic review of randomised controlled trials38
Usability and acceptability of four systematic review automation software packages: a mixed method design37
Study-based registers reduce waste in systematic reviewing: discussion and case report37
Human health effects of traffic-related air pollution (TRAP): a scoping review protocol36
Diabetes drugs for nonalcoholic fatty liver disease: a systematic review36
The psychological subtype of intimate partner violence and its effect on mental health: protocol for a systematic review and meta-analysis35
Systematic review of the use of process evaluations in knowledge translation research33
A systematic review of natural killer cells profile and cytotoxic function in myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome32
Understanding patient engagement in health system decision-making: a co-designed scoping review32
A decision tool to help researchers make decisions about including systematic reviews in overviews of reviews of healthcare interventions32
Performance and usability of machine learning for screening in systematic reviews: a comparative evaluation of three tools32
Data extraction from machine-translated versus original language randomized trial reports: a comparative study31
Interventions for improving outcomes in patients with multimorbidity in primary care and community setting: a systematic review30
Still moving toward automation of the systematic review process: a summary of discussions at the third meeting of the International Collaboration for Automation of Systematic Reviews (ICASR)29
Identifying configurations of behavior change techniques in effective medication adherence interventions: a qualitative comparative analysis29
Fit for purpose: perspectives on rapid reviews from end-user interviews29
Population segmentation based on healthcare needs: a systematic review28
Prevention of cervical cancer in HIV-seropositive women from developing countries through cervical cancer screening: a systematic review28
Feasibility and acceptability of living systematic reviews: results from a mixed-methods evaluation28
Effect of mobile text message reminders on routine childhood vaccination: a systematic review and meta-analysis28
Using qualitative comparative analysis in a systematic review of a complex intervention27
The impact of Cochrane Systematic Reviews: a mixed method evaluation of outputs from Cochrane Review Groups supported by the UK National Institute for Health Research27
Challenges and support for quality of life of youths living with HIV/AIDS in schools and larger community in East Africa: a systematic review26
Effectiveness of text messaging interventions on prevention, detection, treatment, and knowledge outcomes for sexually transmitted infections (STIs)/HIV: a systematic review and meta-analysis26
Implementation of self-management support in cancer care and normalization into routine practice: a systematic scoping literature review protocol26
Strategies for increasing participation in mail-out colorectal cancer screening programs: a systematic review and meta-analysis26
Living alone and positive mental health: a systematic review25
Discharge communication practices in pediatric emergency care: a systematic review and narrative synthesis25
Defining loneliness in older adults: protocol for a systematic review25
Applying the ROBINS-I tool to natural experiments: an example from public health25
Developing a rapid-response program for health system decision-makers in Canada: findings from an issue brief and stakeholder dialogue24
From the sticky floor to the glass ceiling and everything in between: protocol for a systematic review of barriers and facilitators to clinical academic careers and interventions to address these, wit24
Using mobile phones to improve young people’s sexual and reproductive health in low- and middle-income countries: a systematic review protocol to identify barriers, facilitators and reported intervent24
Screening for depression in women during pregnancy or the first year postpartum and in the general adult population: a protocol for two systematic reviews to update a guideline of the Canadian Task Fo24
The association between socioeconomic status and pandemic influenza: protocol for a systematic review and meta-analysis23
Psychological interventions for alcohol use disorders in people living with HIV/AIDS: a systematic review23
Developing a framework for a novel multi-disciplinary, multi-agency intervention(s), to improve medication management in community-dwelling older people on complex medication regimens (MEMORABLE)––a r23
Assessing risk of bias in human environmental epidemiology studies using three tools: different conclusions from different tools21
Electronic measures of movement impairment, repositioning, and posture in people with and without neck pain—a systematic review21
Antiviral treatment for treatment-naïve chronic hepatitis B: systematic review and network meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials21
Time to consider sharing data extracted from trials included in systematic reviews21
Introducing RAPTOR: RevMan Parsing Tool for Reviewers20
Systematic mapping of checklists for assessing transferability20
Therapies for bruxism: a systematic review and network meta-analysis (protocol)19
Patient prioritization tools and their effectiveness in non-emergency healthcare services: a systematic review protocol18
Factors associated with length of stay in care homes: a systematic review of international literature18
Do wastewater treatment plants increase antibiotic resistant bacteria or genes in the environment? Protocol for a systematic review18
Factors influencing perceptions of private water quality in North America: a systematic review18
The effect of early postnatal discharge from hospital for women and infants: a systematic review protocol17
An algorithm for the classification of study designs to assess diagnostic, prognostic and predictive test accuracy in systematic reviews17
Acceptance and commitment therapy for chronic pain: protocol of a systematic review and individual participant data meta-analysis17
Editorial: Systematic review automation thematic series17
The impact of different inclusion decisions on the comprehensiveness and complexity of overviews of reviews of healthcare interventions17
Methodological issues and recommendations for systematic reviews of prognostic studies: an example from cardiovascular disease16
Risk factors for hearing loss in children: a systematic literature review and meta-analysis protocol16
A systematic review protocol of timing, efficacy and cost effectiveness of upper limb therapy for motor recovery post-stroke16
Understanding school staff members’ enforcement of school tobacco policies to achieve tobacco-free school: a realist review16
Assessing the accuracy of machine-assisted abstract screening with DistillerAI: a user study16
Pharmacological methods for reducing coughing on emergence from elective surgery after general anesthesia with endotracheal intubation: protocol for a systematic review of common medications and netwo16
Strategies and effects of promising school-based interventions to promote active school transportation by bicycle among children and adolescents: protocol for a systematic review15
The effect of acute stress on salivary markers of inflammation: a systematic review protocol15
Type 2 diabetes and pre-diabetes mellitus: a systematic review and meta-analysis of prevalence studies in women of childbearing age in the Middle East and North Africa, 2000–201815
Acceptability, feasibility, and efficacy of Internet cognitive behavioral therapy (iCBT) for pediatric obsessive-compulsive disorder: a systematic review15
Center of pressure characteristics from quiet standing measures to predict the risk of falling in older adults: a protocol for a systematic review and meta-analysis15
Does information from increase transparency and reduce bias? Results from a five-report case series15
Communication around HPV vaccination for adolescents in low- and middle-income countries: a systematic scoping overview of systematic reviews15
Value of gait analysis for measuring disease severity using inertial sensors in patients with multiple sclerosis: protocol for a systematic review and meta-analysis14
Differentiated models of service delivery for antiretroviral treatment of HIV in sub-Saharan Africa: a rapid review protocol14
Interventions for reducing and/or controlling domestic violence among pregnant women in low- and middle-income countries: a systematic review14
Interventions on children’s and adolescents’ physical activity and sedentary behaviour: protocol for a systematic review from a sex/gender perspective14
A scoping review of mental health prevention and intervention initiatives for infants and preschoolers at risk for socio-emotional difficulties14
Effects of testosterone therapy for women: a systematic review and meta-analysis protocol14
Lifestyle interventions to maternal weight loss after birth: a systematic review14
Steps toward more complete reporting of systematic reviews of diagnostic test accuracy: Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses of Diagnostic Test Accuracy (PRISMA-DTA)14
The strong focus on positive results in abstracts may cause bias in systematic reviews: a case study on abstract reporting bias14
Sexual dysfunction and related factors in pregnancy and postpartum: a systematic review and meta-analysis protocol14
Neonatal mortality in Ethiopia: a protocol for systematic review and meta-analysis14
Effectiveness of stop smoking interventions among adults: protocol for an overview of systematic reviews and an updated systematic review13
Trends in maternal and neonatal mortality in South Africa: a systematic review13
Transition in care from paramedics to emergency department nurses: a systematic review protocol13
Strategies for incorporating patient-reported outcomes in the care of people with chronic kidney disease (PRO kidney): a protocol for a realist synthesis13
An overview of systematic reviews of complementary and alternative therapies for infantile colic13
What methods do reviews of normative ethics literature use for search, selection, analysis, and synthesis? In-depth results from a systematic review of reviews13
Antibiotic regimens for neonatal sepsis - a protocol for a systematic review with meta-analysis13
Methods and efficacy of extracellular vesicles derived from mesenchymal stromal cells in animal models of disease: a preclinical systematic review protocol12
Effectiveness of interventions to reduce household air pollution from solid biomass fuels and improve maternal and child health outcomes in low- and middle-income countries: a systematic review protoc12
Network meta-analysis of randomised trials of pharmacological, psychotherapeutic, exercise and collaborative care interventions for depressive symptoms in patients with coronary artery disease: hybrid12
Defining the concept of family caregiver burden in patients with schizophrenia: a systematic review protocol12
Past drivers of and priorities for child undernutrition in South Asia: a mixed methods systematic review protocol12
A comparison of meta-analytic methods for synthesizing evidence from explanatory and pragmatic trials12
Palliative care interventions in intensive care unit patients – a systematic review protocol12
Is a fusobacterium nucleatum infection in the colon a risk factor for colorectal cancer?: a systematic review and meta-analysis protocol12
Screening PubMed abstracts: is class imbalance always a challenge to machine learning?12
Velamentous cord insertion: results from a rapid review of incidence, risk factors, adverse outcomes and screening12
The Systematic Review Data Repository (SRDR): descriptive characteristics of publicly available data and opportunities for research12
Snakebite associated thrombotic microangiopathy: a protocol for the systematic review of clinical features, outcomes, and role of interventions12