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Systematic Reviews & Meta-Analysis

M-A: Treatment with convalescent plasma is not associated with better outcomes in patients with Covid-19

28 Feb, 2021 | 21:51h | UTC

Association of Convalescent Plasma Treatment With Clinical Outcomes in Patients With COVID-19: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis – JAMA

Editorial: Emerging Lessons From COVID-19 for the US Clinical Research Enterprise

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


M-A: Risk predictors of progression to severe disease during the febrile phase of dengue

28 Feb, 2021 | 20:57h | UTC

Risk predictors of progression to severe disease during the febrile phase of dengue: a systematic review and meta-analysis – The Lancet Infectious Diseases

 


Cognitive behavioral therapy for a variety of conditions: an overview of systematic reviews and panoramic meta-analysis

28 Feb, 2021 | 20:50h | UTC

Cognitive behavioural therapy for a variety of conditions: an overview of systematic reviews and panoramic meta-analysis – Health Technology Assessment

 


Systematic Review: Cardiovascular Effects of Medical Marijuana

28 Feb, 2021 | 20:48h | UTC

Cardiovascular Effects of Medical Marijuana: A Systematic Review – The American Journal of Medicine

 


M-A: Adjuvant corticosteroids are effective in lowering the risk of kidney scarring in children with acute pyelonephritis

28 Feb, 2021 | 20:38h | UTC

Adjuvant corticosteroids for prevention of kidney scarring in children with acute pyelonephritis: a systematic review and meta-analysis – Archives of Disease in Childhood (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

 


Decreasing patient-reported burden of treatment: A systematic review of quantitative interventional studies

26 Feb, 2021 | 08:21h | UTC

Decreasing patient-reported burden of treatment: A systematic review of quantitative interventional studies – PLOS One

 


Systematic Review: Insufficient evidence to decide whether surgical intervention is beneficial or harmful for the early management of Bell’s palsy

26 Feb, 2021 | 08:20h | UTC

Surgical interventions for the early management of Bell’s palsy – Cochrane Library

Summary: Surgical operation for Bell’s palsy (idiopathic facial paralysis) – Cochrane Library

 


SR: Metformin has modest efficacy for children with obesity

24 Feb, 2021 | 02:08h | UTC

Efficacy and Safety of Metformin for Obesity: A Systematic Review – Pediatrics (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

Commentary: Metformin Underwhelms in Pediatric Obesity – Physician’s Weekly

 


M-A: Blood pressure effects of sodium reduction

23 Feb, 2021 | 01:28h | UTC

Blood Pressure Effects of Sodium Reduction: Dose-Response Meta-Analysis of Experimental Studies – Circulation

Commentaries: The Lower the Sodium, the Better for BP: Updated Meta-analysis – TCTMD AND AHA News: Lower Your Sodium, and Blood Pressure Will Follow – HealthDay

 


M-A: The diagnostic accuracy of noninvasive methods to measure the intracranial pressure

23 Feb, 2021 | 01:14h | UTC

The Diagnostic Accuracy of Noninvasive Methods to Measure the Intracranial Pressure: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis – Anesthesia & Analgesia

 


SR: Multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children related to COVID-19

21 Feb, 2021 | 22:11h | UTC

Multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children related to COVID-19: a systematic review – European Journal of Pediatrics

 

Commentary on Twitter (thread – click for more)

 


Meta-analysis: Effect of food variety on intake of a meal

21 Feb, 2021 | 21:33h | UTC

Effect of food variety on intake of a meal: a systematic review and meta-analysis – American Journal of Clinical Nutrition

 


M-A: Intra-articular saline injection is as effective as corticosteroids, platelet-rich plasma, and hyaluronic acid for hip osteoarthritis pain

19 Feb, 2021 | 02:35h | UTC

Intra-articular saline injection is as effective as corticosteroids, platelet-rich plasma and hyaluronic acid for hip osteoarthritis pain: a systematic review and network meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials – British Journal of Sports Medicine

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


SR: Integrating palliative care in ambulatory care of noncancer serious chronic illness

19 Feb, 2021 | 02:28h | UTC

Integrating Palliative Care in Ambulatory Care of Noncancer Serious Chronic Illness: A Systematic Review – Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

Full report: Integrating Palliative Care in Ambulatory Care of Noncancer Serious Chronic Illness

Evidence summary: Integrating Palliative Care in Ambulatory Care of Noncancer Serious Illness

 


Meta-analysis: Sustained lung inflations during neonatal resuscitation at birth

19 Feb, 2021 | 02:21h | UTC

Sustained Lung Inflations During Neonatal Resuscitation at Birth: A Meta-analysis – Pediatrics (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

 

Commentaries on Twitter

 


M-A: Not enough evidence there are individual differences in response to antidepressants

19 Feb, 2021 | 02:15h | UTC

Individual Differences in Response to Antidepressants: A Meta-analysis of Placebo-Controlled Randomized Clinical Trials – JAMA Psychiatry (free for a limited period)

Editorial: New Directions in Research on Heterogeneity of Treatment Effects for Major Depression (free for a limited period)

Commentary: Antidepressants for MDD: Time to Rethink Personalized Therapy? – Physician’s Weekly

Related studies: What are the chances for personalised treatment with antidepressants? Detection of patient-by-treatment interaction with a variance ratio meta-analysis – BMJ Open AND Individual response to antidepressants for depression in adults-a meta-analysis and simulation study – PLOS One

 

Commentary on Twitter (thread – click for more)

 


M-A: Risk factors for suicide in prisons

19 Feb, 2021 | 02:10h | UTC

Risk factors for suicide in prisons: a systematic review and meta-analysis – The Lancet Public Health

 

Commentary on Twitter (thread – click for more)

 


M-A: Preventable medication harm across health care settings

18 Feb, 2021 | 02:43h | UTC

Preventable medication harm across health care settings: a systematic review and meta-analysis – BMC Medicine

Commentary: Preventable medication harm across health care settings: a systematic review and meta-analysis – PSNet

 


Incidence rate and clinical impacts of arrhythmia following COVID-19: a systematic review and meta-analysis of 17,435 patients

17 Feb, 2021 | 01:31h | UTC

Incidence rate and clinical impacts of arrhythmia following COVID-19: a systematic review and meta-analysis of 17,435 patients – Critical Care

 


M-A: Role of diet in colorectal cancer incidence

17 Feb, 2021 | 01:12h | UTC

Role of Diet in Colorectal Cancer Incidence: Umbrella Review of Meta-analyses of Prospective Observational Studies – JAMA Network Open

 


SR: Interventions for improving outcomes in patients with multimorbidity in primary care and community settings

17 Feb, 2021 | 01:11h | UTC

Interventions for improving outcomes in patients with multimorbidity in primary care and community settings – Cochrane Library

Summary: Improving outcomes for people with multiple chronic conditions – Cochrane Library

 


SR: Fresh versus frozen embryo transfers in assisted reproduction

17 Feb, 2021 | 01:10h | UTC

Fresh versus frozen embryo transfers in assisted reproduction – Cochrane Library

Summary: Fresh versus frozen embryo transfers for assisted reproduction – Cochrane Library

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


M-A: Efficacy of a low-FODMAP diet in adult irritable bowel syndrome

16 Feb, 2021 | 02:01h | UTC

Efficacy of a low-FODMAP diet in adult irritable bowel syndrome: a systematic review and meta-analysis – European Journal of Nutrition

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


M-A: Intake of dietary fats and fatty acids and the incidence of type 2 diabetes

16 Feb, 2021 | 01:59h | UTC

Intake of dietary fats and fatty acids and the incidence of type 2 diabetes: A systematic review and dose-response meta-analysis of prospective observational studies – PLOS Medicine

 


Systematic review: Urgent‐start peritoneal dialysis vs. hemodialysis for people with chronic kidney disease

15 Feb, 2021 | 00:46h | UTC

Urgent‐start peritoneal dialysis versus haemodialysis for people with chronic kidney disease – Cochrane Library

Summary: Urgent-start peritoneal dialysis versus haemodialysis for people with chronic kidney disease – Cochrane Library

 


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