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Welcome to Darnall Medical Library: Systematic Review

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Systematic Review Service

Darnall Medical Library offers a Systematic Review service to WRNMMC researchers in writing a systematic review.

A systematic review is a synthesis of the literature based on research questions aimed to enhance health care. Writing a high-quality review requires a comprehensive literature analysis and uses systematic methods, guidelines, and standards. Darnall Medical Library librarians are available to provide information expertise during a systematic review writing process to WRNMMC researchers. 

The service also offers lectures about a systematic reviews writing process. 

To request an information expertise in a systematic review writing, please submit a Systematic Review Request

Systematic Review Guides and Methods

There are many guides on the process of writing systematic reviews, so it is imperative that researchers use standards and guidelines for writing a systematic review. The two most-widely guides are the Cochrane Handbook for Systematic Reviews of Interventions and Finding What Works in Health Care (IOM Standards for Systematic Reviews).

There are also guides on writing specific types of reviews such as the Cochrane Handbook for Systematic Review of Diagnostic Test Accuracy and Methods Guide for Effectiveness and Comparative Effectiveness.

Systematic Review Collaboration

Wheatley B., Nappo K., Christensen L., Holman A., Brooks D., & Potter B. (2018). Effect of NSAIDs on Bone Healing Rates: A Meta-analysis. J Am Acad Orthop Surg. [Epub ahead of print].

Williams, L., Tmanova, L., Mydlarz, W. K., Page, B., Richmon, J. D., Quon, H., & Schmitt, N. C. (2018). Radiation-Associated Sarcoma of the Neck: Case Series and Systematic Review. Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol, 127(10), 735-740.

Moawad, F. J., Molina-Infante, J., Lucendo, A. J., Cantrell, S. E., Tmanova, L., & Douglas, K. M. (2017). Systematic review with meta-analysis: endoscopic dilation is highly effective and safe in children and adults with eosinophilic oesophagitis. Aliment Pharmacol Ther, 46(2), 96-105.

Smith, A., Ghraib, M., Tmanova, L., Jamal, N., & Orestes, M. (2017). Vocal Fold Medialization in Dysphagia: Systematic Review. Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, 157(1S), 99-109. 

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