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Darnall Medical Library (DML) Systematic Review Collaboration Service

Darnall Medical Library offers a Systematic Review service to WRNMMC clinicians 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 collaborate with WRNMMC researchers and clinicians in writing a systematic review. 
The service also offers consultations and lectures about a systematic reviews writing, requirements, and research question development for scientific study. If you have questions about the Systematic Review collaboration and need guidance with conducting a systematic review, please contact the Systematic Review Coordinator, Dr. Tmanova

DML Systematic Review Collaboration Service

Darnall Medical Library (DML) librarians collaborate with WRNMMC scientists on writing a systematic review (SR).

​SR collaboration requirements:

  • Systematic Review Protocol
  • Systematic Review Collaboration request from the lead SR author

Other SR collaboration requirements:

  • SR collaboration requestor is WRNMMC clinician
  • SR collaboration authors remain stationed at WRNMMC for three years (minimum)
  • SR team consists from two subject-specialists (minimum)
  • Librarian co-authorship of SR article
  • The International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) recommends determination of the authorship using criteria
  • Substantial contributions to the conception and design, acquisition, analysis, and interpretation of data.
  • Drafting and revising it critically for significant intellectual content.
  • Approving the final version to be published.
  • Accepting accountability addressing and resolving any issues about integrity of the research study.

​SR requests from other military universities are not accepted

DML SR Resources:


Would you like to write a systematic review to improve clinical care?

Need a consultation on writing a systematic review?

Systematic Review Collaboration

Collaborate on Writing a Systematic Review ! 

DML Systematic Review Collaboration Service

  • offer guidance in writing a systematic review
  • educate on a systematic review standards and guidelines
  • offer consultation on writing a systematic review 
  • collaborate on writing a systematic review 

Improve Clinical Care ! 

Submit request for a Systematic Review Collaboration
Submit request for Consultation on Writing Systematic Review 
 

If you have questions about the Systematic Review collaboration and need guidance with conducting a systematic review, please contact the Systematic Review Coordinator, Dr. Tmanova

What Is 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.  
                                                                                                                                                       Antman 1992, Oxman 1993.

Higgins JPT, Green S (editors). Cochrane Handbook for Systematic Reviews of Interventions Version 5.1.0 [updated March 2011]. The Cochrane Collaboration, 2011. 

What Is Systematic Review Protocol ?

Systematic Review Protocol is required before you submit a request for collaboration with DML librarians in writing systematic review.

What is a systematic review protocol and how to write the systematic review protocol?

A systematic review protocol describes the rationale, hypothesis, and planned methods of the review. It should be prepared before a review is started and used as a guide to carry out the review. PRISMA

Information about writing systematic review protocol at PRISMA.

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 Network Analysis

Systematic Review Collaboration, WRNMMC and other collaborative organizations, 2016-2019.

Published systematic reviews and meta-analyses: 4-63, 21.

 

Systematic Review Authorship Collaboration. (1-2 authorship), WRNMMC and other collaborative organizations, 2016-2019.

Published systematic reviews and meta-analyses:1, 2, 3.

DML Systematic Review Collaboration

Peer-reviewed systematic review and meta-analysis:

Wheatley, B. M., Nappo, K. E., Christensen, D. L., Holman, A. M., Brooks, D. I., & Potter, B. K. (2019). Effect of NSAIDs on bone healing rates: a meta-analysis. Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, 27(7), e330-e336.

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. (Highly Cited: 16)

Peer-reviewed systematic review posters:

Smith, A., Ghraib, M., Tmanova, L., Jamal, N., & Orestes, M. (2017). Vocal Fold Medialization in Dysphagia - Systematic Review. Paper presented at the American Academy of Otolaryncology-Head and Neck Surgery (AAO-HNSF) Annual Meeting & OTO Experience, Chicago, IL.

Williams, L., Schmitt, N., Mydlarz, W., Page, B., Richmon, J., Tmanova, L., Quon, H. 2017. Systematic review of radiation-induced soft tissue sarcoma of the neck: a comparison of interventions and the effect on prognosis. San-Diego, CA. Combined Otolaryngology Spring Meetings.

Registered systematic review protocols:

Orestes, M., Tmanova, L., Jamal, N. (January, 2017). Dysphagia following treatment for early glottic carcinoma: a systematic review. Retrieved from PROSPERO International prospective register of systematic reviews: University of York Centre for Reviews and Dissemination

Orestes, M., Jamal, N., Smith, A., Wahba, M., Tmanova, L. (January, 2017). Vocal fold medialization for treatment of dysphagia: a systematic review. Retrieved from PROSPERO International prospective register of systematic reviews : University of York Centere for Reviews and Dissemination 

Williams, L.,  Schmitt, N., Mydlarz, W., Page, B., Richmon, J., Tmanova, L., Quon, H. (December 2016). Systematic review of radiation-induced soft tissue sarcoma of the neck: a comparison of interventions and the effect on prognosis. Retrieved from PROSPERO International prospective register of systematic reviews: University of York Centre for Reviews and Dissemination

Lucendo, A., Moawad, F., Javier Molina-Infante, Tmanova, L. (April, 2016). The safety and efficacy of dilation in eosinophilic esophagitis: an updated meta-analysis. Retrieved from PROSPERO International prospective register of systematic reviews: University of York Centere for Reviews and Dissemination

 

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