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Systematic Review Resources

What Is a Systematic Review?

"A review of a clearly formulated question that uses systematic and explicit methods to identify, select, and critically appraise relevant research, and to collect and analyze data from the studies that are included in the review. Statistical methods (meta-analysis) may or may not be used to analyze and summarize the results of the included studies." - from the Cochrane Handbook

 

In a nutshell, a systematic review is a secondary study from a collection of primary studies (original research) that pertain to a specific research question. Those primary studies have been analyzed, examined, appraised, and evaluated for the highest level of best evidence and quality of methodology, and impartiality.

The process or protocol of doing so is rigorous, strict, and transparent.

 

Additional Definitions: 

National Health Service

 

Some Recent Systematic Reviews at NYMC

 

References

Bhatt, A. B., Lantin-Hermoso, M. R., Daniels, C. J., Jaquiss, R., Landis, B. J., Marino, B. S., Rathod, R. H., Vincent, R. N., Keller, B. B., & Villafane, J. (2022). Isolated Coarctation of the Aorta: Current Concepts and Perspectives. Front Cardiovasc Med, 9, 817866. https://doi.org/10.3389/fcvm.2022.817866

Cheppalli, N. S., Purudappa, P. P., Metikala, S., Reddy, K. I., Singla, A., Patel, H. A., & Kamineni, S. (2022). Superior Capsular Reconstruction Using the Biceps Tendon in the Treatment of Irreparable Massive Rotator Cuff Tears Improves Patient-Reported Outcome Scores: A Systematic Review. Arthrosc Sports Med Rehabil, 4(3), e1235-e1243. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.asmr.2022.04.003

Gupta, R., Behnoush, A. H., Egeler, D., & Aronow, W. S. (2022). Effect of Acetaminophen on Blood Pressure: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials. Eur J Prev Cardiol. https://doi.org/10.1093/eurjpc/zwac112

Hirani, R., Harutyunyan, A., Phillips, J. L., Choudhury, M., & Drangsholt, S. (2022). Interventions to Reduce Opioid Prescriptions Following Urological Surgery: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Letter. J Urol, 101097ju0000000000002943. https://doi.org/10.1097/ju.0000000000002943

Isath, A., Virani, S. S., Wang, Z., Lavie, C. J., Naidu, S. S., Messerli, F. H., & Krittanawong, C. (2022). Meta-analysis of Per-Day Step Count and All-Cause Mortality. Am J Cardiol, 180, 166-168. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.amjcard.2022.06.056

Naftchi, A. F., Vazquez, S., Spirollari, E., Carpenter, A. B., Ng, C., Zeller, S., Feldstein, E., Rawanduzy, C., Das, A., Gabriele, C., Gandhi, R., Stein, A., Frid, I., Dominguez, J. F., Hanft, S. J., Houten, J. K., & Kinon, M. D. (2022). Adult Trauma Patients With Thoracolumbar Injury Classification and Severity Score of 4: A Systematic Review. Clin Spine Surg. https://doi.org/10.1097/bsd.0000000000001380

Ng, C., Feldstein, E., Spirollari, E., Vazquez, S., Naftchi, A., Graifman, G., Das, A., Rawanduzy, C., Gabriele, C., Gandhi, R., Zeller, S., Dominguez, J. F., Krystal, J. D., Houten, J. K., & Kinon, M. D. (2022). Management and outcomes of adult traumatic cervical spondyloptosis: A case report and systematic review. J Clin Neurosci, 103, 34-40. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jocn.2022.06.026

Scudder, A., Rosin, R., Baltich Nelson, B., Boudreaux, E. D., & Larkin, C. (2022). Suicide Screening Tools for Pediatric Emergency Department Patients: A Systematic Review. Front Psychiatry, 13, 916731. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyt.2022.916731

Vazquez, S., Spirollari, E., Ng, C., Naftchi, A. F., Das, A., Carpenter, A., Rawanduzy, C., Garell, P., Rosberger, H., Gandhi, R., Feldstein, E., Shah, S., Dominguez, J. F., Hanft, S., Houten, J. K., & Kinon, M. D. (2022). Classifications and level of evidence trends from the most influential literature on thoracolumbar burst fractures: A bibliometric analysis. N Am Spine Soc J, 10, 100125. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.xnsj.2022.100125

Yang, Y. C., Shetty, S., Koranne, K., Malik, A., & Giudici, M. (2022). A Systematic Review and Single-center Experience of Azygos Vein Defibrillator Lead Insertion. J Innov Card Rhythm Manag, 13(5), 4987-4993. https://doi.org/10.19102/icrm.2022.130502