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Systematic Reviews

Learn how the library can support you with your systematic review.

Working with a Librarian

MCW Librarians receive special training in conducting systematic review searches, and we can ensure that the literature search for your systematic review is thorough, comprehensive, and reproducible. If you bring a librarian onto your systematic review team, here are some ways we can work with you: 

  • Discuss your research topic & the scope of the review
  • Determine which databases to search and work together on designing the search strategy
  • Librarians can run the searches and manage the citations
  • Find help in using Rayyan or other systematic review tools
  • Review your methods section and provide numbers for the PRISMA flow chart

For assistance or to talk further with a librarian, request a reference consultation.

Recently Conducted Systematic Reviews with Librarian Contributions

Al Tannir AH, Biesboer EA, Pokrzywa CJ, Figueroa J, Harding E, de Moya MA, Morris RS, Murphy PB. The efficacy of various Enoxaparin dosing regimens in general surgery patients: A systematic review. Surgery. 2023 Aug;174(2):315-323. doi: 10.1016/j.surg.2023.04.032. Epub 2023 May 15. PMID: 37198037.

Teja B, Berube M, Pereira TV, Law AC, Schanock C, Pang B, Wunsch H, Walkey AJ, Bosch NA. Effectiveness of Fludrocortisone Plus Hydrocortisone Versus Hydrocortisone Alone in Septic Shock: A Systematic Review and Network Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2024 Jan 25. doi: 10.1164/rccm.202310-1785OC. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 38271488.

Iribarren SJ, Akande TO, Kamp KJ, Barry D, Kader YG, Suelzer E. Effectiveness of Mobile Apps to Promote Health and Manage Disease: Systematic Review and Meta-analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials. JMIR mHealth and uHealth. 2021;9(1):e21563.

McAndrew NS, Jerofke-Owen T, Fortney CA, Costa DK, Hetland B, Guttormson J, Harding E. Systematic review of family engagement interventions in neonatal, paediatric, and adult ICUs. Nurs Crit Care. 2022 May;27(3):296-325. doi: 10.1111/nicc.12564. Epub 2020 Oct 21. PMID: 33089659.

Sharma A, Badawy SM, Suelzer EM, et al. Systematic Reviews in Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation and Cellular Therapy: Considerations and Guidance from the American Society for Transplantation and Cellular Therapy, European Society for Blood and Marrow Transplantation, and Center for International Blood and Marrow Transplant Research Late Effects and Quality of Life Working Committee. Transplantation and Cellular Therapy. Published online January 28, 2021.

McAndrew NS, Erickson JM, Guttormson J, Bear A, Marks S, Patel J, Harding ES. A Scoping Review of the Experiences of Adolescents and Young Adults in the ICU, Their Family Members, and Their Health Care Team. Crit Care Nurs Clin North Am. 2022 Mar;34(1):31-55. doi: 10.1016/j.cnc.2021.11.003. Epub 2022 Jan 21. PMID: 35210024.

Shafiro V, Luzum N, Moberly AC, Harris MS. Perception of Environmental Sounds in Cochlear Implant Users: A Systematic Review. Front Neurosci. 2022 Jan 10;15:788899. doi: 10.3389/fnins.2021.788899. PMID: 35082595; PMCID: PMC8785216.

Bikomeye JC, Balza JS, Kwarteng JL, Beyer AM, Beyer KMM. The impact of greenspace or nature-based interventions on cardiovascular health or cancer-related outcomes: A systematic review of experimental studies. PLoS One. 2022 Nov 23;17(11):e0276517. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0276517. PMID: 36417344; PMCID: PMC9683573.

Doren EL, Park K, Olson J. Racial disparities in postmastectomy breast reconstruction following implementation of the affordable care act: A systematic review using a minority health and disparities research framework. Am J Surg. 2023 Jan 13:S0002-9610(23)00013-2. doi: 10.1016/j.amjsurg.2023.01.013. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 36707301.

Beltrán Ponce SE, Abunike SA, Bikomeye JC, Sieracki R, Niyonzima N, Mulamira P, Kibudde S, Ortiz de Choudens S, Siker M, Small C, Beyer KMM. Access to Radiation Therapy and Related Clinical Outcomes in Patients With Cervical and Breast Cancer Across Sub-Saharan Africa: A Systematic Review. JCO Glob Oncol. 2023 Feb;9:e2200218. doi: 10.1200/GO.22.00218. PMID: 36795990.

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