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Does double high-level disinfection for duodenoscopes add any value? A mini-systematic review and meta-analysis

Osama Elbahr, Amira Saleh, Azza Abdel Aziz, Samah M. Awad, Fatma O. Khalil, Sameh Afiffy, Ahmad Kamal, Ayman Alsebaey, Gamal Badra
2020 Egyptian Liver Journal  
We performed a systematic review and meta-analysis to evaluate risk difference for positive cultures from duodenoscopes between double high-level disinfection (dHLD) and single (standard) high-level disinfection  ...  An alternative strategy to overcome duodenoscope-transmitted infection is a big issue to be resolved.  ...  Our systematic review and meta-analysis tried to evaluate the efficacy of dHLD over sHLD, but we have been faced by a small number of trials on such topic.  ... 
doi:10.1186/s43066-020-00040-0 fatcat:cakqls7wmrdqfcfc4slykgncme

Prescribing cascades in community-dwelling adults: protocol for a systematic review

Ann Doherty, Frank Moriarty, Fiona Boland, Barbara Clyne, Tom Fahey, Seán Kennelly, Emma Wallace
2021 HRB Open Research  
A systematic search of Medline (Ovid), EMBASE, PsycINFO, CINAHL and the Cochrane Library will be conducted from inception to March 2021, using a predetermined strategy.  ...  - initiation of a new medicine to 'treat' or reduce the risk of experiencing an ADR.  ...  Acknowledgments The authors would like to thank Paul J Murphy MLIS, Information Specialist, RCSI Library, RCSI University of Medicine and Health Sciences for assistance in preparing the review search strategy  ... 
doi:10.12688/hrbopenres.13345.1 pmid:34738069 pmcid:PMC8529400 fatcat:bsiptiqnsfattaxpbckroxarj4

DEVELOPING NEUROPATHIC PAIN TREATMENT GUIDELINES FOR ASIA PACIFIC

2009 Pain Practice  
Guidelines evaluation was using appraisal of guidelines for research & evaluation II (AGREE II) instrument.  ...  Systematic searches were conducted by using combination of keywords i.e NP, Asia, and guideline.  ...  Review Process Selected guidelines were evaluated by 2 appraisers. Appraisal of guidelines for research and evaluation II (AGREE II) instrument was used as guidelines for evaluation.  ... 
doi:10.1111/j.1533-2500.2009.00285.x pmid:19619268 fatcat:xkntqcrl2rekfkra7xzutcgafa

Technical Challenges of CMMI-based Assessment Team

Tachanun Kangwantrakool, Apinporn Methawachananont, Chayakorn Piyabunditkul
2012 International Journal of Digital Content Technology and its Applications  
The critical success factors (CSFs) of the official Standard CMMI Appraisal Method for Process Improvement (SCAMPI) appraisal in software development comes from a cooperation of stakeholders in organizational  ...  Better appraisal result can come from better ATM works. Thus appraisal is the technical challenge of ATM. This paper aims to present the capability of ATM via performance and quality measurement.  ...  Judgment evaluation is the most commonly used with a large variety of evaluation methods.  ... 
doi:10.4156/jdcta.vol6.issue21.10 fatcat:oq3kxoxowfggpmbmlgur7n5npa

Social determinants of iron supplementation among women of reproductive age: a systematic review of qualitative data

Jason M. Nagata, Lisa R. Gatti, Frances K. Barg
2011 Maternal and Child Nutrition  
Sources of Funding This research was made possible by a grant from the Dean's Research Fellowship at the University of California, San Francisco.  ...  Conflicts of Interest The authors declare that they have no conflicts of interest.  ...  Quality appraisal Because of the lack of consensus in the literature concerning the use of critical appraisal of qualitative research (Barbour, 2001), we made an a priori decision to appraise studies but  ... 
doi:10.1111/j.1740-8709.2011.00338.x pmid:21978181 fatcat:wdpjfskg5zhyxnahfc3jppvgxq

Assessment of the efficacy of acupuncture and chiropractic on treating Cervical spondylosis radiculopathy

Guang Zuo, Tian-Ci Gao, Bing-He Xue, Chuang-Chuang Gu, Yun-Tao Yan, Yong-Wang Zhang, Rui-Jia Liu, Shuang-Qing Du
2019 Medicine  
In this systematic review, we aim to evaluate the effectiveness and safety of acupuncture and chiropractic for CSR.  ...  Many clinical trials have proven that acupuncture and chiropractic has a significant effect in the treatment of CSR.  ...  side of the collateral points and the opposite side of the collateral points in the external and internal channels can adjust the imbalance between the internal and external channels, restore the internal  ... 
doi:10.1097/md.0000000000017974 pmid:31770206 pmcid:PMC6890346 fatcat:kuwgwwwn2ffqbc4sjenjarlsiy

Thiazides in the management of hypertension in older adults – a systematic review

Christina Sommerauer, Neha Kaushik, Adrine Woodham, Anna Renom-Guiteras, Yolanda V Martinez, David Reeves, Ilkka Kunnamo, Thekraiat Al Qur‵an, Steffen Hübner, Andreas Sönnichsen
2017 BMC Geriatrics  
We included all studies evaluating the effect of thiazides on patient-relevant outcomes in the management of hypertension with a sufficient number of participants aged ≥65 years or a subgroup analysis  ...  Methods: Systematic review (SR) of the literature covering six databases.  ...  Quality appraisal was evaluated by means of validated tools specific for each study type: for systematic reviews we used the tool for the assessment of multiple systematic reviews (AMSTAR) [15, 16] ;  ... 
doi:10.1186/s12877-017-0576-3 pmid:29047359 pmcid:PMC5647553 fatcat:sqthofai2feldnjnobmbbuelti

A Systematic Review of the Literature

Kathleen M. White, Robin P. Newhouse, Julie Stanik-Hutt, Meg Johantgen
2010 Clinical Nurse Specialist?  
on communicable diseases for country Support in the EU and EEA/EFTA, 2009-12', with a consortium of universities comprised of the Health Promotion  ...  Control (ECDC) as one of the outputs of the Framework Partnership Agreement Grant/2009/007 'Establishing a programme for dissemination of evidence-based health communication activities and innovations  ...  Quality and applicability appraisal and weight of evidence assessment None of the evaluations of message framing interventions achieved a high validity score in the quality and applicability appraisal  ... 
doi:10.1097/01.nur.0000348910.30608.44 fatcat:z3dukazoxzek7hoxaw636l4diy

Blood pressure lowering and stroke prevention: a systematic review and network meta-analysis protocol

Xiao-Ling Zhong, Yi Dong, Wei Xu, Li Sun, Hui-Fu Wang, Hong-Qi Li, Yu-Yuan Huang, Lan Tan, Qiang Dong, Jin-Tai Yu
2019 Annals of Translational Medicine  
Hypertension is a leading cause of stroke and the significance of blood pressure lowering treatment strategies for prevention of stroke has been well established.  ...  This network meta-analysis will summarize the direct and indirect evidence aiming to provide a ranking of various blood pressure lowering strategies for prevention of stroke.  ...  A meta-analysis published in 2016 demonstrated that Calcium channel blockers were superior to other drugs for the prevention of stroke (2) .  ... 
doi:10.21037/atm.2019.08.99 pmid:31700925 pmcid:PMC6803191 fatcat:ul2k4b745bfbxeizw5bqhmemwi

Setting the future policy agenda for health technology assessment: A specialty mapping approach

Jonathan Shepherd, Jackie Briggs, Liz Payne, Claire Packer, Lynn Kerridge, Martin Ashton-Key
2007 International Journal of Technology Assessment in Health Care  
A pilot project to evaluate the methodology for specialty mapping was undertaken in the area of child and adolescent health.  ...  Specialty mapping can make a positive contribution to the policy agenda, with several research and policy gaps being fed into existing prioritization channels.  ...  Mapping and Synthesis: Results A total of fourteen sets of guidelines/guidance, four systematic reviews, and twelve primary evaluations were identified.  ... 
doi:10.1017/s0266462307070638 pmid:17937827 fatcat:6nxip6wzbndmxkcfo4s3tyokau

Outcomes after corrective surgery for congenital dextro-transposition of the great arteries using the arterial switch technique: a protocol for a scoping systematic review

L. Mbuagbaw, D. Forlemu-Kamwa, A. Chu, L. Thabane, R. Dillenberg
2014 BMJ Open  
This differs from the standard systematic review approach in that we do not seek to answer a specific research question, but rather to appraise a broad body of evidence, identify gaps in knowledge and  ...  Methods and analyses: Using a systematic scoping review approach, we will conduct a systematic search of the published literature for experimental and observational studies published on children who received  ... 
doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2014-005123 pmid:24919640 pmcid:PMC4067827 fatcat:7jfdkfllonbbrhwbzkhgigtya4

Assessment of the activity of destination management organizations: implications for theory and practice

Jacek Borzyszkowski
2017 e-mentor  
In this regard, the Osservatorio Turistico Regionale can represent a good tool for a comprehensive, systematic, and periodic data-elaboration in addition to reducing the tourism's complexity.  ...  A case study approach is adopted based on an Italian destination named Abruzzo Region.  ...  competitiveness Evaluete each of the dimenesions of destination competitiveness Appraise destination competitiveness and performance Appraise destination competitiveness and performance Recommend A strategy  ... 
doi:10.15219/em66.1257 fatcat:f7soeitopze4zauf3prkb2ewzy

Tuina for osteoporosis

Youkang Dong, Rong Zhao, Chunlin Wang, Taipin Guo
2018 Medicine  
Results: This systematic review will present a high-quality evidence for clinicians and might be the first to evaluate the efficacy and safety of tuina for osteoporosis including alleviation of pain, adverse  ...  Hence, this systematic review protocol purpose is to evaluate the value of its efficacy and safety for osteoporosis.  ...  While the 2 reviewers mentioned above will appraised the result by means of Grading of Recommendations Assessment, Development and Evaluation (GRADE).  ... 
doi:10.1097/md.0000000000009974 pmid:29465598 pmcid:PMC5841994 fatcat:viprgycws5e7ln4ukgwuvnjnam

Kremlin Disinformation Discourse: Media Coverage of the Plane Hijack by Belarus on 23 May 2021

Viktorija Mažeikienė
2022 Journalism and Media  
The main disinformation strategy observed in the dataset revolves around deflecting the targets of moral and axiological evaluation and undermining audience's sense of truthfulness.  ...  This paper approaches Kremlin disinformation from a theoretical perspective encompassing key tenets of media discourse analysis, Systemic Functional Linguistics, the Appraisal theory, and research on propaganda  ...  The Appraisal theory is a tested and well-grounded approach to the language of evaluation.  ... 
doi:10.3390/journalmedia3030034 fatcat:azlozvuicncvvpajqqt7sqs6ge

Quantity over quality-Findings from a systematic review and environmental scan of patient decision aids on early abortion methods

Kyla Z. Donnelly, Glyn Elwyn, Rachel Thompson
2017 Health Expectations  
Inclusion criteria: For the systematic review, we included studies evaluating an early abortion method DA (any format and language) vs a comparison group on women's decision making.  ...  Search strategy: For the systematic review, we searched MEDLINE, Cochrane Library, CINAHL, EMBASE and PsycINFO.  ...  The two objectives of this study were (i) to conduct a systematic review to identify, appraise and evaluate the impact of early abortion method decision aids described in the scientific literature, and  ... 
doi:10.1111/hex.12617 pmid:28881071 pmcid:PMC5750699 fatcat:s2kw3mdpufh25it4muyzkdzxsa
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