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WHO analysis of causes of maternal death: a systematic review
TLDR
Haemorrhage and hypertensive disorders are major contributors to maternal deaths in developing countries and these data should inform evidence-based reproductive health-care policies and programmes at regional and national levels. Expand
Meta-DiSc: a software for meta-analysis of test accuracy data
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Meta-DiSc is a comprehensive and dedicated test accuracy meta-analysis software that has already been used and cited in several meta-analyses published in high-ranking journals and is publicly available. Expand
Effects of interventions in pregnancy on maternal weight and obstetric outcomes: meta-analysis of randomised evidence
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Dietary interventions based on diet are the most effective and are associated with reductions in maternal gestational weight gain and improved obstetric outcomes and the overall evidence rating was low to very low for important outcomes such as pre-eclampsia, Gestational diabetes, gestational hypertension, and preterm delivery. Expand
Five steps to conducting a systematic review.
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A step-by-step explanation—there are just five steps— of the methods behind reviewing, and the quality elements inherent in each step (Box 1). Expand
Evaluation of diagnostic tests when there is no gold standard. A review of methods.
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A classification of methods to evaluate medical tests when there is no gold standard is generated and the majority of methods try to impute, adjust or construct a reference standard in an effort to obtain the familiar diagnostic accuracy statistics, such as sensitivity and specificity. Expand
WHO systematic review of prevalence of chronic pelvic pain: a neglected reproductive health morbidity
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There were few valid population based estimates of disease burden due to CPP from less developed countries and the variation in rates of CPP worldwide was due to variable study quality. Expand
Pulse oximetry screening for critical congenital heart defects in asymptomatic newborn babies: a systematic review and meta-analysis
TLDR
Pulse oximetry is highly specific for detection of critical congenital heart defects with moderate sensitivity, that meets criteria for universal screening. Expand
Use of uterine artery Doppler ultrasonography to predict pre-eclampsia and intrauterine growth restriction: a systematic review and bivariable meta-analysis
TLDR
Uterine artery Doppler ultrasonography provided a more accurate prediction when performed in the second trimester than in the first-trimester, and an increased pulsatility index with notching was the best predictor of pre-eclampsia. Expand
Comparison of treatment effects between animal experiments and clinical trials: systematic review
TLDR
Conordance between treatment effects in animal experiments and clinical trials may be due to bias or to the failure of animal models to mimic clinical disease adequately. Expand
Accuracy of hysteroscopy in the diagnosis of endometrial cancer and hyperplasia: a systematic quantitative review.
TLDR
The diagnostic accuracy of hysteroscopy is high for endometrial cancer, but only moderate forendometrial disease (cancer or hyperplasia), and the results were heterogeneous. Expand
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