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Meditation practices for health: state of the research.
OBJECTIVES To review and synthesize the state of research on a variety of meditation practices, including: the specific meditation practices examined; the research designs employed and the conditionsExpand
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Behavioural and Developmental Interventions for Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Clinical Systematic Review
Background Much controversy exists regarding the clinical efficacy of behavioural and developmental interventions for improving the core symptoms of autism spectrum disorders (ASD). We conducted aExpand
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Macrolide-based regimens and mortality in hospitalized patients with community-acquired pneumonia: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
BACKGROUND Macrolides are used to treat pneumonia despite increasing antimicrobial resistance. However, the immunomodulatory properties of macrolides may have a favorable effect on pneumoniaExpand
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Efficacy and safety of exogenous melatonin for secondary sleep disorders and sleep disorders accompanying sleep restriction: meta-analysis
Abstract Objective To conduct a systematic review of the efficacy and safety of exogenous melatonin in managing secondary sleep disorders and sleep disorders accompanying sleep restriction, such asExpand
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Comparative Safety and Effectiveness of Metformin in Patients With Diabetes Mellitus and Heart Failure: Systematic Review of Observational Studies Involving 34 000 Patients
Background—There is an ongoing controversy regarding the safety and effectiveness of metformin in the setting of heart failure (HF). Therefore, we undertook a systematic review of the trial andExpand
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The efficacy and safety of exogenous melatonin for primary sleep disorders a meta-analysis
BACKGROUND: Exogenous melatonin has been increasingly used in the management of sleep disorders.PURPOSE: To conduct a systematic review of the efficacy and safety of exogenous melatonin in theExpand
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Single data extraction generated more errors than double data extraction in systematic reviews.
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE To conduct a pilot study to compare the frequency of errors that accompany single vs. double data extraction, compare the estimate of treatment effect derived from theseExpand
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Comparative Effectiveness of Pain Management Interventions for Hip Fracture: A Systematic Review
BACKGROUND Pain management is integral to the management of hip fracture. PURPOSE To review the benefits and harms of pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic interventions for managing pain after hipExpand
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Clinical review: Effect of vitamin D3 supplementation on improving glucose homeostasis and preventing diabetes: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
CONTEXT Observational studies report consistent associations between low vitamin D concentration and increased glycemia and risk of type 2 diabetes, but results of randomized controlled trials (RCTs)Expand
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Problem-based learning in pre-clinical medical education: 22 years of outcome research
Purpose: To conduct a systematic review of problem-based learning (PBL) in undergraduate, pre-clinical medical education. Methods: A research librarian developed comprehensive search strategies forExpand
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