Recently Published Projects

Published on April 27, 2022
The effectiveness of brief Interventions for preventative health behaviours within the Third and Social Economy sector
8 Studies • 2 Key Questions • 8 Extraction Forms
Project created on March 09, 2022
Last updated on April 26, 2022
Objectives: Background: The effectiveness of brief interventions delivered within healthcare settings on improving preventative health behaviours is established. However, the Third and Social Economy (TSE) sector offers an alternate setting and workforce of intervention providers. Purpose: This systematic review will be the first to assess the efficacy of brief interventions specifically within the TSE sector. Data Sources: Health Research Premium collection, ASSIA, and PsychArticles via ProQuest across all available dates. Any quantitative trial was included (RCTs, before-after trials, non-randomised control trials). Study Selection: Included interventions were below 30 minutes in duration for each session with or without follow-up, and either delivered by providers from the TSE sector or delivered within a TSE setting. Measures could be either self-report or objective, surrounding diet, physical activity, alcohol consumption, smoking, finance, or housing. Data Extraction: Data was extracted based on Population and Setting, Methods, Participants, Intervention Groups, Outcome, Results, and Conclusion, and risk of bias was assessed using ROB-2, ROBINS-I, or adaptations of these; depending on the study design.
Published on April 19, 2022
Schedule of Visits and Televisits for Routine Antenatal Care
20 Studies • 2 Key Questions • 19 Extraction Forms
Project created on June 28, 2021
Last updated on April 11, 2022
Objectives: The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) and the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine (SMFM) nominated the topic of antenatal care to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality for systematic review. AGOG and SMFM develop clinical practice guidelines and consensus statements both individually and jointly based on the needs of its members who are clinicians that provide gynecologic, obstetric, and high-risk pregnancy care. The scope of the current systematic review was developed to support ACOG and SMFM in their effort to create a new joint consensus statement that will address the preferred frequency, timing, and cadence of routine antenatal care schedules. It will also address use of telemedicine for routine antenatal care. Specifically, the systematic review will summarize (1) the findings from studies of the effectiveness of antenatal care schedules that vary by number and timing of visits for uncomplicated pregnancies, including studies comparing group and individual visits; (2) studies of the effectiveness of telemedicine modalities for providing antenatal care for uncomplicated pregnancies; and (3) qualitative evidence of the patient and provider perspectives, preferences, and perceptions related to the frequency and timing of antenatal care visits and telemedicine approaches to prenatal care. The intended audience includes guideline developers, clinicians and other providers of antenatal care, healthcare policymakers, and patients.
Published on April 19, 2022
Treatment of Hepatitis C in Chronic Kidney Disease. KDIGO 2022 update
527 Studies • 2 Key Questions • 527 Extraction Forms
Project created on December 15, 2020
Last updated on April 11, 2022
Objectives: Update of KDIGO 2018 CPG, focused on DAA treatments in specific CKD populations (Guideline 2), donor-positive to recipient-negative transplantation (Guideline 4), and HCV-related glomerular disease (Guideline 5)
Published on January 04, 2022
The prognostic value of a baseline platelet count in patients treated with percutaneous coronary intervention: a systematic review and dose-response meta-analysis
19 Studies • 1 Key Questions • 57 Extraction Forms
Project created on October 02, 2021
Last updated on January 04, 2022
Objectives: What is the prognostic value of baseline platelet count in prediction of mortality, thrombotic and bleeding outcomes in patients who underwent percutaneous coronary intervention?
Published on December 20, 2021
The effect of preoperative stoma site marking on risk of stoma-related complications in patients with intestinal ostomy
79 Studies • 1 Key Questions • 28 Extraction Forms
Project created on January 25, 2021
Last updated on December 20, 2021
Objectives: The objective of the SR will be to investigate if preoperative stoma site marking compared to no preoperative marking in patients undergoing intestinal stoma surgery reduces the risk of stoma-related complications.