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Struggling to Get on Track

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Zhelnov P. Struggling to get on track. Zheln. 2020 Nov 4;45(1):s14e2. URI:

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  1. New How effective is a combination of alpha-blockers and PDE5-inhibitors for lower urinary tract symptoms?
  2. Is it good and safe to allow mother and baby skin-to-skin contact during a cesarian?
  3. What interventions are there to manage diabetes in homeless adults?
  4. What use are mindfulness-based interventions for mental symptoms of Parkinson’s disease?
  5. What progress has been made to date in terms of universal influenza vaccines?
  6. How effective are interventions to improve antibiotic-prescription behavior among PCPs?
  7. What are the reports of practical use of national guidelines on movement in Canada and similar countries?
  8. What evidence is there to support active break policies in elementary schools?
  9. What is known regarding policy to address pediatric suicidality?
  10. How important is postural control in Down syndrome?
  11. What works for at-risk mental states?
  12. What is the effect of ticagrelor monotherapy after PCI?
  13. How good is social accountability for reproductive, maternal, newborn, child, and adolescent health?
  14. What is in the American Psychiatric Association guideline on schizophrenia?
  15. Crowdfunded How effective are tooth decay prevention measures in children six years old or younger?
  16. How good is C-reactive protein measurement with regard to health outcomes?
  17. What is the association between sugar-free gum and dental caries?
  18. How big is the impact of perinatal care systems on infant mortality?
  19. How effective is empathy training in health care education?
  20. What are the current therapeutic applications of human mesenchymal stem cells?
  21. How useful is patient blood management to improve outcomes of major surgery?
  22. What is the effectiveness of eHealth interventions for improving public health?
  23. What is the risk of congenital malformations associated with beta-blocker use in early pregnancy?
  24. How effective behavioral weight-loss interventions in diabetes are?

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I had selected these systematic reviews for full appraisal, but their full texts were unavailable to me. Please contact me if you wish to help procuring them.

  1. How good is the uptake of the WHO Surgical Safety Checklist in low- and middle-income countries?
  2. What are the outcome predictors of Parent Management Training for child conduct problems?
  3. What is the role of a Registered Dietitian in weight management?
  4. How effective are anti-amyloid-β drugs for Alzheimer’s disease?
  5. How is homelessness experienced by transgender people?
  6. How useful is physical exercise for people living with breast cancer?

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