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Volume Changes After Traumatic Spinal Cord Injury in Animal Studies - A Systematic Review (2019)
Journal Article
Sharif-Alhoseini, M., Vahedi, F., Omidbeigi, M., Sharifi, M., Hassannejad, Z., Abdollah Zadegan, S., …Rahimi-Movaghar, V. (2019). Volume Changes After Traumatic Spinal Cord Injury in Animal Studies - A Systematic Review. Acta Medica Iranica, 57(6), 385-394

There are limited data on the lesion volume changes following spinal cord injury (SCI). In this study, a meta-analysis was performed to evaluate the volume size changes of the injured spinal cord over time among animal studies in traumatic SCI. Follo... Read More about Volume Changes After Traumatic Spinal Cord Injury in Animal Studies - A Systematic Review.

Acute interventions for aggression and agitation in psychosis: study protocol for a systematic review and network meta-analysis (2019)
Journal Article
Ostinelli, E. G., D’Agostino, A., Shokraneh, F., Salanti, G., & Furukawa, T. A. (2019). Acute interventions for aggression and agitation in psychosis: study protocol for a systematic review and network meta-analysis. BMJ Open, 9(10), https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2019-032726

Introduction: Individuals with psychosis may access emergency services due to aggression and agitation. When the de-escalation technique fails to achieve tranquillisation, several pharmacological options are available. However, evidence on which inte... Read More about Acute interventions for aggression and agitation in psychosis: study protocol for a systematic review and network meta-analysis.

Acute Interventions for Aggression and agitation in psychosiS (AIAS): Study protocol for a systematic review and network meta-analysis (2019)
Journal Article
Ostinelli, E. G., D'Agostino, A., Shokraneh, F., Salanti, G., & Furukawa, T. A. (2019). Acute Interventions for Aggression and agitation in psychosiS (AIAS): Study protocol for a systematic review and network meta-analysis. BMJ Open, 9,

Introduction Individuals with psychosis may access emergency services due to aggression and agitation. When the de-escalation technique fails to achieve tranquillisation, several pharmacological options are available. However, evidence on which inter... Read More about Acute Interventions for Aggression and agitation in psychosiS (AIAS): Study protocol for a systematic review and network meta-analysis.

Acetylsalicylic acid (aspirin) for schizophrenia (2019)
Journal Article
Schmidt, L., Phelps, E., Friedel, J., & Shokraneh, F. (2019). Acetylsalicylic acid (aspirin) for schizophrenia. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, doi:10.1002/14651858.CD012116.pub2

Introducing RAPTOR: Revman Parsing Tool for Reviewers (2019)
Journal Article
Schmidt, L., Shokraneh, F., Steinhausen, K., & Adams, C. E. (2019). Introducing RAPTOR: Revman Parsing Tool for Reviewers. Systematic Reviews, 8, doi:10.1186/s13643-019-1070-0

Background: Much effort is made to ensure Cochrane reviews are based on reliably extracted data. There is commitment to wide access to these data-for novel processing and/or reuse-but delivering this access is problematic. Aim: To describe a proof-o... Read More about Introducing RAPTOR: Revman Parsing Tool for Reviewers.

Study-based registers reduce waste in systematic reviewing: discussion and case report (2019)
Journal Article
Shokraneh, F., & Adams, C. E. (2019). Study-based registers reduce waste in systematic reviewing: discussion and case report. Systematic Reviews, 8(1), doi:10.1186/s13643-019-1035-3

Background Maintained study-based registers (SBRs) have, at their core, study records linked to, potentially, multiple other records such as references, data sets, standard texts and full-text reports. Such registers can minimise and refine searchin... Read More about Study-based registers reduce waste in systematic reviewing: discussion and case report.

A simple formula for enumerating comparisons in trials and network meta-analysis [version 2; peer review: 2 approved] (2019)
Journal Article
Shokraneh, F., & Adams, C. E. (2019). A simple formula for enumerating comparisons in trials and network meta-analysis [version 2; peer review: 2 approved]. F1000Research, 8, doi:10.12688/f1000research.17352.2

We present use of a simple formula to calculate the number of pairwise comparisons of interventions within a single trial or network meta-analyses. We used the data from our previous network meta-analysis to build a study-based register and enumerate... Read More about A simple formula for enumerating comparisons in trials and network meta-analysis [version 2; peer review: 2 approved].

Reproducibility and replicability of systematic reviews (2019)
Journal Article
Shokraneh, F. (2019). Reproducibility and replicability of systematic reviews. World Journal of Meta-Analysis, 7(3), 66-76. doi:10.13105/wjma.v7.i3.66

Irreproducibility of research causes a major concern in academia. This concern affects all study designs regardless of scientific fields. Without testing the reproducibility and replicability it is almost impossible to repeat the research and to gain... Read More about Reproducibility and replicability of systematic reviews.

A visual approach to query formulation for systematic search (2019)
Conference Proceeding
Russell-Rose, T., Chamberlain, J., & SHOKRANEH, F. (2019). A visual approach to query formulation for systematic search. doi:10.1145/3295750.3298919

Knowledge workers (such as healthcare information professionals, patent agents and legal researchers) need to create and execute search strategies that are accurate, repeatable and transparent. The traditional solution offered by most database vendor... Read More about A visual approach to query formulation for systematic search.

A simple formula for enumerating comparisons in trials and network meta-analysis [version 1; referees: awaiting peer review] v1 (2019)
Journal Article
Shokraneh, F., & Adams, C. E. (2019). A simple formula for enumerating comparisons in trials and network meta-analysis [version 1; referees: awaiting peer review] v1. F1000Research, 8, doi:10.12688/f1000research.17352.1

We present use of a simple formula to calculate the number of pairwise comparisons of interventions within a single trial or network meta-analyses. We used the data from our previous network meta-analysis to build a study-based register and enumerate... Read More about A simple formula for enumerating comparisons in trials and network meta-analysis [version 1; referees: awaiting peer review] v1.

Cochrane Collaboration (2018)
Book Chapter
Adams, C. E., Aali, G., & Shokraneh, F. (in press). Cochrane Collaboration. In Encyclopedia of Library and Information Science

Clinical Librarianship (2018)
Book Chapter
Shokraneh, F. (in press). Clinical Librarianship. In Encyclopedia of Library and Information Science

Potential diagnostic and prognostic value of serum and cerebrospinal fluid biomarkers in traumatic spinal cord injury: a systematic review (2018)
Journal Article
Yousefifard, M., Sarveazad, A., Babahajian, A., Baikpour, M., Shokraneh, F., Vaccaro, A. R., …Rahimi-Movaghar, V. (2018). Potential diagnostic and prognostic value of serum and cerebrospinal fluid biomarkers in traumatic spinal cord injury: a systematic review. Journal of Neurochemistry, doi:10.1111/jnc.14637

It remains unclear whether biomarkers in the serum or cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) can be used for diagnosis or prognosis of spinal cord injuries (SCI). Therefore, a systematic review was undertaken to evaluate the prognostic or diagnostic value of seru... Read More about Potential diagnostic and prognostic value of serum and cerebrospinal fluid biomarkers in traumatic spinal cord injury: a systematic review.

Automation of systematic reviews (2018)
Conference Proceeding
Shokraneh, F. (2018). Automation of systematic reviews. doi:10.13140/RG.2.2.36649.03681

Resource-taking and time-consuming systematic review process motivated the scientists to consider outsourcing part of the burden to the computer programs. Although the automation of systematic reviews has not happened yet, however, worldwide efforts... Read More about Automation of systematic reviews.

Measuring progress from 1990 to 2017 and projecting attainment to 2030 of the health-related Sustainable Development Goals for 195 countries and territories: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2017 (2018)
Journal Article
GBD 2017 SDG Collaborators, , Bisanzio, D., & Shokraneh, F. (2018). Measuring progress from 1990 to 2017 and projecting attainment to 2030 of the health-related Sustainable Development Goals for 195 countries and territories: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2017. Lancet, 392(10159), 2091-2138. doi:10.1016/S0140-6736(18)32281-5

Background: Efforts to establish the 2015 baseline and monitor early implementation of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) highlight both great potential for and threats to improving health by 2030. To fully deliver on the SDG aim of " leavin... Read More about Measuring progress from 1990 to 2017 and projecting attainment to 2030 of the health-related Sustainable Development Goals for 195 countries and territories: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2017.

Global, regional, and national incidence, prevalence, and years lived with disability for 354 diseases and injuries for 195 countries and territories, 1990–2017: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2017 (2018)
Journal Article
GBD 2017 Disease and Injury Incidence and Prevalence Collaborators, , Bisanzio, D., & Shokraneh, F. (2018). Global, regional, and national incidence, prevalence, and years lived with disability for 354 diseases and injuries for 195 countries and territories, 1990–2017: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2017. Lancet, 392(10159), 1789-1858. doi:10.1016/S0140-6736(18)32279-7

Background: The Global Burden of Diseases, Injuries, and Risk Factors Study 2017 (GBD 2017) includes a comprehensive assessment of incidence, prevalence, and years lived with disability (YLDs) for 354 causes in 195 countries and territories from 1990... Read More about Global, regional, and national incidence, prevalence, and years lived with disability for 354 diseases and injuries for 195 countries and territories, 1990–2017: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2017.