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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,

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Global, regional, and national age-sex-specific mortality for 282 causes of death in 195 countries and territories, 1980–2017: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2017 (2018)
Journal Article
GBD 2017 Causes of Death Collaborators, , Bisanzio, D., & Shokraneh, F. (2018). Global, regional, and national age-sex-specific mortality for 282 causes of death in 195 countries and territories, 1980–2017: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2017. Lancet, 392(10159), 1736-1788. doi:10.1016/S0140-6736(18)32203-7

Background: Global development goals increasingly rely on country-specific estimates for benchmarking a nation's progress. To meet this need, the Global Burden of Diseases, Injuries, and Risk Factors Study (GBD) 2016 estimated global, regional, natio... Read More

Global, regional, and national disability-adjusted life-years (DALYs) for 359 diseases and injuries and healthy life expectancy (HALE) for 195 countries and territories, 1990–2017: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2017 (2018)
Journal Article
GBD 2017 DALYs and HALE Collaborators, , Bisanzio, D., Shokraneh, F., & Williams, H. (2018). Global, regional, and national disability-adjusted life-years (DALYs) for 359 diseases and injuries and healthy life expectancy (HALE) for 195 countries and territories, 1990–2017: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2017. Lancet, 392(10159), 1859-1922. doi:10.1016/S0140-6736(18)32335-3

Background: How long one lives, how many years of life are spent in good and poor health, and how the population's state of health and leading causes of disability change over time all have implications for policy, planning, and provision of services... Read More

Global, regional, and national comparative risk assessment of 84 behavioural, environmental and occupational, and metabolic risks or clusters of risks for 195 countries and territories, 1990–2017: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Stu (2018)
Journal Article
GBD 2017 Risk Factor Collaborators, , Bisanzio, D., & Shokraneh, F. (2018). Global, regional, and national comparative risk assessment of 84 behavioural, environmental and occupational, and metabolic risks or clusters of risks for 195 countries and territories, 1990–2017: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2017. Lancet, 392(10159), 1923-1994. doi:10.1016/S0140-6736(18)32225-6

Background: The Global Burden of Diseases, Injuries, and Risk Factors Study (GBD) 2017 comparative risk assessment (CRA) is a comprehensive approach to risk factor quantification that offers a useful tool for synthesising evidence on risks and risk–o... Read More

Global, regional, and national age-sex-specific mortality and life expectancy, 1950–2017: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2017 (2018)
Journal Article
Dicker, D., Nguyen, G., Abate, D., Abate, K. H., Abay, S. M., Abbafati, C., …Murray, C. J. L. (2018). Global, regional, and national age-sex-specific mortality and life expectancy, 1950–2017: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2017. Lancet, 392(10159), 1684-1735. doi:10.1016/s0140-6736(18)31891-9

Population and fertility by age and sex for 195 countries and territories, 1950–2017: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2017 (2018)
Journal Article
GBD 2017 Population and Fertility Collaborators, , & Shokraneh, F. (2018). Population and fertility by age and sex for 195 countries and territories, 1950–2017: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2017. Lancet, 392(10159), 1995-2051. doi:10.1016/S0140-6736(18)32278-5

Background: Population estimates underpin demographic and epidemiological research and are used to track progress on numerous international indicators of health and development. To date, internationally available estimates of population and fertility... Read More

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