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Since Issue 6, 2013, Cochrane Reviews and Protocols have been published continuously and included in monthly issues. CDSR was published monthly from 2010 and quarterly prior to that. For information on pre-2003 issues, please contact the Cochrane Editorial Unit ceu@cochrane.org

Withdrawn Reviews

Intervention Reviews

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Immunotherapy for advanced renal cell cancer

Chris Coppin, Franz Porzsolt, Michael Autenrieth, Julia Kumpf, Andrew Coldman, Timothy J Wilt

Date Withdrawn: DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD001425.pub3
  • Withdrawn

    The review or protocol has been withdrawn for the reasons given in the article

  • Review

    A full review, complete with results and discussion, possibly including meta-analyses to combine results across studies.

  • Intervention

    A systematic review of studies assessing an intervention for a health problem.

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Common antiepileptic drugs in pregnancy in women with epilepsy

Naghme Adab, Catrin Tudur Smith, Jacqui Vinten, Paula R Williamson, Janine B Winterbottom, Andrew J McKay, Rebecca Bromley

Date Withdrawn: DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD004848.pub2
  • Withdrawn

    The review or protocol has been withdrawn for the reasons given in the article

  • Review

    A full review, complete with results and discussion, possibly including meta-analyses to combine results across studies.

  • Intervention

    A systematic review of studies assessing an intervention for a health problem.

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Psychosocial interventions for the management of chronic orofacial pain

Vishal R Aggarwal, Karina Lovell, Sarah Peters, Hanieh Javidi, Amy Joughin, Joanna Goldthorpe

Date Withdrawn: DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD008456.pub3
  • Withdrawn

    The review or protocol has been withdrawn for the reasons given in the article

  • Review

    A full review, complete with results and discussion, possibly including meta-analyses to combine results across studies.

  • Intervention

    A systematic review of studies assessing an intervention for a health problem.

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Arthroscopy for temporomandibular disorders

Marcelo Rigon, Ligia M Pereira, Marcelo C Bortoluzzi, Alessandro D Loguercio, Adilson Luiz Ramos, Jefferson R Cardoso

Date Withdrawn: DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD006385.pub3
  • Withdrawn

    The review or protocol has been withdrawn for the reasons given in the article

  • Review

    A full review, complete with results and discussion, possibly including meta-analyses to combine results across studies.

  • Intervention

    A systematic review of studies assessing an intervention for a health problem.

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Arthrocentesis and lavage for treating temporomandibular joint disorders

Chunlan Guo, Zongdao Shi, Peter Revington

Date Withdrawn: DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD004973.pub3
  • Withdrawn

    The review or protocol has been withdrawn for the reasons given in the article

  • Review

    A full review, complete with results and discussion, possibly including meta-analyses to combine results across studies.

  • Intervention

    A systematic review of studies assessing an intervention for a health problem.

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Interventions for replacing missing teeth: preprosthetic surgery versus dental implants

Paul Coulthard, Marco Esposito, Helen V Worthington, Asbjorn Jokstad

Date Withdrawn: DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD003604.pub2
  • Withdrawn

    The review or protocol has been withdrawn for the reasons given in the article

  • Review

    A full review, complete with results and discussion, possibly including meta-analyses to combine results across studies.

  • Intervention

    A systematic review of studies assessing an intervention for a health problem.

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Direct versus indirect veneer restorations for intrinsic dental stains

John M Wakiaga, Paul Brunton, Nick Silikas, Anne‐Marie Glenny, Ashish Gopakumar, Liam Boyle

Date Withdrawn: DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD004347.pub3
  • Withdrawn

    The review or protocol has been withdrawn for the reasons given in the article

  • Review

    A full review, complete with results and discussion, possibly including meta-analyses to combine results across studies.

  • Intervention

    A systematic review of studies assessing an intervention for a health problem.

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Interventions for replacing missing teeth: denture chewing surface designs in edentulous people

Andrew Finlay Sutton, Anne‐Marie Glenny, J Fraser McCord

Date Withdrawn: DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD004941.pub3
  • Withdrawn

    The review or protocol has been withdrawn for the reasons given in the article

  • Review

    A full review, complete with results and discussion, possibly including meta-analyses to combine results across studies.

  • Intervention

    A systematic review of studies assessing an intervention for a health problem.

Protocols

Diagnostic Test Accuracy Protocols

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Serum amylase and lipase and urinary trypsinogen and amylase for diagnosis of acute pancreatitis and serum C‐reactive protein, procalcitonin and lactate dehydrogenase for the diagnosis of pancreatic necrosis

Kurinchi Selvan Gurusamy, Brian R Davidson

Online Publication Date: DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD012010
  • Protocol

    The protocol describes the rationale, objectives, and methods that will be used in the systematic review.

  • Diagnostic

    A systematic review of studies assessing diagnostic test accuracy.

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Symptoms, ultrasound imaging and biochemical markers alone or in combination for the diagnosis of ovarian cancer in women with symptoms suspicious of ovarian cancer

Nirmala Rai, Rita Champaneria, Kym Snell, Susan Mallett, Susan E Bayliss, Richard D Neal, Moji Balogun, Sean Kehoe, Jonathan J Deeks, Sudha Sundar, Clare Davenport

Online Publication Date: DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD011964
  • Protocol

    The protocol describes the rationale, objectives, and methods that will be used in the systematic review.

  • Diagnostic

    A systematic review of studies assessing diagnostic test accuracy.

Intervention Protocols

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Mechanical interdental cleaning for preventing and controlling periodontal diseases and dental caries

Trevor M Johnson, Helen V Worthington, Jan E Clarkson, Tina Poklepovic Pericic, Dario Sambunjak, Pauline Imai

Online Publication Date: DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD012018
  • Protocol

    The protocol describes the rationale, objectives, and methods that will be used in the systematic review.

  • Intervention

    A systematic review of studies assessing an intervention for a health problem.

Free Access

Interventions for fatigue in inflammatory bowel disease

Dawn Farrell, Eileen Savage, Christine Norton, Lars P Jelsness‐Jørgensen, Wladyslawa Czuber‐Dochan, Micol Artom

Online Publication Date: DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD012005
  • Protocol

    The protocol describes the rationale, objectives, and methods that will be used in the systematic review.

  • Intervention

    A systematic review of studies assessing an intervention for a health problem.

Free Access

Treating periodontal disease for preventing adverse birth outcomes in pregnant women

Philippa Middleton, Marco Esposito, Zipporah Iheozor‐Ejiofor

Online Publication Date: DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD005297.pub2
  • Major change

    The protocol has been amended to reflect an important change to the objectives or scope of the proposed review.

  • Protocol

    The protocol describes the rationale, objectives, and methods that will be used in the systematic review.

  • Intervention

    A systematic review of studies assessing an intervention for a health problem.

Free Access

Oral water soluble contrast for malignant bowel obstruction

William Syrmis, Russell Richard, Sue Jenkins‐Marsh, Siew C Chia, Phillip Good

Online Publication Date: DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD012014
  • Protocol

    The protocol describes the rationale, objectives, and methods that will be used in the systematic review.

  • Intervention

    A systematic review of studies assessing an intervention for a health problem.

Free Access

Hearing aids for mild to moderate hearing loss in adults

Melanie A Ferguson, Pádraig T Kitterick, Mark Edmondson‐Jones, Derek J Hoare

Online Publication Date: DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD012023
  • Protocol

    The protocol describes the rationale, objectives, and methods that will be used in the systematic review.

  • Intervention

    A systematic review of studies assessing an intervention for a health problem.

Free Access

Androgen‐modulating agents for spinal bulbar muscular atrophy/Kennedy's disease

Fan Kee Hoo, Md. Shariful Hasan Sumon, Hamidon Basri, Wan Aliaa Wan Sulaiman, Johnson Stanslas, Hasnur Zaman Hashim, Carolyn A Young

Online Publication Date: DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD012000
  • Protocol

    The protocol describes the rationale, objectives, and methods that will be used in the systematic review.

  • Intervention

    A systematic review of studies assessing an intervention for a health problem.

Free Access

Corticosteroids for adult patients with advanced cancer who have nausea and vomiting (not related to chemo‐ or radiotherapy, or surgery)

Petra Vayne‐Bossert, Alison Haywood, Phillip Good, Sohil Khan, Kirsty Rickett, Sue Jenkins‐Marsh, Janet R Hardy

Online Publication Date: DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD012002
  • Protocol

    The protocol describes the rationale, objectives, and methods that will be used in the systematic review.

  • Intervention

    A systematic review of studies assessing an intervention for a health problem.

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Early invasive versus conservative strategy for non‐infarct related artery lesions in ST elevation myocardial infarction with multi‐vessel disease

Sameer A Hirji, Claudio A Bravo, Ronald E Pachon, David P Faxon, E Magnus Ohman, Kevin L Anderson, Akil I Sidi, Michael H Sketch, Stuart W Zarich, James M Brennan

Online Publication Date: DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD011986
  • Protocol

    The protocol describes the rationale, objectives, and methods that will be used in the systematic review.

  • Intervention

    A systematic review of studies assessing an intervention for a health problem.

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Dietary patterns for adults with chronic kidney disease

Suetonia C Palmer, Jasjot K Maggo, Katrina L Campbell, Jonathan C Craig, David W Johnson, Bernadet Sutanto, Marinella Ruospo, Allison Tong, Giovanni FM Strippoli

Online Publication Date: DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD011998
  • Protocol

    The protocol describes the rationale, objectives, and methods that will be used in the systematic review.

  • Intervention

    A systematic review of studies assessing an intervention for a health problem.

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Interventions for preventing oral mucositis in patients with cancer receiving treatment: cytokines and growth factors

Philip Riley, Anne‐Marie Glenny, Helen V Worthington, Anne Littlewood, Jan E Clarkson, Martin G McCabe

Online Publication Date: DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD011990
  • Protocol

    The protocol describes the rationale, objectives, and methods that will be used in the systematic review.

  • Intervention

    A systematic review of studies assessing an intervention for a health problem.

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Saline irrigation for chronic rhinosinusitis

Lee Yee Chong, Karen Head, Claire Hopkins, Carl Philpott, Anne GM Schilder

Online Publication Date: DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD011995
  • Protocol

    The protocol describes the rationale, objectives, and methods that will be used in the systematic review.

  • Intervention

    A systematic review of studies assessing an intervention for a health problem.

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Short‐course oral steroids alone for chronic rhinosinusitis

Lee Yee Chong, Karen Head, Claire Hopkins, Carl Philpott, Martin J Burton

Online Publication Date: DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD011991
  • Protocol

    The protocol describes the rationale, objectives, and methods that will be used in the systematic review.

  • Intervention

    A systematic review of studies assessing an intervention for a health problem.

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Systemic and topical antibiotics for chronic rhinosinusitis

Lee Yee Chong, Karen Head, Claire Hopkins, Carl Philpott, Martin J Burton

Online Publication Date: DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD011994
  • Protocol

    The protocol describes the rationale, objectives, and methods that will be used in the systematic review.

  • Intervention

    A systematic review of studies assessing an intervention for a health problem.

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Different types of intranasal steroids for chronic rhinosinusitis

Lee Yee Chong, Karen Head, Claire Hopkins, Carl Philpott, Martin J Burton

Online Publication Date: DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD011993
  • Protocol

    The protocol describes the rationale, objectives, and methods that will be used in the systematic review.

  • Intervention

    A systematic review of studies assessing an intervention for a health problem.

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Bed rest for pressure ulcer healing in wheelchair users

Zena EH Moore, Menno T van Etten, Jo C Dumville

Online Publication Date: DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD011999
  • Protocol

    The protocol describes the rationale, objectives, and methods that will be used in the systematic review.

  • Intervention

    A systematic review of studies assessing an intervention for a health problem.

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Self management programme for ankylosing spondylitis

Sally Spencer, Jane H Martindale, Elizabeth MacPhie, Paul Montgomery

Online Publication Date: DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD006977.pub2
  • Protocol

    The protocol describes the rationale, objectives, and methods that will be used in the systematic review.

  • Intervention

    A systematic review of studies assessing an intervention for a health problem.

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Acellular dermal matrices for breast reconstruction surgery

Rachel Rolph, James MN Duffy, Saahil N Mehta, Ava Grace Tan‐Koay, Jian Farhadi

Online Publication Date: DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD011966
  • Protocol

    The protocol describes the rationale, objectives, and methods that will be used in the systematic review.

  • Intervention

    A systematic review of studies assessing an intervention for a health problem.

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Patient‐controlled analgesia with remifentanil versus alternative parenteral methods for pain management in labour

Johanna Jokinen, Stephanie Weibel, Arash Afshari, Thorsten Artmann, Leopold HJ Eberhart, Nathan Leon Pace, Yvonne Jelting, Peter Kranke

Online Publication Date: DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD011989
  • Protocol

    The protocol describes the rationale, objectives, and methods that will be used in the systematic review.

  • Intervention

    A systematic review of studies assessing an intervention for a health problem.

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Combination drug therapy for low back pain

Stephanie Mathieson, Richard Kasch, Christopher G Maher, Rafael Zambelli Pinto, Andrew McLachlan, Bart W Koes, Chung‐Wei Christine Lin

Online Publication Date: DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD011982
  • Protocol

    The protocol describes the rationale, objectives, and methods that will be used in the systematic review.

  • Intervention

    A systematic review of studies assessing an intervention for a health problem.

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Primary prevention of suicide and suicidal behaviour for adolescents in school settings

Emily Macleod, Shyamala Nada‐Raja, Annette Beautrais, Roger Shave, Vanessa Jordan

Online Publication Date: DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD007322.pub2
  • Major change

    The protocol has been amended to reflect an important change to the objectives or scope of the proposed review.

  • Protocol

    The protocol describes the rationale, objectives, and methods that will be used in the systematic review.

  • Intervention

    A systematic review of studies assessing an intervention for a health problem.

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Use of platelet transfusions prior to lumbar punctures or epidural anaesthesia for the prevention of complications in people with thrombocytopenia

Lise J Estcourt, Callum Ingram, Carolyn Doree, Sally Hopewell, Marialena Trivella, Simon J Stanworth

Online Publication Date: DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD011980
  • Protocol

    The protocol describes the rationale, objectives, and methods that will be used in the systematic review.

  • Intervention

    A systematic review of studies assessing an intervention for a health problem.

Withdrawn Protocols

Intervention Protocols

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Exercise interventions for men with prostate cancer

Liam Bourke, Dianna Smith, Liz Steed, Richard Hooper, James Catto, Peter C Albertsen, Bertrand Tombal, Heather A Payne, Derek J Rosario

Date Withdrawn: DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD011251.pub2
  • Withdrawn

    The review or protocol has been withdrawn for the reasons given in the article

  • Protocol

    The protocol describes the rationale, objectives, and methods that will be used in the systematic review.

  • Intervention

    A systematic review of studies assessing an intervention for a health problem.

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Interventions for preventing heterotopic bone formation after surgery for acetabular fractures

Rebeca B Furukava, Mário Lenza, Fabio T Matsunaga, Marcel Jun Tamaoki, Marcelo Hide Matsumoto, João Carlos Belloti

Date Withdrawn: DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD009262.pub2
  • Withdrawn

    The review or protocol has been withdrawn for the reasons given in the article

  • Protocol

    The protocol describes the rationale, objectives, and methods that will be used in the systematic review.

  • Intervention

    A systematic review of studies assessing an intervention for a health problem.

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Vitamin C for preventing complex regional pain syndrome (type I) after wrist fractures in adults

Mary Ingram, Terence W O'Neill, Ariane L Herrick

Date Withdrawn: DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD007817.pub2
  • Withdrawn

    The review or protocol has been withdrawn for the reasons given in the article

  • Protocol

    The protocol describes the rationale, objectives, and methods that will be used in the systematic review.

  • Intervention

    A systematic review of studies assessing an intervention for a health problem.

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Effectiveness and safety of topiramate for drug dependents

Fabiana Benites Vaz de Lima, Dartiu X da Silveira, Regis B Andriolo

Date Withdrawn: DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD007369.pub2
  • Withdrawn

    The review or protocol has been withdrawn for the reasons given in the article

  • Protocol

    The protocol describes the rationale, objectives, and methods that will be used in the systematic review.

  • Intervention

    A systematic review of studies assessing an intervention for a health problem.

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Glucose for the management of procedural pain in neonates

Mary‐Ellen Hogan, Vibhuti S Shah, Ryan W Smith, Ashley Yiu, Anna Taddio

Date Withdrawn: DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD009721.pub2
  • Withdrawn

    The review or protocol has been withdrawn for the reasons given in the article

  • Protocol

    The protocol describes the rationale, objectives, and methods that will be used in the systematic review.

  • Intervention

    A systematic review of studies assessing an intervention for a health problem.

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Interventions for preventing ophthalmia neonatorum

Vimal S Kapoor, Robin Whyte, Robert R LaRoche

Date Withdrawn: DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD001862.pub2
  • Withdrawn

    The review or protocol has been withdrawn for the reasons given in the article

  • Protocol

    The protocol describes the rationale, objectives, and methods that will be used in the systematic review.

  • Intervention

    A systematic review of studies assessing an intervention for a health problem.