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2017, Issue 11

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Withdrawn Reviews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

Pharmacological cardioversion for atrial fibrillation and flutter

John Cordina, Gillian E Mead

Date Withdrawn: DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD003713.pub3
  • Withdrawn

    The review or protocol has been withdrawn for the reasons given in the article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

Electrical cardioversion for atrial fibrillation and flutter

Gillian E Mead, Andrew Elder, Andrew D Flapan, John Cordina

Date Withdrawn: DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD002903.pub3
  • Withdrawn

    The review or protocol has been withdrawn for the reasons given in the article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

Transcendental meditation for the primary prevention of cardiovascular disease

Louise Hartley, Angelique Mavrodaris, Nadine Flowers, Edzard Ernst, Karen Rees

Date Withdrawn: DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD010359.pub3
  • Withdrawn

    The review or protocol has been withdrawn for the reasons given in the article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

Intervention Protocols

Alcoholics Anonymous and other 12‐step programs for alcohol use disorder

John F Kelly, Keith Humphreys, Marica Ferri

Online Publication Date: DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD012880
  • New

    A new protocol or review that has been published in the most recent issue

  • 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.

Tourniquet use for knee replacement surgery

Imran Ahmed, Amit Chawla, Martin Underwood, Andrew J Price, Andrew Metcalfe, Charles Hutchinson, Jane Warwick, Kate Seers, Helen Parsons, Peter DH Wall

Online Publication Date: DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD012874
  • New

    A new protocol or review that has been published in the most recent issue

  • 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.

Sequencing of anthracyclines and taxanes in neoadjuvant and adjuvant therapy for early breast cancer

Milita Zaheed, Nicholas Wilcken, Melina L Willson, Dianne L O'Connell, Annabel Goodwin

Online Publication Date: DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD012873
  • New

    A new protocol or review that has been published in the most recent issue

  • 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.

Continuation and maintenance treatments for persistent depressive disorder

Sarah Liebherz, Katja Machmutow, Alessa Jansen, Ramona Meister, Birgit Watzke, Martin Christian Härter, Levente Kriston

Online Publication Date: DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD012855
  • New

    A new protocol or review that has been published in the most recent issue

  • 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.

Shoulder replacement surgery for osteoarthritis and rotator cuff tear arthropathy

Richard S Craig, Henry Goodier, Jasvinder A Singh, Sally Hopewell, Jonathan L Rees

Online Publication Date: DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD012879
  • New

    A new protocol or review that has been published in the most recent issue

  • 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.

Prostatic arterial embolization for the treatment of lower urinary tract symptoms in men with benign prostatic hyperplasia

Jae Hung Jung, Tae Young Shin, Karen Ann McCutcheon, Michael Borofsky, Vikram Narayan, Shamar Young, Jafar Golzarian, Myung Ha Kim, Balaji Reddy, Philipp Dahm

Online Publication Date: DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD012867
  • New

    A new protocol or review that has been published in the most recent issue

  • 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.

Adalimumab for induction of remission in Crohn's disease

Mohamad Abbass, Jeremy Cepek, Claire E Parker, Tran M Nguyen, John K MacDonald, Brian G Feagan, Reena Khanna, Vipul Jairath

Online Publication Date: DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD012878
  • New

    A new protocol or review that has been published in the most recent issue

  • 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.

Adalimumab for maintenance of remission in Crohn's disease

Jeremy Cepek, Mohamad Abbass, Tran M Nguyen, Claire E Parker, John K MacDonald, Brian G Feagan, Vipul Jairath, Reena Khanna

Online Publication Date: DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD012877
  • New

    A new protocol or review that has been published in the most recent issue

  • 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.

Physical activity and exercise interventions for disease‐related physical and mental health during and following treatment in people with non‐advanced colorectal cancer

Maresa McGettigan, Chris R Cardwell, Marie M Cantwell, Mark A Tully

Online Publication Date: DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD012864
  • New

    A new protocol or review that has been published in the most recent issue

  • 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.

Hysterectomy with salpingectomy versus hysterectomy alone

Laura A M van Lieshout, Miranda P Steenbeek, Joanne A De Hullu, M Caroline Vos, Saskia Houterman, Jack Wilkinson, Jurgen MJ Piek

Online Publication Date: DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD012858
  • New

    A new protocol or review that has been published in the most recent issue

  • 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.

The effects of oral vitamin D supplementation on linear growth and non‐communicable diseases among infants and children younger than five years of age

Elaine A Yu, Samantha L Huey, Juan Pablo Peña‐Rosas, Saurabh Mehta

Online Publication Date: DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD012875
  • New

    A new protocol or review that has been published in the most recent issue

  • 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.

Anti‐inflammatory therapy for preventing stroke and other vascular events after ischaemic stroke or transient ischaemic attack

Sarah Coveney, Sean Murphy, Martin O'Donnell, Peter J Kelly

Online Publication Date: DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD012825
  • New

    A new protocol or review that has been published in the most recent issue

  • 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.

Diabetes self‐management education and support delivered by mobile health (m‐health) interventions for adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus

Anne Meike Boels, Rimke C Vos, Maria‐Inti Metzendorf, Guy EHM Rutten

Online Publication Date: DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD012869
  • New

    A new protocol or review that has been published in the most recent issue

  • 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.

Cervical cerclage in combination with other treatments for preventing preterm birth in singleton pregnancies

George U Eleje, Joseph I Ikechebelu, Ahizechukwu C Eke, Princeston C Okam, Ifeanyichukwu U Ezebialu, Chito P Ilika

Online Publication Date: DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD012871
  • New

    A new protocol or review that has been published in the most recent issue

  • 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.

Tranexamic acid for the reduction of bleeding during functional endoscopic sinus surgery

Madeline JL Ravesloot, E Lourijsen, Klementina Avdeeva, Vishal Pundir, Wytske Fokkens

Online Publication Date: DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD012843
  • New

    A new protocol or review that has been published in the most recent issue

  • 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.

Postoperative interventions for preventing bladder dysfunction after radical hysterectomy in women with early‐stage cervical cancer

Apiwat Aue‐aungkul, Chumnan Kietpeerakool, Khadra Galaal, Teerayut Temtanakitpaisan, Chetta Ngamjarus, Pisake Lumbiganon

Online Publication Date: DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD012863
  • New

    A new protocol or review that has been published in the most recent issue

  • 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.

Antibiotics for the management of transient tachypnea of the newborn

Luca Moresco, Maria Grazia Calevo, Matteo Bruschettini

Online Publication Date: DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD012872
  • New

    A new protocol or review that has been published in the most recent issue

  • 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.

Extended‐release methylphenidate for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in adults

Kim Boesen, Pia Brandt Danborg, Peter C Gøtzsche, Karsten Juhl Jørgensen

Online Publication Date: DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD012857
  • New

    A new protocol or review that has been published in the most recent issue

  • 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.

Cognitive remediation therapy plus standard care versus standard care for people with schizophrenia

Alexandra Pentaraki, Bello Utoblo, Eleni Maria Kokkoli

Online Publication Date: DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD012865
  • New

    A new protocol or review that has been published in the most recent issue

  • 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.

Psychosocial, psychological, and pharmacological interventions for treating antenatal anxiety

Cindy‐Lee Dennis, Hilary K. Brown

Online Publication Date: DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD012870
  • New

    A new protocol or review that has been published in the most recent issue

  • 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.

Induced hypertension for preventing complications of delayed cerebral ischaemia in aneurysmal subarachnoid haemorrhage

Frank Van Haren, Peter Velloza, Sean Chan, Peter Mews, Christian J Lueck

Online Publication Date: DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD012842
  • New

    A new protocol or review that has been published in the most recent issue

  • 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.

Non‐steroidal anti‐inflammatory drugs for preventing heterotopic bone formation after hip arthroplasty

Haoyuan Liu, Jia‐Guo Zhao, Yue Li, Jun Xia, Sai Zhao

Online Publication Date: DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD012861
  • New

    A new protocol or review that has been published in the most recent issue

  • 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.

Closed‐system drug‐transfer devices in addition to safe handling of hazardous drugs versus safe handling alone for reducing healthcare staff exposure to infusional hazardous drugs

Kurinchi Selvan Gurusamy, Lawrence MJ Best, Cynthia Tanguay, Elaine Lennan, Mika Korva, Jean‐François Bussières

Online Publication Date: DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD012860
  • New

    A new protocol or review that has been published in the most recent issue

  • 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.

Drugs for preventing postoperative nausea and vomiting in adults after general anaesthesia: a network meta‐analysis

Stephanie Weibel, Yvonne Jelting, Nathan Leon Pace, Gerta Rücker, Diana Raj, Maximilian S Schaefer, Insa Backhaus, Peter Kienbaum, Leopold HJ Eberhart, Peter Kranke

Online Publication Date: DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD012859
  • New

    A new protocol or review that has been published in the most recent issue

  • 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.

Linezolid for drug‐resistant tuberculosis

Bhagteshwar Singh, Derek Cocker, Hannah Ryan, Derek J Sloan

Online Publication Date: DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD012836
  • New

    A new protocol or review that has been published in the most recent issue

  • 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.

Medical and surgical abortion for women living with HIV

Haneefa T Saleem, Manjulaa Narasimhan, Bela Ganatra, Caitlin E Kennedy, Caitlin E Kennedy

Online Publication Date: DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD012834
  • New

    A new protocol or review that has been published in the most recent issue

  • 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.

Screening hysteroscopy in subfertile women and women undergoing assisted reproduction

Mohan S Kamath, Jan Bosteels, Thomas M D'Hooghe, Srividya Seshadri, Steven Weyers, Ben Willem J Mol, Frank J Broekmans, Sesh Kamal Sunkara

Online Publication Date: DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD012856
  • New

    A new protocol or review that has been published in the most recent issue

  • 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.

Gastrografin for treatment of meconium obstruction in term and preterm infants

Jehudith Fontijn, Alexander Koch, Michael Wolff, Joerg J Meerpohl, Dirk Bassler

Online Publication Date: DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD012840
  • New

    A new protocol or review that has been published in the most recent issue

  • 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.

Dose‐escalated radiotherapy for clinically localised and locally advanced prostate cancer

Tiffany Daly, Brigid E Hickey, Adrienne M See, Daniel P Francis

Online Publication Date: DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD012817
  • New

    A new protocol or review that has been published in the most recent issue

  • 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.

Weight loss for overweight patients with knee or hip osteoarthritis

Robin Christensen, Julie Bolvig, Hans Lund, Else Marie Bartels, Arne Vernon Astrup, Marc C Hochberg, Jasvinder A Singh, Stefan Lohmander, Henning Bliddal, Carsten B Juhl

Online Publication Date: DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD012526
  • New

    A new protocol or review that has been published in the most recent issue

  • 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.

Nerve growth factor for neuropathic pain

Yang Zhang, Siyin Gong, Li He, Muke Zhou, Jian Guo, Ahmet Hoke, Cairong Zhu

Online Publication Date: DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD012800
  • New

    A new protocol or review that has been published in the most recent issue

  • 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.

Lean management in health care: effects on patient outcomes, professional practice, and healthcare systems

Thomas Rotter, Christopher T Plishka, Lawal Adegboyega, Michelle Fiander, Elizabeth L Harrison, Rachel Flynn, James G Chan, Leigh Kinsman

Online Publication Date: DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD012831
  • New

    A new protocol or review that has been published in the most recent issue

  • 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.

Aspirin or heparin or both for improving pregnancy outcomes in women with persistent antiphospholipid antibodies and recurrent pregnancy loss

Luuk JJ Scheres, Mauritia C Marijnen, Saskia Middeldorp

Online Publication Date: DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD012852
  • New

    A new protocol or review that has been published in the most recent issue

  • 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.

Prokinetics for functional dyspepsia

Rapat Pittayanon, Yuhong Yuan, Natasha P Bollegala, Reena Khanna, Grigorios I Leontiadis, Paul Moayyedi

Online Publication Date: DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD009431.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.

Cannabis for the treatment of Crohn's disease

Tahir S Kafil, Tran M Nguyen, John K MacDonald, Nilesh Chande

Online Publication Date: DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD012853
  • New

    A new protocol or review that has been published in the most recent issue

  • 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.

Pembrolizumab monotherapy versus chemotherapy for treatment of advanced urothelial carcinoma with disease progression during or following platinum‐containing chemotherapy. A Cochrane Rapid Review

Vikram Narayan, Philipp Dahm, Nicole Skoetz, Michael C Risk, Connie Bongiorno, Neil Patel, Jae Hung Jung, Gerald Gartlehner, Frank Kunath

Online Publication Date: DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD012838
  • New

    A new protocol or review that has been published in the most recent issue

  • 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.

Probiotics for management of functional abdominal pain disorders in children

Morris Gordon, Michael Farrell, Adrian G Thomas, Anthony K Akobeng, Chris Wallace

Online Publication Date: DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD012849
  • New

    A new protocol or review that has been published in the most recent issue

  • 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.

Occlusal interventions for managing temporomandibular disorders

Balendra P Singh, Srinivasan Jayaraman, Richard Kirubakaran, Suja Joseph, Murugan S Muthu, Hemant Jivnani, Fang Hua, Nishi Singh

Online Publication Date: DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD012850
  • New

    A new protocol or review that has been published in the most recent issue

  • 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.

Qualitative Protocols

Healthcare stakeholders’ perceptions and experiences of factors affecting the implementation of critical care telemedicine (CCT): qualitative evidence synthesis

Andreas Xyrichis, Nicola J Mackintosh, Marius Terblanche, Suzanne Bench, Julia Philippou, Jane Sandall

Online Publication Date: DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD012876
  • New

    A new protocol or review that has been published in the most recent issue

  • Protocol

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

  • Qualitative

    A systematic review that synthesizes qualitative evidence to address questions on aspects other than effectiveness.

Withdrawn Protocols

Intervention Protocols

Patient education for preventing venous leg ulceration

Emer Shanley, Zena EH Moore

Date Withdrawn: DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD011696.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.

Continuous quality improvement: effects on professional practice and healthcare outcomes in primary care

Sue Brennan, Joanne E McKenzie, Paula Whitty, Heather Buchan, Sally Green, Marije Bosch, Michelle Fiander, Natalie A Strobel, Emma Donoghue, Matthew J Page, Jennifer Yost, Daniela C Gonçalves‐Bradley

Date Withdrawn: DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD003319.pub3
  • 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.

Effects of changing practitioner empathy and patient expectations in healthcare consultations

Jeremy Howick, Thomas R Fanshawe, Alexander Mebius, George Lewith, Carl J Heneghan, Felicity L Bishop, Paul Little, Patriek Mistiaen, Nia W Roberts

Date Withdrawn: DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD011934.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.

Vedolizumab for induction and maintenance of remission in Crohn’s disease

Reena Khanna, Mahmoud H Mosli, Mindy CW Lam, Nancy Fu, Brian Bressler, Greg Rosenfeld, John K MacDonald, Barrett G Levesque, Brian G Feagan

Date Withdrawn: DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD011615.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.