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New PRISMA-S Extension and MCW Libraries Systematic Review Service | MCW Libraries Featured Resource

A new extension for reporting systematic review literature searches was recently published in the journal Systematic Reviews: PRISMA-S: an extension to the PRISMA Statement for Reporting Literature Searches in Systematic Reviews. The new extension expands on the three items in the 2009 PRISMA Statement checklist that addressed literature search reporting and includes 16 items that cover multiple aspects of the literature search process. The purpose of the new extension is to offer guidelines for reporting search methods and information sources in a clear, reproducible way. The recent publication goes into detail about each new item and provides examples on how to document the information in the methods section of a systematic review.

The foundation of any systematic review is a comprehensive and exhaustive literature search. If you are looking to conduct a systematic review or meta-analysis, MCW librarians are available to work with your team to ensure that your search is well crafted, reproducible and can be reported accurately following PRISMA-S reporting guidelines. Librarians who work on systematic reviews have extensive training on creating this specific type of search.

To learn more about the systematic review process, view our Systematic Review LibGuide, or set up an appointment to meet with a librarian.

Examples of recently conducted systematic reviews that librarians contributed to:

1. Kuriyama A, Jackson JL, Kamei J. Performance of the cuff leak test in adults in predicting post-extubation airway complications: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Critical Care. 2020;24(1):1-11.

2. Nanchal R, Subramanian R, Karvellas CJ, et al. Guidelines for the management of adult acute and acute-on-chronic liver failure in the ICU: cardiovascular, endocrine, hematologic, pulmonary, and renal considerations. Critical care medicine. 2020;48(3):e173-e191.

3. Ratarasarn K, Kundu A. Yoga and Tai Chi: a mind–body approach in managing respiratory symptoms in obstructive lung diseases. Current Opinion in Pulmonary Medicine. 2020;26(2):186-192.

4. Iribarren SJ, Akande TO, Kamp KJ, Barry D, Kader YG, Suelzer E. Effectiveness of Mobile Apps to Promote Health and Manage Disease: Systematic Review and Meta-analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials. JMIR mHealth and uHealth. 2021;9(1):e21563.

5. McAndrew NS, Jerofke‐Owen T, Fortney CA, et al. Systematic review of family engagement interventions in neonatal, paediatric, and adult ICUs. Nursing in Critical Care..

6. Sharma A, Badawy SM, Suelzer EM, et al. Systematic Reviews in Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation and Cellular Therapy: Considerations and Guidance from the American Society for Transplantation and Cellular Therapy, European Society for Blood and Marrow Transplantation, and Center for International Blood and Marrow Transplant Research Late Effects and Quality of Life Working Committee. Transplantation and Cellular Therapy. Published online January 28, 2021.