What is a systematic review?
A systematic review answers a defined research question by collecting and summarising all empirical evidence that fits pre-specified eligibility criteria.
What is a meta-analysis?
A meta-analysis is the use of statistical methods to summaries the results of these studies.
Recent systematic reviews and meta-analysis
Erik Kolshus E, Jelovac A, Ryan KM, McLoughlin DM (2016) Bitemporal versus high-dose right unilateral electroconvulsive therapy for depression: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials.
Psychol Med (in press).
Kolshus E, Dalton VS, Ryan KM, McLoughlin DM (2014)When less is more - microRNAs and psychiatric disorders. Acta Psychiatric Scand 129(4):241-56. PMID: 23952691
Dalton VS, Kolshus E, McLoughlin DM (2014) Epigenetics and depression: return of the repressed. J Affect Disord. Feb;155:1-12. PMID: 24238955
Jelovac A, Kolshus E, McLoughlin DM (2013) Relapse following successful electroconvulsive therapy for major depression: a meta-analysis. Neuropsychopharmacology; 38: 2467-2474. PMID: 23774532.
Dunne RA, McLoughlin DM (2012) Systematic review and meta-analysis of bifrontal electroconvulsive therapy versus bilateral and unilateral electroconvulsive therapy in depression. World J Biol Psychiatry 13(4): 248-258. PMID: 22098115
Semkovska M, Keane D, Babalola O, McLoughlin DM (2011). Unilateral brief-pulse electroconvulsive therapy and cognition: effects of electrode placement, stimulus dosage and time. J Psychiatr Res 45: 770-780. PMID: 21109254
Semkovska M, McLoughlin DM (2010). Objective cognitive performance associated with electroconvulsive therapy for depression: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Biol Psychiatry 68(6):568-77. PMID: 20673880
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