Recently (April 26, 2016) a large group led by first author Wei Duan-Porter, MD, PhD, and senior author John W. Williams Jr., MD, MHSc, from Duke GIM published a systematic review in the Annals of Internal Medicine entitled “Reporting of Sex Effects by Systematic Reviews on Interventions for Depression, Diabetes, and Chronic Pain.”
Our researchers showed that Systematic Reviews (SRs) have the potential to contribute uniquely to the evaluation of sex and gender differences. The article describes the reporting of sex effects by SRs on interventions for depression, type 2 diabetes mellitus, and chronic pain conditions.
It has been uncommon for Annals to accept work that involves “scoping” or “evidence mapping,” vs. standard systematic reviews. “The technique we used is newer and also covers a wide variety of topics, which may make it more difficult to communicate the results,” says lead author Wei Duan-Porter, MD, PhD.
Duan-Porter W, Goldstein KM, McDuffie JR, Hughes JM, Clowse ME, Klap RS, Masilamani V, Allen LaPointe NM, Nagi A, Gierisch JM, Williams JW Jr. Reporting of Sex Effects by Systematic Reviews on Interventions for Depression, Diabetes, and Chronic Pain. Ann Intern Med. [Epub ahead of print 26 April 2016] PMID:27111355 [Link] Full text.