Synthesising evidence – part 2
For referencing Prentice J. Synthesising evidence – part 2. WCET® Journal 2021;41(3):9-11
In my editorial for issue 2 of this year, the plan for our journey to once again apply for Medline indexing was discussed. This includes the critical role of synthesising evidence upon which our journal readers can evaluate for use in their practice. Herein, scoping reviews using PRISMA are explained to differentiate them from systematic reviews.
The way evidence is gathered, analysed and reported on is of critical importance in the field of health-related sciences and clinical care. Scoping reviews, which are different from systematic reviews, should, however, still follow a systematic process to investigate, analyse and report on identified topics or questions1 The PRISMA-ScR (PRISMA extension for Scoping Reviews) has been developed as an extension to PRISMA to enhance consistency in implementing or validating scoping reviews. The PRISMA-ScR checklist for scoping reviews is presented here1.
Complexity of care is a recurrent theme in the case studies presented by Diniz IV et al and Gün E et al who address surgical dehiscence after herniorrhaphy and diverting end-colostomy in critically Ill children with severe perianal wound infection respectively. The difficulties in classifying pemphigus vulgaris from a nursing perspective are discussed by Costa MTF et al while Summa S et al report on their study of an ostomy barrier with pH buffering.
With Kind Regards
在Diniz IV等人和Gün E等人进行的病例研究中，反复讨论了护理复杂性，致力于修复患有严重肛周伤口感染的危重患儿分别行疝修补术和转流结肠造口术后的手术伤口裂开。Costa-MTF等人讨论了从护理角度对寻常型天疱疮进行分类的困难，Summa S等人报告了有关pH缓冲造口底盘的研究。
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- Tricco AC, Lillie E, Zarin W, et al. PRISMA Extension for Scoping Reviews (PRISMA-ScR): Checklist and Explanation. Ann Intern Med. 2018 ;169(7):467-473. doi: 10.7326/M18-0850.