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Can ChatGPT Do Your Next Systematic Review?

I started where any literature review starts–by trying to construct a Search. I wanted to see if ChatGPT could generate a PubMed query that would yield similar initial search results to a human’s initial search string. I figured it would be easiest to simply try to replicate the initial search from a recently published review conducted by our research team in collaboration with two physicians from Stanford.

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Can ChatGPT Do Your Next Systematic Review?

I started where any literature review starts–by trying to construct a Search. I wanted to see if ChatGPT could generate a PubMed query that would yield similar initial search results to a human’s initial search string. I figured it would be easiest to simply try to replicate the initial search from a recently published review conducted by our research team in collaboration with two physicians from Stanford.

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Why You Should Use Tagging Hierarchies?

How Nested Knowledge users harmonize data, structure study content, and build expert knowledge into the platform. When reviewing the medical literature, the general set of steps are usually constructed as: Search for studies (on PubMed, Embase, and similar), Screen to

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PRISMA Flow Diagram Example
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PRISMA Flow Diagram: How publications ‘flow’ through the updated PRISMA 2020 process and chart

The PRISMA Flow Diagram has become a standard part of any systematic review or meta-analysis, and with good reason– it is the most widely accepted method to show the process by which the studies included in a review were included (or excluded). It also shows the different possible steps of a review, different potential sources (from PubMed to ‘expert recommendations’), and the exact reasons you set up to differentiate the wheat from the chaff among the studies you examined.

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Systematic Review Software Comparison
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Test driving Systematic Review software: What does “Feature Complete” look like?

Though there are over 240 tools for systematic review on the SR Toolbox, only 24 are functioning, web-based softwares for pre-clinical or clinical review. These range from academic projects to COVID-inspired living visualizations, so not every tool was intended to cover every feature recommended by Mierden/Harrison/Marshall/Kohl, but all tools cover the essential steps of adding studies, screening, and extracting and presenting some sort of review data. Table 4 in the Results section of our freely available feature assessment lays out all the options.

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