Figure 2 describes the study flow diagram for the literature review. Among 16,079 titles initially identified in the literature review, 174 were excluded as duplicates. Screening the remaining 15,905 citations identified 454 for full-text review. Of those 454, 43 studies met all inclusion criteria, including 25 randomized controlled trials and 18 controlled clinical trials described in Table 1 in the chapter.

Figure 2, Chapter 37Trial flow diagram

From: Appendix C, Literature Searches and Topic-Specific Methods

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