Figure 1 presents the flow of the literature search and study selection process for this review. The figure demonstrates that of 20,871 citations, 1199 were considered potentially eligible and were retrieved in full text. An additional 26 citations identified through perusal of reference lists were also reviewed in full text. In total, 465 papers were excluded (a list of reasons for exclusion is provided in Appendix D) and 760 were included in the review (a list of included studies is provided in Appendix C).

Figure 1Literature search flow

Flow of the literature search and study selection process for this review. A list of included studies is provided in Appendix C and a list of reasons for exclusion is provided in Appendix D.

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