This figure depicts the flow of articles through the literature search and screening process. Searches of PubMed®, Embase®, and the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews yielded 5769 citations, 756 of which were duplicate citations. Manual searching identified 213 additional citations, for a total of 5226 citations. After applying inclusion/exclusion criteria at the title-and-abstract level, 179 full-text articles were retrieved and screened. Of these, 139 were excluded at the full-text screening stage, leaving 40 articles (representing 35 unique studies) for data abstraction. Note that many articles/studies were relevant to more than one KQ. The information request strategy described in the Methods chapter (contacts to pharmaceutical manufacturers) did not result in any additional data for consideration.

Figure BLiterature flow diagram

KQ = Key Question

From: Executive Summary

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Gierisch JM, Nieuwsma JA, Bradford DW, et al.

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