October saw only one new entry make it into the top ten most read list, while last months number two claimed the top spot.
Identifying, synthesising and appraising existing evidence relating to myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome and pregnancy: a mixed-methods systematic review
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In this systematic review, Slack and colleagues identified and examined the quality of evidence from a wide range of sources relating to ME/CFS and pregnancy. Up until now, there had been no quality-assessed, systematic summary evidence of the potential risks to pregnancy associated with ME/CFS. Qualitative, quantitative, and mixed-methods studies from both published and grey literature sources were assessed, and literature which reported on the risk/experiences of pregnancy outcomes during pregnancy for mother, partner or health and social care professionals in cases of confirmed ME/CFS diagnosis prior to pregnancy, were all included in the analysis. From their analysis, Slack et al highlighted that there is a lack of quality evidence focusing on ME/CFS and pregnancy, and therefore no evidence-based guidelines available for management of ME/CFS in pregnancy. Where evidence was available, it demonstrated the importance of both individualised care, and for healthcare professionals learning about ME/CFS in relation to family planning and pregnancy.
New most read:
Risk of myocarditis and pericarditis in mRNA COVID-19-vaccinated and unvaccinated populations: a systematic review and meta-analysis
This was a new entry in September, entering the top ten at number two, but has reached the top spot this month. The findings were summarised in last months blog – check it out!
Below are the top ten most-read papers in BMJ Open during October 2023: