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The Research Medical Library offers expertise on literature searching, systematic reviews and author and publication metrics to MD Anderson Cancer Center employees. We have over 85 years of combined searching experience using a variety of resources including MEDLINE, EMBASE, CINAHL, Web of Science, and many more. 

Articles Authored or Assisted by MD Anderson Librarians in 2018-2019

Abdel-Wahab N, Shah M, Lopez-Olivo MA, Suarez-Almazor, ME. Use of Immune Checkpoint Inhibitors in the Treatment of Patients With Cancer and Preexisting Autoimmune Disease: A Systematic Review. Ann Intern Med. Jan 2018.


Abdel-Wahab N, Safa H, Abudayyeh A, Johnson DH, Trinh VA, Zobniw CM, et al. Checkpoint inhibitor therapy for cancer in solid organ transplantation recipients: an institutional experience and a systematic review of the literature. J Immunother Cancer. 2019;7(1):106.


Abdel-Wahab N, Rai D, Siddhanamatha H, Dodeja A, Suarez-Almazor ME, Lopez-Olivo MA. A comprehensive scoping review to identify standards for the development of health information resources on the internet. PLoS One. 2019;14(6):e0218342.


Abu-Sbeih H, Ali FS, Hicklen R, Wang Y. Fecal Microbiota Transplantation for Clostridium difficile Infection in Immunocompromised Patients - Safe or Risky?: 199. Am J Gastroenterol. 2018;113(Suppl):S115-S117.


Abu-Sbeih H, Ali FS, Hicklen R, Wang Y. Taming the Beast: The Safety and Efficacy of Fecal Microbiota Transplantation in Severe and Complicated Clostridium difficile Infection: 198. Am J Gastroenterol. 2018;113(Suppl):S113-S115.


Ali FS, Abu-Sbeih H, Hicklen R, Wang Y. Fearing the Unknown - The Fate of Inflammatory Bowel Disease After Fecal Microbiota Transplantation for Clostridium difficile Infection: 732. Am J Gastroenterol. 2018;113(Suppl):S409-S411.


Cameron DB, Williams R, Yimin G, Gosain A, Arnold MA, Guner YS, et al. Time to appendectomy for acute appendicitis: A systematic review. J Pediatr Surg. 2018;53(3):396-405.


Carugo A, Draetta, GF. Academic Discovery of Anticancer Drugs: Historic and Future Perspectives. Annu Rev Cancer Biol. 2019;3(1):385-408.


Coletta AM, Peterson SK, Gatus LA, Krause KJ, Schembre SM, Gilchrist SC, et al.Energy balance related lifestyle factors and risk of endometrial and colorectal cancer among individuals with lynch syndrome: a systematic review. Fam Cancer. 2019 Jun 24.


Fournier DM, Bazzell AF, Dains JE. Comparing Outcomes of Genetic Counseling Options in Breast and Ovarian Cancer: An Integrative Review
. Oncol Nurs Forum. 2018;45(1):96-105.


Fulton S, Gibson DS, Orick J, Clark AM. Developing a Cancer-Focused Library Survey — Assessing the Current Environment and Planning for the Future
. Med Ref Serv Q. 2019;38(1):87-96.


Hwang JP, Ahmed S, Ariza-Heredia EJ, Zhigang D, Zhao H, Schmeler KM, et al. Low Rate of Cervical Cancer Screening among Women with Hematologic Malignancies after Stem Cell Transplant Biol Blood Marrow Transplant. Feb 9 2018.


Hwang JP, Lok AS, Fisch MJ, Cantor SB, Barbo A, Lin HY. Models to Predict Hepatitis B Virus Infection Among Patients With Cancer Undergoing Systemic Anticancer Therapy: A Prospective Cohort Study J Clin Oncol. Feb 15 2018.


Karpes AR, Suarez‐Almazor ME, Cantor SB, Lal LS, Swint JM, Lopez-Olivo MA. Systematic review of economic evaluations of cycling versus swapping in patients with rheumatoid arthritis after failure to tumor necrosis factor inhibitors. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2019 Feb 23.


Lopez-Olivo MA, Colmegna I, Karpes AR, Qi SR, Zamora NV, Sharma R, Pratt G, Suarez-Almazor ME. Systematic Review of Recommendations on the Use of Disease-Modifying Antirheumatic Drugs in Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis and Cancer. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2019 Mar 1.


Nouh T, Ali FS, Krause KJ, Zaimi I. Ventral hernia recurrence in women of childbearing age: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Hernia. 2018 Dec;22(6):1067-1075


Ordóñez-Rubiano EG, Hicklen RS, Rivera-Osorio L, Johnson JM. Imaging of pediatric central nervous system tumors. In: Mahajan A, Paulino A, eds.Radiation oncology for pediatric CNS tumors. Springer International Publishing; 2018:55-70.


Qian Y, Yuan W, Rozman de Moraes A, Yi X, Geng, Y, Dibaj S, Liu D, Naberhuis J, Bruera E. Fan Therapy for the Treatment of Dyspnea in Adults: a Systematic Review. J Pain Symptom Manage. April 17 2019.


Robert R, Stavinoha P, Jones BL, Robinson J, Larson K, Hicklen R, et al. Spiritual assessment and spiritual care offerings as a standard of care in pediatric oncology: A recommendation informed by a systematic review of the literature.  Pediatr Blood Cancer. April 29 2019;e27764


Schembre SM, Liao Y, Robertson MC, Dunton GF, Kerr J, Haffey ME, Burnett T, Basen-Engquist K, Hicklen RSJust-in-Time Feedback in Diet and Physical Activity Interventions: Systematic Review and Practical Design Framework. J Med Internet Res. 2018;20(3):e106.


Tam S, Fu S, Xu L, Krause KJ, Lairson DR, Miao H, et al. The epidemiology of oral human papillomavirus infection in healthy populations: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Oral Oncology. 2018;82:91-99.


Thompson EA, Gann LB, Cressman ENK. Learning to successfully search the scientific and medical literature. Cell Stress Chaperones. 2019 Mar;24(2):289-293.


Yap A, Lopez-Olivo MA, Dubowitz J, Pratt G, Hiller J, Gottumukkala V, et al. Effect of beta-blockers on cancer recurrence and survival: a meta-analysis of epidemiological and perioperative studies. Br J Anaesth. May 2018.