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NML Staff Publications and Presentations: 2016- 2021


Kieu, A., Govender, R. D., Östlundh, L., & King, J. (2021). Benefits of the addition of continuous or flash glucose monitoring versus standard practice using self-monitored blood glucose and haemoglobin A1c in the primary care of diabetes mellitus: a systematic review protocol. BMJ open11(8), e050027.DOI:10.1136/bmjopen-2021-050027

Selvaraj,S.,  Arora,T., Casameni Montiel, T., Grey, I., Alfraih,H.,  Fadipe, M., Suchting, R., Savitz, R., Sanner Beauchamp, J.E. & Östlundh, L. (2021). Early screening for post-stroke depression, and the effect on functional outcomes, quality of life and mortality: a protocol for a systematic review and meta-analysis. BMJ Open,11:e050451. DOI:10.1136/bmjopen-2021-050451

Al-Bluwi, G., S., Al Nababteh, A.G., Östlundh, L., Al- Shamsi, S. & Al-Rifai, R. (2021). Prevalence of Celiac Disease in Patients with Turner Syndrome: Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. In press: Frontiers in Medicine. DOI: 10.3389/fmed.2021.674896

Khan, M., Menon, P., Govender, R., Samra, A., Nauman, J., Östlundh, L., . . . Al Kaabi, J. (2021). Systematic review of the effects of pandemic confinements on body weight and their determinants. British Journal of Nutrition, 1-74. DOI:10.1017/S0007114521000921

Menon, P., Ei-Sadig, M., Ab Khan, M., Östlundh, L., El-Deyarbi, M., Al-Rifai, R. H., & Grivna, M. (2021). Risk factors associated with quad bike crashes: A protocol for systematic review of observational studies. BMJ Open11(4), e044456. DOI: 10.1136/bmjopen-2020-044456

Dababneh, E. H., Saha, S., Östlundh, L., Al-Rifai, R. H., & Oulhaj, A. (2021). Impact of cardiac rehabilitation on mortality and morbidity in diabetic versus non-diabetic patients: protocol for a systematic review and meta-analysis. BMJ open11(4), e047134. DOI: 10.1136/bmjopen-2020-047134

Arnone, D., Galadari, H., Rodgers, C., Östlundh, L., Abdul Aziz, K.., Stip, E. & Young, A.H., (2021). Efficacy of onabotulinumtoxinA in the treatment of unipolar major depression: Systematic review, meta-analysis and meta-regression analyses of double-blind randomised controlled trials.  Journal of Psychopharmacology. In print. DOI: 10.1177/0269881121991827

Stip, E, Östlundh, L & Abdel Aziz, K. (2020). Bibliotherapy: Reading OVID during COVID. Frontiers in Psychiatry, 11, 1278. DOI:0.3389/fpsyt.2020.567539

Boudi, Z., Lauque, D., Alsabri, M., Östlundh, L., Oneyji, C., Khalemsky, A., ... & Moeckel, M. (2020). Association between boarding in the emergency department and in-hospital mortality: A systematic review. PloS ONE15(4). DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0231253

Stip, E., & Östlundh, L. (2020). Psychiatric adverse events with Hydrochloroquine during COVID-19 pandemic. Asian Journal of Psychiatry, 102203, 102203–102203. DOI: 10.1016/j.ajp.2020.102203.

Arora, T., Grey, I., Östlundh, L., Lam, H., Omar, O. & Arnone D. (2020). Psychological consequences of COVID-19 amongst affected individuals, healthcare workers and the general population: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Journal of Health Psychology,1359105320966639. DOI:10.1177/1359105320966639 

Butler, A., English, E, Östlundh, L… & Atkin ,S.L.(2020). Diagnosing type 2 diabetes using Haemoglobin A1c; A systematic review and meta-analysis of the diagnostic cut point based on microvascular complications. Acta Diabetologica, 1-22. DOI: 10.1007/s00592-020-01606-5

Arora, T,  Alamoodi, A., Östlundh, L., Grey, I., Omar, O., & Grandner, M. (2020). A systematic review and meta-analysis protocol of observational studies to assess the association between sleep and mental resilience in healthy individuals. Preprint. Available at Research Square. DOI: 10.21203/

Alsabri, M., Boudi, Z,,  Lauque, D...&  Bellou, A. (2020). Impact of Teamwork and Communication Training Interventions on Safety Culture and Patient Safety in Emergency Departments. Journal of Patient Safety. Ahead of Print. DOI: 10.1097/PTS.0000000000000782

Al Alawi, L., Soteriades, E. S., Paulo, M. S., Östlundh, L., Grivna, M., Al Maskari, F., & Al-Rifai, R. H. (2020). Environmental assessment of cytotoxic drugs in healthcare settings: protocol for a systematic review and meta-analysis. Systematic reviews9(1), 242. DOI:10.1186/s13643-020-01494-4

Al-Sheikhly, D., Östlundh, L. & Arayssi, T. (2020). A systematic review of remediation strategies for learners struggeling with communication skills. BMC Medical Education20(1). DOI: 10.1186/s12909-020-02074-9

Short, M., Booth, S., Omar, O., Östlundh, L., & Arora, T. (2020). The relationship between sleep duration and mood in adolescents: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Sleep Medicine Reviews. DOI:10.1016/j.smrv.2020.101311.

Bettencourt-Silva, R., Beatriz Aguiar, B., Sá-Araújo, V., Barreira, R., Guedes, V., Marques Ribeiro, M., Carvalho, D., Östlundh, L., Silva Paulo, M. (2019). Diabetes-related symptoms, acute complications and management of Diabetes Mellitus of patients who are receiving palliative care: A protocol for a systematic review. BMJ Open, 14;9(6). DOI: 10.1136/bmjopen-2018-028604.

Ahmed, G. H. (2019). Electronic Information Services in the Academic Medical Libraries Comparative Study. Cairo, Egypt: Al Dar Al Almiya Publisher & Distributor.

Ahmed, G. H. (2017). Electronic Information Services in the Academic Medical Libraries in the Republic of Sudan and the United Arab Emirates: (Comparative Study). (PhD Thesis). Omdurman Islamic University, Omdurman, Sudan.

Jaka, H., Rhee, J. A., Östlundh, L., Smart, L., Peck, R., Mueller, A., ... & Mshana, S. E. (2018). The magnitude of antibiotic resistance to Helicobacter pylori in Africa and identified mutations which confer resistance to antibiotics: Systematic review and meta-analysis. BMC Infectious Diseases18(1), 193. DOI: 10.1186/s12879-018-3099-4

Otun, J., Sahebkar, A., Östlundh, L., Atkin ,S.L. & Sathyapalan, T. (2019). Systematic review and meta-analysis on the effect of soy on thyroid function. Scientific Reports, 8;9(1), 3964. DOI: 10.1038/s41598-019-40647-x

Östlundh, L. (2017). [Searching for information]. In Friberg, F.  (Ed.). [Research Methodology for Bachelor and Master Students]. (3d ed.). Lund, Sweden: 

Conference presentations and papers

Itani, A. & Östlundh, L. (2020, November 16-18). The role of Institutional Repositories in advancing open scholarship: A case study from the United Arab Emirates University. Presented at the ETD2020 Virtual Conference at the United Arab Emirates University, Al Ain, United Arab Emirates.

Sirel-Khatim, M. & AlAhbabi, M. (2020, June). Integrating blended learning in information literacy teaching with Pear Deck. Presented online at the Information Literacy Network of the GCC 2020-2021, Zayed University, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Pasha, K., & Al Sheryani, R. (2020, June). A surge in open access publications in the United Arab Emirates: a bibliometric analysis. Presented online at the UAE Information Literacy Network virtual symposium, Zayed University, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Östlundh, L. (2019, November). Finding the evidence: Search and reporting methodologies for systematic reviews and meta-analyses. Presented at the 2019 Research Day at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, Medical University of Bahrain, Manama, Bahrain.

Östlundh, L. (2019, November). The Role of academic libraries in ranking of institutional research impact. Paper presented at the 1st Mohammed Bin Rasheed University Librarian’s Conference, Dubai, UAE.  

Östlundh, L. (2019, November). Is there a need for implementation of more specified reporting guidelines for the search process in systematic reviews and meta-analyses? Presented at the 9th International Conference of Evidence-Based Health Care (EBHC), Sicily, Italy.  

Pasha, K. B.  (2019, November). Bibliometric support service for researchers in academic libraries: an example from National Medical Library at United Arab Emirates University. Presented at the 6th ALA Library Conference, Sharjah, UAE.

Östlundh, L. (2019, October). Predatory journals, a growing issue within the open access model. Paper presented at the 5th UAE Libraries Symposium, Dubai, UAE.

Östlundh, L. (2019, October). Virtual, augmented and mixed reality: Trendy gimmicks or essential resources in future medical libraries? Presented at the 1st Middle East annual conference in Electronic Resources and Libraries, ER&L Middle East Chapter, Dubai, UAE.

Östlundh, L. (2019, May). Systematic reviews and meta-analyses in evidence-based medicine.  Presented at the national workshop: Systematic Reviews and Meta-analyses in Evidence-based Medicinethe National Medical Library, Al Ain, UAE

Ahmed, G. H. (2018, November). A future vision for library associations in advancing and development of professionals in their career: Special Libraries Association, Gulf Branch as a model. Presented at the 29th Annual Conference of the Arab Federation for Libraries and Information, Port Sudan, Sudan.

Östlundh, L. (2018, November). The impact of involving librarians in systematic reviews and meta-nalyses. 7th International Conference on Evidence Based Healthcare. Presented at the International Society for Evidence Based Health Care Conference, Ajman, UAE.

Östlundh, L. (2018, March). Implementing systematic review services at academic libraries: A door opener to information literacy collaborations. Presented at the UAE Information Literacy Network Spring Symposium, New York University, Abu Dhabi, UAE.

​Östlundh, L. (2018, February). Systematic review services at academic libraries: Opportunities and challenges. Keynote presented at Taylor & Francis Gulf Chapter Seminar, Dubai, UAE.

Östlundh, L. (2018, September). Professional development for research support through evidence-based library and information practice. Mohammed Bin Rashid University Librarian’s Forum, Dubai, UAE.

Pasha, K. B. (2018, February). SWOT analysis of libraries in a modern era- National Medical Library (UAEU) perspective. Presented at the 3rd National Conference on Management of Modern Libraries, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, India.

Östlundh, L. (2017, April). The role of medical libraries in improving the workplace environment for physicians. Paper presented at the 5th Annual UAE Libraries Symposium, Abu Dhabi Municipality, Abu Dhabi, UAE.

Poster presentations

Ahmed, G. & Sir El Khatim, M. (2019, November). Establishing Roaming Service to promote and Integrated Reference from the National Medical Library at UAEU. Poster presented at the ALA’s 6th library conference, Sharjah, UAE.

Östlundh, L., Al Sheryani, R. & Pasha, K.B. (2019, November). Promoting library resources and services through student champions: An example from the National Medical Library at the United Arab Emirates University. Poster presented at the ALA's 6th Library conferenceSharjah, UAE.

Pasha, K. & Al Sheryani, R  (2019, March). Transforming the library space to accommodate team-based and blended learning activities: The National Medical Library, United Arab Emirates University. Poster presented at Center for happiness symposium, Al Ain, UAE.

Östlundh, L,. Lizzarituri,I. Al Ahbabi, M. Al Sheryani, R., Pasha, K.B., Al Bloushi, S., Ahmed, G. & Parasad, E. (2018, November). Research as art: Using the library space to connect visitors with research through a medical art exhibition at the National Medial Library, UAEU. Poster presented at ALA’s 5th library conference, Sharjah, UAE.

Östlundh, L. Al Ahbabi, M. Al Sheryani, R., Pasha, K.B., Al Bloushi, S., Ahmed, G. & Parasad, E. (2018, November). Using LibGuides to market medical e-resources: An example from the National Medical Library at UAEU. Poster presented at ALA’s 5th library conference, Sharjah, UAE.

Otun, J., Östlundh, L., Atkin, S. & Sathyapalan, T. (2016, December). Systematic review on the effect of soy on thyroid function. Poster presented at the Hull York (HYMS) Inspire Fare, York, UK: Hull York Medical School.