MedicalFlow diagram of literature research
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Illustration of literature search process by two reviewers.

January 2014 Identify research topic with research advisor USA

February 2014 Begin literature search

March 2014 Reviewers read and evaluated RCT Abstracts
Some RCT's excluded due to methodology

September 2014 Further evaluation of RCT Full-text
Some RCT's removed due to further examination of methodologies.

April 2015 RCT search terminated. Data extraction initiated.

June 2015 Data entered into RevMan 5.1

August 2015 Results analyzed. Conclusion formed.