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    Global prevalence of osteoporosis among the world older adults: a comprehensive systematic review and meta-analysis

    , Article Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research ; Volume 16, Issue 1 , 2021 ; 1749799X (ISSN) Salari, N ; Darvishi, N ; Bartina, Y ; Larti, M ; Kiaei, A ; Hemmati, M ; Shohaimi, S ; Mohammadi, M ; Sharif University of Technology
    BioMed Central Ltd  2021
    Background: Osteoporosis is one of the most common bone system diseases that is associated with an increased risk of bone fractures and causes many complications for patients. With age, the prevalence of this disease increases so that it has become a serious problem among the elders. In this study, the prevalence of osteoporosis among elders around the world is examined to gain an understanding of its prevalence pattern. Methods: In this systematic review and meta-analysis, articles that have focused on prevalence of osteoporosis in the world’s elders were searched with these key words, such as Prevalence, Osteoporosis, Elders, Older adult in the Science Direct, Embase, Scopus, PubMed, Web... 

    Evaluation of differentiation quality of several differentiation inducers of bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells to nerve cells by as-sessing expression of beta-tubulin 3 marker: A systematic review

    , Article Current Stem Cell Research and Therapy ; Volume 16, Issue 8 , 2021 , Pages 994-1004 ; 1574888X (ISSN) Karami Fath, M ; Zahedi, F ; Hashemi, Z. S ; Khalili, S ; Sharif University of Technology
    Bentham Science Publishers  2021
    Neurological diseases have different etiological causes. Contemporary, developing an ef-fective treatment for these diseases is an ongoing challenge. Cell therapy is recognized as one of the promising solutions for the treatment of these diseases. Amongst various types of stem cells, bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells (BM-MSC) are known to be the most widely used stem cells. These cells are endowed with appealing properties such as the ability to differentiate into other cell types, including the muscle, liver, glial, and nerve cells. In this review study, we have systematically evaluated the ability of a variety of chemical compounds used in the last ten years to differentiate... 

    Networking capability: a systematic review of literature and future research agenda

    , Article Journal of Business and Industrial Marketing ; Volume 37, Issue 1 , 2021 , Pages 160-179 ; 08858624 (ISSN) Arasti, M. R ; Garousi Mokhtarzadeh, N ; Jafarpanah, I ; Sharif University of Technology
    Emerald Group Holdings Ltd  2021
    Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to scrutinize the existing literature and provide a comprehensive overview by compiling and synthesizing the dispersed body of knowledge in the networking capability (NC) literature stream. Therefore, this review study contributes to the research by presenting a summary of the NC complex construct. Design/methodology/approach: The authors have tried to cover the literature gap in the NC area through a systematic review. Findings: The theoretical contributions of this study to the NC literature stream are fourfold. First, while critically reviewing existing definitions, the authors present an integrated definition of NC. Second, the authors delineate the... 

    Prevalence of hepatitis e infection in the general population of Iran: a systematic review and meta-analysis

    , Article Future Virology ; Volume 12, Issue 4 , 2017 , Pages 227-236 ; 17460794 (ISSN) Hadifar, S ; Sedighi, M ; Mostafaei, S ; Miri, A ; Amiri, H ; Abiri, R ; Babaei, F ; Kabir, K ; Moghoofei, M ; Sharif University of Technology
    Aim: Hepatitis E is a form of acute viral hepatitis, which is caused by hepatitis E virus (HEV). The study objective was to evaluate the prevalence of HEV to provide an overall relative frequency in Iran. Methods: In this study, databases such as PubMed and Scopus were searched using the following keywords according to MeSH, "Hepatitis E virus", "Epidemiology", "Enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA)" and "Iran". Then studies which had reported prevalence of HEV were selected. Results: We selected 36 researches out of 9246 for our study. From all the samples, the pooled estimated prevalence of HEV positive was 9.7%. It should be noted that HEV infection's relative frequency varied from... 

    Task scheduling mechanisms in cloud computing: A systematic review

    , Article International Journal of Communication Systems ; Volume 33, Issue 6 , 2020 Amini Motlagh, A ; Movaghar, A ; Rahmani, A. M ; Sharif University of Technology
    John Wiley and Sons Ltd  2020
    Today, cloud computing has developed as one of the important emergent technologies in communication and Internet. It offers on demand, pay per use access to infrastructure, platforms, and applications. Due to the increase in its popularity, the huge number of requests need to be handled in an efficient manner. Task scheduling as one of the challenges in the cloud computing supports the requests for assigning a particular resource so as to perform effectively. In the resource management, task scheduling is performed where there is the dependency between tasks. Many approaches and case studies have been developed for the scheduling of these tasks. Up to now, a systematic literature review... 

    Low back pain and postural sway during quiet standing with and without sensory manipulation: A systematic review

    , Article Gait and Posture ; Volume 37, Issue 1 , 2013 , Pages 12-22 ; 09666362 (ISSN) Mazaheri, M ; Coenen, P ; Parnianpour, M ; Kiers, H ; van Dieen, J. H ; Sharif University of Technology
    A previous review concluded that postural sway is increased in patients with low back pain (LBP). However, more detailed analysis of the literature shows that postural deficit may be dependent on experimental conditions in which patients with LBP have been assessed. The research question to be answered in this review was: " Is there any difference in postural sway between subjects with and without LBP across several sensory manipulation conditions?" A literature search in Pubmed, Scopus, Embase and PsychInfo was performed followed by hand search and contact with authors. Studies investigating postural sway during bipedal stance without applying external forces in patients with specific and... 

    The gait and energy efficiency of stance control knee-ankle-foot orthoses: A literature review

    , Article Prosthetics and Orthotics International ; Volume 40, Issue 2 , 2016 , Pages 202-214 ; 03093646 (ISSN) Rafiaei, M ; Bahramizadeh, M ; Arazpour, M ; Samadian, M ; Hutchins, S. W ; Farahmand, F ; Mardani, M. A ; Sharif University of Technology
    SAGE Publications Inc  2016
    Background: The use of knee-ankle-foot orthoses with drop locked knee joints produces some limitations for walking in subjects with quadriceps muscle weakness. The development of stance control orthoses can potentially improve their functionality. Objectives: The aim of this review was to compare the evidence of the effect of stance control orthoses to knee-ankle-foot orthoses with drop locked knee joints in improving kinematic variables and energy efficiency of walking by subjects with quadriceps muscle weakness caused by different pathologies. Study design: Literature review. Methods: Based on selected keywords and their composition, a search was performed in Google Scholar, PubMed,... 

    A systematic review of the effect of foot orthoses and shoe characteristics on balance in healthy older subjects

    , Article Prosthetics and Orthotics International ; Volume 40, Issue 2 , 2016 , Pages 170-181 ; 03093646 (ISSN) Aboutorabi, A ; Bahramizadeh, M ; Arazpour, M ; Fadayevatan, R ; Farahmand, F ; Curran, S ; Hutchins, S. W ; Sharif University of Technology
    SAGE Publications Inc  2016
    Background: Foot orthoses are used to optimize lower extremity function and can improve postural stability by enhancing the afferent somatosensory feedback available to the central nervous system. Objective: The aim of this review was to evaluate the effect of foot orthoses on balance control in older subjects. Study design: Systematic review. Methods: The search strategy was based on the Population Intervention Comparison Outcome method. A search was performed in PubMed, Science Direct, Google Scholar, and ISI Web of Knowledge databases by using selected keywords. A total of 22 articles were selected for final evaluation. Results: The results demonstrated that older people should be advised... 

    In vitro biological outcome of laser application for modification or processing of titanium dental implants

    , Article Lasers in Medical Science ; Volume 32, Issue 5 , 2017 , Pages 1197-1206 ; 02688921 (ISSN) Hindy, A ; Farahmand, F ; Tabatabaei, F. S ; Sharif University of Technology
    There are numerous functions for laser in modern implant dentistry including surface treatment, surface coating, and implant manufacturing. As laser application may potentially improve osseointegration of dental implants, we systematically reviewed the literature for in vitro biological responses to laser-modified or processed titanium dental implants. The literature was searched in PubMed, ISI Web, and Scopus, using keywords “titanium dental implants,” “laser,” “biocompatibility,” and their synonyms. After screening the 136 references obtained, 28 articles met the inclusion criteria. We found that Nd:YAG laser was the most commonly used lasers in the treatment or processing of titanium... 

    Can lumbosacral orthoses cause trunk muscle weakness? A systematic review of literature

    , Article Spine Journal ; Volume 17, Issue 4 , 2017 , Pages 589-602 ; 15299430 (ISSN) Azadinia, F ; Ebrahimi Takamjani, E ; Kamyab, M ; Parnianpour, M ; Cholewicki, J ; Maroufi, N ; Sharif University of Technology
    Elsevier Inc  2017
    Background Wearing lumbosacral orthosis (LSO) is one of the most common treatments prescribed for conservative management of low back pain. Although the results of randomized controlled trials suggest effectiveness of LSO in reducing pain and disability in these patients, there is a concern that prolonged use of LSO may lead to trunk muscle weakness and atrophy. Purpose The present review aimed to evaluate available evidence in literature to determine whether LSO results in trunk muscle weakness or atrophy. Study Design This is a systematic review. Methods A systematic search of electronic databases including PubMed, Scopus, ScienceDirect, and Medline (via Ovid) followed by hand search of... 

    Machine learning and orthodontics, current trends and the future opportunities: A scoping review

    , Article American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics ; Volume 160, Issue 2 , 2021 , Pages 170-192.e4 ; 08895406 (ISSN) Mohammad-Rahimi, H ; Nadimi, M ; Rohban, M. H ; Shamsoddin, E ; Lee, V. Y ; Motamedian, S. R ; Sharif University of Technology
    Mosby Inc  2021
    Introduction: In recent years, artificial intelligence (AI) has been applied in various ways in medicine and dentistry. Advancements in AI technology show promising results in the practice of orthodontics. This scoping review aimed to investigate the effectiveness of AI-based models employed in orthodontic landmark detection, diagnosis, and treatment planning. Methods: A precise search of electronic databases was conducted, including PubMed, Google Scholar, Scopus, and Embase (English publications from January 2010 to July 2020). Quality Assessment and Diagnostic Accuracy Tool 2 (QUADAS-2) was used to assess the quality of the articles included in this review. Results: After applying... 

    The effect of magnesium supplementation on anthropometric indices: A systematic review and dose-response meta-analysis of clinical trials

    , Article British Journal of Nutrition ; Volume 125, Issue 6 , 2021 , Pages 644-656 ; 00071145 (ISSN) Rafiee, M ; Ghavami, A ; Rashidian, A ; Hadi, A ; Askari, G ; Sharif University of Technology
    Cambridge University Press  2021
    Abstract The aim of this study was to determine the effects of Mg supplementation on anthropometric indices consisting of body weight, waist circumference (WC), BMI and body fat percentage. In this systematic review and dose-response meta-analysis, we searched PubMed, Cochrane Library, Scopus, Web of Science and Google Scholar from databases inception up to February 2020 for relevant randomised controlled trials. Quality of evidence was evaluated using the Cochrane Collaboration Tool. All the outcomes of this meta-analysis were pooled using the random effect model. Analysis of dose-response for Mg dosage was carried out using a fractional polynomial model. The systematic review and... 

    Effect of vibration on postural control and gait of elderly subjects: a systematic review

    , Article Aging Clinical and Experimental Research ; Volume 30, Issue 7 , 2018 , Pages 713-726 ; 15940667 (ISSN) Aboutorabi, A ; Arazpour, M ; Bahramizadeh, M ; Farahmand, F ; Fadayevatan, R ; Sharif University of Technology
    Springer International Publishing  2018
    Background and aim: Gait and balance disorders are common in the elderly populations, and their prevalence increases with age. This systematic review was performed to summarize the current evidence for subthreshold vibration interventions on postural control and gait in elderly. Method: A review of intervention studies including the following words in the title/abstract: insole, foot and ankle appliances, vibration, noise and elderly related to balance and gait. Databases searched included PubMed, ISI Web of Knowledge, Ovid, Scopus, and Google Scholar. Fifteen articles were selected for final evaluation. The procedure was followed using the preferred reporting items for systematic reviews... 

    Global, regional, and national cancer incidence, mortality, years of life lost, years lived with disability, and disability-adjusted life-years for 29 cancer groups, 1990 to 2017: a systematic analysis for the global burden of disease study

    , Article JAMA Oncology ; Volume 5, Issue 12 , 2019 , Pages 1749-1768 ; 23742437 (ISSN) Fitzmaurice, C ; Abate, D ; Abbasi, N ; Abbastabar, H ; Abd Allah, F ; Abdel Rahman, O ; Abdelalim, A ; Abdoli, A ; Abdollahpour, I ; Abdulle, A. S. M ; Abebe, N. D ; Abraha, H. N ; Abu Raddad, L. J ; Abualhasan, A ; Adedeji, I. A ; Advani, S. M ; Afarideh, M ; Afshari, M ; Aghaali, M ; Agius, D ; Agrawal, S ; Ahmadi, A ; Ahmadian, E ; Ahmadpour, E ; Ahmed, M. B ; Akbari, M. E ; Akinyemiju, T ; Al Aly, Z ; Alabdulkader, A. M ; Alahdab, F ; Alam, T ; Alamene, G. M ; Alemnew, B. T. T ; Alene, K. A ; Alinia, C ; Alipour, V ; Aljunid, S. M ; Bakeshei, F. A ; Almadi, M. A. H ; Almasi Hashiani, A ; Alsharif, U ; Alsowaidi, S ; Alvis Guzman, N ; Amini, E ; Amini, S ; Amoako, Y. A ; Anbari, Z ; Anber, N. H ; Andrei, C. L ; Anjomshoa, M ; Ansari, F ; Ansariadi, A ; Appiah, S. C. Y ; Arab Zozani, M ; Arabloo, J ; Arefi, Z ; Aremu, O ; Areri, H. A ; Artaman, A ; Asayesh, H ; Asfaw, E. T ; Ashagre, A. F ; Assadi, R ; Ataeinia, B ; Atalay, H. T ; Ataro, Z ; Atique, S ; Ausloos, M ; Avila Burgos, L ; Avokpaho, E. F. G. A ; Awasthi, A ; Awoke, N ; Ayala Quintanilla, B. P ; Ayanore, M. A ; Ayele, H. T ; Babaee, E ; Bacha, U ; Badawi, A ; Bagherzadeh, M ; Bagli, E ; Balakrishnan, S ; Balouchi, A ; Barnighausen, T. W ; Battista, R. J ; Behzadifar, M ; Behzadifar, M ; Bekele, B. B ; Belay, Y. B ; Belayneh, Y. M ; Berfield, K. K. S ; Berhane, A ; Bernabe, E ; Beuran, M ; Bhakta, N ; Bhattacharyya, K ; Biadgo, B ; Bijani, A ; Bin Sayeed, M. S ; Birungi, C ; Bisignano, C ; Bitew, H ; Bjorge, T ; Bleyer, A ; Bogale, K. A ; Bojia, H. A ; Borzi, A. M ; Bosetti, C ; Bou Orm, I. R ; Brenner, H ; Brewer, J. D ; Briko, A. N ; Briko, N. I ; Bustamante-Teixeira, M. T ; Butt, Z. A ; Carreras, G ; Carrero, J. J ; Carvalho, F ; Castro, C ; Castro, F ; Catala Lopez, F ; Cerin, E ; Chaiah, Y ; Chanie, W. F ; Chattu, V. K ; Chaturvedi, P ; Chauhan, N. S ; Chehrazi, M ; Chiang, P. P. C ; Chichiabellu, T. Y ; Chido Amajuoyi, O. G ; Chimed Ochir, O ; Choi, J. Y. J ; Christopher, D. J ; Chu, D. T ; Constantin, M. M ; Costa, V. M ; Crocetti, E ; Crowe, C. S ; Curado, M. P ; Dahlawi, S. M. A ; Damiani, G ; Darwish, A. H ; Daryani, A ; Das Neves, J ; Demeke, F. M ; Demis, A. B ; Demissie, B. W ; Demoz, G. T ; Denova Gutierrez, E ; Derakhshani, A ; Deribe, K. S ; Desai, R ; Desalegn, B. B ; Desta, M ; Dey, S ; Dharmaratne, S. D ; Dhimal, M ; Diaz, D ; Dinberu, M. T. T ; Djalalinia, S ; Doku, D. T ; Drake, T. M ; Dubey, M ; Dubljanin, E ; Duken, E. E ; Ebrahimi, H ; Effiong, A ; Eftekhari, A ; El Sayed, I ; Zaki, M. E. S ; El Jaafary, S. I ; El Khatib, Z ; Elemineh, D. A ; Elkout, H ; Ellenbogen, R. G ; Elsharkawy, A ; Emamian, M. H ; Endalew, D. A ; Endries, A. Y ; Eshrati, B ; Fadhil, I ; Fallah, V ; Faramarzi, M ; Farhangi, M. A ; Farioli, A ; Farzadfar, F ; Fentahun, N ; Fernandes, E ; Feyissa, G. T ; Filip, I ; Fischer, F ; Fisher, J. L ; Force, L. M ; Foroutan, M ; Freitas, M ; Fukumoto, T ; Futran, N. D ; Gallus, S ; Gankpe, F. G ; Gayesa, R. T ; Gebrehiwot, T. T ; Gebremeskel, G. G ; Gedefaw, G. A ; Gelaw, B. K ; Geta, B ; Getachew, S ; Gezae, K. E ; Ghafourifard, M ; Ghajar, A ; Ghashghaee, A ; Gholamian, A ; Gill, P.S ; Ginindza, T. T. G ; Girmay, A ; Gizaw, M ; Gomez, R. S ; Gopalani, S. V ; Gorini, G ; Goulart, B. N. G ; Grada, A ; Ribeiro Guerra, M ; Guimaraes, A.L.S ; Gupta, P. C ; Gupta, R ; Hadkhale, K ; Haj Mirzaian, A ; Hamadeh, R. R ; Hamidi, S ; Hanfore, L. K ; Haro, J. M ; Hasankhani, M ; Hasanzadeh, A ; Hassen, H. Y ; Hay, R. J ; Hay, S. I ; Henok, A ; Henry, N. J ; Herteliu, C ; Hidru, H. D ; Hoang, C. L ; Hole, M. K ; Hoogar, P ; Horita, N ; Hosgood, H. D ; Hosseini, M ; Hosseinzadeh, M ; Hostiuc, M ; Hostiuc, S ; Househ, M ; Hussen, M. M ; Ileanu, B ; Ilic, M.D ; Innos, K ; Irvani, S. S. N ; Iseh, K. R ; Islam, S. M. S ; Islami, F ; Jafari Balalami, N ; Jafarinia, M ; Jahangiry, L ; Jahani, M. A ; Jahanmehr, N ; Jakovljevic, M ; James, S.L ; Javanbakht, M ; Jayaraman, S ; Jee, S. H ; Jenabi, E ; Jha, R. P ; Jonas, J. B ; Jonnagaddala, J ; Joo, T ; Jungari, S. B ; Jurisson, M ; Kabir, A ; Kamangar, F ; Karch, A ; Karimi, N ; Karimian, A ; Kasaeian, A ; Kasahun, G. G ; Kassa, B ; Kassa, T. D ; Kassaw, M. W ; Kaul, A ; Keiyoro, P. N ; Kelbore, A. G ; Kerbo, A. A ; Khader, Y. S ; Khalilarjmandi, M ; Khan, E. A ; Khan, G ; Khang, Y. H ; Khatab, K ; Khater, A ; Khayamzadeh, M ; Khazaee Pool, M ; Khazaei, S ; Khoja, A. T ; Khosravi, M. H ; Khubchandani, J ; Kianipour, N ; Kim, D ; Kim, Y. J ; Kisa, A ; Kisa, S ; Kissimova Skarbek, K ; Komaki, H ; Koyanagi, A ; Krohn, K. J ; Bicer, B. K ; Kugbey, N ; Kumar, V ; Kuupiel, D ; La Vecchia, C ; Lad, D. P ; Lake, E. A ; Lakew, A. M ; Lal, D. K ; Lami, F. H ; Lan, Q ; Lasrado, S ; Lauriola, P ; Lazarus, J. V ; Leigh, J ; Leshargie, C. T ; Liao, Y ; Limenih, M. A ; Listl, S ; Lopez, A. D ; Lopukhov, P. D ; Lunevicius, R ; Madadin, M ; Magdeldin, S ; El Razek, H. M. A ; Majeed, A ; Maleki, A ; Malekzadeh, R ; Manafi, A ; Manafi, N ; Manamo, W. A ; Mansourian, M ; Mansournia, M .A ; Mantovani, L. G ; Maroufizadeh, S ; Martini, S. M. S ; Mashamba Thompson, T. P ; Massenburg, B. B ; Maswabi, M. T ; Mathur, M. R ; McAlinden, C ; McKee, M ; Meheretu, H. A. A ; Mehrotra, R ; Mehta, V ; Meier, T ; Melaku, Y. A ; Meles, G. G ; Meles, H. G ; Melese, A ; Melku, M ; Memiah, P. T. N ; Mendoza, W ; Menezes, R. G ; Merat, S ; Meretoja, T. J ; Mestrovic, T ; Miazgowski, B ; Miazgowski, T ; Mihretie, K. M. M ; Miller, T. R ; Mills, E. J ; Mir, S. M ; Mirzaei, H ; Mirzaei, H. R ; Mishra, R ; Moazen, B ; Mohammad, D. K ; Mohammad, K. A ; Mohammad, Y ; Darwesh, A. M ; Mohammadbeigi, A ; Mohammadi, H ; Mohammadi, M ; Mohammadian, M ; Mohammadian Hafshejani, A ; Mohammadoo Khorasani, M ; Mohammadpourhodki, R ; Mohammed, A. S ; Mohammed, J. A ; Mohammed, S ; Mohebi, F ; Mokdad, A. H ; Monasta, L ; Moodley, Y ; Moosazadeh, M ; Moossavi, M ; Moradi, G ; Moradi Joo, M ; Sharif University of Technology
    American Medical Association  2019
    Importance: Cancer and other noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) are now widely recognized as a threat to global development. The latest United Nations high-level meeting on NCDs reaffirmed this observation and also highlighted the slow progress in meeting the 2011 Political Declaration on the Prevention and Control of Noncommunicable Diseases and the third Sustainable Development Goal. Lack of situational analyses, priority setting, and budgeting have been identified as major obstacles in achieving these goals. All of these have in common that they require information on the local cancer epidemiology. The Global Burden of Disease (GBD) study is uniquely poised to provide these crucial data.... 

    Involvement of TGF-β and autophagy pathways in pathogenesis of diabetes: a comprehensive review on biological and pharmacological insights

    , Article Frontiers in Pharmacology ; Volume 11 , 15 September , 2020 Heydarpour, F ; Sajadimajd, S ; Mirzarazi, E ; Haratipour, P ; Joshi, T ; Farzaei, M. H ; Khan, H ; Echeverria, J ; Sharif University of Technology
    Frontiers Media S.A  2020
    Despite recent advancements in clinical drugs, diabetes treatment still needs further progress. As such, ongoing research has attempted to determine the precise molecular mechanisms of the disorder. Specifically, evidence supports that several signaling pathways play pivotal roles in the development of diabetes. However, the exact molecular mechanisms of diabetes still need to be explored. This study examines exciting new hallmarks for the strict involvement of autophagy and TGF-β signaling pathways in the pathogenesis of diabetes and the design of novel therapeutic strategies. Dysregulated autophagy in pancreatic β cells due to hyperglycemia, oxidative stress, and inflammation is associated... 

    Prevalence of influenza a infection in the middle-east: a systematic review and meta-analysis

    , Article Clinical Respiratory Journal ; Volume 12, Issue 5 , 2018 , Pages 1787-1801 ; 17526981 (ISSN) Moghoofei, M ; Monavari, H. R ; Mostafaei, S ; Hadifar, S ; Ghasemi, A ; Babaei, F ; Kavosi, H ; Tavakoli, A ; Javanmard, D ; Esghaei, M ; Khodabandehlou, N ; Sharif University of Technology
    Blackwell Publishing Ltd  2018
    Objective: This systematic review and meta-analysis was performed to determine the prevalence rate of influenza virus from different parts of Middle East region, and present an overall relative frequency (RF) for this region. Methods: The authors performed a systematic literature review from several reliable databases such as PubMed, ISI Web of Science and Scopus during 2000–2016. Furthermore, the keywords of this research were ‘Influenza’, ‘Subtype’, ‘Seroprevalence’, ‘Incidence’, ‘Seroepidemiology’, ‘H1N1’, ‘H3N2’, ‘H5N1’, ‘H9N2’, ‘Middle-East’ and ‘Meta-analysis’. The reported data were selected according to inclusion and exclusion criteria. Results: The authors selected 71 studies out of... 

    A systematic review of land use regression models for volatile organic compounds

    , Article Atmospheric Environment ; Volume 171 , 2017 , Pages 1-16 ; 13522310 (ISSN) Amini, H ; Yunesian, M ; Hosseini, V ; Schindler, C ; Henderson, S. B ; Künzli, N ; Sharif University of Technology
    Various aspects of land use regression (LUR) models for volatile organic compounds (VOCs) were systematically reviewed. Sixteen studies were identified published between 2002 and 2017. Of these, six were conducted in Canada, five in the USA, two in Spain, and one each in Germany, Italy, and Iran. They were developed for 14 different individual VOCs or groupings: benzene; toluene; ethylbenzene; m-xylene; p-xylene; (m/p)-xylene; o-xylene; total BTEX; 1,3-butadiene; formaldehyde; n-hexane; total hydro carbons; styrene; and acrolein. The models were based on measurements ranging from 22 sites in El Paso (USA) to 179 sites in Tehran (Iran). Only four studies in Rome (Italy), Sabadell (Spain),...