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High Impact Articles
High impact papers are those to which special attention is paid by experts in the given field, with a large number of visitors, frequent downloads and higher citation rates. The research must be creative, with high academic standards and have a wide influence, if it is to become a high impact paper. They are ranked by the number of downloads.
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Antidiabetic agents in patients with hepatic impairment  
Athanasia Papazafiropoulou, Andreas Melidonis 
World J Meta-Anal 7(8):380-388. Published online Aug 31, 2019. doi: 10.13105/wjma.v7.i8.380
Assessing the quality of studies in meta-analyses: Advantages and limitations of the Newcastle Ottawa Scale  
Claudio Luchini, Brendon Stubbs, Marco Solmi, Nicola Veronese 
World J Meta-Anal 5(4):80-84. Published online Aug 26, 2017. doi: 10.13105/wjma.v5.i4.80
Is there still a role for sucralfate in the treatment of gastritis?  
Simon R Bramhall, Moustafa M Mourad 
World J Meta-Anal 8(1):1-3. Published online Feb 28, 2020. doi: 10.13105/wjma.v8.i1.1
Environmental tobacco smoke exposure and lung cancer: A systematic review  
Peter N Lee, John S Fry, Barbara A Forey, Jan S Hamling, Alison J Thornton 
World J Meta-Anal 4(2):10-43. Published online Apr 26, 2016. doi: 10.13105/wjma.v4.i2.10
Role of self-expanding metal stents in patients with malignant colorectal obstruction: A systematic review and meta-analysis  
Nirav Thosani, Subhas Banerjee, Vikesh Khanijow, Bhavana Rao, Priyanka Priyanka, Atilla Ertan, Sushovan Guha 
World J Meta-Anal 3(6):232-253. Published online Dec 26, 2015. doi: 10.13105/wjma.v3.i6.232
Probiotics in inflammatory bowel disease: Does it work?  
Natália Oliveira e Silva, Breno Bittencourt de Brito, Filipe Antônio França da Silva, Maria Luísa Cordeiro Santos, Fabrício Freire de Melo 
World J Meta-Anal 8(2):54-66. Published online Apr 28, 2020. doi: 10.13105/wjma.v8.i2.54
Medication non-adherence in bipolar disorder: Review of rates, demographic and clinical predictors  
Subho Chakrabarti 
World J Meta-Anal 5(4):103-123. Published online Aug 26, 2017. doi: 10.13105/wjma.v5.i4.103
Remission endpoints in ulcerative colitis: A systematic review  
Maki Jitsumura, Rory Frederick Kokelaar, Dean Anthony Harris 
World J Meta-Anal 5(4):85-102. Published online Aug 26, 2017. doi: 10.13105/wjma.v5.i4.85
Risk of pancreatic adverse events associated with the use of glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor agonist and dipeptidyl peptidase-4 inhibitor drugs: A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized trials  
Hasan M Shihab, Tokunbo Akande, Kacie Armstrong, Sonal Singh, Yoon K Loke 
World J Meta-Anal 3(6):254-283. Published online Dec 26, 2015. doi: 10.13105/wjma.v3.i6.254
Different types of mechanical complications after surgical correction of adult spine deformity with osteotomy  
Cameron Barton, Andriy Noshchenko, Vikas V Patel, Christopher M J Cain, Christopher Kleck, Evalina L Burger 
World J Meta-Anal 5(6):132-149. Published online Dec 26, 2017. doi: 10.13105/wjma.v5.i6.132
Higher dose of simethicone decreases colonic bubbles and increases prep tolerance and quality of bowel prep: Meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials  
Mohammad F Madhoun, Maham Hayat, Ijlal Akbar Ali 
World J Meta-Anal 7(3):110-119. Published online Mar 31, 2019. doi: 10.13105/wjma.v7.i3.110
Empathy assessment in healthcare students is highly heterogeneous: A systematic review and meta-analysis (2012-2016)  
Konstantinos C Fragkos, Ioannis Sotiropoulos, Christos C Frangos 
World J Meta-Anal 7(1):1-30. Published online Jan 10, 2019. doi: 10.13105/wjma.v7.i1.1
Prevalence, awareness and control of hypertension in Malaysia from 1980-2018: A systematic review and meta-analysis  
Man Jun Soo, Zhen Yee Chow, Siew Mooi Ching, Chun Han Tan, Kai Wei Lee, Navin Kumar Devaraj, Hani Syahida Salim, Vasudevan Ramachandran, Poh Ying Lim, Dhashani Sivaratnam, Fan Kee Hoo, Ai Theng Cheong, Yook Chin Chia 
World J Meta-Anal 8(4):320-344. Published online Aug 28, 2020. doi: 10.13105/wjma.v8.i4.320
Preoperative colonic stents vs emergency surgery for acute left-sided malignant colonic obstruction: Meta-analysis with systematic review of the literature  
Belinda De Simone, Fausto Catena, Federico Coccolini, Salomone Di Saverio, Massimo Sartelli, Arianna Heyer, Nicola De Angelis, Gian Luigi De Angelis, Luca Ansaloni 
World J Meta-Anal 5(1):1-13. Published online Feb 26, 2017. doi: 10.13105/wjma.v5.i1.1
Preventing pediatric antibiotic-associated diarrhea and Clostridium difficile infections with probiotics: A meta-analysis  
Lynne V McFarland, Shan Goh 
World J Meta-Anal 1(3):102-120. Published online Nov 26, 2013. doi: 10.13105/wjma.v1.i3.102
Anti-obesity drugs currently used and new compounds in clinical development  
Armindo Martins, Sandra Morgado, Manuel Morgado 
World J Meta-Anal 2(4):135-153. Published online Nov 26, 2014. doi: 10.13105/wjma.v2.i4.135
Development of the Documentation and Appraisal Review Tool for systematic reviews  
Rebecca L Diekemper, Belinda K Ireland, Liana R Merz 
World J Meta-Anal 3(3):142-150. Published online Jun 26, 2015. doi: 10.13105/wjma.v3.i3.142
Reproducibility and replicability of systematic reviews  
Farhad Shokraneh 
World J Meta-Anal 7(3):66-71. Published online Mar 31, 2019. doi: 10.13105/wjma.v7.i3.66
Arthroscopic capsular release and manipulation under anaesthesia for frozen shoulders: A hot topic  
Tim Kraal, Lijkele Beimers 
World J Meta-Anal 3(2):82-88. Published online Apr 26, 2015. doi: 10.13105/wjma.v3.i2.82
Brassiere wearing and breast cancer risk: A systematic review and meta-analysis  
Winnie KW So, Dorothy NS Chan, Yan Lou, Kai-Chow Choi, Carmen WH Chan, Kristina Shin, Ava Kwong, Diana TF Lee 
World J Meta-Anal 3(4):193-205. Published online Aug 26, 2015. doi: 10.13105/wjma.v3.i4.193
Treatment of Helicobacter pylori infection in children: A systematic review  
Filipe Antônio França da Silva, Breno Bittencourt de Brito, Maria Luísa Cordeiro Santos, Hanna Santos Marques, Mariana Miranda Sampaio, Ronaldo Teixeira da Silva Júnior, Jonathan Santos Apolonio, Lorena Sousa de Carvalho, Camilo Santana Silva, Luana Kauany de Sá Santos, Márcio Vasconcelos Oliveira, Gifone Aguiar Rocha, Dulciene Maria de Magalhães Queiroz, Fabrício Freire de Melo 
World J Meta-Anal 8(4):292-308. Published online Aug 28, 2020. doi: 10.13105/wjma.v8.i4.292
Drug interactions of dipeptidyl peptidase 4 inhibitors involving CYP enzymes and P-gp efflux pump  
Naina Mohamed Pakkir Maideen 
World J Meta-Anal 7(4):156-161. Published online Apr 30, 2019. doi: 10.13105/wjma.v7.i4.156
How to impute study-specific standard deviations in meta-analyses of skewed continuous endpoints?  
Teresa Greco, Giuseppe Biondi-Zoccai, Marco Gemma, Claude Guérin, Alberto Zangrillo, Giovanni Landoni 
World J Meta-Anal 3(5):215-224. Published online Oct 26, 2015. doi: 10.13105/wjma.v3.i5.215
Meta-analysis of single strain probiotics for the eradication of Helicobacter pylori and prevention of adverse events  
Lynne V McFarland, Peter Malfertheiner, Ying Huang, Lin Wang 
World J Meta-Anal 3(2):97-117. Published online Apr 26, 2015. doi: 10.13105/wjma.v3.i2.97
Endoscopic management of biliary strictures post-liver transplantation  
Ahmed Akhter, Patrick Pfau, Mark Benson, Anurag Soni, Deepak Gopal 
World J Meta-Anal 7(4):120-128. Published online Apr 30, 2019. doi: 10.13105/wjma.v7.i4.120
Statin use and risk of cancer: An overview of meta-analyses  
Krishna Undela, Chirag S Shah, Raj K Mothe 
World J Meta-Anal 5(2):41-53. Published online Apr 26, 2017. doi: 10.13105/wjma.v5.i2.41
Preventive strategies for anastomotic leakage after colorectal resections: A review  
Mostafa Shalaby, Waleed Thabet, Mosaad Morshed, Mohamed Farid, Pierpaolo Sileri 
World J Meta-Anal 7(8):389-398. Published online Aug 31, 2019. doi: 10.13105/wjma.v7.i8.389
Blood glucose control in the intensive care unit: Where is the data?  
Sebastian Casillas, Edgar Jauregui, Salim Surani, Joseph Varon 
World J Meta-Anal 7(8):399-405. Published online Aug 31, 2019. doi: 10.13105/wjma.v7.i8.399
Environmental tobacco smoke exposure and heart disease: A systematic review  
Peter N Lee, Barbara A Forey, Jan S Hamling, Alison J Thornton 
World J Meta-Anal 5(2):14-40. Published online Apr 26, 2017. doi: 10.13105/wjma.v5.i2.14
Post COVID-19 infection: Long-term effects on liver and kidneys  
Swati Srivastava, Iti Garg 
World J Meta-Anal 9(3):220-233. Published online Jun 28, 2021. doi: 10.13105/wjma.v9.i3.220
Mechanisms of action of aqueous extract from the Hunteria umbellata seed and metformin in diabetes  
Oluwamodupe Cecilia Ejelonu 
World J Meta-Anal 7(9):418-422. Published online Nov 28, 2019. doi: 10.13105/wjma.v7.i9.418
Traditional Chinese manual acupuncture for management of obesity: A systematic review  
Kang Xiao Li, Angela Weihong Yang, Charlie CL Xue, George Binh Lenon 
World J Meta-Anal 3(5):206-214. Published online Oct 26, 2015. doi: 10.13105/wjma.v3.i5.206
Tofacitinib for the treatment of ulcerative colitis: A review of the literature  
Jessica Rosenberg, Joshua M Steinberg, Mark C Mattar 
World J Meta-Anal 7(8):373-379. Published online Aug 31, 2019. doi: 10.13105/wjma.v7.i8.373
PD-1/PD-L1 antagonists in gastric cancer: Current studies and perspectives  
Jian Li, Xiao-Hong Zhang, Song-Hua Bei, Li Feng 
World J Meta-Anal 7(3):101-109. Published online Mar 31, 2019. doi: 10.13105/wjma.v7.i3.101
Synthetic vs biologic mesh for the repair and prevention of parastomal hernia  
Loes Knaapen, Otmar Buyne, Harry van Goor, Nicholas J Slater 
World J Meta-Anal 5(6):150-166. Published online Dec 26, 2017. doi: 10.13105/wjma.v5.i6.150
Thalidomide and thalidomide analogues in treatment of patients with inflammatory bowel disease: Meta-analysis  
Khan Rana Sami Ullah, Yu-Lin Xiong, Ying-Lei Miao, Saeed Ummair, Wei Dai 
World J Meta-Anal 5(5):124-131. Published online Oct 26, 2017. doi: 10.13105/wjma.v5.i5.124
L-carnitine supplementation in non-alcoholic fatty liver disease: A systematic review and meta-analysis  
Prarthana Thiagarajan, Jane Chalmers, Lu Ban, Douglas Grindlay, Guruprasad P Aithal 
World J Meta-Anal 8(1):4-14. Published online Feb 28, 2020. doi: 10.13105/wjma.v8.i1.4
Genetic studies in irritable bowel syndrome-status quo  
Stefan-Lucian Popa, Dan L Dumitrascu, Romana Vulturar, Beate Niesler 
World J Meta-Anal 6(1):1-8. Published online Feb 26, 2018. doi: 10.13105/wjma.v6.i1.1
Evaluation of tumor response to antiangiogenic therapy in patients with recurrent gliomas using contrast-enhanced perfusion-weighted magnetic resonance imaging techniques: A meta-analysis  
Akanganyira Kasenene, Aju Baidya, Salman Shams, Hai-Bo Xu 
World J Meta-Anal 7(2):51-65. Published online Feb 22, 2019. doi: 10.13105/wjma.v7.i2.51
Antibiotics for eradicating meningococcal carriages: Network meta-analysis and investigation of evidence inconsistency  
Asmaa S Abdelhamid, Yoon K Loke, Ibrahim Abubakar, Fujian Song 
World J Meta-Anal 4(4):77-87. Published online Aug 26, 2016. doi: 10.13105/wjma.v4.i4.77
Effectiveness of rehabilitation based on recreational activities: A systematic review  
Hiroharu Kamioka, Kiichiro Tsutani, Minoru Yamada, Hyuntae Park, Hiroyasu Okuizumi, Takuya Honda, Shinpei Okada, Sang-Jun Park, Jun Kitayuguchi, Shuichi Handa, Yoshiteru Mutoh 
World J Meta-Anal 1(1):27-46. Published online May 26, 2013. doi: 10.13105/wjma.v1.i1.27
Prevalence of hypertension in India: A meta-analysis  
Tanu Midha, Bhola Nath, Ranjeeta Kumari, Yashwant Kumar Rao, Umeshwar Pandey 
World J Meta-Anal 1(2):83-89. Published online Aug 26, 2013. doi: 10.13105/wjma.v1.i2.83
Meta-analysis comparing differing methods of endoscopic therapy for colorectal lesions  
Nisha Patel, James Alexander, Hutan Ashrafian, Thanos Athanasiou, Ara Darzi, Julian Teare 
World J Meta-Anal 4(2):44-54. Published online Apr 26, 2016. doi: 10.13105/wjma.v4.i2.44
Antireflux surgery vs medical treatment for gastroesophageal reflux disease: A meta-analysis  
Ya Jiang, Wen-Xia Cui, Ying Wang, Ding Heng, Jia-Cheng Tan, Lin Lin 
World J Meta-Anal 3(6):284-294. Published online Dec 26, 2015. doi: 10.13105/wjma.v3.i6.284
Efficacy, safety, and dose comparison of degarelix for the treatment of prostate cancer: A systematic review and meta-analysis  
Cheng Fang, Cai-Liang Wu, Sha-Sha Liu, Long Ge, Jin-Liang Bai 
World J Meta-Anal 4(3):69-76. Published online Jun 26, 2016. doi: 10.13105/wjma.v4.i3.69
Hypertension in Zimbabwe: A meta-analysis to quantify its burden and policy implications  
Mutsa Pamela Mutowo, John Chamunorwa Mangwiro, Paula Lorgelly, Alice Owen, Andre MN Renzaho 
World J Meta-Anal 3(1):54-60. Published online Feb 26, 2015. doi: 10.13105/wjma.v3.i1.54
Computed tomography fluoroscopy guided percutaneous lung biopsy for ground-glass opacity pulmonary lesions: A meta-analysis  
Gao-Wu Yan, Gao-Wen Yan, Qin-Quan Sun, Xiang-Ke Niu, Bing Li, Anup Bhetuwal, Xiao-Xue Xu, Yong Du, Han-Feng Yang 
World J Meta-Anal 4(2):55-62. Published online Apr 26, 2016. doi: 10.13105/wjma.v4.i2.55