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2022 Apr 01

BMJ Open



Sex differences in neurology: a scoping review protocol.


Moores G, Wolff E, Pikula A, Bui E
BMJ Open. 2022 Apr 01; 12(4):e054513.
PMID: 35365525.


Sex and gender are independently important in health and disease but have been incompletely explored in neurology. This is in part contributed to by the pre-existing male bias in scientific literature that results in fewer females being included in clinical research and the often interchangeable use of sex and gender in the literature. This scoping review intends to identify the advances as well as under-explored aspects of this field to provide a road map for future research. This paper outlines the methods for a scoping review of published, peer-reviewed literature on sex and gender differences in four subspecialty areas of neurology: demyelination, stroke, epilepsy and headache.