HEDS is part of the School of Health and Related Research (ScHARR) at the University of Sheffield. We undertake research, teaching, training and consultancy on all aspects of health related decision science, with a particular emphasis on health economics, HTA and evidence synthesis.

Wednesday, 16 February 2011

Systematic Reviews Update (SyRUp)

With 11 systematic reviews published per day it is a considerable challenge to keep up-to-date. However here is a handful of articles published so far in 2011 that are informing our own methodologies:

A review of critical appraisal tools show they lack rigor: Alternative tool structure is proposed. Crowe M, Sheppard L. J Clin Epidemiol. 2011 Jan;64(1):79-89. Epub 2010 Jun 18.

Methodology in conducting a systematic review of systematic reviews of healthcare interventions. Smith V, Devane D, Begley CM, Clarke M. BMC Med Res Methodol. 2011 Feb 3;11(1):15. [Epub ahead of print]

Detecting and adjusting for small-study effects in meta-analysis. Rücker G, Carpenter JR, Schwarzer G. Biom J. 2011 Jan 14. [Epub ahead of print]

Frequency and reasons for outcome reporting bias in clinical trials: interviews with trialists. Smyth RM, Kirkham JJ, Jacoby A, Altman DG, Gamble C, Williamson PR.
BMJ. 2011 Jan 6;342:c7153. doi: 10.1136/bmj.c7153.

CENTRAL, PEDro, PubMed, and EMBASE Are the Most Comprehensive Databases Indexing Randomized Controlled Trials of Physical Therapy Interventions. Michaleff ZA, Costa LO, Moseley AM, Maher CG, Elkins MR, Herbert RD, Sherrington C. Phys Ther. 2011 Feb;91(2):190-7. Epub 2010 Dec 9.

Cardiovascular safety of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs: network meta-analysis.
Trelle S, Reichenbach S, Wandel s, Hildebrand P, Tschannen B, Villiger PM, Egger M, Ju¨ni P. BMJ 2011;342:c7086.