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.

Thursday, 24 March 2011

Systematic Reviews Update (SyRUp)

In the time you take to read this update another one-eighth of a systematic review will have been completed worldwide – if only WE could do them that quick!) To help us here is a handful of articles published so far in 2011 that are informing our own methodologies:

Carroll C, Booth A & Cooper K. A worked example of "best fit" framework synthesis: A systematic review of views concerning the taking of some potential chemopreventive agents. BMC Medical Research Methodology 2011, 11:29doi:10.1186/1471-2288-11-29

Roseman M, Milette K, Bero LA, Coyne JC, Lexchin J, Turner EH, Thombs BD. Reporting of conflicts of interest in meta-analyses of trials of pharmacological treatments. JAMA. 2011 Mar 9;305(10):1008-17.

Ryan R, Hill S, Lowe D, et al. Notification and support for people exposed to the risk of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD) (or other prion diseases) through medical treatment (iatrogenically). [***First Ever Cochrane Quan-Qual Synthesis***] Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, available at http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/o/cochrane/clsysrev/articles/CD007578/frame.html

Singh JA, Wells GA, Christensen R, et al. Adverse effects of biologics: a network meta-analysis and Cochrane overview. [***First Ever Cochrane Network Meta-analysis***] Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2011, Issue 2. Art. No.: CD008794. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD008794.pub2

Sirriyeh R, Lawton R, Gardner P, Armitage G. Reviewing studies with diverse designs: the development and evaluation of a new tool. J Eval Clin Pract. 2011 Mar 16. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2753.2011.01662.x.

Talseth AG, Gilje FL. Nurses' responses to suicide and suicidal patients: a critical interpretive synthesis. J Clin Nurs. 2011 Mar 1. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2702.2010.03490.x. [Epub ahead of print]

Willis BH, Quigley M. Uptake of newer methodological developments and the deployment of meta-analysis in diagnostic test research: a systematic review. BMC Med Res Methodol. 2011 Mar 14;11(1):27.