Truly an analysisfest in this selection of recent papers relating to systematic reviews. Quite a shortlist of issues to think about and whether they actually matter!
Bax L, Moons KG (2011) Beyond publication bias. Journal of Clinical Epidemiology 64 (5): 459-462.
Blumle A, Meerpohl JJ, Rucker G et al. (2011) Reporting of eligibility criteria of randomised trials: cohort study comparing trial protocols with subsequent articles. BMJ 342: d1828-.
Friedrich JO, Adhikari NK, Beyene J (2011) Ratio of means for analyzing continuous outcomes in meta-analysis performed as well as mean difference methods. Journal of Clinical Epidemiology 64 (5): 556-564.
Golder S, Loke YK, Bland M. Meta-analyses of Adverse Effects Data Derived from Randomised Controlled Trials as Compared to Observational Studies: Methodological Overview. PLoS Med. 2011 May;8(5):e1001026. Epub 2011 May 3.
Lamb SE, Becker C, Gillespie LD, Smith JL, Finnegan S, Potter R, Pfeiffer K, Ta TI. (2011) Reporting of complex interventions in clinical trials: development of a taxonomy to classify and describe fall-prevention interventions. Trials 12(1):125.
Schroll JB, Moustgaard R, Gotzsche PC (2011) Dealing with substantial heterogeneity in Cochrane reviews. Cross-sectional study. BMC Medical Research Methodology 11:22.: 22-.
Jansen JP. Network meta-analysis of survival data with fractional polynomials. BMC Medical Research Methodology 2011, 11:61doi:10.1186/1471-2288-11-61