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Title Umbrella reviews : evidence synthesis with overviews of reviews and meta-epidemiologic studies / Giuseppe Biondi-Zoccai, editor.

Published Cham : Springer, 2016.


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Physical description 1 online resource (xii, 391 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Contents 1 Evidence hierarchy -- 2 From qualitative reviews to umbrella reviews -- 3 Umbrella reviews, overviews of reviews, meta-epidemiologic studies: similarities and differences -- 4 Designing the review -- 5 Registering the review -- 6 Searching evidence -- 7 Abstracting evidence -- 8 Appraising evidence -- 9 Synthesizing evidence -- 10 Appraising moderators and confounders -- 11 State of the art reporting -- 12 Case study in anesthesiology and intensive care -- 13 Case study in basic research -- 14 Case study in cardiovascular disease -- 15 Case study in dermatology -- 16 Case study in oncology -- 17 Case study in radiology -- 18 Case study in surgery -- 19 Moving from evidence to action -- 20 Avenues for further research -- 21 Conclusion.
Summary This book is an ideal guide to umbrella reviews, overviews of reviews, and meta-epidemiologic studies for evidence synthesis. Research is conducted at different levels: primary research consists of original studies while secondary research comprises qualitative reviews, systematic reviews, and meta-analyses. Recently, a novel further level of research has been introduced, based on the analysis and pooling of reviews and meta-analysis. This book is the first to focus solely on this new type of research design, which permits a comprehensive and powerful synthesis of scientific evidence in medicine as well as in many other fields in order to inform decision-making. All aspects are covered, including review design and registration, the searching, abstracting, appraisal, and synthesis of evidence, the appraisal of moderators and confounders, and state of the art reporting. Case studies in a range of medical specialties are then presented. The hands-on approach of the book, written by a multinational team of experts, will enable the reader to interpret and independently conduct umbrella reviews.
Other author Biondi-Zoccai, Giuseppe, editor.
Subject Systematic reviews (Medical research)
Evidence-based medicine.
ISBN 9783319256559 (electronic bk.)
3319256556 (electronic bk.)
331925653X (print)
9783319256535 (print)
9783319256542 (print)
9783319798226 (print)
9783319256535 (print)
Standard Number 10.1007/978-3-319-25655-9

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