Guidelines for Integration of Systematic Reviews using Primary Studies

Ricardo Botelho, Matheus Oliveira
2016 Brazilian Neurosurgery  
Objectives Due to the growing number of systematic reviews published and the need to update the existing revisions, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) -Evidence-based Practice Centers (EPC) published in 2008 a preliminary guide to integrate primary data education to data from systematic reviews already published. This study is a translation effort of the American agency's guidelines to provide subsidies for revisions in our midst. Methods A study group with experts in
more » ... experts in systematic review was gathered to identify any methodological requirements that need clarification and guidance to revision developers that used existing reviews. In addition, they identified and consulted experienced researchers to provide guidance on conducting systematic reviews: Key informants (KI). Results No evidence was found in the literature for the driving advice based on the integration of existing systematic reviews and primary assays. Recommendations were based on expert opinion. Conclusion The literature lacks guidelines for integration of systematic reviews and primary studies. Palavras-chave ► revisão sistemática ► pesquisa clínica ► estudos primários Resumo Objetivos Devido ao crescimento do número de revisões sistemáticas publicadas e a necessidade de atualização das revisões existentes, a Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) -Evidence-based Practice Centers (EPC)publicou em 2008 um guia preliminar para integrar os dados dos estudos primários aos dados das revisões sistemáticas já publicadas, no desenvolvimento de novas revisões sistemáticas. Este estudo é um esforço de tradução das orientações da agência americana, com o intuito de fornecer subsídios para as revisões em nosso meio. Métodos Um grupo de estudos com especialistas em revisão sistemática foi reunido para identificar as eventuais necessidades metodológicas que precisariam de THIEME Original Article | Artigo Original 179 PsycINFO University of Texas School of Public Health. Search filters for systematic reviews and meta-analyses. Accessed 06 Dec 2013. [Ovid] Eady AM, Wilczynski NL, Haynes RB. PsycINFO search strategies identified methodologically sound therapy studies and review articles for use by clinicians and researchers. Journal of Clinical Epidemiol-ogy2008;61(1):34-40. [Ovid] and also at http://hiru.mcmaster.ca/hiru/HIRU_Hedges_PsycINFO_Strategies.aspx CADTH strategy [2014] [Ovid] Health Evidence Bulletins -Wales strategy [undated] [Ovid] Arquivos
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