Insufficient literature searches

This problem is addressed in PRISMA 2009 (Q7), PRISMA 2020 (Q6), AMSTAR 1 (Q3), AMSTAR 2 (Q4), ROBIS (P2 D2), and MECIR (C24 & C25). Literature searches should be performed across several relevant bibliographic databases. Ideally the search strategy should be revisited and refined if further relevant papers are identified that were not picked up by the literature searches. There is now a dedicated extension for reporting the searches in systematic reviews called PRISMA-S.

Articles that support this problem:

Methodological quality and reporting of systematic reviews in hand and wrist pathology

2017 : Journal of hand surgery (european volume)

Systematic Reviews of Economic Evaluations: How Extensive Are Their Searches?

2017 : International journal of technology assessment in health care

Assessing the methodological quality of systematic reviews in radiation oncology: A systematic review

2017 : Cancer epidemiology

The methodological quality of systematic reviews on the treatment of adult major depression needs improvement according to AMSTAR 2: A cross-sectional study

2020 : Heliyon

Journal impact factor is associated with PRISMA endorsement, but not with the methodological quality of low back pain systematic reviews: a methodological review

2020 : European spine journal

Quality of the Evidence Supporting the Role of Oral Nutritional Supplements in the Management of Malnutrition: An Overview of Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses

2021 : Adv nutr

An analysis of quality of systematic reviews on pharmacist health interventions

2012 : International journal of clinical pharmacy

Methodological quality of systematic reviews published in the urological literature from 1998 to 2012

2015 : The journal of urology

Assessment of the methodological quality of systematic reviews published in the urological literature from 1998 to 2008

2010 : The journal of urology

Methodological quality, completeness of reporting and use of systematic reviews as evidence in clinical practice guidelines for paediatric overweight and obesity

2017 : Clinical obesity

Poor Quality in Systematic Reviews on PTSD and EMDR - An Examination of Search Methodology and Reporting

2019 : Frontiers in psychology

Evaluation of methodology and quality characteristics of systematic reviews in orthodontics

2011 : Orthodontics & craniofacial research

Prostate Artery Embolisation: Poor Design and Reporting Impact the Value of Current Systematic Reviews

2018 : European urology

Analysis of the reporting of search strategies in Cochrane systematic reviews

2009 : Journal of the medical library association: jmla

Compliance of systematic reviews in veterinary journals with Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analysis (PRISMA) literature search reporting guidelines

2017 : Journal of the medical library association: jmla

Systematic Reviews: Are They Actually Well Conducted and Reported in Accordance with PRISMA?

2020 : Bulletin of emergency & trauma

Improving the quality of systematic reviews of neurological conditions: an assessment of current practice and the development and validation of six new search strategies

2018 : European journal of neurology

Systematic review searches must be systematic, comprehensive, and transparent: a critique of Perman et al

2019 : Bmc public health

Quality of Systematic Reviews of the Foods with Function Claims in Japan: Comparative Before- and After-Evaluation of Verification Reports by the Consumer Affairs Agency

2019 : Nutrients

Poor reporting and inadequate searches were apparent in systematic reviews of adverse effects

2008 : Journal of clinical epidemiology

Systematic reviews of test accuracy should search a range of databases to identify primary studies

2008 : Journal of clinical epidemiology

Comprehensive computer searches and reporting in systematic reviews

2011 : Research synthesis methods

Critical appraisal of systematic reviews on the effect of a history of periodontitis on dental implant loss

2013 : Journal of clinical periodontology

Non-communicable diseases research output in the Eastern Mediterranean region: an overview of systematic reviews

2020 : Bmc medical research methodology

The association between periodontitis and coronary heart disease: a quality assessment of systematic reviews

2013 : Journal of the american dental association

Methodological quality of systematic reviews on interventions for osteoarthritis: a cross-sectional study

2020 : Therapeutic advances in musculoskeletal disease

Methodological and reporting quality evaluation of systematic reviews on acupuncture in women with polycystic ovarian syndrome: A systematic review

2018 : Complementary therapies in clinical practice

Epidemiology, quality, and reporting characteristics of systematic reviews and meta-analyses of nursing interventions published in Chinese journals

2015 : Nursing outlook

Comparison of search strategies in systematic reviews of adverse effects to other systematic reviews

2014 : Health information & libraries journal

The quality of systematic reviews about interventions for refractive error can be improved: a review of systematic reviews

2017 : Bmc ophthalmology

The quality of systematic reviews of health-related outcome measurement instruments

2016 : Quality of life research

Methodological quality and redundancy of systematic reviews that compare endarterectomy versus stenting for carotid stenosis

2019 : Bmj evidence-based medicine

Epidemiology, quality and reporting characteristics of systematic reviews of traditional Chinese medicine interventions published in Chinese journals

2011 : Plos one

Mounting evidence that librarians are essential for comprehensive literature searches for meta-analyses and Cochrane reports

2004 : Journal of the medical library association

Reporting quality of systematic reviews and meta-analyses of otorhinolaryngologic articles based on the PRISMA statement

2015 : Plos one

Identification of additional trials in prospective trial registers for Cochrane systematic reviews

2012 : Plos one

Searching additional databases except PubMed are necessary for a systematic review

2008 : Stroke

Are systematic reviews up-to-date at the time of publication?

2013 : Systematic reviews

Systematic review adherence to methodological or reporting quality

2017 : Systematic reviews

Methodological quality and descriptive characteristics of prosthodontic‐related systematic reviews

2013 : Journal of oral rehabilitation

Risk of bias assessment of systematic reviews regarding dental implant placement in smokers: An umbrella systematic review

2018 : Journal of prosthetic dentistry

Quality assessment of systematic reviews regarding immediate placement of dental implants into infected sites: An overview

2017 : Journal of prosthetic dentistry

A review of methodological quality of systematic reviews on multiple pregnancies

2006 : Journal of obstetrics & gynaecology

Systematic Reviews in Craniofacial Trauma—Strengths and Weaknesses

2016 : Annals of plastic surgery

A critical review of search strategies used in recent systematic reviews published in selected prosthodontic and implant-related journals: Are systematic reviews actually systematic?

2017 : International journal of prosthodontics

Scope for improvement in the quality of reporting of systematic reviews. From the Cochrane Musculoskeletal Group

2006 : The journal of rheumatology

Evaluation of the methodological quality of systematic reviews of health status measurement instruments

2009 : Quality of life research

Quality of Cochrane reviews: Quality of Cochrane reviews is better than that of non-Cochrane reviews

2002 : Bmj: british medical journal

Methodologic quality of systematic reviews published in the plastic and reconstructive surgery literature: a systematic review

2016 : Plastic and reconstructive surgery

Epidemiology and Reporting Characteristics of Systematic Reviews of Biomedical Research: A Cross-Sectional Study

2016 : Plos medicine

HPV vaccine requirements, opt-outs and providers' support: Key studies missing from a recent systematic review

2020 : Human vaccines and immunotherapeutics

Systematic reviews of low back pain prognosis had variable methods and results: guidance for future prognosis reviews

2009 : Journal of clinical epidemiology

Reliability of the Evidence Addressing Treatment of Corneal Diseases: A Summary of Systematic Reviews

2019 : Jama ophthalmology

Comparison of information sources used in Cochrane and non‐Cochrane systematic reviews: A case study in the field of anesthesiology and pain

2019 : Research synthesis methods

Improving systematic reviews in obstetrics and gynecology

2021 : American journal of obstetrics and gynecology

Clinical performance of and patient satisfaction with conventional complete dentures with different occlusal schemes: A systematic review of systematic reviews

2022 : Journal of prosthetic dentistry

Therapies for sleep bruxism in dentistry: A critical evaluation of systematic reviews

2022 : Dental & medical problems

Reliability of the evidence to guide decision-making in foot ulcer prevention in diabetes: an overview of systematic reviews

2022 : Bmc medical research methodology

How is the quality of the available evidence on molar-incisor hypomineralization treatment? An overview of systematic reviews

2022 : Clinical oral investigations

Methodological Quality of Systematic Reviews on Bodyweight Management Strategies for Children and Adolescents

2023 : Medicine & science in sports & exercise

A cross-sectional analysis of harms reporting in systematic reviews evaluating laminectomy

2023 : North american spine society journal

Comment on "A systematic review of trials investigating the efficacy of exercise training for functional capacity and quality of life in chronic kidney disease patients"

2022 : International urology and nephrology

Tripterygium wilfordii Hook. f. Preparations for Rheumatoid Arthritis: An Overview of Systematic Reviews

2022 : Evidence-based complementary & alternative medicine: ecam

Digital Biomarker-Based Interventions: Systematic Review of Systematic Reviews

2022 : Journal of medical internet research

Letter to the Editor concerning "the influence of cognitive behavioral therapy on lumbar spine surgery outcomes: a systematic review and meta-analysis" by Parish JM, et al. (Eur Spine J [2021]; 30(5):1365-1379)

2022 : European spine journal

Effectiveness of nonpharmacological interventions to prevent adverse events in the intensive care unit: A review of systematic reviews

2022 : Australian critical care

An analysis of data sources and study registries used in systematic reviews

2022 : World views on evidence based nursing

Assessment of Duplicate Evidence in Systematic Reviews of Imaging Findings of Children with COVID-19

2021 : Jama network open

An Overview of Systematic Reviews: Acupuncture in the Treatment of Essential Hypertension

2022 : International journal of general medicine