Lack of supplementary searches beyond databases

This problem is addressed in AMSTAR 1 (Q3), AMSTAR 2 (Q4), ROBIS (P2 D2) and MECIR (C29-C35). Supplementary search techniques to electronic bibliography checks such as hand searching of key journals, contacting experts in the field and bibliogrpahy checking of relevant studies should be considered to ensure that all relevant papers are identified.

Articles that support this problem:

Infrequent use of clinical trials registries in published systematic reviews in urology

2020 : World journal of urology

Systematic reviews and meta-analyses of home telemonitoring interventions for patients with chronic diseases: a critical assessment of their methodological quality

2013 : Journal of medical internet research

Systematic reviews published in emergency medicine journals do not routinely search clinical trials registries: a cross-sectional analysis

2015 : Annals of emergency medicine

Searching ClinicalTrials. gov did not change the conclusions of a systematic review

2017 : Journal of clinical epidemiology

Quality assessment of systematic reviews on alveolar ridge preservation

2013 : Journal of the american dental association

Optimizing literature search in systematic reviews - are MEDLINE, EMBASE and CENTRAL enough for identifying effect studies within the area of musculoskeletal disorders?

2016 : Bmc medical research methodology

Impact of searching clinical trial registries in systematic reviews of pharmaceutical treatments: methodological systematic review and reanalysis of meta-analyses

2017 : Bmj

Impact of inclusion of industry trial results registries as an information source for systematic reviews

2014 : Plos one

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

2012 : Plos one

Search strategies in systematic reviews in periodontology and implant dentistry

2013 : Journal of clinical periodontology

Reviews may overestimate the effectiveness of medicines for back pain: systematic review and meta-analysis

2019 : Journal of clinical epidemiology

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

Trial Registry Searches in Plastic Surgery Systematic Reviews: A Meta-epidemiological Study

2023 : Journal of surgical research

Systematic Review on Electronic Health Interventions for Patients With Breast Cancer: Revisiting the Methodology

2023 : Journal of clinical oncology

The Quality of Literature Search Reporting in Systematic Reviews Published in the Urological Literature (1998-2021)

2023 : Journal of urology

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

2022 : World views on evidence based nursing