Poor reporting of search strategy and conflict of interest in over 250 narrative and systematic reviews of two biologic agents in arthritis: a systematic review

Ref ID 384
First Author A. K. Roundtree
Year Of Publishing 2009
URL https://www.jclinepi.com/article/S0895-4356(08)00216-3/fulltext
Keywords Rheumatology
Low reporting quality
Problem(s) Financial conflicts of interest of review authors
Funding or sponsor of systematic review not reported
Conflict of interest statement or disclosures for review authors missing
Number of systematic reviews included 26
Summary of Findings Of the 26 included systematic reviews only 35% met 10 or more QUOROM criteria. 19% of the systematic reviews reported funding from grants and/or industry. 42% of systematic reviews reported conflicts of interest from consulting, grants, honoraria and industry employment. The sample includes a larger analysis including 255 narrative reviews. Very frequently, the reviews were authored by individuals who had conflicts of interest, many of whom failed to disclose their conflict
Did the article find that the problem(s) led to qualitative changes in interpretation of the results? Not Applicable
Are the methods of the article described in enough detail to replicate the study? No