Quality of reporting in systematic reviews of implantable medical devices

Ref ID 644
First Author G. Raman
Journal Unknown
Year Of Publishing 2012
URL https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK114987/
Keywords Heterogeneity
General medical
Low reporting quality
Problem(s) Intervention not described / defined
Inadequate analysis of heterogeneity
Number of systematic reviews included 181
Summary of Findings From 181 included systematic reviews there was a lack of reporting of some important generic items. Eight % of the meta-analyses were performed in the presence of heterogeneity among device groups (e.g., by combining data across drug-eluting stents and bare-metal stents) or among studies combined across designs (e.g., by combining data across study designs of randomized trials and observational studies.
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? Yes