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Meta‐analysis of test accuracy studies using imputation for partial reporting of multiple thresholds

  • Author: J. Ensor, J.J. Deeks, E.C. Martin, R.D. Riley
  • Pub Online: Nov 22, 2017
  • DOI: 10.1002/jrsm.1276 (p )

Special Issue Papers

Locating qualitative studies in dementia on MEDLINE, EMBASE, CINAHL, and PsycINFO: A comparison of search strategies

  • Author: Morwenna Rogers, Alison Bethel, Rebecca Abbott
  • Pub Online: Nov 27, 2017
  • DOI: 10.1002/jrsm.1280 (p )

Research Articles

Detecting small‐study effects and funnel plot asymmetry in meta‐analysis of survival data: A comparison of new and existing tests

  • Author: Thomas P. A. Debray, Karel G. M. Moons, Richard D. Riley
  • Pub Online: Nov 28, 2017
  • DOI: 10.1002/jrsm.1266 (p )

Special Issue Papers

Evaluation of a new method for librarian‐mediated literature searches for systematic reviews

  • Author: Wichor M. Bramer, Melissa L. Rethlefsen, Frans Mast, Jos Kleijnen
  • Pub Online: Nov 28, 2017
  • DOI: 10.1002/jrsm.1279 (p )


Searching for evidence or approval? A commentary on database search in systematic reviews and alternative information retrieval methodologies

  • Author: Aogán Delaney, Peter A. Tamás
  • Pub Online: Nov 29, 2017
  • DOI: 10.1002/jrsm.1282 (p )

Research Articles

An improved method for bivariate meta‐analysis when within‐study correlations are unknown

  • Author: Chuan Hong, Richard D. Riley, Yong Chen
  • Pub Online: Dec 07, 2017
  • DOI: 10.1002/jrsm.1274 (p )


Practical guidance for using multiple data sources in systematic reviews and meta‐analyses (with examples from the MUDS study)

  • Author: Evan Mayo‐Wilson, Tianjing Li, Nicole Fusco, Kay Dickersin, 
  • Pub Online: Dec 15, 2017
  • DOI: 10.1002/jrsm.1277 (p )

Research Articles

A review of methods for comparing treatments evaluated in studies that form disconnected networks of evidence

  • Author: John W. Stevens, Christine Fletcher, Gerald Downey, Anthea Sutton
  • Pub Online: Dec 17, 2017
  • DOI: 10.1002/jrsm.1278 (p )

Meta‐analysis of full ROC curves using bivariate time‐to‐event models for interval‐censored data

  • Author: Annika Hoyer, Stefan Hirt, Oliver Kuss
  • Pub Online: Dec 20, 2017
  • DOI: 10.1002/jrsm.1273 (p )

Supplementary search methods were more effective and offered better value than bibliographic database searching: A case study from public health and environmental enhancement

  • Author: Chris Cooper, Rebecca Lovell, Kerryn Husk, Andrew Booth, Ruth Garside
  • Pub Online: Dec 26, 2017
  • DOI: 10.1002/jrsm.1286 (p )

Guidance for deriving and presenting percentage study weights in meta‐analysis of test accuracy studies

  • Author: Danielle L. Burke, Joie Ensor, Kym I.E. Snell, Danielle Windt, Richard D. Riley
  • Pub Online: Jan 08, 2018
  • DOI: 10.1002/jrsm.1283 (p )

A design‐by‐treatment interaction model for network meta‐analysis and meta‐regression with integrated nested Laplace approximations

  • Author: Burak Kürsad Günhan, Tim Friede, Leonhard Held
  • Pub Online: Jan 16, 2018
  • DOI: 10.1002/jrsm.1285 (p )

A Bayesian nonparametric test of significance chasing biases

  • Author: George Karabatsos
  • Pub Online: Jan 19, 2018
  • DOI: 10.1002/jrsm.1269 (p )
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