Quality assessment for systematic reviews and meta-analyses of cohort studies

Post written by Bashar J. Qumseya, MD, MPH, FASGE, from the Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, USA. I have been involved in many systematic reviews and meta-analyses. Several scales used for rating cohort studies were available but were either to difficult to use or interpret. I wanted to create …

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Systematic review and meta-analysis in GI endoscopy

Post written by Fauze Maluf-Filho, MD, PhD, from the Department of Gastroenterology of University of São Paulo, Institute of Cancer of University of São Paulo (ICESP-FMUSP), São Paulo, Brazil. The focus of the study was to clarify the methodology involved in conducting a systematic review with meta-analysis (SRMA), trying to help the GIE audience to …

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