계명대학교 의학도서관 Repository

Overview and recent trends of systematic reviews and meta-analyses in hepatology

Metadata Downloads
Author(s)
김가은
Alternative Author(s)
Kim, Ga Eun
Publication Year
2014
Abstract
A systematic review (SR) is a research methodology that involves a comprehensive search for and analysis of relevant
studies on a specific topic. A strict and objective research process is conducted that comprises a systematic and
comprehensive literature search in accordance with predetermined inclusion/exclusion criteria, and an assessment of the
risk of bias of the selected literature. SRs require a multidisciplinary approach that necessitates cooperation with clinical
experts, methodologists, other experts, and statisticians. A meta-analysis (MA) is a statistical method of quantitatively
synthesizing data, where possible, from the primary literature selected for the SR. Review articles differ from SRs in that
they lack a systematic methodology such as a literature search, selection of studies according to strict criteria, assessment
of risk bias, and synthesis of the study results. The importance of evidence-based medicine (EBM) in the decision-making
for public policy has recently been increasing thanks to the realization that it should be based on scientific research data.
SRs and MAs are essential for EBM strategy and evidence-based clinical practice guidelines. This review addresses the
current trends in SRs and MAs in the field of hepatology via a search of recently published articles in the Cochrane Library
and Ovid-MEDLINE. (Clin Mol Hepatol 2014;20:137-150)
Keywords: Meta-analysis; Systematic review; Hepatology
Department
Dept. of Nursing (간호학)
Publisher
College of Nursing
Citation
Clinical and Molecular Hepatology, Vol.20(2) : 137-150, 2014
Type
Article
ISSN
2287-2728
DOI
10.3350/cmh.2014.20.2.137
URI
http://kumel.medlib.dsmc.or.kr/handle/2015.oak/35476
Authorize & License
  • AuthorizeOpen
Files in This Item:

Items in DSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.