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Quality Assessment of the Methods Used in Published Opioid Conversion Reviews.
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PMID:  23216173     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
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ABSTRACT The study objective was to assess methodological quality of opioid conversion systematic reviews. The electronic databases PubMed, EMBASE, and Scopus were used to identify the systematic reviews from the earliest available date until April 2012. Studies were not restricted based on type of opioid, country, or languages. Methodological quality was evaluated using the "Assessment of Multiple Systematic Reviews (AMSTAR)." A total of 2772 articles were found from which five met inclusions criteria. No review mentioned about the duplicate study selection and data extraction. Two reviews included a list of studies that were excluded studies. One study did not provided information on the characteristics of primary studies that were included. Of the three reviews that evaluated the quality of primary studies, two used the quality of included studies in formulating conclusions. Only two reviews provided information about conflicts of interest. Of the five included systematic reviews, three reached a moderate score; two had poor quality. Specific recommendations to improve methodological quality would include performing the data selection and extraction in duplicate, listing or showing the flowchart of studies that were included and excluded along with the reasons, including the main studies data illustrating tables, and including an assessment of the quality of the primary included studies.
Authors:
Surasak Saokaew; Gary M Oderda
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of pain & palliative care pharmacotherapy     Volume:  26     ISSN:  1536-0539     ISO Abbreviation:  J Pain Palliat Care Pharmacother     Publication Date:  2012 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-12-10     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101125608     Medline TA:  J Pain Palliat Care Pharmacother     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  341-347     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Surasak Saokaew, PharmD, is Instructor, Department of Pharmaceutical Care, School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Phayao , Phayao , Thailand ; an investigator in the Center of Pharmaceutical Outcomes Research (CPOR), Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Naresuan University , Phitsanulok , Thailand ; a PhD student in Clinical Epidemiology, Clinical Epidemiology Program, Faculty of Medicine, Chiang Mai University , Chiang Mai , Thailand ; and a visiting scholar, Pharmacotherapy Outcomes Research Center (PORC), University of Utah , Salt Lake City, Utah , USA .
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