Umbrella Reviews

Evidence Synthesis with Overviews of Reviews and Meta-Epidemiologic Studies

Editors: Biondi-Zoccai, Giuseppe (Ed.)

  • ​Explains how to read, interpret, and independently conduct umbrella reviews
  • Written by a multinational team of contributors who provide a multidisciplinary and multidimensional approach
  • First book to be devoted solely to umbrella reviews
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About this book

​This book is an ideal guide to umbrella reviews, overviews of reviews, and meta-epidemiologic studies for evidence synthesis. Research is conducted at different levels: primary research consists of original studies while secondary research comprises qualitative reviews, systematic reviews, and meta-analyses. Recently, a novel further level of research has been introduced, based on the analysis and pooling of reviews and meta-analysis. This book is the first to focus solely on this new type of research design, which permits a comprehensive and powerful synthesis of scientific evidence in medicine as well as in many other fields in order to inform decision-making. All aspects are covered, including review design and registration, the searching, abstracting, appraisal, and synthesis of evidence, the appraisal of moderators and confounders, and state of the art reporting. Case studies in a range of medical specialties are then presented. The hands-on approach of the book, written by a multinational team of experts, will enable the reader to interpret and independently conduct umbrella reviews.

About the authors

Giuseppe Biondi-Zoccai is Assistant Professor in Cardiology in the Department of Medico-Surgical Sciences and Biotechnologies of Sapienza University of Rome. He has got an established expertise in evidence-based cardiovascular medicine and is the founder of the Meta-analysis and Evidence-based medicine Training in Cardiology (METCARDIO) Collaboration. He has published more than 500 articles indexed in MEDLINE, including more than 130 systematic reviews, meta-analyses, or umbrella reviews, and he is the editor of the first book devoted to network meta-analyses and mixed treatment comparisons.

Reviews

“This is a great reference for conducting an umbrella review given the novelty of the methodology and availability of several systematic reviews on a given clinical topic. … This well-written, step-by-step guide to umbrella reviews takes a complex, novel topic and breaks it down into manageable, easy to understand pieces. I would recommend this book for those new to the field and also to those who have done reviews in the past.” (Rajeshwari Nair, Doody’s Book Reviews, June, 2016)


Table of contents (23 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Biondi-Zoccai, Giuseppe, MD, MStat

    Pages 3-10

  • Evidence Hierarchy

    Ng, Colin (et al.)

    Pages 11-19

  • From Qualitative Reviews to Umbrella Reviews

    Ortega, Ana, PhD (et al.)

    Pages 21-41

  • Umbrella Reviews, Overviews of Reviews, and Meta-epidemiologic Studies: Similarities and Differences

    Tsagris, Michail (et al.)

    Pages 43-54

  • Designing the Review

    Papageorgiou, Spyridon N., DDS (et al.)

    Pages 57-80

Buy this book

eBook $139.00
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-25655-9
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $179.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-25653-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Umbrella Reviews
Book Subtitle
Evidence Synthesis with Overviews of Reviews and Meta-Epidemiologic Studies
Editors
  • Giuseppe Biondi-Zoccai
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-25655-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-25655-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-25653-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 391
Number of Illustrations and Tables
11 b/w illustrations, 17 illustrations in colour
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