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Meta-Analyses in Plastic Surgery: Can We Trust Their Results?

08:00 EDT 10th May 2019 | BioPortfolio

Summary of "Meta-Analyses in Plastic Surgery: Can We Trust Their Results?"

Meta-analyses are common in the plastic surgery literature, but studies concerning their quality are lacking. The authors assessed the overall quality of meta-analyses in plastic surgery, and attempted to identify variables associated with scientific quality.

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Name: Plastic and reconstructive surgery
ISSN: 1529-4242
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The influence of study results on the chances of publication and the tendency of investigators, reviewers, and editors to submit or accept manuscripts for publication based on the direction or strength of the study findings. Publication bias has an impact on the interpretation of clinical trials and meta-analyses. Bias can be minimized by insistence by editors on high-quality research, thorough literature reviews, acknowledgement of conflicts of interest, modification of peer review practices, etc.

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