Journal article

The state of asthma epidemiology: an overview of systematic reviews and their quality

Jon Genuneit, Annina M Seibold, Christian J Apfelbacher, George N Konstantinou, Jennifer J Koplin, Stefania La Grutta, Kirsty Logan, Carsten Flohr, Michael R Perkin

CLINICAL AND TRANSLATIONAL ALLERGY | BIOMED CENTRAL LTD | Published : 2017

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Recently, we have published an overview of systematic reviews in allergy epidemiology and identified asthma as the most commonly reviewed allergic disease. Building on this work, we aimed to investigate the quality of systematic reviews in asthma using the AMSTAR checklist and to provide a reference for future, more in-depth assessment of the extent of previous knowledge. METHODS: We included all 307 systematic reviews indexed with asthma, including occupational asthma, and/or wheeze from our previous search in PubMed and EMBASE up to December 2014 for systematic reviews on epidemiological research on allergic diseases. Topics of the included systematic reviews were indexed and w..

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Funding Acknowledgements

This work has partly been funded by the European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (EAACI) through support of the Task Force "Overview of Systematic Reviews in Allergy Epidemiology (OSRAE)" of the EAACI Interest Group on Epidemiology (Chair: Jon Genuneit, Secretary: Carsten Flohr).