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Reporting, handling and assessing the risk of bias associated with missing participant data in systematic reviews: a methodological survey

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  • Elie A Akl Department of Internal Medicine, American University of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon Department of Clinical Epidemiology & Biostatistics, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada PubMed articlesGoogle scholar articles
  • Alonso Carrasco-Labra Department of Clinical Epidemiology & Biostatistics, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada Evidence Based Dentistry Unit, Faculty of Dentistry, Universidad de Chile, Santiago, Chile PubMed articlesGoogle scholar articles
  • Romina Brignardello-Petersen Department of Clinical Epidemiology & Biostatistics, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada Evidence Based Dentistry Unit, Faculty of Dentistry, Universidad de Chile, Santiago, Chile Institute of Health Policy, Management & Evaluation, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada PubMed articlesGoogle scholar articles
  • Ignacio Neumann Department of Medicine, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Santiago, Chile PubMed articlesGoogle scholar articles
  • Bradley C Johnston Institute of Health Policy, Management & Evaluation, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada Department of Anesthesia & Pain Medicine, The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Ontario, Canada PubMed articlesGoogle scholar articles
  • Xin Sun Department of Clinical Epidemiology & Biostatistics, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada Clinical Research and Evaluation Unit, Chinese Evidence-based Medicine Center, West China Hospital, Sichuan University, Chengdu, China PubMed articlesGoogle scholar articles
  • Matthias Briel Department of Clinical Epidemiology & Biostatistics, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada Department of Clinical Research, Basel Institute for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University Hospital Basel, Basel, Switzerland PubMed articlesGoogle scholar articles
  • Jason W Busse Department of Clinical Epidemiology & Biostatistics, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada Department of Anesthesia, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada The Michael G. DeGroote Institute for Pain Research and Care, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada PubMed articlesGoogle scholar articles
  • Shanil Ebrahim Department of Clinical Epidemiology & Biostatistics, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada Department of Anesthesia, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada Department of Medicine, Stanford Prevention Research Center, Stanford University, Palo Alto, California, USA PubMed articlesGoogle scholar articles
  • Carlos E Granados Área de investigaciones, Facultad de Medicina, Universidad de La Sabana, Chía, Colombia PubMed articlesGoogle scholar articles
  • Alfonso Iorio Department of Clinical Epidemiology & Biostatistics, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada Department of Medicine, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada PubMed articlesGoogle scholar articles
  • Affan Irfan Department of Cardiology, University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky, USA PubMed articlesGoogle scholar articles
  • Laura Martínez García Iberoamerican Cochrane Centre, Biomedical Research Institute Sant Pau-CIBER of Epidemiology and Public Health (CIBERESP- IIB Sant Pau), Barcelona, Spain PubMed articlesGoogle scholar articles
  • Reem A Mustafa Department of Clinical Epidemiology & Biostatistics, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada Departments of Medicine, Nephrology and Biomedical and Health Informatics, University of Missouri-Kansas City, Kansas City, Missouri, USA PubMed articlesGoogle scholar articles
  • Anggie Ramírez-Morera Health Care Development Division, IHCAI Foundation & Central America Cochrane, San José, Costa Rica PubMed articlesGoogle scholar articles
  • Anna Selva Iberoamerican Cochrane Centre, Biomedical Research Institute Sant Pau-CIBER of Epidemiology and Public Health (CIBERESP- IIB Sant Pau), Barcelona, Spain PubMed articlesGoogle scholar articles
  • Ivan Solà Iberoamerican Cochrane Centre, Biomedical Research Institute Sant Pau-CIBER of Epidemiology and Public Health (CIBERESP- IIB Sant Pau), Barcelona, Spain PubMed articlesGoogle scholar articles
  • Andrea Juliana Sanabria Iberoamerican Cochrane Centre, Biomedical Research Institute Sant Pau-CIBER of Epidemiology and Public Health (CIBERESP- IIB Sant Pau), Barcelona, Spain PubMed articlesGoogle scholar articles
  • Kari A O Tikkinen Department of Clinical Epidemiology & Biostatistics, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada Departments of Urology and Public Health, Helsinki University Central Hospital and University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland PubMed articlesGoogle scholar articles
  • Per O Vandvik Norwegian Knowledge Centre for the Health Services, Oslo, Norway Department of Medicine, Innlandet Hospital Trust, Gjøvik, Norway PubMed articlesGoogle scholar articles
  • Robin W M Vernooij Iberoamerican Cochrane Centre, Biomedical Research Institute Sant Pau-CIBER of Epidemiology and Public Health (CIBERESP- IIB Sant Pau), Barcelona, Spain PubMed articlesGoogle scholar articles
  • Oscar E Zazueta Iberoamerican Cochrane Centre, Biomedical Research Institute Sant Pau-CIBER of Epidemiology and Public Health (CIBERESP- IIB Sant Pau), Barcelona, Spain PubMed articlesGoogle scholar articles
  • Qi Zhou Department of Clinical Epidemiology & Biostatistics, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada PubMed articlesGoogle scholar articles
  • Gordon H Guyatt Department of Clinical Epidemiology & Biostatistics, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada Department of Medicine, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada PubMed articlesGoogle scholar articles
  • Pablo Alonso-Coello Iberoamerican Cochrane Centre, Biomedical Research Institute Sant Pau-CIBER of Epidemiology and Public Health (CIBERESP- IIB Sant Pau), Barcelona, Spain PubMed articlesGoogle scholar articles
  1. Correspondence to Dr Elie A Akl; ea32{at}aub.edu.lb
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Akl EA, Carrasco-Labra A, Brignardello-Petersen R, et al
Reporting, handling and assessing the risk of bias associated with missing participant data in systematic reviews: a methodological survey

Publication history

  • Received July 20, 2015
  • Accepted July 29, 2015
  • First published September 30, 2015.
Online issue publication 
September 30, 2015
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