Table 1

Meta-analyses examples

Meta-analysis

Title

Intervention

Outcome measure

Number of trials

Number of participants


Afshari and others

2007 [16]

Antithrombin III for critically ill patients

Antithrombin III

Mortality

20

3,458

Al-Inany and others,

2006 [17]

Cycle cancellations due to poor ovarian response

Gonadotropin releasing hormone for assisted reproductive therapy

Number of cycle cancellations

13

2,543

Soll and others,

1997 [18]

Prophylactic surfactant to prevent morbidity and mortality in preterm infants.

Surfactant

Mortality or pneumothorax

8

988

Wetterslev and Juhl,

2006 [19]

Effect of perioperative β-blockade on non-fatal perioperative AMI

Perioperative β-blockers for non-cardiac surgery

Perioperative myocardial infarction within 30 days of operation

11

2,211

Bury and Tudehope,

2000 [20]

Effect of antibiotics on

necrotizing enterocolitis in newborn

Enteral antibiotics in newborn

Necrotizing enterocolitis

5

458

Li and others,

2007 [21]

Intravenous magnesium for acute myocardial infarction

Magnesium

Mortality

23

72,472

Meyhoff and others,

2008 [22]

Perioperative ventilation with 80% versus 30% oxygen during intestinal surgery

Perioperative ventilation with 80% oxygen

Wound infection within 15 days of surgery

4

989


Wetterslev et al. BMC Medical Research Methodology 2009 9:86   doi:10.1186/1471-2288-9-86

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