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The efficacy and safety of insulin-sensitizing drugs in HIV-associated lipodystrophy syndrome: a meta-analysis of randomized trials

Siddharth H Sheth1* and Robin J Larson123

Author Affiliations

1 The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, Lebanon, NH, USA

2 The VA Outcomes Group, Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, White River Junction, VT, USA

3 Dartmouth Medical School, Hanover, NH, USA

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BMC Infectious Diseases 2010, 10:183  doi:10.1186/1471-2334-10-183

Published: 23 June 2010

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Methods - Pooled Summary Analysis. A detailed description of how the pooled summary analysis was discussed in this section.

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Figure - Identification of Studies. This figure displays the process for identifying the 20 RCT's that were included in the meta-analysis.

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Table S1. Baseline Characteristics. Baseline characteristics of randomized controlled trials included in the meta analysis.

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Table - Severe Adverse Effects. This table summarizes the severe effects that were found in each study quantitatively. Additionally, specific types of severe effects were quantified by intervention.

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