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Developments in Network Meta-Analyses

Edited by: Dr Deborah Caldwell

A thematic series published in Systematic Reviews.

The use of network meta-analyses with systematic reviews is becoming increasingly popular, particularly with healthcare interventions, enabling comparative effectiveness of interventions that have not necessarily been evaluated directly against each other. This special collection of articles highlights recent developments in network meta-analysis methodology, along with systematic review research and protocol articles that include network meta-analysis.

  1. Transfemoral cardiac catheterisation is an invasive medical procedure used for therapeutic or diagnostic purposes. Postoperative bed rest can prevent a number of complications such as bleeding and haematoma fo...

    Authors: Alberto Dal Molin, Fabrizio Faggiano, Fabio Bertoncini, Giulia Buratti, Erica Busca, Roberta Casarotto, Samanta Gaboardi and Elias Allara
    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2015 4:47
  2. In the Western world, dietary supplements are commonly used to prevent chronic diseases, mainly cardiovascular disease and cancer. However, there is inconsistent evidence on which dietary supplements actually ...

    Authors: Lukas Schwingshackl, Georg Hoffmann, Brian Buijsse, Tamara Mittag, Marta Stelmach-Mardas, Heiner Boeing, Marion Gottschald, Stefan Dietrich, Maria Arregui and Sofia Dias
    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2015 4:34
  3. Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is one of the most common neurodevelopmental disorders of children and adolescents, with a significant impact on health services and the community in terms of ec...

    Authors: Ferrán Catalá-López, Brian Hutton, Amparo Núñez-Beltrán, Alain D Mayhew, Matthew J Page, Manuel Ridao, Aurelio Tobías, Miguel A Catalá, Rafael Tabarés-Seisdedos and David Moher
    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2015 4:19
  4. Chronic pain disorders impact the physical, psychological, social, and financial well-being of between 10%–30% of Canadians. The primary aims of psychological interventions targeting chronic pain disorders are...

    Authors: Taylor Hatchard, Chris Lepage, Brian Hutton, Becky Skidmore and Patricia A Poulin
    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2014 3:134
  5. Major depressive disorder (MDD) is a debilitating and costly mental disorder. Although commercially available antidepressants have proliferated over the last 20 years, a substantial number of patients either d...

    Authors: Yiyun Liu, Xinyu Zhou, Bin Qin, Cinzia Del Giovane, Yuqing Zhang and Peng Xie
    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2014 3:133
  6. The aim of this meta-analysis was to compare the long-term efficacy of diet plus exercise (D + E) vs. diet (D), D + E vs. exercise (E) and D vs. E on anthropometric outcomes and cardiovascular risk factors in ...

    Authors: Lukas Schwingshackl, Sofia Dias and Georg Hoffmann
    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2014 3:130
  7. The use of network meta-analysis has increased dramatically in recent years. WinBUGS, a freely available Bayesian software package, has been the most widely used software package to conduct network meta-analys...

    Authors: Stephen Brown, Brian Hutton, Tammy Clifford, Doug Coyle, Daniel Grima, George Wells and Chris Cameron
    Citation: Systematic Reviews 2014 3:110