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met·a·anal·y·sis

(met'ă-ă-nal'i-sis),
The process of using statistical methods to combine the results of different studies; systematic, organized, and structured evaluation of a problem using information, commonly in the form of statistical tables, from several different studies of a problem.

met·a·anal·y·sis

(met'ă-ă-nal'i-sis)
The systematic process of using statistical methods to combine the results of different studies; systematic, organized, and structured evaluation of a problem using information, commonly in the form of statistical tables, from a number of different studies of a problem.
See also: analysis

metaanalysis (meˈ·t-·naˑ·l·ss),

n a statistical method for analyzing a large body of separate studies; aims to integrate the conclusions of those studies.

met·a·anal·y·sis

(met'ă-ă-nal'i-sis)
The systematic process of using statistical methods to combine the results of different studies.

metaanalysis,

n a quantitative method of combining the results of independent studies (usually drawn from the published literature) and synthesizing summaries and conclusions that may be used to evaluate therapeutic effectiveness and plan new studies, with application mainly in the areas of research and medicine and dentistry.
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Results from this metaanalysis support the hypothesis that consumption of vegetables and fruits could reduce the risk of stroke.
The metaanalysis of the 107 MTHFR studies (86 previous publications reporting on 88 studies (1) and the 19 new ones) that compared IHD risk in TT and CC individuals (76 792 individuals with IHD and 109 818 unaffected controls) yielded an odds ratio of1.
Because of this imbalance, the large trial accounted for 59% of the metaanalysis cohort and 74% of the cardiovascular events, they said.
The metaanalysis included studies that used a range of interventions, from individual cognitive-behavioral therapy, to family format, to group therapy (psychoeducation).
Metaanalysis of single hospital studies is no substitute for good multicenter studies, but it could be used to provide some evidence of reproducibility and thus to prioritize targets for definitive trials.
The results of the metaanalysis showed that the ThinPrep Pap Test was "significantly better than the conventional smear" for the diagnosis of low-grade (LSIL) and high-grade squamous intraepithelial lesions (HSIL).
By combining multiple studies, metaanalysis can provide an overview of the totality of evidence on a particular question and the statistical power needed to reduce random error and produce precise estimates of even modest effect sizes.
The metaanalysis included 5,601 patients followed for an average of 12.
She presented a metaanalysis examining the effect of gender on all-cause mortality in the major randomized, controlled trials of implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) therapy for primary prevention of arrthythmic death.
Wulsin said it would be interesting to see how a recent metaanalysis of trials looking at [beta]-blocker side effects is going to be received and how it will influence clinical practice.
SEATTLE--Proton-pump inhibitors, the therapeutic mainstay for gastroesophageal reflux disease, are also highly effective in the treatment of nonerosive reflux disease, according to a new metaanalysis.
Aspirin therapy for the primary prevention of cardiovascular disease may reduce the risk of ischemic stroke in women and the risk of myocardial infarction in men, according to a metaanalysis specifically designed to tease out gender-based differences in response to aspirin therapy.