The results from an overall metaanalysis
of all 107 studies remain positive.
Regardless of the kind of therapy conducted, the metaanalysis
found no evidence of efficacy alone without medication.
has limitations, including the retrospective design of the studies, and likely variations in the composition of multivitamins; it is possible that another characteristic of women who are motivated enough to take multivitamins could contribute to the lower cancer rates.
Because of data availability constraints, the present metaanalysis
only considers the relation between the average subjective satisfaction of a group of users and the average performance of the same group.
is a potentially powerful tool to overcome this limitation.
Under the EULAR system of grading evidence-based medicine, the new metaanalysis
ranks as level 1A evidence supporting the benefit of weight loss in obese knee OA patients.
Twenty-two studies including 2,383 patients were selected for the metaanalysis
. The children, aged 0-18 years, were treated with either dextroamphetamine or methylphenidate for a mean duration of 1.5 years.
The results of these studies reflect what we found in a metaanalysis
of data from 13 cohort studies in the medical literature, published between 1982 and 2005.
Los ANGELES -- In a recent metaanalysis
, steroid use was shown to be associated with reduced postoperative tonsillectomy pain, Dr.
In the present comprehensive metaanalysis
of 79 studies (in 75 reports) including 18 727 Crohn disease cases and 17 102 controls, we attempt to address these questions and at the same time give an updated view of this research area.
PHILADELPHIA -- The periprocedural rate of death or stroke in patients undergoing carotid artery stenting was about 40% higher than for similar patients who had a carotid endarterectomy, on the basis of a metaanalysis
that included data from seven trials including nearly 3,000 patients.
SAN FRANCISCO -- Children younger than 2 years with acute otitis media in both ears constitute the pediatric population most likely to benefit from antibiotic treatment of this common childhood infection, according to the findings of a metaanalysis
presented at the annual meeting of the Pediatric Academic Societies.