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166981. Mechanical bowel preparation for elective colorectal surgery: a meta-analysis

Mechanical bowel preparation for elective colorectal surgery: a meta-analysis Untitled Document The CRD Databases will not be available from 08:00 BST on Friday 4th October until 08:00 BST on Monday 7th October for essential maintenance. We apologise for any inconvenience.

2004 DARE.

166982. Efficacy of gemcitabine plus platinum chemotherapy compared with other platinum containing regimens in advanced non-small-cell lung cancer: a meta-analysis of survival outcomes

Efficacy of gemcitabine plus platinum chemotherapy compared with other platinum containing regimens in advanced non-small-cell lung cancer: a meta-analysis of survival outcomes Untitled Document The CRD Databases will not be available from 08:00 BST on Friday 4th October until 08:00 BST on Monday 7th October for essential maintenance. We apologise for any inconvenience.

2005 DARE.

166983. Do elderly systolic heart failure patients benefit from beta blockers to the same extent as the non-elderly: meta-analysis of >12,000 patients in large-scale clinical trials

Do elderly systolic heart failure patients benefit from beta blockers to the same extent as the non-elderly: meta-analysis of >12,000 patients in large-scale clinical trials Untitled Document The CRD Databases will not be available from 08:00 BST on Friday 4th October until 08:00 BST on Monday 7th October for essential maintenance. We apologise for any inconvenience.

2005 DARE.

166984. Meta-analysis: methods for diagnosing intravascular device-related bloodstream infection

Meta-analysis: methods for diagnosing intravascular device-related bloodstream infection Meta-analysis: methods for diagnosing intravascular device-related bloodstream infection Meta-analysis: methods for diagnosing intravascular device-related bloodstream infection Safdar N, Fine J P, Maki D G CRD summary This review aimed to identify the most accurate methods for diagnosing intravascular device-related bloodstream infection. The authors concluded that the most accurate test is paired (...) : The authors stated that catheters should not be cultured routinely but rather only if IVD-related bloodstream infection is suspected clinically. Research: The authors stated that larger higher quality studies are required to provide more reliable estimates of the accuracy of methods for diagnosing IVD-related bloodstream infection, particularly IVD-sparing techniques. Funding Oscar Rennebohm Foundation. Bibliographic details Safdar N, Fine J P, Maki D G. Meta-analysis: methods for diagnosing intravascular

2005 DARE.

166985. A meta-analysis of controlled studies comparing major malformation rates in IVF and ICSI infants with naturally conceived children

A meta-analysis of controlled studies comparing major malformation rates in IVF and ICSI infants with naturally conceived children A meta-analysis of controlled studies comparing major malformation rates in IVF and ICSI infants with naturally conceived children A meta-analysis of controlled studies comparing major malformation rates in IVF and ICSI infants with naturally conceived children Rimm A A, Katayama A C, Diaz M, Katayama K P CRD summary This review concluded that there may (...) combined (19 studies), there was an increased risk of MM (OR 1.29, 95% CI: 1.01, 1.67) and this was statistically significant. None of the subgroup analyses were statistically significant. The OR for MM ranged from 0.92 (95% CI: 0.75, 1.12; based on 7 studies) for IVF multiple births to 1.51 (95% CI: 0.85, 2.7; based on 8 studies) for IVF single births. There was evidence of statistically significant heterogeneity in the main meta-analysis and in all the subgroup analyses (p<0.0001). Authors

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166986. A comparison of olanzapine versus risperidone for the treatment of schizophrenia: a meta-analysis of randomised clinical trials

thus be considered appropriate. However, given the limitations of the review, including a lack of a systematic quality assessment of the included studies and no details of the review methodology, they should be treated with caution. Implications of the review for practice and research Practice: The authors did not state any implications for practice. Research: The authors stated that a future meta-analysis could examine the speed of onset of antipsychotic action. In addition, future trials could (...) of Psychiatry in Clinical Practice 2005; 9(1): 3-15 Other publications of related interest Duggan L, Fenton M, Rathbone J, Dardennes R, El-Dosoky A, Indran S. Olanzapine for schizophrenia. The Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2005, Issue 2. Art. No. CD001359. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD001359.pub2. Indexing Status Subject indexing assigned by CRD MeSH Antipsychotic Agents /therapeutic use; Benzodiazepines /therapeutic use; Meta-Analysis; Randomized Controlled Trials as Topic; Risperidone /therapeutic

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166987. A multidimensional meta-analysis of psychotherapy for PTSD

A multidimensional meta-analysis of psychotherapy for PTSD Untitled Document The CRD Databases will not be available from 08:00 BST on Friday 4th October until 08:00 BST on Monday 7th October for essential maintenance. We apologise for any inconvenience.

2005 DARE.

166988. Antral follicle count in the prediction of poor ovarian response and pregnancy after in vitro fertilization: a meta-analysis and comparison with basal follicle-stimulating hormone level

Antral follicle count in the prediction of poor ovarian response and pregnancy after in vitro fertilization: a meta-analysis and comparison with basal follicle-stimulating hormone level Untitled Document The CRD Databases will not be available from 08:00 BST on Friday 4th October until 08:00 BST on Monday 7th October for essential maintenance. We apologise for any inconvenience.

2005 DARE.

166989. Meta-analysis of natural therapies for hyperlipidemia: plant sterols and stanols versus policosanol

Meta-analysis of natural therapies for hyperlipidemia: plant sterols and stanols versus policosanol Untitled Document The CRD Databases will not be available from 08:00 BST on Friday 4th October until 08:00 BST on Monday 7th October for essential maintenance. We apologise for any inconvenience.

2005 DARE.

166990. Effect of bisphosphonates on periprosthetic bone mineral density after total joint arthroplasty: a meta-analysis

Effect of bisphosphonates on periprosthetic bone mineral density after total joint arthroplasty: a meta-analysis Effect of bisphosphonates on periprosthetic bone mineral density after total joint arthroplasty: a meta-analysis Effect of bisphosphonates on periprosthetic bone mineral density after total joint arthroplasty: a meta-analysis Bhandari M, Bajammal S, Guyatt G H, Griffith L, Busse J W, Schunemann H, Einhorn T A CRD summary This review assessed the effects of bisphosphonates on bone (...) . Methods were used to minimise bias and error in the study selection, validity assessment and data extraction processes. Validity was assessed using established criteria. The data were appropriately combined using meta-analysis, meta-analysis graphs were presented, and subgroup analyses were used to examine the influence of predefined factors. This was a well-conducted review and the authors' cautious conclusions reflect the evidence. Implications of the review for practice and research Practice

2005 DARE.

166991. Meta-analysis of colonic reservoirs versus straight coloanal anastomosis after anterior resection

Meta-analysis of colonic reservoirs versus straight coloanal anastomosis after anterior resection Untitled Document The CRD Databases will not be available from 08:00 BST on Friday 4th October until 08:00 BST on Monday 7th October for essential maintenance. We apologise for any inconvenience.

2006 DARE.

166992. Misoprostol in preventing postpartum hemorrhage: a meta-analysis

Misoprostol in preventing postpartum hemorrhage: a meta-analysis Untitled Document The CRD Databases will not be available from 08:00 BST on Friday 4th October until 08:00 BST on Monday 7th October for essential maintenance. We apologise for any inconvenience.

2006 DARE.

166993. Effect of angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibition on functional class in patients with left ventricular systolic dysfunction: a meta-analysis

Effect of angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibition on functional class in patients with left ventricular systolic dysfunction: a meta-analysis Untitled Document The CRD Databases will not be available from 08:00 BST on Friday 4th October until 08:00 BST on Monday 7th October for essential maintenance. We apologise for any inconvenience.

2006 DARE.

166994. The efficacy of ginger for the prevention of postoperative nausea and vomiting: a meta-analysis

The efficacy of ginger for the prevention of postoperative nausea and vomiting: a meta-analysis Untitled Document The CRD Databases will not be available from 08:00 BST on Friday 4th October until 08:00 BST on Monday 7th October for essential maintenance. We apologise for any inconvenience.

2006 DARE.

166995. Laparoscopic versus open appendectomy in children: a meta-analysis

not discuss them in relation to publication bias. The data extraction was performed in duplicate with no disagreements. However, since the authors did not report how studies were selected for the review, it was therefore unclear whether appropriate steps were taken to reduce the risk of selection bias. There was no quality assessment and, although the meta-analysis methods were appropriate, the results from prospective and retrospective studies were combined without considering their different risks (...) Laparoscopic versus open appendectomy in children: a meta-analysis Laparoscopic versus open appendectomy in children: a meta-analysis Laparoscopic versus open appendectomy in children: a meta-analysis Aziz O, Athanasiou T, Tekkis P P, Purkayastha S, Haddow J, Malinovski V, Paraskeva P, Darzi A CRD summary This was a meta-analysis comparing laparoscopic and open appendectomy in a paediatric population. It concluded that laparoscopic appendectomy can reduce post-operative complications

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166996. Efficacy of inactivated hepatitis a vaccine in HIV-infected patients: a hierarchical Bayesian meta-analysis

Efficacy of inactivated hepatitis a vaccine in HIV-infected patients: a hierarchical Bayesian meta-analysis Untitled Document The CRD Databases will not be available from 08:00 BST on Friday 4th October until 08:00 BST on Monday 7th October for essential maintenance. We apologise for any inconvenience.

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166997. N-Acetylcysteine and contrast-induced nephropathy: a meta-analysis of 13 randomized trials

N-Acetylcysteine and contrast-induced nephropathy: a meta-analysis of 13 randomized trials Untitled Document The CRD Databases will not be available from 08:00 BST on Friday 4th October until 08:00 BST on Monday 7th October for essential maintenance. We apologise for any inconvenience.

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166998. Progestational agents to prevent preterm birth: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials

Progestational agents to prevent preterm birth: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials Untitled Document The CRD Databases will not be available from 08:00 BST on Friday 4th October until 08:00 BST on Monday 7th October for essential maintenance. We apologise for any inconvenience.

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166999. Ventilation-perfusion scanning and helical CT in suspected pulmonary embolism: meta-analysis of diagnostic performance

Ventilation-perfusion scanning and helical CT in suspected pulmonary embolism: meta-analysis of diagnostic performance Untitled Document The CRD Databases will not be available from 08:00 BST on Friday 4th October until 08:00 BST on Monday 7th October for essential maintenance. We apologise for any inconvenience.

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167000. Meta-analysis comparing drug-eluting stents with bare metal stents

Meta-analysis comparing drug-eluting stents with bare metal stents Untitled Document The CRD Databases will not be available from 08:00 BST on Friday 4th October until 08:00 BST on Monday 7th October for essential maintenance. We apologise for any inconvenience.

2005 DARE.

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