meta-analysis


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met·a-a·nal·y·sis

(mĕt′ə-ə-năl′ĭ-sĭs)
n.
The process or technique of synthesizing research results by using various statistical methods to retrieve, select, and combine results from previous separate but related studies.
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Researchers concluded this meta-analysis suggests garlic supplementation is superior to placebo in reducing BP in hypertensive patients, especially in those with high SBP.
17] To understand the nuances of the BTA test and the urine cytology test in diagnosis, we conducted a systematic review of published findings and used meta-analysis techniques to quantitatively combine results.
A recent innovation in meta-analysis is the introduction of a robust variance estimator (RVE) that allows for the inclusion of multiple, correlated effect sizes in a meta-analysis.
Serving as a quantitative research aggregator, meta-analysis combines the statistical power of multiple smaller studies to test the overall summary effect of a specific variable for a given population (Borenstein et al.
1 We therefore investigated the relationship of statins and cataracts in a meta-analysis of 14 studies selected after detailed review of the medical literature.
They introduce meta-analysis step-by-step using the open-source statistics software R, and present real-life studies from the literature and scientific publications in each chapter.
ORLANDO--Metformin may be associated with a reduced risk of colorectal cancer in patients with type 2 diabetes, according to a meta-analysis that included mostly observational studies.
A group of scientists from the Department of Epidemiology and Health Statistics, Shandong University, People's Republic of China, recently performed a meta-analysis to assess the effect of metformin intake on cancer incidence and mortality.
SAN ANTONIO--Diabetes is independently associated with a 27% increased risk of breast cancer, but this elevated risk is confined to postmenopausal type 2 diabetic patients, a large meta-analysis has shown.
SAN ANTONIO -- Diabetes is independently associated with a 27% increased risk of breast cancer, but this elevated risk is confined to postmenopausal type 2 diabetic patients, a large meta-analysis has shown.
2006) performed a meta-analysis of cancer occurrence among workers in the rubber-manufacturing industry.