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Immunotherapies for Multiple Sclerosis

Tramacere and colleagues boldly conducted a network meta-analysis of no less than 39 individual RCTs of immunotherapy for Multiple Sclerosis.[1] The treatments as a class both prevent deterioration (measured by EDSS score)  90 more words

Richard Lilford


I am questioning the role of literature review. I have seen a lot of research in the form of literature review. The researcher used the existing research as the data. 692 more words

English School Theory

Online PRISMA Flow Diagram Generator

PRISMA means Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses, which is very important for doing systematic review and meta-analysis in health research. There are 3 key documents in PRISMA: 129 more words

Public Health & Epidemiology

writing a publishable literature review paper - four options

After you’ve spent loads of time reading, summarising and synthesising the literatures for your research, it’s hardly surprising that you might wonder whether all of this work can be turned into something publishable. 1,346 more words

Pat Thomson

Is psychodynamic therapy an evidence-supported treatment? Critical look at a systematic review raises doubts.

Sometimes authors misapply principles of evidence-based medicine appraisal when their interests and livelihood depend on getting it wrong. This could serve as an example.

Leichsenring, F., Luyten, P., Hilsenroth, M.

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Ethnic discrimination in hiring decisions: a meta-analysis of correspondence tests 1990–2015

Eva Zschirnt and I have undertaken a meta-analysis of correspondence tests in OECD countries between 1990 and 2015. It is now available on the website of JEMS… 53 more words

Didier Ruedin

Sunday Science Lesson: What is "meta-analysis"? (and why was Glantz's inherently junk?)

by Carl V Phillips

The recent controversy (see previous two posts), about Stanton Glantz’s “meta-analysis” that ostensibly showed — counter to actual reality — that e-cigarette users are less likely to quit smoking than other smokers, has left some readers wanting to better understand what this “meta-analysis” thing is, and why (as I noted in the first of the above two links) Glantz’s use of it was inherently junk science. 4,307 more words

Science Lesson