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Table 1 Meta-analyses examples

From: Estimating required information size by quantifying diversity in random-effects model meta-analyses

Meta-analysis Title Intervention Outcome measure Number of trials Number of participants
Afshari and others
2007 [16]
Antithrombin III for critically ill patients Antithrombin III Mortality 20 3,458
Al-Inany and others,
2006 [17]
Cycle cancellations due to poor ovarian response Gonadotropin releasing hormone for assisted reproductive therapy Number of cycle cancellations 13 2,543
Soll and others,
1997 [18]
Prophylactic surfactant to prevent morbidity and mortality in preterm infants. Surfactant Mortality or pneumothorax 8 988
Wetterslev and Juhl,
2006 [19]
Effect of perioperative β-blockade on non-fatal perioperative AMI Perioperative β-blockers for non-cardiac surgery Perioperative myocardial infarction within 30 days of operation 11 2,211
Bury and Tudehope,
2000 [20]
Effect of antibiotics on
necrotizing enterocolitis in newborn
Enteral antibiotics in newborn Necrotizing enterocolitis 5 458
Li and others,
2007 [21]
Intravenous magnesium for acute myocardial infarction Magnesium Mortality 23 72,472
Meyhoff and others,
2008 [22]
Perioperative ventilation with 80% versus 30% oxygen during intestinal surgery Perioperative ventilation with 80% oxygen Wound infection within 15 days of surgery 4 989
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