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Appraisal of meta-analysis

  • Apu Chakraborty (a1), James P. Warner (a1) and Robert Blizard (a1)
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Aims and method

Prompted by a clinical question, we critically appraised a meta-analysis of neuroimaging in our evidence-based journal club.

Results

The results of the meta-analysis suggested differences in ventricular size and sulcal width between controls and people with schizophrenia and mood disorders. However, we were unable to answer the question that prompted this exercise.

Clinical implications

Although the evidence-based medicine approach facilitates appraisal of complex articles, some clinical questions are not yet answerable.

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Appraisal of meta-analysis

  • Apu Chakraborty (a1), James P. Warner (a1) and Robert Blizard (a1)
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