Title

On the Application of Meta-Analysis in Pectus Excavatum Research

Document Type

Article

Department

Behavioral and Organizational Sciences (CGU)

Publication Date

2008

Disciplines

Cardiology | Psychology | Social and Behavioral Sciences

Abstract

Guntheroth and Spiers recently critiqued 1 of our meta-analyses on the effects of the surgical repair of pectus excavatum. We would like to correct errors in their report and address misunderstandings regarding the application of meta-analysis to pectus excavatum research. Our comments speak to 3 issues: (1) appropriate measures of physiologic outcomes, (2) the application of meta-analysis, and (3) flaws in the review of published research presented by Guntheroth and Spiers.

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© 2008 Elsevier

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