On the Application of Meta-Analysis in Pectus Excavatum Research
Behavioral and Organizational Sciences (CGU)
Cardiology | Psychology | Social and Behavioral Sciences
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.
© 2008 Elsevier
Moh H. Malek, Dale E. Berger, William D. Marelich, Jared W. Coburn, On the Application of Meta-Analysis in Pectus Excavatum Research, The American Journal of Cardiology, Volume 101, Issue 3, 1 February 2008, Pages 415-417, ISSN 0002-9149, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.amjcard.2007.07.010. (http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0002914907014336)