Meta-analyses of lightweight versus conventional (heavy weight) mesh in inguinal hernia surgery

Memon, M. Ashraf and Khan, S. and Osland, E. (2012) Meta-analyses of lightweight versus conventional (heavy weight) mesh in inguinal hernia surgery. Hernia, 16 (5). pp. 497-502. ISSN 1265-4906

Abstract

In a simplistic term, meta-analysis is described as 'a statistical analysis that combines or integrates the results of several independent clinical trials considered by the analyst to be combinable'. It requires the same methodological rigor that is applied to other forms of research. It is increasingly reported to measure various effects sizes in the medical literature to establish with statistical confidence the risks and benefits of a particular clinical intervention.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Published online 12 Sep 2012. Permanent restricted access to ArticleFirst version in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Depositing User: epEditor USQ
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Sciences - Department of Maths and Computing
Date Deposited: 27 Sep 2012 02:11
Last Modified: 03 Jul 2013 01:29
Uncontrolled Keywords: hernia surgery; best practice; comparison; meta-analysis; random effect model
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 11 Medical and Health Sciences > 1199 Other Medical and Health Sciences > 119999 Medical and Health Sciences not elsewhere classified
11 Medical and Health Sciences > 1103 Clinical Sciences > 110399 Clinical Sciences not elsewhere classified
11 Medical and Health Sciences > 1103 Clinical Sciences > 110323 Surgery
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO2008): E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970110 Expanding Knowledge in Technology
Identification Number or DOI: doi: 10.1007/s10029-012-0987-1
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/21996

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