All articles by Yashika Kapoor

Treatment options of lethal Anaphylaxis, allergic Rhinitis & Asthma

The previous articles shed light on the prevalence of allergic diseases across five different geographic locations. Thus showing allergies to be a global problem and exerts considerable socioeconomic burden on the respective nations. Allergic diseases like Anaphylaxis, Rhinitis and Asthma interfere with day to day activities of an individual, resulting in physical and emotional distress. Read more »

Cost of treatment care for allergic disorders

The discussions on allergic disorders till now emphasized on the prevalence and severity, besides highlighting the significant treatment options. Henceforth, it is essential to discuss the economics associated with the different treatment options. This demands the exploration of the cost of illness also known as the burden of disease. Read more »

Meta-analysis for one group

The previous article, explained how to enter data for performing meta-analysis of the studies reporting comparison data. Therefore the present article will explain the data entry methodology, for performing meta-analysis on the outcomes of studies having a single group. For this purpose, the single group of patients who were administered drug treatment will be taken into consideration. Read more »

Summary results and analysis for odds ratio

Results can be obtained by clicking on “Run Analysis”. The image below shows the result for meta-analysis of the odds ratio data, for both random and fixed effects model. As seen the relative weighting of studies in the two models are quite different. The random effects model takes into account both the interstudy variance and sample size, resulting in well-distributed weight. Also, as the studies do not follow identical research design, hence random effect model selection ensues. Read more »

Introducing Comprehensive Meta analysis (CMA) software

The Comprehensive Meta-analysis (CMA) software is a user-friendly and diverse software. It is capable of handling and executing multiple tests involved in performing Meta-analysis. The present module article, introduces the user to the software’s interface, focusing upon various functionalities of lite version of CMA software. Read more »

Continuous comparison unmatched group data with statistics

The present article takes up the datasheets for the unmatched post and pre or post design and illustrates the results with statistics. The present discussion will focus on the interpretation of the results. Read more »

Continuous data entry in CMA involving comparison between groups

The previous articles discussed two different ways of meta-analyzing the Cholecystitis and Gallbladder Cancer problem using two different effect size data formats. Acquaintance with different methods of entering data in the software makes the task simpler. The manual data entry included entering the raw data for the dichotomous category for the study investigating one group. On the other hand the demonstration for data loading used the computed effect sizes data for the dichotomous category for the study investigating 2 groups. Read more »

Analysis and interpretation of results using meta analysis

The previous article illustrated the manual data entry procedure to facilitate data analysis for performing meta-analysis in comprehensive meta analysis (CMA) application. Taking it further the present article introduces procedures of analyzing the entered data and interpretation of the results. The article will introduce the results and analysis interface to probe the association of Cholecystitis with gallbladder carcinoma. Read more »


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