The Meta-Analysis in Medicine: Tools for Clinical and Experimental ResearchDaniel Cadena Sandoval1 and Carlos Alfonso Tovilla Zarate1,2*
- *Corresponding Author:
- Carlos Alfonso Tovilla Zárate
División Académica Multidisciplinaria de Comalcalco
Ranchería Sur, Cuarta Sección, C.P. 86650
Comalcalco, Tabasco, México
Tel: 52 9933581500 ext. 6900
E-mail: alfonso_ [email protected]
Received date: March 20, 2012; Accepted date: April 27, 2012; Published date: April 30, 2012
Citation: Sandoval DC, Tovilla Zarate CA (2012) The Meta-Analysis in Medicine: Tools for Clinical and Experimental Research. J Biomet Biostat S7:011. doi: 10.4172/2155-6180.S7-011
Copyright: © 2012 Sandoval DC, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
The meta-analysis is a tool used to know results of previous research and allows obtaining a result globally. It is known that increase the statistics power and have an estimate of the treatment effect. It allows us to combine the results of studies with different results. Therefore in this paper we present some generalities about the development and the main points to consider when performing a meta-analysis. Meta-analysis is used in different fields of knowledge including genome wide genetic associations, so it is necessary for evidence-based medicine.