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Table 3 Results of the assessment of quality of evidence

From: Risk of infection in patients with lymphoma receiving rituximab: systematic review and meta-analysis

Assessment of body of evidence supporting each outcome meta-analysis
Outcomes Within study risk of bias Imprecision Indirectness of evidence Funnel plot asymmetry
(Risk of pub bias)
Judgment
Infections present not present not present not present Moderate
Death for infection present present not present not assessed Very low
Febrile neutropenia present present not present not assessed Very low
Leucopenia present not present not present present Low
Granulocytopenia present not present not present present Low
Overall response Overall present not present not present present Low
  Indolent present not present not present present Low
  Aggressive present not present not present not present Moderate