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Table 5 Comparison of our study with previous meta-analyses

From: Early goal-directed therapy in the management of severe sepsis or septic shock in adults: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials

  Our study Gu [28] Wira [26] Chamberlain [27] Barochia [12]
Year of publication   2014 2014 2011 2010
Years of searching 1966-2014 NA-2014 1980-2011 2004-2010 1980-2008
Key finding EGDT GDT EGDT 6-h sepsis bundle 6 h sepsis bundle
Studies included 10 13 25 11 8
RCTs 10 13 1 0 1
Observational studies 0 0 14 11 7
Abstracts 0 0 10 0 0
Survival benefit Negative Favors GDT Favors EGDT Favors EGDT Favours EGDT
  1. Abbreviations:EGDT early goal-directed therapy, GDT goal-directed therapy.