Published Network Meta-Analyses

Some recently published articles that include a network meta-analysis

Yildiz A, Nikodem M, Vieta E, Correll CU, Baldessarini RJ. A network meta-analysis on comparative efficacy and all-cause discontinuation of antimanic treatments in acute bipolar mania. Psychological Medicine. 2015;45(02):299–317.

Bannuru RR, Schmid CH, Kent DM, Vaysbrot EE, Wong JB, McAlindon TE. Comparative Effectiveness of Pharmacologic Interventions for Knee OsteoarthritisA Systematic Review and Network Meta-analysis Pharmacologic Interventions for Knee OA. Annals of Internal Medicine. 2015 Jan 6;162(1):46–54.

Mills EJ, Lester R, Thorlund K, Lorenzi M, Muldoon K, Kanters S, et al. Interventions to promote adherence to antiretroviral therapy in Africa: a network meta-analysis. The Lancet HIV. 1(3):e104–11.

Zhu G-Q, You J, Shi K-Q, He S-Y, Wang L-R, Chen Y-P, et al. Systematic Review With Network Meta-Analysis: Adjuvant Chemotherapy for Resected Colorectal Liver Metastases. Medicine [Internet]. 2015;94(1). Available from:

Simpson SH, Lee J, Choi S, Vandermeer B, Abdelmoneim AS, Featherstone TR. Mortality risk among sulfonylureas: a systematic review and network meta-analysis. The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology [Internet]. 2014 Oct 23; Available from:

Griebeler ML, Morey-Vargas OL, Brito JP, Tsapas A, Wang Z, Carranza Leon BG, et al. Pharmacologic Interventions for Painful Diabetic Neuropathy: An Umbrella Systematic Review and Comparative Effectiveness Network Meta-analysis. Annals of Internal Medicine. 2014 Nov 4;161(9):639–49. 

Naci H, Dias S, Ades AE. Industry sponsorship bias in research findings: a network meta-analysis of LDL cholesterol reduction in randomised trials of statins. BMJ [Internet]. 2014 Oct 3;349. Available from:

Tricco ACA, Huda M Antony, Jesmin Beyene, Joseph Veroniki, Areti Angeliki Isaranuwatchai, Wanrudee Harrington, Alana Wilson, Charlotte Tsouros, Sophia Soobiah, Charlene Yu, Catherine H Hutton, Brian Hoch, Jeffrey S Hemmelgarn, Brenda R Moher, David Majumdar, Sumit R Straus, Sharon E. Safety, effectiveness, and cost effectiveness of long acting versus intermediate acting insulin for patients with type 1 diabetes: systematic review and network meta-analysis. BMJ [Internet]. 2014 Oct 1;349. 

Stephan Windecker, Stefan Stortecky, Giulio G tefanini, Bruno R daCosta, Anne Wilhelmina Rutjes, Marcello Di Nisio, et al. Revascularisation versus medical treatment in patients with stable coronary artery disease: network meta-analysis. BMJ. 2014 Jun 23;348. 

Vegter S, Tolley K (2014) A Network Meta-Analysis of the Relative Efficacy of Treatments for Actinic Keratosis of the Face or Scalp in Europe. PLoS ONE 9(6): e96829. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0096829

Rik J B Loymans, Armin Gemperli, Judith Cohen, Sidney M Rubinstein, Peter J Sterk, Helen K Reddel, et al. Comparative effectiveness of long term drug treatment strategies to prevent asthma exacerbations: network meta-analysis. BMJ. 2014 May 13;348. 

Yang Z, Ye X, Wu Q, Wu K, Fan D. A network meta-analysis on the efficacy of 5-aminosalicylates, immunomodulators and biologics for the prevention of postoperative recurrence in Crohn’s disease. International journal of surgery (London, England) [Internet]. 2014 Mar 4; 

Katsanos K, Spiliopoulos S, Karunanithy N, Krokidis M, Sabharwal T, Taylor P. Bayesian network meta-analysis of nitinol stents, covered stents, drug-eluting stents, and drug-coated balloons in the femoropopliteal artery. Journal of vascular surgery : official publication, the Society for Vascular Surgery [and] International Society for Cardiovascular Surgery, North American Chapter. 2014 Apr 1;59(4):1123–1133.e8.

Stidham RW, Lee TCH, Higgins PDR, Deshpande AR, Sussman DA, Singal AG, et al. Systematic review with network meta-analysis: the efficacy of anti-TNF agents for the treatment of Crohn’s disease. Aliment Pharmacol Ther. 2014 Apr 1;n/a–n/a. 

Stidham RW, Lee TCH, Higgins PDR, Deshpande AR, Sussman DA, Singal AG, et al. Systematic review with network meta-analysis: the efficacy of anti-tumour necrosis factor-alpha agents for the treatment of ulcerative colitis. Aliment Pharmacol Ther. 2014 Feb 1;n/a–n/a. 

Mills EJ, Thorlund K, Eapen S, Wu P, Prochaska JJ. Cardiovascular Events Associated with Smoking Cessation Pharmacotherapies: A Network Meta-Analysis. Circulation [Internet]. 2013 Dec 9; 

Filippini G, Del Giovane C, Vacchi L, D'Amico R, Di Pietrantonj C, Beecher D, Salanti G. Immunomodulators and immunosuppressants for multiple sclerosis: a network meta-analysis. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2013, Issue 6. Art. No.: CD008933. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD008933.pub2.

Cahill K, Stevens S, Perera R, Lancaster T. Pharmacological interventions for smoking cessation: an overview and network meta-analysis. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2013, Issue 5. Art. No.: CD009329. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD009329.pub2.

Dakin H, Fidler C, Harper C. Mixed Treatment Comparison Meta-Analysis Evaluating the Relative Efficacy of Nucleos(t)ides for Treatment of Nucleos(t)ide-Naive Patients with Chronic Hepatitis B. Value in health : the journal of the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research. 2010 Dec 1;13(8):934–45. 

Hon-Yen Wu, Jenq-Wen Huang, Hung-Ju Lin, Wei-Chih Liao, Yu-Sen Peng, Kuan-Yu Hung, … Kuo-Liong Chien. (2013). Comparative effectiveness of renin-angiotensin system blockers and other antihypertensive drugs in patients with diabetes: systematic review and bayesian network meta-analysis.BMJ,347.

Skoetz N, Trelle S, Rancea M, Haverkamp H, Diehl V, EngertA, Borchmann P Effect of initial treatment strategy on survival of patients with advanced-stage Hodgkin's lymphoma: a systematic review and network meta-analysis  The Lancet Oncology 1 September 2013 (Volume 14 Issue 10 Pages 943-952 DOI: 10.1016/S1470-2045(13)70341-3

Désaméricq, G., F. Schurhoff, A. Meary, A. Szöke, I. Macquin-Mavier, A.C. Bachoud-Lévi, and P. Maison. Long-term Neurocognitive Effects of Antipsychotics in Schizophrenia: a Network Meta-analysis. European Journal of Clinical Pharmacology(October 22, 2013): 1–8. doi:10.1007/s00228-013-1600-y.

Liu J, Dong J, Wang L, Su Y, Yan P, et al. (2013) Comparative Efficacy and Acceptability of Antidepressants in Parkinson's Disease: A Network Meta-Analysis. PLoS ONE 8(10): e76651. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0076651

Landoni G, Greco T, Biondi-Zoccai G, Nigro Neto C, Febres D, Pintaudi M, Pasin L, Cabrini L, Finco G, Zangrillo A. Anaesthetic drugs and survival: a Bayesian network meta-analysis of randomized trials in cardiac surgery. Br J Anaesth. 2013 Jul 12. [Epub ahead of print]

Uthman OA ,van der Windt DA ,Jordan JL ,Dziedzic KS ,Healey EL ,Peat GM ,et al. Exercise for lower limb osteoarthritis: systematic review incorporating trial sequential analysis and network meta-analysis. BMJ 2013;347:f5555

Sundaresh V, Brito JP, Wang Z, Prokop LJ, Stan MN, Murad MH, Bahn RS. Comparative Effectiveness of Therapies for Graves' Hyperthyroidism: A Systematic Review and Network Meta-analysis J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2013 2013 98: 3671-3677doi:10.1210/jc.2013-1954

Naci H, Brugts J, Ades T. Comparative Tolerability and Harms of Individual Statins. A Study-Level Network Meta-Analysisof 246 955 Participants From 135 Randomized Controlled TrialsCirc Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes. 2013 Jul 1;6(4):390-9. doi: 10.1161/CIRCOUTCOMES.111.000071. Epub 2013 Jul 9.

Barth J, Munder T, Gerger H, Nüesch E, Trelle S, et al. (2013) Comparative Efficacy of Seven Psychotherapeutic Interventions for Patients with Depression: A Network Meta-Analysis. PLoS Med 10(5): e1001454. doi:10.1371/journal.pmed.1001454

Palmerini T, Biondi-Zoccai G, Della Riva D, et al. Clinical outcomes with drug-eluting and bare metal stents in patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction: Evidence from a comprehensive network meta-analysis.  J Am Coll Cardiol. 2013;62(6):496-504. doi:10.1016/j.jacc.2013.05.022.

Haas DM ,Caldwell DM ,Kirkpatrick P ,McIntosh JJ ,Welton NJ. Tocolytic therapy for preterm delivery: systematic review and network meta-analysis. BMJ2012;345:e6226

Knottnerus B, Grigoryan LGeerlings S, Moll van Charante EPVerheij TJKessels AGter Riet G Comparative effectiveness of antibiotics for uncomplicated urinary tract infections: Network meta-analysis of randomized trials Family Practice (2012) 29 (6): 659-670 first published online April 19, 2012doi:10.1093/fampra/cms029