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Table 2 Pair-wised random-effects meta-analyses

From: Comparative effectiveness of six Chinese herb formulas for acute exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: a systematic review and network meta-analysis

Intervention FEV1 PaO2 PaCO2 Effective rate
No. of studies I/C MD,95% CI NO. of studies I/C MD,95% CI NO. of studies I/C MD,95% CI NO. of studies I/C OR,95% CI
WJ + RP vs RP 6 212/202 0.25[0.19,0.30] 8 270/260 9.90[5.02,14.78] 8 270/260 −5.40[− 8.33,-2.46] 10 344/322 3.60[2.32,5.59]
SBP + RP vs RP 2 79/80 0.40[−0.63,1.43] 5 154/154 4.24[1.10,7.38] 5 154/154 −5.33[−9.68,-0.99] 11 426/423 3.56[2.02,6.29]
YBBX + RP vs RP 0 NA NA 0 NA NA 0 NA NA 2 88/88 2.26[0.85,5.99]
DC + RP vs RP 4 136/130 0.05[− 0.04,0.15] 1 42/40 5.20[−0.15.10.55] 1 42/40 −7.40[−12.17,-2.63] 6 211/205 3.63[1.91,6.89]
QQHT + RP vs RP 3 166/166 0.34[0.10,0.58] 3 92/92 11.74[4.21,19.27] 3 92/92 −7.65[−9.34,-5.95] 7 222/222 4.29[2.18,8.46]
MXSG + RP vs RP 3 131/129 0.38[−0.05,0.80] 3 130/130 6.66[−0.55,13.86] 2 80/80 −8.80[−10.21,-7.38] 13 683/669 2.77[1.86,4.11]
  1. I/C: Sample size of intervention/control groups. MD Mean Difference, CI Confidence interval, OR Odds Ratio