[R] question including crossover trials in meta-analysis

Bert Gunter bgunter@4567 @end|ng |rom gm@||@com
Mon Sep 14 21:14:50 CEST 2020

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On Mon, Sep 14, 2020 at 11:50 AM Belgers, V. (Vera) <
v.belgers using amsterdamumc.nl> wrote:

> Dear sir/madam,
> Thank you in advance for taking the time to read my question. I am
> currently trying to conduct a meta-analysis combining parallel and
> crossover trials. According to the Cochrane Handbook, I can include
> crossover trials by using t-paired statistics. So far, I have managed to
> conduct a meta-analysis and forest plot of the parallel trials using the
> dmetar package, but I did not succeed in including the crossover trials. I
> do have the raw data of most of these crossover trials.
> Does anybody know how to add crossover trials to the meta-analysis?
> With kind regards,
> Vera Belgers
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