NMA, MTC Meta-Analysis, Multiple Treatment Meta-Analysis, Mixed Treatments Comparison, Multiple Treatments Comparison, Pair-Wise Meta-Analysis, Indirect Treatment Comparison, Multiple Treatment Comparison Meta-Analysis, Live Cumulative Network Analysis (New type)
Source: M. Petticrew et al. (2013) and Li T. et al. (2011)
"Network meta-analysis compares multiple interventions simultaneously by analyzing studies making different comparisons in the same analysis."
Source: M. Petticrew et al. (2013)
Network meta-analyses are best designed for:
Example of a published Treatment Network for the Drugs Considered in the Example Multiple Treatment Comparison on Generalized Anxiety Disorder
Mills, Edward J., John P. A. Ioannidis, Kristian Thorlund, Holger J. Schünemann, Milo A. Puhan, and Gordon H. Guyatt. 2012. How to use an article reporting a multiple treatment comparison meta-analysis. Jama 308 (12): 1246-53. http://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticle/1362030
Assessing the Feasibility of a Network Meta-Analysis (VIDEO)
Petticrew M, Rehfuess E, Noyes J, et al. Synthesizing evidence on complex interventions:
J Clin Epid. 2013;66:1230-1243.
Li T, Puhan MA, Swaroop SV, Dickersin K, et al. Network meta-analysis-highly attractive
but more methodological research is needed. BMC Medicine. 2011.
Reporting Standards-PRISMA NMA for Network Meta-Analyses
Cochrane Network Meta-analysis Toolkit
Link to Published Network Meta-Analyses
Graphical Tools for Network Meta-Analysis in STATA
ISPOR Task Force on Indirect Comparisons and Network Meta-Analysis
This link opens to a PDF document.
What is a Live Cumulative (NMA) Network Meta-Analysis:
An NMA that is updated at regular intervals via crowdsourcing of a research community.
Live cumulative network meta-analysis: protocol for second-line treatments in advanced non-small-cell lung cancer with wild-type or unknown status for epidermal growth factor receptor.