In Reply: In preparing our meta-analysis, we reviewed 6 publications authored by the Victorian Infant Collaborative Study Group and/or Dr Doyle1-6; as he correctly posits, this work was not included because it did not meet the strict inclusion criteria set forth for this review. As we indicated in our article, a list of publications excluded from the meta-analysis with reasons for their exclusion is available from the authors by request.
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