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November 2017

Omission of Data and Errors in Meta-analysis

JAMA Intern Med. 2017;177(11):1703. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2017.5375

In the article titled “Association of Intensive Blood Pressure Control and Kidney Disease Progression in Nondiabetic Patients With Chronic Kidney Disease: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis,”1 an omission of data from 1 trial reported in the article occurred and has resulted in changes to the Abstract, text, Table 1, Table 2, and the Figure of the main article, and to eFigure 1, eFigure 4, and eTable 1 in the online-only Supplement. A letter of explanation describes how this error occurred.2 The article was corrected online.

Tsai  W-C, Wu  H-Y, Peng  Y-S,  et al.  Association of intensive blood pressure control and kidney disease progression in nondiabetic patients with chronic kidney disease: a systematic review and meta-analysis.  JAMA Intern Med. 2017;177(6):792-799.Google ScholarCrossref
Wu  H-Y.  Omission of data and errors in meta-analysis  [published online September 18, 2017].  JAMA Intern Med. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2017.5327Google Scholar