example_trials: Data of baseline variables of seven randomised trials.

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A dataset containing baseline variables' data from seven randomised trials authored by Yuhji Saitoh and tested by Carlisle JB and Loadsman JA (Anaesthesia 2017; Appendix S2 references number 1, 2, 4, 5, 7, 9 and 14). Results obtained with this example can be compared with results in the Table 1 of Carlisle JB and Loadsman JA. Small differences are to be expected, as p-values are obtained by means of simulations. For the sake of a faster testing, the example sets the number of simulations at 100. However, we recommend at least 5000 simulations to be performed in order to obtain more accurate results.




A data frame with 93 rows and 9 variables:

  1. trial - trial identification number;

  2. variable - variable identification number;

  3. group - group of participants identification number;

  4. participants - number of participants;

  5. mean - reported mean or proportion;

  6. sd - reported standard-deviation (for continuous variables only);

  7. decimals - number of decimal places to which the corresponding mean or proportion was reported;

  8. type - type of variable. 1 indicates a continuous variable; 2 indicates a categorical variable;

  9. name - name of the randomised trial (first author name and publication year) to which data concern.


Data was retrieved from the following trials authored by Yuhji Saitoh:

  1. Saitoh Y, Toyooka H, Amaha K. Recoveries of post-tetanic twitch and train-of-four responses after administration of vecuronium with different inhalation anaesthetics and neuroleptanaesthesia. British Journal of Anaesthesia 1993; 70 402-4.

  2. Saitoh Y, Toyooka H, Amaha K. Post-tetanic burst: a new monitoring method for intense neuromuscular block. British Journal of Anaesthesia 1995; 74: 293-5.

  3. Saitoh Y, Fujii Y, Toyooka H, Amaha K. Post-tetanic burst count: a stimulating pattern for profound neuromuscular blockade. Canadian Journal of Anesthesia 1995; 42: 1096-1100.

  4. Saitoh Y, Tanaka H, Toyooka H, Amaha K. Recovery of post-tetanic and train-of-four responses at the first dorsal interosseous an adductor pollicis muscles in patients receiving vecuronium. Canadian Journal of Anesthesia 1996; 43: 362-7.

  5. Saitoh Y, Nakazawa K, Makita K, Tanaka H, Toyooka H. Evaluation of residual neuromuscular blockade using modified double burst stimulation. Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica 1997; 41: 741-5.

  6. Saitoh Y, Nakazawa K, Makita K, Tanaka H, Toyooka H. Visual evaluation of train-of-four and double burst stimulation, fade at various currents, using a rubber band. European Journal of Anaesthesiology 1997; 14: 327-32.

  7. Saitoh Y, Narumi Y, Fujii Y, Ueki M, Makita K. Electromyographic assessment of neuromuscular block at the gastrocnemius muscle. British Journal of Anaesthesia 1999; 82: 329-32. Retraction in: British Journal of Anaesthesia 2013; 110: 669.



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