Data on the effectiveness of silver sulfadiazine coating on venous catheters for preventing bacterial colonisation of the catheter and bloodstream infection. A modified version of the data provided by the rmeta package, excluding four small or uninformative studies.
A data frame with 11 observations on the following 3 variables.
Log odds ratio of bacteria colonisation (treatment compared to control)
Corresponding standard error
The Appavi, Pemberton, Logghe and Bach (a) studies are excluded.
The data here are produced from the source numerators and denominators using the
meta.MH method in rmeta.
Veenstra D et al (1998) "Efficacy of Antiseptic Impregnated Central Venous Catheters in Preventing Nosocomial Infections: A Meta-analysis" JAMA 281:261-267
The rmeta package (Lumley, 2012).
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