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From:
J Viral Hepat. Author manuscript; available in PMC 2013 September 11.
Published in final edited form as:
J Viral Hepat. 2010 March; 17(3): 201–207.
Published online 2009 August 6. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2893.2009.01167.x

Table 1

Studies Included in Meta-Analysis

Study NumberAuthorSourceCountry of OriginStudy TypeTreatment
1Hwang et al.(9)Journal of Hepatology 1994ChinaRCTYes
2Kamal et al.(4)Gastroenterology 2006Egypt, USA,
Germany
Randomized trial*Yes
3Kamal et al.(22)Hepatology 2004Egypt, GermanyRandomized trial*Yes
4Kamal et al.(15)Hepatology 2006Egypt, USA,
Germany
Randomized trial*Yes
5Nomura et al.(23)Hepatology 2004JapanRandomized trial*Yes
6Broers et al.(24)Journal of Hepatology 2005SwitzerlandProspective cohort**Yes
7Calleri et al.(25)Journal of Viral Hepatitis
2007
ItalyProspective cohort**Yes
8De Rosa et al.(13)Journal of Antimicrobials &
Chemotherapeutics 2006
ItalyProspective cohort**Yes
9De Rosa et al.(13)Clinical Infectious Disease
2007
ItalyProspective cohort**Yes
10Delwaide et al.(18)Alimentary Pharmacology
and Therapeutics 2004
BelgiumProspective cohort**Yes
11Gerlach et al.(19)Gastroenterology 2003GermanyProspective cohort**Yes
12Hofer et al.(14)Hepatology 2003AustriaProspective cohort**Yes
13Jaeckel et al.(8)New England Journal of
Medicine 2001
GermanyProspective cohort**Yes
14Santantonio et al.(20)Journal of Hepatology 2005ItalyProspective cohort**Yes
15Wiegand et al. (26)Hepatology 2006GermanyProspective cohort**Yes
16Guobuzaite et al.(27)Medicina 2008LithuaniaProspective cohort**No
17Hwang et al.(10)Journal of Medical Virology
2001
ChinaProspective cohort**No
18Larghi et al.(6)Hepatology 2002Italy, USAProspective,
observational cohort***
No
19Pekova et al.(7)Journal of Hospital Infection
2007
BulgariaProspective,
observational cohort***
No
20Santantonio et al.(21)Digestive and Liver
Diseases 2003
Italy, USAProspective cohort**Yes
21Spada et al.(10)Gut 2004ItalyProspective,
observational cohort***
No
22Wang et al.(28)Journal of Infectious
Diseases 2007
USAProspective,
observational cohort***
No
*Randomized trials, compared to randomized controlled trials, lacked a randomized control group. In these trials patients who refused treatment were followed as controls.
**Prospective cohorts: open label, unrandomized trials offering all subjects treatment but not randomizing patients, untreated patients were also followed
***Prospective observational cohort: no treatment offered

RCT: Randomized controlled trial