Comparative efficacy and acceptability of antimanic drugs in acute mania: a multiple-treatments meta-analysis

@article{Cipriani2011ComparativeEA,
  title={Comparative efficacy and acceptability of antimanic drugs in acute mania: a multiple-treatments meta-analysis},
  author={A. Cipriani and C. Barbui and G. Salanti and J. Rendell and Rachel Brown and S. Stockton and M. Purgato and L. Spineli and G. Goodwin and J. Geddes},
  journal={The Lancet},
  year={2011},
  volume={378},
  pages={1306-1315}
}
BACKGROUND Conventional meta-analyses have shown inconsistent results for efficacy of pharmacological treatments for acute mania. We did a multiple-treatments meta-analysis, which accounted for both direct and indirect comparisons, to assess the effects of all antimanic drugs. METHODS We systematically reviewed 68 randomised controlled trials (16,073 participants) from Jan 1, 1980, to Nov 25, 2010, which compared any of the following pharmacological drugs at therapeutic dose range for the… Expand

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