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Table 3 Summary of findings of the network meta-analysis for short-term mortality

From: Respiratory support strategy in adults with acute hypoxemic respiratory failure: a systematic review and network meta-analysis

  1. CI confidence interval, SOT standard oxygenation therapy, HFNO high-flow nasal oxygen, IMV invasive mechanical ventilation, NIV noninvasive ventilation, NMA network meta-analysis, PI prediction interval, RCT randomized controlled trial, SoF summary of findings
  2. NMA-SoF table definitions
  3. * Solid lines represent direct comparisons
  4. ** Network Metanalysis [54] estimates are reported as risk ratio. CI confidence interval
  5. *** Anticipated absolute effect. Anticipated absolute effect compares two risks by calculating the difference between the risk of the intervention group with the risk of the control group
  6. † Information is reported from studies included in the network metanalysis for the comparison displays
  7. Certainty in the evidence
  8. High quality: We are very confident that the true effect lies close to that of the estimate of the effect
  9. Moderate quality: We are moderately confident in the effect estimate: The true effect is likely to be close to the estimate of the effect, but there is a possibility that it is substantially different
  10. Low quality: Our confidence in the effect estimate is limited: The true effect may be substantially different from the estimate of the effect
  11. Very low quality: We have very little confidence in the effect estimate: The true effect is likely to be substantially different from the estimate of effect
  12. Explanatory Footnotes
  13. a) Serious imprecision
  14. b) Serious incoherence