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Progesterone for Acute Traumatic Brain Injury: A Systematic Review of Randomized Controlled Trials.

Zeng Y, Zhang Y, Ma J, Xu J - PLoS ONE (2015)

Bottom Line: The results of meta-analysis indicated progesterone did not reduce the mortality (RR = 0.83, 95% CI = 0.57-1.20) or unfavorable outcomes (RR = 0.89, 95% CI = 0.78-1.02) of acute TBI patients in comparison with placebo.Sensitivity analysis yielded consistent results.Progesterone was basically safe and well tolerated in TBI patients with the exception of increased risk of phlebitis or thrombophlebitis (RR = 3.03, 95% CI = 1.96-4.66).

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Affiliation: Department of Neurosurgery, West China Hospital, West China Medical School, Sichuan University, Chengdu, Sichuan, People's Republic of China.

ABSTRACT

Objective: To evaluate the efficacy and safety of progesterone administrated in patients with acute traumatic brain injury (TBI).

Methods: PubMed/MEDLINE, EMBASE, Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL), Clinicaltrials.gov, ISRCTN registry and WHO International Clinical Trials Registry Platform (ICTRP) were searched for randomized controlled trials (RCTs) comparing progesterone and placebo administrated in acute TBI patients. The primary outcome was mortality and the secondary outcomes were unfavorable outcomes and adverse events. A meta-analysis was conducted to evaluate the efficacy and safety of progesterone administrated in patients with acute TBI.

Results: A total of 6 studies met inclusion criteria, involving 2,476 patients. The risk of bias was considered to be low in 4 studies but high in the other 2 studies. The results of meta-analysis indicated progesterone did not reduce the mortality (RR = 0.83, 95% CI = 0.57-1.20) or unfavorable outcomes (RR = 0.89, 95% CI = 0.78-1.02) of acute TBI patients in comparison with placebo. Sensitivity analysis yielded consistent results. Progesterone was basically safe and well tolerated in TBI patients with the exception of increased risk of phlebitis or thrombophlebitis (RR = 3.03, 95% CI = 1.96-4.66).

Conclusions: Despite some modest bias, present evidence demonstrated that progesterone was well tolerated but did not reduce the mortality or unfavorable outcomes of adult patients with acute TBI.

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Publication bias tests.Begg’s funnel plots and Egger’s publication bias plots of meta-analysis of mortality (A, B) and unfavorable outcomes (C, D) for progesterone compared with placebo administrated in TBI patients.
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pone.0140624.g004: Publication bias tests.Begg’s funnel plots and Egger’s publication bias plots of meta-analysis of mortality (A, B) and unfavorable outcomes (C, D) for progesterone compared with placebo administrated in TBI patients.

Mentions: Although the number of included studies was quite limited, both Begg’s test and Egger’s test were performed. No significant publication bias was detected by Begg’s test in the meta-analysis for the impact of progesterone on mortality (p = 0.806) or unfavorable outcomes (p = 0.060). However, potential bias was detected by Egger’s test (p = 0.022 and p = 0.005 for meta-analysis of mortality and unfavorable outcomes, respectively). The plots of Begg’s test and Egger’s test were provided in Fig 4.


Progesterone for Acute Traumatic Brain Injury: A Systematic Review of Randomized Controlled Trials.

Zeng Y, Zhang Y, Ma J, Xu J - PLoS ONE (2015)

Publication bias tests.Begg’s funnel plots and Egger’s publication bias plots of meta-analysis of mortality (A, B) and unfavorable outcomes (C, D) for progesterone compared with placebo administrated in TBI patients.
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pone.0140624.g004: Publication bias tests.Begg’s funnel plots and Egger’s publication bias plots of meta-analysis of mortality (A, B) and unfavorable outcomes (C, D) for progesterone compared with placebo administrated in TBI patients.
Mentions: Although the number of included studies was quite limited, both Begg’s test and Egger’s test were performed. No significant publication bias was detected by Begg’s test in the meta-analysis for the impact of progesterone on mortality (p = 0.806) or unfavorable outcomes (p = 0.060). However, potential bias was detected by Egger’s test (p = 0.022 and p = 0.005 for meta-analysis of mortality and unfavorable outcomes, respectively). The plots of Begg’s test and Egger’s test were provided in Fig 4.

Bottom Line: The results of meta-analysis indicated progesterone did not reduce the mortality (RR = 0.83, 95% CI = 0.57-1.20) or unfavorable outcomes (RR = 0.89, 95% CI = 0.78-1.02) of acute TBI patients in comparison with placebo.Sensitivity analysis yielded consistent results.Progesterone was basically safe and well tolerated in TBI patients with the exception of increased risk of phlebitis or thrombophlebitis (RR = 3.03, 95% CI = 1.96-4.66).

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of Neurosurgery, West China Hospital, West China Medical School, Sichuan University, Chengdu, Sichuan, People's Republic of China.

ABSTRACT

Objective: To evaluate the efficacy and safety of progesterone administrated in patients with acute traumatic brain injury (TBI).

Methods: PubMed/MEDLINE, EMBASE, Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL), Clinicaltrials.gov, ISRCTN registry and WHO International Clinical Trials Registry Platform (ICTRP) were searched for randomized controlled trials (RCTs) comparing progesterone and placebo administrated in acute TBI patients. The primary outcome was mortality and the secondary outcomes were unfavorable outcomes and adverse events. A meta-analysis was conducted to evaluate the efficacy and safety of progesterone administrated in patients with acute TBI.

Results: A total of 6 studies met inclusion criteria, involving 2,476 patients. The risk of bias was considered to be low in 4 studies but high in the other 2 studies. The results of meta-analysis indicated progesterone did not reduce the mortality (RR = 0.83, 95% CI = 0.57-1.20) or unfavorable outcomes (RR = 0.89, 95% CI = 0.78-1.02) of acute TBI patients in comparison with placebo. Sensitivity analysis yielded consistent results. Progesterone was basically safe and well tolerated in TBI patients with the exception of increased risk of phlebitis or thrombophlebitis (RR = 3.03, 95% CI = 1.96-4.66).

Conclusions: Despite some modest bias, present evidence demonstrated that progesterone was well tolerated but did not reduce the mortality or unfavorable outcomes of adult patients with acute TBI.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus