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Comments on the paper “Efficacies of globus pallidus stimulation and subthalamic nucleus stimulation for advanced Parkinson’s disease: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials”

Authors Negida A, Attia D

Received 14 September 2016

Accepted for publication 5 October 2016

Published 10 November 2016 Volume 2016:11 Pages 1599—1600

DOI https://doi.org/10.2147/CIA.S122387

Checked for plagiarism Yes

Editor who approved publication: Dr Richard Walker

Ahmed Negida,1 Doaa Attia2

1Faculty of Medicine, Zagazig University, Zagazig, Egypt; 2Faculty of Medicine, Alexandria University, Alexandria, Egypt

We read with interest the article by Tan et al,1 in which they meta-analyzed data of randomized controlled trials to compare subthalamic and pallidal deep brain stimulation for Parkinson’s disease (PD). Although the topic is interesting and important, we found three serious statistical errors in the article.

View original paper by Tan and colleagues.

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