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Table 3 Comparison of outcomes between traditional meta-analysis and Bayesian network meta-analysis

From: Effect of non-surgical periodontal therapy on glycemic control of type 2 diabetes mellitus: a systematic review and Bayesian network meta-analysis

treatment comparison traditional meta-analysis network meta-analysis
SRP + Antibiotic vs. SRP 0.21 (-0.03, 0.45) 0.20 (-0.17, 0.56)
SRP + Laser vs. SRP 0.19 (0.08, 0.30) 0.25 (-0.24, 0.78)
SRP + locally-delivered drug vs. SRP 0.00 (-0.05, 0.05) 0.0026 (-0.41, 0.43)
SRP + SDD vs. SRP -0.10 (-0.90, 0.70) -0.10 (-1.1, 0.89)
SRP + aPDT + Doxy vs. SRP + Antibiotic 0.46 (-0.16, 1.08) 0.46 (-0.40, 1.31)
SRP + Laser vs. SRP + Antibiotic 0.23 (-0.40, 0.86) 0.053 (-0.48, 0.61)
SRP vs. No treatment 0.45 (0.00, 0.89) 0.40 (0.088, 0.80)
SRP + Antibiotic vs. No treatment 0.82 (0.33, 1.31) 0.61 (0.16, 1.11)
  1. SRP scaling and root planing, SDD subantimicrobial dose doxycycline, aPDT antimicrobial photodynamic therapy, Doxy doxycycline