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Table 5 The results of node-spitting analysis

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

comparison p-value MD (95%CrI)
HbA1c%
SRP + Antibiotic vs. SRP + Laser
direct 0.61455 0.23 (-0.66, 1.1)
indirect   -0.059 (-0.83, 0.72)
network   0.043 (-0.49, 0.62)
SRP + Antibiotic vs. No treatment
direct 0.5605667 -0.82 (-1.7, 0.036)
indirect   -0.53 (-1.2, 0.090)
network   -0.62 (-1.1, -0.18)
SRP + Antibiotic vs. SRP
direct 0.6489667 -0.22 (-0.65, 0.22)
indirect   0.040 (-1.1, 1.2)
network   -0.22 (-0.58, 0.15)
SRP + Laser vs. SRP
direct 0.5950500 -0.19 (-0.85, 0.47)
indirect   -0.48 (-1.5, 0.50)
network   -0.26 (-0.79, 0.23)
  1. SRP scaling and root planing