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Research Article

Active Compounds of Rhubarb Root and Rhizome in Animal Model Experiments of Focal Cerebral Ischemia

Table 2

Quality characteristics of included studies.

StudyABCDEFGHIJScore

Li et al. 2005 [16]++++?4
Li et al. 2011 [17]++?+?3
Li et al. 2005 [18]++??2
Li et al. 2007 [19]+++??3
Li et al. 2005 [20]+++?+?4
Liu et al. 2005 [21]++??2
Li et al. 2004 [22]+++?+?4
Li et al. 2004 [23]+++??3
Liu et al. 2004 [24]++??2
Tan et al. 2010 [25]+++??3
Wu et al. 2009 [26]++++?+?5
Wang et al. 2005 [27]+++??3
Li et al. 2005 [28]+++??3
Chen et al. 2006 [29]++++??4
Mei et al. 2009 [30]+++??3
Chen et al. 2007 [31]++???2
Song et al. 2011 [32]++++?+?5
Zhang et al. 2014 [33]++++?++6
Chen et al. 2015 [14]+++?3
Guan et al. 2014 [15]++++?4

Note: A: publication in a peer-reviewed journal, B: statement of temperature control, C: random allocation to groups, D: blinded induction of ischemia, E: blinded assessment of outcome, F: use of anaesthetic without significant intrinsic neuroprotective activity, G: appropriate animal model (aged, diabetic, or hypertensive), H: sample size calculation, I: compliance with animal welfare regulations, and J: statement of potential conflict of interests. +: yes, −: no, and ?: unclear.

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