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Table 4 Assessment of *quality of studies included in the systematic review

From: Rapid Eye Movement (REM) rebound on initial exposure to CPAP therapy: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Study author 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Brillante et al. No Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes
Koo et al. No Yes Yes Yes No No Yes Yes
Kushida et al. Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Yaegashi et al. No Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes
Osuna et al. No Yes No Yes No Yes Yes Yes
Drake et al. No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Verma et al. No Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes
Randerath et al. No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Parrino et al. No Yes No Yes No No Yes Yes
Collard et al. No Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Yamashiro et al. No Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes
Lamphere et al. No Yes No Yes Yes No Yes Yes
Aldrich et al. No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Issa et al. No No No Yes Yes No Yes Yes
  1. *Quality assessment of the included studies checklist from questions from National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) 1–8:
  2. 1) Case series collected in more than one center?
  3. 2) Is the hypothesis/aim/objective of the study clearly described?
  4. 3) Are the inclusion and exclusion criteria clearly reported?
  5. 4) Is there a clear definition of the outcomes reported?
  6. 5) Were data collected prospectively?
  7. 6) Is there an explicit statement that patients were recruited consecutively?
  8. 7) Are the main findings of the study clearly described?
  9. 8) Are outcomes stratified?