Lack of Evidence for Conducting Meta‑analysis of Prevalence of Drug‑resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa in Iranian Burned Patients


Department of Microbiology, Burn and Wound Healing Research Center, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Fars, Shiraz, Iran



Dear Editor, Recently, we read with great interest the meta‑analysis which was reported by Tarashi et al. [1] and evaluated the studies included in their article. We detected some important viewpoints about the validity of extracted data. In reported data about Japoni’s et al. study,[2] a serious blunder was seen in the frequency of drug resistance in Fars province‑Iran. According to the tarashi et al report, a bias was seen which


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