Table 1

Main characteristics of the studies included in this meta-analysis

AuthorYearLanguageTreatment armsnMaleAgeFollow-up (days)
Schumacher et al302002EnglishEtoricoxib 120 mg one time a day757348.5 (13.29)8
Indomethacin 50 mg three times a day756949.5 (13.71)
Rubin et al312004EnglishEtoricoxib 120 mg one time a day1039851.1 (13)8
Indomethacin 50 mg three times a day867952.2 (12)
Ye et al322010ChineseEtoricoxib 120 mg one time a day403345.12 (12.48)7
Diclofenac 75 mg one time a day353238.20 (15.51)
Zhang et al202012ChineseEtoricoxib 120 mg one time a day484863.4 (12)8
Meloxicam 15 mg one time a day363664.1 (11)
Gao and Pang332013ChineseEtoricoxib 120 mg one time a day1408941.78 (12.57)7
Diclofenac 75 mg two times per day1409242.48 (13.23)
Hong and Xu212013ChineseEtoricoxib 120 mg one time a day503842.1 (9.8)7
Celecoxib 200 mg three times a day504041.5 (7.8)
Li et al342013EnglishEtoricoxib 120 mg one time a day898552 (15)5
Indomethacin 75 mg two times per day898153 (14)
Guo et al182014ChineseEtoricoxib 120 mg one time a day609644.3 (15.6)8
Meloxicam 15 mg one time a day60
Guo et al352014ChineseEtoricoxib 120 mg one time a day575640.52 (11.27)5
Diclofenac 75 mg one time a day565443.03 (13.02)
Lu362014ChineseEtoricoxib 120 mg one time a day958948.9 (2.3)7
Diclofenac 50 mg three times a day514946.7 (3.4)
Kuang372015ChineseEtoricoxib 120 mg one time a day402942.8 (10.3)7
Diclofenac 50 mg three times a day403143.7 (11.2)
Liu172015ChineseEtoricoxib 120 mg one time a day322145 (3.74)7
Meloxicam 15 mg one time a day321344 (3.53)
Xia222015ChineseEtoricoxib 120 mg one time a day402750.17 (25.13)7
Celecoxib 200 mg three times a day402550.09 (25.34)
Zhu382015ChineseEtoricoxib 120 mg one time a day504846.3 (6.9)7
Diclofenac 50 mg three times a day504946.5 (6.1)
Cui and Liu152016ChineseDiclofenac 100 mg one time a day121141.5 (3.8)5
Celecoxib 200 mg one time a day121043.2 (4.2)
Li et al392016ChineseEtoricoxib 120 mg one time a day472241.8 (11.3)5
Diclofenac 75 mg one time a day472140.5 (10.1)
Ming242016ChineseEtoricoxib 120 mg one time a day382252.64 (12.28)7
Celecoxib 200 mg two times per day382352.79 (12.35)
Pan and Chen402016ChineseEtoricoxib 120 mg one time a day6812643.2 (13.6)7
Diclofenac 50 mg three times a day68
Zhou232016ChineseEtoricoxib 120 mg one time a day281653.37 (11.32)7
Celecoxib 200 mg three times a day281452.13 (10.13)
Li et al192017ChineseEtoricoxib 120 mg one time a day446844.67 (14.99)8
Meloxicam 15 mg one time a day44
Gao and Yang412018ChineseCelecoxib 200 mg two times per day402958.4 (2. 8)7
Etoricoxib 120 mg one time a day403056.7 (2. 2)
Lan et al422018ChineseCelecoxib 200 mg two times per day302452.21 (1.25)7
Etoricoxib 120 mg one time a day302552.26 (1.24)
Sheng432019ChineseEtoricoxib 120 mg one time a day428239.17 (10.28)7
Diclofenac 75 mg one time a day38
Wu and Yang442019ChineseEtoricoxib 120 mg one time a day302345.98 (6.65)7
Meloxicam 15 mg one time a day302145.21 (7.20)
  • Age presented as mean (SD).