|Outcomes||Comparison||Number of studies (number of patients)||Standardised mean difference (95% CI)|
|*Abbreviations defined in glossary; RBI, NNT, and CI calculated from data in article. Outcomes were analysed using either a random (†) or fixed (‡) effects model.§Not significant.|
|Pain||Glu v NSAIDs||3 (292)||0.86 (0.58 to 1.14)‡|
|Glu v pl||7 (471)||1.40 (0.65 to 2.14)†|
|Function||Glu v NSAIDs||2 (364)||0.32 (−0.28 to 0.92)†§|
|Glu v pl||3 (563)||0.63 (−0.04 to 1.29)†§|
|Weighted event rates (number of studies)||RBI (95% CI)||NNT (CI)|
|Glu v pl||51.8% v 34.2% (2)||52% (20 to 91)‡||6 (4 to 13)‡|
Review: glucosamine is more effective than selected non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and placebo for reducing pain and more effective than placebo for improving function in patients with osteoarthritis
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