I have a study which provides the mean difference for two groups (alongside 95%CI, SE, n and p-value). I would like to extrapolate the raw means to use in Revman to perform a random-effect SMD meta-analysis. Can I extrapolate the raw means from the MD?
If RevMan is computing the mean difference internally then it may be that you can supply any two means which have the required mean difference. Try it and see. More specifically if the mean difference you have is 10 then run it with 0 and 10 and then again with 990 and 1000. If RevMan gives you the same answer then you are in clover.