Critical appraisal:Attwood SE, Barlow AP, Norris TL, Watson A 1992

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Critical Appraisal

Article being appraised

Attwood SE, Barlow AP, Norris TL, Watson A. Barrett's oesophagus: effect of antireflux surgery on symptom control and development of complications. Br J Surg 1992 Oct;79(10):1050-3 Abstract available at http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/1422717.


Applicable clinical question

Key Facts

Study Design

case series

Number of Patients:

45


Includes an economic evaluation

no

Evidence ratings

Level of evidence

IV

Risk of bias
High risk of bias Comments: Please replace this text and include any additional comments in regards to your quality rating

Risk of bias assessment: case series

Subject selection:
Highly selected or not described (e.g. single-institution study)
Were the outcome measures blind to pre/post-intervention?
No or not described
Follow-up complete and all patients included in the analysis?
Reasonable (follow-up >80%)
Size of effect
5 Reason for decision: Please replace this text and briefly describe the reasons for your rating
Relevance of evidence
5 Additional comments: Please replace this text and briefly describe the reasons for your rating
Result of appraisal

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Reason for decision

Poor quality paper, too small to be significant. Comparitor was H2 receptor antagonist not PPI


Completed by

Professor David Watson MBBS, MD, FRACS


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Article
Attwood SE, Barlow AP, Norris TL, Watson A. Barrett's oesophagus: effect of antireflux surgery on symptom control and development of complications. Br J Surg 1992 Oct;79(10):1050-3 Abstract available at http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/1422717.
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