Basu KK, Pick B, de Caestecker JS. Audit of a Barrett's epithelium surveillance database. Eur J Gastroenterol Hepatol 2004 Feb;16(2):171-5 Abstract available at http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15075990.
|High risk of bias||Comments: Although this is not a very large series and simply a case series, the strengths are reasonable follow-up period (mean 2.9 years (1-10) and specific analysis on LGD patients (10 patients, initially 16 but 6 downgraded to regenerative). Specifically focuses on outcome in LGD patients so relevant for this paper|
Risk of bias assessment: case series
- Highly selected or not described (e.g. single-institution study)
- No, but objective measures used
- Reasonable (follow-up >80%)
|5||Reason for decision: Please replace this text and briefly describe the reasons for your rating|
|2||Additional comments: relevence rating of 2 as effect in diagnosis of LGD which is a proven surrogate outcome (risk factor) for cancer|
- Basu KK, Pick B, de Caestecker JS. Audit of a Barrett's epithelium surveillance database. Eur J Gastroenterol Hepatol 2004 Feb;16(2):171-5 Abstract available at http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15075990.
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