Critical appraisal:Bindal AK, Bindal RK, Hess KR, Shiu A, Hassenbusch SJ, Shi WM, et al 1996

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Article being appraised

Bindal AK, Bindal RK, Hess KR, Shiu A, Hassenbusch SJ, Shi WM, et al. Surgery versus radiosurgery in the treatment of brain metastasis. J Neurosurg 1996 May;84(5):748-54 Available from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/8622147.


Applicable clinical question

Key Facts

Study Design

cohort study

Number of Patients:

93


Includes an economic evaluation

no

Evidence ratings

Level of evidence

III-2

Risk of bias
High risk of bias Comments: Small single institution studies. Matched analysis comparing Sx with SRT. Small no in SRT arm. Diff in proportion receiving WBRT.


Size of effect
1 Reason for decision: Found better OS and LC rates in Sx arm.
Relevance of evidence
1 Additional comments: Outcomes are survival and recurrence
Result of appraisal

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Completed by

Associate Professor Shalini Vinod MBBS MD FRANZCR


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Article
Bindal AK, Bindal RK, Hess KR, Shiu A, Hassenbusch SJ, Shi WM, et al. Surgery versus radiosurgery in the treatment of brain metastasis. J Neurosurg 1996 May;84(5):748-54 Available from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/8622147.
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Topic area
Guidelines:Lung cancer/Treatment/Non-small-cell stage IV inoperable
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