Critical appraisal:Bright T, Watson DI, Tam W, Game PA, Astill D, Ackroyd R, et al 2007

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Article being appraised

Bright T, Watson DI, Tam W, Game PA, Astill D, Ackroyd R, et al. Randomized trial of argon plasma coagulation versus endoscopic surveillance for barrett esophagus after antireflux surgery: late results. Ann Surg 2007 Dec;246(6):1016-20 Abstract available at http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18043104.


Applicable clinical question

Key Facts

Study Design

randomised controlled trial

Number of Patients:

58


Includes an economic evaluation

no

Evidence ratings

Level of evidence

II

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

Risk of bias assessment: randomised controlled trial

Was the trial double-blinded?
Outcomes not blinded, substantial side-effects, or not reported.
Was the treatment allocation schedule concealed?
Adequately concealed (e.g. central randomisation, numbered or coded bottles, drugs prepared by pharmacy).
Were all randomised participants included in the analysis?
No exclusions or survival analysis used with all subjects included (>95% follow-up for all groups).
The field below is not considered when calculating the risk of bias rating
How was the allocation schedule generated?
Adequate (e.g. random number table, computer random generator, coin tossing, card shuffling)
Size of effect
4 Reason for decision: Please replace this text and briefly describe the reasons for your rating
Result of appraisal

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Completed by

Professor David Watson MBBS, MD, FRACS


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Article
Bright T, Watson DI, Tam W, Game PA, Astill D, Ackroyd R, et al. Randomized trial of argon plasma coagulation versus endoscopic surveillance for barrett esophagus after antireflux surgery: late results. Ann Surg 2007 Dec;246(6):1016-20 Abstract available at http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18043104.
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