Critical appraisal:Caillol F, Bories E, Pesenti C, Poizat F, Monges G, Guiramand J, et al 2012

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Critical Appraisal

Article being appraised

Caillol F, Bories E, Pesenti C, Poizat F, Monges G, Guiramand J, et al. Radiofrequency ablation associated to mucosal resection in the oesophagus: experience in a single centre. Clin Res Hepatol Gastroenterol 2012 Aug;36(4):371-7 Abstract available at http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22361442.


Applicable clinical question

Key Facts

Study Design

case series

Number of Patients:

34


Includes an economic evaluation

no

Evidence ratings

Level of evidence

IV

Risk of bias
High risk of bias Comments: insufficient informaiton

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?
No or not described
Size of effect
5 Reason for decision: no statistics
Relevance of evidence
2 Additional comments: effect on HGD and LGD
Result of appraisal

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Reason for decision

insifficienct detail and low numbers


Completed by

Dr Andrew Taylor MBBS MD FRACP


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Article
Caillol F, Bories E, Pesenti C, Poizat F, Monges G, Guiramand J, et al. Radiofrequency ablation associated to mucosal resection in the oesophagus: experience in a single centre. Clin Res Hepatol Gastroenterol 2012 Aug;36(4):371-7 Abstract available at http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22361442.
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