Critical appraisal:Csendes A, Smok G, Burdiles P, Braghetto I, Castro C, Korn O 2002

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Article being appraised

Csendes A, Smok G, Burdiles P, Braghetto I, Castro C, Korn O. Effect of duodenal diversion on low-grade dysplasia in patients with Barrett's esophagus: analysis of 37 patients. J Gastrointest Surg 2002 Jul;6(4):645-52 Abstract available at http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12127135.


Applicable clinical question

Key Facts

Study Design

case series

Number of Patients:

37


Includes an economic evaluation

no

Evidence ratings

Level of evidence

IV

Risk of bias
High risk of bias Comments:

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?
Yes (follow-up >95%)
Size of effect
5 Reason for decision: statistical significance not reported
Relevance of evidence
1 Additional comments:
Result of appraisal

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Dr Adrian Chung MBBS, BMed Sci, FRACP


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Article
Csendes A, Smok G, Burdiles P, Braghetto I, Castro C, Korn O. Effect of duodenal diversion on low-grade dysplasia in patients with Barrett's esophagus: analysis of 37 patients. J Gastrointest Surg 2002 Jul;6(4):645-52 Abstract available at http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12127135.
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