Critical appraisal:Das A, Singh V, Fleischer DE, Sharma VK 2008

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Article being appraised

Das A, Singh V, Fleischer DE, Sharma VK. A comparison of endoscopic treatment and surgery in early esophageal cancer: an analysis of surveillance epidemiology and end results data. Am J Gastroenterol 2008 Jun;103(6):1340-5 Abstract available at http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18510606.


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Article using data from the SEER database focussing on early esophageal cancer. Endoscopic therapy in 99 of 742 patients with only 37 with ca in situ/HGD and no information assessing this group separately.
Would only be used if accepted that "early esophageal cancer" outcomes can be used as a surrogate for HGD. If that were the case then still low level evidence but value relates to it being from a population study and not an institutional cohort study.


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Associate Professor Bernard Mark Smithers


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Article
Das A, Singh V, Fleischer DE, Sharma VK. A comparison of endoscopic treatment and surgery in early esophageal cancer: an analysis of surveillance epidemiology and end results data. Am J Gastroenterol 2008 Jun;103(6):1340-5 Abstract available at http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18510606.
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