Critical appraisal:Maurichi A, Miceli R, Camerini T, Contiero P, Patuzzo R, Tragni G, et al 2010 2

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Risk of bias assessment: cohort study

Subject selection
"New technology" group
Highly selected or not described
Comparison group
Highly selected or not described
Comparability of groups on demographic characteristics and clinical features
Comparable
Measurement of outcomes
Outcome measures blind to technology used
No, but objective measures used
Same method of measurement used across comparison groups
Yes
Completeness of follow-up
Was follow-up complete and were all patients included in the analysis?
Yes (follow-up >95%) or survival analysis using all patients
Overall risk of bias
High risk of bias Additional comments: selection not described, objective measures, baseline comparable, all patients accounted for


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Article
Maurichi A, Miceli R, Camerini T, Contiero P, Patuzzo R, Tragni G, et al. Pure desmoplastic melanoma: a melanoma with distinctive clinical behavior. Ann Surg 2010 Dec;252(6):1052-7 Available from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21107116.
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