Critical appraisal:Merkow RP, Bilimoria KY, Keswani RN, Chung J, Sherman KL, Knab LM, et al 2014

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Article being appraised

Merkow RP, Bilimoria KY, Keswani RN, Chung J, Sherman KL, Knab LM, et al. Treatment trends, risk of lymph node metastasis, and outcomes for localized esophageal cancer. J Natl Cancer Inst 2014 Jul;106(7) Abstract available at http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25031273.


Applicable clinical question
Result of appraisal

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Reason for decision

This paper excluded all high grade dysplasia patients from the review and focussed only on the T1a and T1b lesions. Therefore not suitable for this clinical question


Completed by

Dr Iain Thomson MBBS, FRACS


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Article
Merkow RP, Bilimoria KY, Keswani RN, Chung J, Sherman KL, Knab LM, et al. Treatment trends, risk of lymph node metastasis, and outcomes for localized esophageal cancer. J Natl Cancer Inst 2014 Jul;106(7) Abstract available at http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25031273.
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