Critical appraisal:Penel N, Mallet Y, Robin YM, Fournier C, Grosjean J, Ceugnart L, et al 2008

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Article being appraised

Penel N, Mallet Y, Robin YM, Fournier C, Grosjean J, Ceugnart L, et al. Prognostic factors for adult sarcomas of head and neck. Int J Oral Maxillofac Surg 2008 May;37(5):428-32 Abstract available at http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18343096.


Applicable clinical question

Key Facts

Study Design

other — Retrospective study

Number of Patients:

45


Includes an economic evaluation

no

Evidence ratings

Level of evidence

IV

Risk of bias
High risk of bias Comments: This study reports the outcome of 45 patients with sarcoma (various subtypes) of the head and neck treated by various modalities from 1993-2005.
Size of effect
5 Reason for decision: This criterion is difficult to apply to this study type.
Relevance of evidence
6 Additional comments: This criterion is difficult to apply to this study type.
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Dr Warren Hargreaves


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Article
Penel N, Mallet Y, Robin YM, Fournier C, Grosjean J, Ceugnart L, et al. Prognostic factors for adult sarcomas of head and neck. Int J Oral Maxillofac Surg 2008 May;37(5):428-32 Abstract available at http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18343096.
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Topic area
Guidelines:Sarcoma
Clinical question
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