Critical appraisal:Veenhof AA, Sietses C, von Blomberg BM, van Hoogstraten IM, vd Pas MH, Meijerink WJ, et al 2011
Risk of bias assessment: Randomised Controlled Trial (Cochrane risk of bias tool)
Random sequence generation
- Patients were then randomly assigned in a
2:1 ratio to laparoscopic surgery or open surgery in
accordance with a list of randomisation numbers and
treatment allocation. This list was com puter generated by
the trial statistician.
- After eligibility had been established and patients provided
written informed consent, the local investigator registered
patients on the trial’s website to ensure allocation
- Blinding not described.
Incomplete outcome data
- All relevant participant data presented (n=40).
Selective outcome reporting
- All relevant outcomes reported in study protocol.
Other sources of bias
|Unclear risk of bias||Additional comments: Please replace this text and include any additional comments in regards to your risk of bias rating|
- Veenhof AA, Sietses C, von Blomberg BM, van Hoogstraten IM, vd Pas MH, Meijerink WJ, et al. The surgical stress response and postoperative immune function after laparoscopic or conventional total mesorectal excision in rectal cancer: a randomized trial. Int J Colorectal Dis 2011 Jan;26(1):53-9 Available from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20922542.
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- Topic area
- Guidelines:Colorectal cancer
- Clinical question
- Form:Quality appraisal rct-cochrane
- Complications and morbidity
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