Appendix Table D-2Study quality ratings: case series studies

StudyStudy DesignClearly Defined QuestionWell-described study populationWell-described interventionUse of Validated Outcome MeasuresAppropriate Statistical AnalysisWell-Described ResultsDiscussion/Conclusions Supported by DataOverall Rating
Andolino 2011Retrospective case seriesYesNoYesYesYesYesYesFair
Bargellini 2011Prospective case seriesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesGood
Buijs 2008Retrospective case seriesYesNoYesYesYesYesYesFair
Carr 2004Prospective case seriesYesYesYesYesYesNoYesFair
Carr 2010Prospective cohort*YesNoYesYesYesYesYesFair
Chan 2011Retrospective case seriesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesGood
Chen 2011Retrospective case seriesYesNoYesYesYesYesYesFair
Gao 2011Retrospective case seriesYesYesYesYesYesNoYesFair
Giannini 2010Retrospective cohort*YesYesYesYesYesYesYesGood
Guiu 2009Retrospective case seriesYesNoYesYesYesYesYesFair
Imai 2011Retrospective case seriesYesNoYesYesYesNoYesPoor
Itoh 2011Prospective case seriesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesGood
Kanhere 2008Prospective case seriesYesNoYesYesYesYesYesFair
Kawaoka 2009Retrospective case seriesYesNoYesYesYesYesYesFair
Leelawat 2008Prospective cohort*YesNoYesYesYesYesYesFair
Lencioni 2008Prospective case seriesYesNoYesYesYesNoYesPoor
Liao 2008Prospective case seriesYesNoNoYesYesYesYesPoor
Liu 2004Retrospective case seriesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesGood
Mabed 2009RCT*YesYesYesYesYesYesYesGood
Maeda 2008Retrospective case seriesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesGood
Martin 2011Prospective case seriesYesYesYesYesYesNoYesFair
Minami 2007Prospective case seriesYesNoYesYesYesYesYesFair
Molinari 2006Prospective case seriesYesNoYesYesYesYesYesFair
Oh 2010Prospective case seriesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesGood
Pietrosi 2009Case series (uncertain if prospective or retrospective)YesNoYesYesYesYesYesFair
Rand 2005Retrospective case seriesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesGood
Seki 2011Retrospective case seriesYesNoYesYesYesYesYesFair
Seo 2010Retrospective case seriesYesNoYesYesYesYesYesFair
Shen 2005Prospective cohort*YesNoYesYesYesYesYesFair
Taguchi 2007Retrospective case seriesYesNoYesYesYesYesYesFair
Tanaka 2009Case series (uncertain if prospective or retrospective)YesNoYesYesYesYesYesFair
Wu 2010Retrospective cohort*YesYesYesYesYesYesYesGood
Zhang 2011Prospective case seriesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesGood
Zhao 2012Retrospective case seriesYesNoYesYesYesYesYesFair
Zhou 2009Retrospective case seriesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesGood
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Comparative studies from which only a single comparator arm meeting inclusion criteria in this evidence review

From: Appendix D, Evidence Tables

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