Table 8.1study inclusion, exclusion and design

PapersCommentsStudy
N= 28 evaluated for inclusion
N= 6 excludedReasons for exclusion are reported in Appendix G.
N= 3 identified in update searchesAll 3 studies were excluded from the results section on the basis of low qualityOh 2008; Shiba 2009; Van Rompaey 2009
N= 22 reports of 21 studies includedStudy designs
 9 RCTs
Beaussier 2006; Christe 2000; Herrick 1996; Kim 1996; Leung 2006; Nitschke 1996; Papaioannou 2005; Scott 2001; Williams-Russo 1992
9 reports of 8 prospective cohort studiesAgostini 2001; Dubois 2001; Foy 1995; Han 2001; Morrison 2003; Pandharipande 2006; Pandharipande 2008; Pisani 2007; Pisani 2009
3 retrospective cohort studiesCentorrino 2003; Holroyd 1994; Shulman 2005
1 case control studiesMarcantonio 1994

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