Appendix Table F3Reporting of device characteristics by study design

Variables in primary studiesCategoriesNumber of studies (%)RCT design N (%)Nonrandomized or observational N (%)P-value for comparison
Name of the model or manufacturer mentionedYes75 (68)38 (51)37 (49)0.16
No36 (33)13 (36)23 (64)
Methods of implantation or surgical techniques mentionedYes82 (74)42 (51)40 (49)0.08
No29 (26)9 (31)20 (69)
Generation of device, when applicable, or modifications to algorithm describedYes25 (23)15 (60)10 (40)0.65
No86 (78)45 (52)41 (48)
Description of use of concomitant medicationsYes76 (69)43 (57)33 (43)0.54
No35 (32)17 (49)18 (51)

N = number, RCT = randomized controlled trial

From: Appendix F, A Critical Appraisal of Primary Studies of Implantable Medical Devices

Cover of Quality of Reporting in Systematic Reviews of Implantable Medical Devices
Quality of Reporting in Systematic Reviews of Implantable Medical Devices [Internet].
Raman G, Gaylor JM, Rao M, et al.

NCBI Bookshelf. A service of the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health.