GRADE profile 70Effectiveness of APD compared with CAPD – adequacy rates (children)

Quality assessmentSummary of findingsQuality
No of studiesStudy designLimitationsInconsistencyIndirectnessImprecision
APD and CAPD (children)
Adequacy rates
Report from national registryNo serious limitationsNot assessableaNo serious indirectnessNot assessablebKt/V values
Rates did not differ significantly for CAPD vs APD.

Inconsistency was not assessable (downgraded one level) because it was reported in one study.


No information to assess imprecision was reported (downgraded one level).

From: 3, How this guideline was developed

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