Does intensity of surveillance affect survival after surgery for sarcomas? Results of a randomized noninferiority trial.

@article{Puri2014DoesIO,
  title={Does intensity of surveillance affect survival after surgery for sarcomas? Results of a randomized noninferiority trial.},
  author={Ajay Puri and Ashish Gulia and Rohini V Hawaldar and Priya Ranganathan and Rajendra A. Badwe},
  journal={Clinical orthopaedics and related research},
  year={2014},
  volume={472 5},
  pages={1568-75}
}
BACKGROUND Whether current postoperative surveillance regimes result in improved overall survival (OS) of patients with extremity sarcomas is unknown. QUESTIONS/PURPOSES We hypothesized that a less intensive followup protocol would not be inferior to the conventional followup protocol in terms of OS. We (1) assessed OS of patients to determine if less intensive followup regimens led to worsened survival and asked (2) whether chest radiograph followup group was inferior to CT scan followup… CONTINUE READING