Randomized trials of neurosurgical interventions: a systematic appraisal.

@article{Vranos2004RandomizedTO,
  title={Randomized trials of neurosurgical interventions: a systematic appraisal.},
  author={George Vranos and Athina Tatsioni and Konstantinos Polyzoidis and John P. A. Ioannidis},
  journal={Neurosurgery},
  year={2004},
  volume={55 1},
  pages={18-25; discussion 25-6}
}
OBJECTIVE To systematically appraise the study design and quality of reporting of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) on neurosurgical procedures and to identify potential defects and biases. METHODS Randomized controlled trials with at least five patients comparing any neurosurgical procedure against another procedure, nonsurgical treatment, or no… CONTINUE READING