Spin in articles about minimally invasive transanal total mesorectal excision: an assessment of the current literature.

@article{Patel2019SpinIA,
  title={Spin in articles about minimally invasive transanal total mesorectal excision: an assessment of the current literature.},
  author={Sunil V. Patel and Luoman Zhang and Basheer Elsolh and Dequan Yu and Sami A. Chadi},
  journal={Colorectal disease : the official journal of the Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland},
  year={2019},
  volume={21 1},
  pages={
          8-14
        }
}
AIM Minimally invasive transanal total mesorectal excision (TaTME) is a new approach for treating rectal cancer. 'Spin' can be defined as 'reporting strategies to highlight that the experimental treatment is beneficial' despite limitations in study design. The aim of this study was to assess spin within publications about TaTME. METHOD EMBASE and MEDLINE (2009-2017) were searched for publications assessing TaTME in rectal cancer. All papers published between 2009 and 2017 were eligible for… CONTINUE READING
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