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Methodological Reviewer: Arden Morris MD, MPH, Department of Surgery, Stanford University
Clinical Reviewer: Manoj Raval MD, MSc, FRCSC, Department of Surgery, University of British Columbia
Clinical Reviewer: Larissa Temple MD, FACS, FRCSC, Department of Surgery University of Rochester Medicine
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Please read the provided articles and be prepared to discuss the following:
- What is the clinical question being addressed?
- Did the review explicitly address a sensible clinical question?
- Was the search for relevant studies detailed and exhaustive?
- Were the primary studies of high methodologic quality?
- Were assessments of studies reproducible?
- Were the results similar from study to study?
- What are the overall results of the review?
- How precise were the results?
- Were the clinically important outcomes considered?
- State the conclusion. Have the authors addressed the clinical question posed?
- Does the evidence support the conclusion?