Submited on: 28 Sep 2015 07:27:27 PM GMT
Published on: 29 Sep 2015 06:58:09 AM GMT
A useeless comparative study
Posted by Dr. Marcello Picchio on 27 Oct 2015 07:14:34 AM GMT Reviewed by WMC Editors

  • What are the main claims of the paper and how important are they?

    A comparative study with no randomization is useless because it does not add any evidence in a field where several trial has been already performed. 

  • Are these claims novel? If not, please specify papers that weaken the claims to the originality of this one.

    Several other copmarative stuides with meta-analysises have been already published

  • Are the claims properly placed in the context of the previous literature?


  • Do the results support the claims? If not, what other evidence is required?

    No because of lack of randomization and proper follow-up

  • If a protocol is provided, for example for a randomized controlled trial, are there any important deviations from it? If so, have the authors explained adequately why the deviations occurred?

    No protocol provided

  • Is the methodology valid? Does the paper offer enough details of its methodology that its experiments or its analyses could be reproduced?

    Lack of the duration of follow-up

  • Would any other experiments or additional information improve the paper? How much better would the paper be if this extra work was done, and how difficult would such work be to do, or to provide?


  • Is this paper outstanding in its discipline? (For example, would you like to see this work presented in a seminar at your hospital or university? Do you feel these results need to be incorporated in your next general lecture on the subject?) If yes, what makes it outstanding? If not, why not?


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  • References:

    F. Ceci, M. PICCHIO, D. Palimento, B. Calì, S. Corelli, E. Spaziani: Long-term outcome of stapled hemorrhoidopexy for grade III and grade IV hemorrhoids. DISEASES OF THE COLON AND RECTUM 51:1107-12; 2008.

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  • How to cite:  Picchio M .A useeless comparative study[Review of the article 'Comparative study between Stapled Hemorrhoidopexy and LigaSure Haemorrhoidectomy ' by Othman M].WebmedCentral 2015;6(10):WMCRW003251
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