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Study Title and Description

Efficacy of excisional surgery, curettage and combined curettage and electrodessication in treatment of basal cell carcinoma



Key Questions Addressed
1 Comparison of interventions
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Primary Publication Information
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Title Efficacy of excisional surgery, curettage and combined curettage and electrodessication in treatment of basal cell carcinoma
Author Salmanpoor R. et al.
Country Skin Research Center, Dermatology Department, Shiraz University of Medical Scinces, Shiraz, Iran
Year 2012
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Secondary Publication Information
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Extraction Form: Comparative studies
Arms
Number Title Description Comments
1 Surgical excision
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2 Curettage
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3 Electodessication and curettage
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Design Details
Question... Follow Up Answer Follow-up Answer
Publication or abstract? Publication
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Study design RCT
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Multicenter etc. Single center
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Country/Region Iran
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Funding NR
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Inclusion criteria Pathologically confirmed BCC,
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Exclusion criteria Tumors with indications for Mohs
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N Enrolled/Randomized/Analyzed 55
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55
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55
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Notes/Comments Number analyzed not given explicitly. But number of BCCs analyzed is same as number randomized.
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Method of diagnosis ... Describe Biopsy/pathologic confirmation ...
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Preoperative assessment of clinical size of the tumor ... not reported ...
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Percent non-primary (recurrent) Not reported
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Secondary size assessment
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Baseline Characteristics
Question Surgical excision Curettage Electodessication and curettage Total Comments
AnswerFollow-up AnswerFollow-up AnswerFollow-up AnswerFollow-up
Continuous baselines 57.3
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21, 84
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3, 20
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mm
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Gender/Racial descent 24
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Lesion location All tumors were located on the face and scalp
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Skin type (Fitzpatrick score) No data entered.
Number of lesions per patient No data entered.
Previous treatments No data entered.
Immunocompromized status No data entered.
Number of patients/lesions 24 20 25
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24 20 25
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20 20 25
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Lesion extent number of people 69
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59.4% solid type, 7.2% pigmented
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Lesion extent number of people No data entered.



Results & Comparisons


Results Data
Outcome: Recurrence or relapse      Population: All Participants Between-Arm Comparisons
Time Point Measure Surgical excision Curettage Electodessication and curettage Comparison Measure


28 months

Percentage 8.3 20 8
N Analyzed 24 20 25
Counts 2 4 2


Quality Dimensions
Dimension Value Notes Comments
RCT:....Adequate generation of a randomized sequence reported No Not reported
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RCT:....Adequate allocation concealment reported No Not reported
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RCT:....Adequate blinding of PATIENTS reported Unsure Not reported
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RCT:....Adequate blinding of PROVIDERS reported Unsure Not reported
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ALL....Adequate blinding of OUTCOME ASSESSORS reported Unsure Not reported
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ALL.....Incomplete results data: are more than 20% missing for any eligible outcome in any group? No No missing data reported
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ALL.....Selective Reporting (judgement - put directly into notes field). No AEs reported
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RCT.....Is the treatment effect by Intention to treat? Yes No dropouts reported
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ALL....Group similarity at baseline. No Data No Table 1 or other comparison
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ALL....Additional Bias: Bias due to problems not covered elsewhere. (judgement - put directly into notes field) Yes Inclusion criteria and outcomes not clearly defined
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ALL (with AE results)....Were reported adverse events (of interest) precisely defined Not Applicable No AEs discussed
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Overall, by outcome (judgement - put directly into notes field) High
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ALL.....Incomplete results data: Is there differential missingness (more than 20%) between arms for any eligible outcome? No No missing data reported
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Quality Rating
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