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Study Title and Description

Effectiveness of a 595-nm pulsed dye laser for the treatment of basal cell carcinoma using 1 stacked-pulse session



Key Questions Addressed
1 Comparison of interventions
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Primary Publication Information
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Title Effectiveness of a 595-nm pulsed dye laser for the treatment of basal cell carcinoma using 1 stacked-pulse session
Author Eimpunth S, Oganesyan G, Hamman MS, Lee R, Jiang SI, Kim SS,
Country Department of Dermatology, Faculty of Medicine Siriraj Hospital, Bangkok, Thailand; Division of Dermatology, University of California, San Diego, San Diego, CA, United States; Division of Dermatology, University of California, San Diego, San Diego, CA, United States; Division of Dermatology, University of California, San Diego, San Diego, CA, United States; Division of Dermatology, University of California, San Diego, San Diego, CA, United States; University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, San Diego, CA, United States
Year 2014
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Secondary Publication Information
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Extraction Form: Comparative studies
Arms
Number Title Description Comments
1 pulsed dye laser
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2 no treatment
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Design Details
Question... Follow Up Answer Follow-up Answer
Publication or abstract? Conference abstract
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Study design RCT
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Multicenter etc. Unclear
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Country/Region unclear
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Funding NR
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Inclusion criteria biopsy proven, superficial or nodular BCCs located on trunk or extremities
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Exclusion criteria
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N Enrolled/Randomized/Analyzed 24
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24
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24
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Notes/Comments
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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)
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Secondary size assessment
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Baseline Characteristics
Question pulsed dye laser no treatment Total Comments
AnswerFollow-up AnswerFollow-up AnswerFollow-up
Continuous baselines 29, 88
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Gender/Racial descent 8
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33
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Lesion location No data entered.
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 14 10
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14 10
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14 10
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14 10
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0 0
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14 10
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14 10
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Lesion extent number of people 14 10
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Lesion extent number of people No data entered.



Results & Comparisons


Results Data
Outcome: Lack of histological clearance      Population: All Participants
Time Point Measure pulsed dye laser no treatment


NR years

N Analyzed 14 10
Counts 4 8
Outcome: Adverse events: other      Population: All Participants
Time Point Measure pulsed dye laser no treatment


immediately after treatment years

N Analyzed 14 10
Counts 14 0
Outcome: Adverse events: other      Population: All Participants
Time Point Measure pulsed dye laser no treatment


at time of excision years

N Analyzed 14 10
Counts 3 0
Outcome: Adverse events: other      Population: All Participants
Time Point Measure pulsed dye laser no treatment


at time of excision years

N Analyzed 14 10
Counts 3 0
Outcome: Adverse events: other      Population: All Participants
Time Point Measure pulsed dye laser no treatment


at time of excision years

N Analyzed 14 10
Counts 1 0


Quality Dimensions
Dimension Value Notes Comments
RCT:....Adequate generation of a randomized sequence reported No Data
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RCT:....Adequate allocation concealment reported No Data
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RCT:....Adequate blinding of PATIENTS reported No
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RCT:....Adequate blinding of PROVIDERS reported No Data
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ALL....Adequate blinding of OUTCOME ASSESSORS reported No Data
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ALL.....Incomplete results data: are more than 20% missing for any eligible outcome in any group? No
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ALL.....Selective Reporting (judgement - put directly into notes field). probably
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RCT.....Is the treatment effect by Intention to treat? Yes
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ALL....Group similarity at baseline. No Data
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ALL....Additional Bias: Bias due to problems not covered elsewhere. (judgement - put directly into notes field)
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ALL (with AE results)....Were reported adverse events (of interest) precisely defined No
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Overall, by outcome (judgement - put directly into notes field) It is very difficult to assess quality based on the abstract alone
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ALL.....Incomplete results data: Is there differential missingness (more than 20%) between arms for any eligible outcome? No
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