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Randomized controlled trials in children's heart surgery in the 21st century: A systematic review

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Randomized controlled trials are the gold standard for evaluating health care interventions, yet are uncommon in children’s heart surgery. We conducted a systematic review of clinical trials in paediatric cardiac surgery to evaluate the scope and quality of the current international literature.

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We searched MEDLINE, CENTRAL and LILACS, and manually screened retrieved references and systematic reviews to identify all randomized controlled trials r...

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Publication status:
Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
Version:
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10.1093/ejcts/ezx388

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Oswald, NK More by this author
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Division:
Medical Sciences Division
Department:
Physiology Anatomy and Genetics
Stickley, J More by this author
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Publisher:
Oxford University Press Publisher's website
Journal:
European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery Journal website
Volume:
53
Issue:
4
Pages:
724-731
Publication date:
2017-11-23
Acceptance date:
2017-10-17
DOI:
EISSN:
1873-734X
ISSN:
1010-7940
Pubs id:
pubs:843715
URN:
uri:396096e1-c303-473f-a866-7c6349db18f3
UUID:
uuid:396096e1-c303-473f-a866-7c6349db18f3
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pubs:843715

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