What is it about?

It is an article that looks at the strong and weak points of the study done by Ismail et al and suggests few points for making such a study better.

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Why is it important?

Meta-analyses are placed top in the hierarchy of levels of evidence and if their results are to be implemented, then academic rigor should be exercised in its appraisal.


It is a good publication whose methodology should be improved and replicated in future studies of similar kind.

Isaac Kobe
Royal College of Surgeons of England

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This page is a summary of: Critical appraisal of a systematic review and meta-analysis comparing regional versus local anaesthesia for arteriovenous fistula creation, The Journal of Vascular Access, October 2019, SAGE Publications,
DOI: 10.1177/1129729819879068.
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