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Table 1 Characteristics of included studies

From: What is the impact of the use of transanastomotic feeding tube on patients with esophageal atresia: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Study Study type Sample size Age at surgery (day) Gestational age (week) Birth weight (kg) weight (kg) NOS
Alabbad SI 2009 OCS (retrospective) TAFT+:9 NA 39.00 ± 2.1 3.13 ± 0.55 NA 7
TAFT-:11 NA 37.64 ± 2.5 2.82 ± 0.69 NA  
Fusco JC 2017 OCS (retrospective) TAFT+:81 2.4 NA NA 2.69 7
TAFT-:29 2.3 NA NA 2.71  
Narayanan SK 2017 OCS (retrospective) TAFT+:14 NA 35.64 ± 2.60 2.30 ± 0.23 NA 7
TAFT-:19 NA 36.52 ± 2.20 2.50 ± 0.32 NA  
Lal DR 2018 OCS (retrospective) TAFT+:231 NA NA NA NA 6
TAFT-:61 NA NA NA NA  
  1. TAFT ransanastomotic feeding tube, OCS observational clinical study, NOS Newcastle-Ottawa scale, NA not available