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Table 2 Summary of the outcomes 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 Sample size Anastomotic leakage Stricture Sepsis Tracheomalacia Gastroesophageal reflux Wound infection Pneumonia
Alabbad SI 2009 TAFT+:9 2 (22%) 2 (22%) 3 (33%) 1 (11%) 0 (0%) 2 (22%) 0 (0%)
TAFT-:11 1 (8%) 4 (36%) 4 (36%) 2 (18%) 3 (27%) 1 (8%) 4 (36%)
Fusco JC 2017 TAFT+:81 12 (15%) 45 (56%) NA NA NA NA NA
TAFT-:29 2 (7%) 5 (38%) NA NA NA NA NA
Narayanan SK 2017 TAFT+:14 2 (14%) 4 (29%) 2 (14%) 4 (29%) 2 (14%) 1 (7%) 7 (50%)
TAFT-:19 2 (11%) 3 (16%) 3 (16%) 1 (5%) 3 (16%) 2 (11%) 2 (11%)
Lal DR 2018 TAFT+:231 111 (48%) 46 (20%) NA NA NA NA NA
TAFT-:61 18 (30%) 8 (13%) NA NA NA NA NA
  1. TAFT transanastomotic feeding tube NA not available