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Table 1 Study and patient characteristics

From: Whether stoma support rods have application value in loop enterostomy: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Study Year Study type Total patients Sample size Age Gener(M/F) BMI The time of placement of the rod(d) Stoma position Follow-up time(d)
rod no rod rod no rod rod no rod rod no rod
Speirs 2005 RCT 57 28 29 59 (IQR44–67) 63 (IQR52–70) N/A N/A 24 24 7 ileum 90
Heung-Kwon 2015 cohort study 32 20 12 58.4 (M45–82) 64.1 (M50–79) 8/4 14/6 21 20.6 28 ileum 90
Franklyn 2016 RCT 151 75 76 43.0 ± 15.8 44.7 ± 15.3 42/33 43/33 N/A N/A 14 colon 90
Whiteley 2016 cohort study 515 260 255 59.7 (16.0) 64.6 (14.4) 154/106 150/105 N/A N/A 12 ileum/colon 90
Uchino 2017 RCT 257 154 154 42.9 ± 15.2 41.9 ± 15.0 91/63 106/48 19.5 19.8 7 ileum 90
Zindel 2017 RCT 78 44 34 64.3 (SD10.5) 59.3 (SD12.3) 34/10 22/12 26.1 26.2 12 ileum 90
  1. RCT randomized controlled trial, IQR quartile spacing, SD standard deviation, M median, BMI Body Mass Index