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Table 2 Baseline characteristics of included articles

From: Imaging in disappearing colorectal liver metastases and their accuracy: a systematic review

Ref. Period Type of study Neoadjuvant therapy No. of patients, male (%) Mean age, years (range) Quality score (Newcastle-Ottawa)
Elias et al. [14] 1998–2002 Retrospective cohort Systemic chemotherapy ± HAI 104 (n/a) 52 (40–63) 7
Benoist et al. [13] 1998–2004 Prospective cohort Systemic chemotherapy 586 (68.4) 61 (n.s.) 7
Elias et al. [15] 1999–2004 Retrospective cohort Systemic chemotherapy ± HAI 228 (37.5) 59 (41–70) 7
Auer et al. [16] 2000–2003 Retrospective cohort Systemic chemotherapy ± HAI 435 (73) 53 (n.s.) 9
Tanaka et al. [17] 1998–2007 Retrospective cohort Systemic chemotherapy ± HAI 63 (73.9) 62 (46–77) 9
Goèré et al. [18] 1999–2007 Retrospective cohort Systemic chemotherapy ± HAI 523 (40.7) 52.4 (n.s.) 7
van Vledder et al. [19] 2000–2008 Retrospective cohort Systemic chemotherapy ± biological agents 168 (n.s.) n.s. 9
Ferrero et al. [20] 2004–2008 Retrospective cohort Systemic chemotherapy 171 (75) 62 (n.s.) 7
Park et al. [21] 2008–2011 Retrospective cohort Systemic chemotherapy ± biological agents 87 (77.1) 58.6 (n.s.) 7
Kim et al. [22] 2010–2012 Retrospective cohort Systemic chemotherapy ± biological agents 137 (77.8) 60.3 (n.s.) 8
Arita et al. [23] 2011–2012 Retrospective cohort Systemic chemotherapy ± biological agents 72 (69.4) 61 (42–81) 6
Owen et al. [24] 2008–2014 Retrospective cohort Systemic chemotherapy ± biological agents 23 (n.s.) 53 (37–74) 7
Tani et al. [9] 2010–2014 Retrospective cohort Systemic chemotherapy ± biological agents 82 (50) 57.5 (34–77) 6
Sturesson et al. [25] 2011–2014 Retrospective cohort Systemic chemotherapy ± biological agents 179 (70) 68 (48–83) 7
Oba et al. [8] 2010–2015 Retrospective cohort Systemic chemotherapy ± biological agents 184 (71) 59 (30–81) 6
  1. HAI hepatic arterial infusion chemotherapy, n/a not applicable, n.s. not stated