Submited on: 01 Feb 2013 12:29:51 AM GMT
Published on: 01 Feb 2013 06:27:46 AM GMT
The article from Canada is aim to establish the effect of pre-operative serum albumin and body mass index on post-operative outcome, including morbidity, mortality and hospital stay in colorectal cancer patients who undergone resection surgery. The title is “Body mass index and serum albumin as predictors of outcome in colorectal cancer patients”. There have some questions and uncleared issues. The authors should be clarified and be added the following issues in the text. 1. The primary outcome variable is not clear. 2. This study is a retrospective study. It has several limitations of the study. These might be biased. 3. The authors should to be clarified multiple factors affecting the outcome of colorectal cancer, and also be added in the text. 4. The study has a small sample size. 5. Some tables may be summarized in the text. Thank you so much
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