Submited on: 01 Feb 2013 12:29:51 AM GMT
Published on: 01 Feb 2013 06:27:46 AM GMT

  • What are the main claims of the paper and how important are they?

    To assess the usefullness of these two predictors in colorectal cancer patients

  • Are these claims novel? If not, please specify papers that weaken the claims to the originality of this one.


  • Are the claims properly placed in the context of the previous literature?


  • Do the results support the claims? If not, what other evidence is required?


  • If a protocol is provided, for example for a randomized controlled trial, are there any important deviations from it? If so, have the authors explained adequately why the deviations occurred?


  • Is the methodology valid? Does the paper offer enough details of its methodology that its experiments or its analyses could be reproduced?


  • Would any other experiments or additional information improve the paper? How much better would the paper be if this extra work was done, and how difficult would such work be to do, or to provide?

    The author mentions that hypoalbuminemia does not cause wound infection.

    actually it causes wound dehiscence & delayed wound healing. it also leads to decrease in anastomotic strength if attempted in such patients.

  • Is this paper outstanding in its discipline? (For example, would you like to see this work presented in a seminar at your hospital or university? Do you feel these results need to be incorporated in your next general lecture on the subject?) If yes, what makes it outstanding? If not, why not?

    No...but very nicely written though. sample size could have been more[upto atleast 100].

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  • Experience and credentials in the specific area of science:

    I am working as colorectal & gastrointestinal surgeon for many years at my institute.

  • How to cite:  Belekar D M.Body Mass Index and Serum Albumin as Predictors of Outcome in Colorectal Cancer Patients[Review of the article 'Body Mass Index and Serum Albumin as Predictors of Outcome in Colorectal Cancer Patients ' by Douglas T].WebmedCentral 2013;4(2):WMCRW002493
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