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Table 1 Quality assessment of studies investigating DEB + BMS vs control groups

From: Drug eluting balloons for de novocoronary lesions – a systematic review and meta-analysis

Study Control group(s) Randomization/ allocation concealment Intention to treat analysis Blinded endpoint assessment Premature stopping Reporting of dropouts
DEB-AMI DES, BMS 2 2 2 2 2
Stella et al. DES, BMS 2 2 2 1 2
PEPCAD III DES 1 2 0 1 1
PERFECT EPC-BMS 2 2 1 1 1
BELLO DES 2 2 1 1 2
Herdeg et al. DES, BMS 2 2 1 2 2
Ali et al. DES 2 1 1 1 1
PICCOLETTO DES 2 2 1 2 2
  1. Scoring: 0 points = no information or insufficient. 1 = Sufficient quality. 2 = Good quality.