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Table 1 Characteristics of Studies Investigating the Diagnosis of AMC

From: Symptoms and diagnostic criteria of acquired Megacolon - a systematic literature review

Authors Year Study Design No. pts Control
Kantor [7] 1924 Cohort 62 606
Kobak et al. [30] 1962 Case reports 3 0
Rios-Dalenz et al. [31] 1975 Case series 49 25
Goulston [40] 1976 Cohort 82 52
Lane and Todd [19] 1977 Case series 42 0
Taylor et al. [26] 1980 Cohort 15 12
Ryan [29] 1982 Cohort 6 60
Preston et al. [9] 1985 Cohort 20 50
Barnes et al. [20] 1986 Case series 10 0
Stabile et al. [3] 1991 Case series 40 0
Koch et al. [35] 1993 Cohort 6 13
Koch et al. [34] 1996 Cohort 10 10
Gattuso et al. [36] 1996 Case series 3 10
Gattuso et al. [22] 1997 Cohort 48 0
Gattuso et al. [32] 1997 Cohort 6 17
Gattuso et al. [27] 1998 Cohort 1 44
Chen et al. [33] 2002 Cohort 5 24
Lee et al. [23] 2005 Cohort 9 10
Meier-Ruge et al. [37] 2006 Case series 63 21
Wedel et al. [38] 2006 Cohort 8 12
Iantorno et al. [24] 2007 Cohort 9 10
Yoshino et al. [28] 2007 Cohort 4 0
Ohkubo et al. [39] 2014 Cohort 31 16
Total    532 992
  1. Pts Patients, No. number