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Table 2 Overview of included studies

From: The comparison of STA-MCA bypass and BMT for symptomatic internal carotid artery occlusion disease: a systematic review and meta-analysis of long-term outcome

Author Year Mean follow-up (months) Patients (n) Interventions (n) Any stroke or death within 2 years
STA-MCA bypass BMT
Tanahashi et al. 1985 29 60 38 22 42
IEIBS 1985 55.8 1377 663 714 413
Powers et al. 2011 24 195 97 98 40
Ogawa et al. 2012 24 206 103 103 24
Grubb et al. 2013 20 ± 3 190 93 98 6
Ma et al. 2016 24 195 97 98 42
Nahab et al. 2019 24 195 97 98 42
  1. STA-MCA bypass Superficial temporal artery-middle cerebral artery bypass, BMT Best medical therapy, RCT Randomized controlled trial, NA Not available, IEIBS an International multicenter randomized controlled study, IEIBS, funded by the US National Institutes of Health