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Table 1 Flowchart according to CONSORT

From: Comparison of Venae Sectio vs. modified Seldinger Technique for Totally Implantable Access Ports; Portas-trial [ISRCTN:52368201]

  To be assessed for eligibility (n = 280)  
   Total to be excluded (n = 100)
refusal to participate (n = 40)
not meeting inclusion criteria prior to surgery (n = 20)
no cephalic vein present (n = 20)
other reasons (n = 20)
  To be randomized (n = 180)  
Experimental Group   Control Group
To be allocated to intervention (n = 90)
receive allocated intervention (n = 80)
don't receive allocated intervention (n = 10)
  To be allocated to intervention (n = 90)
receive allocated intervention (n = 80)
do not receive allocated intervention (n = 10)
To be analyzed (n = 80)   To be analyzed (n = 80)