Correction to: Anesthetic technique and cancer outcomes: a meta-analysis of total intravenous versus volatile anesthesia

  • Andrea YapEmail author
  • Maria A. Lopez-Olivo
  • Julia Dubowitz
  • Jonathan Hiller
  • Bernhard Riedel
  • the Global Onco-Anesthesia Research Collaboration Group

Correction à: Technique d’anesthésie et pronostics de cancer : une méta-analyse analyse comparant l’anesthésie intraveineuse totale et l’anesthésie par inhalation

Correction to: Can J Anesth/J Can Anesth (2019) 66:546–561

There was an isolated error relating to the Oh et al.1 study within our recurrence-free survival analysis. When the reported estimates for Oh et al. are corrected, the pooled hazard ratio (HR) is now 0.87; 95% confidence interval (CI), 0.66 to 1.15; P = 0.32.

It is important to note that the Oh et al.1 study incorporates substantial heterogeneity (I2 > 60%; P = 0.02), and after removing the Oh et al. study as per our methods’ description, the effect estimate is 0.79; 95% CI, 0.62 to 1.0; P = 0.05 indicating a borderline protective effect with an acceptable inconsistency score (I2 = 40%; P = 0.16; see attached revised forest plot).



  1. 1.
    Oh TK, Kim K, Jheon S, et al. Long-term oncologic outcomes for patients undergoing volatile versus intravenous anesthesia for non-small cell lung cancer surgery: a retrospective propensity matching analysis. Cancer Control 2018; 25: 1073274818775360.PubMedPubMedCentralGoogle Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of AnaesthesiaNational University HospitalSingaporeSingapore
  2. 2.Department of Anaesthesia, Perioperative and Pain MedicinePeter MacCallum Cancer CentreMelbourneAustralia
  3. 3.Department of General Internal Medicine, Section of RheumatologyThe University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer CenterHoustonUSA
  4. 4.Drug Discovery Biology, Monash Institute of Pharmaceutical SciencesMonash UniversityMelbourneAustralia
  5. 5.Anaesthesia, Pain and Perioperative Medicine Unit & The Sir Peter MacCallum Department of OncologyUniversity of MelbourneMelbourneAustralia

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