Published in Surgery Litigation and Law Weekly, June 12th, 2009
"We performed a systematic review and meta-analysis of studies directly comparing hand-assisted with pure laparoscopic nephrectomy. We searched PubMed, the OVID database (from 1980), the Biosis previews ISI Web of Knowledge (1926-2007), and abstracts from annual meetings of the American Urological Association (2002-2007). Primary outcomes were operative blood loss, operative time, hospital length of stay, perioperative transfusions, and perioperative complications. We...
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