Kees C. J. H. M. van Laarhoven

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BACKGROUND Anterior open treatment of the inguinal hernia with a tension free mesh has reduced the incidence of recurrence and direct postoperative pain. The Lichtenstein procedure rules nowadays as reference technique for hernia treatment. Not recurrences but chronic pain is the main postoperative complication in inguinal hernia repair after Lichtenstein's(More)
BACKGROUND Laparoscopic surgery has several advantages when compared to open surgery, including faster postoperative recovery and lower pain scores. However, for laparoscopy, a pneumoperitoneum is required to create workspace between the abdominal wall and intraabdominal organs. Increased intraabdominal pressure may also have negative implications on(More)
BACKGROUND Since technique modifications of laparoscopic donor nephrectomy, e.g. retroperitoneoscopic donor nephrectomy or hand-assistance, have not shown significant benefit regarding safety or improvement of recovery, further research should focus on improving postoperative recovery. The use of low pressure pneumoperitoneum has shown to significantly(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare the effectiveness of different technique modifications in laparoscopic donor nephrectomy. DESIGN Systematic review and meta-analyses. DATA SOURCES Searches of PubMed, EMBASE, Web of Science and Central from January 1st 1997 until April 1st 2014. STUDY DESIGN All cohort studies and randomized clinical trials comparing fully(More)
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