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To systematically compare the tacker mesh fixation (TMF) with the suture mesh fixation (SMF) in laparoscopic incisional and ventral hernia (LIVH) repair. Trials evaluating the TMF with the SMF in LIVH repair were analysed using the statistical tool RevMan®. Combined dichotomous and continuous data were expressed as odds ratio (OR) and mean difference (MD),(More)
OBJECTIVE To systematically analyse the effectiveness of delayed-absorbable (Polydioxanone; PDS) versus non-absorbable (Polypropylene; Prolene, and Nylon) for abdominal fascial closure in patients undergoing laparotomy. METHODS Randomised trials evaluating PDS versus Prolene/Nylon for abdominal fascial closure were selected and analysed by using the(More)
The aim of this study was to systematically analyse the clinical trials on the effectiveness of transanal haemorrhoidal de-arterialisation (THD) and stapled haemorrhoidopexy (SH) in the management of haemorrhoidal disease (HD). Clinical trials on the effectiveness of THD and SH in the management of HD were analysed systematically using RevMan®, and combined(More)
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