Long-term survival following laparoscopic and open colectomy for colon cancer: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials.

@article{Theophilus2014LongtermSF,
  title={Long-term survival following laparoscopic and open colectomy for colon cancer: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials.},
  author={M Theophilus and Cameron Platell and Katrina Spilsbury},
  journal={Colorectal disease : the official journal of the Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland},
  year={2014},
  volume={16 3},
  pages={O75-81}
}
AIM Large randomized clinical trials comparing long-term survival after laparoscopic and open colectomy for large bowel cancer show equivalence, but meaningful analysis of data by stage has not been possible due to the small numbers of patients in individual trials. The aim of this meta-analysis was to improve statistical power by combining data to enable assessment of survival for individual stages. METHOD A systematic review and meta-analysis was conducted through a computerized search of… CONTINUE READING
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