Meta-analysis of health-related quality of life after minimally invasive versus open oesophagectomy for oesophageal cancer.

@article{Kauppila2017MetaanalysisOH,
  title={Meta-analysis of health-related quality of life after minimally invasive versus open oesophagectomy for oesophageal cancer.},
  author={Joonas H Kauppila and S Xie and Asif M Johar and S R Markar and Pernilla Lagergren},
  journal={The British journal of surgery},
  year={2017},
  volume={104 9},
  pages={1131-1140}
}
BACKGROUND The aim of this systematic review and meta-analysis was to compare health-related quality of life (HRQoL) outcomes between minimally invasive and open oesophagectomy for cancer at different postoperative time points. METHODS A search of PubMed (MEDLINE), Web of Science, Embase, Scopus, CINAHL and the Cochrane Library was performed for studies that compared open with minimally invasive oesophagectomy. A random-effects meta-analysis was conducted for studies that measured HRQoL… CONTINUE READING
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