Meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials on the safety and effectiveness of early versus delayed laparoscopic cholecystectomy for acute cholecystitis.

@article{Gurusamy2010MetaanalysisOR,
  title={Meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials on the safety and effectiveness of early versus delayed laparoscopic cholecystectomy for acute cholecystitis.},
  author={Kurinchi Selvan Gurusamy and Kumarakrishnan Samraj and Christian N Gluud and Elena Wilson and Brian R. Davidson},
  journal={The British journal of surgery},
  year={2010},
  volume={97 2},
  pages={141-50}
}
BACKGROUND : In many countries laparoscopic cholecystectomy for acute cholecystitis is mainly performed after the acute episode has settled because of the anticipated increased risk of morbidity and higher conversion rate from laparoscopic to open cholecystectomy. METHODS : A systematic review was performed with meta-analysis of randomized clinical trials of early laparoscopic cholecystectomy (ELC; performed within 1 week of onset of symptoms) versus delayed laparoscopic cholecystectomy… CONTINUE READING
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