Outcomes of pediatric laparoscopic fundoplication: a critical review of the literature.

@article{Martin2014OutcomesOP,
  title={Outcomes of pediatric laparoscopic fundoplication: a critical review of the literature.},
  author={Kathryn Martin and Catherine Deshaies and Sherif G S Emil},
  journal={Canadian journal of gastroenterology & hepatology},
  year={2014},
  volume={28 2},
  pages={97-102}
}
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVE Laparoscopic fundoplication for gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is one of the most common procedures performed in children. A critical literature review was performed to evaluate the level and quality of evidence supporting the efficacy of this procedure. METHODS Systematic reviews of the EMBASE, PubMed and CENTRAL databases were conducted to retrieve all articles published over a 15-year period (1996 to 2010) reporting medium- to long-term outcomes (minimum six… CONTINUE READING