Prospective randomized trial of barbed polyglyconate suture to facilitate vesico-urethral anastomosis during robot-assisted radical prostatectomy: Time reduction and cost benefit

@article{Zorn2012ProspectiveRT,
  title={Prospective randomized trial of barbed polyglyconate suture to facilitate vesico-urethral anastomosis during robot-assisted radical prostatectomy: Time reduction and cost benefit},
  author={Kevin C. Zorn and Quoc-Dien Trinh and Claudio Jeldres and Jan Schmitges and Hugues Widmer and Jean-Baptiste Lattouf and Jesse D Sammon and Dan Liberman and Maxine Sun and Marco Bianchi and Pierre I. Karakiewicz and Rapha{\"e}l Denis and Gagan Gautam and Assaad El-Hakim},
  journal={BJU international},
  year={2012},
  volume={109 10},
  pages={
          1526-32
        }
}
UNLABELLED Study Type - RCT (randomized trial) Level of Evidence 2b. What's known on the subject? and What does the study add? In a previous randomized controlled trial, barbed polyglyconate suture for vesico-urethral anastomosis was associated with more frequent cystogram leaks, longer mean catheterization times and greater suture costs per case. In the current randomized controlled trial, we show that barbed polyglyconate suture is associated with decreased anastomosis time, decreased need to… CONTINUE READING
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