Quality-of-life measures after single-access versus conventional laparoscopic cholecystectomy: a prospective randomized study

@article{Ellatif2012QualityoflifeMA,
  title={Quality-of-life measures after single-access versus conventional laparoscopic cholecystectomy: a prospective randomized study},
  author={Mohamed E. Abd Ellatif and Waleed A. Askar and Ashraf El-Sayed Abbas and Nashat Noaman and Ahmed E-S. Negm and Gamal Zakaria El-Morsy and Ayman El Nakeeb and Alaa Magdy and Mahmoud Amin},
  journal={Surgical Endoscopy},
  year={2012},
  volume={27},
  pages={1896-1906}
}
This study aimed to compare the short-term outcomes of single-access laparoscopic cholecystectomy (SALC) and conventional laparoscopic cholecystectomy (CLC). In a prospective study, patients with symptomatic cholelithiasis were randomized to SALC or CLC with follow-up at 1 week, 1 and 6 months. The primary end point of this study was to assess the total outcomes of quality of life using the EuroQoL EQ-5D questionnaire. The secondary end points were postoperative pain, analgesia requirement and… CONTINUE READING

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