Randomized controlled trial of the shang ring versus conventional surgical techniques for adult male circumcision: safety and acceptability.

@article{Sokal2014RandomizedCT,
  title={Randomized controlled trial of the shang ring versus conventional surgical techniques for adult male circumcision: safety and acceptability.},
  author={David C. Sokal and Philip Shihua Li and Robert Zulu and Quentin D. Awori and Stephanie L Combes and Raymond O. Simba and Richard Lee and Catherine Hart and Paul Perchal and Hayden J Hawry and Kasonde Bowa and Marc Goldstein and Mark A. Barone},
  journal={Journal of acquired immune deficiency syndromes},
  year={2014},
  volume={65 4},
  pages={447-55}
}
OBJECTIVE To compare clinical profiles of Shang Ring versus conventional circumcisions. DESIGN Parallel group open-label randomized controlled trial with one-to-one allocations in 2 sites. METHODS We enrolled HIV-negative men aged 18-54 years in Homa Bay, Kenya, and Lusaka, Zambia and followed them at 2, 7, 14, 21, 28, 42, and 60 days after Shang Ring versus conventional circumcision. We compared the duration of surgery, postoperative pain using a visual analog scale, adverse events rates… CONTINUE READING
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