Robot-assisted radical prostatectomy compared with open and laparoscopic approaches: a systematic review and meta-analysis.

@article{Moran2013RobotassistedRP,
  title={Robot-assisted radical prostatectomy compared with open and laparoscopic approaches: a systematic review and meta-analysis.},
  author={Patrick S. Moran and M. L. O'neill and Conor Teljeur and Martin J Flattery and Linda A Murphy and Gordon Smyth and M{\'a}ir{\'i}n Ryan},
  journal={International journal of urology : official journal of the Japanese Urological Association},
  year={2013},
  volume={20 3},
  pages={
          312-21
        }
}
Medline and Embase were searched for studies comparing robot-assisted radical prostatectomy with open prostatectomy and conventional laparoscopic prostatectomy. Random effects meta-analysis was used to calculate a pooled estimate of effect. The 95% prediction intervals are also reported. One randomized study and 50 observational studies were identified. The results show that compared with open surgery, robot-assisted surgery is associated with fewer positive surgical margins for pT2 tumors… CONTINUE READING
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