Robotic versus Open Partial Nephrectomy: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

@inproceedings{Wu2014RoboticVO,
  title={Robotic versus Open Partial Nephrectomy: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis},
  author={Zhenjie Wu and Mingmin Li and Bing Liu and Chen Cai and Huamao Ye and Chen Lv and Qing Yang and Jing Sheng and Shangqing Song and Le Qu and Liang Xiao and Yinghao Sun and Lin-hui Wang},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2014}
}
OBJECTIVES To critically review the currently available evidence of studies comparing robotic partial nephrectomy (RPN) and open partial nephrectomy (OPN). MATERIALS AND METHODS A comprehensive review of the literature from Pubmed, Web of Science and Scopus was performed in October 2013. All relevant studies comparing RPN with OPN were included for further screening. A cumulative meta-analysis of all comparative studies was performed and publication bias was assessed by a funnel plot… CONTINUE READING