Routine drainage for orthotopic liver transplantation.

  title={Routine drainage for orthotopic liver transplantation.},
  author={Kurinchi Selvan Gurusamy and Prashant Ramdas Naik and Brian R. Davidson},
  journal={The Cochrane database of systematic reviews},
BACKGROUND Routine use of abdominal drainage in patients undergoing liver transplantation is controversial. OBJECTIVES To assess the benefits and harms of routine abdominal drainage after orthotopic liver transplantation versus no drainage and to address different drain types. SEARCH STRATEGY We searched the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL) in The Cochrane Library, MEDLINE, EMBASE, Science Citation Index Expanded, and the MetaRegister of Controlled Trials until March… CONTINUE READING

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