Small evidence for small incisions: pediatric laparoscopy and the need for more rigorous evaluation of novel surgical therapies.

@article{Rangel2003SmallEF,
  title={Small evidence for small incisions: pediatric laparoscopy and the need for more rigorous evaluation of novel surgical therapies.},
  author={Shawn Rangel and Marion C. W. Henry and Mary Brindle and Richard L Moss},
  journal={Journal of pediatric surgery},
  year={2003},
  volume={38 10},
  pages={1429-33}
}
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE Laparoscopic surgery has been widely adopted for many pediatric surgical diseases for its potential to reduce morbidity and hospital stay. To date, no study has examined the qualitative state of evidence supporting the use of these techniques in children. The authors present a systematic and objective review of this evidence. METHODS The authors identified all clinical reports during the last 10 years for the 3 most common pediatric surgical diseases managed… CONTINUE READING
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