Stapled versus handsewn methods for colorectal anastomosis surgery: a systematic review of randomized controlled trials.

@article{Lustosa2002StapledVH,
  title={Stapled versus handsewn methods for colorectal anastomosis surgery: a systematic review of randomized controlled trials.},
  author={Suzana Ang{\'e}lica da Silva Lustosa and D{\'e}lcio Matos and Alvaro Nagib Atallah and Aldemar de Ara{\'u}jo Castro},
  journal={The Cochrane database of systematic reviews},
  year={2002},
  volume={2},
  pages={CD003144}
}
CONTEXT The interest in the results from comparisons between handsewing and stapling in colorectal anastomoses has been reflected in the progressive increase in the number of clinical trials. These studies, however, do not permit conclusions to be drawn, given the lack of statistical power of the samples analyzed. OBJECTIVE To compare stapling and handsewing in colorectal anastomosis, testing the hypothesis that in colorectal anastomosis the technique of stapling is superior to that of… CONTINUE READING

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