Surgical sealant for the prevention of prolonged air leak after lung resection: meta-analysis.

@article{Malapert2010SurgicalSF,
  title={Surgical sealant for the prevention of prolonged air leak after lung resection: meta-analysis.},
  author={Guislain Malapert and Halim Abou Hanna and Pierre Benoit Pag{\`e}s and Alain Bernard},
  journal={The Annals of thoracic surgery},
  year={2010},
  volume={90 6},
  pages={1779-85}
}
BACKGROUND We performed a systematic and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials comparing a surgical sealant with buttressed staple lines using standard methods. The aim of our meta-analysis was to determine the effectiveness and safety of different techniques to reduce the proportion of patients with prolonged air leakage after pulmonary resection. METHODS We searched the Medline, Embase, Science Direct, Food and Drug Administration, Cochrane controlled trials register, and clinical… CONTINUE READING