Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Thermal Ablation Versus Surgical Nephrectomy for Small Renal Tumours

  title={Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Thermal Ablation Versus Surgical Nephrectomy for Small Renal Tumours},
  author={K. Katsanos and L. Mailli and M. Krokidis and A. McGrath and T. Sabharwal and A. Adam},
  journal={CardioVascular and Interventional Radiology},
  • K. Katsanos, L. Mailli, +3 authors A. Adam
  • Published 2014
  • Medicine
  • CardioVascular and Interventional Radiology
  • PurposeA systematic review was undertaken to provide a meta-analysis of clinical trials comparing thermal ablation with surgical nephrectomy for small renal tumours.MethodsPubMed (MEDLINE), EMBASE, AMED, and Scopus were searched in August 2013 for eligible prospective or retrospective comparative trials following the PRISMA selection process. Thermal ablation was compared with surgical nephrectomy. Quality of included studies was assessed on the Newcastle-Ottawa Scale (NOS). The primary… CONTINUE READING

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