The ACTIVE (Acute Cholecystitis Trial Invasive Versus Endoscopic) Study: multicenter randomized, double-blind, controlled trial of laparoscopic versus open surgery for acute cholecystitis.

@article{Catena2013TheA,
  title={The ACTIVE (Acute Cholecystitis Trial Invasive Versus Endoscopic) Study: multicenter randomized, double-blind, controlled trial of laparoscopic versus open surgery for acute cholecystitis.},
  author={Fausto Catena and Luca Ansaloni and Elisa Bianchi and Salomone Di Saverio and Federico Coccolini and Carlo Vallicelli and Daniel Lazzareschi and Massimo Sartelli and Annalisa Amaduzzi and Annalisa Amaduzz and Antonio Pinna},
  journal={Hepato-gastroenterology},
  year={2013},
  volume={60 127},
  pages={1552-6}
}
BACKGROUND/AIMS In some randomized controlled trials laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC) for acute cholecystitis was associated with a shorter hospital stay when compared with open cholecystectomy (OC). These studies were not double blinded and without intention to treat purpose. METHODOLOGY The present study project was a prospective, randomized investigation. The study was performed in the Department of General, Emergency and Transplant Surgery St Orsola-Malpighi University Hospital (Bologna… CONTINUE READING

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