The disappointing quality of published studies on operative techniques for rectovaginal fistulas: a blueprint for a prospective multi-institutional study.

@article{Gttgens2014TheDQ,
  title={The disappointing quality of published studies on operative techniques for rectovaginal fistulas: a blueprint for a prospective multi-institutional study.},
  author={Kevin W A G{\"o}ttgens and Reinier R Smeets and Laurents P. S. Stassen and Geerard Beets and Stephanie O. Breukink},
  journal={Diseases of the colon and rectum},
  year={2014},
  volume={57 7},
  pages={888-98}
}
BACKGROUND Treatment of rectovaginal fistulas is difficult, and many surgical interventions have been developed. The best surgical intervention for the closure of these fistulas is still unclear. OBJECTIVE A systematic review was performed reporting the outcomes of different surgical techniques for rectovaginal fistulas. DATA SOURCES Medline (PubMed, Ovid), Embase (Ovid), and The Cochrane Library databases were searched for eligible articles as well as the references of these articles… CONTINUE READING
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