The safety and efficacy of laparoscopic donor nephrectomy for renal transplantation: an updated meta-analysis.

@article{Yuan2013TheSA,
  title={The safety and efficacy of laparoscopic donor nephrectomy for renal transplantation: an updated meta-analysis.},
  author={Hong Yuan and Lan Liu and S. Lilly Zheng and Li-qing Yang and C Pu and Qiang Wei and Ping Han},
  journal={Transplantation proceedings},
  year={2013},
  volume={45 1},
  pages={65-76}
}
BACKGROUND Currently, the laparoscopic technique is widely used for living donor nephrectomy. Does it provides adequate safety and benefits for the living donor? We performed a meta-analysis to evaluate the safety and efficacy of laparoscopic donor nephrectomy (LDN) as well as an analysis of postoperative quality of life compared with the open donor nephrectomy (ODN). METHODS Eligible studies were identified from electronic databases: Cochrane CENTRAL, PubMed, and EMBASE as of October 2011… CONTINUE READING

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