Updated systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized clinical trials on the role of mechanical bowel preparation before colorectal surgery.

@article{Slim2009UpdatedSR,
  title={Updated systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized clinical trials on the role of mechanical bowel preparation before colorectal surgery.},
  author={Karem Slim and {\'E}ric Vicaut and Marie-V{\'e}ronique Launay-Savary and Caroline M. E. Contant and Jacques Chipponi},
  journal={Annals of surgery},
  year={2009},
  volume={249 2},
  pages={203-9}
}
BACKGROUND Earlier meta-analyses of small randomized trials suggested that mechanical bowel preparation (MBP) should be omitted before colorectal surgery because it does not affect complication rates 0 mortality and may be even harmful; however, more recent large randomized trials suggested an increased occurrence of pelvic abscesses in the absence of MBP. Therefore, an updated large meta-analysis was conducted to re-evaluate the role of MBP in colorectal surgery. Furthermore, the influence of… CONTINUE READING
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