Use of Tissue Sealants in Face-Lifts: A Metaanalysis

@article{Por2008UseOT,
  title={Use of Tissue Sealants in Face-Lifts: A Metaanalysis},
  author={Yong Chen Por and Luming Shi and Miny Samuel and Colin Song and Vincent Kok Leng Yeow},
  journal={Aesthetic Plastic Surgery},
  year={2008},
  volume={33},
  pages={336-339}
}
BackgroundThis review sought to determine the efficacy of tissue sealants such as fibrin tissue adhesives and platelet-rich plasma in reducing postoperative drainage, ecchymosis, and edema after face-lift surgery.MethodsThe electronic databases MEDLINE (1966–May 2007) and EMBASE (1974–May 2007) and the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL) were searched for human studies, randomized controlled trials, controlled clinical trials, metaanalyses, and reviews of randomized… 
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