A systematic review of laparoscopic live-donor nephrectomy

Merlin T, Rao M
Record ID 31999008602
Authors' objectives:

To make recommendations on the safety and efficacy of laparoscopic live-donor nephrectomy, in comparison to the standard open nephrectomy for live donors, on the basis of a thorough and systematic review of the peer-reviewed literature.

Authors' recommendations: This review found that the safety and/or efficacy of the procedure cannot be determined due to an incomplete and/or poor quality evidence-base. A controlled clinical trial, preferably prospective with concurrent controls, is required (to assess safety and efficacy).
Authors' methods: Systematic review
Project Status: Completed
Year Published: 1999
English language abstract: An English language summary is available
Publication Type: Not Assigned
Country: Australia
MeSH Terms
  • Kidney
  • Laparoscopy
  • Living Donors
  • Nephrectomy
  • Tissue Donors
Organisation Name: Australian Safety and Efficacy Register of New Interventional Procedures-Surgical
Contact Address: ASERNIP-S 24 King William Street, Kent Town SA 5067 Australia Tel: +61 8 8219 0900
Contact Name: racs.asernip@surgeons.org
Contact Email: racs.asernip@surgeons.org
Copyright: Australian Safety and Efficacy Register of New Interventional Procedures - Surgical
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