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Document type:
journal article 
Author(s):
Nitsche, Ulrich; Müller, Tara C; Späth, Christoph; Cresswell, Lynne; Wilhelm, Dirk; Friess, Helmut; Michalski, Christoph W; Kleeff, Jörg 
Title:
The evidence based dilemma of intraperitoneal drainage for pancreatic resection - a systematic review and meta-analysis. 
Abstract:
Routine placement of intraperitoneal drains has been shown to be ineffective or potentially harmful in various abdominal surgical procedures. Studies assessing risks and benefits of abdominal drains for pancreatic resections have demonstrated inconsistent results. We thus performed a systematic review of the literature and meta-analyzed outcomes of pancreatic resections with and without intraoperative placement of drains.A database search according to the PRISMA guidelines was performed for stud...    »
 
Journal title abbreviation:
BMC Surg 
Year:
2014 
Journal volume:
14 
Pages contribution:
76 
Language:
eng 
TUM Institution:
Chirurgiesche Klinik und Poliklinik; Institut für Medizinische Statistik und Epidemiologie