Journal article

Methods of hysterectomy: systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials

N Johnson, D Barlow, A Lethaby, E Tavender, L Curr, R Garry

BMJ-BRITISH MEDICAL JOURNAL | BMJ PUBLISHING GROUP | Published : 2005

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the most appropriate surgical method of hysterectomy (abdominal, vaginal, or laparoscopic) for women with benign disease. DESIGN: Systematic review and meta-analysis. DATA SOURCES: Cochrane Menstrual Disorders and Subfertility Group Trials Register, Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, Medline, Embase, and Biological Abstracts. SELECTION OF STUDIES: Only randomised controlled trials were selected; participants had to have benign gynaecological disease; interventions had to comprise at least one hysterectomy method compared with another; and trials had to report primary outcomes (time taken to return to normal activities, intraoperative visceral injury, and m..

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