Karem Slim, Eric Vicaut, Marie-VĂ©ronique Launay-Savary, Caroline Contant, Jacques Chipponi
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 different kind of MBP regimes on infectious outcomes was examined...
February 2009: Annals of Surgery
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