Weighing the evidence

Benefits and risks

Andrew I. Brill, James W. Fleshman, Bruce Ramshaw, Steven D. Wexner, Orit Kaidar-Person

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Abstract

Options are available to patients and referring physicians when surgery is necessary for many common conditions. The choice of treatment should be tailored to a patient's condition and concerns. The outcomes of numerous studies and large trials suggest that MIPs may be a safe alternative to traditional open surgery with benefits to many patients. No MIP is without complications, however, and surgeons who have extensive experience in a particular procedure should be selected for referral. Nevertheless, MIPs appear to result in faster recovery, fewer complications and better cosmesis in general, and offer additional procedure-specific benefits with efficacy and safety that are similar to traditional approaches. More data are needed to determine whether laparoscopic hysterectomy is equivalent to vaginal hysterectomy, and large, randomized, controlled trials are necessary to confirm the benefits of laparoscopic ventral hernia repair compared with open repair.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)5-18
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of Family Practice
Volume54
Issue number11 SUPPL.
StatePublished - Nov 2005
Externally publishedYes

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Ventral Hernia
Vaginal Hysterectomy
Herniorrhaphy
Hysterectomy
Referral and Consultation
Randomized Controlled Trials
Outcome Assessment (Health Care)
Physicians
Safety
Therapeutics
Surgeons

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  • Family Practice

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Brill, A. I., Fleshman, J. W., Ramshaw, B., Wexner, S. D., & Kaidar-Person, O. (2005). Weighing the evidence: Benefits and risks. Journal of Family Practice, 54(11 SUPPL.), 5-18.

Weighing the evidence : Benefits and risks. / Brill, Andrew I.; Fleshman, James W.; Ramshaw, Bruce; Wexner, Steven D.; Kaidar-Person, Orit.

In: Journal of Family Practice, Vol. 54, No. 11 SUPPL., 11.2005, p. 5-18.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Brill, AI, Fleshman, JW, Ramshaw, B, Wexner, SD & Kaidar-Person, O 2005, 'Weighing the evidence: Benefits and risks', Journal of Family Practice, vol. 54, no. 11 SUPPL., pp. 5-18.
Brill AI, Fleshman JW, Ramshaw B, Wexner SD, Kaidar-Person O. Weighing the evidence: Benefits and risks. Journal of Family Practice. 2005 Nov;54(11 SUPPL.):5-18.
Brill, Andrew I. ; Fleshman, James W. ; Ramshaw, Bruce ; Wexner, Steven D. ; Kaidar-Person, Orit. / Weighing the evidence : Benefits and risks. In: Journal of Family Practice. 2005 ; Vol. 54, No. 11 SUPPL. pp. 5-18.
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