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Protocol for a systematic review of venous coupler devices versus hand-sewn anastomosis for microsurgical free flap reconstruction

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Background A patent microvascular anastomosis is of paramount importance in free tissue transfer. Anastomotic coupler devices provide an alternative to technically demanding hand-sewn venous anastomosis. Various advantages of these devices have been discussed but previous systematic reviews had methodological flaws or did not perform a meta-analysis. This review aims to evaluate the quality of the evidence and quantify the efficacy and safety of venous couplers compared to ha... Expand abstract
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Peer reviewed

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10.1186/s13643-018-0871-x

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University of Oxford
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MSD
Department:
NDORMS
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0000-0001-6197-4093
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National Institute for Health Research
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Wormald, J
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Academic Clinical Fellow
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BioMed Central
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Systematic Reviews More from this journal
Volume:
7
Article number:
186
Publication date:
2018-11-13
Acceptance date:
2018-11-02
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2046-4053
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pubs:944633
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uuid:1d437f55-45fd-4e7f-b964-ef6dc6103571
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pubs:944633
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944633
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2018-11-20

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