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The use of “harmonic scalpel” versus “knot tying” for conventional “open” thyroidectomy: results of a prospective randomized study

The use of “harmonic scalpel” versus “knot tying” for conventional “open” thyroidectomy: results... Langenbecks Arch Surg (2008) 393:627–631 DOI 10.1007/s00423-008-0380-9 CURRENT CONCEPTS IN ENDOCRINE SURGERY The use of “harmonic scalpel” versus “knot tying” for conventional “open” thyroidectomy: results of a prospective randomized study Celestino Pio Lombardi & Marco Raffaelli & Americo Cicchetti & Marco Marchetti & Carmela De Crea & Rossella Di Bidino & Luigi Oragano & Rocco Bellantone Received: 19 May 2008 /Accepted: 16 June 2008 /Published online: 15 July 2008 Springer-Verlag 2008 Abstract higher in KT group patients (P<0.001). Overall, no Purpose We evaluated the safety and cost-effectiveness of significant difference was found between the two groups the harmonic scalpel (HS) during conventional “open” concerning the charges of the hospitalisation (P=NS). thyroidectomy (CT). Conclusions HS is a safe alternative to KT, allowing for a Materials and methods Two hundred patients scheduled for significant reduction of operative time without increasing conventional total thyroidectomy (TT) were included in the complications rate and overall costs and probably better study and randomly assigned to TT with the use of HS (HS utilization of health resources. group) or with knot tying technique (KT group). . . Results Mean operative time was significantly shorter in Keywords Cost-effectiveness Harmonic scalpel the HS group (P<0.001), as well as http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Langenbeck's Archives of Surgery Springer Journals

The use of “harmonic scalpel” versus “knot tying” for conventional “open” thyroidectomy: results of a prospective randomized study

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Publisher
Springer Journals
Copyright
Copyright © 2008 by Springer-Verlag
Subject
Medicine & Public Health; Vascular Surgery ; Traumatic Surgery ; Thoracic Surgery ; Cardiac Surgery ; Abdominal Surgery ; General Surgery
ISSN
1435-2443
eISSN
1435-2451
DOI
10.1007/s00423-008-0380-9
pmid
18626654
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Abstract

Langenbecks Arch Surg (2008) 393:627–631 DOI 10.1007/s00423-008-0380-9 CURRENT CONCEPTS IN ENDOCRINE SURGERY The use of “harmonic scalpel” versus “knot tying” for conventional “open” thyroidectomy: results of a prospective randomized study Celestino Pio Lombardi & Marco Raffaelli & Americo Cicchetti & Marco Marchetti & Carmela De Crea & Rossella Di Bidino & Luigi Oragano & Rocco Bellantone Received: 19 May 2008 /Accepted: 16 June 2008 /Published online: 15 July 2008 Springer-Verlag 2008 Abstract higher in KT group patients (P<0.001). Overall, no Purpose We evaluated the safety and cost-effectiveness of significant difference was found between the two groups the harmonic scalpel (HS) during conventional “open” concerning the charges of the hospitalisation (P=NS). thyroidectomy (CT). Conclusions HS is a safe alternative to KT, allowing for a Materials and methods Two hundred patients scheduled for significant reduction of operative time without increasing conventional total thyroidectomy (TT) were included in the complications rate and overall costs and probably better study and randomly assigned to TT with the use of HS (HS utilization of health resources. group) or with knot tying technique (KT group). . . Results Mean operative time was significantly shorter in Keywords Cost-effectiveness Harmonic scalpel the HS group (P<0.001), as well as

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Langenbeck's Archives of SurgerySpringer Journals

Published: Jul 15, 2008

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