Results of eVALuate study of hysterectomy techniques: High rate of complications needs explanation

BMJ 2004; 328 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.328.7440.643 (Published 11 March 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;328:643
  1. J Donnez, head (donnez@gyne.ucl.ac.be),
  2. J Squifflet, doctor,
  3. P Jadoul, doctor,
  4. M Smets, doctor
  1. Department of Gynaecology, Catholic University of Louvain, Cliniques Universitaires Saint-Luc, Avenue Hippocrate, 10-B-1200 Brussels, Belgium

    EDITOR—Garry et al conducted two parallel randomised studies to evaluate the effects of laparoscopic hysterectomy compared with abdominal and vaginal hysterectomy.1 The major bias of their method led them to the wrong conclusion.

    The primary end point was the occurrence of major complications, which was as high as 11.1% in the laparoscopic hysterectomy group. This rate is …

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