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Table 3 Level 1a/2a studies comparing laparoscopic and open repairs of incisional and ventral hernia

From: Guidelines for laparoscopic treatment of ventral and incisional abdominal wall hernias (International Endohernia Society [IEHS])—Part 2

Author for all citations here No. of patients lap/open Follow up (months) mean/range Hospital stay (days) lap/open Return to activity/work (days) Lap/open Cost lap/open QOL lap/open Acute pain (%) lap/open Chronic pain (%) lap/open Recurrence lap/open
Cassar et al. [205] (19 studies) 1,896 1,598/298 6–53 NR NR NR NR NR 1.8 (4 studies) 0–9 %/0–10 %
Goodney et al. [147] 712 322/ 390 NR 2/4 p = 0.02 NR NR NR NR NR NR
Rudmik et al. [210] (10 studies) 2,060 all lap 34 3.2/2.2 (tacks vs. suture) NR NR NR NR NR 4.5/4.4 (tacks vs suture)
Sains et al. [152] (4 studies) 351,148/203 1–85 RR 3.2 95 % CI −5.4 to 1.15 p = 0.003 NR NR NR NR NR 0.06
Pierce et al. [52] (45 studies) 5,340 4,582/758 17–25 2.4/4.3 p = 0.0004 NR NR NR NR 1.0/0.9 p = 0.93 4.3 %/12.1 % p ≤ 0.0001
LeBlanc et al. [209] (12 studies) 3,434 All lap with or without sutures 6–49 NR NR NR NR NR NR 1.8 %/4 % (with and without sutures)
Bedi et al. [207] (34 studies) 3,266 all lap 29.7 NR NR NR NR 2.75 NR 3.67 %
Müller-Riemenschneider et al. [17] (15 studies) 2008 906/1,102 1–24 3.4 NR NR NR NR 3.6/4.1 p > 0.05 0–20.7 %/0–35 %
Pham et al. [146] (9 studies) 1,066 497/569 2–24 0.8–3.4/1.5–9.06 NR NR NR NR 6.1/4.1 0–13 % 0–20.7 %
Total 20,073 1,6753/3,320 1–85 2.4/4.3 NR NR NR NR 3.6/3 0–20.7 %/0–35 %
  1. Lap laparoscopic, QOL quality of life, NR not recorded