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Table 4 Level 2b/3 studies comparing laparoscopic vs open repair 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 Mean follow-up (months) lap/open Hospital stay days (range) lap/open Return to activity/work (days) lap/open Cost ($) lap/open QOL lap/open Acute pain lap/open Chronic pain lap/open Recur-rence lap/open (%)
Park et al. [157] 105 49/56 24.1/53.7 3.4/6.5 p < 0.001 NR NR NR NR NR 21/3
DeMaria et al. [167] 39 21/18 12–24 0.8/4.4 p < 0.05 NR Initial and readmission cost 8,273 ± 2,950/12,461 ± 5,987 p < 0.05 NR Analgesic use 10 versus 79 % p < 0.05 NR 5/0
McKinlay et al. [208] 170 69 Recurrent 101 Primary 19/27 NR NR NR NR NR 2.8 %/0 % in recurrent versus primary 7 Recur-rent 5 Primary p = 0.53
Lomanto et al. [113] 100 50/50 20.8 2.7/4.7 p = 0.044 NR NR NR VAS 2.9/4.1 p = 0.001 NR 2/10
Olmi et al. [154] 50 25/25 9/24.5 NR NR NR NR NR NR 2/0
Bingener et al. [73] 360 127/233 36/25 0.9 ± 1.4/1.4 ± 2.0 p = 0.01 NR NR NR NR NR 9/12 p = 0.36
Ching et al. [211] 168 all lap 42 mor-bidly obese/124 nonobese 19 NR NR NR NR NR Obese/nonobese 5 %/10 % p = 0.5 Obese/nonobese 10/13 p = 0.78
Ceccarelli et al. [212] 181 94/87 38 NR NR NR NR NR NR 2.1/6.9 p > 0.05
Kurmann et al. [87] 125 69/56 32.5/65 6 (1–23)/7 (1–67) p = 0.001 21/42 p > 0.05 NR NR NR VAS 0.5/0.6 p > 0.05 18/16 p = 0.6
Total 960 435/525 24.8/34.4 (7 studies) 2.7/4.6 (5 studies) 21/42 (1 study) 8,273 ± 2,950/12,461 ± 5,987 (1 study) NR 2.9/4.1p = 0.001 (1 study) 0.5/0.6 p > 0.05 (1 study) 8.4/6.8 (7 studies)
  1. Lap laparoscopic, QOL quality of life, NR not recorded, VAS visual analog scale