Safe Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy: Practices, Preparation, and Prevention

Overview

Featured Article


Brunt LM, Deziel DJ, Telem DA, et al. Safe Cholecystectomy Multi-society Practice Guideline and State of the Art Consensus Conference on Prevention of Bile Duct Injury During Cholecystectomy. Ann Surg. 2020;272(1):3-23. doi:10.1097/SLA.0000000000003791

Expert Reviews


Methodological Reviewer: Keith Lillemoe MD, FACS, Harvard University

Clinical Reviewer: Majella Doyle MD, MBA, FACS, Washington University

Clinical Reviewer: Jeff Barkun MD, MSc, FRCSC, McGill University

 

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Questions


Please read the above articles and be prepared to discuss the following:

  1. What is the clinical question being addressed?
  2. Did the review explicitly address a sensible clinical question?
  3. Was the search for relevant studies detailed and exhaustive?
  4. Were the primary studies of high methodologic quality?
  5. Were assessments of studies reproducible?
  6. Were the results similar from study to study?
  7. What are the overall results of the review?
  8. How precise were the results?
  9. Were the clinically important outcomes considered?
  10. State the conclusion.  Have the authors addressed the clinical question posed?
  11. Does the evidence support the conclusion?