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Table 1 Individual study characteristics

From: Complications and health-related quality of life after robot-assisted versus open radical cystectomy: a systematic review and meta-analysis of four RCTs

Reference No (ORC/RARC) Urinary diversion method Exclusion criteria Age, years (ORC/RARC) Mean (%) Matching outcomes
Nix et al. 2010 [15]
USA
20/21 Extra-corporeal Not surgical candidates
Not allowing randomization Preconceived preference for ORC or RARC
69.2/67.4 (mean) 75.6 1,3,6
Parekh et al.a 2013 [16]
USA
20/20 Unclear Inability to give informed consent, Multiple prior abd and pelvic surgery Morbid obesity
Clinical T4 BC
LN positive BC or retroperitoneal LN Preexisting condition precluding safe pneumoperitoneum
Age <30 or >90
Pregnancy
64.5/69.5 (median) 85 1,3,6
Messer et al.a 2014 [29]
USA
5
Bochner et al. 2015 [17]
USA
58/60 Extra-corporeal Contraindication for Trendelenberg Extensive prior abd surgery 65/ 66 (median) 78.8 2,3,5,7
Khan et al. 2016 [18]
UK
20/20 Extra-corporeal Previous pelvic radiation
T4 or M1
Contraindication for Trendelenberg Extensive prior abd surgery
66.6/68.6 (mean) 87.5 1,2,3,5,6,7
  1. Outcomes: 1: number of patients with complications within 30 days, 2: number of patients with complications within 90 days, 3: length of stay (days), 4: time back to work, 5: quality of life, 6: number of grade 3–5 complications within 30 days, 7: number of grade 3–5 complications within 90 days
  2. aSame population in Parekh and Messer