Safe Cholecystectomy Multi-Society Practice Guideline and State of the Art Consensus Conference on Prevention of Bile Duct Injury During Cholecystectomy

L. Michael Brunt, MD; Daniel J. Deziel, MD; Dana A. Telem, MD, MPH; Steven M. Strasberg, MD; Rajesh Aggarwal, MD; Horacio Asbun, MD; Jaap Bonjer, MD; Marian McDonald, MD; Adnan Alseidi, MD; Mike Ujiki, MD; Taylor S. Riall, MD, PhD; Chet Hammill, MD; Carol-Anne Moulton, MD; Philip H. Pucher, MD; Rowan W. Parks, MD; Mohammed T. Ansari, MD, MMedSc, MPhil; Saxon Connor, MD; Rebecca C. Dirks, MD; Blaire Anderson, MD; Maria S. Altieri, MD; Levan Tsamalaidze, MD; Dimitrios Stefanidis, MD, PhD


Annals of Surgery. 2020;272(1):3-23. 

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Results of Literature Screening

A total of 2798 records were identified (Figure 1). Following screening for eligibility, 451 records (representing unique studies were included for potential data extraction and assessment of risk of bias. However, 297 studies either incompletely reported outcome data or had poor face validity, obviating detailed data extraction (see Appendix 5, Finally, 154 studies informed this guideline.

Figure 1.

PRISMA search flow diagram demonstrating selection, screening, inclusion, and exclusion of articles for review. See Appendix 5, for studies not included in evidence synthesis.