COLLECTIVE REVIEWMinimally Invasive Colorectal Resection Outcomes: Short-term Comparison with Open ProceduresNoel, Kay J. PhD*; Fahrbach, Kyle PhD*; Estok, Rhonda RN, BSN*,*; Cella, Catherine BA*; Frame, Diana MEM*; Linz, Heather BA*; Cima, Robert R. MD, FACS†; Dozois, Eric J. MD, FACS†; Senagore, Anthony J. MD, FACS‡ Author Information *United BioSource Corporation (formerly MetaWorks, Inc), Medford, MA †Department of Surgery, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, MN ‡Department of Surgery, Medical University of Ohio, Toledo, OH Competing Interests Declared: This systematic review and metaanalysis was funded by Ethicon Endo-Surgery. Authors affiliated with United BioSource Corporation (Noel, Fahrbach, Estok, Cella, Frame, Linz) worked in collaboration with independent external authors (Senagore, Cima, and Dozois). During the past 3 years, Dr Dozois has done consulting work and received honoraria from Ethicon Endo-Surgery, and Dr Senagore has served on the Advisory Board of Ethicon Endo-Surgery. No other authors have competing interests with Ethicon Endo-Surgery. *Correspondence address: Rhonda Estok, RN, BSN, United BioSource Corporation, 10 Presidents Landing, Medford, MA 02155. Submitted June 30, 2006; revised and accepted October 4, 2006. Journal of the American College of Surgeons: February 2007 - Volume 204 - Issue 2 - p 291-307 doi: 10.1016/j.jamcollsurg.2006.10.002 Buy Metrics Abstract Abbreviations and Acronyms: DEF: data extraction form; IBD: inflammatory bowel disease; MIS: minimally invasive surgery; OR: odds ratio; RCT: randomized controlled trial. © 2007 by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.