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Table 1 PICOS principle of inclusion criteria

From: Oncological safety of intrafascial nerve-sparing radical prostatectomy compared with conventional process: a pooled review and meta-regression analysis based on available studies

Criteria Description
Patients Adult men diagnosed as prostate cancer undergoing radical prostatectomy
Intervention Intrafascial nerve-sparing radical prostatectomy, including Veil, Leipzig, curtain dissection, or other techniques approaching fascial planes on the surface of the prostatic capsule or medial/internal to the prostatic fascia, regardless of surgery types
Comparison Conventional interfascial nerve-sparing prostatectomy, regardless of surgery types
Outcomes PSM rates stratified by pathological stages
Study design Surgical series or prospective/retrospective controlled studies, including RCTs
  1. PSM positive surgical margin, RCTs randomized controlled trials