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Comment & Response
June 9, 2021

Comments and Concerns on the LASER Trial

Author Affiliations
  • 1General Surgery Unit, Esine General Hospital, Department of Surgery, ASST Valcamonica, Breno, Italy
  • 2University of Insubria, Varese, Italy
  • 3Circolo General Hospital, Department of Surgery, ASST Sette Laghi, Varese, Italy
  • 4Esine General Hospital, Department of Surgery, ASST Valcamonica, Breno, Italy
JAMA Surg. 2021;156(10):984. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2021.2244

To the Editor We read with great interest the article by Santos et al1 on the opportunity of treating recurrent, complicated, or symptomatic diverticulitis by conservative management or elective sigmoidectomy and related quality of life (QoL).

We congratulate the authors for their efforts in conducting this randomized clinical trial. However, we would like to raise concerns and make comments on the study design, conduction, and results.

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