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Meta‐analysis of prognostic factors for amputation following surgical repair of lower extremity vascular trauma

Z. B. Perkins, B. Yet, S. Glasgow, E. Cole, W. Marsh, K. Brohi, T. E. Rasmussen, N. R. M. Tai

Background Lower extremity vascular trauma (LEVT) is a major cause of amputation. A clear understanding of prognostic factors for amputation is important to inform surgical decision‐making, patient counselling and risk stratification. The aim was to develop an understanding of prognostic factors for amputation following surgical repair of LEVT. Methods A...

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Randomized clinical trial of skin closure by subcuticular suture or skin stapling after elective colorectal cancer surgery

S. Kobayashi, M. Ito, S. Yamamoto, Y. Kinugasa, M. Kotake, Y. Saida, T. Kobatake, T. Yamanaka, N. Saito, Y. Moriya

Background The best suture method to prevent incisional surgical‐site infection (SSI) after clean‐contaminated surgery has not been clarified. Methods Patients undergoing elective colorectal cancer surgery at one of 16 centres were randomized to receive either subcuticular sutures or skin stapling for skin closure. The primary endpoint was the rate of incisional SSI. Secondary...